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Dr. Terry Kristallis is an Ivy League-educated dentist, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, ranked amongst the best universities in the United States and worldwide. He has been practicing as a dentist since 1992, and is known for his exceptional commitment to quality and friendly personality. Dr. Kristallis excels in all fields of dentistry, including cosmetic and implant dentistry. He will meet your dental care needs with the utmost professionalism. Dr. Kristallis has extensive international experience having worked in three different continents as a dentist. He is one of the few dentists in the world that is trained as a ceramist. His practice has an in-house lab so he can ensure total quality control of veneers, crowns, and any procedure performed, and the best overall results for his patients. Dr. Kristallis invests in the most up-to-date equipment, and keeps abreast of the latest dental procedures, practices, and materials through participation in continuing education courses, specialized training, and professional conferences. His work has been published in prestigious dental journals. He was awarded with Consumers Choice "America's Top Dentists 2010."
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Kristallis is the best dentist ever! My experiences have truly been second to none. Dr. Kristallis is incredibly helpful, thorough and informative. He always make sure I'm comfortable and gives me the best dentistry he has to offer.
Everyone was kind, from the receptionist to the assistant, and of course Terry himself. This was my third visit, and each time has been in and out. I recently moved, but kept this dentist since it fits my needs and preferences perfectly.
Dr. Kristallis is a wonderful dentist. He is friendly, courteous and efficient. And his staff is helpful, careful and friendly. I've been going for 2 years and I've never had to wait to be seen. Can't recommend more highly!
Mr. Kristallis is great! The staff is always super kind and go above and beyond.
I've been a patient for Dr. Kristallis for nearly four years and he has been consistently great. Also - Ann, who schedules appointments, is a delight.
I love Dr. Kristallis and everyone at his office. They are so friendly and dedicated to patient care. I've never had a better experience at any kind of doctor's or dentist's office!
As excellent as Dr. Kristallis is, as a dentist, his staff and particularly Ann are truly AMAZING!
Patient and kind dentist. Ann is wonderful as well.
Dr. Kristallis and his staff are fantastic! I moved to DC a few years ago and struggled to find a dentist who did not treat me like how I would expect to be treated by a used car salesman. He is fair and honest and trustworthy! The location is also very convenient.
HE IS THE BEST DENTIST EVER! Enough said :)
Dr. Kristallis is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. He always sees me right at my appointment time, which is such a rarity these days. He makes you feel comfortable, he’s extremely personable, and answers any and all questions you may have. I highly recommend him and can’t say enough good things about his practice!
Gentle while thorough; extremely considerate, patient, and caring; modern equipment and up-to-date, state-of-the-art technology; office staff also stellar!
I couldn't recommend this office more. They're efficient, helpful, and very aware of how insurance works. I hardly ever have to wait for more than 5 minutes after my appointment time and procedures never take longer than they're supposed to. The first time I came in, they assessed problems, told me the order they should be taken care of, and after looking at my insurance, helped form a plan to solve almost everything within six months while utilizing as much insurance as possible before the end of the year.
Great as always!
Dr. Kristallis is a great Dentist. I am usually very nervous at my dentist appointments but his bedside manner calms me down. I have been seeing him for almost two years and all of my visits have been awesome! Ann is great too!
Love this office!
Honestly, couldn't have gone better. The receptionist Ann is amazing, and Terry is excellent. As long as I'm in DC, this will be my dentist. Convenient location, easy to schedule an appointment, very professional, and most importantly, friendly.
Dr. Kristallis is a very kind, patient doctor with an excellent bedside manner. He won't suggest dental procedures until absolutely necessary (unlike other dentists I've been to in the past). I just had an implant done on 8/4 - no problems at all - and he made sure I was comfortable with no pain. I highly recommend him to others. His office manager, Ann, is also awesome and keeps appointments running smoothly and the office running efficiently. She will do whatever she can to accommodate the patients.
Continues to be the best experience I've ever had with a dentist every. single. appointment.
