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Dr. SPA is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in school she spent a year training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clerkship and was the recipient of The Maryland Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Award in 2015. Dr. SPA also served as the vice-president of the American Student Dental Association at the University of Maryland. Dr. SPA is very active in pursuing continuing education. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She is also certified in Invisalign treatments, often used as an alternative to conventional braces. Dr. SPA strongly believes that patient education is the first step to any treatment and is more than happy to answer any questions!
Verified Patient Reviews
My first time visiting the office was great! The office is cozy and feels more like a spa than a traditional dentist office. Although I did a routine examine and cleaning, the doctor explained each part of the process more than any dentist I'd visited in the past. The doctor, reception person and dental assistant were also very pleasant. I haven't always found offices where the entire staff was kind so this was a pleasant surprise.
Great, professionally atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Dr. Arora was very helpful and thorough, mindful of pricing/insurance issues, and had great bedside manner. Highly recommended!
Beautiful office space (free Voss water and Pellegrino!), clean and modern looking. Convenient location to many offices. The doctor was very friendly and the appt did not feel rushed at all. I recommended her to several of my friends and will be back in 6 months!
This was my first appointment with Dr. Pahwa. I filled out some information on ZocDoc and they were courteous enough to copy over much of the information into their system, which saved me a ton of time on paperwork. Much appreciated! Dr. Pahwa really focused on teaching as she worked through the appointment. She made sure I understood what I was looking at, and ways to improve my health. I also appreciate how transparent and upfront they are about costs - she actually checked with my insurance company to get a quote for additional services before I left the office! I'm so happy I found this practice!
Dr. SPA and her staff were so pleasant and professional. Almost forgot I was at the dentist...LOL So GLAD I found this place!
They were extremely friendly and professional, and they were very flexible with my insurance situation. They made every effort to make it a pleasant visit. The space is beautiful and clean, and you can tell that they are dedicated to what they do. Thank you for a great experience!
Probably the best dental appointment I have ever had. Calm, collected atmosphere. Professional and friendly.
Simple explanations, great care, friendly, and an awesome office. Dr. SPA has put tons of work into the office and it shows.
Dr. Aurora was excellent. Her compassion shines and she provides clear concise explanations of discoveries. Additionally, I felt at ease during work performed.
So happy to finally find a good dentist in DC! Highly recommend.
Everyone was quick and helpful! They were very transparent about what they were doing and in explaining what I can do better. The office is nice and new with the most updated technology.
Everyone in the office was very professional and friendly. I was seen right away and the appointment moved quickly. Dr. Arora answered all of my questions and tailored the appointment to meet my needs. The only critique is that the cleaning (done by the dental hygienist) didn't seem very thorough.
She is very smart and personable. She is also very quick and efficient.
Dr. Shebani is very warm and kind and made me feel very comfortable during a much dreaded dental appointment. Would highly recommend to anyone who is in any way nervous about going to the dentist!
My visit to SpaDental was refreshingly calm and pretty seamless. It is a brand new office with a very zen feel (not sterile or old-school doctor's office). The staff was very friendly, and although they were still being trained and at times did not know exactly what to do, my experience was still very positive. Dr. Shebani Pahwa Arora was very good at giving directions to the staff and very thorough, detail oriented, and listened to what I was telling her about my dental history. Her bedside manner was top notch and she was very gentle in her approach. Her work on my 2 teeth seem to be perfect so far! She also explained what she was doing and why she was doing it, and told me about my options. As the office works out the minor kinks of opening a new business, I anticipate my experiences will get even better!
It was the best dental experience I’ve had. Great dentist and assistants. Very well run organization.