Special Section

Dental Profiles 2016

If you're shopping for a new dentist, or just new to the area, these titans of teeth have the cutting-edge training, the state-of-the-art facilities, and the chairside manner to keep their patients coming back for years.
Baltimore magazine - June 2016
Special Section

Dental Profiles 2016

If you're shopping for a new dentist, or just new to the area, these titans of teeth have the cutting-edge training, the state-of-the-art facilities, and the chairside manner to keep their patients coming back for years.
Baltimore magazine - June 2016

Advanced Dental Care of Towson

Mehdi zamani, d.d.s.

120 Sister Pierre Dr.
Suite 503
Towson, MD 21204
410-825-7500
www.advanceddentalcareoftowson.com

Advanced Dental Care of Towson provides a multidisciplinary approach through restorative, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry to achieve comprehensive cosmetic solutions for your dental needs.

Advanced Dental Care of Towson uses the latest digital radiology and scanning technology to provide more predictable surgical and prosthetic treatment plans. These technologies in most cases enable the patient to receive temporary prosthesis at the same time of surgical placement of implants.

Dr. Mehdi Zamani, dean’s faculty at The University of Maryland’s Department of Advanced General Dentistry, is a graduate of New York University’s School of Dentistry honors program and completed the honor residency program at New York University. He is certified in oral implantology and an active member of the American Association of Implant Dentistry. He has been providing dental care in Towson for the past 19 years.

Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics

Amanda Gallagher Whetzel, DMD, MS

Perry Hall
9650 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236
410-256-2044

Fallston
2815 Belair Road, Ste. 203 Fallston, MD 21047
410-877-7716
www.AGortho.com

Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics is an orthodontic specialty practice offering Invisalign, clear braces, lingual braces, and metal braces to patients of all ages. Dr. Gallagher and her team are excited to share their new, state-of-the-art office in Perry Hall, and the practice maintains a Fallston office for its Harford County patients. Both offices are accepting new patients.

Dr. Gallagher graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University and received Division I academic-athlete honors. She attended Temple University School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of her class with summa cum laude recognition. Dr. Gallagher completed her orthodontics residency at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She has participated as an Orthodontic Specialist on Craniofacial and Cleft Palate teams at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kernan Medical Center.

Take the first step toward a better smile and schedule your FREE initial consultation! Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook to learn more about our office!

BALTIMORE ORTHODONTIC GROUP

Ronald Greenwald, D.D.S.
Kenneth Kyser, D.D.S.
Anna Muench, D.D.S.
Michael Riger, D.D.S.
Dalia Shlash, D.D.S.
Lawrence Wang, D.D.S.

Offices in Ellicott City, Catonsville, Baltimore,
Lutherville, and Eldersburg
baltimoreorthodonticgroup.com

An ideal practice for both adults and children, the Baltimore Orthodontic Group is known for its compassionate doctors and staff who provide state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, clear or colored braces, and interceptive orthodontics for children.

Voted a top orthodontist by peers in Baltimore magazine’s annual Top Dentists survey, Baltimore Orthodontic Group is also in the top 1 percent of Invisalign providers, based on case experience and education. Dentists at the practice—Drs. Kenneth Kyser, Lawrence Wang, Ronald Greenwald, Michael Riger, Dalia Shlash, and Anna Muench—are often able to make Invisalign an effective solution on challenging cases, where some other dentists cannot.

Our modern facilities are located in Ellicott City, Catonsville, Baltimore, Lutherville, and Eldersburg.

Baltimore Orthodontic’s equipment includes Intraoral scanners for the utmost in accuracy and comfort and accelerated orthodontic techniques to reduce treatment time. There are also video games and movies for the young at heart.

With no initial exam fee, insurance coordinators, and affordable payment plans, patients can schedule a complimentary consultation today, and experience high-quality orthodontic care in a welcoming professional environment, where our motto is “achieving success one smile at a time.”.

