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Dr. Rania Saleh, DDS, MSci

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Saleh received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2003 and then pursued a two-year advanced general practice residency at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, followed by a Masters of Science in Dentistry also at McGill. Dr. Saleh has attended some of the nation's most premier post-graduate training facilities, such as The Pankey Institute and the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. She has received extensive cosmetic dentistry training from the distinguished Kois Center, a renowned continuing education facility that trains dentists from around the world in the latest cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques. Her commitment to continuing education and quality patient care allows her to provide each patient with a customized and esthetically pleasing dental treatment. Dr. Saleh received numerous awards, including the McGill Faculty of Dentistry Studentship and the Dr. Yu-Mi

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - McGill University
  • McGill University, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • Northern Virginia Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1033423181

Office locations

Smile Designer

1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 101

Arlington, VA 22209

Smile Designer

12662 Lake Ridge Dr, Ste A

Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Dr. Saleh and his staff was amazing. I relocated to the area about a year ago and was neverous about finding a new dentist after being with the same one for over 16 yrs. Dr. Saleh and his staff made mefeel at ease and answer all of my questions.. I went back to work recommending this office to my coworkers.
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Fantastic service, great work!
More than 1 year ago
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Clean comfortable locations, seamless checkin and felt welcomed!
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Best dentist ever! Moved out of state and will miss her dearly!
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Dr. Saleh was absolutely fantastic- she is genuinely invested in her profession and up to date on the most current dental and oral health developments. She was also able to answer all of my questions and explain away a lot ofmy concerns while outlining potential treatment for the future. A similar dentist at another practice in this area (Rosslyn Metro / Arlington area) was far too cavalier and casual while charging nearly double for the same services Dr. Saleh provided (and without bitewing x-rays)! Don't waste your time going anywhere else in the Rosslyn area- I do not have dental insurance and have had an opportunity to try out a few of the dentists in this area and will not be changing again after a long search!
More than 1 year ago
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From the fist visiting, Dr. Rania was very nice with me. She treated me professionally and explained everything that I need. I'm really happy after visiting her.
More than 1 year ago
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Awesome! Very fast, friendly staff, and Dr. Saleh took the time to explain what was going on and all the various treatments I'd need to consider.
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She is wonderful! I am terrified of going to the dentist but Dr. Saleh and her team are so sweet and comforting.
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The visit went well. I was a new patient and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful. I filled out the necessary forms and barely had a chance to open a magazine - I was seen practically immediately.
More than 1 year ago
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I absolutely enjoyed the visit! Dr. Rania Saleh just made me look forward to my next appointment. Highly recommended!
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I went there for a toothache. Needed urgent help. She instead suggested me long-term treatment, which of course made sense but did not help my purpose of visit in order to get immediate relief. She was very polite. Her staff is very professional and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Saleh is very kind and had a wonderful bedside manner. The office staff is exceptionally competent and I never had to wait for my appointments. I visted Dr. Saleh three times because of that. Having said that, I would notreturn due to the following: - Spent 3+ hours during each visit around fillings - Dr. Saleh and assistant asked me several times if I had been drinking heavily the previous evening because I wasn't taking to numbing medicine (I had not drank at all and was offended by the question the first time, let alone the third). They had to re-administer medication several times, resulting in me having several shots - After a filling, Dr. Saleh and assistant were unable to remove the wooden wedge from my gums, it broke in my gums and caused bleeding and irritation for several days before I was able to remove it - After each filling, I left with the sides of my lips being quite ripped up from the work being done (beyond what you would normally expect) - Six to eight months after my fillings, I still feel sensitivity and am unable to chew on the affected side of my mouth
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and articulate! She gave me all the info and advice I needed in a language I understood :) highly recommended !
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Really knowledgeable, and has done great work on my teeth. Great staff too.
More than 1 year ago
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All of the workers and staff were great! Dr Saleh was very nice. My teeth look and feel much better. I'll be going back for my check up and anything else I need. May look into short term braces for my bottom teeth. Thanks!
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I really liked Dr. Saleh. She explained everything to me in a way that I understood (not doctor-speak) and she was friendly and gentle. She understood my fear of dentistry, didn't mock me and didn't force me into any major decisions.The cost of dentist care is quite high in my area and she falls in line with the average pricing. Her staff were friendly, empathetic and knowledgeable about insurance and flexible with payment plans. Great experience.
More than 1 year ago
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I visited Dr Hamalian and she was AWESOME. I was pleasantly greeted from the moment I walked in. The office is beautiful and extremely clean and modern. The lady who handled the insurance and billing was very nice, welcoming and extremelyfast. I had Jessica as an assistant and she was very personable, funny and kind. Dr Hamalian was nothing short than awesome. She conducted a thorough examination and was extremely detailed oriented in solving my dental issue (chipped front tooth). She is a very kind perfectionist and that is exactly what I was looking for - especially with my teeth! I will definitely go back and I can't believe I'm typing this, but I look forward to going back to my new dentist! I want all my friends to visit. 10 stars!
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I was extermely pleased. Despite the wait time (which I didn't fault them for since they fit me in on the afternoon of December 27th) this was the best dentist experience I've had. Everyone was polite ad communicative. Upon leaving, Dr.Saleh did suggest a few things but did not pressure me to do them. They printed out the pricing and let me know which procedure is a higher priority (so I can plan my expenses out accordingly). I was very impressed!
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Dr. Saleh was amazing, as was her hygienist Liz. I've never had such a great dentist visit before nor such a gentle cleaning. Dr. Saleh answered every single question in detail, even the smallest ones, and I never felt rushed. Sheexplained things in layman's terms and didn't push me to get any treatment unless she thought it was really necessary. Best of all, she gave me a timeline for how long I could wait to have each treatment, to ease the financial burden. I was in a good mood all day because of her visit. Seriously, make your appointment now!
