Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Michael Pollowitz
As a graduate of one of the top dental schools in the country, Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Dr. Pollowitz has become widely known in the DC metro area as one of the top providers of cosmetic and restorative dentistry via his and his wife’s dental practice, The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Dr. Pollowitz possesses extraordinary insight and clinical skills, particularly in the areas of reconstructive, cosmetic, and general dentistry that have gained him multiple awards throughout the county and set him apart from most dentists.
Top-Rated Washington DC Dentist
His knowledge, expertise, attention to detail, and his love and caring for his patients have given him the honor of being selected as one of Washington’s Top Dentists for the last 25 years. Checkbook Magazine has also awarded him as one of Washington’s Top-Rated Dentists as well the Consumers Research Council of America’s (CRCA) National Award as the Top-Rated Dentist for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry.
He is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care to patients with his signature compassionate, caring, and understanding style. He has been asked and given lectures on a variety of topics and has been featured on radio and TV shows for his expertise in cosmetic and general dentistry.
The Best Dentist in DC Has a Passion for Knowledge
“Dentistry is constantly evolving, only by continuing to seek more knowledge can I continue to provide the best and most advanced care for my patients,” says Dr. Pollowitz, who has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education in all phases of dentistry with a focus on restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry.
This passion for learning is also shared by his entire team, which attends a multitude of continuing education programs to always stay at the forefront of the dental profession. Not only is an education in the field of dentistry paramount for the physician, but it needs to be shared and carried on by the support staff as well.
He is not only active in organized dentistry and continuing education but is currently serving as an elected board member for three different prestigious organizations and will be serving as President for the DC Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
Dr. Michael Pollowitz at Home
Dr. Pollowitz resides with his wife, Dr. Sharon Brown (the other dentist in practice) in Bethesda, and they have three children, Andrew, who is completing his Masters in Sports Management, Ryan, a senior at the University of Miami and Michelle, a junior at Georgetown Day School. Dr. Pollowitz is an avid swimmer, bicyclist, and loves tennis, racquetball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Professional Dental Organization Affiliations:
- American Dental Association
- DC Dental Society: Foundation Member (2012-2016), Board Member (2014-2016)
- Mid-Atlantic Dental Meeting, Chairman of the Scientific Program/Flash Clinics (2012-2016)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Sports Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (president-elect 2016-2017)
- International Association of Dental Traumatology
- Maimonides Dental Society: Board Member (2013-2016), Chairman of Continuing Education (2014-2016)
Dr. Sharon Brown
Dr. Sharon Brown is a native of West Harford, Connecticut, and graduated from Brandeis University and Georgetown University School of Dentistry. She completed her General Practice Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, then worked in private practice in North Branford, CT, before returning to Washington, DC in 1990.
Dr. Brown’s primary focus is to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible in the dental environment and provide exceptional care with compassion and expertise. She is a member of the Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists, Maimonides Dental Society, and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
Being a recent empty nester, Dr. Brown fills her time as an active board member of the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Women of Reform Judaism, and Alpha Omega as well as with her weekly Mah Jongg game. She loves to travel and cook and, therefore, also has to spend a lot of time at the gym.
Whenever possible, Dr. Brown loves to spend time with her grown children and of course, her husband, Dr. Pollowitz.
Dr. Sarah Deckard
Dr. Deckard is an enthusiastic and compassionate general dentist who enjoys treating patients of all ages. Her priority has always been providing comprehensive, high quality care to patients in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. As a patient and caring practitioner, she treats all of her patients with respect and consideration.
Dr. Deckard received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University, and her Bachelors of The Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences from Adelphi University. Dr. Deckard was awarded the Joseph R. Evans Award for the Most Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Operative Dentistry, Tufts University Tiberi Scholarship, and the Pre-Dental Mascolo Award during her studies.
Dr. Deckard has always had a passion for treating the whole patient. As such, Dr. Deckard has taken extensive continuing education to provide her patient with dental care that gives consideration to the patient’s overall health, which includes a strong background in treating TMJ & sleep apnea. Her dedication to this end has led her to memberships with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the ADA, the Massachusetts and Maryland Dental Societies, and multiple dental study clubs. Dr. Deckard also achieved Alumni and Scholar Status of the Dawson Academy for Occlusion and Complete Care Dentistry. Most recently, Dr. Deckard has completed the AMR residency at the Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics and Airway Focused Dentistry, and is continuing her education with courses focusing on functional dental care.
Away from the office, she is an avid painter and prides herself on her cooking skills. Originally from New York she really enjoys the great outdoors of the DMV, swimming, and taking hikes with her family.