Ballinger, Galvan and Knopf

MARK E. BALLINGER, DDS EMMA GALVAN, DDS DAVID KNOPF, DMD, MSEd

20 E. Timonium Road, Ste. 300
Timonium, MD 21093
410-252-3717
timoniumdentistry.com

For doctors Ballinger, Galvan and Knopf, providing patient centered, state of the art dental services in a comforting environment is their number one goal. The doctors strive to assure patients who may be apprehensive seeing a dentist that “we care.” They will explain their unique treatment plan, putting patients at ease every step of the way. Our doctors’ experience allows for a broad range of services in all areas of family dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative. Often treating three generations of family members highlights our commitment to the patient and their quality of care. Both doctors Knopf and Ballinger have had distinguished careers starting in the U.S. Army. Dr. Ballinger has been named “Top Dentist” in Baltimore magazine for six years. Dr. Galvan continues to educate dentists from all over the world through Dental Seminars LLC. Staying active with national and local dental associations keeps them current with new and innovative treatment options. We look forward to serving your future dental needs.

Barron Orthodontics

Thomas W. Barron, D.M.D., M.S.

9475 Deereco Rd.
Ste. 204
Timonium, MD 21093
410-628-0677
www.barronbraces.com

Dr. Thomas Barron has spent two decades helping patients in the greater Baltimore area achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. He and his orthodontic team are committed to providing the highest quality care in a comfortable setting.

Dr. Barron received his training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and did his post-doctoral work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. In addition to lecturing nationally as a consultant for a top orthodontic research and manufacturing company, he is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he teaches part time in the Department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Barron has been recognized by his peers as one of the area’s top orthodontists in Baltimore magazine’s Top Dentists survey for seven consecutive years.

KEITH A. BOENNING, D.D.S., LLC

Cosmetic, Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry

1104 Kenilworth Drive
Suite 104
Towson, MD 21204
410-828-1717
www.dr.boenning.com

Dr. Keith A. Boenning specializes in prosthodontics, the area of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth. An expert in cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry, he and his highly trained team whiten, reshape, and repair broken, crooked, and unsightly teeth with porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and tooth-whitening products. He takes great pride in the creation of each new smile. “There’s an artistry to the profession, and it’s extremely gratifying to see a beautiful new smile on the face of a satisfied patient, he says.”

In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Boenning has demonstrated a unique ability to balance the creative and technical sides of dentistry. His skills in painting and photography have given him a keen eye for composition and the ability to visualize and create beautiful new smiles for his patients. These beautiful smiles, along with his expertise in the latest techniques, have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected dentists in the greater Maryland area. His efforts have not been overlooked, having been named among the “Best Dentists in America” and recognized locally by Baltimore magazine as a “Top Dentist.”

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the prestigious American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Boenning also teaches at the University of Maryland’s Dental School. When it comes to each procedure, Dr. Boenning is the consummate perfectionist. He even uses a surgical operating microscope for all restorative procedures to ensure the most accurate and precise results.

Bel Air Dental Care

Alan Scharf, D.D.S.
Gregory Indyke, D.M.D.
Anthony Hamod, D.D.S.

2300 Bel Air Road
Fallston, MD 21047
410-879-8424
www.belairdental.com

In its 30 years, Bel Air Dental Care has developed a reputation for caring. The clinical staff, including three doctors, customizes care based on individual needs, delivering compassionate treatment for each patient.

In their newly renovated state-of-the-art office, the doctors at Bel Air Dental Care focus on family dentistry, with specialties that include dental implants, oral surgery, periodontal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns, and snoring-induced sleep apnea.

The evidence of a successful practice is not only happy patients, but a happy staff. Bel Air Dental Care prides itself on its low turnover. In fact, five team members have been with the practice for more than 20 years.

Drs. Scharf, Indyke, and Hamod have extensive post-graduate hospital training at Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. They also maintain membership in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Harford County Dental Society.

Brummer Orthodontics

nicole C. brummer, D.D.S., M.S..

8320 Bellona Ave., Ste. 10B
Towson, MD 21204
410-415-1003
www.brummerortho.com

Brummer Orthodontics’s specialty is creating beautiful, functional smiles that last a lifetime. Dr. Nicole Brummer and her team take pride in the care and attention they provide families.

In their new state-of-the-art office, the practice provides comprehensive orthodontic services including braces, Invisalign and accelerated orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults.

Dr. Brummer graduated cum laude from Duke University and received her D.D.S. magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She earned a Master of Science from University of Louisville where she completed her orthodontic residency. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American and Maryland State Dental Associations, among other professional groups.

