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Sheri Salartash, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, FAAIP

Dr. Sheri Salartash

Dr. Sheri Salartash is by all measures an exceptional Cosmetic and General Dentist. She is a highly trained, highly skilled doctor who brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. She is very passionate about dentistry and knew by the age of 10, that dentistry is all she ever wanted to do. Dr. Sheri loves sharing her passion for dentistry with her staff and patients. Dr. Sheri focuses on comprehensive dentistry, aesthetics and orthodontics all with a holistic mindset.

Dr. Sheri has an abundance of experience at several cutting edge dental practices in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Iowa. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University and is honored to have been recognized as one of “America's Top Dentists” by Consumers' Research Council of America 2009 through 2017. Dr. Sheri is a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Some of her other professional membership affiliations are: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), American Academy of Facial Cosmetics.

Some highlights of her continuing education include the Spear Education Occlusal Studies program, Biohorizons Implants, Straight Wire Orthodontics, Orthodontics Appliance Therapy, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles braces, Trudenta or Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction Therapy, Functional Cosmetics and Aesthetics, Lumineers, Conscious DOCS sedation, Botox and dermal fillers, sleep apnea appliances and courses in holistic dentistry that concentrates on whole body health. She is also heavily involved in Day Night Appliances or DNA appliances that are epigenetic orthopedics with puemopedic effects, they can cure sleep apnea. ALF or Alternative Lightwire Functional : helping with cranial and facial asymmetry; Pinhole Surgery: minimally invasive gum lift; Mercury safe: Biocompatible Dentistry following IOAMT protocol.

Dr. Sheri and her husband, George, have a baby girl named Lilly. They enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities and are currently trying to be better golfers...and have a long way to go!

Associations and Organizations

Dr. Salartash is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Weston A. Price Foundation
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Washington Ir Dental Society, (WIDS - Served as the President)
  • Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( FICOI)
  • Fellow: American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics ( FAAIP)
  • ican Academy of Facial Cosmetics (AAFC)

Dr. Sheri Salartash graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University of Dental Medicine and is a holistic and natural focused mouth doctor. She focuses on the dental contributions to medical symptoms and natural wellness. Dr. Sheri takes a comprehensive view of dentistry and spends a lot of her time on aesthetics and physiologic orthodontics for children and adults at Dental Excellence of Delray in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dr. Salartash seeks to help patients with not just dentistry, but healthy body lifestyles. She has studied Spear’s Occlusion, Straight Wire Orthodontics, Orthodontics Appliance Therapy, Trudenta or Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction Therapy, Functional Cosmetics and Aesthetics, sleep apnea appliances and courses in holistic dentistry that concentrates on whole body health. Her office provides comprehensive dental care such as orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue laser procedures, implants, whitening and of course preventative care. Dental Excellence offers treatment for children as young as newborn that are tongue tied who may be experiencing problems feeding. Dr. Sheri notes that screenings for traditional and physiological orthodontics should start early, since between the ages of 2-6 years is a critical time for development. This time can have a huge effect on jaw development, alignment and airway management. For orthodontics, Dr. Sheri notes that the best results happen before the age of 12. Dr. Sheri believes strongly in patient education and insists her staff and patients work as a team to create a treatment plan.

Several noticeable differences set Dental Excellence apart relating to a whole health and naturalistic approach. They utilize low dose digital x-rays, the office is mercury free and they follow mercury safe removal. Dental Excellence uses only the highest quality, biocompatible materials for fillings. The office has advanced water filter system and offers NU Calm as a natural relaxation technique instead of nitrous oxide. Dr. Sheri is a new mom herself and dedicated to providing a full range of services to make your child healthier and your experience positive.

Dr. J. Christopher Durr

Born to an Army family, Dr. Durr attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, moving on to The University of Virginia graduating with honors in Psychology. He received his DDS from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. After two years at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, Dr. Durr taught at Georgetown University and enjoyed a private practice in Fairfax City. Upon the closure of Georgetown's Dental school, he attended George Mason's School of Law, obtaining a JD.

Dr. Durr is well versed in the dental arts including Cosmetics, Sedation, Implants as well as Family Dentistry. He is a member of The American Dental Association (ADA), The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) and the American Society of Dental Anesthesia ADSA. He is licensed in Virginia and in The Netherlands. He maintains a busy continuing educating schedule, and serves as a consultant as a legal expert on certain dental issues.

Dr. Durr
Dr. Christopher Durr

Lilly - Front Office

Lilly works various tasks, mostly answering the phone and welcoming patients. If you want to get in good with Lilly, just mention Peppa Pig.