Gentle Dental Care
Joseph Grieco, DDS:
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Gentle Dental Care
Joseph Grieco, DDS
Fairfax, VA













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: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Joanna C. from Fairfax Station, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Grieco has been my dentist for over 15 years. He is an honest fellow, a good Christian man. He never tries to sell you something you don’t need. His office will also help you fight for your insurance coverage. Some dentists claim they will take new patientS but never keep their words, Dr. Grieco honors his word. I recommend him to be your dentist.

Julie Ables Chapin (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Grieco’s for many years after my former dentist retired. I am a BIG chicken when it comes to dentistry! Dr. Grieco’s sense of humor and the warmth of this staff reduce my anxiety. I am impressed with the state-of-the-art equipment in his office. I highly recommend Dr. Grieco to anyone looking for a dentist!

Kat C. from Fairfax, VA (Source: Yelp)


I came here after having bad experiences with dentists who used to push me to get treatments that I didn’t need. I transferred all my records to Gentle Dental Care and I was impressed about their customer service. The first time I came to their office, everyone knew my name. It was strange because all of them were saying hi to me like if they knew me. Then after many visits I realized they treat everyone as part of their family. All the ladies at the front desk are friendly and welcoming. Morena has been my dental hygienist for years and we have become friends. She is always very professional and answers all my questions. I get to see Dr. Greico in every visit, which I really appreciate. He is also funny and friendly. What I love about this place is their honesty. They have never tried to sell me products or procedures that I do not need.

Ellen E. from Burke, VA (Source: Yelp)


Been a patient here for about 8 years. The entire team is a pleasure to work with. Dr. G and my hygienist Angela are engaging, gentle, professional, and really good at what they do. I was there for my 6 month check up yesterday, and came away with super clean teeth and NO post cleaning sensitivity. Highly recommend!!

Thom Kurmel (Source: Google)


I had a cracked tooth that needed some attention. I called first thing in the morning on a Monday to explain my situation and Susan worked to get me fit into the schedule same day. Dr Gieco worked me up for a new crown, which I should have in the next couple weeks. He also set me up for the next couple weeks with a very good temporary crown. I’m always pleased with the care but the great team goes out of their way to practice what their name says…Gentle Dental care. They couldn’t be nicer, nor more accommodating.

Kathya A. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


I am new in the area and I have been looking for a dentist for months now. After researching for a while, I was lucky to find Gentle Dental Care. From the moment I walked in the office, I felt welcomed and comfortable. The hygienist was very friendly, informative, and most important gentle. Dr. Grieco was also very friendly and bilingual, so was his staff (Spanish – English). I am happy I found a great dental office.

Megan S. from Fairfax, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Grieco’s office for about two years. After moving to Virginia four years ago, I found it hard to find a dentist that I trusted until I landed at Gentle Dental Care. The office staff is friendly and accommodating. Both of the hygienists that I have seen were meticulous, knowledgeable, and gentle. When I was pregnant they even went over how to care for a newborns gums (wouldn’t have known I even needed to do anything otherwise!). Dr. Grieco is a very experienced dentist and also has a welcoming bedside manner. He has filled a few cavities for me and placed a crown. I am very happy with his work.

Jeannie Edwards (Source: Google)


The staff were extremely accommodating for my husband and me. We arrived way too early but they were able to put us in clean rooms as we waited to be seen by the dentist and hygienist. There really is a reason the business is allied Gentle Dental Care because the service we received is done almost painlessly. A great office with superior service!

Mary Martin (Source: Google)


Our family has been going to Dr Greico’s office for over 30 years. I don’t hesitate to give him and his office 5 Stars. He is patient, kind and an excellent dentist whose main concern is his patient. Dr. Greico also will first try non invasive methods if there is an issue. His office is very well run- his staff are well trained and are just lovely people.