Brummer Orthodontics invites new patients to schedule complimentary consultations to experience the skill and compassion that sets Dr. Brummer apart.

FELDMAN, FITZGERALD & CHOE

sylvan Feldman, D.D.S., M.L.A.
Bryan fitzgerald, d.d.s.
kyong s. choe, d.d.s., m.s.

660 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 103
Towson, MD 21204
410-821-8800
www.ffcdentalimplants.com

The practice of Feldman, Fitzgerald, and Choe combines the specialties of periodontics and prosthodontics with implant dentistry for a comprehensive approach to dental care that aims to improve appearance and achieve optimal health. They are a premier practice for oral rehabilitation and cosmetics.

Feldman, Fitzgerald, and Choe have the latest methods in digital dentistry. The practice offers ITeroTM, a digital impression system, using a laser scanner for increased precision, accuracy, speed, and comfort when taking impressions for a crown or bridge, as well as implants. This system eliminates the need for traditional impression materials. Other technological advances in use include the NobelProceraTM CAD/CAM scanner, StraumannTM EtkonTM Scanner, digital X-rays, and cone beam CT-scans. Surgical planning for implant placement is also done using Noble GuideTM, allowing for flapless implant placements. Immediate loading of implant-supported prosthesis can also be done in most cases where a temporary restoration can be placed after an implant surgery has been completed.

Dr. Feldman is the founder of the Implant Periodontal Prosthesis Program at the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Fitzgerald is the Co-Director of Implant Periodontal Prosthesis Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Choe is the Director of Implant Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School, in the Department of Advanced General Dentistry.

Dr. Feldman holds degrees in prosthodontics and periodontics. Drs. Fitzgerald and Choe both hold degrees in periodontics and implant periodontal prosthetics. The doctors received their education at the University of Maryland Dental School along with their postgraduate specialty training degrees. Drs. Feldman, Fitzgerald, and Choe have achieved board certification in periodontology and maintain a full-time practice in Towson.

The aim of Feldman, Fitzgerald, & Choe, D.D.S., P.A., is to deliver the highest level of care to our patients with comfort, efficiency, and the latest in technological innovations—it’s a practice where complex cases are routine.

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group

Hakan Koymen, D.D.S., M.S.*
Luz M. Tennassee, D.D.S.*
Marta Jolesz, D.D.S.*
Hyejin Esther Cho, D.M.D.*
Shamim M. Sabeti, D.D.S.*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Perry Hall: 5009 Honeygo Center Drive, Suite 228
Perry Hall, MD 21128
410-248-3384

Arundel Mills: 7556 Teague Road, Suite 110
Hanover, MD 21076
410-799-0780
www.chesapeakepediatricdental.com

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group is Baltimore’s largest group of board certified pediatric dentists, and has always provided high quality, accessible dental care to the children of greater Baltimore. Since opening our doors almost 10 years ago, we have consistently been named “Top Pediatric Dentist” by Baltimore magazine and Chesapeake Family magazine. Our doctors are also on staff at Franklin Square Hospital and are clinical instructors at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Our practice was founded with the idea that every child is an individual. Each child is different based on age, cognitive development, and previous medical and/or dental visits. With this in mind, our doctors and our staff try to customize each visit specifically for each child, therefore creating an environment where children have positive dental experiences and quality dental care.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both recommend that children have their first dental visit no later than age one. Many parents ask why kids need to be seen so early, and we always respond with one word: PREVENTION. It is important at these early, initial visits to talk about diet, hygiene, and what to expect in the future with development of teeth. By creating good habits and establishing a “dental home” for a child, we can prevent decay from starting at an early age, and create a future of no cavities and great dental visits!

LYNN R. CHINCHECK D.D.S.

9475 Deereco Road, Suite 402
Timonium, MD 21093
410-561-8845
www.lynnchincheckdds.com

Dr. Lynn Chincheck’s dental practice is focused on supporting each patient’s dental journey by offering the very best options for long-term health, based on their unique circumstances. Founded in 1990, this general dentistry practice specializes in family restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a caring and comfortable environment. Her state-of-the-art facility has six employees with a combined 100 years of dental experience.

