Welcome, and thank you for choosing Silver Spring Smiles Design!

Our top priority is your comfort and satisfaction, which begins with sharing what you can expect from your initial appointment.

Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our front desk team members. Please fill out your paperwork online, prior to your appointment, by clicking the button below. If you are unable to complete your forms online, we ask that you arrive 20 minutes early, to allow ample time to complete your paperwork.


First Checkup & X-rays

Your first meeting will be with your dentist to discuss your medical history. If there are any oral health concerns or questions, we encourage you to talk to your dentist! The next step is a full examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth and will include x-rays. This gives us the opportunity to fully understand your current oral health status and how our dental team can assist you.

After your full exam by your dentist, it is possible that a teeth cleaning will not be part of your first visit. We are creating a hygiene treatment plan tailored just for you, ensuring that you reap the maximum benefits from your cleaning sessions. While your dentist will deliver expert advice, your questions are always encouraged and you have the ultimate decision-making power in your treatment.

The goal of your treatment plan is to nip potential issues in the bud before they become larger, costlier problems. Your treatment plan will address both immediate concerns as well as flag other issues that may affect your long-term oral health.

After your initial exam with your dentist, our office manager will be available to address any further questions or concerns you may have, including payment options and how your dental insurance functions.

Our goal is to ensure every visit is enjoyable and hassle free!

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. Brian Handelman DDS
Dr. Brian Handelman DDS

Dr. Brian M. Handelman believes that making the dental experience as comfortable as possible is a key element in empowering each patient to take an active role in their oral health.- Full Biography
Dr. Christine M. Foster DDS
Dr. Christine M. Foster DDS

Dr. Christine Foster has a passion for dentistry with a goal to provide enjoyable, comfortable and calming dentistry to all of his patients. Dr. Foster is excited to continue the tradition of dental excellence in Silver Spring, MD.- Full Biography

What Sets Us Apart?


Dr. Brian Handelman and Dr. Christine Foster are dedicated to maintaining a long tradition of dental excellence in the Silver Spring, MD area. With their experience, our patients are guaranteed to achieve the optimal dental health!

We Are Family

Our patients are not just patients. They are individuals who we love, know and respect. We take the time to get to know each patient personally because you matter to us! We look forward to watching our community and dental family grow through the years.


We understand that not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist, but one visit to our practice will change your mind! We offer patient comforts, like office pillows and blankets, plus our caring team always works with a gentle touch.

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Our friendly staff will work with your schedule.

A few words from our patients:

Dr. Handelman is a consummate professional and Smile Designs has been a wonderful practice for me and my family. The practice and administrators have been excellent over the years, so they are doing something right. I highly recommend the practice.

Steve, Google