Meet Dr. Watkins III

Dr. Benjamin O. Watkins, III is a prosthodontist. He specializes in guiding your dental care toward your aesthetic and functional goals. Dr. Watkins understands how your smile can be directly connected to your self-esteem. He works to positively impact your self-image through improving the overall health and appearance of your smile.

Dr. Watkins grew up around dentistry in Northwest Washington, DC. His dad was a general dentist for 50 years and he considers it a privilege to carry on his dental legacy in the community with an emphasis in prosthodontics.

Dr. Watkins has been married to his wife Natasha since 2001. They have fraternal twins and reside in the Northwest Washington, DC area. Dr. Watkins enjoys family time, tennis, and photography.

Education and Experience

  • 1987–1991 BA, University of Virginia
  • 1991–1995 Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery
  • 1995–1997 Certificate Program, Advanced Prosthodontics Residency, Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • 1997–1998 Fellowship Program, Advanced Implant Prosthodontics Education, University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery

Professional Memberships and Recognition

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • District of Columbia Dental Society
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • Millennium Dental Study Club, Washington, D.C.; founding member
  • Millennium Dental Study Club, Northern Virginia; founding member
  • The NOVA Institute for Advanced Dental Education, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club; restorative advisor
  • International College of Dentists; Fellow


  • 2003: Best Dentist Award as a Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian
  • 2004–2005: "The Best Dentist in America" Award, selected by one’s peers and published in the book The Best Dentist in America
  • 2006: Best Dentist Award as a Prosthodontist, published in Washingtonian
  • 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016: “Top Dentist” as voted by peers, published in Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2007: Selected out of a national pool of applicants to participate in the First National Dental Association/GlaxoSmithKline Speaker Bureau and Spokesperson Development Program
  • 2008: “Best Dressed Dentist” Award, published in Washingtonian
  • 2009: “Top Vote-Getting Prosthodontist,” published in Washingtonian
  • 2013: “Top Vote Getting Prosthodontist,” published in Washingtonian
  • 2013: “Top Prosthodontist in Washington, DC,” published in The Leading Physicians of the World, International Association of Dentists
  • 2014: Fellowship in the International College of Dentists
  • 2017: "Top Prosthodontist" in Washington DC, Washingtonian
  • 2017: Washington DC Sports Athletic Association (DCSAA); committee member



2440 M St NW #610, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-3333

Office Hours:

Mon-Thu: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
6845 Elm St #475, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 356-3556

Office Hours:

Mon-Wed: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thurs: Closed
Fri: Closed
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