Dr. Mustafa Al-Karagholi has been practicing general dentistry and prosthodontics for 25 years. Throughout his years of experience, he continuously pursued advanced continuing education courses and post-doctoral programs, especially in the areas of cosmetic, restorative and implant constructive dentistry.
He finished three years of the combined prosthodontics program at Loyola University in Chicago and Hines VA Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Al-Karagholi uses his extensive experience in the art and science of his specialty to transform hundreds of the most challenging cosmetic problems into beautiful smiles. Changing people’s lives one smile at a time, he is devoted to creating excellence in all phases of patient care.
Dr. Al-Karagholi’s commitment to perfection made him join and become an Alumni of The Dawson Academy, where he developed his conviction that every beautiful smile he creates should be long-lasting and should provide his patients with the best in function and comfort. He enjoys helping his patients restore their mouths to optimal health and function, including placing and restoring dental implants (i.e. full arch implant restorations).
Dr. Al-Karagholi believes that successful dental care comes from careful analysis of the patient’s oral conditions and from listening to the patient’s concerns and desires. He also believes that educating people about their dental condition and the variety of treatment options available to solve their dental problems will empower them to make the right decision for their oral health needs.
As one of the top ten graduates in his class from the University of Baghdad College of Dentistry, Dr. Al-Karagholi had the privilege to serve as a clinical instructor in the same school and became a faculty member after he finished his master’s degree in prosthetic dentistry.
Dr. Adnan Al-Karagholi has been practicing in Northern Virginia for three years. He attended James Madison University for his Bachelor of Science in health science and later went on the graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019. Dr. Adnan takes continuing education courses multiple times per year. Most recently, he has completed the surgical component of the AIC master course, a veneer master course, and an endodontics course. Dr. Adnan is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
Dr. Adnan’s goal as a dentist is to provide optimal patient care where education and comfort play a central role in patient experience. He values the importance of informed consent in a procedure and believes that patient care is best when the patient believes in the treatment. During treatment, his number one priority is patient comfort, and he achieves this by actively listening and communicating with his patients from the beginning to the end. Prior to starting treatment, Dr. Adnan explains the procedure in detail. During the treatment, he walks the patient through every step he will take so that they feel like they are in the know and have an active voice to express any concerns. This often leads to the patient feeling more comfortable going into procedures and more confident in their smile post treatment.
His passion for patient education has grown into an online presence. Dr. Adnan is a social media creator known as Dr. Don, with over 150K followers and millions of views on Tik-Tok (check him out at @thedontist)! His content focuses on educating patients on proper home care and clinical dentistry. He has had the honor of partnering with a number of brands promoting products that he believes can drastically change oral care for patients, including LISTERINE®, Therabreath®, GLO teeth whitening, Fresh-Tips® and Ortho-Buddy. Dr. Adnan is passionate about preventative health and patient education because he truly believes that in many instances, prevention is better than the cure. He incorporates this educational motif in his day-to-day practice of clinical dentistry and many patients have benefited from the well-researched information he has shared with them surrounding oral hygiene and dental care.
Dr. Ali Fahimi obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Upon graduation from dental school, he was honored with the Quintessence Award in Restorative Dentistry upon graduation for clinical excellence and outstanding achievement. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and loves having the opportunity to provide exceptional dental care to his community. His warm and empathetic chairside manner has endeared him to patients of all ages, making each visit a comfortable and positive experience. As a true advocate for lifelong learning, Dr. Fahimi remains deeply committed to advancing his knowledge in dentistry. He completed a coveted clerkship in digital dentistry where he gained advanced proficiency in cutting-edge technologies to enhance precision, efficiency, and patient outcomes. He continues to explore the latest innovations in dentistry to provide the highest standard of care to his patients. Dr. Fahimi is also dedicated to patient education and community engagement. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Northern Virginia Dental Society.