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Dr. Cara Schantz, DDS

Dentist

Arlington, VA

About Dr. Cara Schantz

Dr. Cara Schantz is a native of Northern Virginia; born and raised in McLean. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After dental school, Dr. Schantz chose to do a one-year residency in general dentistry in New York City. Dr. Schantz is certified in Invisalign, the nearly-invisible braces, and has completed coursework at the Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Schantz has also been trained in conscious sedation and has extensive experience performing this procedure with adults as well as children. Dr. Schantz has practiced dentistry for several years in Northern Virginia and in 2011, opened her own private practice. Both in her own practice and as an Associate at previous dental practices, Dr. Schantz has focused on providing quality, innovative dental procedures while educating her patients to the important connection between oral health and overall physical well-being. She has participated in numerous Mission of Mercy projects that provide dental services to underserved areas in Virginia, in addition to volunteering abroad in Jamaica, Honduras and Belize. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at a local nursing home with her dog Jacob, traveling, and exploring D.C.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center, Residency in General Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1841417185

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Dentist appointments make me really nervous, so it had been way too long since my last cleaning and check-up. Even thoughmy teeth were not in good shape, Cara and her staff were so kind and made me feel at ease the entire time. They explained what they were doing in detail, arranged a care plan that was supported by my insurance, and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this team to anyone who fears dental appointments — they will help you get back on track.
Dentist appointments make me really nervous, so it had been way too long since my last cleaning and check-up. Even though my teeth were not in good shape, Cara and herstaff were so kind and made me feel at ease the entire time. They explained what they were doing in detail, arranged a care plan that was supported by my insurance, and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this team to anyone who fears dental appointments — they will help you get back on track.
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Overall everyone was amazing, they informed me of some issues and I was able to schedule all my appointment for nextweek (AMAZING) I would definitely recommend them.
Overall everyone was amazing, they informed me of some issues and I was able to schedule all my appointment for next week (AMAZING) I would definitely recommend them.
Samantha I. · July 18, 2019

Dr. Cara Schantz's office location

CNS Dental

3650 South Glebe Road, Suite 195

Arlington, VA 22202

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Dentist appointments make me really nervous, so it had been way too long since my last cleaning and check-up. Even though my teeth were not in good shape, Cara and her staff were so kind and made me feel at ease the entire time. They explained what they were doing in detail, arranged a care plan that was supported by my insurance, and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this team to anyone who fears dental appointments — they will help you get back on track.

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Overall everyone was amazing, they informed me of some issues and I was able to schedule all my appointment for next week (AMAZING) I would definitely recommend them.

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Great as always!

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Very good dental office.

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Great Customer Service. They really know about the maintenance and well being of Dental Hygiene.

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Loved this office and the staff. Will definitely be going back!

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Very clean, professional and courteous. I will be going to the team at CNS from now on.

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The reveptionistwas veryhelpful, and respectful. Really went out her way to help people. Dentist hygenist, and Dentist took, time and care. Explained things. Only thing is, they should have a patient portal. Or give copies of paper work. Only email, I got was the not receipt. I thought I'd get electronic docs too, since did then on electronic key pad (which was cool) Have to call because no response to my email yet about it. But other than that, I highly recommend.

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Dr. Cara and her provide excellent, timely and efficient services. Going to the dentist is never a favorite of mine but the experience is always delightful with Dr. Schantz and her team.

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I’ve been seeing Dr. Schantz for 10 years she is always personable and professional -great upbeat personality and of course excellent dental care. I recommended her to my husband who now is a regular patient and recommend her to all my friends! I also love that she gives to her community and is an avid dog rescue advocate adopting dogs in need and donating to shelters!

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Dr. Schantz is an excellent dentist, and our whole family sees her and her team. We would never go elsewhere!

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One of the better experiences I have had at a doctor's office.

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I love this office! Sad that I am moving away.

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The assistants were not professional during this specific visit. However the dentist, who I have seen twice now, was professional and accommodating

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I saw Dr. Ghorab today and he was diligent, friendly and professional. The whole staff was great and they made me feel welcomed and comfortable. Overall a good experience with CNS Dental.

