Arte Dental Group
Terry Kristallis, DMD:
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Arte Dental Group
Terry Kristallis, DMD
Washington, DC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Terry Kristallis, DMD





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Joe M. from Westlake, Westlake, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Kristallis has been my dentist for the past eight years.The office seems well run and organized.All these years I don’t remember that I ever had to wait more than a couple of minutes before being seen. Unfortunately I have really bad teeth and over the years I have needed tons of work.No matter what the procedure Dr.Kristallis makes it look easy.He has a soft touch and a relaxed personality that makes you comfortable.Hands down he is the best dentist I ever had.

Patty Brown (Source: Google)


I had a dental exam and cleaning today. As always both Dr. Kristallis (“Dr. K”) and Ann (the Receptionist) were awesome. They really care about their patients, have worked together a long time, and are very friendly and pleasant. Dr. K has a great bedside manner (very calming). Today I watched a video of the ocean while I was in the chair! He also has a special air filter right next to you to prevent COVID-19 and follows all of the protocols to keep us safe. Ann knows everything about insurance, etc. which makes life so much easier! Highly recommend!

RR MM (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of Drs. Terry Kristallis and Nadeem Azeez since 2013. Dr. Aziz joined the practice in the last 2-3 years. I’ve been treated by both dentists, and they are both excellent. In addition to being skilled dentists, the entire office is wonderfully polite, concerned about patient comfort and safety. Their office is immaculately clean, and they are very punctual.

Kelly H. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t find Alpha Dental on here but went to the same practice and saw Dr. Hussein.  Dr. Hussein, the hygienist (Claudia), and Ann (front desk), were all so nice and made me feel comfortable right away.  Dr. Hussein knew right off the bat that I grind my teeth.  Because of that, I ended up having two fillings and that went seamlessly.  I’m new to the area and couldn’t be happier finding Dr. Hussein.  He explained things in detail that my previous dentist did not.  I go back in two weeks to make sure my night guard fits properly.  I highly recommend this practice!

Emily Russell (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Kristallis for several years, and I always receive the utmost care and attention. The dental hygienists are friendly and thorough. Likewise, Dr. Kristallis is conscientious and provides straightforward care (no unnecessary procedures); he even remembers recent travel I’ve taken and takes the time to ask how I’m doing. The Office Manager Ann is also lovely to communicate with and helps keep everyone on track.

Vanessa B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I have a lot of anxiety going to the dentist– full on anxiety attacks just when I go for a cleaning. I have had a lot of dentists that were not understanding and made me feel ashamed for my anxiety and many hurt me during the cleaning (complete with bleeding gums), which just made me have more anxiety.  Enter Dr Kristallis. He is a god send. When I made my appointment I told them that I had anxiety and they were very accommodating.  I could tell that Dr Kristallis had been told about my anxiety before my appointment because he was SO gentle and kind and kept asking if I needed a break. I have never felt so comfortable with a dentist. He cleaned my teeth himself, and when he saw that the cleaning machines (or whatever they are called) made me nervous, he opted to do most of the cleaning by hand.  I can not recommend him enough.  He is the most amazing and kind dentist!

Jessica L. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Kristallis, Claudia and Ann. Having had some terrible experiences with dentists in DC, I was apprehensive to try again. I also hate going to the dentist but the team at Alpha Dental is amazing. They cater to your concerns and issues (like gagging). I’ve never had a dental team that was so focused on my needs and better yet they do a great job! Claudia is gentile and gives you a great cleaning. Dr. Kristallis is very personable. He’s great to talk to and he doesn’t try to suggest treatments that you don’t need. Overall, great bedside manner. Their location is unmatched because they are located off Farragut Square on 17th. It’s metro accessible and in my case a short walk from the office. I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis to anyone, whether you like going to the dentist or not.

K Lu (Source: Google)


I actually look forward coming here to see the dentist. Dr. Kristallis and Ann are wonderful. I even found my routine teeth cleaning relaxing. Given the pandemic, the office has implemented new procedures and I felt totally safe and secure. They limit the number of patients and everything looked sparkling clean, even the pens are disinfected. I recommended this place to one of my coworkers and she likes coming here too. This office is conveniently located near the Dupont Circle metro station.

