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iTero Element 5D (Infrared Dental Scanner) in Washington DC

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Welcome to dentistry’s newest scanning technology, and we are excited to have the first of its kind in DC!

Our iTero Element 5D, the only dental scanner that takes 6,000 images per second, uses Infrared Imaging, real-time decay finder and time-lapse 3-D Imaging.

With this pain-free health and wellness scan—we conduct a “Digital Tour” of the inside of your teeth! Imagine viewing budding tooth decay with your dentist—right on the screen. (Remember when the pointy instrument was the state-of-the-art decay finder?

Add to that a TimeLapse function that compares images of your teeth—over time. We “overlay” a previous scan onto your current scan, and see the smallest changes in your bite, track receding gums, and detect even slight tooth movements. In addition, the detailed images pinpoint problems so precisely that we can resolve problems while removing less tooth structure. Talk about 21st century dental tracking!

Our Doctors Love It

“The scan-over-scan makes it easy to see even ‘micro-changes’ that we can take care of before they become problems,” says Dr. Elana Shlansky. “And now patients can see what I see in their mouth.”

Another exciting advance for Dr. Shlansky is being able to see cracks in teeth that do not always show up on routine X-Rays. “There usually needs to be a 30 percent change to show up on X-Ray,” she says. She also really appreciates the huge advantage of always having a copy of the patient’s mouth right there in the office, when they are not there.

“It’s a game-changer that goes beyond our fondest dreams in dentistry, “says Dr. Daniel Deutsch. “The most amazing communication and diagnostic tool we’ve ever had. Patients can SEE their decay, changes in their bite from wear and tear. They love it. We love it.”

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.

L.P. Google

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!

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