Excellent, as always!

My dental visits with Dr. Galkin remedy all the issues from my previous dental clinic that motivated me to switch to Dr. Galkin, last year. While my previous dentist was also and excellent dentist; there were problems nonetheless with the clinic where he practiced: Shortage of parking spaces; errors in dental insurance by the support staff; noisy chaotic office with too many people for limited space that the clinic has; a floor plan that was ill-suited for used as a dental clinic, with everybody bumping into each other; and a less comfortable waiting room. None of those shortcomings are present at Dr. Galkin’s clinic.

– George C

Excellent dental office A+!

I recently became a new patient at Dr. Galkin’s office. I had been nervous for some time as I knew I needed dental work and was very fearful. I found the staff to be friendly, knowledgeable and patient from the moment I stepped into the office. They were able to schedule an appointment for me to evaluate my dental needs the same week! I have now met with Dr. Galkin and had my first appointment for dental work. He gave me a detailed explanation of each step of the procedure, and checked in with me frequently to make sure I was comfortable. He is a perfectionist and approaches his work as both a dentist and an artist. I felt no pain or discomfort whatsoever. (and I am normally terrified to have any procedure done!) I highly recommend Dr Galkin and his staff.

– Sue E.

Excellent hygienists and Dentist

Dr. Galkin always takes the time to discuss my particular situation, and where applicable, explains everything he’s doing during a procedure. The hygienists are gentle, thorough, and friendly. I highly recommend this Dental service.

– Sabrina G.


I have been going to Dr. Galkin since he assumed the biz from another retired dentist, more than a decade ago. Have never found anyone as good (a, even after switching insurances (not by choice, not accepted by his practice), or moving out of state temporarily. I have recommended colleagues, friends and family members (from out-of-state). My California (difficult) teen wishes they have him in CA. They all love his knowledge, skills, professionalism and bedside manners, and continued in his care, except of course those out-of-state. He uses up2date technology and very honest in his assessment (will defer to others of necessary). He has corrected others (dentist) mistakes. With excellent communication skills, very detail oriented, he’s very proactive &creative in approach, i have complete trust in his care, even after all these years! He has a very well-managed office. All wonderful, professional, patient, detail-oriented hygienists. Easy to work with front personnel (Robin), very responsive and quick turn-over. As busy as this office gets, they will check insurance & billing swiftly. Billing accounting is upfront, no hidden charges so you know exactly what you are paying for (especially since my dental coverage is limited). Over the years, I have gone to different dentists (before discovering Dr. Galkin) or his office not participating in my insurance, I have my share of dentist phobia or dealing with front office billing, those fears are gone when I visit his office.

– Cyndi T.

Very kind professional man.

He was very nice. He cleared his schedule in the afternoon to squeeze me in and fix the busted filling on a back molar. Only pain and discomfort was from him administering the local anesthetic with the syringe. The actual work done to put on the temporary crown didn’t hurt at all. I like how he informs as to what he is doing, and why is doing it. It’s fun learning about stuff. 🙂 The price was kind of high, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. A crap dentist will probably cause you a lot of pain and make more trouble for you down the road than a good dentist will. And a good dentist will charge accordingly. The office is really nice too! Most dentist’s offices I have been too have the atmosphere of a funeral parlor. But the decor is very nice, and there are big fish tanks to stare at until they call you. I like their colorful fish :). My only complaint is about the forms they have you fill out. There is not enough room to fill out the information requested in many spots. Other than that, great work doc! 🙂  Thanks doc! 🙂

– Bradley R.

Bi-annual Cleaning/Checkup

I had another efficient, pleasant trip to the dentist, thanks to Dr. Galkin and his hygienist Jessica! She was very professional and capable, and addressed my specific issues with a very friendly competent manner, with little to no discomfort for me. Dr. Galkin found the answer to my minor tooth problem immediately and took care of it very quickly, as usual. Always a pleasure to work with them.

– Jennifer K.

Excellent with children

We have been taking our 2 young boys to Dr. Galkin’s office since they were 3 years old. The staff are patient, kind and work to make our children comfortable and not afraid of the dentist. We have always had a good experience.

– Lisa P.

Wonderful, caring dentist and staff

Dr. Galkin and his staff are all true gems! After years of neglecting my teeth I returned to his office last summer and there was no judgement, just a plan on how to fix all of the issues that had cropped up. Once they were all fixed, I was given a plan to follow going forward, and after sticking to it, I returned for my six month cleaning today and got a glowing review for how my teeth were doing. A place as wonderful as this makes you actually look forward to going to the dentist!

– Jen R.

Can’t recommend this office enough!

I started seeing Dr. Galkin about 7 years ago when I lived less than a mile away and could walk to his office. I moved to Baltimore 3 years ago, but I drive down to Silver Spring because Dr. Galkin and his practice are worth it! They are incredibly competent, friendly, and no-nonsense about dental care (there’s never any pushing expensive cosmetic services like at most other dentist offices I’ve been to). I’ve never had to wait more than a few minutes (and a few days ago I was seen and released before my appointment was even scheduled to begin!), scheduling appointments is easy, and billing and paperwork are always perfect. Dr. Galkin’s office is absolutely the most professional and efficient medical practice I visit–plus the friendliest! I wish every medical professional I see would take lessons from Dr. Galkin and his staff.
– Laura D.

Excellent service, kind, prompt

I have dental sensitivity and am generally anxious about going to the dentist. Dr. Galkin was very professional and knowledgeable.  The dental hygienist was excellent and caused absolutely no pain.  The front desk staff was friendly and very willing to work with me on appointments.  I will be sure to return.
– Teresa B.