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Our patients are what matter, and we strive to create the best possible outcome for every person that comes to us for treatment. Comments from our satisfied patients and the awards we have received illustrate our dedication to our clients and our success in building long-lasting relationships.

If you are one of our patients, we would love to hear from you. If you have been treated by Dr. Wooddell, please take a moment to submit a review and let us know how we are doing.


“Dr. Wooddell has been my dentist for almost 10 years now and I have nothing but the highest regard for him and his entire professional staff. I first saw Dr. Wooddell for emergency care, and his genuine concern for relieving my pain, and ensuring that I had immediate care of an oral surgeon, truly convinced me to leave my previous dentist and start seeing him. Now, my entire family has Dr. Wooddell as their dentist, and I’ve been encouraging others to consider switching to his practice. Dr. Wooddell’s approach, along with his entire friendly staff, is to be thorough and considerate of every patient. I highly recommend J. Douglas Wooddell Gentle Dentistry.”

Ric H. - Fairfax Station

“I have been a patient of Dr. Wooddell’s for about 5 years. I had gone to my previous dentist every 6 months and had done everything he told me, but when I  arrived at Dr. Wooddell’s doorstep, based on a friend’s recommendation, my teeth and gums were a mess. He and his staff have worked with me to correct all the problems and I can now smile with my teeth showing! It is a small office and I feel close to everyone there – they are so kind and supportive.  I trust Dr. Wooddell and think his work is top notch. Also, the staff and hygenist are all fantastic. A+++!!”

Susan R. - Springfield

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 8 reviews
City or Town: Fairfax

Dr. Wooddell has been taking care of my pearly whites for the last decade now. I became a patient when I previously worked down the hall and I haven't regretted it since. Yes word of mouth (all puns intended here) is very important when it comes to finding a dentist and I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. W & team! Invisalign was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made during my dental history and I am beyond pleased with the outcome. Dr. W, Kim, Teresa and Kim (yes there's 2) are the epitome of excellence in this field! Love them so much!

City or Town: McLean

I've been a patient of Dr Wooddell's for 20 years, and I've never been disappointed in the care I've received. Dr. Wooddell takes the time to explain every procedure during each dental visit. The office is professional and personable. It's easy to get appointments and there is little to no wait time. Dr. Wooddell is an excellent dentist.

City or Town: Arlington

I have been a patient of Doug Wooddell's for over 30 years and he is the BEST! As I have honestly admitted to Dr. Wooddell, I am not a fan of dental work, but I love my dentist. He is gentle, caring, and very capable. A number of years ago, I found myself on vacation in Florida needing a dentist. The one I saw there told me that my home dentist certainly did beautiful work (I have many crowns). This month, Doug saw the 3rd generation of his patients in my family when my 2.5 year old granddaughter went in for her first check-up. Now she loves him too. Her mom, a military wife, won't go to any other dentist. When they are transferred elsewhere, she comes home for her dental care with Dr. Wooddell. And let me add that I think the entire staff is warm, caring, and competent. I will go no where else for my dental care! (Don't know what we will do when the good doctor retires someday.) Thanks, Doug!

by Jackie W. Jones on Dr. J. Douglas Wooddell, DDS
City or Town: Falls Church, VA

I am pleased and relieved that I discovered Dr. Wooddell. Going originally for a consultation for gum recession, Dr. Wooddell discovered I had severe tooth decay under a crown that had to be removed quickly to save the tooth. This involved a root canal and removal of my wisdom teeth. As I had a serious fear of dental work, I was petrified. I am happy to say, Dr. Wooddell saved the tooth with a crown and because of his gentle nature and that of his staff and their experience dealing with the many people who are nervous about dental work, I am also over that fear. Dr. Wooddell also recommended an excellent periodontist to do my gum work. I highly recommend Dr. Wooddell.

by Geraldine Amaral on Dr. J. Douglas Wooddell, DDS
City or Town: Alexandria, VA

I am one of THOSE people -- the kind with severe dental phobia and high dental anxiety. I have been Dr. Wooddell's patient for several years and my dental anxiety is GONE, completely gone. To say he is competent is an understatement. He is really a highly skilled craftsman, who happens to be very gentle, caring and personable. I often tease Dr. W, telling him that he appears to be "unflappable." No matter how serious I may think my dental problem is, no matter what the dental "crisis" is in my mind, in his usual calm and reassuring manner, he will let me know that he has it covered. His staff -- the "two Kims" and Theresa are all equally competent and kind. I fell so lucky to have found him. My husband also sees him too. Who would ever think that the day would come when I would look forward to going to the dentist?

City or Town: Fairfax, VA

I moved to Fairfax 2 years ago and quickly found myself in need of a dentist rather urgently, unfortunately. Well, I happen to work in the same medical building as Dr. Wooddell, so I called & he saw me THAT SAME DAY-never having met me before. He was so caring and so helpful that I instantly loved the whole practice. I have been a patient ever since and his staff is top notch. I find it easy to schedule my appointments, his assistants are thorough and Dr. Wooddell takes the time to make a plan for all your dental care.I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for a first class team approach with a caring attitude!

City or Town: Fairfax

When I moved to Fairfax from New York a few years ago, I found Dr. Wooddell from the Washingtonian magazine's best dentist list. Dr. Wooddell is the nicest doctor/dentist I have ever seen, and he takes such great care with each patient. And his staff are the best/sweetest/most caring people. I would give them the highest recommendation to anyone looking for a new dentist in the area - you won't be disappointed!!

City or Town: Fairfax

I have been a patient of Dr. Wooddell's for over 15 years now. He was recommended to me by the group of doctors I worked with at the time, and I am glad I took their advice. He and his staff are friendly and knowledgable, and I have been very happy with their work over all these years. Dr. Wooddell did my Invisalign treatment, and I couldn't be happier with the results. He and everyone in his office are just terrific to work with!

Recent Awards

Washingtonian Magazine “Top Dentists in D.C. Area”  2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 (awarded every two years)

Northern Virginia Magazine “Top Dentists – Northern Virginia”  2012-2017

Northern VA Magazine Top Dentist 2015

Virginia Living “Virginia’s Best Dentists”  2008-2017

Virginia Living Top Dentists 2016

Washington Consumer Checkbook Magazine “Top-Rated Dentists”  2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

Washington Consumer Checkbook Top Dentist 2015