Smile Design Studio of Bethesda
Michael Wright, DDS, MS:
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Smile Design Studio of Bethesda
Michael Wright, DDS
Bethesda, MD













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: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Vincent B. from Glen Burnie, MD (Source: Yelp)


Thanks to Dr. Wright for making my dreams of having a picture perfect smile come true. Him and his team are the best. Dr. Wright gave me the newly confidence I needed by reconstruction of my teeth and smile. I highly recommend Dr. Wright and his team and I thank them on such a fantastic job , I am truly happy!!!

Vincent Blair (Source: Google)


Thanks to Dr. Wright for making my dreams of having a picture perfect smile come true. Him and his team are the best. Dr. Wright gave me the newly confidence I needed by reconstruction of my teeth and smile. I highly recommend Dr. Wright and his team and I thank them on such a fantastic job , I am truly happy!!!

Stephanie P. from Fort Washington, MD (Source: Yelp)


I have had nothing but exceptional service at the Smile Design Studio. I have actually been seen by all three doctors on separate occasions and they are all very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. From the moment that my family and I walked in the door, we were greeted with a smile from their receptionist and felt right at home. The whole ambience is very relaxing and I just felt at ease. Aside from dental work, I have also had a facial as well as skin care tips and advice from Michelle Wright. Smile Design Studio is definitely worthy of a five-star rating, much like fine dining if you ask me…

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


I’ve had incredibly positive experiences with Dr Maria Wright and her team. During the usual cleanings, her team is friendly, quick, and painless. However, my implant experience earned the 5 stars. I worked with Dr Wright and another partner group in Silver Spring to have gum sculpting + implant surgery and it can not look better. Dr Wright did the implant herself, and the first one wasn’t an exact fit. Instead of settling, she immediately recommended we try again with an adjustment. Once it came back, it was beautiful and fit perfectly with a natural appearance. Simply great. Also unlike other dentists, Dr Wright doesn’t try and push unnecessary procedures or surgeries on you if you don’t need them.

Metro Admin (Source: Google)


I am so thankful for Dr. Wright. He is thorough, patience, and caring in dealing with you as a patient. I’ve moved since having him as my dentist and after 9 years I traveled far to make sure I have him as my Dentist because of his dedication to taking care of my dental needs as though I was his only patient. I highly recommend Dr. Wright.

Shaun F. from Crofton, MD (Source: Yelp)


“I had the best experience ever at Smile Design Studio with Dr. Maria Wright. Family owned, they take such wonderful care of each and every patient. Smile Design Studio dentists offers “Excellent” care in a state of the art building. The entire staff is highly qualified, friendly and they look out for the patient’s health and well being. They are the BEST!

Amy W. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


While I have not experienced their dental  services yet, I received a relaxing hour long facial from Michelle Wright. Michelle knows skin very well and knows which dermalogica products work best for your skin. What’s even better is she is a fellow teaching colleague who is a life long learner who keeps up with the latest in skin care. You should check out her services. She is very nice and makes your skin feel so fresh and so clean.

Kevin Hailstock (Source: Google)


Their rating should be (much) higher. I looked into the reviews and the lowest one seems to be left by a competitor. This is a very nice office. I was a little more impressed to find out ‘celebrities’ are regular clients and I see why. I can’t think of a nicer doctor’s office and they have attentive assistants. Great location and a free garage to park in.

Trish Berne (Source: Google)


This is a wonderful dental practice. I am receiving a dental implant and quite happy with the professional and expert help I have received from Dr. Michael Wright. His staff is expert and friendly and the office atmosphere is pleasant. I recommend the practice to anyone seeking dental care including implants. The staff stays current on new technology and procedures and is supportive and friendly.

Helene Highbarger (Source: Google)


This has to be the best kept secret in Bethesda. Michelle Wright is a fantastic skin care specialist with a warm and confident personality who does the best waxing in the business. Her facials are also soothing and effective – you will emerge with a healthier, glowing complexion. She is incredibly attentive to detail, checks in frequently with you while she’s working, and does not try to sell you things you don’t need. Trust your skin to Michelle and you’ll be a smoother, lovelier person and can expect to come away refreshed and relaxed from spending time at Smile Design.

Jan Gibson (Source: Google)


I had just moved to Bethesda and did not yet have a dentist when I broke a tooth in half. The manager of my building told me that there were dentists offices a couple of blocks away on Wisconsin Ave. I googled and after checking reviews I settled on Smile Design Studio. I called and was fit in that day. From the first call to make an appointment to the completion of my procedure I had an incredible experience. All of the members of staff were very warm, welcoming and professional. Dr Michael Wright is who you want as your dentist. He is an extremely talented prosthodontist, who communicates clearly with regard to what your options are, and he never rushes when explaining the course of treatment and results that you can reasonably expect. After the procedure was complete all I can say is it was way easier than expected and healing faster than anyone expected. I highly recommend that anyone who needs dental work done go to Smile Design Studio on Wisconsin Ave in Bethesda Md.

Jay Sutton (Source: Google)


I always have a friendly, warm and overall fantastic experience here. They are highly informative and seem to use all state of the art technology to provide comprehensive level of information and high level of care. I highly recommend them for all of your dental needs…my best dental experience by far!

John A. from King George, VA (Source: Yelp)


Speaking from experience, I am a man who has seen a lot of dentists in my time, from the likes of Duke Medical Center, to U.S. Navy hospitals, Walter Reed Army Hospital, and many others. In light of all those top named hospitals with excellent care of their patients, I have to rate Dr. Michael Wright at Smile by Design above them all, it’s extremely hard to find a good dentist, but when you find one who goes the extra mile because he’s the best at what he does and cares about you the patient, it says a lot about his Character as a man, his responsibility to his profession, and his admiration to the field of dentistry. God has given you a special gift Dr. Wright, Thank you for all you have given to people like me.

