Dr. Bernard Kirshbaum, D.D.S.
Dr. Bernard Kirshbaum is a native Washingtonian and a Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown Dental School. He was the senior partner of Watergate Dental Associates and practiced adult general dentistry for 40 years. Dr. Kirshbaum retains an active role in helping move Watergate Dental into the future.
Dr. Kirshbaum has been recognized as one of Metropolitan Washington’s “Top Dentists” by the Washingtonian Magazine, and he has consistently been listed as one of “Washington Area’s Top Dentists” by Consumer Checkbook in their annual reviews.
Graduate Cum Laude Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 1966.
United States Air Force internship 1966-1968
Private Adult General Dental Practice at the Watergate from 1966 to present.
American Dental Association
DC Dental Society
American Academy of General Dentists
Maimonides Dental Society
Dr. Thomas E. Gluck, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Gluck received his BA degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1979, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, earning his D.M.D. degree, and completed a Clinical Residency in General Dentistry, also at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. As a former Teaching Fellow in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and a former part-time Faculty member at the Dental Care Center of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Gluck has been actively mentoring young dentists.
As part of his advanced training, Dr. Gluck has attained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is currently working on his Mastership. He has also completed advanced training in CEREC© Ceramic Restorative Dentistry, and has attained a Preferred Invisalign Provider status through his completion of many cases and ongoing Continuing educational levels. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Computerized Dentistry, the Renaissance Study Club, and the Washington Dental Science Study Club. Dr. Gluck continually seeks out Continuing Education courses that will help him keep up with the latest technologies and advances in Dentistry, in order to better serve the needs of his patients.
Dr. Gluck has consistently been voted a Top Dentist by Washingtonian Magazine every year since 2010.
Dr. Gluck practices General Dentistry with a specialization in all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry, creating the perfect healthy smile for his patients. Dr. Gluck has incorporated the latest technological advances in his practice, such as the Dexis digital radiography to enhance his diagnostic capabilities, and the CEREC© all-porcelain crowns and ceramic restorations that help him create beautiful and long-lasting tooth restorations in a single dental appointment. He uses intraoral digital photography to help design the cosmetic changes envisioned by his patients, and to communicate effectively with the ceramists in the dental laboratory. Along with Invisalign© orthodontic tooth alignment, and the Lumineers© porcelain veneers, Dr. Gluck creates dazzling, healthy smiles for his patients.
Dr. Donald W. Kreuzer, D.M.D.
Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1963 - 1966
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (SDM), Philadelphia, Pa., 1966 -1970
Univ. of Penna., School of Dental Medicine, Post-Doctoral Periodontics, Specialty in Periodontology, 1969 - 1971, Director, Dr. D. Walter Cohen.
Univ. of Penna., School of Dental Medicine, Post-Doctoral Periodontal Prosthesis, Specialty in Periodontal Prosthesis, Oral Rehabilitation and Reconstructive Fixed Prosthesis, 1969 - 1972, Director: Dr Morton Amsterdam.
Implant Reconstruction Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, Hospital Based Residency Program affiliated with Loma Linda University and Edward White Hospital. 1994 - 1997, Specialty training in Implantology under the Mentorship of Dr O. Hilt Tatum.
Specialty Training and Experience
Dr. Kreuzer has specialty training in three fields, Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis-Fixed Prosthodontics, and Implantology but does not "limit" his practice to any field. For three years during his postdoctoral training in the dual specialties of Perio and Perio-Prosthesis at the University of Pennsylvania, he also practiced the specialty of Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) exclusively in the evenings and on saturdays in a faculty members private practice. This extensive educational background and experience in treating advanced cases allows him to be able to save the patients natural teeth for as long as reasonably possible in health and in function.
Appointments & Faculty Positions
Assistant Professor and Director, Fixed Prosthodontics, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry, Univ. of Penna., 1972 -1975, Chairman, Dr. Don Trachtenberg.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Periodontology, Graduate Division, Univ. of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 1975 - 1985, Chairman, Dr. Jay Siebert.
