Oxon Hill Dentist Office – Washington DC – Alexandria VA Family and Cosmetic Dentistry


If you are looking for a dentist near Oxon Hill, Maryland, Washington DC, or in Alexandria, Virginia, we welcome you to our practice. Dr. Peter Merai offers cosmetic dentistry and general family dentistry services to residents of Washington DC, Alexandria, and the neighborhoods surrounding Washington DC in Maryland.

We believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make wise choices about their oral health. As you navigate through the website you will find a wealth of information about dentistry, tooth care, procedures, and treatments. There is an overview of our practice including our doctor(s) and staff, office hours, insurance and appointment procedures, maps, directions, and contact information.

As a licensed dentist serving the Washington DC, Alexandria, VA, and Oxon Hill, MD area, we work with our patients from Washington DC and surrounding cities so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth. We take the time with our patients to explain their treatment options and inform them of additional preventive care. Dr. Peter Merai strives to be the best dentist in the greater Washington DC area.

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    I've always been terrified of the dentist, in general, since childhood. But I can certainly say that I'm in good hands and have no fear at Comprehensive Dental. I even decided to have my Ortho services done here. Both Drs. are excellent at what they do. I would recommend them to Anyone. They are not too far from where I live and make appts around my schedule. They do great work here!”

    Renita J.

    Comprehensive Dental Care...Dr. P Merai...His knowledge and expertise in the latest procedures of dentistry, his friendly nature, and his qualified staff create an atmosphere of relaxation and certainty that, as a patient, you are in good hands.

    Delia M.
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Monday:

By Special Appointment Only

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Special Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed