District Dental Center

121 reviews
District Dental Center - General dentist in Washington, DC
1145 19th St NW #320, Washington, DC 20036
Opens today at 7:30am
Monday7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday7:30am - 4:00pm
District Dental Center - General dentist in Washington, DC

Although District Dental Center was founded in 2016, the practice has been around for over 40 years. Prior to District Dental Center, the practice was called Washingtons Choice Dental Care. We have been located in the Downtown/Dupont Circle neighborhood since inception, and have been in the current location for 4 years.

Dr. Schobel and Dr. Gialanella have worked together for over 5 years, previously at a practice in Arlington, VA. They decided to form District Dental Center about a year ago, and after much hard work and planning, opened the doors on July 1st, 2016. Both Dr. Gialanella and Dr. Schobel subscribe to the same philosophy that getting to know a patient is imperative to treating their oral health.

District Dental Center - General dentist in Washington, DC

Matt Gialanella, DMD (or Dr G to his patients) was born and raised in Toms River, NJ. After graduating from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC, he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ where he received his DMD. He then completed a General Practice Residency at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospital.

District Dental Center - General dentist in Washington, DC

Dr. Gialanella has been practicing dentistry in the DC Metro area since 2010. He enjoys staying up to date on the most current dental technology through his hundreds of hours of continuing education courses. He is an active member of The Renaissance Study Club in Washington, D.C. as well as a member of the Chevy Chase branch of the world famous Frank Spear Study Club.

Dr. Gialanella enjoys being able to create a patients ideal smile through cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns, and Invisalign. His obsessive attention to detail and gentle bedside manner put patients at ease while getting the best results possible.

Dr. G resides in American University Park, in Washington D.C. with his wife Anne, and their two children. He enjoys begin outdoors as much as possible, running and exercising. He is an avid NY Giants fan despite living in Redskins territory.

Dr. Schobel grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of Rochester in New York. While there, he earned his degree in Biology. After graduating he worked in oral microbiology research for two years before attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

District Dental Center - General dentist in Washington, DC

Then, he completed an advanced training residency in General Dentistry at Abington Memorial Hospital. It was there that he expanded his knowledge and skill in all fields of general dentistry including cosmetic cases, crowns, bridges, Invisalign, and implant restorations. Dr. Schobel loves his work and really enjoys building relationships with his patients. He believes that communication and comfort are essential, and really treats all his patients like family.


Rating 5.0 out of 5 based on 121 reviews

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Nina Westcott
a week ago
Awesome experience! Everyone was so nice and accommodating and they did a great job. Highly recommend!

patricia cummings
3 weeks ago
Everyone was so friendly and Dr Gialanella was not only friendly but thorough and highly professional!

James Chamberlin
3 weeks ago
Great dentists and very nice staff!

Chris Hammond
4 weeks ago
I can't say enough great things about District Dental Center and Dr. Schobel. I've been going there for almost four years and the staff is always friendly and the appointments always start on time. Dr. Schobel always provides clear and helpful guidance.

Paola Mannan
4 weeks ago
Beyond Amazing!!! Dr. Schobel, Dr. Gialanella and their team are absolutely great. I have been working on my teeth with Dr. Schobel for about a year now and he was super patient as we went through my Invisalign journey. He is very detail and cared about my priorities. I tend to be a perfectionist so it took a bit longer than we initially expected, but he heard my very detailed concerns and always took action towards addressing them. My mom sees Dr. Gialanella. She has a complicated history of gingivitis that has cause other issues but she can't be in better hands. She has maintain her oral health and Dr. Gialanella referred her to other amazing specialists that helped taking care of the additional issues. I can go on and on about how great they are as professionals and humans. But, I want to dedicate a few lines to their staff who are equally awesome! From the front desk to their hygienists team you will be treated with so much kindness and care. They always have a positive attitude and a snail won't heir face. I moved from Los Angeles to DC about two years ago and I have to say that this is THE BEST dental office I've even been to.

Zach Dyer
2 months ago
Awesome place. Friendly, knowledgeable staff with clean facilities. The hygienists are amazing as well! 10/10

Elka Todeva
2 months ago
Initially the lab had a glitch but Dr. Schobel was excellent and made sure everything is right.

Corliss Harris
2 months ago
Dr.G is very thorough and gentle. My teeth have never been cleaner. I also appreciate his advice on how I can improve my home care.

Christopher Gregorski
2 months ago
Excellent practice. Dr. Gialanella is very knowledgeable, considerate, and up to date on the latest treatments. He's very detailed and educates you regarding every proposed treatment. The support staff also takes great care of you!

Scott Nichols
3 months ago
Dr. Matt is the best dentist I've ever been too! Great bedside manner and patiently walked me through everything he was doing. Would recommend him to my friends and family.

Kate Driscoll Malliarakis
3 months ago
Excellent dentistry practice!! De Gialanella is gifted as is his staff!!

Kari Bedell
3 months ago
Dr Schobel is the best! So calm and patient and seems to take a genuine interest in his patients' lives.

TWG Real Estate LLC
5 months ago
Dr Schobel is an awesome dentist. Stephanie at the front desk is great! They will definitely take care of you at this office and make you feel like family. Plus they do great work. Very professional and talented office!

David Hutchins
6 months ago
The best dentist and kindest staff I've ever met

DCpedicab L.L.C.
7 months ago
This outfit always provides the perfect experience: no-hassle billing combined with extremely competent, friendly staff. I highly recommend them.

Battine N.
7 months ago
My dental hygienist Casey is the best and my Dr. Giallenella is extremely polite with his approach and rather professional. Oh he is very easy on the eyes too.... Lolz

Randolph Harris
8 months ago
Excellent dental hygiene-- very thorough, gentle and professional. Also an excellent doctor exam.

Jency Daniel
8 months ago
My experience at District Dental was outstanding from start to finish. I chose them because Dr Schobel is covered by my insurance and had great reviews on US News and Google. Bianca who works at the front desk is so cheerful, sweet, patient, and helpful! Vanessa who started with my x-rays was also super kind and sweet, working with me and distracting me when I had trouble with the x-rays. Finally, Dr Schobel was gentle, kind, and so courteous. He took the time to show and explain x-rays and pictures, answer my questions, and even start some of the cleaning process because he unexpectedly had some extra time open in his schedule. My far the best experience I've ever had with a dentist!

Melissa Chenok
8 months ago
Hands down best dentist I've been to. I got new insurance and was going to switch dentists and after calling a few places decided no other dentist was even as close to as good as district dental. Incredibly kind staff, very clean, when my retainers broke they made new ones at no cost, I get anxious at the dentist and they talk me through and show photos of everything they are doing. I don't write reviews but feel really strongly about district dental center!

Mary Campbell
9 months ago
Had excellent appointment today. Mercedes did thorough job of cleaning, with attention to a swollen area I was concerned about. Dr. Schobel examined the area, checked X-rays, and ruled out serous concerns, saying that most likely something had gotten lodged in gum, causing swelling. (Recently ate lots of popcorn--beware popcorn kernels.) Both he & Mercedes thoroughly cleaned and flushed out area. I was relieved with outcome. Visit was actually pleasant, thanks to great staff. District Dental is in a great downtown DC location convenient to Metro Farragut West (Orange). Nicole does a thorough, excellent job of cleaning. Dr. Schobel is efficient and the office is pleasant and laid-back. I recommend.

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