Washington DC Dentist-Yalch Jr Joseph P DDS

…is a Washington based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dentist equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like Invisalign®, Veneers, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening and more!

We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patient and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Yalch and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 202-296-3626 and experience why our patients think Washington DC Dentist-Yalch Jr Joseph P DDS is the best dentist in Washington.

Our office is committed to the elimination of dental disease while providing a delicate balance between esthetics and functional harmony. It is our goal that each and every patient plays a proactive role in maintaining his or her dental health by providing education and treatment in a clean, comfortable, and friendly environment. Also, we trust that each of our patients will share our enthusiasm to establish a lifetime of dental health.

Our Team

Joseph P. Yalch, Jr., D.D.S., Chartered

Dr. Yalch completed his undergraduate training at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (1982-1986) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology (honors) with dual minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Dr. Yalch then attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, DC (1986-1990) receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree graduating with highest honors (summa cum laude).

Dr. Yalch has been in private practice since 1990. He is a general dentist with a primary interest in, but not limited to, advanced restorative dentistry and diagnosis and treatment of occlusal issues and TMJ-related problems. Dr. Yalch regularly attends continuing education in order to keep abreast of the constant changes in the dental profession. For those procedures not performed in his office, Dr. Yalch works with some of the finest specialists in the metropolitan area. With such a network, patients can be assured that they have access to the most comprehensive quality care that dentistry has to offer.

On a personal note, Dr. Yalch also resides in the District of Columbia and is an avid traveler and photographer.

Professional Honors / Awards / Memberships:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Dental Honor Society
  • American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award
  • Gustav Kruger Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award
  • American Association of Orthodontists Achievement Award
  • District of Columbia Dental Society
  • Fellowship Status Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Implant Supported Prosthetics Course / Implant Innovations, Inc.
  • Osseous Implant Surgery Course / Nobel Biocare USA, Inc.
  • Implant Synergy Training Program / Implant Innovations, Inc.
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum I
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum II
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum III
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum IV
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum V
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum VI
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Dentists as nominated by peers
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Equilibration Society
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Masters Week
  • America’s Top Dentists


Office Administrator

Akeeloe has been an integral part of our practice for nearly ten years. In addition to handling all of the front office duties, Akeeloe is also a formally trained dental assistant. It is not uncommon to have her greet you when you enter the office then see her helping in the treatment room as well. She and her family reside in Maryland.


Dental Assistant

Arkeinee is the newest addition to our practice. She is a formally trained dental assistant whose primary responsibilities involve direct patient contact during treatment. Arkeinee relocated to DC after having worked for years in a busy practice in North Carolina. She and her family reside in Maryland.