Top Dentists 2010

We surveyed 2,000 dentists to find the ones you’ll actually like going to.

Survey research by Johanna Anderson and Ken Iglehart. - April 2010

Top Dentists 2010

We surveyed 2,000 dentists to find the ones you’ll actually like going to.

Survey research by Johanna Anderson and Ken Iglehart. - April 2010


How We Did It

We surveyed 2,000 dentists in Baltimore and the five surrounding counties over the course of a month and received an astounding 75 percent return of our surveys, an unheard-of response rate for unsolicited mail. Assisting us were our two advisors, Drs. David S. and Donna M. Querido (they were therefore ineligible to be on the list). Dentists were occasionally nominated by the name of their practice and are listed as such. Dentists having more than one office could be winners in more than one geographic area. Winning dentists needed to be accepting new patients. In select cases, when dozens of dentists each received low vote counts in a certain specialty and geographic area, we declared the results inconclusive.

BALTIMORE CITY

Endodontists

Stanley Klein
Belvedere Towers, Ste. 107, 1190 W. Northern Pkwy., 410-435-2350.

Timothy Skane
36 S. Charles St., Ste. 1405, 410-637-3636.

General Dentists

Stephen Mastella
1030 N. Charles St., Ste. 302, 410-685-2850.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Bernard Levy
650 W. Baltimore St., 410-706-7936.

Robert Ord
650 W. Baltimore St., 410-706-6195.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Stanley Markovitz
Intercontinental HarborCourt, 2 E. Lee St., 410-659-0770.

Gwendolyn Dunn
2406 Garrison Blvd., 410-542-9780.

Pediatric Dentist

Doug Clemens
2 Hamill Rd., 410-435-8400.

Periodontist

Barbara Lesco
2 E. Lee St., 410-727-6190.

Howard Fisher
The Village at Cross Keys, 1 Village Sq., 410-532-2200.

Martin Narun
1030 N. Charles St., Ste. 302, 410-685-2850.

Prosthodontist

K. Michael Murphy
3900 N. Charles St., Ste. 112, Baltimore, 410-235-1233.

Kevin G. Murphy
6080 Falls Rd., Ste. 202, 410-372-0202.

EAST OF BALTIMORE

Endodontists

Charles Mann
7939 Honeygo Blvd., Ste. 227, 410-931-0250.

Jeffrey Lieberman
1101 N. Point Blvd., Ste. 126, 410-285-7177.

General Dentists

Jerry Kilian
2740 Lighthouse Point East, 410-675-3300.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Bryan Keegan
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 211, White Marsh (and Glen Burnie and Bel Air), 410-933-1008.

Mark Eisen
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 211, White Marsh, 410-933-1008.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Jeffrey Cramer
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 207, White Marsh, 410-931-3350.

Michael Noorani
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 207, White Marsh, 410-931-3350.

Pediatric Dentist

Sandra Shih
5430 Campbell Blvd., Ste. 209, Nottingham, 443-725-4185.

Hakan Koymen
5009 Honeygo Center Dr., Ste. 228, Perry Hall, 410-248-3384.

Periodontist

Bruce Mandel
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 200, White Marsh, 410-931-1000.
Tied with two others for the most number of peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Peter Joseph
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 200, White Marsh, 410-931-1000. Tied with two others for the most peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Mark Keiser
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 200, White Marsh, 410-931-1000. Tied with two others for the most number of peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Prosthodontist

Mandel, Keiser, and Joseph
8114 Sandpiper Cir., Ste. 200, White Marsh, 410-931-1000.

WEST OF BALTIMORE

Endodontists

Dennis Levinson
9199 Reisterstown Rd., 410-356-6500.

Bradley Trattner
8 Reservoir Cir., Ste. 102, Pikesville, 410-653-2020. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

General Dentists

Charles Fine
20 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 110, Owings Mills, 410-363-2500.

Herbert Mendelson
11300 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, 410-356-4100.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Michael Schwartz
McDonogh Crossroads, 10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-363-7780. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Julius Hyatt
McDonogh Crossroads, 10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-363-7780.