Maria G. (Source: Zocdoc)


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.

Lauren E. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Kristallis and the Alpha Dental team ever since I moved to DC five years ago. They go above and beyond to take the best care of you and give you honest feedback. I had a dental emergency, and Dr. K was so wonderful and got me into the office ASAP. I also cannot say enough wonderful things about Ann as well. She keeps the office running smoothly and is always so helpful with insurance questions and decisions! I am so happy I found such a wonderful dental practice in DC. I highly recommend Alpha Dental!

Ashley R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely hate everything about going to the dentist but one of my co-workers referred Dr. Kristallis to me and said he was the best. She wasn’t lying! Ann, his receptionist is sweet and charming and VERY helpful. The dental hygienist (I missed her name) made me feel comfortable after telling her my fears of the dentist. After cleaning and x-rays I met Terry and he’s very nice, professional and personable. I will definitely be going back in the future! I definitely recommend Dr. Kristallis! 🙂

Alison Carson Eicher (Source: Google)


I have been going to Terry for about 5 years now and am sad to be leaving DC! I know a lot of people don’t like going to the dentist, but he is by far my favorite doctor I have in DC. He truly cares about his patients and all that is has happened with COVID is evidenced by that. I was nervous for my appointment a couple weeks ago, but Terry had thought of everything and followed all the CDC regulations for reopening. I was the only person in the office for my appointment apart from Ann (the office manager), the hygienist, and Terry. Everyone had PPE and he used a UV ray tool that also sucked up particles during my cleaning. He even did the cleaning himself. Ann the office manager is always on top of it and does her homework on your insurance. Can’t recommend Terry enough – he truly cares about all of his patients.

Lin S. from Arlington, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kristallis may be the best dentist in town. He is extremely gentle, he doesn’t lecture you, his delivery of novocaine is painless, and he is a craftsman as he works on you. I can’t recommend him enough. The receptionist is excellent as well. The waiting area looks a bit out of date, but Dr. Kristallis’ ‘studio’ is completely up-to-date. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. I have not gotten my teeth cleaned here, so I can’t speak for that experience, but to me, the dentist and my experience in his chair is the most important of all.

Anneliese A. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kristallis is hands down the nicest dentist I’ve ever visited. Very courteous and polite and cares about his patients. Most dentists I’ve had barely even make conversation or acknowledge patients and are in the room with them for less than 5 minutes. Not the case with Dr. Kristallis. The staff is very helpful and follows up regularly with forms and appointments, and I was in and out of the office in less than 40 minutes. I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis and his staff.

Lauren L. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Kristallis is, hands down, the best dentist! Ann, at the front, is awesome as well 🙂 For those who hate the dentist, this is your guy. I’ve been seeing Dr. Kristallis for years and it’s always the most pleasant, non-invasive dental experience one could ever have. He is always very considerate checking your comfort level throughout the entire appointment. I went in for my cleaning just recently and their Covid protocols are on point. They control the # of people in the office, their facilities are immaculate, and they have new machines by each chair to capture all vapor/particles that result from the cleaning – almost like a stove hood but for your mouth! I recommend Dr. Kristallis to anyone!

Lauren Lane (Source: Google)


Dr. Kristallis is, hands down, the best dentist! Ann, at the front, is awesome as well 🙂 For those who hate the dentist, this is your guy. I’ve been seeing Dr. Kristallis for years and it’s always the most pleasant, non-invasive dental experience one could ever have. He is always very considerate checking your comfort level throughout the entire appointment. I went in for my cleaning just recently and their Covid protocols are on point. They control the # of people in the office, their facilities are immaculate, and they have new machines by each chair to capture all vapor/particles that result from the cleaning – almost like a stove hood but for your mouth! I recommend Dr. Kristallis to anyone!

Kevin Schultz (Source: Google)


My insurance changed recently so I had to switch dentists and couldn’t be happier with my choice! The process leading up to my appointment was handled well over email and online, and everything was easy. For the appointment itself all the right precautions were taken and I felt safe, and I had all of my questions answered. I left with clean teeth and a gentle reminder to floss more frequently!

