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40 Under 40
40 Under 40 "Remember that dentistry is beautiful." --Wilson Aguilar-Garcia, Incisal Edge Magazine The Fall 2014 issue of Incisal Edge magazine features Dr. Aguilar-Garcia as one of the Top 40 Dentists Under 40. Published by Benco Dental, the magazine celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. Whether they’re renowned for their medical innovations, their volunteer work and philanthropy or simply their commitment to outstanding patient care, these 40 stalwarts — nominated by industry experts from around the country and vetted by an independent panel — represent the best of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry tomorrow. Dr. Aguilar-Garcia' profile, as it appears in Incisal Edge Magazine: Age: 40 City: Springfield, Virginia Specialty: General dentistry Name of Practice: Sonrisas and Smiles Dental Care Education: DDS, University of Southern California School of Dentistry Why He Was Nominated: Born in Peru, Dr. Aguilar-Garcia is a dentist twice over, having completed one dental degree in his home country and another after he moved to the United States. Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: After spending three years working for a large corporate practice outside of Washington, D.C., Dr. Aguilar-Garcia broke off to start his own small neighborhood practice. His office, which was finished in March, is now so close to home, he frequently jogs to work with his dog, a Basenji named California. Philosophy: Dentistry should be pain-free. Once I've built a rapport with a patient, we move forward with a cooperative, gentle method of care. I'll never do anything for a patient that I know will be painful. Tool He Can’t Live Without: I love my VATECH panoramic machine and my intraoral camera. Advice to Aspiring Dentists: Dr. Aguilar-Garcia was recently asked to write a letter of recommendation for a former dental assistant who, like him, was born outside the U.S. and was applying to American dental schools. “I told her, ‘When you’re done with school, remember that dentistry is beautiful. Never forget what it’s like to look at the world from the patient’s seat. Never forget how good dentistry is when you treat the people instead of worrying how much money you’ll get.’

About Dr. Wilson Aguilar-Garcia

Dr. Wilson Aguilar Garcia was born in Peru, and completed dental school in Lima in 1999 with a degree in prosthodontics. In 2003 he moved to the United States, and completed his advanced Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, where he graduated with honors and received awards in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

He is proficient in English and Spanish, which allows him to explain procedures and treatments in both languages. He can provide comprehensive treatment in all specialties of general and cosmetic dentistry, including full mouth reconstructions, teeth whitening, dental fillings, root canals, crown and bridge restorations, simple and surgical extractions, and surgical implants and restorations.

Dr. Aguilar-Garcia is also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. He joined the Navy after becoming a U.S. citizen, and wanted to honor the history and sacrifice that this country has done to ensure freedom and peace, not only within the borders of the United States of America, but also abroad. On weekends, you can find him at Andrews Air Force Base providing dental care to members of the military, and he hopes to one day serve on one of the Navy’s humanitarian missions around the world.

Dr. Aguilar-Garcia’s philosophy is to always put the patient first, and he truly believes in gentle and painless dentistry.

Give our office a call at (703) 879-6939 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aguilar-Garcia today!

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The oral health of our patients is our top priority. We do everything we can to protect your teeth and gums with our comprehensive general and cosmetic dental services.



No matter the state of your oral health, we can help you improve and maintain your smile with compassionate general dentistry and preventive care.


You deserve the smile of your dreams. Our team provides cosmetic dentistry options that will give you the confidence boost you've been looking for, including Invisalign.


If you’re missing teeth, your oral health and confidence can suffer. But at Sonrisas Smiles, we offer permanent solutions that can get your smile back on track.