Dr. George Kesten has practiced dentistry in the DMV for almost 50 years, including the last 30 years operating out of the Chevy Chase Building at Wisconsin Avenue, where Smiles Elevated continues today. Dr. Kesten was cherished by his patients equally for his compassionate dental care and his wit and humor. In 2021 Dr.Kesten retired to spend more time with his family, including his kids and grandkids.
Dr. Kesten is a scholarship graduate of Queens College, City University of New York in 1969 and then earned a DDS at Howard University in Washington D.C. He graduated with honors and awards in Clinical Diagnosis and in Surgery in 1973.
He was awarded a Clinical Clerkship by the American Cancer Society at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in 1972.
Dr. Kesten was recognized over the years as one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Dentists, and was recognized by Consumer Reports and Checkbook Magazine, Consumer Research Council of America, Angie's List, amongst others as a trusted provider. Dr. Kesten is a Life Member of the DC Dental Society and a member of the American Dental Association.