Welcome to Dupont Dental. Dr. Christopher Banks and the team at our Dupont Circle area dental office are committed to helping patients find the best treatments for their smiles. Patient education is integral to our care; we want patients to understand the importance of routine treatment and examinations. We’re also here to answer patients’ questions about our practice. Explore patient information from our dental office in Washington, DC, to learn more about our office and routine care.
Your First Visit and Routine Dental Care
Before your first visit to our office, we recommend that you contact us so we can take your medical history and insurance information. You can bring your insurance card and payment information when you visit our office. During your visit, you will spend one-on-one time with Dr. Banks and have time to ask questions or voice any current concerns.
Regular dental appointments consist of dental cleanings, dental X-rays, and examinations. Our dental hygienists provide thorough cleanings by scaling the teeth and gums, brushing the teeth, and applying fluoride treatments to preserve the smile. We will occasionally take radiographs of the smile to keep track of emerging dental problems or changes in the teeth and gums. With modern X-rays, we can see more of the smile and diagnose problems early. Dr. Banks will also provide a visual examination of the patient’s smiles.
Patient Information in Washington, DC
Access website links to learn more about Dr. Banks and his team, payment and insurance options, and answers to dental FAQs:
Our Office’s Location
In the heart of DC’s downtown business district and nearby residential neighborhoods, Dupont Dental Associates is located between M and N streets in the Dupont Medical Building at 1234 19th Street. Whether you’re traveling by foot, Metro, or car, it’s easy to find us. Detailed directions are provided below, but you can always call us at 202.296.7714 for further assistance.
By foot: From the south side of Dupont Circle, walk down 19th Street approximately two blocks. The Dupont Medical Building (1234) is on the right side of the Street.
By Metro [Red Line]: Ride the Red Line to the Dupont Circle station—exit from the “Dupont Circle South” escalators onto 19th Street, NW. Walk 1.5 blocks from the circle, and you’ll reach the Dupont Dental Medical Building (1234) on your right.
By Metro [Blue/Orange Line]: Ride the Blue/Orange line to the Farragut West station. Exit from the “18th Street” escalators and make an immediate left onto I Street NW. Proceed on I Street one block to 19th Street and turn right. Follow 19th Street 3 blocks to the Dupont Medical Building (1234) on your left.
By Car: There are several reasonably priced parking garages on 19th Street, M Street, and N Street.
Dental Office Q&A
Below we answer questions that patients have about our office and our care:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Dupont Dental is currently accepting new patients. Call our office or schedule a dental appointment with us online, and we will contact you shortly.
Do you accept dental insurance?
We accept dental insurance and payment plans to help patients budget their care and receive the proper treatment. Our dental office works with multiple insurance companies and helps file patient insurance.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Our office recommends that patients visit the dentist biannually or every six months. We can look for signs of developing dental health issues at routine visits and improve patients’ oral hygiene. If patients have chronic dental problems requiring more care, we recommend that they visit our office more frequently.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Are you looking for a new Washington, DC, dentist? Call our dental office for care today at (202) 946-4720. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Banks on our website.