Dr. Chincheck graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University and completed her dental training there, graduating with honors. She keeps up to date with developments in the field by participating in focused dental study clubs and is a visiting faculty member of the prestigious Pankey Institute for advanced dental education. She has been recognized with a “Best Dentists in America” award. A wife and mother of two college-age sons, she enjoys spin and kick-boxing classes as well as gardening. She is proud to have shared her talents as a missionary dentist in Romania, Peru, and Haiti.

McInnes Palmer Orthodontics

Thomas McInnes, D.D.S.
Meghan McInnes Palmer, D.D.S., M.S.

8322 Bellona Ave., Ste. 310
Towson, MD 21204
410-823-1900

16918 York Rd., Ste. 200
Hereford, MD 21111
410-357-4455
www.baltimoreortho.com

Providing excellence in orthodontics in the Baltimore area for more than 45 years, McInnes Palmer Orthodontics is one of Baltimore’s most experienced and highly respected orthodontic practices. Drs. Thomas McInnes and Meghan McInnes Palmer are a father-daughter team who have created a family-practice environment catering to the comfort and convenience of each patient. The practice maintains the highest standards of orthodontic professionalism and personal care, achieving the desired result for their patients: healthy, beautiful smiles.

McInnes Palmer Orthodontics stays at the forefront of innovative treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. As one of the first orthodontic practices to embrace Invisalign, the practice has the prestigious designation of Elite Provider of Invisalign and is one of the top providers in North America. The practice also successfully treats many teenagers with Invisalign Teen and is proud to introduce its new 3-D digital tooth scanner, eliminating the need for uncomfortable, messy impressions. It also offers AcceleDent, a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed to accelerate tooth movement up to 50 percent using innovative SoftPulse Technology, leading to shorter, faster treatment.

Drs. McInnes and McInnes Palmer are natives of Baltimore. Dr. McInnes is a graduate of Loyola High School and Loyola University Maryland. Dr. McInnes Palmer attended Roland Park Country School for 14 years and graduated from Princeton University.

The practice is in its third generation of patients from the same families. “It’s such an incredible compliment to have patients refer a friend or family member because of the trust and confidence they have in our practice,” says Dr. McInnes.

CROSSROADS DENTAL ARTS

Joanne Block Rief, D.D.S.

10 Crossroads Drive, Ste. 203
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-363-2121
www.dentistowingsmills.com

Dr. Joanne Block Rief’s dental practice has recently completed an expansion of her existing state-of-the-art office. Crossroads Dental Arts has now expanded the services it provides to include cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, Invisalign, root canal treatment, and more.

Dr. Reif is well versed in the most up-to-date technology in the field of dentistry. She uses SNAP Dental Imaging, which allows her to a take a digital picture of your teeth to preview the smile you have always dreamed of having.

Crossroads Dental Arts provides a gentle and caring atmosphere for their patients online. The goal of the practice is to help patients achieve optimal oral health and create the exceptional smiles they deserve. Dr. Rief and her staff are the beautiful smile experts!

Dental FX

Judy Yu, DMD, MBA

8667 Fort Smallwood Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
410-360-0440
www.fxdental.com

Dental FX is an innovative, full service practice. Their eco-friendly, state-of-the-art facility caters to patients of all anxiety levels and needs, from cleanings to implant placement, providing individual treatment plans to meet their needs and desires. Patients rave about the Team’s chairside manner and professionalism. Dawn, Director of Practice Operations, who has been with the practice since it opened in 2001, says, “I look forward to not only seeing, but learning from my team members and patients alike. Over 14 years later, I still don’t call it work, I call it a pleasure.”

Dr. Judy Yu earned her DMD at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. She then completed her MBA at Loyola University; her undergraduate degree in chemistry was attained at Goucher College. She has advanced dental aesthetic training from the Las Vegas Institute, a postgraduate dental learning institution. She also has dental forensics training from the Walter Reed Medical Center. Dr. Yu prides herself in the effects of her dental artistry, hence the name, Dental FX. She is currently the Chairperson for the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Health/Wellness Committee and is working with a team at Helping Up Mission to launch a dental clinic.

Towson Center for Dental Implants & Periodontics

James D. Kassolis, DDS
Kathryn Mutzig, DMD
Keyla Torres, DMD

521 E. Joppa Road, Ste. #200
Towson, MD 21286
410-321-9477
www.towsonimplantsperio.com

The doctors at Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics are committed to achieving the best possible oral health and gorgeous smiles for their patients. “Our focus,” says periodontist Dr. James Kassolis,“ is to prevent and correct the harmful effects of periodontal (gum) disease and replace missing teeth utilizing dental implant therapy. We now know that many infections in the mouth are directly related to heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic conditions.”

