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Dr. Michael Landy, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Washington, DC

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3.9
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After a particularly painful cleaning by the dentist in which he rushed and kept stabbing my gums with a sharp instrument,I spit out a bowlful of blood then told him that it was painful. His curt response was that because I had waited 7-8 months since my last dentist appt, the cleaning was just going to be harder. (What? 7-8 months is not that long to go between appointments. 6 months is the recommended time.) I have never had such a painful cleaning, even after 2 years of not seeing a dentist. Then, not recognizing that the pain I just experienced and his poor response were NOT going to set me up to be receptive to be sold anything, he proceeded to first try to sell me a mouth guard that was hundreds more than my last dentist quoted. He then tried to sell me Invisalign braces, claiming that doing that first would improve the work of the mouth guard. I told him I wasn’t interested in anything cosmetic, and he told me that the INVISALIGN braces weren’t cosmetic and that they don’t “align” but they would help my mouth guard work better. Well, “align” is in the name of the product, and they are supposed to be a substitute for regular braces, and he says they won’t “align” my teeth? What I heard was so ridiculous I laughed out loud. I will not return.
After a particularly painful cleaning by the dentist in which he rushed and kept stabbing my gums with a sharp instrument, I spit out a bowlful of blood then told himthat it was painful. His curt response was that because I had waited 7-8 months since my last dentist appt, the cleaning was just going to be harder. (What? 7-8 months is not that long to go between appointments. 6 months is the recommended time.) I have never had such a painful cleaning, even after 2 years of not seeing a dentist. Then, not recognizing that the pain I just experienced and his poor response were NOT going to set me up to be receptive to be sold anything, he proceeded to first try to sell me a mouth guard that was hundreds more than my last dentist quoted. He then tried to sell me Invisalign braces, claiming that doing that first would improve the work of the mouth guard. I told him I wasn’t interested in anything cosmetic, and he told me that the INVISALIGN braces weren’t cosmetic and that they don’t “align” but they would help my mouth guard work better. Well, “align” is in the name of the product, and they are supposed to be a substitute for regular braces, and he says they won’t “align” my teeth? What I heard was so ridiculous I laughed out loud. I will not return.
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I really didn’t like this experience. They didn’t even floss my teeth and it just seemed like an old building. Thewait was long and the Dentist didn’t seem caring.
I really didn’t like this experience. They didn’t even floss my teeth and it just seemed like an old building. The wait was long and the Dentist didn’t seem caring.
Dominique C. · October 25, 2018

About Dr. Michael Landy

Dr. Landy graduated from New York University College of Dentistry and then served in the United States Air Force Dental Corp for 3 years here in the Washington, DC, area at Andrews and Bolling AFB's. He received extensive post-graduate training in all aspects of clinical dentistry and has been located at his current address in upper northwest Washington, DC, since 1984. His longevity in this lovely residential neighborhood is a testimony to his clinical expertise and the respect and admiration of his patients and the professional community! Dr. Landy is proud to be a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a member of the American Dental Association and the District of Columbia Dental Society. He is active in Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, a charitable organization whose goal is to allow the less fortunate around the world to receive the dental care that they deserve, despite their economic condition or geographic location.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225129224

