Dr. Chris Tsintolas, DDS

Dr. Chris Tsintolas, DDS

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Chris Tsintolas, DDS is an orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD and has been practicing for 31 years. He practices orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontics, and more.Read his story

903 Russell Ave Ste 101

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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This content was provided by Dr. Tsintolas "As a young boy, Dr. Chris Tsintolas knew without a doubt that he wanted to be an orthodontist. The career inspiration originated from his own experience as an orthodontic patient in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tsintolas was born in D.C. and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. As the youngest of four children, his turn for braces came after his two sisters and brother concluded their orthodontic treatment. Shortly after he began treatment, he recognized that orthodontics is a special profession. The marriage of the technical with the artistic fascinated him. His treatment concluded with straight teeth and strong inspiration for a fulfilling career. What he enjoys most about working in the orthodontic field is transforming smiles, and the way that doing so also transforms personalities, whether the patient is a child, teen or an adult. Dr. Tsintolas' journey to become an orthodontist began with four years at the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland, where he earned a bachelor's degree in general biological sciences in 1980. Next, he completed four years of study and clinical practice to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1984. He returned to school to complete two additional years of specialty graduate training in orthodontics. That culminated in a master's degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Tsintolas established his orthodontic practice in Gaithersburg in 1987 at the Montgomery Village Professional Center. He later moved the practice to its current location on Russell Avenue. He has cared for thousands of area children, teens and adults since then. It is a great honor when former patients, now adults, bring their own children to his practice for orthodontic care. Orthodontics has modernized tremendously since Dr. Tsintolas was a boy. Far more treatment options exist for his patients than were available to him as a patient many years ago. Ongoing participation in continuing education permits him to bring the best orthodontic concepts and materials to patients. He is a founding and managing member of the Mid-County Dental Society, which meets about six times each year for the sole purpose of gathering area dentists and specialists together for additional study and exposure to dental topics of importance and interest."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tsintolas "Dr. Tsintolas provides customized orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults in a private practice setting. With an array of hand selected materials and methods, Dr. Tsintolas develops a treatment plan appropriate for each patient. Treatment options include metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, clear aligners, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, In-Ovation R, MicroArch, Mini Diamond Twin, OmniArch, Damon System, Ovation C, STB Light Lingual Braces, appliances, and retainers.  From the complimentary orthodontic consultation to the completion of active treatment as well as follow up visits to maintain results, Dr. Tsintolas encourages his patients, answers questions, provides personalized care, and offers a smooth, professional experience."
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4  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Orthodontics

29  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Spacing
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Receded Lower Jaw
  • Receded Upper Jaw
  • Supernumary Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Loss
  • Underbite

36  Procedures

  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Plate
  • Braces Debanding
  • Bracket Braces
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Clear Retainer
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Brace and Headgear
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Hawley Retainer
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Aligners
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Lingual Dental Braces
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Mini Dental Braces
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Class II Malocclusion Correction Device
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adolescent
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Early
  • Palatal Expander
  • Permanent Retainer
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
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Background Check

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  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Georgetown University School Of Dentistry, Department Of Orthodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • M.S.
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Orthodontic Specialist
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • D.D.S.
    Other Education | Completed 1984
  • Georgetown University School Of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Tsintolas has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Tsintolas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Maryland State Dental Association, Member
  • Maryland State Society of Orthodontists, Member
  • Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, Member
  • Southern Maryland Dental Society, Member

Dr. Tsintolas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tsintolas to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

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Dr. Tsintolas' Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Tsintolas Says:

I appreciate your time in submitting a patient survey.  If you received great service and attention, I thank you for stating so here and for telling your friends, family, and coworkers.  However, if you feel you cannot provide a glowing recommendation, I ask that you please contact the office at 301-948-7513 and ask to speak with me directly.  I am committed to providing the best care and experience; I will work to


Patient Comments (6)

We first came to Dr. Tsintilas because the Orthodontist that our other child was seeing gave us a quote for our second child. That quote was way more than we expected and could afford. We decided to start looking elsewhere. We came to Dr. Tsintiolas and he gave us a quote that we were expecting...more
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We are very satisfied with Doctor Tsintolas's service. The front desk ladies and nurses are kind and helpful. Doctor Tsingtolas is very professional and he is also very patient with the kid.
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The experience we have had as a patient of Dr. Tsintolas has been very positive that we decided for our second child to also receive services from Dr. Tsintolas . The office staff really works hard to make sure payments have Been made from the insurance companies and try to arrange appointments...more
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I appreciate your time to post a review on Healthgrades. Thank you for sharing that you are happy with the care received and with the administrative services. We work hard to excel in both aspects of the practice! Dr. T.

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Excellent care - Dr. Tsintolas & his staff are a fantastic team of professionals who take great care to ensure that patients are comfortable throughout treatment received. Dr. T answers all questions & explains each treatment plan thoroughly. I have entrusted both my children to Dr. Tsintolas'...more
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post highlights of your experience in my office. My goal is to explain all treatment and answer all questions. Thank you for allowing my staff and I to work with your family!

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Best experience and ultimate result ever from the most knowledgeable most professional othrodontist in the area. Dr. Tsintolas did a wonderful job on BOTH of our children. Their beautiful smile and was worth every penny. His reasonable rates were the best value for the best result ever. His...more
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I appreciate your positive feedback about the practice. My staff and I work very hard to deliver the best care to all our patients. Enjoy your children's smiles! If you need anything in the future, please feel free to call on me!

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