Providing Washington, DC
with Exceptional Dental Care
Since 1994

Welcome  ​to Thornton Dental Associates, P.C.

Whether you are a returning patient or are looking for a new dentist in the greater Washington, DC, area, our team of caring dental professionals would like to welcome you to our practice. Drs. Will Thornton, and Nathan Van der Linden are dentists who offer patients a range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance and health of their smiles. When you choose our dental office, you can expect excellent care, appointments that start on time, and the latest techniques and tools available in the field of modern dentistry. Learn how Thornton Dental Associates, P.C., can help you improve your oral health and give you something to smile about.

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Lou Timmons


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I've been a patient of Dr. Rusk's since 1992. He is an incredibly wonderful and skilled dentist. I receive expert and kind care from Dr. Rusk and all of the staff there. I'm grateful to have them in my life!

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Sonya Johnson


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Dr. Thornton and the entire team are AMAZING! I have been a patient of his for over 10 years and he continues to demonstrate excellence in his practice!!

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Michelle Oeltmann


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I started visiting Dr. Thornton 8 years ago and now my entire family sees him for all our dental care. It is rare that you get excited to go to the dentist, but I must say it is always a pleasure when we visit their office. From the warm greetings we get upon check-in to the careful care from the hygienists and the amazing patient rapport from Dr. Thornton, it is always a positive experience. I highly recommend the entire practice!

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Shanta Cherry


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I’ve been with Dr. Rusk for over 15 years and have had the best experience ever. Dr. Rusk and staff are very professional, gentle, caring and accommodating. I highly recommend this office. You wont be disappointed.

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Featured Procedures

Dental Implants

dental implant

Tooth loss can make chewing and speaking difficult and impact your self-esteem. Missing teeth are also detrimental to both your oral and overall health. Fortunately, there is a solution to these issues. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that provide the very best support for replacement teeth while stopping the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. Our dentists can coordinate dental implant treatment to fill the gaps left by any number of missing teeth.



Cosmetic issues such as chipped, cracked, stained, or slightly crooked teeth can give your smile an unhealthy appearance. If you have great oral hygiene but are still unhappy with how your teeth look, veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells that can effectively conceal imperfections to give you a dazzling smile. Our dentists can place veneers in just two appointments, allowing patients to completely transform their smiles in as little as two weeks. 


dental crown

A tooth that has been compromised due to physical trauma or decay can be restored with a dental crown. Crafted from advanced materials that are engineered to withstand years of biting forces, the medical-grade porcelain we use for crowns also mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel. Our dentists will color-match a dental crown to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. With proper care and regular check-ups with our dentists, a crown can protect a tooth for 10 years or more. 



Missing most or all of your teeth affects nearly every aspect of your life. Widespread tooth loss compromises your appearance, keeps you from eating your favorite foods, and causes you to hide your smile when it's time for a photo with friends, family, or colleagues. A custom set of dentures can take years off of your appearance, enhance your quality of life, and make it easier to eat, speak, and smile. Our dentists can fabricate a partial or full denture to restore the function and appearance of your smile.

Our Complete Dental Services



  • Bruxism Treatment
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Fillings
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment


  • Cleanings and Exams
  • Dental Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal

Thornton Dental Associates, P.C.

The friendly team of professionals at Thornton Dental Associates, P.C. provides comprehensive dental care to patients throughout Washington, DC. Dr. Will Thornton, and Dr. Nathan Van der Linden are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • District of Columbia Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Washington, DC, dental office, contact us online or call (202) 293-5805.

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Washington DC Office

818 18th St NW
Ste 200
Washington, DC 20006

Open Today 7:30am - 5:00pm

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