Special Section

Dental Profiles 2014

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.
Edited by Ken Iglehart -
Special Section

Dental Profiles 2014

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.
Edited by Ken Iglehart -

BEL AIR DENTAL CARE

ALAN SCHARF, D.D.S. GREGORY INDYKE, D.M.D. ANTHONY HAMOD, D.D.S.

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

In its 29 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.

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.

Dr. Blumenthal & Associates

Stuart D. Blumenthal, D.D.S., P.A. Susanne Wallengren, D.D.S. Stephanie Reff, D.D.S. Farah Ilyas, D.D.S.

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

Dr. Blumenthal & Associates’s state-of-the-art pediatric dental practice in Lutherville welcomes all with a video arcade, aquarium, movies, and Wi-Fi.

For over 30 years, Dr. Blumenthal has been committed to providing the

highest quality of dental care in a safe and nurturing environment, tailored

to each individual’s unique dental, behavioral, and developmental needs.

Our practice continues to grow with the addition of Drs. Ilyas, Reff, and Wallengren, all of whom are committed to the tenets upon which the practice was founded. The doctors all believe that dental visits early in life provide the foundation for a lifetime of oral health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics have both adopted the concept of “first visit by first birthday.”

“Most of our patients actually look forward to their visits,” says Dr. Blumenthal. “In fact, we frequently hear from the parents that they wish we were their dentist when they were growing up.”

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.D.S. 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 was formed in 2005 to help deliver 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.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that children have their first dental visit no later than age 1. 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 creating 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.

Our doctors all, board-certified/board-eligible in pediatric dentistry, are on staff at Franklin Square Medical Center, and are clinical instructors at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. We are located in Perry Hall (north of IKEA) and Arundel Mills (across from the mall).

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.

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.

Recognized with a “Best Dentists in America” award, the mother of two teenagers is an avid yoga, kickboxing, and gardening enthusiast, and has done missionary dentistry on location in Romania and Peru.

Collins & Associates Pediatric Dentistry

Nilda Collins, D.M.D., M.D.S. TYSON BROSS, D.D.S., P.H.D.

129 Lubrano Drive
Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-224-0018
www.drcollinsannapolis.com

From the moment Dr. Collins and Associates opened its doors in 1990, the dream was to create an elite practice. “Quality and technology are a given,” enthuses Dr. Nilda Collins. “Our most unique feature is the way our dentistry is delivered. We strive to create a warm, nurturing, and fun environment around the child and family.” This is achieved thanks to dedicated pediatric dentists and a great team that provides everything from regular hygiene care in the office to more extensive needs requiring sedation at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

“Preventative dentistry is our primary focus,” says Dr. Collins. “We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and are well prepared to see children at age 1. Our pediatric dentists are diplomates (board-certified) of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and have the skills, the varied expertise, and the experience to provide timely, compassionate care to every patient.” While Dr. Collins has served the community for 24 years, Dr. Tyson Bross, now a member of the practice for his fourth year, has recently become a partner and is committed to continuing the same philosphy of care. Dr. Collins has been featured in Baltimore magazine, What’s Up Annapolis?, and the Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s best pediatric dentists.

revive dental

Hazel Glasper, D.D.S.

Comprehensive Dentist

2600 Longstone Lane
Suite 101
Marriotsville, MD 20723
410-999-1670
www.revivesmile.com

As the owner and founder of Revive Dental in Marriottsville, MD, Dr. Hazel Glasper provides her patients with the highest quality of general, restorative and cosmetic oral healthcare. Trained by some of the finest restorative, and cosmetic dentists in the country, Dr. Glasper uses the latest technologies to give her patients healthy, attractive smiles.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Glasper has been empowering her patients to advocate for their health through her comprehensive

and “holistic” approach to dentistry. Her philosophy of treating the “whole” patient, open communication, and patient education has transformed her patients into savvy, informed, and healthy decision makers.

A fierce advocate for the practice of comprehensive dentistry, Dr. Glasper believes that too often patients approach the care of their mouth through an isolated lens. It is only through advocacy and education that patients come to realize that their mouth is directly connected to their overall health care.

Dr. Glasper received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Spelman College. She continued her education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she received her Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery. Dr. Glasper completed her post-graduate residency program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.

