Dr. Medhat R. Ghannam, DDS, FICOI of Artisan Dental of Burke, VA and Chevy Chase, MD has achieved excellence in the advanced dental arts including the use of state-of-the-art technology to provide treatment at the "Master" level. He also is sought after for putting patients at ease – with a gentle touch! Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implant Therapy, CAD-CAM Design Technology, Complete Reconstruction and Smile Makeovers are at the core of his practice in dentistry. A recipient of prestigious academic and professional recognition, Dr. Ghannam is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Dental School – with highest honors. He also completed the highly selective Dental Residency Program at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital in which he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Ghannam also served in the pathology department at the Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, and he completed advanced studies in oral pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He also has received numerous awards for extraordinary patient-centered care. Dr. Ghannam has extensive experience in private practice, providing the highest-level care in practices in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Attending many lectures, workshops and continuing education courses across the country every year keeps Dr. Ghannam at the forefront of a growing corps of cosmetic dentists who practice at the "Advanced" level of their field. He is a frequent member at the elite Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education (SIADE), in Seattle, Washington; and the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, in Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Ghannam is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and the District of Columbia Dental Society. He is also a member of the Washington Renaissance Study Club. Dr. Medhat Ghannam's Awards and Honors: Top Dentist by Northern Virginia Magazine Fellowship Award- International Congress of Oral Implantologists Certification – Implant Placement & Bone Management Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Certification Invisalign Certification Mastery Award- CEREC CAD/CAM Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider (ACLS) Dr. Ghannam is proudly associated with the following organizations: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Certification (DOCS) American Dental Association (ADA) Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) Northern Virginia Implant Society (NVIS) American Heart Association (ACLS Provider) Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education (SIADE) Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) Washington Renaissance Study Club
Dr. Ghannam and Artisan's mission to provide our patients with exceptional dentistry. This does not end with clinical excellence, however. We strive to give our patients a positive experience beyond anything they have encountered previously in a dental practice. We deliver clinical excellence in a comfortable, relaxing environment, carefully anticipating every detail of your visit. Each of our team members takes pride in making every effort to see that your visit is an exceptional experience.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Maryland
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
University Of Maryland / Baltimore College Of Dental Surgery
Medical School | Graduated 2002
Greenebaum Canc Ctr U MD
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
International Congress of Oral Implantologist
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Abu-Ghannam has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Abu-Ghannam has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Academy of General Dentistry, Member
Academy of Osseointegration, Member
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member
American Dental Association, Member
American Heart Association, Member
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Certification, Member
District of Columbia Dental Society, Member
International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Member
Northern Virginia Dental Society, Member
Northern Virginia Implant Society, Member
Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Member
Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Member