ABOUT DR. 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 clinical practice. The high-level training she received at esteemed practices on both the east and west coasts of the country informs her integrated patient care.
With science and technology driving fast-paced changes, Dr. Shlansky works diligently to remain at the fore-front and provide the highest level of dentistry.
SPECIALTIES AND SKILLS
Dr. Shlansky is proficient in appearance-related dentistry, including crowns, veneers and implants as well as progressive restorative care. She incorporates expertise from training in public health into a personalized, patient-centered approach. Patients are drawn to her warm and gentle energy and instantly enjoy a comfortable and friendly rapport.
In addition, Dr. Shlansky focuses on the oral-systemic connection, including the critical link between dental disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“I am committed to the modern dental model of working alongside highly trained hygienists to screen patients for oral bacteria that we now know can threaten not only oral health, but systemic health as well,” says Dr. Shlansky.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Shlansky is a graduate of Cornell University and received her DDS degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She attained a Master of Public Health degree as well as the distinction of an HRSA Title VII Pre-doctoral Scholar at the Columbia University Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Shlansky completed the rigorous and highly regarded General Practice Residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Her work in the Bay Area provided an opportunity to hone private practice skills in cosmetic and esthetic areas in dental care.
She also worked at a non-profit community dental clinic and served as adjunct professor at the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Shlansky was selected as 2019 Top Invisalign Dentist representing Washington, DC. She is an avid practitioner of Invisalign technology to correct misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, bite problems, as well as the resulting conditions of lapsed orthodontics patients.
She is also recognized for expertise and artistic vision in cosmetic dentistry, reflecting a dedication and passion for improving the smiles and confidence of her patients.
Dr. Shlansky is proud to be associated with the following organizations:
American Dental Association
District of Columbia Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
American Association for Women Dentists
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
"I was so nervous about going to the dentist today. It was my first time visiting Washington Center for Dentistry (WCD)and all I can say is WOW! From the moment I stepped out of the elevator I was greeted with smiles and a good morning. One of the staff named Nicole gave me a tour and explained the facility which made me feel welcome . The staff was professional, polite and personable. Doniece, the dental assistant was nothing short of amazing, & Dr. Shlansky made me feel comfortable and took the time to explain every step before anything happened. The treatment I received was phenomenal and unmatched!!!! I feel better about going to the Dentist now🤗"
"I was so nervous about going to the dentist today. It was my first time visiting Washington Center for Dentistry (WCD)and all I can say is WOW! From the moment I stepped out of the elevator I was greeted with smiles and a good morning. One of the staff named Nicole gave me a tour and explained the facility which made me feel welcome . The staff was professional, polite and personable. Doniece, the dental assistant was nothing short of amazing, & Dr. Shlansky made me feel comfortable and took the time to explain every step before anything happened. The treatment I received was phenomenal and unmatched!!!! I feel better about going to the Dentist now"
"I've been a patient of Washington center for Dentistry for a while and I always have an amazing experience. My last visit at Washington center for Dentistry was the BEST experience ever!! The dental team that took care of me was Dr Shlansky and Teresa. I am so thankful for how both Dr Shlansky and Teresa noticed how nervous I was from the beginning . They explained everything to me, like when I would feel pressure or before they started to "drill" on my tooth. During my procedure my team always checked my comfort level and explained what was happening next. Not only did they explain to me what was happening but also why my tooth ended up needing my procedure. Washington center for dentistry is superior to any Dentists I've ever been to. The Center is so state of the art with all of the latest dental technology. The treatment room was beautiful, and modern!! I would recommend all of my family and friends and fellow Yelpers to visit Washington Center for Dentistry, you won't be disappointed!"
"The dentists and nurses are very professional and compassionate. All the staff make you feel welcome and cared for from the minute you walk in the door, throughout the treatment and when you leave. The office is beautiful with a calm serene decor- like a spa."
"Everyone was friendly and kind and I hav faith in their expertise."
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