Her postgraduate work includes training with some of today’s renown restorative and cosmetic dentists, including Pete Dawson, Ross Nash, David Hornbrook, and Bill Dorfman. Dr. Glasper has been listed as top doctor numerous times by Baltimore magazine and is a regular contributor to Women’s Journal on topics relating to comprehensive dentistry.

Dental FX

Judy Yu, D.M.D., M.B.A.

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

A visit to Dr. Judy Yu’s new office is inspiring. “To reduce the anxiety so often associated with visiting a dentist, I’ve tried to create an environment that will put patients at ease, all while reducing the carbon footprint,” says Dr. Yu. The state-of-the art, eco-friendly, Dental FX facility has Wi-Fi, a coffee bar, a movie lounge, and each treatment room sports a flat screen with digital media. Also, patients come from near and far for Dr. Yu’s safe amalgam removal process. But the most important part of Dr. Yu’s practice is communication. “It’s important for patients to be educated about their treatment plans and their options so they can make informed decisions,” she says. A graduate of Temple University’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Yu s a member of the ADA, and AGD. Dr. Yu has advanced training in LVI and is a certified provider of Lumineers and Invisalign®. “A confident smile is your secret weapon,” she says. “A beautiful smile improves your self-esteem, which will attract people to you. Plus, it makes you look younger, and, hence, feel younger.”

Dentistry for Kids

Shari Kohn, D.D.S.*
Dental School: University of Maryland, Pediatric Dental Residency: University of Maryland

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

At D4K, we believe in establishing a “dental home” early in life to address a child’s full set of oral health needs. We are a strong proponent of the age 1 dental visit to promote prevention. “A positive experience at a young age can have a long-lasting impact,” says Dr. Kohn, a pediatric specialist for more than 22 years.

Dr. Kohn opened her Hunt Valley practice in 2004 and welcomed Dr. Evancho in 2010 and Dr. Prada in 2013. These pediatric dental specialists belong to a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (where Dr. Kohn serves on the Board of Trustees) and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. They are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kohn teaches at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Evancho and Dr. Prada taught at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, respectively. The dental practice, consistently named by peers in Baltimore magazine’s Top Dentists survey, emphasizes compassion and empathy.

smiles4children

Dentistry for Infants, Children, Young Adults, and Special Needs

Edward L. Ginsberg, D.D.S.*
Rachael L. Simon, D.D.S.
Deven V. Shroff, D.M.D.*
Choti Jahnigen, D.D.S. Nathinee Jaiarj, D.D.S.*
Rebecca Turner, D.D.S.
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

1134 North Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
410-788-4555 10045 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

410-203-2410 5961 Exchange Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
410-549-1212
www.smiles4children.net

The dentists at smiles4children create an environment in which children look forward to each dental appointment. The engaging staff of dentists and healthcare professionals focuses on the individualized care and education of each patient. Dr. Ginsberg, who founded smiles4children in 1984, along with doctors Simon, Shroff, Jahnigen, Jaiarj, and Turner believe that a successful practice is one in which children feel welcomed and nurtured. As a team, they initiate and facilitate good oral-health habits that last a lifetime. Recommending an initial visit before a child’s first birthday, the focus is on the whole child. “Going to the dentist should be a happy experience,“says Dr. Ginsberg, “our patients don’t want to leave.”

Their offices in Catonsville and Ellicott City feature video arcades, streaming movies, and play areas that attract children of all ages. The newly opened Eldersburg practice features a movie theater and iPad games for the children to enjoy. The dentist’s expertise, care, and their state-of-the-art approach to pediatric dentistry is what make parents most satisfied. The doctors are committed to establishing partnerships with parents that will ensure optimal dental health for their children. All six doctors in the practice understand the stages of a child’s oral and psychological development and have been recognized for work that includes in-office preventive and restorative dentistry, conscious-sedation techniques, and treatment under general anesthesia in a hospital setting.

Every member of the practice is credentialed at local hospitals, and belongs to several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Maryland State Dental Association. The doctors collaborate with The Children’s Dental Health Advocacy on a national and local level.

Dr. Ginsberg, perennially named as “Top Dentist” in a survey of his peers in Baltimore magazine, believes that, “The dental needs of young children are very specific as are their emotional needs. Our practice has the experience and compassion needed to attend to both.”

