Saturday, February 25, 2012

Recommended: Regular Dentists and Dental Implant Dentists

Photo by Albert Bridge
All Life Is Local has a companion listserv,, which regularly receives queries from members looking for recommendations. From time to time on All Life Is Local, we like to post a compilation of recent, helpful recommendations on a particular topic on the listserv -- in this case, dentists.


I have a great dentist right in this area. And he really listens to your concerns, as well as being great dentist. It is Jeffrey Almo at 3601 Connecticut (in the Broadmoor apartment building). His partner, Dr. Selvaggio also is very good. It is a wonderful practice. I should know, I have been to several dentists in the area.  The phone number is (202) 362-5596; his website is


I recommend McDermott, Gianini and Gray at the corner of Wisconsin and Davenport. A fantastic group of dentists and hygienists. I've ben using the practice for over 25 years. The number is 202-244-4111.

I would highly recommend Peter P. Michael DDS, who has been my dentist for several years. I found him through Consumer Checkbook and the Washingtonian Best Dentists lists. He is located at 5100 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Connecticut and Nebraska). Call 202-363-1337. He accepts MetLife.

I highly recommend Eugene (Gene) Giannini. He repaired a chip on my front teeth years ago and they look as good as new. His number is 202-244-4111 and his office is on Wisconsin Avenue across from Martens Volvo. 

My family goes to Dr. Stan Shulman on Mass Avenue. His number is 202-966-3900. If you need sedation, call Dr. Meltzer in Aspen Hill, 301-871-8880. He did extensive work on my teeth. They are both wonderful.

My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Jim Louie for 25 years. He takes BCBS PPO. Dr. Louie is careful, considerate, and provides great personal attention. He is a solo practitioner and does not use a hygienist. His referrals to oral surgeons and other specialists have been superb. He charges less than most large practices for non-covered items like crowns. I give him my highest recommendation. His office is at Farragut West. Contact details: 1800 I St NW #802, Washington D.C., DC 20006-5407, (202) 383-0095.    

I recommend the Washington Center for Dentistry on K Street. My dentist is Marc Doctors, who is genial, knowledgeable and professional in every way (as is the entire staff at WCD):
I've had two implants done at two separate times. Be aware that this process involves an oral surgeon/ endodontist along with a regular dentist. Washington Center for Dentistry is a team of dental professionals in one practice, one location. Your records are in the same office, your bill in the same office, everything is cohesive and seamless, and furthermore, they're convenient to bus and metro at K & 14th. (My first implant required that I go to offices in Springfield, in downtown DC, at the Watergate, and in Bethesda. It shouldn't have to be like that.)

Thank you to everyone who replied to my request for recommendations for dentists who do implants. This listserv is a wonderful resource. Here are the replies I received:

Dr. Georganne Apgar is fantastic. 5454 Wisconsin Ave #620, Chevy Chase, MD 301-652-3355 , in nearby Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights. Suggested twice.

Steven Kaufman, DMD at 1145 19th Street NW, suite 707, 202-223-2211.    

Dr. Clarence Lindquist, . Recommended by three people.

Dr Garry Miller who is a DC periodontist, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-298-6111.

I've had good experience with Dr. Gerard Bouquel, 1350 Connecticut Avenue #305, 202-887-5441.

Dr Jeffrey Singer in DuPont Circle is exceptional and has lots of implant experience, 2111 Phelps Place NW, 20008, 202-265-0525.    

Michael Stiglitz is excellent. He's done 5 implants plus periodontal surgery. 2311 M St NW #500 Washington, DC 202-296-3360

Dr. Robert Tigani has been my dentist for at least 15 years. He has done a couple of caps for me and has done a beautiful job. I know he does implants. 202-223-2028.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for dental implants. Dentures can now be replaced. Planning to go to the dentist next month.