"I love my profession because it allows me to care and better my patients lives. There is no better feeling in the world than to know that you relieved a patient of their pain and allowed them to return to a healthy state."
Dr. Desta's passion for providing quality dental care is evident in his education and experience. Since his younger years, he was interested in sciences. In 2000, he received his Bachelor in Microbiology, followed by a Master degree in Pathology from Boston University where he continued his research career. Dr.Desta decided wanted to apply his knowledge of microbiology and pathology in patient care. He enrolled at Howard University for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Since graduation, Dr. Desta completed a General Practice Residency at Flushing Hospital in New York. He entered private practice in 2015 and became a comprehensive general dentist in Maryland and DC. After two more years of intense training which began in 2020, he completed a specialist Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of West Virginia School of Dentistry, where he served as Chief Resident and completed innovatine research in CBCT imaging in the field of endodontics. Dr.Desta believes in the right for all people to receive exceptional dental treatment. He is excited to scale his expertise and provide outstanding care in the field of Endodontics, while understanding and spending many years in comprehensive dental care.
In his spare time, Dr. Desta enjoys long walks with his wife and their puppy, KC. He is an avid football fan and enjoys visiting new places.