Dr. Sheri (Shahrzad) Salartash, DDS, MAGD, NMD, IBDM, AIAOMT, FICOI, FAAIP

Voted VIRGINIA'S TOP DENTIST – Virginia Living Magazine (2018) & The Washingtonian (2019)

Dr. Sheri Salartash is an expert Cosmetic & General Dentist sharing a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience with her patients and staff. She is very passionate about the results of her work and she knew by the age of 10 that she would be a dentist. She has several certifications in areas of functional, biologic, and naturopathic approaches to dentistry. Her office focuses on Comprehensive Dentistry, Aesthetics and Functional/Physiologic and Neuromuscular Orthodontics with a whole-body approach. Her office is certified mercury-safe and she provides services in sleep apnea solutions and TMJ treatment. Dental Excellence Integrative Center has been awarded several honors for its commitment to business excellence and dental care.

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 for the past 12 years. Dr. Sheri has also been nominated as one of the Top Dentists in Northern Virginia Living in 2018 and Washingtonian in 2019. She also is featured as an integrative dental expert on the TOP Doctors Interviews which are seen on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNBC and other networks.

Dr. Sheri is committed to continuing education and was awarded Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence which is only designated to the top 2% of dentist in the country. She also has fellowship with International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. She is also Certified Biological Dentist by International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

She is SMART certified for mercury Safe removal and Accredited by International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Dr. Sheri obtained her degree and Board Certification in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine (I.B.D.M.) and Naturopathic Medicine (N.M.D.) at The American College of Integrative Medicine & Dentistry in July 2021. Dr. Sheri has been trained in Biomimetic dentistry allowing her to expand upon the regular “holistic” type of dental treatment and take it to the next level by reconstructing teeth the way nature intended only using the latest biologically compatible materials.

She offers the most advanced dental laser system on the market today. The Fotona Lightwalker allows for an array of procedures that were not available just a few years ago for treating dental problems, sleep problems and enhancing cosmetic procedures. The soft tissue system is non-invasive and shorten healing times and there is no need for drills or needles with no bleeding, and minimal or no pain. When looking for non-invasive solutions for gum diseases, cavities, or other oral issues, this is the way to go.

Many different dental procedures can be done involving the medical laser technology, such as removing cavities and overgrown tissue, treating gum diseases, or whitening teeth. Moreover, laser dentistry is ideal for adults and children who are sensitive to needles or have anxiety of dental work due to their past experiences.

Associations & Organizations

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

  • Master: Academy of General Dentistry ( MAGD)
  • Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( FICOI)
  • Fellow: American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics ( FAAIP)
  • Board Certification Integrative Biological Dental Medicine American College of Integrative Medicine & Dentistry (NMD/ IBDM)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Accredited by International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT)
  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Weston A. Price Foundation
  • Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
  • Upledger Institute International
  • Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • National Headache Foundation
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACFP)
  • International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics ( ICCMO)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Washington Ir Dental Society, (WIDS – Served as the President)
  • American Academy of Facial Cosmetics (AAFC)
  • Accredited Member of Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry

Dr. Salartash seeks to help patients with not just dentistry, but healthy body lifestyles. She has background in ALF Orthodontics, Functional Orthopedic and Orthodontics Appliance Therapy, Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction Therapy, Orofacial pain and TMJ therapy, Functional Cosmetics and Aesthetics, sleep apnea appliances and holistic dentistry that concentrates on whole body health. Her office provides comprehensive dental care such as Alternative orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue laser procedures, Gum recession treatment, implants, whitening and of course preventative care. She 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. She is also heavily involved in DNA Vivos appliances that are epigenetic orthopedics with puemopedic effects, they can cure sleep apnea. ALF or Alternative Lightwire Functional: helping with cranial and facial asymmetry, Anterior Facial Growth Guided Orthopedic Appliances: helping with proper mid-facial growth and airway development; Pinhole Surgery: minimally invasive gum lift; Mercury safe: Biocompatible Dentistry following IOAMT protocol.