With nearly 100 years of combined experience and intensive expert training, the doctors in the practice provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment available. In 2015, the practice became certified providers of both the LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) and Chao® Pinhole procedure for the treatment of gum disease and restoration. On-site CT scanning services mean the team can efficiently and seamlessly develop treatment plans for its patients.

Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodontic’s treatment philosophy is centered around satisfying the functional and cosmetic desires of its patients. Patients are greeted with warm smiles, warm coffee, and a calm environment to pursue a wide variety of treatment options. Visit the website towsonimplantsperio.com for implant, periodontic, and LANAP® resources suitable for every patient and referring doctor.

Dentistry for Kids

Shari Kohn, D.d.s.*
Melena Evancho-Parlette, D.D.S.*
*Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

100 Sparks Valley Road, Suite C
Hunt Valley, MD 21152
410-771-8200
www.toothfairy2.com

At D4K we love your kids—and it shows in everything we do! From the first dental visit, recommended at age 1, establishing a “dental home” is vitally important. Our primary goals are to promote prevention and good oral habits as soon as teeth begin to grow. More importantly, we want our patients­­—and their parents—to feel comfortable and enjoy the process.

Both Dr. Kohn and Dr. Evancho-Parlette are board-certified pediatric dentists who have attended additional courses and passed numerous exams to be considered the “best of the best” in treating children and those with special needs. This criteria is not required or completed by many other pediatric dentists—we just think your kids deserve the best. Our doctors are also licensed in conscious sedation in the State of Maryland and have hospital privileges in order to treat difficult cases more comfortably. They are active in both the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

D4K practices with compassion, kindness, and fun. We strive to make positive experiences for the children at young ages so that they will become great dental patients throughout their lives. At D4K, kids can’t wait to go back to see the dentist!

Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics, P.A.

Michael P. Linnan, D.D.S.
Maya M. Brooks, D.M.D.
Arash mike rostami, D.D.S., M.S.

110 West Road, Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-296-0136
www.gbpdental.com

The doctors and staff at Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics combine technology with a personal touch to provide outstanding dental care. Specializing in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry, we ensure proper education about your treatment options. We handle the most complex cases from dental implants to dental reconstruction and give our patients comfort while addressing aesthetics and normal oral function. State-of-the-art dental equipment and an in-house dental lab give us the ability to customize your treatment without ever leaving our office.

Dr. Linnan, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, is recognized by the American Dental Association as an expert in restoration and replacement of teeth. He was voted a Top Prosthodontist by his peers for the past three years in Baltimore’s annual top dentist survey. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, emphasizing preventive dentistry while offering a full array of cosmetic and restorative procedures. Dr. Rostami, a board-certified periodontist, focuses on periodontal and implant reconstruction, including same-day implants and advanced bone-grafting techniques. He was voted a “Top Periodontist” by his peers in Baltimore’s annual top dentist survey for the past two years.

Innovative Implants and Periodontics

Peter E. Joseph, D.M.D.
Bruce Mandel, D.D.S.
Mark Keiser, D.D.S.
Thu m. Versteegh, DDS, MS

66 Painters Mill Rd. Ste. 100
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-363-3780

8114 Sandpiper Cir. Ste. 200
Baltimore, MD 21236
410-931-1000
www.implantandperiomd.com

Drs. Bruce Mandel, Mark Keiser, Peter Joseph, and Thu Versteegh, whose practice is called Innovative Implants and Periodontics, specialize in procedures that will aesthetically enhance your smile while improving and supporting the longevity of your teeth. Established in 1982, the practice has offices in White Marsh and Owings Mills with a 20-member staff dedicated to patient care and customer service.

The doctors listen carefully and offer conservative options for care in a comfortable, relaxed, and safe environment. Their patients have access to the most up-to-date treatment options and information so they can make the best choices to achieve dental health and overall well-being.

The doctors are members of the American Academy of Oseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, and the American Dental Association, among other organizations, and they regularly attend and present at continuing-education meetings and seminars. The practice employs state-of-the-art materials and technology, including 3-D imaging, digital X-rays, piezo technology, platelet-rich plasma, biologic growth factors, and multiple implant placement options.

Joppa Green Pediatric Dentistry

Susanne Wallengren, DDS

2324 W. Joppa Road, Ste. 430
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-321-0200
www.implantandperiomd.com

Dr. Susanne Wallengren, a Baltimore native, strives to help each child achieve optimal oral health and a positive attitude toward dental care starting from a young age. Like the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, she recommends a child’s first dental visit by age 1, and her practice places a strong emphasis on prevention.

Joppa Green Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Stuart Blumenthal and Associates, is committed to providing the highest quality care in a safe and nurturing environment. Dr. Wallengren tailors treatment to each patient’s unique dental, behavioral, and developmental needs.

Dr. Wallengren is a graduate of Friends School, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry for more than 16 years.

Leon D. Katz, D.D.S., P.A.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

6210 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-7341
www.leondkatzdds.com
[email protected]

Three-time Baltimore magazine Top General Dentist, Dr. Leon Katz combines new technology with the old fashioned principles of caring and honest communication: “I always explain to patients all their treatment options and the best recommendations for their particular circumstances,” he says. This professionalism merges with a warm and welcoming atmosphere created by Dr. Katz and his dedicated staff of five.

His practice emphasizes cosmetic and restorative procedures, crown and bridge work, and implant prosthetics. A jewelry designer and a life-long landscape photographer in his spare time, Dr. Katz brings the artist’s eye to his patients’ treatment, rebuilding decayed, fractured, and crooked teeth to create beautiful, healthy smiles while restoring self-esteem and confidence.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Katz is a member of both the American and Maryland Dental Associations as well as the staff of Sinai Hospital. He has also participated in every Mission of Mercy where he has treated uninsured and underserved patients in rural Maryland. Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has continued his commitment to professional education both through attending expert local and national lectures, and participating in several local study clubs.

Robert S. Minch, DDS, PA

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist

10751 Falls Road, Ste. 435
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-321-5777
www.drminch.com

Dedicated to “Creating Relationships One Smile at a Time,” Dr. Minch’s small, high-tech office focuses on providing personal service in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. His practice provides complete dentistry to his patients, including cosmetic/restorative makeovers that are individually designed for beautiful results that appear totally natural. By taking the time to get to know his patients, Dr. Minch is better able to understand and meet their specific needs and expectations. His exquisite dentistry ranges from family dental care to full-mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Minch is a visiting faculty member at the prestigious SpearEducation Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, an international dental-education facility where he teaches advanced cosmetic procedures to other cosmetic/advanced restorative dentists. In addition, Dr. Minch is on staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he teaches dental residents, he is also caring for many international Hopkins patients, creating new, beautiful smiles.

Naylors Court Dental Partners

Mohit K. Virmani, D.D.S.
Jennifer P. Virmani, D.D.S.

4000 Old Court Road, Suite 201
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-484-2722
www.naylorscourtdental.com

For Drs. Mohit and Jennifer Virmani, the most gratifying expression of patient satisfaction is when they refer friends and family members to the practice. “It shows they want to share the experience they received,” says Mohit, who has been practicing dentistry with his wife in the Baltimore area for the past decade.

The Virmanis’ practice, Naylors Court Dental Partners, emphasizes the philosophy that patients should be treated both comprehensively and compassionately. The doctors conduct thorough evaluations of each patient before developing a tailored treatment plan, employing the latest technologies including in-office teeth whitening, digital radiography, Invisalign treatment, and laser cavity detection. “We understand that most patients don’t like going to the dentist,” says Jennifer. “By incorporating techniques such as intra-oral cameras and nitrous oxide, we can help them understand their needs and allow them to feel more relaxed.”

Both Mohit and Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Jennifer then completed her general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Mohit completed his residency with the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Washington. When they are not practicing dentistry, the couple keeps busy with their twin 8 year-old girls.

Caroline Foster Owens, D.D.S., P.A.

9604 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
410-256-3410
www.perryhallsmiles.com

Dr. Caroline Owens recently acquired the 50-year-old practice in Perry Hall where she had been associated for many years. Her practice benefits from creating old-fashioned doctor-patient relationships and combining that with modern dental technology. Services include general dentistry for the entire family, Invisalign orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and soft tissue laser procedures. Dr. Owens is a Preferred Invisalign Provider.

This year Dr. Owens, along with members of her staff, participated and completed a mini residency in providing dental care for residents of long term care facilities. Dr. Owens participated as a panelist in a national American Dental Association webinar on the topic. She is dedicated to serving the needs of this population.

A Baltimore native, Dr. Owens attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and completed her residency at the University of Maryland Hospital and School of Dentistry. She practiced for many years in Severna Park and Towson. She is a member of the Baltimore County, Maryland State, and American Dental Associations. Dr. Owens is committed to educating her patients so they can make informed decisions about their oral health.

Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS, PA

General, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Dentistry

21 Crossroads Drive, Ste. 350
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-581-1411
www.pupkindental.com

Dr. Andrew Pupkin’s primary goal is to develop long-lasting relationships with his patients by helping them create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles throughout their lives. Dr. Pupkin started the practice in 1992 and has built a loyal clientele over the last 24 years. He and his committed and talented team share in the goal of promoting health, wellness, and courteous treatment of each patient. Along with a general dentistry practice, Dr. Pupkin focuses on cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry.

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, as well as completing an advanced residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Dr. Pupkin is a member of the Academies of General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry. The technologically advanced office includes the latest dental innovations and practices. Dr. Pupkin’s entire team strives to educate and inform the patients so they are active participants in the process and feel in control of their dental treatment.

Matthew H Wallengren, D.D.S., P.A.

600 Wyndhurst Avenue, Suite 270
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-435-1234
www.rolandparkdentistry.com

Dr. Matthew Wallengren and his staff help patients achieve their optimal health, function, and aesthetics in a comfortable environment. “Oral health plays a significant role in general health,“ explains Dr. Wallengren. “This serves as the foundation for the quality, compassionate care we provide to our patients.”

Conveniently located in Roland Park between Roland Avenue and Charles Street, Dr. Wallengren utilizes proven technology and the benefit of extensive continuing education to care for his patients of all ages. His desire to continually grow as a practitioner has led him to study with the prestigious Spear Education Center, as well as the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study.

We invite you and your family to visit the dental office of Dr. Wallengren to learn more and to discover for yourself the true meaning of quality, compassionate care in a safe and sincere environment.

Paul Jay Shires, D.D.S.

40 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
410-296-6527
www.towsonmddental.com

Dr. Jay Shires believes a successful practice is one that can develop long-term relationships with patients while providing excellence in complete dental care. His initial visit encompasses performing a complete examination of the entire masticatory system, including not only the teeth and gums, but the muscles and temporomandibular joints. Additionally, Dr. Shires screens for and treats patients with sleep apnea and related breathing disorders. Clinical findings are then discussed with the patient in order to come up with the best possible treatment plan for that patient, using the latest technologies. This comprehensive approach increases the predictability of treatment outcomes and fosters trust between the patient and doctor. Patients receive personalized attention and can elect to have a massage and heat pad, blankets, or the option of listening to their favorite music during treatment.

Recognized repeatedly by Baltimore magazine as a Top Dentist and past president of The Baltimore County Dental Association, Dr. Shires is also an awarded Fellow in The Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is an alumnus of the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Academy. A member of the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland, he is also a Crown Council member who donates all of his at-home bleaching proceeds to Smiles for Life, a group of children’s charities. He counts among his patients a number of fellow dentists and their families.

The Smile Design Center

Myron Kellner, D.D.S.

2324 W. Joppa Road
Suite 110
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-321-1100
www.kellnersmiles.com

“If dentistry is an art as well as a science, then the dentist must also be an artist.” That’s the motto of Dr. Kellner, a general dentist with an emphasis on cosmetic, advanced restorative dentistry, implant and sedation dentistry. He strives to give his patients better smiles in order to enhance their self esteem and achieve healthy, properly functioning mouths. Patients are treated by his longtime staff as if they are family in a spa-like environment.

Patients appreciate the fact that due to his emphasis on continuing education and technology, he is able to complete all aspects of the necessary treatment in his office. Dr. Kellner has achieved the esteemed Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, was elected to the American College of Dentists, was inducted into Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a former President of The Maryland Academy of General Dentistry, as well as being annually selected as one of “America’s Top Dentists.” Dr. Kellner was twice the featured dentist on WMAR TV/ABC 2’s “Dramatic Makeover” and has been often featured on many TV and radio programs. He has lectured to dentists nationally and internationally, and was a faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Several Baltimore Ravens, including Jonathon Ogden, have chosen Dr. Kellner to enhance their smiles.