Steven Ashman
9199 Reisterstown Rd, Ste. 209B, Owings Mills, 410-581-9008.

Daniel Fried
10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-484-6076.

Robert Testani
405 Frederick Rd., Ste. 9, Catonsville, 410-744-4484.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Lawrence Wang
1134 N. Rolling Rd., Catonsville (also in East Baltimore and Lutherville), 410-744-0260.

Olwyn Diamond
2835 Smith Ave., Ste. B, 410-486-3636.

James Gordon
3635 Old Court Rd., Ste. 505 (also in Reisterstown), 410-486-0550.

Karl Pick
409 Main St., Reisterstown, 410-833-9330.

Pediatric Dentist

Edward Ginsberg
1134 N. Rolling Rd., Catonsville, 410-788-4555. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty. Also won more recommendations than any other dentist in any specialty.

Periodontist

Peter Joseph
66 Painters Mill Rd., Ste. 100, Owings Mills, 410-363-3780. Tied with two others for the most number of peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Bruce Mandel
66 Painters Mill Rd., Ste. 100, Owings Mills, 410-363-3780. Tied with two others for the most number of peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Mark Keiser
66 Painters Mill Rd., Ste. 100, Owings Mills, 410-363-3780. Tied with two others for the most number of peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Ari Moskowitz
6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. 200B, Catonsville, 410-744-6088.

Wendy Burstein
20 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 110, Owings Mills (also in Columbia), 410-465-8480.

Prosthodontist

Martin Schwartzberg
106 Old Court Rd., Ste. 201, 410-486-1133.

Richard Kuntz
10706 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills (also in Annapolis), 410-356-9640.

NORTH OF BALTIMORE

Endodontists

Bradley Trattner
21 West Rd., Towson, 410-321-1266.

Charles Mann
2328 W. Joppa Rd., Ste. 102, Lutherville, 410-296-8050.

Eric Volk
1447 York Rd., Ste. 607, Lutherville, 410-828-7668.

Howard Cohen
21 West Rd., Towson (also in Pikesville), 410-321-1266.

Charles Herbert
2328 W. Joppa Rd., Ste. 102, Lutherville (also in Annapolis), 410-296-8050.

Brenda Richardson
515 E. Joppa Rd., Ste. 106, Towson, 410-321-5700.

General Dentists

Jay Shires
40 York Rd., Ste. 220, Towson, 410-296-6527. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

D. William DeVeas
406 Allegheny Ave., Towson, 410-825-8708.

Mark Ballinger
20 E. Timonium Rd., Timonium, 410-252-3717.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Stephen Cameron
1212 York Rd., Lutherville, 410-337-7755.

John Emmett
7401 Osler Dr., Ste 105, Towson, 410-494-8687.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

James Sciubba
1232 Race Rd., 410-391-8301. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Orthodontist

Thomas Barron
9475 Deereco Rd., Timonium, 410 628 0677.

Scott Nawy
7211 Park Heights Ave. (also in Bel Air and Timonium), 410-466-4319.

Nicole Brummer
8322 Bellona Ave., Towson, 410-823-1900.

Thomas McInnes
8322 Bellona Ave., Towson (also in Hereford), 410-823-1900.

Cass Garcia
120 Sister Pierre Dr., Ste. 502, Towson (also in Phoenix), 410-321-8144.

Martin Lang
1407 York Rd., No. 306, Lutherville (also in Ellicott City), 410-821-6458.

Pediatric Dentist

Shari Kohn
100 Sparks Valley Rd., Ste. C, Sparks Glencoe, 410-771-8200.

Tracy Bowden
2326 York Rd., Ste. 200, Timonium, 410-828-5699.

Margie Hernandez
7401 Osler Dr., Ste. 109, Towson, 410-825-2878.

Stuart Blumenthal
2324 W. Joppa Rd., Ste. 430, Lutherville, 410-321-0200.

Periodontist

Karl Zeren
9515 Deereco Rd., Ste. 308, Timonium, 410-252-0871.

