I would highly recommend Dr Gaitan to anyone looking for a dentist. Dr Gaitan is very personable, knowledgeable, professional and he patiently answers any questions, I never felt hurried. I appreciated the state-of-the-art equipmShow moreent in his office. I was able to immediately view X-rays and photos of my teeth on a tv screen in front of me as Dr Gaitan explained them to me. I felt comfortable and at ease during my entire visit. I was also impressed with his staff, from dental assistants to the office staff, they were all very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.I’m grateful to have found Dr Ricardo Gaitan, DDS!
My daughter who is four years old fell and hit her tooth against the corner of a furniture , her tooth did move a bit so I was concerned, I called Dr. Gaitan’s office and they were so kind and understanding, they were able fit herShow more in their schedule. Dr Gaitan was super sweet to my daughter and explained everything thoroughly to my husband and I and took his time w us . Great doctor .
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Dr. Gaitan Sr. and Associates provide orthodontics and comprehensive dentistry services. Dr. Gaitan Sr. is also fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish to better accommodate his patients.
Dr. Gaitan Sr. is originally from Peru. He graduated from San Marcos University Dental School in Lima in 1985 and became a certified Orthodontist from the College of Dentists of Peru in 1991.
Dr. Gaitan Sr. obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and completed Orthodontic Externship Program in 1997 at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He then completed his Orthodontic Mini-Residency Program in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2000.
In 2005, Dr. Gaitan Sr. was recognized with the TUMI USA AWARD in Miami, Florida, for his notable contributions to the Peruvian Community in the US and as an Outstanding Peruvian Professional in the State of Virginia. He treats patients at his practices in Virginia and works as an Orthodontic Consultant at his practice in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Gaitan Sr. and his younger brother Jorge were born in Lima, Peru, and were raised in a family with an attraction to Dentistry. Their father and mentor, Dr. Sixto Gaitan Ortiz, was an Orthodontist and their main inspiration. Together, they completed their studies at San Marcos University in Peru.
After their schooling, Dr. Gaitan Sr. moved to the US to pursue post-grad studies at the University of Maryland. Jorge remained in Peru and is a successful General Practitioner and Faculty Member at their Alma Mater. After additional academic and professional experiences, they decided to practice in different areas of dentistry with the quality and professionalism learned from their father.
Dr. Gaitan Sr. enjoys the beach life with family and friends. He is passionate of boating as well as playing the piano and riding Peruvian Paso horses.
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Dr. Ricardo M. Gaitan, DDS and Associates
8301 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Dr. Ricardo M. Gaitan, DDS and Associates
21525 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA, 20166
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Estoy muy contento de su fina atencion, será hasta mi próxima cita, gracias.
awesome doctor, great care, and service.
A very good Dr. and his staff. So very professional at what they do at that office Trust me. I know.
Great doctor he is amazing!!! Can’t wait to go back
Excellent Dentist. Dr Gaitan is very knowledgeable and has done great work on my teeth. Orthodontics is his specialty flawless and beautiful work. Thank you Dr Gaitan!
Dentist is very friendly and explained everything about my treatment. He made it very clear why I need the treatment that I need. He didn’t brush off my questions but he explained it a way that is easy to understand.
Excellent care by Dr Gaitan and his team
It was awesome. They saw me on the same day I called to have a tooth remove and Dr Gaitan was awesome. The process was painless and I was in and out in no time. Excellent service and affordable
Dr.Gaitan is absolutely wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable. I will glady recommend his practice to anyone looking for a top tier orthodontist.
Excellent service provided by Dr. Gaitan and very good attention from his staff
This was a great experience . From the moment you entered they make you feel comfortable . Staff are very professional and Dentist Mr Gaitan answer all my questions and cleared all my doubts. 100% recommend
Excellent, his team is very professional and caring.
Atención muy excelente
He is the best
He is very friendly and professional with everyone ,especially with the kids.
He is very nice , very recommended he is fixing my teeth I feel happy with my braces results.
My family and I been seen Dr.Gaitan for almost 20 years.He and his assistants are very dedicated to the patients.
Is good professional!
Excelente atencion,mucha paciencia.
Dr Ricardo was a wonderful and friendly person…his treatment so good
Excellent service. Came for routine cleaning. The doctor clearly explained the need for a night guard. He made time to take the impression and scheduled a time for me to come back to retrieve it.
Very friendly staff, would definitely recommend
Made me feel welcome and they were all very friendly and professional
Best dentist in the area. I had my root canal done by him few years back and it’s still perfectly fine. Nice and friendly dentist.