Assistant Director, Dental Care Center, Univ. of Penn., 1982-1983, Director, Dr. Robert Tisot.
Teaching Fellow, Crown and Bridge, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry, Univ. of Penna., 1971, Chairman, Dr. Don Trachtenberg.
Teaching Fellow in Occlusion, Dept. of Form and Function of the Masticatory System, Univ. of Penn. School of Dental Medicine, 1971- 1972, Director, Dr. Arnold Weisgold.
Staff, Perio-Dental Dept., Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971- 1980. Director, Dr. Louis Rose
Staff, Dental Medicine Division, Fixed Prosthodontics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1969 -1971.
ADA, American Dental Association, 1970 - Present
DC Dental Society, 1973- Present
AAP, American Academy of Periodontology, 1970 - Present
AAID,American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 1992 - Present
ICOI, International College of Oral Implantology, 1992 - Present
Charter Member, Tissue Engineering Society and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, 2011 - Present
Dr. Margo J. Robinson, D.M.D.
Dr. Robinson attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she received her D.M.D. degree in 2006. Following graduation, Dr. Robinson practiced General Dentistry as an associate at a private office in Bristol, CT for two years. She relocated to the Washington, D.C. area in 2008 and began practicing in the Watergate, where she became a partner in 2009. Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Dental Association, the DC Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Renaissance Study Group, the Spear study club, and she is also Invisalign© Preferred provider.
Dr. Robinson has found living and practicing in Washington D.C. to be very fulfilling and rewarding, and she has been practicing at the Watergate since 2008. She is a general dentist that regularly performs crown and bridge work including same-day CEREC restorations, implant placement and restorations, Invisalign© treatment, root canals, extractions, laser dentistry, and many other common and necessary dental procedures. Dr. Robinson routinely keeps on the cutting edge of new technologies in dentistry by using digital x-rays, digital intraoral imaging, and laser dentistry to improve the level of patient care. She focuses on prevention of disease, and strives to reach new levels of patient education. She is continuously looking to learn and improve her skills by taking continuing education courses throughout the year, and aims to offer the highest possible level of patient care in her practice. She is passionate about providing the best possible dental experience for patients, and strives to always learn new techniques to improve patient care.
Dr. Robinson is an avid skiier, golfer, biker, runner, swimmer, and wakeboarder. She lives in nearby Arlington, VA, with her husband and two young boys. She cherishes her family time and looks forward to introducing her many activities to her children.
Dr. Riffat Saghir, D.M.D.
Dr. Saghir received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the top schools in the nation. She also received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry in Lahore, Pakistan. She scored among the top 5% nationally in the National Boards of Dental Examinations. In addition to practicing dentistry for over a decade now, she has routinely made contributions to dental literature. With over 300 hours of continuing education and growing, she is very well-trained in all facets of dentistry.
Dr. Saghir is also actively involved in several community service projects: Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, and Dental Screening Initiatives for underserved communities. In the past, she have gone on relief missions overseas to provide emergency dental services after natural disasters.
In addition, she is a member of several professional associations:
American Dental Association
Pre-fellow, American Academy of General Dentistry
DC Dental Society
Northern Virginia Dental Association
Virginia Dental Association
Tufts Alumni Association
Dr. Saghir loves dentistry because she gets to use her skills in order to create the perfect smile. Nothing pleases her more than making her patients happy. It is important to her to promote patient's overall well being by fixing, repairing, and brighten smiles. She treats her patients as an extended member of her family, providing a lifelong commitment of care. She always provides an honest assessment of each patient's smile, and understands that your time is very valuable. She continually works to ensure that each patient receives excellent care.
In her spare time, Dr. Saghir loves to jog, bike, swim, and meditate. She is originally from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and an avid world traveler. She lives in the Northern Virginia area with her family, and her husband works for the Federal Government and is native to this area.