Our Practice


Making smiles in Washington, D.C. wider and brighter since 1986

Welcome to Chevy Chase Dental Center where we believe in providing state of the art dentistry in a warm, comfortable family environment. We are conveniently located miles from our nation’s capital. For over 4o years D.C. families have relied on Chevy Chase Dental Center for the highest quality of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our doctors and staff are comforting, genuine and completely devoted to your well-being and satisfaction. We pledge to exceed your expectations with our remarkable expertise as we give our patients the best care in the District. See you soon!

Dr. Sannaa

Akram Sannaa, D.D.S.

Dr. Sannaa is a graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to attending dental school, he was involved in public health research at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sannaa was awarded with the Prestigious International College of Dentists Leadership Award along with the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine High Achievement Award. Dr. Sannaa is not only known for his delightful charisma, he is also known for his deep knowledge of General Dentistry as well as his textbook work in his practice. He enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry, but is particularly passionate of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sannaa is known for using the most advance dental equipment and the latest techniques. He is known for his impressive before and after photos and his high-end dentistry. He is committed to providing his patients with the best care possible and thrives off of patient satisfaction. Outside the office Dr. Sannaa enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, traveling, skiing, touring D.C., cooking, tasting new recipes, exploring new hiking trails and camping. Dr. Sannaa’s family has been making olive oil for generations that it has become their heritage, which is where his last name “Sannaa” derives from:“The Makers”.

“What makes us unique is not only our latest dental equipment and high-end materials but the attention to detail and the careful consideration of the patients needs. Because of Chevy Chase Dental Center, dentistry is not only a science – it’s an art form and truly a pleasant experience.” - Dr. Sannaa

Dr. Telis

Sherman Telis, D.D.S.

Dr. Telis attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his BA and DDS degrees. He has been practicing in Washington, DC since 1976. Dr. Telis has performed thousands of porcelain veneers, bonded porcelain inlays/onlays, porcelain bridges and crowns, to not only restore his patient’s mouths but also gives them a confident smile. He uses only bonded tooth colored restorations and quiet drills. He is able to add subtle bits of color to achieve the most natural appearances. He believes in minimal invasive dentistry and has air abrasion available for drill-less fillings when appropriate. His patients feel relaxed and comfortable about their treatment, and good about their appearance and their smiles. His wide recognition for creating beautiful, natural-looking veneers, crowns, and implant-supported crowns is rooted in his ability to change many patients’ attitude toward dentistry through his caring and gentle approach. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and actively pursues his professional advancement through high level continuing educational courses. He stays abreast of the latest advances in dentistry out of his commitment to provide each patient with the most advanced level of care. His non-judgmental attitude enables patients to feel better about themselves, their treatment, and their smiles.

Dr. Robinson

Richard Robinson, D.D.S.

Dr. Robinson received his DDS degree in 1983 from McGill University, Montreal, where he also received his BS. He is professionally affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry and continues his education with them. Other continued education: Residency at St Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Robinson is a native of Montreal, Quebec and currently lives in Cabin John, MD, as he has for the last 23 years. He has a wonderful wife, Claudia, and two sons, Matthew and Luke. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, swimming, and tennis. “I’m passionate about my family, my office, and my co-workers. I love what I do. I am lucky to work with such great people and very lucky to have such wonderful patients. They make me happy— we try to make them just as happy.”


Bita Farhoumand, DDS

Dr. Bita Amanda Farhoumand is our brilliant and talented Board Certified Periodontist and Implantologist. She earned her DDS from UCLA School of Dentistry, then She received her Certificate in Periodontics from New York University Post-Graduate Program in Period-ontology and Implant Dentistry in 2013. She has received extensive training in the areas of esthetic and functional crown lengthening, esthetic root coverage procedures, periodontal bone regeneration and pocket reduction surgery, minimally traumatic surgical extraction therapy with socket repair grafting, all aspects of simple through complex dental implant therapy, and the full scope of ridge and sinus grafting. Dr. Bita welcomes patients from all areas, and she is fluent in Farsi and Spanish. With her personalized, conservative, and caring approach to periodontal care, along with her gentle touch, she motivates her patients to keep up with their needed treatment and maintenance program in order to restore and maintain their overall health.


Toni Alaimo, RDH

Toni lives in Northern Virginia and is a licensed RDH in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. She is active in her profession, having volunteered on the local county dental hygiene committee for legislation and a national dental group focusing on dental insurance coding. Toni also attends many dental conventions to learn the latest in the dental world. She has been a docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum giving monthly tours to 6th graders and is also a certified lifestyle coach through the Virginia CDC. She educates pre-diabetics on reversing their disease through diet and exercise as this sparked her desire to become a functional medicine health coach. “I really like helping patients understand the oral-systemic connection for total body health.”


Cindy Richbourg Xander, RDH

Cindy earned her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Baltimore city community college. She is licensed in Washington, D.C. and in Maryland. Cindy has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and also works part time for the Headstart program in Montgomery County Public schools. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 young grandchildren and volunteers for the College Park Arts Exchange. She also loves to cook and travel.