Change your smile—change your life.

Spannhake Orthodontics

Elizabeth Spannhake, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

7801 York Road, Suite 315
Towson, MD 21204
410-321-5004
www.smile-experts.com

Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake is dedicated to providing her patients with a smile that boosts confidence and opens doors. Through state-of-the-art technology, the practice’s goal is to provide patients with outstanding orthodontic results.

Located directly across from Towson University, this specialty orthodontic practice provides many treatment options for children, teens, and adults including the Invisalign™, Teen Invisalign™, Incognito® (lingual braces), and Contemporary Braces (SmartClip™ and Damon™ Systems).

Dr. Spannhake and her staff also offer Zoom!® In-office Cosmetic Tooth Whitening and custom-made sports mouthguards. Spannhake Orthodontics works directly with a patient’s physician to make snoring and sleep apnea devices. Intra-oral scanning is used so no impressions are needed to fabricate models or appliances.

Call for a courtesy new-patient examination.

toomey dentistry

Christopher Toomey, D.D.S.

658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204
410-823-6000
www.drtoomey.com

Toomey Dentistry is a state-of-the-art office, specializing in beautiful dentistry and a caring hand. Dr. Toomey has advanced training in TMJ/bite disorders and cosmetic techniques, so every bit of work is not only beautiful, but functional. The office is like no other. It features a living-room-environment with a knowledgeable and kind-hearted team. We could go on about this amazing office, but we’ll let his patients tell you:

“I couldn’t open my mouth to eat well and had jaw popping and pain. I thought I had to live like this. Dr. Toomey’s treatment has changed my life.” —Lauren, age 19

“For the first time, I have complete trust.” —Frank, age 73

“As someone who has struggled with lifelong anxiety about dental appointments, I am thrilled to have found Dr. Toomey’s practice!” —Maureen, age 39

Towson Endodontics

Brenda K. Richardson, D.D.S., P.A.

515 E. Joppa Road, Ste. 106
Towson, MD 21286
410-321-5700

2300 Bel Air Road
Fallston, MD 21047
410-321-5704
www.towsonendoassociates.com

Since it was founded in 1997, Towson Endodontics has grown into a state-of-the-art facility offering microsurgery, bone grafting, and root-canal therapy. Dr. Richardson, who attended the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery, has consistently won “Top Dentist” awards from Baltimore magazine and was recently one of three Maryland dentists to be awarded a Fellowship by the International College (F.I.C.D.) of Dentists.

She was elected by her peers to be Vice President of the Maryland Dental Association and is also past President of the Baltimore County Dental Association. Dr. Richardson keeps up with changing technology and practice through her commitment to continuing education.

Inspired by her own dentist, Dr. Richardson knew she wanted to practice dentistry at the age of 12, and believes that a good practice means treating patients “as if it were all of us in need of care.”

Ward, Byrne, and Conklin

Devon Conklin, D.D.S.
Charles Ward, D.D.S.
Denison Byrne, D.D.S.
Nancy Ward, D.D.S.

1104 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 102
Baltimore, MD 21204
410-583-7010
www.wardbyrneandconklin.com

The doctors at Ward, Byrne, and Conklin provide functional and aesthetic dentistry in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The practice, which opened in 1983, and was acquired by Dr. Charles Ward and Dr. Conklin in 2012, is built on a philosophy of supporting patients in making decisions that are appropriate for optimal oral health. With a philosophy of “whole health dentistry,” the doctors make sure that patients understand the connection between oral and overall health. The practice also offers a wide range of cosmetic and restorative procedures, using state-of-the-art technology, including implants, crown and bridge work, whitening, veneers, and Invisalign. The doctors are also skilled at diagnosing and treating Temporomandibular Disorder. Drs. Ward, Ward, Byrne, and Conklin establish relationships with patients—parents and children alike—to offer treatment at every stage of life and for every need that might arise. It is not uncommon for the doctors to see three or four generations of the same family.

Interested in listing your practice in our 2017 index?

Contact Us Now