Dr. Kristen Donohue, DMD

Dr. Kristen Donohue, DMD

Dentistry  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dentistry is an art form and science that I love. It’s a perfect outlet for my creativity and it also lets me help bring patients to better health. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect profession! After practicing dentistry for over 15 years, I've come to know what my patients, and their families, expect from their dental provider. I work hard to make sure that my patients are completely satisfied with their dental care and that they love the outcome. I love to defy the old model of dentistry. What excites me the most is changing a patient’s perception how great their smile can look, and how painless and enjoyable the process of modern dentistry can be. Today's treatments are comfortable, efficient, and provide long-lasting results. Dentistry is an art, requiring a strong passion and attention to detail. As a mother, and a dental patient myself, I understand the needs of my patients and their families, and it is my goal to make sure that every appointment is a positive experience. Our entire team works hard getting to know our patients, and providing the right treatments at the right time. Our patients are not just smiles, they are like family, and we strive to treat them as we would our own parents, spouses, and children. When I'm not at the practice making my patients smile, I enjoy spending time, and smiling, with my family! My husband, Tommy, and I have two children, Karen and Katie. I love playing with my kids, and watching as they grow into beautiful young ladies. Every day they make me more proud. In my free time, I also enjoy yoga, working out, cooking, traveling, and gardening. I appreciate being a part of this amazing community, and it is my goal to give back to an area that has given me and my family so much over the years. I am a volunteer with the Northern Virginia Dental Society's Clinic, and participate in various Missions of Mercy projects, Habitat for Humanity, CROP Walk for Hunger, and the Capital Area Food Bank. Sunshine Dentists also contributes to the Robinson Secondary School and Lake Braddock High School Athletic and Prom-to-Dawn programs.

Sunshine Dentists

6035 Burke Centre Pkwy Ste 260

Burke, VA 22015
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Accepted insurance

  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia

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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Donohue We've been with the practice for many years and it just keeps getting better and better! Dr Donohue cares deeply about her patients and it shows. I recommend patients to Sunshine Dentists all the time- and no one has ever been disappointed. They create a very comfortable atmosphere, and each visit is a positive experience. - Robin W. (Burke, VA)


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Donohue "Dr. Kristen Donohue and the entire Sunshine Dentists team believe that beautiful smiles begin with great dental health. We want our patients to have superbly clean teeth and learn good, healthy habits for caring for their teeth and gums. As our patient, you can expect to receive the highest quality of comprehensive dental care in a family-oriented, non-threatening environment. Our goal is to make your dental experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tender Gums
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Allegheny College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • U.S. Army, Advanced General Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • American Dental Implant Association
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Donohue's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donohue to family and friends
based on 367 total reviews (14 with comments)
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Springfield, VA |
I have only seen Dr. Donohue twice in the last year. However, I wish I had known about her office when we first moved to the area. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. I appreciate staff getting to know their patients. I highly recommend Sunshine Dentists.
in Alexandria, VA |
First visit to this office and I loved it! I realize that not a lot of people say that about going to the dentist-but the staff is great and they make you feel very comfortable. Dr. Donohue has a good sense of humor and explains what she is doing and any observations she makes along the way.
Love Dr. Donahue and her staff. I would not go anywhere else. She is attentive and understanding. The office professionalism is outstanding.
in Fairfax, VA |
I certainly had an excellent first meeting where we discussed my dental history and future care in a very personable and engaging manner.
Burke |
Thoughtful and considerate!
in Vienna, Va |
Outstanding service that is highly professional, courteous, warm, caring that is copuled with efficiency, competency and skills. Have been a patient for decades and such exemplary service is unabated. Thanks to Dr Donohue and staff.
Springfield, VA |
Dr. Donohue is a true professional and a great dentist. The dental Hygienists and staff are all great also.
Springfield, VA |
We highly recommend Dr Donohue ; she and her staff are exceptional
Virginia |
Dr Donohue is an exceptional, caring doctor and committed to offering her patients the best care! I have been under the care of Dr Donohue for years and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great dentist!
in Burke VA |
Dr Donohue, her staff and specialists she works with are the best dentist care I've ever had. She takes pride in doing excellent work, patient satisfaction and making dentistry a caring profession. My teeth feel great & I actually look forward to my dentist appointments!
in Fairfax, VA |
Always spot on treatment and care. I've a unique neurological condition that requires special handling to even do a cleaning- their team takes it all in stride with prefect service and cheer. I can HONESTLY say at 62 years old and having had LOTS of dentists in my wandering Navy career this is the best team - PERIOD!
in Fairfax Station, VA |
Our very first visit and the children felt they were very well attended. Enjoyed the calm and quiet visit. Dr. Donahue was sift spoken and easy to talk with. Very reassuring and encouraging. Hygienists and receptionist were very warm and professional.
Dr. Donohue is a very experienced dentist. She pays attention to your concerns and provides the best care to her patients.
in Fairfax Station, VA |
Defiantly recommend...provide outstanding service for entire family.
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