Margaret B. from Matthews, NC (Source: Yelp)


It is a privilege to write this letter of commendation for Dr. Joseph P. Grieco and his dental staff! From our very first visit to the dental office we were greeted and serviced with the utmost humility and professionalism demonstrated far beyond any dental office throughout the last twelve years in various states! We applaud Dr. Grieco and his staff for truly presenting a most”Gentle Dental” experience. Not only does the staff make you feel a part of the “team” when you arrive, but they also demonstrate concern if your appointment experience left you on a positive note! As for Dr. Grieco himself, he was the very first dentist who contacted me the very next day to check how I was feeling following a procedure and antibiotics that were prescribed for healing. That alone said volumes as to his overall caring regarding the needs of his patients. Accolades and Applause to Dr. Grieco and his amazing staff:Ellen-Office Manager, Katy-Insurance Coordinator Susan-Schedule Coordinator, Charlotte-Instrument/Sterilization Coordinator, Hygienists-Amber&Morena On behalf of my husband and myself our heartfelt thanks to all! Samuel and Margaret

Kathleen Monroe (Source: Google)


My visit to your office yesterday was excellent, as always. Dr. Grieco came in, diagnosed the problem immediately, and started a treatment plan. He is a very compassionate person who genuinely cares about his patients. The staff runs a very efficient office and makes you feel comfortable, always smiling and caring. As a patient for many years, I feel fortunate to have found Gentle Dental Care. I thank you for your exceptional service.

Elisabeth Robinson (Source: Google)


Our family is totally happy with Dr. Grieco and his entire staff. They treat you like family, the office environment is peaceful and Dr. G has a wicked sense of humor. Always amazing to hear him speaking Spanish. I had no doubt that they would follow COVID-19 guidelines and felt very safe in the office. We highly recommend.

Corinne Knight (Source: Google)


It’s the first time I ever laughed with a dentist. Dr. Grieco was great. I am very anxious about dentists and Dr. Grieco’s calming manner and confident performance really helped me feel I was in the right hands. The assistive staff knows what you need before you ask and the front desk is pleased to help you with scheduling and fitting you in for appointments. This is the dentist for those of us who don’t like going to the dentist!

Laura Brothers (Source: Google)


I have known Dr. Grieco & some staff for 35+ years! I started seeing Dr. Grieco myself before I married & as children came along continued to see Dr. Grieco even traveling across the beltway from Rockville, MD to Fairfax, VA. My oldest son is now seeing Dr. Grieco for his dental care. Once Dr. Grieco named his practice, Gentle Dentle, I couldn’t agree more. The staff from administrative to hygienist has been not only very friendly, but professional. They r personal & caring. No matter the reason for our visits, the care is exemplary & I always feel comfortable that our needs will be addressed. It’s very unique to have a combination of professionalism & friendly, personal care. Dr. Grieco has quite a sense of humor & a calming presence. No question or concern is passed off as unimportant. Dr. Grieco has used state of the art equipment & technology & has progressed over the 30+ yrs my family have been using his practice for our dental needs.

James Nichols (Source: Google)


Dr. Grieco has been my dentist since I moved to this area in 1999. He and his staff provide excellent, caring service. I personally have been blessed with fairly strong teeth, so Dr. Grieco schedules my cleanings at the same time as my semi-annual examination, saving me a lot of time. On my most recent visit, Dr. Grieco recommended that I finally fix a crack in one of my front teeth that had been getting a little more open over time. I was aware of the crack, could actually feel it if I rubbed the tooth. Dr. Grieco had a little time before his next appointment so he did a veneer right away, painlessly, quickly and with an excellent result. In twenty years now I have had two crowns and this recent veneer and never had any issues with the procedure itself or the results. I have had the same hygienist, Moreno, for about half that time and she does great work too. I would strongly recommend Dr. Grieco to anyone looking for a dentist in our area, and I have to friends and coworkers. Dr. Grieco and his staff are not just a great team for dentistry, they are fine people whom I personally respect and trust.

Sunny G (Source: Google)


Doctor Grieco is a very caring individual which is reflected in all his interactions with his patients and staff. He has a laid back self- deprecating sense of humor which puts you at ease while maintaining his professional persona. This sounds like a lot of big, dry words to describe him and his practice but in summary he practices gentle dental care in such a way that puts me at ease despite the fact that dentists in general are low on my list of favorite people. His staff also are caring professionals and knowledgeable in their respective roles. I’m a retired nursing professional and I get nothing but good vibes and smiles from Gentle Care of Virginia!

Step Consulting Group (Source: Google)


Dr. Grieco and his staff are so caring, professional and very pleasant to be around. On Saturday, I had a painful toothache and finally called the office to make an appointment ahead of time thinking they’d call me on Monday. Little did I know that Dr. Grieco’s cell phone number is on the voicemail saying to call him if it’s an emergency. Well, it was. So, I called him and he was traveling at the time. He pulled off on the side of the road to call in a prescription for me, and on today (Monday), they fit me into their schedule. This far surpasses excellent customer service! I will be forever grateful for his kindness.

