Dr. Cary Chavis

4 reviews
1145 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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.

Dr. Cary Chavis - General dentist in Washington, DC

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.

Dr. Cary Chavis - General dentist in Washington, DC

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.

Dr. Cary Chavis - General dentist in Washington, DC

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.

Dr. Cary Chavis - General dentist in Washington, DC

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!

  • Personalized Care: As an intentionally smaller office, we have the opportunity to get to know our patients, spending time talking and learning about your life. This fosters trust and helps you understand we care about you as person. It also gives us better insight into how we can best achieve your goals in a manner that addresses your personal, professional, and clinical concerns.
  • Patient Education: We believe you should be in control of your dental health. In order to ensure you are able to make informed decisions about care, we will present the recommended treatment and discuss all options, including financials and expected results. It is then your decision on how and when to proceed: this is your smile and you are in charge.
  • Leading-Edge Services: Dr. Chavis and our staff stay at the forefront of dental research, methodologies, and technology with rigorous continuing education. Through careful evaluation of new options, Dr. Chavis is able to incorporate those that are proven to be effective, efficient, and comfortable, improving your experience and results. We offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, orthodontics with Invisalign clear aligners, and work closely with talented specialists when a referral for outside care is required.
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    Rating 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

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    Katherine Agnew
    2 years ago
    I've been seeing Dr. Chavis for four years and always had great experiences. He and his staff always take the time to clearly explain the options and procedures, and I've never felt undue pressure to make a particular decision. A few months ago I had to get my first filling, which made me feel pretty anxious. Dr. Chavis was very understanding and kind throughout the whole process and walked me through everything he was doing before he did it. He also fit me for a night guard, which (based on comparison to my fiance's) is clearly very high quality.


    Katherine Agnew
    2 years ago
    I've been seeing Dr. Chavis for four years and always had great experiences. He and his staff always take the time to clearly explain the options and procedures, and I've never felt undue pressure to make a particular decision. A few months ago I had to get my first filling, which made me feel pretty anxious. Dr. Chavis was very understanding and kind throughout the whole process and walked me through everything he was doing before he did it. He also fit me for a night guard, which (based on comparison to my fiance's) is clearly very high quality.


    Kevin Hamilton
    3 years ago
    Dr. Chavis is very thorough and takes the time to explain to you what he is doing before and after he works with you. He was the first dentist to take pictures, not just x-rays, of my teeth and show what was happening in my mouth. Be can be a bit blunt but I like that tough love approach he has to his work. His staff is extremely pleasant and makes the experience all that much better. Bottom line is go to Dr. Chavis if you are looking for quality dental work.


    Kevin Hamilton
    3 years ago
    Dr. Chavis is very thorough and takes the time to explain to you what he is doing before and after he works with you. He was the first dentist to take pictures, not just x-rays, of my teeth and show what was happening in my mouth. Be can be a bit blunt but I like that tough love approach he has to his work. His staff is extremely pleasant and makes the experience all that much better. Bottom line is go to Dr. Chavis if you are looking for quality dental work.


    B R
    4 years ago
    To be clear this 2 star review is not based on the excellent work of Mr.Chavis but the extremely poor ability of his to office handle there billing. My partner and I were going there a while back (he still does). Each time I went in to have work done it would always seem as if a few weeks later a new bill for an unnamed service or adjustment from the insurance company would come in. Despite having them call in and check with the insurance company prior to having the work done, an additional bill generally of $100-200 would be mailed to my residence. Note, this is in addition to what I paid in there office. Additionally my name on the bills would be on my partners statement. This was highly irritating since, we handle our finances mutually independently. I have asked numerous times to have this corrected (at least 5 times) and this change has never occurred. For these reasons I left and have not returned.


    B R
    4 years ago
    To be clear this 2 star review is not based on the excellent work of Mr.Chavis but the extremely poor ability of his to office handle there billing. My partner and I were going there a while back (he still does). Each time I went in to have work done it would always seem as if a few weeks later a new bill for an unnamed service or adjustment from the insurance company would come in. Despite having them call in and check with the insurance company prior to having the work done, an additional bill generally of $100-200 would be mailed to my residence. Note, this is in addition to what I paid in there office. Additionally my name on the bills would be on my partners statement. This was highly irritating since, we handle our finances mutually independently. I have asked numerous times to have this corrected (at least 5 times) and this change has never occurred. For these reasons I left and have not returned.


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