Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Tyler Jacques – DMD
Dr. Tyler Jacques, Washington DC dentist, was raised in a family devoted to dentistry. In the small Northern Michigan community where he grew up, Dr. Jacques’ father was a dentist and his mother was a hygienist and office manager for more than 30 years. Dr. Jacques’ saw firsthand how dental professionals build lasting relationships with patients and knew that dentistry was the perfect career for him as well.
As a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Jacques had the opportunity to study at one of the nation’s top schools for dentistry. After completing school, he took over operations for his father’s practice and also worked for four years in Chicago as an associate dentist. While in Chicago, Dr. Jacques dedicated much of his time to working in a clinic for underserved individuals.
From exploring local restaurants and shops, to walking his French Bulldog in the beautiful parks, Dr. Jacques is excited to take full advantage of everything the Capitol Hill community has to offer. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and biking.
Dr. Poorna Phaltankar
Dr. Poorna Phaltankar, associate dentist, is thrilled to join Dr. Jacques’ team at Capitol Family Dentistry. Raised in Virginia Beach, Dr. Phaltankar, or “Dr. P”, spent most of her life in Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and then completed a masters degree at Georgetown. She spent one year in southwest Virginia working for AmeriCorps before she attended Tufts University School of Dental medicine. Dr. Phaltankar completed a general practice residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in 2018.
Dr. Phaltankar resides in Old Town Alexandria where she can often be found running the Mount Vernon Trail and reading by the Potomac River.