Dr. Michael Landy's office location

Dr. Michael G. Landy, DDS

4600 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 131

Washington, DC 20008

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After a particularly painful cleaning by the dentist in which he rushed and kept stabbing my gums with a sharp instrument, I spit out a bowlful of blood then told him that it was painful. His curt response was that becauseI had waited 7-8 months since my last dentist appt, the cleaning was just going to be harder. (What? 7-8 months is not that long to go between appointments. 6 months is the recommended time.) I have never had such a painful cleaning, even after 2 years of not seeing a dentist. Then, not recognizing that the pain I just experienced and his poor response were NOT going to set me up to be receptive to be sold anything, he proceeded to first try to sell me a mouth guard that was hundreds more than my last dentist quoted. He then tried to sell me Invisalign braces, claiming that doing that first would improve the work of the mouth guard. I told him I wasn’t interested in anything cosmetic, and he told me that the INVISALIGN braces weren’t cosmetic and that they don’t “align” but they would help my mouth guard work better. Well, “align” is in the name of the product, and they are supposed to be a substitute for regular braces, and he says they won’t “align” my teeth? What I heard was so ridiculous I laughed out loud. I will not return.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Landy and his staff are awesome.
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Quick service, felt rushed, a little bit of pain, and pleasant bedside manner.
Less than 6 months ago
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I really didn’t like this experience. They didn’t even floss my teeth and it just seemed like an old building. The wait was long and the Dentist didn’t seem caring.
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Initial visit, seems to be pleasant, knowledgable and efficient.
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The front office staff was very pleasant and I only waited 5 minutes that to be seen... That is the only good thing about my visit. The hygenist did not introduce themselves nor tell me what they were going to doto my mouth, before they asked me to open my mouth and started polishing my teeth. I knew this was part of the appointment, but I didn't even know this person's name, nor was I sure what they were actually doing to my mouth since I wasn't told beforehand. When the dentist came in, he did introduce himself, so I thought this was going to be better. However, after examining my teeth and letting me know that grinding and malalignment we're causing some of my pain he tried to sell me on Invisalign. When I told him I was already scheduled to see an orthodontist, and that I've had three orthodontists tell me I'm not a candidate for Invisalign, he proceeded for the next 15 minutes,to tell me that I should do Invisalign. Finally, he started to examine my teeth and did a cleaning.... then gave me a flyer about Invisalign and started to talk about it again even after I told him that I couldn't afford it, and that I was not interested. To appease him, and to stop the conversation to get out of there, I took the flyer and said "okay I will think about it and follow up with you." To make it even worse, the dentist belched beside me didn't even say excuse me, and then just proceeded like nothing happened. I've since found another Primary Care dentist, and will not be revisiting this provider, nor recommending this office to my colleagues.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Landy is incredibly pushy when it comes to recommending products and this feels unethical. Further, his billing department has caused me numerous headaches as they do not keep good records and are very hard to reach. Probably would never go again.
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Always kind, caring, gentle and thorough.
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I felt rushed. I am currently in pain and cannot contact anyone at the office number provided. I have called numerous times but have not been able to reach a live person. Dr. Landys emergency voicemail is full. I felt confident while at the office, afterwards, not so confident.
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It took an hour before I was taken to the back...and then an additional 20 minutes before the hygienist actually began work. The hygienist spent 30 minutes [0 exaggeration] x-rays of my mouth another 10 minutes passed before the dentist camein to clean my mouth. He rushed through the cleaning [wasn't thorough at all]. When he was finished, he then proceeded to attempt to sell me services that I did not need for my mouth. Save your time...this dentist felt like a scam artist and extremely unprofessional. Would not recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good! Great job! Very happy!!
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Very professional
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Not a good dentist. Tries to sell you on everything. Tried to convince me my teeth were so bad that I need to come in for 3 to 4 times per year.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good experience. Once I get the X-rays from my prior dentist successfully sent over will see Dr. Lsndy from now on.
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The initial meeting and foundation work went beautifully. Dr. Landy and his assistant were very cordial and very efficient and my dental needs were swiftly and clearly outlined to me. A rational plan is already taking form and I couldn't be more pleased.
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Dr. Landy is an excellent and compassionate dentist, who is both highly knowledgeable and genuinely kind and likeable (excellent "chair-side" manner). His team, similarly, is both competent and caring, and reflects what is clearly an overall commitment to patient care.
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I thought the prep time wouldn't be long since I filled out everything online but it was still a 20min wait before they were ready for me. The assistants were friendly. Dr. Landry was nice, but I didn't like how hesprung a cancer exam on me last minute. I would expect something like that to be offered when I walked in and set up everything with the receptionist, not when I'm in the chair and have no time to consider whether I really needed this exam that "may or may not be covered by my insurance" as Dr.Landy puts it. The fee wasn't too high so not a big deal but I got the feeling of being put on the spot.
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Dr. Landy is consistently informative, patient, and genuinely concerned for his patients.
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All the staff was very friendly and accommodating, even though I was 20 minutes late :D
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The assistant was kind and nice, Although Mr. Landy was rushy, rude and greedy. Dr. Landy said my teeth will all fell off in 10 years if I would have not do invisalign?? Seriously doctor? I'll call you back in 10 years. Never Again!
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The dentist saw me right away and did a good job explaining what was going on with my teeth and what I could do about it. He also looked into whether my insurance would cover certain procedures, which I really likedbecause most doctors would defer that task to the billing department.
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He and his team are excellent!
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Dr. Landy is patient, knowledgeable, and sincere in his concern for his patients. His front office staff is always helpful and friendly, and his medical team -- Melondi stand out -- is excellent!
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Do not go to Dr. Landy. A first time patient, I went in for a cleaning. The receptionist was incredibly rude. They double-booked the time slot and obviously rushed through my appointment. When I met Dr. Landy he didn't even introducehimself and was extremely brusque. He told me that I needed follow up work. Then I received a treatment plan outlining the follow-up procedures in the mail and what the charges would be. Conveniently, he planned them in such a way that nothing was covered by my insurance and would incur significant expense to me. When I called my insurance to inquire about this, they told me that the procedures he described in the office are usually billed in another way that would be 100% covered with 0 expense to me out of pocket. When I called Dr. Landy's office to ask why they were charging these in this way and if I could be billed in a way that would allow my insurance to cover the work, the staff person started rambling on about how my insurance carrier always fights claims and complaining that my plan reimburses them significantly less than other plans. Then she said if I wasn't willing to go along with their scheme, which to me is nothing short of thievery, then I could just find another dentist. It was a disgusting and shameless attempt to rob me of nearly a month's rent (by DC standards), so of course I will be following her advice and getting a new dentist.
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Dr. Landy trys to upsell everything so much so that you can't trust anything he says. I won't be going back.
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Dr. Landy isn't the most personable of dentists: he's not going to make small talk about what you do for a living during your exam. But the reason is that I think he understands it's impossible to hold a conversation whileyou have multiple tools in your mouth. That said, Dr. Landy is probably the most thorough dentist I've ever had. He's excellent at not only explaining what he sees, but also at showing you. He gave me a hand mirror so that he could show me what was up by pointing things out as he described some issues I was having and various alternatives for treatment. I came away with more knowledge about what good dental health looked like than I ever had before. Kudos!
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Dr. Landy and his staff were professional and friendly; I only had to wait a few minutes to be seen, and the technician apologized for the delay. His practice is two blocks from my apartment so it is extremely convenient. Ihave some dental problems that need to be addressed, and Dr. Landy took the time to explain each one in detail and is sending me a treatment plan with an estimate for each. I appreciate his courtesy and thoroughness.
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Dr. Landy always treats me with the utmost professionalism!
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The attempt to up-sell during Dr. Landy's examination was unprofessional and unwelcome. Having a one-way conversation with a patient who is literally unable to respond due to having tools and hands in one's mouth is unbecoming of a physician.While I am not a dentist, additional x-rays were taken that were not wholly covered under my Kaiser plan. I would advise asking, up front, about the exact scope of one's dental plan. Otherwise, the visit was great. At 8 AM there was no wait time. The dental hygienist was personable and efficient, so was the front office staff. I will go back, but with a mentality of negotiation and clarity of services before any action is taken.
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He was wonderful! Very kind and took the time to explain everything. The staff was also very nice and attentive!
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