Bea D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Are you still seeing a dentist who leaves your mouth bloody and gums throbbing? Abandon the Dark Side and book your cleaning with Dr. Kristallis! He has the most gentle touch, even as he’s scraping tartar below your gum line. I’ve seen him twice for the standard x-rays and cleanings, and both times I almost fell asleep in the dentist chair. I’ve had pedicures that were more painful than my dental visits with Dr. Kristallis. He has a calm, friendly demeanor that sets you at ease during your visit. I also have to give a shout-out to his office manager, who helped me figure out my dental insurance and is a delight to interact with. Finally, the office also uses modern technology which allows you to confirm appointments online and sends reminders via text. Thank you Dr. Kristallis for making dentist visits pleasant rather something I dread.

Liana B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


This place is like a little mom and pop dental service. The staff is small but very friendly, the secretary is very nice and helpful. Dr. Kristallis was also friendly and made the procedure go by painlessly. I wish I could continue to go to them but unfortunately my job changed our dental insurance 🙁

Lisa Kowarski (Source: Google)


Dr. Kristallis and his team are the best! I have been coming to Dr. Kristallis for several years now and he and his office manager, Ann, are always so wonderful and helpful. This did not stop even in a pandemic! Arte dental took all the precautions possible to keep their team and patients safe. When I initially called to book, Ann asked me some screening questions to make sure I had not been traveling recently, symptomatic, or exposed to someone with COVID-19. A couple days before the appointment, I received a form to fill out to screen further before the appointment and when I arrived Ann took my temperature with a forehead thermometer. Everyone in the office was masked up and they even had some extra special equipment to absorb the aerosols created during cleanings. As always, Dr. Kristallis’s gentle touch and friendliness made what could have been an uncomfortable experience almost pleasant. In his new office, each exam room has a television also with scenic or cute videos playing. Yesterday’s videos were puppies and other animals – lucky me! Over the years, Ann has also helped me when my insurance company had billing issues (more than once!!). She went above and beyond to help out rather than leave me to handle issues on my own. I cannot recommend Dr. Kristallis and his team highly enough. If you are looking for a dentist in the DMV, look no further!

Laura Webb (Source: Google)


Dr. Kristallis and Ann are an amazing dental team! I’ve referred friends and family there for years – they do a beautiful job. Dr. Kristallis has great attention to detail and, especially during covid, takes painstaking measures to ensure everyone’s safety. Ann is an extraordinary asset to the team and has yet to meet an insurance policy she can’t navigate and help explain to you. I’m so grateful for both of them!

Lauren Camille (Source: Google)


Dr. K and his staff were phenomenal as usual. Quick, efficient check-in, spotless office in a sunny space. Doc did the cleaning himself and is always very gentle and considerate of your comfort. Ann makes the check-out procedure and scheduling next appointments a breeze. We’re patients for life!

Agapi H. from Alexandria, VA (Source: Yelp)


Terry and Ann are an amazing team.  Simply the most comfortable dental experience each visit.  There aren’t many of us whom enjoy the dentist, but since becoming a patient here I feel confident that I am in good hands.  Ann the account/secretary is truly the most friendly and caring person and extremely wonderful to work with.  You truly couldn’t find or ask for a better dentist, especially one whom helps you make decisions which are proactive towards continued dental health.

Lizzie B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Truly am so thankful I found Dr. Kristallis. After a terrible experience with another downtown DC dentist (who wanted to do quite a few dental procedures that seemed fishy), I went to Dr. Kristallis for a second opinion. Ann, his secretary, is fantastic. She knows her stuff and is ultra friendly. She handled all of the insurance and billing and I had no problem with this. Dr. Kristallis’s office was very clean and welcoming. I really liked the hygenist and she was quite gentle, which I appreciated. Dr. Kristallis himself is great! I find that most dentists are quite rushed, but he stopped and talked and I did not feel that he was in a rush to go see the next patient. Furthermore, I was cavity and problem free- the opposite of what I had heard from the previous dentist. I appreciated that he did not try to do non-necessary services to earn an extra buck. Dr. Kristallis & staff are just fabulous. I have recommended them to multiple friends. I have yet to leave a dentist actually smiling and happy…. But I did with Dr. Kristallis. I’ll be looking forward to my next cleaning!