John M. Emmett, D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

7401 Osler Drive, Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204
410-494-8687
www.emmettdds.com

Dr. John Emmett has been in practice long enough to see patients who
had wisdom teeth removed now bring in their own children for treatment.

“Nothing is more satisfying to me than when patients refer their friends
and family members,” he says.

After graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School, where he was president of the student body, Dr. Emmett completed his general-practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. He then trained in oral surgery for four years at the Georgetown University Medical Center.

He is board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as dental anesthesiology.

Dr. Emmett, whose practice focuses on dental implantology, recently completed a state-of-the-art renovation of his office, which now offers
most technologically advanced treatment modalities for his implant and general oral-surgery patients.

Along with the recognition in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists, Best Dentists in America, and Baltimore magazine’s “Top Dentists” surveys,
Dr. Emmett served as Baltimore’s advisor for the 2012 Top Dentists survey.

Dr. Emmett is also well-known in body-building and fitness circles. He was winner of the 2004 Mr. Maryland Masters Body-Building Championship and is also the author of the book Turning Back the Hands of Time, currently in its second printing.

Finney Family Dental, LLC

James P. Finney, D.D.S.

8422 Bellona Lane, Suite 206
Towson, MD 21204
410-828-8828
www.finneyfamilydental.com

In its 30 years, Finney Family Dental, LLC has established a reputation for caring dentistry that emphasizes prevention. At every appointment, Dr. James Finney screens his patients for oral cancer and gum health, as well as taking a blood-pressure reading and looking for any signs of decay. He carries this commitment to oral health out into the community, too, performing free oral-cancer screenings. He is a member of many study clubs and is the founder of the Greater Baltimore Area CEREC Study Group, a mentor for CERECDOCTORS.com for the advancement of CEREC technology, and a staff member at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Dr. Finney’s goal is to serve his patients in a comfortable setting with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital X-rays, cavity detectors, an intra-oral camera to identify any problems, and CEREC one-visit crowns. This technology helps complete procedures for patients with busy lifestyles.

Dr. Finney’s professional and experienced staff will pamper you with their “care, friendliness, and concern,” says Dr. Finney, whose practice’s success is proven by the number of patients who refer their family members, friends, and co-workers.

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

Founded in 1991, Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics offers a comprehensive menu of services. Along with a range of dental procedures, Drs. Linnan, Brooks, and Rostami focus on all phases of implant, reconstruction, and dental rehabilitation.

The on-site lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to produce crowns, bridges, and ceramic restorations that exceed the standards achieved by conventional technology.

Dr. Michael 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. Dr. Maya 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. Mike Rostami, periodontist, focuses on periodontal and implant reconstruction, including advanced bone-grafting techniques and repair of gingival recession. The three dentists combine technology with a personal touch to provide their patients with optimal care.

Harbor Endodontics, P.A.

Timothy Skane, D.D.S

36 S. Charles Street, Suite 1405
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-637-3636
www.innerharborendo.com

Founded in 1991, Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics offers a comprehensive menu of services. Along with a range of dental procedures, Drs. Linnan, Brooks, and Rostami focus on all phases of implant, reconstruction, and dental rehabilitation.

The on-site lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to produce crowns, bridges, and ceramic restorations that exceed the standards achieved by conventional technology.

Dr. Michael 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. Dr. Maya 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. Mike Rostami, periodontist, focuses on periodontal and implant reconstruction, including advanced bone-grafting techniques and repair of gingival recession. The three dentists combine technology with a personal touch to provide their patients with optimal care.

Horizon Family Dental Care

Philip Qi, D.D.S.
Vikash Patel, D.D.S.
Kuljeet Bhangra, D.M.D.

1712 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-332-9998

7556 Teague Road, Suite 104
Hanover, MD 21076
410-799-9991

9131 Piscataway Road, Suite 640
Clinton, MD 20735
301-868-3203
www.horizonfamilydentist.com

At Horizon Family Dental Care, our top priority is providing patients with excellent dental care in a comfortable and personalized setting. The warm and friendly staff works hard to make every patient feel like family by tailoring comprehensive and individualized treatment plans that achieve each patient’s unique dental goals.

Our highly trained doctors are dedicated to improving the smiles of their patients and offering compassionate care with outstanding results achieved through modern technology and techniques. This dynamic team of doctors has established three multispecialty practice locations in Baltimore, Hanover, and Clinton. Dr. Bhangra graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Dr’s. Patel and Qi both graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

“We use the knowledge and skills of numerous board-certified dental specialists,” says Dr. Bhangra. “We have the services of a periodontist, prosthodontist, endodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon available without the patient having to leave the practice.” This allows all the doctors to work closely together and provide the patient with the highest quality care.

DR. K. Michael Murphy & Associates, LLC

Alexandra Welzel, D.M.D.
Dawn Merguerian, D.D.S.
K. Michael Murphy, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
3900 N. Charles Street, Suite 112
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-235-12334
www.baltimoreuptowndentist.com

In his more than 25 years of dentistry, implants, and prosthodontics, Dr. K. Michael Murphy has built a dental practice that combines state-of-the-art care in a warm and inviting environment.

Dr. Murphy’s staff includes Dr. Alexandra Welzel, who was trained in Germany and locally at UMAB in cosmetic dentistry, and Dr. Dawn Merguerian, a GP who practices intravenous sedation. All doctors take a personal interest in every patient, providing the highest level of oral health care.

The practice offers a wide array of state-of-the-art dental services, including digital low-dose X-rays and digital impressions to make porcelain crowns in one visit. The on-site lab and CAT scan mean the doctors can provide a full implant smile in one day!

The office team emphasizes preventive care, using phase-contrast microscopes to identify bacteria that can contribute to periodontal disease before any bone is lost. Whenever possible, non-surgical treatment is used, meaning less expense, less pain, and better cosmetic results.

Consistently voted one of Baltimore’s top dental offices, the doctors strive to make treatment affordable to everyone. For them, dentistry is also a labor of love, and they derive pleasure from making a difference
in the lives of their patients—one happy and healthy smile at a time.

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 a better smile in order to enhance their self esteem and achieve a healthy, properly functioning mouth. 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, elected to the American College of Dentists, inducted into Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a former President of The Maryland Academy of General Dentistry, as well as being annually selected to be 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 smile.

Kids Super Smile

Ximena Pareja, D.D.S.
SEUNG-WON “ANGIE” YOON, D.M.D.

8600 Snowden River Pkwy
Suite 302
Columbia, MD 21045
410-953-0111
www.kidssupersmile.com

At Kids Super Smile, our highly trained team is committed to exceeding your expectations. We are dedicated to providing your child with excellent and individualized dental services in a nurturing environment. Instilling good oral hygiene with continuous care and education is the very core of what we do. We have a passion and understanding for what it takes to satisfy the needs of both parents and children.

Dr. Pareja is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated dental school at Columbia University and completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Yoon graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed her pediatric dental residency Training at Boston University, Dr. Pareja and Dr. Yoon enjoy working with children and creating positive experiences is their number-one priority.

Dr. Pareja opened her doors in 2005 and Kids Super Smile has excelled and grown ever since, being repeatedly voted Top Dentist in 2010, 2012, and 2013 by Baltimore magazine. In our welcoming and friendly environment, Spanish and Korean are both fluently spoken. We set ourselves apart from all the rest with our extreme dedication to satisfying each patient. We welcome new patients to experience a 5-star practice!

Robert S. Minch, D.D.S., P.A.

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
10751 Falls Road, Suite 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, AZ, 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, as well as 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

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, AZ, 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, as well as caring for many international Hopkins patients, creating new, beautiful smiles.

Shiny Chompers Pediatric Dentistry

Shantá Richardson, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Kozue Kawakubo, D.M.D.

8001 Hillsborough Road, Suite L
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-574-8944
www.shinychompers.com

Shiny Chompers Pediatric Dentistry creates a warm, nurturing environment that makes children excited about visiting the dentist! From the moment you enter the doors, you become part of the Shiny Chompers family. “Treating patients and their relatives as we would our own allows us to deliver care in a non-intimidating fashion. Parental involvement in treatment decisions and transparent communication between doctors, staff and families are fundamental philosophies of our practice” says Dr. Richardson. They are committed to oral health education and decay prevention. Most importantly, they strive to put a smile on your face!

