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Dr. Samira Shenasi, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

*Please note that this practice has a 24-hour cancellation policy.* Dr. Shenasi has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 2001, She earned her Bachelor degree in Biology minor in biochemistry at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. With dentistry as her lifelong passion, Dr. Shenasi worked in a dental office as a dental assistant for 7 years prior to receiving her doctoral degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in District of Colombia. Dr. Shenasi has special interest in comprehensive restorative and family dentistry. In addition to adult dentistry, Dr. Shenasi has extensive experience in pediatric dentistry, serving thousands of children of DC public schools. Dr. Shenasi is passionate about putting her patients oral health as a top priority. She is known for her caring and gentle chair-side manner and soft touch. She is trained using the leading techniques and technologies in dentistry. Dr. Shenasi is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and DC Dental Society. She enjoys volunteering her time to the Give Kids a Smile Day and MOM programs. She is board certified to practice dentistry in the District of Colombia, Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Shenasi is continually educating herself through continuing education and certifications, to provide her patients with comprehensive, personalized dental care unique to their individual needs.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Howard University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1942558648

Office locations

Soft Touch Dentists

901 N Stuart St, Suite 101

Arlington, VA 22203

Soft Touch Dentists

2021 K St NW, Suite 103

Washington, DC 20006

Patient reviews
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This is my first visit to this office but I had an emergency and they were able to take me early the next day when I called. I came to the office with a bad back from a fall which keptgoing into spasms throughout my treatment. Dr. Shenasi and her assistant Claudia helped me to remain comfortable in the chair, and they explained completely what was coming next in my treatment. I was impressed with the expertise and empathy displayed by both of them. Also Jonathan at the front desk came back to explain to me what treatments would be involved as well as the costs and left the decision with me as to how I wished to proceed which I greatly appreciated as I kept vacillating back and forth. Based on this visit, I would highly recommend Dr. Shenasi and her competent staff.
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They saw me immediately. The only thing is that my entire visit wasn't covered by insurance so there was a relatively large out of pocket charge.
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While I have little negative to say about Dr. Shenasi: The dental office was the most unpleasant experience I have ever had. The lady Abby will try to lead you on. They maxed out my insurance with one visit without tellingme (i.e. they charged much more than what they told me and than what I signed). When I needed a follow up procedure, they pretended like they were doing me a favor and giving me the procedure for "only" another few hundred dollars out of pocket. I was appalled. The insurance tried to phone them and understand what was behind the overcharging, but Soft Touch Dentist wouldn't give them an answer. Their regular jargon, as response to a simple question about billing includes terms like "We are not frauds" or "We are not greedy". They will likely not even give you an itemized bill. If they do, it will have all sorts of charges, that they can't explain because "they are giving you a discount". Now, after two small procedures, my insurance and I have paid several thousands of dollars. I am very unhappy and will never be returning to this place.
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Fantastic experience, Dr. Shenasi was very professional and could help me in my emergency situation on a weekend. I would fully recommend!
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Great experience, got great counseling and advice about my dental hygiene and also I really appreciated that the staff reviewed my insurance plan with me so I knew what future services would cost. Would highly recommend this office!
Less than 6 months ago
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Great dentist but some timing issues. Overall though, I am happy with my experience and would recommend this dentist to anyone.
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Felt comfortable with her, and she wasn’t quick to get the work finished and then disappear. She was thorough with her explanations of the procedure, and made you feel valued as a patient
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So incredibly patient with me and I can't begin to say thank you enough. I am normally a very calm easy going person but the pain I've experienced over the years with dentists has left me on edge everytime I haveto go to one. Dr. Shenasi is so patient and kind and makes sure you understand every step before she does anything. She even gave me my numbing medicine then let me sit in quiet darkness for a little to calm down while I waited for the medicine to work before doing any action.
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Dr Shenasi was friendly and professional, I would recommend her.
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This was my first visit to SoftTouch and with Dr. Shenasi. Everything went so seamlessly. From the individuals at the front desk to the nurse, hygienist, and dentist, everyone was so kind, informative, and professional. Dr. Shenasi was ableto prioritize my needs so I have a clear plan going forward. I definitely made the right choice by choosing this dental office.
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Smart, friendly, personable.
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Just excellent
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Incredible staff. My experience was beyond pleasant, from checking in to the cleaning. I dreaded this appointment after missing a cleaning for 2 years, but the staff was non-judgemental, professional and kind. Definitely recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shenasi was welcoming, knowledgeable, and personable. We sat down together to review my x-rays that were taken and went over things that I should be attentive to/other services that she recommended for the future. The front desk assistantoutlined the cost of these additional services and how much insurance would cover, which I greatly appreciated. The office itself is very clean, super convenient, and located on the first floor just around the corner from the Farragut North Metro.
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They have a habit of adding on costs that were not expecting or saying that you did not pay the full amount before. Always ask for a receipt that tells you your balance before you leave.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very clean and welcoming office space - Great location. ALL of the staff on board, were so nice and really took the time to explain things and answer questions. I highly recommend!
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Address on zocdoc was wrong but otherwise everything was good!
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The doctor was very professional and had a pleasant demeanor. She worked thoroughly through the procedures and kept me informed.
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I should have known, as I got bad vibes from everyone I interacted with in this office. If she tells you to get a crown, please get a second opinion! Dr. Shenassi makes it seem like a standard procedure, described tome as " exactly the same" as filling a cavity. Being unfamiliar with the procedure, I was not aware my entire tooth would be filed down! By the time I realized this, it was too late. This is my fault, as I should have done my research. Months after the procedure, my tooth is more sensitive than it was before with the small cavity I was trying to fix. If they tell you to get a crown, just say no!! This is how they make m0ney. The services are way overpr!ced, and I was overch@rged. Please go somewhere else.
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Dr. She ask is very personable and caring. I couldn't ask for a better dentist. She's also very knowledgable and first class in her field.
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Love Dr Samira!
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I was referred to her by a coworker for my broken teeth after my work related accident. Dr. Shenassi was very professional, kind and took her time to explain what I needed. She took care of my pain and crown workwent well.Today received all my crowns and I couldn't be any happier.
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I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but I found this dentist to be great. She listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Shenasi and team are the best of the best. Their respective medical and professional expertise, kind and courteous manner and state of the art facility are just a few of the reasons I repeatedly return. Highly recommend for anyone looking for high quality healthcare!
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This place is amazing! I came back for a regular cleaning. Unfortunately looks like cavity strikes again. Fortunately, I was able to get it taken care of immediately. Dr. Samira was gentle and numb me up just the right amount sothe procedure was painless. Which really made what could have been a terrible day pretty good. This certainly makes going to the dentist actually enjoyable. Also kudos to the front desk staff and the hygienist who did my cleaning, very professional and spot on customer service.
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Dr Shenasi was super nice and sympathetic given that I was a new patient and in for an emergency. My biggest fear and frustration with dental professionals has always been the "judgment" that I don't do well enough in my dentalcare. She did none of this. Instead she was understanding and compassionate.
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Excellent knowledgeable professional
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Dr. Shenasi was very professional, efficient and detailed in her assessment. Her staff are incredibly nice and helpful as well as professional. I went in for a cleaning and was called back on time and very quickly. The cleaning was thoroughand painless.The only negative was that I kind of felt like I was getting sold on different procedures/electric tooth brushes, etc. that I may not necessarily need. Otherwise, the office was very clean and lovely.
More than 1 year ago
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The entire group (dentist, oral surgeon, and patient coordinator-Jonathan) exceeded my expectations. They made what would normally be a painful experience, an absolute pleasure.
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I cane in for a crown, and all the staff were wonderful and respectful!
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Her recommendation for treatment was much more conservative than needed; i.e., suggested more treatment. Also, the treatments were overly priced.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shenasi and her staff were perfectly pleasant, but this is absolutely an overpriced dentist. I was charged ridiculous amounts of money for a cleaning (barely a cleaning, in my opinion) and xrays. Overall, the experience didn't leave mewith a good feeling. And after receiving a second opinion, I need only half of the fillings that Dr. Shenasi insisted I did.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a good visit. I never have any problems when I go to this office. I enjoy the hospitality when I am there. Everyone is so nice.
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Excellent professional. Outstanding.
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Dr. Samira was very professional. Would definitely recommend Soft Touch Dentists
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They where amazing, accommodating and polite. Great work as well and painless.
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Great visit! in and out very fast and didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes to see the doctor. Dr. Shenazi and her staff did an amazing job with my new crown.
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Dr. Shenasi is awesome! She is always very professional. She cares about the oral health of her patient's and always conducts a thorough examination and personally performs her patient's cleanings. All of the staff in Dr. Shenasi's officeare also extremely professional and friendly. They remember my name and always make me feel comfortable. There is never a long wait time. I highly recommend Dr. Shenasi's office.
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Great experience with our 7 year old. Dr. Shenasi has a professional, friendly staff. Great facility. Immediately put my child at ease and have been great about answering our questions and concerns. We truly enjoy taking my daughter here. Notonly is Dr. Shenasi so sweet but she is very patient. She knows exactly what she is doing and great with kids! Also her assistant/hygienist is amazing! I wish we lived closer to the her practice, but well worth making the trip downtown for such wonderful service!
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Awful. My 5 year old daughter had an 8:30 appointment to get a filling. We were not seen until 9. Because of this I had to leave out for approximately 5-10 minutes to feed the parking meter. When I came backthe dentist had already started trying to give a 5 yr old a filling without her parent(s) there. Unacceptable! I walked in and saw my daughter crying and being held down while the dentist was attempting to stick her for the second time to numb her gums. This was my daughter's first filling so any dentist should know that a 5 yr old was not going to cooperate when you stick a needle in her gum. Common sense should tell you that it would be best to wait until her dad returned, she's 5! To make matters worse, the dentist looked at me with a frustrated look on her face and said she isn't cooperating. I looked at her and asked are you surprised?! I was able to calm my daughter down so that they could proceed with the filling. My daughter was still upset and crying a little during the process. The dentist had the audacity to tell her "oh no, we don't cry and make noise here, you're going to scare away the other patients"... really?! That was the last straw. We will not be coming back! If you have young children do not take them here!!!
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Great service.
More than 1 year ago
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What a pleasure!!!! Everyone was helpful,gracious and pleasant. My kids and I got our teeth cleaned really good. I've found a dentist fir my family!!!!
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Shenasi is amazing and all the staff at Soft Touch are wonderful. I've been in DC for a decade and I've never had such a great dental care. I have really bad grinding problems, I even clench during the day, soI've had a variety of services with her to address the pains of bruxism. If you grind, you know how much it sucks, both pain-wise and financially, but she and the Soft Touch staff are incredibly helpful and warm, and make it all as easy as possible.
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El personal muy amable y es grato que hablen español, todo muy bien y agradable, estoy feliz que me puedan atender tan rápido y bien.
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I really like Dr. Shenasi and her team a great deal. I rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes to be brought back into a treatment room, all of the team are professional and personable, and the level of careI have received over my 2+ years using this practice has been great. I will continue to use Dr. Shenasi regularly for as long as she is in practice!
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My Dentist spoke of of how she cared for her father; he and I are similar conditions. At at a specific point in time I asked her, after all she did for her father was he happy. She smiled. I waseased and I I smiled, without any teeth. Soon I'll have a smile to match my pretty brown eyes.
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Very efficient and knowledgeable. I was able to get treatment the day I walked in. Staff was pleasant and helpful.
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The staff is really nice and put me at ease.
More than 1 year ago
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Great and quick service up front and during treatment. Cleaning was done very quickly and painlessly.
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Dr. Shenasi was able to give me a same day appointment for a broken tooth. It turns out I need 2 root canals. She cleaned out the tooth decay, made temp caps and was sure to ask if I was inpain. Her assistant, Aiyonna was great too! I have a follow-up on Friday to begin the root canals. I highly recommend Soft Touch Dentists. They're great and conveniently located at 20th & K St NW. I don't have to go to a different dentist office to have my root canal done.
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