Richard Mao
8600 La Salle Rd., 402 Severn Bldg., Towson (also in Bel Air), 410-321-9595.

Gus Livaditis
1206 York Rd., Ste. 100, Lutherville, 410-337-8950.

Prosthodontist

Keith Boenning
1104 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 104, Towson, 410-828-1717. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Patrick Ousborne
21 West Rd., Ste. 104, Towson, 410-828-1177.

Michael Linnan
110 West Rd., Ste. 200, Towson, 410-296-0136.

Ghassan Sinada
110 West Rd., Ste. 200, Towson, 410-296-0136.

Sylvan Feldman
660 Kenilworth Dr., No. 103, Towson, 410-821-8800.

ANNE ARUNDEL

Endodontists

Lou Berman
201 West St., Annapolis, 410-268-4770.

Kenneth Mangano
8025 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 204, Pasadena, 410-766-3453.

General Dentists

Andrew Gruver
810 Landmark Dr., Ste. 114, Glen Burnie, 410-766-2744.

Scott Finlay
1460 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold, 410-757-6681.

Gene Garrett
8092 Edwin Raynor Blvd., Pasadena, 410-255-8825.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Neil Sullivan
275 West St., Ste. 100, Annapolis, 410-268-7790.

Clifford Walzer
275 West St., Ste. 100, Annapolis, 410-268-7790.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Clifford Walzer
275 West St., Ste. 100, Annapolis, 410-268-7790.

Orthodontist

Kendall Miller
690 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, 410-647-0800.

Mairead O'Reilly
888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 301, Annapolis, 410-266-0025.

Philip Philbin
502 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, 410-263-5600.

Steven Siegel
7935 Crain Hwy. South, Glen Burnie (also in Reisterstown), 410-761-6960.

Pediatric Dentist

Nilda Collins
2114 General's Hwy., Annapolis, 410-224-0018.

C. J. Tull
1507 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold, 410-757-5437.

Periodontist

Richard Gartner
900 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 103, Severna Park, 410-647-0200.

Deborah O'Dell
2448 Holly Ave., Annapolis, 410-224-0500.

David Mugford
1660 Village Green, Crofton, 410-721-7801.

Prosthodontist

John Davliakos
201 West St., Ste. 101, Annapolis, 410-268-7100.

Robert Cook
201 West St., Ste. 101, Annapolis, 410-268-7100.

HOWARD COUNTY

Endodontists

Lina Jarboe
6021 University Blvd., Ste. 170, Ellicott City, 410-203-1800.

Craig Schneider
8885 Centre Park Dr., No. 2E, Columbia, 410-715-8951.

Richard Fein
10025 Governor Warfield Pkwy., Ste. 207, Columbia, 410-772-9600.

General Dentists

Eric and Lawrence Katkow
Snowden Professional Center, 8600 Snowden River Pkwy., Ste. 106, Columbia, 410-730-2020.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Sam Hishmeh
12433 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, 410-531-2265.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Lawrence Wang
10045 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. A-1, Ellicott City and other locations, 410-418-8370. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty.

Sandra Selnick
5082 Dorsey Hall Dr., Ste. 202, Ellicott City, 410-740-0002.

Connie Rubler
5570 Sterrett Pl., Ste. 301, Columbia, 410-997-0707.

Pediatric Dentist

Edward Ginsberg
10045 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. A1, Ellicott City, 410-203-2410. Leads in peer recommendations in the region in his specialty. Also won more recommendations than any other dentist in any specialty.

Ximena Pareja
8600 Snowden River Pkwy., Ste. 302, Columbia, 410-953-0111.

Periodontist

Lawrence Page
5044 Dorsey Hall Dr., No. 104, Ellicott City, 410-997-7975.

Wendy Burstein
5850 Waterloo Rd., Ste. 250, Columbia, 410-465-8480.

Prosthodontist

George Whitaker
8815 Centre Park Dr., Ste. 310, Columbia, 410-730-3311.

