Silver Spring Dentist Reviews
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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS
Patient Review by Carole C
Like other reviewers here, I’ve been with Dr. Tekle since The Beginning. Other reviewers mention Dr. Elliot Shapiro. To invoke his name is to bring him back, and always with a winning smile. He was ahead of his time with all things dentistry, everything he said was proven in the test of time. One of his finest achievements was bringing Dr. Tekle to us. My story is, I had been recommended crowns long before I actually had them. Teeth needed to be straightened first, I had adult braces. Cost of cosmetic dentistry was out of reach for me. I had Medical Savings Account on the job. It’s not insurance, it’s before tax money, set aside money, medical and dental. I took unused account money for crowns, late in the year. Dr. Tekle worked with me to strategize the timing, there are a few weeks between form-fitting, and the actual finished product. Perfect billing solution if you time it right. What took me so long? Actually it’s because I foolishly hadn’t signed up for Medical Savings, it had been available to me for years. Dental insurance too. Dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic of any kind, but most insurance covers needed crowns. But I used the Medical savings account and had a winning smile at long last. Dr. Tekle is a skilled cosmetic dentist, you'll be delighted with results. You'll say like everyone does, what took me so long? Dr. Tekle would be just the dentist for a new family, you get dental education with every visit, so valuable to children. She’s the perfect person to teach dental health, she takes the time to explain. Chairside assistants, office staff, hygienists, always and forever—are warm and give wonderful attention to patients. Hygiene is of utmost importance, state of the art equipment and comfort sedation, current techniques used by people who care. Rest assured, you are with the best in Dr. Tekle's Office.
- Carole C
Patient Review by David P
I have sleep apnea, and I really like my CPAP machine. But it's a pain in the patootie when I travel. It's bulky and at my age dragging it and luggage around is more trouble than I need. So I asked my ENT about an oral appliance and he recommended Dr. Tekle. Getting fitted took a couple three hours over two visits measuring breathing and trying various means of keeping my air way open. Dr. Tekle was very careful to make sure she got it right. Then after another sleep test has come more adjustments. I'll have three more visits to make sure everything is right.
- David P
Patient Review by Carlton D
I was referred to Dr. Tekle by a co-woker, this was one of the best thing that happened to me. I was suffering from sleep apnea and refused to use the cpap machine. I was averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. I was falling asleep in meetings, at my desk, and watching television on the couch was a joke. My co-workers would joke on how long it would take me to fall asleep. I made an appointment with Dr. Tekle and my life has totally changed and everyone around me has noticed. Dr. Tekle fitted me for an Oral Sleep Appliance. OMG...I can't really put into words the difference this appliance has improved my sleeping, I sleep on average about 6-8 hours a night now. I'm no longer falling asleep in meetings, at my desk, and I can actually watch an entire show without falling asleep. If you have sleep apnea issues I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Tekle and her staff and the Oral Sleep Appliance.
- Carlton D
Patient Review by Robert R
I was referred for an oral appliance for my sleep apnea. I did not know what to expect and Dr. Tekle walked me through the process and tested and re-tested my jaw position to make sure it would work for me - it did. Additionally, the staff worked with my referring Dr. and insurance to get approval in a timely manner. Now, I am sleeping better with more energy! Great, friendly practice.
- Robert R
Patient Review by John B
Not only have I received regular dental care from Dr. Tekle, which has been excellent by the way, but recently utilized Dr. Tekle's services for Sleep Apena. The service provided has allowed me to no longer require a CPAP machine thereby providing a less intrusive sleep experience and saves from the cost of maintenance and up keep of the CPAP device.
- John B
Patient Review by Tom R
My wife and I first became a patient of Dr. Elliot Shapiro when his office was in Silver Spring. (At that time -1972 - we lived in Silver Spring). Subsequently we moved around the country (Hampton, Va, Denver, San Francisco, then to Reston Virginia... Upon returning to Reston we remembered Dr. Shapiro and how we both liked both his dentistry as well as his winning personality and began coming to his office on Georgia Avenue. Sadly my wife died in an auto accident in 2002. I continued with Dr. Shapiro as he took on a new associate, Dr. Tekle and gradually withdrew into retirement. In 2004, I moved to Warrenton Virginia - approximately 75 miles west of Silver Spring... yet I still see Dr. Tekle as my Dentist and her excellent hygienist, Mayumi, on a regular basis - having had fillings, bridge work, root canals, and other heroics performed to salvage most of my natural teeth (at the age of 81). I know there are several very competent dentists in Warrenton, but I feel that the superior care that I get from Dr. Tekle and her wonderful staff are well worth the long drive.
