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Dr. Shebani Pahwa Arora, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

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!

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Maryland, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • The Maryland Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1962889618

Office locations

SPA Dental Group

1201 I Street NW, 110A

Washington, DC 20005

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Love Dr. Spa. My wife and I have both made her our DDS in DC.
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Efficient, pleasant dentist in a lovely office. Doesn’t get better than this.
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Great appointment! The office was so relaxing that it felt like a treat to put my feet up and have my teeth cleaned. I just moved to the area and I am grateful I can cross "Find a dentist" off thelist. I have already recommended SPA Dental Group to several friends since my appointment yesterday.
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She is so gentle and sweet! Always up front about our if pocket costs as well.
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Friendly, professional staff. Thorough, efficient
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. SPA is very upfront about costs. Her staff looks at your insurance coverage and let's you know exactly what you will pay and what your insurance will pay. I appreciate this, and it is refreshing compared to my previous dentistwhere I just got bills with no explanations. Dr. SPA also treats her employees and patients respectfully.
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The entire staff made me feel comfortable and at ease the moment I walked in... though I was still anxious and afraid, I knew I was in good hands after their reassurance and constant communication on what was happening. My initialidea was to visit here then get a second opinion elsewhere and go with who I felt comfortable with since I'm terrified of dentists. I have decided there's no need to go elsewhere and Dr. Arora can never ever go anywhere else... she's the only one I ever want to care for my dental hygiene going forward.
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Dr. Arora is so kind and explains everything that she is about to do. She even checked my insurance plan beforehand and told me what the cost would be of each item before going forward with it.
Less than 3 months ago
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Office is conveniently located and clean. But the bedside manner was poor in my experience.
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I went in for a routine teeth cleaning 7 weeks ago and I still can't eat or chew on that side of my mouth. I had a small cavity that was 'not deep, close to my bite, close to my nerveor severe', per Dr. SPA. This was my first time seeing her since a recent move to the area. Dr. SPA scheduled a filling appt. for me and spent 40 minutes doing a composite filling. After the procedure, I had pain and sensitivity for 4 weeks (normal sensitivity after a filling can last approx. 2-3, per Dr. SPA). I called the office and they scheduled a free consultation to examine the filling and see the cause of my discomfort. She decided to re-do my filling, free of charge, and spent 25 minutes on it, attributing my pain to my bite on the new filling. Since she worked so quickly on my filling my mouth was not numb before the injection. My jaw visible bruised from the shot and was so painful I didn't go to work the next day. It is three weeks later since my filling was redone and I still can't eat on that side of my mouth or drink hot or very cold liquids. I am so upset with my filling issues. I have had multiple fillings in my life with my previous dentist and have never once ever experienced any sensitivity or pain. While the office was beautiful and the staff friendly, the pain and discomfort I have is not worth ever going back to here. Such a small and routine filling should not have caused 7 weeks of pain.
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Beautiful office, both pleasing and relaxing. The staff was wonderful and helpful. Everything was explained to me, they even contacted my insurance and got me a quote so we could make an accurate plan. So amazing, will be back and will tell everyone I know.
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Awesome. she was very sweet and efficient.
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Dr. Spa and her team are amazing. It's not often that I'll talk about my dentist to my friends, but my girlfriend and I both raved about her and her practice to our friends after our first appointment. The office isclean, appealing, and relaxing. The dental assistants and the receptionists are very friendly, and Dr. Spa is friendly, professional, and understanding. Definitely she will be my go-to for as long as I live in the area.
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She was absolutely excellent -- extremely thorough, paid attention to the smallest details, and explained everything clearly. I needed some additional work done with an endodontist and she even helped me price those options.
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I had a great experience on my appointments. Dr. Arora is friendly, efficient and very focused on doing great work.
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Dr. SPA was very informative and walked me through everything they were doing. Her staff are very friendly and professional, and I really enjoyed the office decor...it felt like a spa. :)
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The aesthetic of the office is very chic, new, and inviting. Everyone was courteous and welcoming. Beforehand, we worked to get the pre-authorization and my paperwork uploaded via email, so there wasn't anything to fill out in the office. Thedentist went over the xrays with me on the large screen in the exam room. She was patient and answered questions well. Seems like the dentist and assistant had a good working relationship as well.
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Everyone was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. Explained everything clearly.
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I liked that Dr. Arora explained everything before she did it and also contacted my provider for pricing specifics before I agreed to a follow up appointment.
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Dr. Pahwa was amazing! Very friendly, helpful, transparent, explained everything clearly, etc. The office is brand new, snacks and drinks and the lobby, and little to no waiting time. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Spa was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. She took great care throughout the entire process and was extremely attentive. She was happy to answer any and all questions, and provided explanation for every step. She broke down cost openly. I would highly recommend Dr. Spa to anyone.