HARFORD COUNTY

Endodontists

Charles Mann
602 S. Atwood Rd., Ste. 212, Bel Air, 410-836-0290.

Stanley Andrews
208 Fulford Rd. (also in Lutherville), 410-879-7770.

Gerard "Joe" Simoneaux
602 S. Atwood Rd., Ste. 212, Bel Air, 410-836-0290.

General Dentists

Alan Scharf, Gregory Indyke, Jonathan Baron
2300 Bel Air Rd., Fallston, 410-879-8424.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Bryan Keegan
2014 S. Tollgate Rd., Ste. 100, Bel Air, 410-515-0430.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Stephen Godwin
610 S. Main St., Bel Air, 410-838-2244.

Jeffrey Cramer
4-A North Ave., Ste. 208, Bel Air, 410-879-1180.

Joseph LaPonzina
2103 Laurel Bush Rd., Ste. D, Bel Air, 410-515-0035.

Michael Noorani
4-A North Ave., Ste. 208, Bel Air, 410-879-1180.

Edwin Morris
2815 Belair Rd., Ste. 203, Fallston (also in Baltimore), 410-877-7716.

Pediatric Dentist

Diana Capobianco
2012 S. Tollgate Rd., Ste. 212, Bel Air, 410-569-6700.

Howard Schapiro
203 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, 888-201-KIDS.

Periodontist

Richard Mao
707 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, 410-879-6969.

Leo V. Trail, Jr.
2021 B Emmorton Rd., Ste. 118, Bel Air, 410-569-8567.

Prosthodontist

Results inconclusive

CARROLL COUNTY

Endodontists

Steven Delgado
730 Old Liberty Rd., No. 101, Eldersburg, 410-549-9760.

General Dentists

Results inconclusive

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Jay Chason
15 E. Main St., Ste. 222, Westminster, 410-857-2802.

Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist

Results inconclusive

Orthodontist

Robert Scott
207 Washington Heights Medical Ctr., Westminster (and other locations), 410-876-6886.

Edward Goldman
7 Carroll Plaza Shopping Center No. 5, Westminster, 410-848-0600.

Pediatric Dentist

David Hasson
602 Center St., Ste. 203, Mt. Airy, 301-829-6588.

Periodontist

Arnold Sindler
407 Malcolm Dr., Westminster, 410-857-5700.

Prosthodontist

Results inconclusive

Our Advisors

Our advisors on the Top Dentist survey were Drs. David S. and Donna M. Querido, partners (and husband and wife) at Inner Harbor Dental, a second-generation practice at 2 N. Charles St. For the Queridos, collecting degrees is almost a hobby: Dr. David Querido followed in the footsteps of his father, the late Dr. Herbert Querido (and a previous Baltimore top dentist) by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (where he met Donna, who was also pursuing an engineering degree). He then continued his education in dentistry, graduating from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1987. He subsequently joined his father's practice and has since also earned a law degree. Additional studies on the latest dental technology have also earned him the award of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.). What's next? In his spare time, he's studying for certification as a financial planner. So, if he doesn't have your mouth propped open, there's plenty you can talk about.

Dr. Donna Querido, who first earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, completed her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1998 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Donna later completed an intensive three-year, post-graduate degree in orthodontics with the United States Dental Institute.

Who would you trust to gauge the skills of a dentist? For starters, you probably wouldn't ask a journalist. And sure, you could ask the patients, but then, they've never been to dental school, so you might end up with a charming dentist who still wants to remove a tooth with a doorknob and string. No, your best bet would be to ask other dentists—and that's exactly what we did.

We know what big egos are at work in any medical profession: So, if a dentist gets a vote of confidence from dozens of his or her own colleagues, you can be pretty confident that you're getting a sound recommendation.

Here are our picks for the dentists with the most peer referrals, divided into eight areas of the region and eight dental specialties. (We have noted those dentists that garnered more peer recommendations than any of the other survey leaders in their specialties.) And while these guys and gals may never turn a root canal into a rollicking good time, we think they'll make the trip to the dentist a little more pleasant





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