Dental Associates of Northern Virginia in Skyline
5113 Leesburg Pike, Skyline Building 4, Suite 811, Falls Church, VA 22041

Joan Howanitz, DDS, MS  Periodontist

Dr. Howanitz is a board-certified periodontist who has been helping smile since 2004. She wants every visit to be a good one and offers the latest advancements in patient care, treatment options, and dental technology.

Dr. Howanitz and her team provide a professional, caring environment for their patients. Each team member is highly-trained and knowledgeable and happy to assist in any way. As a periodontist, Dr. Howanitz focuses on individual dental implant placement, implant-supported dentures, implant-supported bridges, and a variety of treatments designed to manage periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults; proper diagnosis and treatment can save the teeth.

Dr. Howanitz completed her undergraduate degree at University of Southern California in 2001. She attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery to receive her dental degree and her post-doctorate Master of Science in Periodontics degree in 2004. She served as an associate faculty member at the school until 2006. She has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry from 2006 to 2010.

Dr. Howanitz is a Diplomate with the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Maimonides Dental Society, and Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists. When she’s not fixing smiles, Dr. Howanitz enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Khalid Choudhary, and their two children.

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Edward Fishman has been my dentist for over thirty years. This is due to the long standing comfort and professional confidence that I have in Dr. Fishman and his team. Dr. Fishman is more than a […]
Linda W.
I started seeing Dr. Pryor as my Orthodontist here at Skyline. He is wonderful and his assistant Candace is an absolute delight. I’m so happy with my treatment and honestly people can’t […]
A U.
Great technician and friendly staff and service timely.
Mary T.
Dr Fishman has been my dentist for over 20yrs. He is Professional, Knowledgable, Caring and listen to your concerns. For months I had been experiencing headaches all day every day. Seen a […]
Felicia V.
Friendly and efficient.
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run a good operation, on time, courteous, competent, and have good parking available
Edward C.
Dr. Fishman is an excellent dentist and he is caring and compassionate when dealing with patients. he goes the extra mile for my mother every time as he knows dental visits are a big deal for someone […]
Katherine I.
I have been coming to dental Associates with my children for over six years.. we have seen many of the dentist and hygienist there. Our last visit was more of an emergency as my 6 year old fell and […]
Jessica A.
Dr. Butts is not only a very nice person, but he is an excellent dentist. I have needed a lot of work to save my teeth and feel that finding him was a real blessing (I was referred to him by my […]
Eleanor H.
I always have a good experience when I go to Dental Associates. Dr. Fishman is the best dentist ever. and the staff couldn’t be more wonderful; i love them all. and most importantly, my teeth […]
Susan M.
My visit to the dentist was fantastic and I had no trouble.
Alejandro V.
Always feel comfortable and reassured going to see Dr. David Butts! He has a great staff and they are considerate and gentle! The office is clean, efficient and all the folks at the desk are always […]
Jill R.
Dr. Butts, his oral hygienist, and office staff are the most professional, personal, and helpful of any dental practice i have used. Dr. Butts is not just a dentist, he is an artist. I have had […]
Russell L.
Me and my family see Dr.Lebonitte and we love him and his staff. Everyone is top notch
Adem H.
I find the staff to be quite friendly and personable, and the dentists are frank and honest with you.
Ronald L.
Always have received good care/service at Dental Associates from the hygienists (Tracee and Mina) and the dentists (Dr. Fuchs and now Dr. Harris).
Karen T.
The respectful and efficient attitude of the staff speaks very highly of their work ethics. The administrative team delivers the sterling performance required to create a great support team making […]
Esther G.
Dr. Fishman and Tracee are very professional and knowledgeable. In addition, they have great personalities. i believe they truly care about their patients
Cathy B.
I have been a patient of Dr Lebonitte and his team for close to 20 years. My children grew up in this dental practice and my husband is also a patient. We’ve referred many folks and […]
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Dr.Fishman is the best dentist ❤
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (703) 935-2878
Fax: (703) 671-1081
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  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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