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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 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.


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.


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

Professional Memberships



"The Washington Center for Dentistry is a very impressive group indeed; It all begins with a beautiful, large, and comfortable open sign-in and waiting area with an eye-popping view of K street from the 8th floor. The doctors and staff are dedicated, focused, and personable, and the goal is clearly the very best dental care. This, for me, came in the skills and very pleasant demeanor of Dr. Elana Shlansky whose insistence on perfection soon revealed itself as a kind of signature. All very agreeable! The whole Washington Center for Dentistry package is extraordinary! Take your mouth there! you won't regret it."



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"Great dentist and hygienist. They provide the best cleanings I’ve ever had - and pretty painless. We’ll worth it!"



"Great dentist and hygienist. They provide the best cleanings I've ever had - and pretty painless. We'll worth it!"



"As we all know, moving out of state can be stressful, especially locating new medical professionals. When I experienced excruciating dental pain, I needed to quickly find a dentist to take a look at my tooth. I did a quick google search for a dentist in D.C. and Washington Center for Dentistry was the first dental office that appeared in my search. I completed the online intake form and within minutes I received a very pleasant call from Michelle. In speaking with her, something told me I was already in good care. She introduced the practice, the dentists, the mission and most importantly the care I would receive      6"



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