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Another great visit. No long wait for the appointment to start. Everyone is nice.
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Very professional and lovely office!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Saleh and her staff were absolutely wonderful. They were professional, kind, and answered all of my questions. There were no surprises or extra fees... And they didn't find any cavities, which means they weren't out to make a quick buckas a number of dentists seem to be. They found two cracks in my teeth and explained my options for fixing them and then contacted my insurance to see how much they would cost to fix. Since the damage wasn't major, they said I could leave it alone or have it fixed in a future visit. It was very nice to know what something will cost rather than blindly receiving a bill for it. I'm thrilled to have finally found a dentist that I look forward to going back to in six months. Finally, the search is over!
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Great as always - will continue going to Dr. Saleh
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The staff working with Dr. Saleh is incredibly professional but also very tangible and personable. It was a very pleasant experience and they were patient when explaning procedures with me. Dr. Saleh was adamant about making time to schedulean appointment to remove my wisdom teeth to avoid further damage and in effect save me the cost of more expensive surgery - which my teeth and my bank account greatly appreciate!
More than 1 year ago
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Here is the problem. They held themselves out as a Metlife in network provider. They are not. Even when I filled out their paperwork and I told them I had Metlife they didn't tell me they were not. Too bad the dentist was really nice and very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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She's the best and I've been going to her for 6 or so years now, and moved with her when she opened the new practice. Her staff are also all very nice and the assitants are very gentle.
More than 1 year ago
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Great for the first time
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Dr. Rania was very personable and informative. We will be going back to her!
More than 1 year ago
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Professional, management of smooth , warm family atmosphere.
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This was a totally pleasant experience. The staff is professional, courteous, efficient and personable. The office is modern and perfectly clean. Dr. Saleh was also efficient and clearly communicated information I was not able to glean fromother dentists. The one problem had nothing to do with Dr. Saleh's office. ZocDoc erroneously listed her as a provider under the Careington 500 plan. She has never participated in this plan. But even this problem was handled professionally and I decided to stay even though it was not covered because I was so impressed.
More than 1 year ago
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This was a fantastic appointment. Dr. Saleh and all of the staff were friendly, professional and informative.
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I was nervous because I'd not been to a dentist in a while. The staff was friendly, and Dr. Saleh made me feel at ease. I left with clean teeth and a clear picture of my treatment plan (wisdom teeth extractionand a couple fillings) in hand. The didn't rush me into anything and gave me all of my options, including prices, so that I could work with them on my plan. All of this in about an hour!
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She was very professional and did a really good job. Also, the office was really nice, with cool modern decoration.
More than 1 year ago
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The good news: the place was clean, the people were friendly, the machines were new and the service was A++. The bad news: I have a cavity. All in all, I would say go for it!
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Very professional. Answered all my questions and didn't make me feel stupid for asking. Didn't act rushed. Didn't pressure me into any unnecessary procedures. Wonderful experience!
More than 1 year ago
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I had not been to the dentist in some time and was quite nervous about how the visit was going to go. She did an absolutely wonderful job explaining everything and was very kind. Also, the office seemed up-to-date and clean. I'm def going to be a return customer.
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Great experience all around. They fit me in even though I was booked on the wrong day, and Dr. Saleh is excellent at explaining my recommendations. They also emailed me about pricing for future dental work, very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Painful!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Saleh is excellent. I went to her based on comments I saw on Zocdoc and she was great. 10 months ago a moneygrubbing dentist told me I had 4 cavities that needed filling (had a Groupon deal to them, soI guess I should have expected it). Later a yelp-recommended dentist told me only 2 'problem spots' might need filling, he would watch them; and Dr. Saleh found that I needed just 2. The hygienist I saw, Liz, was also fantastic, didn't go nuts with the floss and cut up my gums like some hygienists have done elsewhere. The consultation/cleaning took maybe 30 minutes, and I was happy she provided both at the same time (some dentists have required me to come back after consultation for the cleaning!).
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Dr. Saleh and her entire team was amazing! This kind of service, I've noticed, is very difficult to come by in the DC area. Their office is close to the metro and I was seen by four individuals, including Dr. Saleh,who were individually tasked with assessment and cleaning, etc. The manner of everyone I dealt with, from the receptionist on, was stellar. The office is very nice and modern as well.
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The staff was very professional and Dr. Saleh was very understanding of my fear of the dental chair :)...I highly recommend them.
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I really liked Dr. Saleh. She explained everything she was doing, went over your scans with you, and was very frank about options and recommendations.
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Very happy to have found this dentistry! A+++ for everyone there.
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Dr. Saleh is just great and her entire staff is super-friendly and efficient.
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Fantastic, couldn't be happier with Dr. Saleh and her staff's service.
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Very courteous, professional, and thorough.
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Fast, comfortable, pristine cleaning, and felt like I was in knowledgeable hands. Highly recommended. You will be cared for.
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Dr. Saleh was very patient with me and explained every step of any procedure she needed to do. Her staff is very friendly - get convenient location right near the Metro!
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Great! Everyone at the office was really nice!
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I've lived in DC almost a year and dreaded the thought of going from dentist to dentist finding the right one. I believe I hit it on the first shot. Everyone that worked there was super friendly and Dr Saleh isthorough in her evaluation. She took great care in explaining everything to me which made me feel very comfortable. The design of the office is also cool and modern. Not your dad's dentist office. If you're looking for a new dentist, I recommend her highly.
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