More than 1 year ago
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She was not the dentist who saw me today.

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Cordial and friendly staff, Dr Schantz was very professional and her smile certainly put me at ease. Highly recommendable

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She pays attention to every patient's situation.

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Service was slow...

More than 1 year ago
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His team was great from the reception staff to the dental hygienist!

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Dr Schantz was great. She explained everything thoroughly and has the technology in her office to provide visuals to back up her explanations. It was a great experience. I will be returning.

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Absolute best dental facility in the area.

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Fantastic visit, Dr. Schantz was very professional and helpful as always.

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Although I was getting a filling, Dr. Schantz made me feel very at ease and I felt no pain. I have been a patient with her for over 2 years and I highly recommend her.

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Love this office! Everyone is very nice, and professional. Most importantly, they are very clear about what's medically necessary and what isn't, and they are very transparent about the costs BEFORE doing any work.

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Great dentist and great staff! She explained everything and answered all my questions.

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As always Dr. Schantz is amazing! She has been my dentist for years and I have followed her through various practices before she opened her own because she is that great! She is personable, quick, thorough and her dental work is pain free.

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Great dentists and hygienists here!

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Really nice office, kind staff, very professional. After a bad experience with a different dental practice, I tend to be on the nervous side and going to this practice made me feel less nervous.

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Dr. Schantz was very helpful and understanding about my fear of dental work and explained everything carefully to me.

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Always a pleasant visit and super convenient.

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Great customer service, wonderful bedside manner, convenient location and appointment scheduling - all around very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend.

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Honest and thorough. She is great and had been our dentist since we moved to Arlington.

More than 1 year ago
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I always have a good experience, the waiting times are getting better.

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Dr. Schantz is hands down the best dentist I have had! She is extremely kind, and very good at what she does. This professionalism extends to her other staff, and you can tell that she takes a lot of pride in providing the best care and service. My wife and I like her so much we have continued to go to CNS even after moving out by Fairfax. Highly recommended.

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Such a great dentist! Dr. Schantz does the cleanings herself. She has a great bedside manner. The whole team is very professional and courteous. I needed a wisdom tooth removed at one point, and the oral surgeon who comes to her practice once a month was also great. My husband goes to Dr. Schantz, as do most of my colleagues! We're regulars, every 6 months.

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Cara Shantz was very knowledgeable and made sure I understood everything she was seeing and doing. She presented many options to fix a problem and made sure I left with written information about my visit, the options I was given, and my next visit. I felt comfortable and welcomed at CNS Dental.

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Very nice and professional front office staff. Great location and ambiance. The only surprise was that Dr. Schantz was not the dentist who saw me but instead her colleague, Dr. Ghorab, did. I really liked him though and think I might have found my new dentist. Great bedside manner and conversation.

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I thought she was great! Very professional, honest and straight!

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Cara is the best! I've been seeing her for over two years now. Could not be happier with her care and quality of service. Highly recommend!

More than 1 year ago
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Probably the best dental practice and dentist i have seen. Dr. Rami N. Ghorab is the dentist who took care of me and he was incredibly professional, competent and treated me the way every patient would like to be treated. He gave me a thorough check-up and then explained what work I needed to have done and prioritized for me each procedure. I thought he was very balanced and thoughtful. I am new to the area, so am thrilled to have found such a good practice. Highly recommended.

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The dentist I saw was great and the support staff was helpful. I was in and out in no time and my teeth felt better then they have in a while. Both the Dental Hygienist and the Dentist were gentle and easy to work with.

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Very pleasant experience! I think that I've finally found my dentist.

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Great visit, always honest and professional.

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Awesome dentist, caring and very knowledgeable.

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Very personable and quick. She remembered our previous conversation and we talked about travel.

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She's amazing wouldn't go to anyone else- ever! I've been seeing her for about 8 years and her work is great and always painless.

More than 1 year ago
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very clean and modern office, nice staff.

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Thank you for accommodating me today!

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Awesome dentist...

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