About Dr. Katsaros
Dr. Michael Katsaros is highly regarded for excellence in all aspects of general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, including crowns, veneers and implants, as well as treatment for TMJ, snoring and Sleep Apnea. Patients particularly enjoy his gentle touch and empathetic approach to patient care, establishing instant rapport, while putting patients at ease.
Dr. Katsaros is dedicated to providing advanced dentistry at the highest and most comprehensive level, with particular attention to the connection between oral health and body health. “Now that scientific research has proven that bad bacteria living in our mouths invade bone and tissue and travel in the bloodstream, causing inflammation—we are committed to protocols and therapies that help prevent oral bacteria from harming heart health and brain health,” says Dr. Katsaros.
Working to stay at the forefront of today’s cutting edge techniques in dentistry, Dr. Katsaros is a life-long student of implementing the latest technological advances in his every day practice. “I am committed to providing each patient the warm and friendly experience they deserve,” he says. “I take seriously their expectation that I hold myself to the highest standards—to improve and preserve their health, function and esthetics.”
Specialties and Skills
Dr. Katsaros is especially known for his expertise in cosmetic enhancements with veneers, gum-line lifting and reshaping. Patients seek out his signature smile-design techniques—using complex facial-proportion measurements, high-tech laser and 3-D imaging to create a one-of-a-kind smile for each patient. “It is my greatest joy on the day of a big reveal when a patient says: “This is even better than the smile I always dreamed of! It looks like me—but so much better!”
He is also sought after for his expertise in implant dentistry, root canal therapy and treating patients with snoring and sleep-breathing disorders. Special clinical training in sleep and TMJ management has added to his skills in designing comfortable oral removable devices to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, often eliminating the need to use a CPAP machine during sleep. In addition, Dr. Katsaros is a highly regarded Invisalign-certified dentist.
Education and Training
Dr. Katsaros is a graduate of Villanova University and received his summa cum laude DMD degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry. He completed the highly regarded General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition, he has completed extensive training in Cosmetic and Bio-function Dynamic Smile Rehab, improving and re-calibrating a person’s posture, and advanced tooth movement through orthodontics that actually mimic the natural development of bone and dentition.
As an experienced clinician, Dr. Katsaros is among a group of elite dentists at the forefront of treating patients with sleep apnea and eliminating debilitating symptoms. Advanced training also maintains Dr. Katsaros as a top-level Invisalign-certified dentist. Hundreds of his patients are the happy recipients of dazzling, straighter new smiles—all achieved with Invisalign’s gentle tooth-movement technology. Completing an acclaimed General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, he received training from some of the most advanced dentists in the world.
Dr. Katsaros is proud to be associated with the following organizations:
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Academy of Oral Systemic Health
Dental Wellness Network
American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
"Great place, great service. I went to this center for an acute inflammation problem above one of my teeth. When I called, I could set up an appointment immediately (Friday late afternoon), no dental insurance required. I received a root canal procedure that was executed in a correct and professional manner, successfully. The place deserves 5* if it wasn't for the price: $2000 for a standard front tooth root canal treatment (no crowns) -- which is more than 2,5 times the average price in DC. I asked for clarification during a next visit, but only heard that this was the price for their services. If you want the royal treatment, go here. I never understood why they are so much more expensive than anyone else."
"Hands down, the best experience you will ever have at the dentist! Every single member of their team is knowledgeable and extremely professional. You are truly pampered here and, while they will never cut corners when it comes to your dental health, they are also great about not recommending extra, unnecessary work just to make you pay more. On my very first visit, I showed up with an emergency root canal and the team took me in straight away. While they were working on my teeth, I actually FELL ASLEEP because I was so comfortable. Just can't go wrong with these guys..."
"I've been coming to the Washington Center for Dentistry since I moved into the District in 2001. I find the entire staff to be very friendly and knowledgeable, whether it's a regular cleaning or a root canal. The hours are very flexible too."
"This place is awesome. The facility is top of the line as is all of their equipment. Everyone was really nice and Dr. Katsaros is a really cool dude. He inspected my teeth and xrays thoroughly with great attention to detail. Being able to pick music to listen to is a nice touch. My only issue was that my insurance didn't cover my visit since it wasn't a preferred provider. But that is my fault for not checking first. I love this place so much I'm switching plans just so I can stay."
"This place is such a mystery to me. I will never understand how a dentist's office can be so...peaceful? I always have such a zen experience here, I can never imagine going anywhere else. Every single person on the staff is kind, helpful and good-natured. I see Dr. Katsaros whose easygoing, gregarious personality really puts me at ease. You can tell he's super intense about his work also which, as a patient, I certainly appreciate. But he also genuinely wants you to be comfortable and happy and is more than happy to take time to sit with you and explain every facet of the procedure (he did my filling with a laser - cool!). My hygienist is Ann who is, simply put, the greatest dental hygienist ever. She makes me realize the error of my tooth/gum-care ways without ever being condescending or anything but sweet. I really could write a book about why/how this place is so wonderful but suffice it to say: go there - you will not regret it!! Each time, I leave that place in a better mood than when I entered."
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