Dr. K and his staff are the most professional and friendly that I've found in DC. They are always courteous of my time; I'm usually in and out in 30 minutes!
As always, Dr. Kristallis and his staff were friendly, professional, and prompt
Everyone at this office is wonderful. You are not just a name here, you are a person they know and remember. I've been seeing Dr. Kristallis for 5 years now and am so pleased with his and Ann's care.
Hands down the best dentist in DC! As always, Dr. Kristallis was extremely thorough during my teeth cleaning and xrays today. It's a small office so you get to know the dental team really well. Ann was wonderful with following up with reminders on my appointment in addition to the reminders from ZocDoc. Could not be more pleased with my dentist. He was a great find on ZocDoc!
Every visit to Dr. Kristallis is a good one--he and the hygienist on staff are efficient, thorough and very gentle. They are the best dental team I've ever seen. Ann at the front desk is wonderful--she is excellent at sending timely reminders, and goes above and beyond working with insurance companies to ensure her patients maximize their coverage. Seeing all on their staff every six months is a true pleasure.
He's the best in the city!!!
It is always very pleasant in his office. You are greeted warmly and the was efficient and high quality. I highly recommend his services.
Dr. Kristallis is the best dentist I have ever seen! He is so good that even when I moved to NOVA (Reston), I have remained with his practice even though he is located in D.C. He and his staff members truly care about their patients. He is extremely friendly and does excellent work and most importantly to me never hurts me! He won't try to up-sell you on unnecessary services either. I highly recommend him and will continue to make the commute into the city to be seen by him. P.S. His dental hygienist and office manager are fabulous. Both friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Great as always!
Terry is very nice. He's the best. The receptionist is lovely too! Blake
This appointment was for cavity fillings on 3 teeth. As usual, I was seen on time and I was out in a little over an hour. Doctor did a grear job. My teeth feel natural as if I did not get any fillings. Dr. Kristallis is an excellent dentist. I have been going to him since 2008. I have recommended him to several coworkers and they have all told me that they have had good experience with their visit. His appointments always run on time. I have never had to wait to be seen. My teeth cleanings are in and out. He does an excellent job with tooth fillings. His assistant Anne is excellent as well. She knows the insurance ins and outs and is always pleasant and upbeat. I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis.
The kindness of the receptionist, Ann, and Dr. Kristallis are why I keep coming back here. The great location and really great dental services are just an additional plus. I was a few minutes late today (Thanks, Metro), but Ann was still very friendly, and I saw Dr. Kristallis right away. In and out in 30 minutes for a general cleaning, every time. Can't think of anything that this place lacks.
Fantastic experience every time. Great team that makes everything easier and more enjoyable than any other dental experience I've had. The only hesitation I have of leaving such a high rating is my worry that the appointment availability will become more difficult!
As someone who has spent a lot of time in dentists' offices, I love coming to Dr. Kristallis. He always puts me at ease and the staff is so friendly and helpful.
BEST dentist in DC! Highly recommend
Always an excellent experience. Dr. Kristallis is by far the best dentist my family has ever been to and, ts been several years now. Also, his staff is phenomenal!
Excellent care by Dr. Kristallis and Ann who is the office manager.
As always, my visit with Dr. Kristallis was awesome!
Dr. Kristallis is a wonderful dentist! He's always a pleasure to talk to and he truly cares about the well-being of his patients. His office provides a friendly and welcoming environment. I have never had a bad experience!
Dr. Kristalis and his office manager , Anne are both awesome. Both are very friendly and accommodating. Overall , best experience I have ever had with any doctor.
Dr. Kristallis is fantastic -- he and his team are always efficient, professional and kind. Couldn't ask for a better dentist.
I love everyone at this office. Ann, the office manager, is the best -- she is on the ball, kind, and always upfront and transparent about costs. Dr. Kristallis is nice and does great work! I needed a root canal, and they stayed late one night to check me out, and were able to fit me in later on that week, which I REALLY appreciated! It is definitely apparent that everyone here cares about the patients.
As I've said in previous reviews, he's the absolute BEST!
