Meet The Doctors


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dr. benson clark

Dr. Benson Clark, DDS

Dr. C. Benson Clark, DDS, is proud to be a part of the leading edge of Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Clark has the highest credentials available to a dentist and not only practices expert dentistry, but also shares his skills and expertise as a teacher, implant consultant and researcher.

He graduated from the 5th oldest dental school in the country, The Howard University School of Dentistry. Since graduation, Dr. Clark has dedicated his professional career to making sophisticated implant and cosmetic dentistry accessible to his patients, some of whom travel from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to receive his services. Dr. Clark is the 53rd dentist in the world to receive his Diplomat credentials from the American Board of Oral Implantology. This credential distinguishes Dr. Clark, enabling him to have the highest level of competence in Implantology. He is proud to be distinguished as one of only five board certified Implantologists in the state of Virginia. Dr. Clark is one of the most experienced Implantologist having placed over 15,000 implants in a 35 year period with a 97% success rate.

Dr. Clark has made it imperative that he and his team continually educate themselves in the latest technology and advances in cosmetic and oral reconstruction in order to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. He has taught or lectured to dentists in 36 states and 12 foreign countries. He is a former assistant professor of Clinical Affairs at Howard University where he formed the 4th dental school implant residency program in the United States. Dr. Clark is an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ Disorders). He consistently strives to benefit his patients with quality unification of beauty and dentistry.

dr. gore

Dr. Shemika Gore, DDS

Dr. Gore is committed to putting patients first. She enjoys spending time and getting to know her patients to ensure their needs are met and informed decisions are made. Being caring, gentle, and comforting are some of the most important traits Dr. Gore possesses.

Dr. Gore discovered her passion of helping people through healthcare at an early age. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana.

She is a proud graduate of Meharry Medical College, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Gore was recognized for her work in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery while in school. She completed a General Practice residency at Louisiana State University. During residency she received extensive training in treating medically compromised patients.

​In her spare time Dr. Gore enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and beautiful son. Dr. Gore is committed to providing quality and personalized care for our patients.

dr. mina abdolahi

Dr. Mina Abdolahi, DDS

Dr. Mina Abdolahi grew up in Sterling, Virginia, and is very excited to be back in the area. She attended the University of Virginia where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then completed her dental education at the Medical College of Virginia in 2011. She specialized and earned her Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa in 2013. She worked as an orthodontist for the past year in the Hampton Roads area until she was given the opportunity to return to northern Virginia. She is trained in the latest orthodontic techniques and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Abdolahi has a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo, which she enjoys teaching and practicing. She also enjoys traveling with her husband Ali and spending time outdoors in her free time.