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Amazing facilities, staff, and care. More importantly: transparent billing.
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She was excellent from start to finish. I particularly appreciated that she walked through how insurance would cover procedures. Very approachable and relatable.
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Very professional and amazing facility. I will definitely be returning regularly.
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Shebani's approach to dental care was amazing. Her staff was fantastic and I really liked the integration of state of the art technology into her practice.
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It was the most painless dental care I have ever received. Will be returning for follow-up care.
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The office was nice, modern and centrally located. The staff was very friendly and Dr. Spa was awesome.
Less than 6 months ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. SPA. Very professional , kind and knowledgeable!
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Best dentist I've ever gone to! The office is beautiful, and she is attentive, a great listener, and very professional. Highly intelligent dentists, receptionists, assistants, and other staff. Incredible experience.
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Minus the cavities, the appointment was easy, and everything was well explained
Less than 6 months ago
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This was my first visit and it was excellent! The front desk staff were very friendly and quick to get me checked in. The practice is beautiful; it isn't decorated like your standard place but I really liked it. Dr. Spawas fantastic in her bedside manner, explanation of exam and of payment. I have bad dental anxiety and they made everything so much better. Highly recommend!
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Pleasant staff, Knowledgeable, Dr. Pahwa listened to me and my suggestions of what I would like to get done and made me feel very comfortable. It was the greatest experience that I've ever had in a dental visit. I highly recommend this practice.
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This was my first visit. There was an unfortunate technical glitch with the water not working for the mouth irrigation during the cleaning, but they were very professional and found a workaround and I was still finished in under an hour. I will definitely go back.
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Great first time experience - will be where I go for all cleanings.
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The office itself is gorgeous and the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. The doctor was brilliant and caring, and I am thankful to have found such a great dentist on the first attempt in a new city.
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Great experience. Everyone in the office was very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Spa herself is very nice and also very informative. What I especially appreciated about her that I haven't gotten in other dental offices I've been to is her clarityon services, options, and pricing. I highly recommend her and the office!
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Great 1st appointment. I felt comfortable and informed about my dental health. I came for a cleaning and preventive care. The office is very clean and modern, I was offered water upon entering the establishment. Dr. SPA took the time toexplain the exam and cleaning, she explained the rating system used to determine the health of teeth and gums. She prescribed a follow up appointment for some trouble areas. She went over the insurance billing and costs for treatment. I really enjoyed having a dentist clean my teeth at my appointment and not to be only treated by a hygienist. A hygienist was used for polishing. The appointment was quick and painless. I highly recommend this dentist as she is thorough.
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Dr. Shebani explained things at the level I needed to feel like I was making the right decisions. She was incredibly nice to me and her staff (who were also very nice). No pain whatsoever. It was my first dentist appointmentin awhile and my first appointment with her, but I left feeling like I could trust her and she cared about my teeth. A+ !
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She was amazing. All of her staff was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I was dreading my visit to a new dentist but she really made the experience a pleasant one. The office is beautiful and intentionally designedto help patients feel more comfortable and it worked! I couldn't recommend her enough.
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It was great! Dr. Pahwa and staff are very welcoming and explain everything step by step, and help ease anxiety during the appointment. Also, the facility is gorgeous and truly Spa-like!
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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!
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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 thanany 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great, professionally atmosphere. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Arora was very helpful and thorough, mindful of pricing/insurance issues, and had great bedside manner. Highly recommended!
Less than 1 year ago
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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!
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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!
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Dr. SPA and her staff were so pleasant and professional. Almost forgot I was at the dentist...LOL So GLAD I found this place!
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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!
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Probably the best dental appointment I have ever had. Calm, collected atmosphere. Professional and friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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Simple explanations, great care, friendly, and an awesome office. Dr. SPA has put tons of work into the office and it shows.
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