Danine Fresch Gray, DDS
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.”
Clarendon Dental Arts’ “Mouth, Mind and Body” mantra has embraced their unique gentleness and spirit of relationship building for a quarter of a century. “We believe that your mouth is part of your body and health means more than simply the absence of disease but total wellness,” says Dr. Fresch. “There are currently 57 known links between oral health and systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer and Alzheimers. We use simple saliva tests to determine and measure risk factors for patient’s oral disease and decay risk and consider the ‘why’ behind dental challenges.”
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 magazines.
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 ranging from Invisalign and state-of-the-art dental scanners to the newest research on how our teeth are connected to sleep apnea. “By keeping up with the latest innovations and utilizing that knowledge, our team helps our patients create beautiful smiles and lead happier, healthier lives,” she says.