Meet the Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptions patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and the team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

 David P. Cote, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Dr. David P. Cote, Arlington dentistFor over forty years as a general dentist, I have pursued excellence through lifelong learning. Through these efforts, I have achieved the status of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and have been board certified by the American Board of General Dentistry. Additionally, I am a Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I believe in the value of organized dentistry and the ethical values espoused by those organizations. Thus, I am also a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.

Dr. Cote graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and completed his dental studies at the University of Maryland in 1979. Upon graduation he began his career in the Navy Dental Corps which took him all over the world. He completed a one year Fellowship in General Dentistry at the Naval Dental Center in San Diego and a two year Comprehensive Dentistry residency at the Naval Post Graduate Dental School in Bethesda. He also served as Assistant Director of the Fellowship Program and as Assistant Professor at the Naval Dental School before retiring in 2003 to start private practice.

Vickie Patel, DMD, MBS

Dr. Patel is a native of Boise, Idaho. She has been no stranger to academic achievement. After graduating from Oregon State University with a B.S, degree in Biology, she moved east and achieved her M.B.S. in Oral Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Following that accomplishment, she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in Boston, where she was awarded her D.M.D. degree. While at Tufts, she conducted her research in Botulinum Toxin A and dermal fillers and was able to serve as Teaching Assistant in the Fixed Prosthodontics Department and the Emergency Clinic. She most recently worked in the South End Community Health Center in Boston.

 As she also believes in the value of organized dentistry and the ethical values espoused by those organizations, Dr. Patel is a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.

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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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