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
The staff members were very professional and the services were excellent.
Florence M.
Dr. Fishman was very patient and took the time to explain the procedure step by step.
Nicolas G.
timely; friendly dental associate (Tracy) and dentist (Dr. Fishman)
Linda P.
Friendly, knowledgeable
Nicholas S.
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 staff and dentists are exceptionally professional.
Margaret I.
I always feel confident that the best dental practices are used when I visit, that all my questions will be answered and that I will feel welcome.
Cynthia C.
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. David Butts. He is the BEST.
Linda M.
Dr. Lebonitte makes my experiences fun and enjoyable always!!! He is the best!
Jennifer O.
Great dental experience! Friendly and welcoming office staff, very gentle cleaning, and thorough exam. Procedures have been very gentle as well. Actually looking forward to my next dental cleaning!
Amy A.
Dr. Lebonitte and the team at Dental Associates are the best. I am always seen right away. His hygienists are good, and make my cleaning a breeze. I no longer dread going to the dentist. I also did […]
Lauren G.
If you are looking for a periodontist, Dr. Choudary is a great one. He explains everything and gets things done very quickly. My general dentist is Dr. Lebonitte who also is very patient and explains […]
Nancy T.
I had extractions and Doctor Paul Harris was wonderful about it.
Shirley Y.
The dentist and staff were so helpful and kind. Best health care experience I’ve had.
Kersten L.
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.
Exceptional care and a very professional and warm staff
Linda T.
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.
always wonderful service from receptionists hygenist, mina, and dr. fishman
Teebe N.
I love the professionalism that my dentist and hygienist provides. The office staff are always pleasant.
Anna H.
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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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