Shiny Chompers is comprised of Dr. Shantá Richardson (Dr. Richie), Dr. Kozue Kawakubo (Dr. K.) and a dynamic staff. Dr. Richardson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her background also includes specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Kawakubo received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After receiving her dental degree, Dr. Kawakubo journeyed to Hawaii where she completed pediatric dental training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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 to listen 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.

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

Located directly across from Towson University, this specialty orthodontic practice provides treatment modalities, including Invisalign®, Incognito™ (lingual braces), as well as Traditional Braces.

Dr. Spannhake is a Premier Preferred Provider of Invisalign® and has considerable experience with micro-implants, cosmetic soft-tissue laser, and tooth-whitening techniques. Call today for a courtesy new patient examination with Towson Orthodontic Specialists.

Taneyhill and Mandras, LLC

James Taneyhill, D.D.s.
Jonathan Mandras, D.D.s.

522 Rockspring Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-893-3613
www.belairmddentist.com

Drs. Taneyhill and Mandras will tell you that their practice is not simply a repair shop: They believe that the mouth is a mirror of the many complex systems in the human body, and the skilled dentists are devoted to promoting good health through preventive care. This model ensures that every patient receives the highest quality, most effective oral health care possible. Along with comprehensive dentistry, the practice has a focus on cosmetic dentistry and implant therapy.

Based in a historic, restored building in quiet Bel Air, the offices are relaxed and welcoming. The experienced staff can perform complex procedures in the office, ensuring convenience and consistent quality for patients. Even routine cleaning appointments are relaxing—the staff offers patients warm hand mitts with scented lotion and a massage.

Christopher P. Toomey, D.D.S.

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. Their 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

“I never used to smile, and I used my hand to cover my mouth. Now, I smile all of the time!”
—Ashley, age 23

“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 Richardson, D.D.S.

515 East Joppa Road, Suite 106
Towson, MD 21286
410-321-5700
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.”

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

5600 Wyndhurst Avenue, Suite 270
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-435-1234
www.rolandparkdentistry.com

Since it was founded in 1997, Towson Endodontics has grown into a tate-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 Dental Group

Denison E. Byrne, D.D.S.
Devon B. Conklin, D.D.S.
Charles A. Ward, D.D.S.
Nancy A. Ward, D.D.S.

1104 Kenilworth Drive
Suite 102
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-7010
www.wardbyrne.com

The doctors at Towson Periodontal Associates are committed to achieving the best possible oral health and gorgeous smiles for our patients. “Our focus,” says Dr. James Kassolis,“ is to prevent and correct the harmful effects of periodontal [gum] disease and replace missing teeth utilizing dental implant therapy.” With over 100 combined years of experience and numerous years of expert training, our doctors—Dr. James Kassolis, Dr. Kathryn Mutzig, Dr. Keyla Torres, and Dr. Thomas Daley—provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment available.

Our treatment philosophy is centered around satisfying the desires and needs of our patients, both functionally and cosmetically. When you walk into our facility, you’ll be greeted with a smile, the smell of fresh coffee, and the confidence that you will receive the best care available. The staff is there to ensure that a visit to Towson Periodontal Associates meets and exceeds your expectations. To check out our new smart phone app and get more information about our practice, scan the QR code or visit our website.

Towson Periodontal Associates

James D. Kassolis, D.D.S.
Kathryn Mutzig, D.M.D.
Keyla Torres, D.M.D.
Thomas E. Daley, D.D.S.

521 E. Joppa Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21286
410-321-9477
www.towsonperio.com
www.towsondentalimplantcenter.com

The doctors at Towson Periodontal Associates are committed to achieving the best possible oral health and gorgeous smiles for our patients. “Our focus,” says Dr. James Kassolis,“ is to prevent and correct the harmful effects of periodontal [gum] disease and replace missing teeth utilizing dental implant therapy.” With over 100 combined years of experience and numerous years of expert training, our doctors—Dr. James Kassolis, Dr. Kathryn Mutzig, Dr. Keyla Torres, and Dr. Thomas Daley—provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment available.

Our treatment philosophy is centered around satisfying the desires and needs of our patients, both functionally and cosmetically. When you walk into our facility, you’ll be greeted with a smile, the smell of fresh coffee, and the confidence that you will receive the best care available. The staff is there to ensure that a visit to Towson Periodontal Associates meets and exceeds your expectations. To check out our new smart phone app and get more information about our practice, scan the QR code or visit our website.

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