So nice to have an appointment in this small, pleasant office. I was seen right away, and Ann (the receptionist) had even copied over my husband's insurance to my account. They also don't make you do very much paperwork. Lastly, they give you the option to receive reminder emails and texts, which I found very helpful.
He is Professional, Knowledgeable, courteous always pleasant. I like my Doctor.
Dr. Kristallis is very kind and has a great bedside Manner putting me at ease immediately. He is Great and I highly recommend him! The office staff is asp SUPER FRIENDLY and accommodating.
On time, thorough, professional. Excellent service.
Wait time was less than two minutes; Appointment went well. The team there is very courteous and professional.
Fantastic as always.
Great as usual. Best dentist and staff I've encountered in DC.
A great dentist who takes the time to chat and calm fears (I'm completely terrified of dentists). He does not try to push for unnecessary procedures. He's very competent and has done great work for my multiple root canals and fillings. Highly recommend!!
I LOVE HIM! so friendly and great at what he does. Anne at the front desk is AMAZING too!
Fantastic service. The receptionist is very efficient and super sweet. I got seen right away and the dentist is present the entire time. Would definitely recommend :)
Very gentle and friendly. Dr. Kristallis was great!
My office visit was excellent. Both Ann and Dr. Kristallis are excellent to work with.
Best. Dentist. Ever.
Dr. K. Is the best!
I love Dr. Kristallis! Always on time, always takes his time and I always leave feeling well taken care of.
He is professional and very experienced. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He personally cleaned my teeth today, which look great, and he was so gentle that I almost fell asleep in his brand new, very comfortable dental chairs. He doesn't try to get you to do procedures right away like some dentists do. There is something on my x-ray that indicates I will need some work; however, since it is not bothering me presently, we agreed to wait and keep an eye on it rather than jump from A-Z. He's awesome, and I am even recommending my son to go to him.
I fell asleep in the chair during my cleaning...who can say that about a dentist!!!
He is the best!! Very professional and does best job. Recommened to all my friend and family:-)
Dr. Kristallis is the best in the business. Staff is friendly, low to no wait. He is efficient and effective.
Doc Kristallis is an exceptional dentist and I can't say enough positive about Ann, who runs his front office. He has a great team that is absolutely patient focused.
Very friendly staff. I was in and out in under an hour. Probably the best dentist experience I've had. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Office was very nice, the receptionist was a sweetheart, hygienist very friendly and Dr. Terry was very polite and attentive. Great staff.
I moved to New York but I still come in to Dr. Kristallis' office during my business trips because he and his staff are just that great. Highly recommend!
Best dentist I have ever had!
OMG!! This is the BEST Dentist that I have ever gone to! I had a root canal today and I waited for the pain to come... NOT PAIN! I love him and ANN -- she is so sweet!!!!!
Dr. Kristallis is a great and thorough dentist. I never had to wait before being seen by the Dr. and the whole office staff there is very helpful and courteous. I was even able to walk in and be seen by him one day when I mistakenly showed up on the wrong date. Dr. Kristallis always listens careful and is very honest with his diagnosis. I highly recommend him.
The doc and the front desk lady are both top notch. I highly recommend!
I scheduled an emergency appointment for a severe tooth ache...Dr. Kristallis fit me in the next day. He and his front desk staff were superb. I was recommended by a friend, and I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.
I love doctor Kristallis. He is one of the most gentle and patient dentists I have ever seen. I would recommend him to anyone.
Always well taken care of at the office. Everyone is WONDERFUL!!!
Very professional, personal and caring for your dental health!
Time and time again, I cannot be more pleased with my visit to Dr. Kristallis. He is kind, gentle, and genuine in his concern for his patients. I have referred my family to him because I trust him to provide us the best care!
Ms. Kordell is the best Dental Hygienist in D.C.!!!!!!!!! Ditto Dr. Kristallis and Ann who keeps everything running smoothly 5 stars is not near enough
I think that he is an exceptional dentist and I would highly recommend him. Ms. Ann is wonderful!