Mar B. from Bethesda, MD (Source: Yelp)


Every experience I’ve at at this dental office has been positive. Most recently, I had one tooth that had to be extracted due to a root problem. I was amazed to learn that Dr. Michael Wright could extract and put in an implant on the same day. The procedure was painless and I was delighted with the care and outcome. Dr. Wright explained every step of the process and his staff was expert and supportive. The other dentists at this location also are superior – Dr. Willis and Dr. Maria Wright. You can’t go wrong! Pricing is fair and they explained my insurance carefully. I recommend this dental office for continuing care and any emergency. They offer free parking (in Bethesda!) under the building and the office is in a convenient location.

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


Greetings all! I’ve been reading these bad reviews on Yelp and am a little confused because my experience at Smile Design Studio (SDS) was completely the opposite of what I’ve read. So, I feel that it’s my duty to make sure people know that SDS is a great dental office to go to. I’ve had the pleasure of having dental work done at SDS by Dr. Maria Wright. Dr. Wright is a cool girl, who made me feel extremely comfortable while I was in the hot spot – the dental chair :-). Additionally, the office ambience is very relaxed and warm. I have recommended family and friends to SDS, who continue to return for all of their dental needs. It seems like the folks on Yelp have some sort of entitlement issue because, let’s be honest, people make mistakes, people have bad days, and sometimes things do not go as planned, especially when it comes to running a business, but I would not ever say that I wouldn’t go back to SDS because overall the service is great.

Mary White (Source: Google)


Thank goodness for Dr. Wright and his staff for being available when one of my molars broke during the COVID 19 pandemic! He gave me a temporary crown and a permanent crown at a time when I needed this work very much. Dr. Wright is a hero and his staff are the best. Thank you so very much!

Susan Noyes (Source: Google)


Been a patient of Dr Wrights for years now. Have had lots of intense dental work completed. Don’t know if I could have gone thru this much dental work without Dr. Wright patience, kindness, explanations of procedures & his well mannered approach. He gave me the boost that it would be okay & I would be at aw with the final results. (YES, I was when completed) His assistant Tia was by my side, while I was having multiple visits back to back, Tia was always there with GREAT encouragement & giving me a pat on the back when needed. Always greeted me with joy and a glad to see me approach. Dr Wright & Tia both gave me their #’s for any problems/questions I might have after leaving appointments & I yes I did have ?’s for sure & they both always responded ASAP! This was so greatly Appreciated! Wonderful Team, looking forward (as much as possible) to continue my journey with Dr. Wright & Tia as Dental work is needed. So Grateful & Thank you, Dr. Wright and Tia

Shenitric Manuel (Source: Facebook)


I love the staff! Dr Willis has a very warming bedside manner! She make you feel as though you are a VIP every-time you walk thru the doors! The staff also have the same attitude…very pleasant! I just recommend her to another friend! I could go on & in about this Dentist Office! Check her out for yourself! She’s also very flexible w/ her times! Thanks Dr Willis for being 1 of the best in the Bethesda area!

Pia Casarino (Source: Facebook)


I went to see Dr R Wright to replace my old bridge. I was not totally happy after a few weeks. A year or so later, it broke right in the middle front teeth. He wasn’t available when I called to be seen . His colleague did not tell me that it was broken, she filed and went home.I went back 2 days later because I knew something was not right. Finally, Dr Wright returns and tells me that the connector broke and requiring replacement. I asked for my money back, he was to contact that lab who created the partial.Still not resolved. I sought peer review for mediation as advised. RIchard Wright refused the mediation I have asked for my money back, went to seek peer review for mediation and he is of course refusing. IS THIS THE KIND F DENTIST YOU WANT TO WORK IN YOUR MOUTH??

Cassandra Okwumabua (Source: Google)


Smile Design Studio is one of the best dental offices I have ever visited. The atmosphere is unlike anything that you have ever experienced in the past when going to a dental office. This is a very beautiful dental office with absolutely beautiful suites where your dental work is performed. The dentists are simply excellent, and perform quality care to keep your smile and teeth healthy. There are no long waits or crowded office before you are seen by the dentist. The staff is always pleasant and professional. In addition they accept dental insurance and the cost is comfortable to that of other dentist offices in the metro area. The difference is that this office goes above and beyond to ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable experience. You will need to visit to see what I am talking about . . . . you won’t regret it promise.

John Atkinson (Source: Google)


For the professional service and wonderful care you and your entire office provides, I now understand what it truly means to have confidence in your smile. From numerous visits, you and your entire staff have given me more than just a welcome to our office, every concern has always been address, and explained in detail. I appreciate the family environment. it means a lot to me or anyone that has an dental visit knowing the Doctor & Staff sincerely cares about your comfort. It shows in every visit Dr. Micheal Wright & Staff loves what they do and give to others. From a heart filled with gratitude, Thank You, John

Janet E. Dandridge (Source: Google)


Greetings all! I’ve had the pleasure of having dental work done at Smile Design Studio by Dr. Maria Wright. Dr. Wright is a pleasant person, who made me feel extremely comfortable while I was in the hot spot – the dental chair :-). Additionally, the office ambiance is very relaxed and warm. I have recommended family and friends to SDS, who continue to return for all of their dental needs. Not only is the team at SDS friendly and highly skilled with great taste in design, their own beautiful engaging smiles let you know that you’re in good hands.