Experienced Dentist – Washington, DC
Get to Know Dr. Olivia Bassily
For Dr. Bassily, being a dentist is all about getting to know people on a personal level while delivering the best care possible. She takes a unique approach for each patient in order to guarantee a great result as well as a comfortable experience. Before you get to meet her in person, you can learn more about Dr. Bassily below.
Why Did You Want to
Become a Dentist?
When she was little, Dr. Bassily’s grandpa used to chase her around the house with his dentures in hand, and it was terrifying! It inadvertently helped her focus her career search on dentistry because she was concerned about keeping her teeth so she wouldn’t ever have to get full dentures. Dentistry is also a mixture of art and science— her two passions. Every day, she has the opportunity to be creative and use her hands to make something beautiful and functional. Most importantly, she loves meeting different people from many backgrounds and helping restore their confidence with a healthy smile.
Where Did You
Dr. Bassily earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Florida. Her major was in biomedical sciences, and she also completed a minor in public health. She went on to the University of Florida College of Dentistry to obtain her dental degree. After dental school, she decided to complete an extra year of training at the University of Florida through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, during which she learned to place dental implants and complete more complex cases. She has also taken courses through the Dawson Academy, Implant Educators, and is certified through the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is Invisalign certified as well.
Dr. Bassily is a member of the American Dental Association, DC Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Bassily’s parents are Egyptian immigrants who came to the US to seek better opportunities. She and her brother were raised in Florida, and she eventually met her husband through her church at the Coptic Medical Conference for young healthcare providers. They were married in 2018 and moved to DC for her husband’s residency (he is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Georgetown University).
In her free time, Dr. Bassily loves to bake desserts and play music on the piano as well as an Egyptian string instrument called the qanun. She also loves to travel, and she combines this with her passion for dentistry by regularly going on dental mission trips. In the past, she has served in Namibia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Egypt.