Vernon Debruler (Source: Google)


From the moment I walked in, I felt relaxed from the busyness of my day because of the soft, instrumental Christian music playing in the background. The dental assistant was amazing. And Dr Grieco is always pleasant and explains things in terms I can understand, whenever I need dental work done. The receptionists are also excellent! I thank God that a Christian friend referred me to Gentle Dental Care!

Larry Brooks (Source: Google)


As a dental laboratory we, at smile-Vision, have partnered with Dr. Grieco in many smile enhancement cases. We always praise the doctor for his excellent preparation and delivery of such work. He does beautiful work that every person would love. As a dentist myself, I would recommend Dr. Grieco to anyone seeking fine dental care. Lawrence Brooks DDS

Mike T. from Vienna, VA (Source: Yelp)


Always a good experience with Dr. Grieco and his staff. I’ve been going there for many years and am happy with my teeth because of them. Would highly recommend for people who have anxiety about going to the dentist and having any type of dental procedure. Dr. Grieco is excellent at all procedures and he will refer you to the best oral surgeons if necessary. All hygienist are top notch at teeth cleaning, too.

Dane S. from Fairfax, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Grieco since before he started his own practice about 30 years ago, and I have had nothing but praise for him and his staff ever since. My wife switched to him some time later and has the same verdict. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and that comes from the top. Dr. Grieco is careful about the people he selects to join his team, and the first two sentences here are the result. The quality of care is excellent, the dental team is top-notch, and the office staff are always a pleasure to deal with. Any problems – of which there are usually none – are dealt with quickly, efficiently and with a smile (attesting that they all have good teeth, too. ) For these folks, 5 stars is the floor, not the ceiling. A great practice all the way around.

Lynn V. from Burke, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Grieco has that rare blend of compassion and competence that patients long for in a dentist. He gives careful attention to every tooth he repairs until it is just perfect and the patient is absolutely satisfied. He is not only a highly skilled dentist, but an amazingly kind human being. His office staff reflect the man, and are the kind of people I would choose to have as friends. If you want a totally honest evaluation of your teeth,with no “selling up” and no pressure, try Dr. Grieco. He is a fantastic dentist.

Cindy McLain (Source: Google)


Kind, Considerate, very flexible in working with patients to get the work they need to have done, always providing excellent solutions or advice. Dr. Grieco is a fantastic, funny dentist that keeps kids entertained, and addresses adults taking extra safety precautions even throughout covid. The staff are amazing as well! (Esp Susan, and Ellen legit the sweetest people!) Remember me every time I go in and even get a little card in the mail for appointment reminders, and sometimes Holiday wishes. Highly recommend to anyone with sensitive teeth who maybe get nervous or anxious at a normal dentist office.

Erica McLain (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going here for years since I was kid and I can honestly say there’s nobody else I trust fixing my teeth. This a great place for anyone who gets anxious or nervous before a dentist visit and for anyone nervous about covid-19. They’ve followed all required covid-19 recommendations to a T and always keep their waiting rooms pristine clean with relaxing music that puts you at ease. Dr. Grieco is an amazing dentist who genuinely cares and has your best interest at heart. Even despite short notice and time restraints, they are very accommodating to your needs. In less than one hour, they managed to discover what the actual problem with my one tooth was in no time, and managed to fix it for me with more than enough time for me to get home and get ready for work. All less in ONE HOUR. I simply can’t state how much of an amazing group of people they are. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist!! You wont regret it!

Sarah G. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Joe’s office my whole life, and even though I’ve moved across the country I will not consider changing offices! This one is too great. Dr. Grieco is the best and really sweet, especially good for kids nervous to get in a dentist chair. He’ll put you at ease during even the scariest procedures! Dr. Sherman is also super nice and a swell dentist. He hooked me up with a crown in no time at all and I barely felt a thing. If you’re looking for a dentist in the nova, MD or DC area this is the place for you.