- Tom R
Patient Review by Shafiq K
I don't know how a dentist could be better than Dr. Tekle. I have been her client for a decade or so and couldn't be happier. I have used her for routine cleaning as well as caps and root canals--where she referred me to someone else who was outstanding. My entire family now goes solely to her. Dr. Tekle is wonderfully warm, friendly (while being extraordinarily professional) and treats her patients as her family. I completely trust her and follow whatever she recommends. She has also surrounded herself with a great staff that is similarly warm, friendly and professional. The office is also very nice and pleasant and has very easy access and parking. Dr. Tekle has my highest recommendation.
- Shafiq K
Patient Review by Steven G
Dr. Tekle is a very gentle and highly skilled dentist. She is the best dentist I ever had in over 55 years of dental experience.
- Steven G
Patient Review by James D
Both my wife and I have had extensive work accomplished by Dr. Tekle. In all cases we have been very pleased. With total confidence I would recommend Dr. Tekle for all dental care.
- James D
Patient Review by Gail R
Love the dentist and staff. I feel as if I am receiving the absolute best dental care!
- Gail R
Patient Review by Gina A
Ever since Dr. Tekle took over from Dr. Shapiro the level of proficiency and professionalism has remained the same or better!!! Dr. Shapiro insisted on the best level of care for his patients. I have been affiliated with this office since the 1980's.
- Gina A
Patient Review by Marcia J
Dr. Tekle and the entire staff are just wonderful. I have been coming there for many, many years and have recommended her on many occasions. She could be the poster person for what good dentistry is supposed to be.
- Marcia J
Patient Review by David M
I've been going to Dr. Tekle for the approximately 15 years and before that when she was in practice with Elliott Shapiro, DDS. I'm a satisfied 'customer' and feel that way each time I go which is every three months. I've had (have) a number dental, gum, mouth and other problems over the years which Dr. Tekle has corrected. She also does a thorough job of checking the entire mouth and the glands in the neck. She identified a serious thyroid problem and the walked me to a endocrinologist office in the building and described the problem to the doctor. I was taken immediately and treated for a condition that was life threatening. She always takes care to avoid any necessary discomfort.
- David M
Patient Review by Susan S
Dr. Tekle and her staff are wonderful. Their efforts to keep you comfortable, whether for a simple cleaning or a complicated procedure, are excellent and greatly appreciated!
- Susan S
Patient Review by James B
James B. Dr. Tekle has been my dentist for over 20 years. It has been a family affair because she also cares for the dental needs of my son James Jr, and my daughter Erica. Dr. Tekle specializes in low cost preventive dentistry and hygiene. This approach has worked very well for me and my family. As a technology person, I really appreciate that Dr. Tekle utilizes emerging technologies in her practice to ensure the best possible care for her patients. Dr. Tekle provides love and a personal touch to all her patients and without reservations, I highly recommend that you trust her with your dental needs. I absolutely trust Dr. Tekle. I follow her recommendations for home care and treatment. I have no doubt that her wisdom and treatments have prevented many problems and help me maintain good healthy teeth.
- James B
Patient Review by Alisha S
The staff was very nice and the office runs very efficiently; I hardly had to wait and I was in and out in no time. I used to have a very negative impression of the dentist office, but I don't anymore.
- Alisha S
Patient Review by Nancy K
Very professional and thorough treatment.
- Nancy K
Patient Review by Emily M
Dr. Tekle is a miracle worker! I needed extensive dental work done involving bridges and crowns. The appointments were lengthy and took one year to complete. Dr. Tekle came up with a comprehensive plan of action and kept me informed of each step. The equipment is state of the art and I honestly had no pain after an appointment. Dr. Tekle is the ultimate professional and showed great care and compassion during every visit.
- Emily M
Dr. Tekle took over the practice from Dr. Shapiro and has been an excellent dentist. I don't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who asks me.
Patient Review by Amy R
I originally scheduled a visit with Dr. Tekle in 2012 because of the close proximity of her office to my home and work. Because Dr. Tekle and her staff were approachable, welcoming, and good at what they do I established relationship with this practice for my husband and I to receive our dental care. Over the past four years, we’ve received great care. Recently, I just complete Invisalign and am very pleased with the results. This is a top-notch practice and I highly recommend it to my friends and others.
- Amy R