Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy. Our team is dedicated to the long-term health of your smile and offers comprehensive, personalized dental care that is designed to meet your needs. From routine preventive dental care for patients of all ages to advanced treatment for complex concerns affecting your oral health, our dental office is your local dental home for enjoying your best smile.
From the moment you enter our office, all members of our dental team make every effort to ensure that you feel welcome, respected and well-informed about your oral health and available treatment options.
Anxiety-Free Dentistry in Silver Spring: Welcoming Special Needs Patients
Our dental office welcomes patients who struggle with dental anxiety, disabilities and other concerns that often make it difficult to receive dental care in a traditional office setting. The home-like office experience that we offer is inclusive of all patients, including anyone with a physical handicap that requires a stair lift for access. Our team is warm, welcoming and ready to help you relax in a place that “feels like home”. Our office is located in a former residential home and patients can easily enter using the stair lift or a short set of steps to our front door.
For extremely anxious patients, those who would prefer not to or anyone who can benefit from avoiding the front desk, we have an operatory room with a separate outside entrance and adjacent dedicated parking. Patients can enter here and immediately settle into the dentist chair for a cleaning, exam or recommended treatment.
Through the years, Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy have worked with patients of all ages with a range of physical and mental challenges, including autism. We take the time to get to know them and address their unique concerns so that they can feel respected as individuals and receive the dental care they need or desire.
“I derive great pleasure and satisfaction in helping those with mental challenges that prevent them from appreciating the benefits of a healthy mouth”. Dr. Alan Dechter
Relationship Dentistry in Silver Spring
Drs. Dechter and Moy place an emphasis on the importance of developing a relationship with each and every patient that is based upon communication and patient education. Through these efforts, we hope to gain your trust in our dentistry and to build a lasting doctor-patient relationship that will support both oral and overall health and well-being.
From your first visit with us, we take the time during appointments to perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and to open discussion about your lifestyle habits, oral hygiene routine, and medical history. Our goal is to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors impacting your smile so that we can provide care that is individualized, caring and as conservative as possible.
Digital Dentistry: Technology & Your Smile
Drs. Dechter and Moy have incorporated advanced dental technology for the best possible patient experience and more accurate, lasting results. From the front desk to the dentist chair, your care is made more efficient, less invasive and more predictable using an array of technology.
CEREC, laser dentistry, digital record keeping, digital x-rays and scanning all contribute to dental care that is more pleasant for you as a patient. It also significantly improves our ability to provide more accurate diagnoses and treatment that is less invasive, targeting your specific needs. We will use digital imagery for analyzing and planning a wide range of concerns and treatments, including the appearance of a smile being made over with a cosmetic dental procedure.
When you visit ask about how our technology can enhance your dental health needs and goals- we want to help you achieve a smile that you can feel great about.
“Believe it or not…..the most rewarding cases are those involving my senior citizens. They’ve been through it all the ‘old fashioned’ way and are truly the most appreciative of what the new technologies have to offer. Their interest in the computer science behind it all never ceases to amaze me”. Dr. Alan Dechter
Schedule An Appointment
Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy welcome patients and families to our dental office in Silver Spring, MD. We are convenient to the Glenmont Metro station and can easily be reached by car, located off of Georgia Ave. We serve patients from many local communities including Aspen Hill, Layhill, Kensington, Rockville, and Bethesda. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us at (301) 508-9755 or request one online.
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