Experienced & professional dental care.

High standards exceptional results.

Perfecting your smile is our first priority.

Welcome to The Dental Office at River House in Pentagon City Arlington

David P. Cote, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Vickie Patel, DMD, MBS

Your smile is an amazing thing! It is the window to your feelings, your warmth, your conviviality, your joy. Repressing your smile because of unhealthy or unsightly teeth or gums can only help hide the wonder that is you. This practice is oriented to effect four primary goals:

  • Relieve discomfort or embarrassment
  • Establish and maintain oral health.
  • Establish and maintain a stable and harmonious function.
  • Create and maintain a pleasing and aesthetic smile.

If any of these are your goals, we invite you to experience our practice and "Enjoy the Moments that Make You Smile!"  

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We also encourage you to visit our patient education videos which provide valuable information on dental procedures and treatment options.  

Technology and Education 

Advanced dental technology and ongoing continuing education combine with our “patient first” approach to produce outstanding results that you can depend on. Your health is our top priority and every procedure is carried out with a gentle touch using the highest quality materials and the latest technology.  

Digital x-rays, panoramic x-rays, dental lasers, cavity detection software, and advanced cancer screening devices, are just a few of the cutting-edge resources we use to provide you with the personalized care you deserve. We have many treatments available to meet your goals, including:

At The Dental Office at River House, our goal is to give you something to smile about! Conservative treatment using the latest technology is how we accomplish that goal. We are located on the bottom level of the River House apartment building on the corner of S. Joyce St. and Army Navy Drive, across from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Call us today and schedule a comprehensive evaluation so we can get you started on the path to optimal oral health!


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  •  New Patient Exams

  •  Brushing & Flossing 

  •  Teeth Whitening

  •  Crowns & Bridges

  •  Veneers 

  • Composite Fillings

  •  Root Canal Therapy

  •  Wisdom Teeth

  • and more...

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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Testimonials.Read what people are saying about us.


All service was great! My dental technician did an excellent cleaning and I love their computer program that shows your potential cavities. I was able to see for myself whether I had problems or not.

I felt like they did not over-recommend things and were supportive of preventative methods and giving teeth the chance to bounce back with proper hygeine before jumping to "You need a filling". I had some questions, and they had no problem answering them

Elle B. , Arlington VA

10 Stars if Possible!
After the cleaning Dr. Cotes came in and he was great as well. He gave me a full dental exam and even took time to explain the clicking I get in my jaw. He gave me multiple options for teeth whitening and even told me the prices so there would be no up front surprises depending on which method I went with. He took the time to answer any question a threw at him and without trying to rush me out for the next patient. Not really sure what Megan S. is talking about in her review but I did see her only other review on the site was negative as well...just sayin...

I would give Dr. Cotes and his staff 10 stars if it was possible. Everyone knows going to the Dentist is a crappy process. I didn't think it was this possible to have a decent time at the Dentist Office and be taken care of in a timely manor!!!

Dustin S. , Arlington VA

Dr. Cote is just that good. I was referred to Dr. Cote by a friend at work, and I am SO thankful for that reference. The man is a consummate professional, has a friendly staff and has provided me with nothing short of stellar care for the last year. He explained things to me that my lifelong dentist never took the time to do before (like, how I can proactively strengthen the enamel on my teeth). He's got hi-tech gear that indicated areas where future problems might crop up and he's kept an eye on them during every return visit. I have never felt empowered and reassured in a dentist's office, but Dr. Cote is that good.

Dentistry can be a very personal enterprise, and since I had the same dentist since birth, finding a new dentist in DC was a harrowing experience. I actually walked out of three dentists offices (too sketchy for my tastes) before settling going to Dr. Cote. I live in the District, but I'm willing to suffer the indignity of Pentagon City just to have Dr. Cote take care of my teeth.

Evan M. , Washington DC

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