At Chavis Dental, I appreciate the time I have to interact with patients and learn about their lives and experiences. There is a story behind each smile, and knowing what is important to my patients allows me to create their best smile. Each person has insights to share, and I have learned that by listening and understanding what is important to my patients, I can better tailor treatment to each individual. Whats important to my patients is important to me.
Whether I am providing general care, restoring oral health, or simply improving a smile, my attention is always on my patient. I consider the approach that will deliver the results my patients are looking for while improving their dental and overall wellness.Before starting any procedure, I thoroughly review the treatment options with my patients and together decide the best plan of action.
It is critical that people are able to make informed decisions about treatment and understand what to expect from the procedure, with complete, honest, and ethical recommendations. My commitment to effective communication is reinforced by my staff. Each team member strives to provide excellent care and maintain a warm and friendly environment. They are talented, experienced, and dedicated to exceptional customer service.
Dr. Chavis is committed to providing patients with advanced dental solutions. He stays up-to-date on the latest research, as well as the latest techniques and technological advances. His participation in local, regional, and national dental conferences ensures he is offering patients the most innovative solutions for their dental needs. Dr. Chavis has a particular interest in computer-assisted dental restoration and whole-mouth reconstruction.
When hes not seeing patients, Dr. Chavis loves to play tennis, swim and cycle, and travel. Hes also an animal lover, sharing his life with a Doberman Pinscher. He is an avid competitive equestrian, frequently competing in three-day eventing with his two horses.
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Natalie joined Chavis Dental in 2018, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as a receptionist and gradually, through training and continuing education courses, worked her way to Office Manager. With her warm and friendly manner, she makes sure everyone feels at home and heard during their visits.
As our office manager, Natalie oversees the practice, keeping us organized and running smoothly. She manages scheduling and patient flow, presents treatment plans, and organizes and presents financials to patients, arranging their payment schedules, too. Natalie also directs the processing and submission of insurance claims.
Originally from Washington , DC , Salena attended Margaret Murray Career Senior High School where she learned about the different aspects of dentistry. She graduated in June 2006 and decided that she wanted to further her education in dentistry. She went on and attended Applied Career Training (ACT) Institute and graduated in 2007.
She worked in Largo , Maryland for two years as a dental assistant where she was able to gain knowledge from accredited classes. Salena became a team member at Chavis Dental in April 2010 as a dental assistant as well as gaining knowledge from front desk experience.
LaDonna is from Elizabethton, TN, near the Smokey Mountains. She completed her dental hygiene degree fromEast Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN in May 2000 and moved to Knoxville, TN after graduation where she still maintains a home.
LaDonna moved to the DC area in November 2007 and became part of the Chavis Dental team in October 2008. She resides in Annandale, VA, where she enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and her dog, Crispen.
For Dr. Cary Chavis and his team, dentistry is more than fixing teeth: it is about building long-term relationships, based on mutual respect, while helping you achieve optimal dental health and a smile youre confident to share.
Chavis Dental offers leading-edge dentistry, designed to meet your needs, in a welcoming atmosphere. We are skilled professionals who are serious about what we do. We are happy when we are able to give you the smile you desire and happier when you say youre looking forward to your next visit!