Dr. Nishan Halim arrived in July, 2013 to carry on the practice started in 1976 by retiring Dr. Jeffrey Stallsmith. Four years later, the practice of Nishan Halim, DMD has become an important part of the Capitol Hill community in its own right. The practice has won three notable awards thanks to votes by enthusiastic and loyal patients.
Nishan Halim, DMD, specializes in adult and pediatric restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as preventative dentistry, which is at the heart of this general and family dental care practice. Enjoy the website and we look forward to welcoming you into the family as a new or returning patient!
Alicia (Halim) joined the practice in 2015, with a strong background in dental assisting and practice management, from previous jobs. Alicia served as Team Leader in the early years, and has, more recently, played an important behind-the-scenes role in managing patient data, as she and Dr. Halim have been about the business of starting and growing a family.
At the moment, Alicia is on family leave following the birth of Dr. Halim’s and her third child in June 2020. While she is away, the front desk and all your patient information needs are in Kimeshia’s and Catrya’s capable hands.
Kimeshia, who also answers to Kimmie, uses her 16 years of dental office experience and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from the University of Maryland to keep the practice running smoothly. She sees every day as a new opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, saying “There is no greater joy than helping give someone their smile back.” Away from work, Kimmie loves going to museums, horseback riding, playing tennis and volunteering at Martha’s Table. If you run into her at Eastern Market some weekend, be sure to say hello!
Catrya is the team member that will assist you with your appointment scheduling. This Washington native is no stranger to customer service in the healthcare industry, with 10 years of experience prior to joining this team in 2016. “I enjoy working for a company that provides superior care while maintaining the warmth and hospitality of a small business.” Some of Catrya’s outside interests include art, photography, cycling, coffee and philosophy. Get to know Catrya and she will help to ensure that your visit is seamless and stress-free.
Katina has been a practicing dental assistant since 1998 and loves her work. A native of the Washington, DC area, Katina will tell you that her favorite thing about dental assisting is that she gets to play an active role in helping change people’s lives. The patients she serves will tell you that she is “sweet, friendly, and thoughtful.” We agree. When Katina isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family — a husband, four children, and one grandson. Katina joined the practice team in 2016. We are glad she is here and think you will be, too!
Marilyn has enjoyed the diversity of living in DC all of her life. Helping people and keeping up with advances in technology – especially as they relate to the field of dentistry and patient care – are two of her most important values. When Marilyn isn’t at work, she may be found in her NW DC neighborhood, providing pet care to community members that need a helping hand. She loves animals as well as people and it means a lot to her to spread joy, love, and compassion in the world. We’re glad she is here and hope you will welcome her, too!
Dr. Halim’s reputation and popularity have been growing since he set up practice in the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC. Singles, couples, children… all are welcome and cared for like family.
Welcome to our practice. It is our mission to provide the highest level of dental treatment in a caring, professional environment. We believe that the best care results from focusing on our patients as individuals, not as collections of symptoms. Our methods are thorough, sensitive, and pain-free. Learn more about all of our ideals and how our dental team works together to fulfill them.
Our desire is for each patient to have a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime!
Incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, professional and approachable dentist. He clearly does his homework and stays up to date on technology and research as it applies to the quality of care you’re going to get, and seems to support his staff to do the same. Plus you’re supporting a local independent business! 5 stars all around.
— Sierra S.
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