L D. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I just had a cleaning with Dr. Kristallis this morning (his hygienist was out). It was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had at a dentist office! I did all of my paperwork online. So when I arrived, I signed a quick form and waited less than 5 minutes to be seen. I was whisked back, had the most gentle cleaning, booked my next cleaning, and was back at work all within an hour. No cut lips, no painful prodding/pulling around my gum line. Wow!! I was told by another dentist I needed to order an expensive mouthguard. Dr. Kristallis looked at my teeth and gave his honest opinion – an expensive mouthguard was unnecessary. It was refreshing to leave the dentist without trying to be up-sold/up-charged for things I didn’t need!

Scott H. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I had a terrible experience with another local dentist and came to Dr. Kristallis for a second opinion. The office manager Ann was tremendously helpful in coordinating with me/my insurance, and I could not have been happier with my interactions with Dr. Kristallis. He is so friendly and most of all, trustworthy, a virtue I was seeking after my last dentist. This is a small office, but the staff is warm and you will feel well taken care of.

Anjanette Milladge (Source: Google)


Dr. Kristallis is a wonderful dentist. He takes his time and does everything possible to make his patient feel comfortable, such as take a break if a procedure becomes too uncomfortable. His office has state-of-the-art technology and he employs wonderful dental assistants. Another highlight of Dr. Kristallis’s practice is Ann. She is absolutely wonderful! The office is clean; staff is friendly; and, you’re seen promptly. No waiting!

Morgan (Source: Google)


Dr. Kristallis is the best dentist I’ve been to. I’ve been coming back for 4 years now. He is very professional & takes great care of my teeth. Ann, the office manager, is such a joy to work with. She has helped me fully understand my dental insurance on 3 occasions (as it’s changed over the years) and always makes sure to answer all of my questions. If she isn’t sure about how the insurance might cover something, she goes above and beyond to confirm the coverage amount before I have the dental work done. I can’t say enough good things about Arte Dental Group’s Dr. Kristallis and Ann.

Meredith M. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Best dental visit ever! Ann at the front desk is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. K is wonderful. Had two appointments- a cleaning and replacing a filling- no wait and both appointments were approx 30 minutes and painless- a dental miracle. From what I saw they care about customer service and know how to manage their appointments. Only wish I went sooner- they get an A+ in my book.

Nicholas D. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Kristallis for over a year now, and I am very happy with him. Not only is he a great dentist, but he’s nice and personable, and actually takes the time to answer any questions and offer any recommendations he might have. I’ve never felt rushed when I’m speaking with him. His assistant, Ann, is also amazing. She is patient with schedule changes and always tries to help. Moreover, I have never had to wait when I arrive for my appointments – they are always running on time. Overall, it is always a great experience. Highly recommended.

Emily Webb (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kristallis for nearly 5 years now. I have a history of dental problems so I am very particular about my dental care. I have always felt well cared for by Dr. Kristallis and his team because of their attention to detail, because of how I feel heard when I express a concern or worry, and because of how responsive they are to my specific dental needs. Additionally, Ann always works to try to find time when I am available to come in for an appointment and is very helpful with billing questions too! I highly recommend Dr. Kristallis at Arte Dental Group.

Anita K. (Source: Zocdoc)


I have been Terry Kristallis’ patient since 2010, almost 12 years. I think the world of him and his practice. He is not only a superb dentist who takes care of everyone’s teeth, but he is also a genuinely fantastic human being, which is so rare these days. Doctor Kristallis is highly professional, friendly, and the best dentist I have had in the US. I recommend him and his practice highly.

Amberley R. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


My experience with this office was wonderful! I went for a regular cleaning. The receptionist, Ann, was personable and very helpful, and the office seems very efficient. The hygienist, Claudia, was lovely– friendly, professional, and efficient. Dr. Kristallis came in at the end to review x-rays. He was very nice, and never seemed rushed. There was no feeling like he was just trying to get through his schedule, which is really valuable, and an important feeling to have. The office in general is small, clean and nice. No frills, just perfect for what it is. I’ll definitely be going back.


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."