Clarendon Dental Arts
At Clarendon Dental Arts, every office visit begins with soothing music, chamomile-scented neck pillows, virtual reality glasses and a warm blanket. If this doesn’t sound like your average trip to the dentist, that’s exactly the goal. “Everything we do is intentional,” says Dr. Danine Fresch Gray, who has been treating patients at her Arlington practice for more than 25 years. “We create a relaxing environment so that our patients will have a positive experience and keep coming back because they want to, not because they have to.”
The spa-like atmosphere is just one facet of Dr. Fresch’s “mouth, mind and body” philosophy. While emphasizing how an effective treatment plan extends beyond one’s teeth, Dr. Fresch and her team encourage patients to take an active interest in their overall health. “Your mouth is part of your body,” she says. “We help determine the root causes of cavities or gum disease so we aren’t putting Band-Aids on dental challenges. The gift of oral health should be for a lifetime, not just the next six months.”
This novel approach has paid off—Dr. Fresch is a multiple Arlington Magazine Top Vote-Getter for Best Dentist, and she has been similarly recognized by Washingtonian and Virginia Living magazines.
A strong believer in continuing education, Dr. Fresch is passionate about staying on top of technology in a constantly evolving field. The entire team regularly attends conferences to learn about a variety of topics, from Invisalign and state-of-the-art dental scanners to the newest research on how our teeth are connected to sleep apnea. “Almost nothing that I do today is what I did 10 years ago,” says Dr. Fresch. “Change is growth. Patients rely on our office for current science and methods to achieve an oral-systemic wellness and balance.” By keeping up with the latest innovations and utilizing that knowledge, Dr. Fresch and her team help their patients create beautiful smiles and lead happier, healthier lives.