Terry Kristallis was excellent, both in terms of professional expertise and bedside manner. I was nervous for my procedure, but Dr. Kristallis made me feel comfortable and confident in the process right away. I would definitely recommend him to others!
The dental hygenist and the dentist are very friendly and enjoyable to be with. Did a great job cleaning/checking my teeth!
I recommend Dr. Kristallis highly. He is gentle, conscientious, thorough, and amiable. I know from experience, there is none better.
Excellent. Skilled and gentle as always.
My visit was great!!! I appreciate all the work Dr. Terry did to make my smile the best ever. Thank you so much!!! I am looking forward to my next appointment.
Excellent as usual.
Dr. Terry Kristallis is absolutely the best! I've been a patient for many years now and I truly enjoy every single visit. I didn't know it's possible to look forward to a dental appointment, but that's the reality for me now. Thanks dr. Terry!
It was a great visit! All of his staff was helpful and very friendly.
My visit was great. I arrived 5 minutes ahead of time, and by the time I finished with the administrative stuff, I went right in as scheduled. The visit was very efficient and pleasant. I couldn't be happier.
Fantastic visit, exactly what a dentist, and dentist's office, should be. Prompt, courteous, friendly along with an overall excellent, helpful dental cleaning and visit.
Everyone from the lady at the front desk, to the dental tech, and the dentist himself were super friendly and did an excellent job. My teeth feel and look great!
Everybody was so friendly and professional. Loved it.
Best dentist, ever! Everyone at their office was welcoming and friendly. Having already filled out all the paperwork in advance, I waited maybe, 30 seconds before being seated and getting my teeth examined and cleaned! The panPerfection. Highly recommend anyone in the DC area to come to this place.
Fantastic! Dr. Kristallis was professional and GENTLE. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Kristallis and his whole team are lovely. They remembered me from the last appointment and had everything on record so there was no need to wait. Very friendly, very easy process- I was out in about 45 minutes.
Dr. Kristallis is very friendly and personable. He makes going to the dentist not so scary.
I always have a great experience in Dr. Kristallis's office. His staff is warm, welcoming, and extremely efficient. The doctor has a wonderful bedside manner, and my teeth and I are always well cared for! I was in and out for a cleaning and back to work in under half an hour.
I was a nervous wreck just thinking about going to a new dentist that I found on the internet. Dr. Kristallis was very gentle and absolute no pain. This was the first time ever that I've been to a dentist and did not feel the needle. He tells you everything that he is doing step by step. I've been to many dentists and have had a lot of work done in my mouth. I can actually say that I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Dr. Kirstallis is the best dentist that I have ever seen. I highly recommend him.
LOVE this practice!!!
Great doc in a nice little DC suite, nice helpful staff. In and out in exactly an hour.
Extremely friendly staff, and a very pleasant visit!
I absolutely loved Dr. Kristallis! He and his staff were very friendly. I didn't wait long, when I did see the doctor he was so nice. He made sure I was comfortable and explained everything to me. One of the nicest doctors I have met in a long time.
Great staff, great doctor. Very nice and gentle. Coming back again!
Everyone in the office was extremely kind. I am actually looking forward to returning!
A really nice person.
Everyone there was extremely kind and helpful. The secretary quoted me on all of my procedures before I booked them, which I very much appreciated. I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis!
Very friendly staff and painless cleaning.
Very professional and well organized. The assistant made all the paperwork very easy and the doctor took his time to give a good cleaning.
Excellent service and facilities. Recommended to my colleagues who will also be booking there.
Dr. Kristallis was extremely professional and warm. I was just in for a quick cleaning and check-up, but he was super friendly and spent a good amount of time poking around. The hygienist, Claudia, was incredibly thorough and gentle!
As soon as I walk in, I am kindly greeted with a big smile by Ann at the front desk. She walks me through the paperwork where they have already taken care of the insurance information section because I provided my insurance # already. BIG HELP!! I had asked some questions the day before about my insurance coverage which were answered but while I was filling out my paperwork, she went above and beyond to inform me more details about what is and isn't covered for future reference regarding my dental plan. Another BIG HELP!! It was no more than 5 minutes that I was done with my new patient forms and I was all set!This was my first time here so I was shocked when Dr. Kristallis greeted me and stayed to do the cleaning himself!! He was so personable and professional. We chatted for a while and you can feel that he genuinely cares about everything you have to say. He was extremely gentle and very thorough with the cleaning and was always informing me of what he was doing. There was not an ounce of discomfort! Throughout the cleaning, he was always asking if I was doing okay or to let him know if I ever needed a break from the cleaning which made me feel completely comfortable the entire time. Those little details meant so much and were so reassuring!I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Kristallis. He is honestly the BEST dentist I’ve ever been to. I never thought I would say this but that visit was the best part of my day! Ann and Dr. Kristallis make a great team and make the dentist experience top notch! The entire experience was fantastic and as long as I’m in DC, Dr. Kristallis will always be my dentist!
Dr. Kristallis' personality is the perfect balance of personable and professional. He made me feel completely comfortable the entire time. He asked how I was doing multiple times throughout my appointment and always made sure to let me know what he was doing. His receptionist Ann is very nice and efficient. I was so impressed with the whole experience that I booked another appointment in 6 months.
Awsome!!!!! He is one dentist that I would certainly go back to.
everything was just the way it should have been. the lady at the desk was very knowledgable and super friendy. Mr. Kristallis was also extremely friendly. overall, this was a great visit.
Dr. K is the best, I won't go to anyone else as long as I live in DC.
It took only a day to get an appointment and he does his own cleaning. I felt well taken care of.
I have never felt compelled to write a review of anything, anyone or anyplace before. But after my visit yesterday with Dr. Kristallis, I want to recommend him to any readers who are looking for a dentist. He is fantastic. He has the gift of making the patient feel very comfortable, even though you're in a dentist's chair! He is so personable, and gentle. At no point during my cleaning did I experience any twinge of discomfort. I highly recommend him. And, no wait time before my appointment, paperwork a breeze! Office staff was top notch and just as personable as Dr. Kristallis!
Oddly enough, the highlight of my day. Good visit, Dr. Kristallis and his front desk (Ann) were so nice. Definitely going back.
Very personable and professional. Explained issues in detail. The receptionist was also quite helpful with questions about insurance.
Fantastic experience all around. Ann walked me through the patient intro and my insurance coverage in a few minutes. Once finished, I was instantly escorted to the back where Dr. Kristallis was waiting. Took a few x-rays and did the cleaning - all himself! He was unbelievably gentle and made me feel very comfortable. Can't recommend him enough, just go!
Dr. Kristallis did a great job with my cleaning and multiple cavity fillings. His gentleness is very appreciated.
Excellent in every way! For those that have ever experienced an extremely rough dentist, you'll appreciate his gentle manner. Really like that he's involved during the entire process - does the cleaning himself.
Dr. Terry Kristallis was great! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a new dentist!
Dr. Kristallis is a great dentist! Will definitely be back.
An excellent, thorough, and professional examination. I strongly recommend Dr. Kristallis
I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis and his team for any friend looking for a new dentist. His whole staff was kind, gentle and courteous- from the receptionist to the hygienist. I have already booked my next appointment and will actually look forward to going to the dentist.
Great dentist! Really appreciated his patience and explanations.
Very kind, professional visit
My first appointment was just an exam but so far very impressed. Very professional office and staff.
most pleasant dental cleaning I have ever had.
By far, one of the best dentists I have ever seen! Dr. Kristallis treated me from beginning to end with great ease and care. I walked out smiling and pain-free!
Dr. Kristallis is by far the best dentist I have ever visited! Highly recommend!
Dr. Kristallis is kind, gentle and very caring. I have sensitive teeth and he was very careful during the cleaning process. I highly recommend him for his professional demeanor and lovely bedside manner. A+
Great experience as a new patient. All staff was personal and professional.
