Dr. Gentry magazine article

Philip A. Gentry, DDS, FAGD


1831 Wilson Boulevard
This will be Dr. Philip Gentry’s 25th year in practice in Arlington, and he’s enthusiastic about how things have changed. “I wanted to be in an exciting, growing area near the city and close to Metro,” he says, “but I had no idea how vibrant Arlington would become. It’s as exciting as our advancements in dentistry. I love it here!”Dr. Gentry, his partners and patients appreciate the trend toward cosmetic dentistry. Fillings are practically invisible. More teeth are saved with better care and implants. Dentures have become rare. High-tech equipment includes powerful magnification glasses and the Intra-Oral camera that provides a virtual tour of the mouth.Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Dr. Gentry stayed close to home, graduating with honors from George Washington University and then attending dental school at Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He spent summers doing research at NIH. Dr. Gentry has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry.Dr. Gentry developed a loyal following from the start, evidenced by families who’ve moved far from Arlington but still make the trip in to see the dentist they love. Foreign Service officers text Dr. Gentry to ask him to squeeze them in when they fly in for a State Department briefing.Dr. Gentry treasures his patient relationships and always obliges, even staying late or coming in early to accommodate them. He jokes that his smiles are representing the United States and need to look their best. “I feel so fortunate to have a profession where I can make a difference in the world,” he says, “one smile at a time.”Article published in Arlington Magazine December 2013