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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.

About How Many Years Can Porcelain Veneers Last?

Our WCD Team05/15/2023

Porcelain veneers cover a range of cosmetic issues to improve the appearance of your teeth. Learn about dental veneers and how long they last here.


How to Care for Your Teeth During Invisalign® Treatment

Our WCD Team04/17/2023

It is still important to care for your smile when wearing Invisalign aligners. Learn about Invisalign treatment and how to clean your devices here.


How Can a Smile Makeover Improve the Shape of Your Teeth?

Our WCD Team03/19/2023

Misshapen teeth can make your smile appear uneven. Read about our smile makeover treatment and how cosmetic dentistry procedures improve your look.

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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 really like the warm water polishing and of course the people are amazing! WCD has been my dentist for over a decade.

S.H. Yelp

I have had repairs and cleanings at Washington Center for Dentistry, and every time the work has been superb, the experience flawless, and smoothly run, with an amazing finished product! Thank you, Dr Shlansky!

A.B. Google

I’ve been to Dr Matin for two extraction and prep for a future implant. He is careful, concerned (answers all questions clearly and completely) and his work is impeccable. Best of all zero pain or discomfort after the operation- something not that common I think. Highly recommend

D.D. Healthgrades

No one really wants to need gum grafts, but if you do need them, you want an excellent doctor to conduct the surgery. Dr. Matin is wonderful, warm, and top notch. He has done two grafts on me (five years ago; they’ve healed beautifully), and I’m scheduled for a third. Additionally, everyone in his office is so incredibly nice and helpful!

E. Healthgrades

The work on my teeth performed by Dr. Matin exceeded my expectations and led to a 100 percent satisfactory outcome. Dental surgery was remarkably pain free. The level of professionalism by the doctor and his staff is unsurpassed in my experience. I was well briefed and educated on every aspect of my surgery, and the doctor followed up after every step of the surgical process to ensure a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend his services.

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1430 K Street NW, #800

Washington, DC 20005


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