Meet the Doctors

Dr. Lupita Roca

Lupita M. Roca, DDS, is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to her neighbors in Arlington, Virginia, as well as Falls Church, McLean and many more of the communities in the DC Metro area.Dr. Roca was raised here in Arlington, Virginia. She attended St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School, continued on to Georgetown Visitation for high school and then obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre-medicine from the University of Mary Washington. Finally living out her dream of becoming a dentist, she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia- Virginia Commonwealth University. Out of 100 students in her class at graduation she won the award for top student in periodontics and pediatric dentistry. She worked with her first patient in her father’s dental practice a couple months after graduation. Through the years, she has gained a great deal of postgraduate education in the areas of implantology, periodontics (gum disease treatment), pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

Focused training in Invisalign® clear aligners, myofunctional orthodontics, sleep apnea treatment and more have allowed her to offer a variety of treatments for her patients to achieve their best smiles and greater oral health. She recently obtained certification in oral myology from Santra Holtzman and Neo Health Services INC, which is the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, swallowing, and overall mental and physical health. She is a member of the Virginia Dental Society, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, the American Dental Association®, the International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals, the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Airway Health Foundation, American Laser Club, and TBI Ambassador. Dr. Roca is also a founding member of ASAP Pathway study club. It is a group that meets monthly to share cases and learn the latest research and information on children’s and teens treatment options to help get the ideal sleep and growth and development. Dr. Lupita feels that the field is growing so quickly she wanted to be part of collaboration with other colleagues to learn as much as possible to provide the latest and best way to offer early intervention and prevention of sleep disorders for all our children. Having grown up in a family of dentists, Dr. Roca has always had a passion for dentistry and people. She is the youngest of six children, a wife and a mother of two. Dr. Roca is married to Ted Crowley for the last 30 years and has two full grown children. Both kids went to St James Catholic School in Falls Church for grade school. Patrick age 25, is. a graduate of Gonzaga College high school , College of William and Mary and recently graduated from Wake Forest School of Law. He is currently working for a judge in West Virginia. Abbie, age 22, graduate from Dr. Roca’s alma mater, Georgetown Visitation High School and College of William and Mary. Abbie has moved to Arizona to begin 4 more years of study at the South West College of Naturopathic Medicine to become a Naturopathic Physician. Dr Roca enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching movies and traveling. She really enjoys snuggling with her two dogs Lucy and Lily. She stays active in her community by volunteering at the Northern Virginia Free Dental Clinic in Fairfax, Virginia, and giving wellness talks at nearby schools. She loves making her patients smile and describes being a dentist as “a magical experience.”
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Dr. Roca and Dr. Gulati are excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at 703-237-7622 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.

Dr. Roopa Gulati


It is with great pleasure that I write to you today to introduce a valuable addition to our esteemed dental practice, Arlington Smile Center, LLC. After 30 years of dedicated service, I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Roopa Gulati to our team.

Dr. Gulati comes to us with an impressive background and a wealth of experience. Her commitment to delivering exceptional patient care aligns seamlessly with the values we hold dear at Arlington Smile Center, LLC. With a passion for staying abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Gulati brings a fresh perspective and innovative approach to our practice.

As we continue our mission to provide the highest standard of dental care, Dr. Gulati will play a pivotal role in expanding our services and ensuring our patients receive the best possible treatment. Her dedication to fostering a warm and welcoming environment aligns with the patient-focused approach that has been the hallmark of Arlington Smile Center, LLC for the past three decades.

Dr. Roopa Gulati (“Dr. G”) has been bringing smiles to her patients’ faces for over 20 years. As a graduate of The New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, she completed her residency at a Level 1 trauma hospital in Brooklyn, NY where she gained supplemental expertise in treating rare and serious dental injuries. She is licensed to practice in New York, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Dr. Gulati enjoys treating patients in private practice where she delivers preventive and cosmetic dental care to help patients achieve and maintain beautiful smiles and comfortable chewing. Her goal is to create a positive and comfortable experience for every patient while providing the highest standard of care using the most advanced dental technology and evidence-based techniques.

Dr. Gulati is perhaps best known for her compassionate and caring approach to dentistry, building a lasting and loyal bond with her patients.

“I can’t recommend her enough! For sure the most friendly and caring dentist ever. Dr. Gulati is the absolute best and always goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. Thank you for the best care!” – A.M.

Dr. Gulati currently resides in McLean, VA with her husband, 2 daughters, and mom. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, Agatha Christie mysteries, Sudoku puzzles, Orange Theory workouts, socializing with friends, and most of all spending quality time with her family.

Dr. Gulati is excited to continue delivering the highest quality of care alongside Dr. Roca and the entire team at Arlington Smile Center. She looks forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1991)
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (1993, 1995)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), New York University College of Dentistry, New York, N.Y. (1999)
  • General Practice Residency, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2000)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • National Society of Dental Practitioners
Additional information:

  • Clear aligner orthodontics (Invisalign and SureSmile)
  • Implant placement and restoration (Hiossen)
  • Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) training
  • Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi