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Dr. Tegest Abebe, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

The Philosophy of our practice is "You Deserve the Best". Our General and Cosmetic Dental Practice is dedicated to serve our patients with superior care by utilizing innovative dental technology and procedures. We partner with our patients to achieve the best long-term oral health and appearance for a beautiful healthy smile. Our self motivated and dedicated, highly trained team pledges to bring peace of mind to our patients with integrity, honesty and superior standards of care and service for the best possible dental experience. Our loyal patients reward us with their commitment to invest toward their dental health and refer their most valuable family and friends to our practice.

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Southern Illinois University, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • DC Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • Amharic
  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1043306814

Office locations

DC Dupont Cosmetic & General Dentistry

1325 18th Street NW, Suite 206

Washington, DC 20036

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Great visit and excellent service
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She was ok. She wasn't as professional as I would've liked, but she was very nice. I'm debating if I'm going to return to her practice or not.
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She and her staff are really, very fantastic. It seems as if her dental assistant is early in her career and is still earning some things and it was great to see the mentor/mentee relationship between she and Dr. Abebe. Dr.Abebe was patient with my questions and gave me a through explanation of what to expect with my procedure. Her office manager thoroughly explained payments--what my insurance covers and what my out-of-pocket will be. I really enjoyed the experience and the location is very convenient.
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I am not one to write negative reviews, but I feel compelled to share my experience so that others will not go through the same experience that I did. I saw Dr Abebe for a standard cleaning in November 2013. Atthat time, she was in-network with MetLife, and thus contractually subject to their negotiated rate. A few weeks after seeing her, Dr Abebe's office tried to charge me for the difference between their (much higher) rate and the negotiated rate. I called them, and calmly explained that they were no contractually allowed to do so, but they kept insisting. The invoices wouldn't stop coming, and they were threatening to send me to collections. Luckily, my insurance company, MetLife, stepped in and advocated on my behalf—explaining to the receptionist that what they were doing was completely illegal. The invoices stopped for a while. Now, one year later, they are once again harrassing me about the money I "owe" them. The treatment Dr. Abebe provide me in my dental cleaning was perfectly acceptable. However, I am horrified at how they are trying to take advantage of me as a consumer. The way they went about it was completely dishonest: They tried to trick me into thinking I owed it, hoping that I blindly pay. I worry that others not realize what I know as an informed health-care consumer, and may pay hundreds of dollars more than they actually owe.
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Was nervous about the overall visit, knowing I had several cavities, but she kept me comfortable and prepared for each step.
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Doctor was only person in the office. Was very pushy with $ and was pushing back against the recommendations made by my other dentist. On Top of that the office seemed to be an apartment with dental equipment.
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Friendly and attentive staff, and good service from the dentist herself (despite her pushing Invisalign on me, which I'm not interested in). I scheduled a regular six-month cleaning upon finishing my appointment, but the staff called me backthe following day to make it a two-month, after the dentist reconsidered what happened during my cleaning (gum bleeding). That she thought about me after the appointment was over shows true care in her patients' oral health.
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A big disappointment. I will never visit or recommend Dr. Abebe. I had to involve the Medical Board to sort out the issue I had regarding my visit.
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I did not have a good experience. She and her staff tried to sale me everything under the table and she billed my insurance company for services that wasn't performed. The office is also shabby and looks very old. Do notdo it! I am currently looking elsewhere for a dentist.
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I have already scheduled my next appointment with her which is next month!
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It was pleasant for the most part, however, it seemed like I was forced to participate and almost had to agree to an "Invisiline" product sales pitch.
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Very professional staff. The Dr. was really professional and took her time to explain everything.
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Unlike most dentists who try to convince you to get care you might not need, Dr. Abebe provided clear information and guidance so that I could make an informed decision. She and her office staff are conscious of the cost andcare trade-offs and willing to work with you to identify the best next steps.
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She was rude to her employees and was yelling and screaming!!!
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If I personally had to rate Dr.Abebe, off the charts. I was extremely satisfied with the customer service. She expressed to me her concerns an what needed to be done immediately action was taken. Dr.Abebe as well as her staff tookcare of me. I wouldn't go to any other dentist. Very patient with me which I really appreciated. I will be going back! Thank You
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Dr. Abebe is excellent. She has a wonderful bedside manner. Highly recommend.
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My visit was Good...the Doctor took the time to address my dental needs and concerns, as well as explained any procedures necessary.
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Was Good!
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Not a clean office
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I can't begin to tell you how appreciative I was for Dr. Abebe's honesty with my particular situation. She also has a great sense of humor along with her professionalism. I would highly recommend her for taking care of your dental needs.
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