Let me start by saying this is the best dentists office I have ever been to in my life. The entire staff is so invested in you and what they can do to help you. I have severe anxiety surrounding the dentist and have never been able to go to the dentist without having panic attacks.
I first saw Dr Dulac (he is the new dentist at this practice, I believe he is taking over for Dr Markoff) so he could remove the sutures in my gum after returning from a vacation where I had to have an emergency tooth extraction (the reality check when I realized I need to be more proactive about my teeth’s health). My first impression was that he was incredibly gentle; I ended up scheduling other appointments to get the remaining fillings in my mouth filled. I needed a total of 5 fillings– four on the right and one on the left, spread over two appointments. Regardless, I felt no anxiety and was very calm during the fillings– which is something very new to me. While Dr Dulac and his assistant Carlos were working on my teeth, they walked me through what they were doing which also helped keep my nerves down. Honestly, I was slightly nervous when he gave me the shot with the numbing medication, but I didn’t feel the need to resist (as I have felt before). I was comfortable and confident in Dr Dulac and his team’s capability. In addition, I felt extremely happy with the fact that Dr Dulac gave me several options when he was working on my fillings and was able to help me make a choice that was good for me and my wallet.
Furthermore, I saw Nadjma for my cleaning. She has a bright personality and is very kind (and funny!). She cleaned my teeth very thoroughly and was also very gentle. I definitely recommend her as a dental hygienist!
All in all, despite the anxiety that prevented me from going to the dentist for four years, I am currently up to date with all my fillings and cleanings, have my next cleaning appointment booked, and am in the process of getting my implant. I have never felt this confident about the health of my teeth and am so happy I have Dr Dulac’s professional opinion regarding it.
I don’t like going to the dentist at all. Never once was i concerned or nervous while getting my dental work done
Sue is a gem & really explains everything & any issues she comes across.
Dr. Markoff was personable & I didn’t feel rushed.
Debbie had put me on the cancellation list & called me for over 3 months trying to get me in. She’s my hero. It’s incredibly difficult to get an appointment so be patient.
The side of the building is on Brandon, but the building itself is near the Aldi & Greek restaurant
Dr. Markoff is superb! I went for my first visit with him back in 2010 after moving to Alexandria near Springfield and realizing that commuting to my DC-based dentist wouldn’t be convenient anymore. Dr. Markoff had great reviews on Angie’s List, which is one of the reasons I choose him, so I wanted to spread the good word on Yelp too!
I haven’t been to his office for more than a 6-month checkup and cleaning, but the appointments are always punctual, the office staff is friendly, and the hygienists are great. I have an uber fear of the sonic tool that they use sometimes to scrape the plaque off teeth. Seriously, the sound makes me cry. I’d rather get a cavity filled than have them use that thing to scrape plaque. So, I let my request be known and the hygienist always scrapes the plaque using the old-school hand tool, even though it probably takes her a lot longer. Greatly appreciated!
My husband has had a significant amount of dental work done in the past year, including a tooth extraction and implant post (both done by Dr. Smith at Fairfax Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, who was also fabulous) and then the follow up implant work at Dr. Markoff’s. My husband had also seen Dr. Markoff for a cavity filling as well as some sort of “draining” procedure that had been done on the tooth a few months before it was decided it had to be extracted. After each procedure, including the filling and the draining, Dr. Markoff CALLED MY HUSBAND in the evening to make sure he was doing okay. Like at home. After normal office hours. I have not heard of a doctor doing that since, well, ever. It wasn’t a nurse or office assistant that called, it was the dentist himself! That type of service is really appreciated.
My only complaint is that their appointment schedules fill up so far in advance that my 6-month checkups are more like 7-month checkups.
Never had any trouble with billing or insurance, including for my husband’s more complicated procedures.
So, if you need a dentist, go forth! Dr. Markoff is great!
Dr Markoff is an amazing dentist. I have been going to him now for about 5 years and I am so happy I made the switch. He has the nicest office staff and great hygienist. If you have any major issues they will work you in. From a simple cavity to major work, Dr Markoff will call you at home. Not from his office but he is calling you from his home. This is unheard off. I only have good things to say about this place. If you are looking for an amazing small town feeling dentist he is the one for you. Did I mention that not only do I go but my husband and our three children as young as 3 years old. He is a family dentist not just an adult dentist.