Michael C. from Fairfax, VA (Source: Yelp)


This is a first rate dental practice! Over the past 16 months I have had major restoration done by Dr. Grieco and the wonderful staff at Gentle Dental. I was so well cared for and my complicated case was handled with professionalism and excellence. I experienced individualized care and attention, and often they went the “extra mile” to make modifications and adjustments I requested. The office staff was also zealous in their contacts with insurance companies to make sure I was getting my maximum benefits. Thank you all SO MUCH!

Mark F. from Catlett, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been with Dr. Grieco since he opened up this office. Of course, no one wants to have anything but clearing done (and Morena does a great job!) but the two times I’ve needed a cap, Dr. Grieco has been great. He has some incredible equipment and the process is really simple. The atmosphere is very calm – great staff, great music, plenty of magazines to read, if you have to wait (which is very infrequent). They handle all the insurance issues and schedule the next meeting before you leave. Then, you will get reminded 3 times! OK! I’m coming back when we scheduled! See you soon…twice a year.

Matt M. from Washington D.C., DC (Source: Yelp)


I had an appointment with Dr. Sherman (the new dentist in Dr. Grieco’s office) this afternoon and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Dr. Sherman was extremely knowledgeable, the office is great with modern technologies, the hygienists were amazing, and the office staff were very helpful and friendly. I feel that I will be a lifer with Dr. Sherman.

Sonja Kershenstein (Source: Google)


A warm, friendly, kind staff in a peaceful environment with an excellent dentist. Dr Grieco was thorough in his exam and very gentle, and he made me feel comfortable with his funny jokes and explaining everything he was doing. I am so pleased I finally decided to the switch to this office and go to Dr Grieco as my dentist after my husband has been raving about this place for years. I shouldn’t have waited so long!!

Shawn Case (Source: Google)


Thorough and so so clean. Everyone is so nice and every visit feels like the first time. Amber was an amazing dental hygienist and will be missed. Danielle was so determined to get any piece of plaque while continuing to make sure I was okay. I was never uncomfortable and my mouth has never felt cleaner! Thank you. Ellen and Katy are always smiling and feel like the backbone of the office in the most genuine way. You just wanna hug them on your way in and out! Dr. Grieco is an amazing soul. He always takes time to see every patient and his external philanthropic work is very admirable. This is a model company that other small businesses should copy. I look forward to going back! Yes. To the dentist!

Dane Smith (Source: Google)


Having been with Dr. Grieco since before he started his own practice, my wife and I are proud to vouch for his being a top-notch dentist and person — and that goes for the members of his staff as well. Everyone on their well-oiled team is invariably friendly, courteous, skilled and efficient. The most noticeable changes are simply the updates to the most current equipment (and the expertise to use it). Dr. Grieco also shares his expertise with those less fortunate, going regularly to Appalachia to help those who don’t have access to or cannot afford regular dental care. IMHO, you can’t find a better family dentist and team.

Dan Lender (Source: Google)


Perhaps the best dental office that I have gone to in my life! Great care, remind you about your appointments, tell you what they are going to do and what needs to be done. Punctual – you spend almost no time sitting in the waiting room. They are very patient including dealing with insurance companies. The whole office is great. Thanks Dr Joe! Highly recommend!!

K.C. (Source: Google)


Dr. Grieco and his staff are phenomenal! The moment I stepped into the office, I was greeted with a warm smile, and the warmth extended throughout the office. Everyone is polite, professional, and you get the feeling everyone knows their business and they care. The Hygienist, Ms. Morena, is exceptional and by far one of the BEST I’ve come across. I am so happy that I found my Dental Clinic family. This will be an everlasting relationship. I highly recommend this clinic for all you and your family dental needs

Catalina Wheat (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Grieco for almost 10 years. Everyone in the office is so kind and they treat me as part of their family. They have many ways to remind you about your appointments so you never miss them. They never make me wait, so I think they do a great job keeping up with their schedule. I have also become good friends with Morena who is one of their best hygienists. Every visit has been very pleasant and they have never pushed me to buy any special products like other offices I visited in the past. I recommend this place without any doubt.

Fernando Castro (Source: Google)


Growing up in the Northern VA area and having spent time in the military, I’ve seen a plethora of dental teams. Dr. Grieco and his staff by far exceed the rest in care, professionalism, and compassion. From the front desk receptionists, to all his hygienists, the team is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Grieco in particular has to be the nicest dentist around and has honesty in dental assessments. If you are looking for a new dental family or relocated into the area for work, Gentle Dental Care is the winner!