Great manner and personality. His skill was thorough and gentle... Pain/discomfort free, and he took his time and answered all if my questions. I'm grateful to have found him, and will certainly return and continue utilizing him. His office manger was very kind and nice from appointment scheduling to in-office interaction.
Dr. K and his staff were extremely professional and helpful--I felt like I was in good, trusted hands the entire time. I look forward to making this my regular dentist's office!
Great experience. Front-office staff and hygienist were super helpful and friendly also.
Dr. Kristallis was very professional and did a great job in examining and cleaning my teeth. I left his office satisfied with my visit, and I am looking forward to my next cleaning/check-up in six months.
Dr. Kristallis is an excellent dentist. He was very friendly and professional and was constantly checking to make sure I was comfortable. He was very efficient (my cleaning took about 30 minutes) and had an excellent bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
He and staffed were caring and very helpful. The doctor offered me more options than I had received elsewhere, resulting in the saving of a tooth and $.
Dr. Kristallis was very professional and I was able to see him as soon as my paperwork was finished. No wait time! I will definitely go back to him.
Very pleased with my visit. He was very personable and we chatted about everyday life throughout the appointment. His bedside manner was excellent. Just the simple words 'Let me know whenever you want to take a break' really means a lot to someone who isnt fond of going to the Dentist. A computer monitor mounted to the chair gave me a close up digital image of my xrays and he pointed out areas of interest. His office seemed small, just two rooms -- and maybe one assistant (although I never saw him/her) but thats what I enjoyed about it. He did all the work himself, including the cleaning. The receptionist was very personable and the entire on-boarding process as a new patient took less than 10 minutes and I was seen as soon as I was ready -- before my appointment was scheduled to start. No wait.
Super nice staff and excellent service. Convenient location on Farragut Square, too.
I saw Dr. Kristallis for the first time for an annual check-up and cleaning. He was very thorough and pleasant. I was in and out at lunch time and didn't have to wait. His office assistant was also extremely courteous. I definitely recommend him.
I was very impressed. He had state of the art equipment. Now my wife has an appointment with him.
Ann at the front desk is a delight, and the doc is fantastic. I just moved into the area and can't believe how lucky I got!
Dr. Kristallis and his assistant, Ms. Ann was very professional and courteous. They saw me at my scheduled time and greeted me positively with smiles. I would highly recommend this Dentist to my co-workers, friends, and family.
Very pleasant staff and cordial dental care.
Great! Definitely plan to return.
Gentle, thorough and honest. Great bonus: amazingly helpful and nice office manager and hygienist!
Quick and excellent.
Best dentist's visit I have experienced.
Doc Kristallis is very professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. I had a great experience and I strongly encourage new patients to go for him. He's by far my fav dentist
My appointment with Dr. Kristallis was a pleasurable experience because of his friendly personality, professionalism, and high level of skill. He listened carefully to my concerns, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, and performed the work with a gentle touch. I am extremely happy with the results. It is obvious he is perfectionist. I received a warm welcome when I arrived at his office and was promptly called to his chair. I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis. He is truly an excellent dentist!
It was a great experience.
My visit at Dr.Kristallis office was such a wonderful experience.He is very gentle ,kind and very detailed in his work.Everybody in the office is so friendly and really made me feel welcome.I highly recommend him.
I highly recommend Dr. K, he is kind, courteous and professional. I was looking for a dentist downtown that could fit me in before I start work in the morning. The office manager Ann even contacted me a few days before my visit to help coordinate with my insurance company. Dr. K spent quite a while with me, explaining everything as he went. They are all very friendly and make you feel like family. I'll certainly be back to Dr. K for my next cleaning.
ok but did not exceed my expectation
Very pleasant experience inspire of my tooth emergency. I was visiting the DC area and needed to see a doctor. Dr. Kristallis was able to see me immediately, and I found him and his assistant to be very delightful. Dr. Kristallis addressed my problem competently. If I stayed here in the DC area, Dr. Kristallis would definitely have a new patient.