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Voted Washington’s “Top Dental Experience” for more than 30 Years, the Washington Center for Dentistry welcomes demanding patients because we demand more of ourselves. Our office never stands still. Modern dentistry is always on the move—and so are we—in a never-ending pursuit of science, technology and artistic skill. We admit. It’s our passion!

Our patients seek us out for innovation and excellence. And here are some of the ways we deliver: The DC Region’s only 21st Century-designed “Air-Flow Polisher” painlessly super-cleans bacteria under the gumline. The newest “Saliva Test” finds mouth pathogens dangerous to whole-body health. A “Digital Smile Design System” uses computerized measurements and proprietary metrics to enhance the smile creation process.

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An Elevated Dental Experience

We follow the latest in technology-guided dental advances to the most exciting cutting edge: From the latest technology-guided hygiene visit unmatched anywhere, to sophisticated implant, cosmetic and laser procedures, we always go the extra mile. The result: Our model “Personalized Care Plan” for each patient.

We’re not only focused on the beauty and health of your mouth, but we’re also committed to the wellbeing of your entire body. From our highly advanced technology to our beautiful décor, to the comfortable and serene atmosphere we have created, you will feel at rest from the beginning of your visit to the time that you leave. Our patients especially value getting all their clinical needs met in one location, from a complete range of restorative procedures to dazzling cosmetic results. As a result, people across the entire Washington region and around the world choose us. In fact, we invite you to experience why The Washington Post says, “This practice sets the bar,” and we keep raising it—every day—for you!

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State-Of-The-Art Services

When it comes to their oral health and aesthetics, our patients expect convenience and extraordinary personalized care. That means our dentists use only the most advanced technology-driven procedures and innovative techniques. From routine restorative dental care to smashing smile makeovers to the latest in implants—our office leads the way.

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The Art + Science of Dentistry

Smile Grid

Washington Center for Dentistry is the only dental office in Washington, DC with the new proprietary Bellus3D Facial Scan software. We gather an array of photos, videos and scans that record important metrics of your head and face. Our digital technology and innovative artistic techniques make more natural, personalized smiles possible with the esthetic harmony of lips, gumline, teeth and entire face.

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Personalized Smile Design

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High-Tech Dentistry

Technology is king at Washington Center for Dentistry. We are the only office in the DC region to offer the hydraulic “Super Cleaner Air-Flow Polisher” that uniquely zaps risky bacteria under the gumline. Our ground-breaking “Saliva Tests” reveal dangerous mouth pathogens threatening whole-body health. And our signature high-tech “Digital Smile Process” uses precision metrics plus artistry to create extraordinary smiles. Painless lasers make drill-free fillings possible. At our office, innovation and science continue to drive our vision of care

Oral Health Risks & Preventions

Our doctors focus on eliminating dangerous oral bacteria that can move into the bloodstream, risking heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. Brand new Saliva Testing technology can reveal your “Personal Bacterial Blueprint” and show your individual risk.

How to Maintain Your Smile Makeover Results

Our WCD Team07/31/2023

Get a transformative, customized smile makeover at Washington Center for Dentistry in D.C., with tips for recovery and long-term maintenance.


Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Can Help Close Gaps Between Teeth

Our WCD Team07/09/2023

Explore cosmetic dentistry solutions for gapped teeth at Washington Center for Dentistry using veneers, bonding, or Invisalign® treatment.


What to Know Before Getting Dental lmplants

Our WCD Team06/14/2023

Dental implants can replace missing teeth and improve your oral health. Read about the dental restoration process and how it works at our clinic.

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Highly Skilled, Scientific Approach

Having placed thousands of porcelain veneers and crowns—to create thousands of new smiles—our dentists every year are voted "Top Dentists" in Washingtonian Magazine, and The Washington Post states that our office "sets the bar, with its soothing atmosphere and latest in high-tech equipment."

And you won’t be surprised to learn that all of our dentists have earned dental degrees from the finest institutions in the nation. Their professional careers are dedicated to studying with top dental educators, with a commitment to "complete dentistry" vs. "repair dentistry." This concept focuses on total treatment, rather than treating one dental problem at a time.

Proud Members of:

The International Assoication of Physiologic Aesthetics The American Dental Association The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry The Academy of General Dentistry The District of Columbia Dental Society The Academy for Sports Dentistry The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

Dr. Elana Shlansky

With a passionate interest in the art and study of dentistry, Dr. Shlansky is dedicated to merging the esthetic and scientific sides of her practice.

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Dr. Richard P. Fordjour

Devoted to clinical excellence and dazzling results, Washington DC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Richard Fordjour, offers general and cosmetic dental work.

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Dr. Michael G. Katsaros

Known for his superior results and personable demeanor, Washington DC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Katsaros, offers general and cosmetic dental work.

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Dr. Toshar Taneja

A leader in general and cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Known for his calm demeanor and meticulous approach, he uses digital tools and technologies to ensure exceptional clinical results.

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Our Reviews

I was in DC for a summer internship and had to make an emergency dental appointment for HORRIBLE tooth pain that basically sprang up overnight. The doctors here were able to see me same-day (and the front desk had such compassion for me!). The doctors were able to quickly diagnose my problem and refer me to a specialist for a root canal— the specialist was incredible! I also want to note that my dentist at home consistently dismissed my complaints of sensitivity and pain. The dentists at this office were able to determine within minutes that I needed a root canal! I would give more than 5 stars if I could, and will absolutely be searching for a new dentist, who is as good as the dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry, when I return home.

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The care is always excellent.

P.V. Google

I traveled from Manhattan to DC to do my Invisalign with Dr. Fordjour. I cannot rave about their level of skill, attentiveness and flexibility when scheduling enough. Dr. Fordjour and his team were incredible and made each trip 1000% worth it. If you are hesitant to travel to DC for your dental care take it from me- it's absolutely unquestionably worth it! I love my smile now more than ever and I won't ever see another dentist!

T. Google

During my travels from Australia, I encountered unexpected dental issues. However, my experience at the Washington Center for Dentistry was nothing short of exceptional! The team there was incredibly welcoming and kind, making me feel completely at ease. I can't recommend them highly enough! Despite the challenges of seeking dental care in a foreign country, I was impressed by the level of service and the top-notch facilities. A truly remarkable experience.

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1430 K Street NW, #800

Washington, DC 20005


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