Dental Profiles

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.


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

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.


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

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.”.


Cosmetic, Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry

1104 Kenilworth Drive
Suite 104
Towson, MD 21204

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.

Advanced Dental Care of Towson

Mehdi zamani, d.d.s.

120 Sister Pierre Dr.
Suite 503
Towson, MD 21204

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. Zamani, Dean Faculty at 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 18 years.

Barron Orthodontics

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

9475 Deereco Rd.
Ste. 204
Timonium, MD 21093

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 6 consecutive years.


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

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.

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

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.

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.

Dentistry for Infants, Children, Young Adults & Those with special needs

2324 W. Joppa Road
Ste. 430
Lutherville, MD 21093

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 had been their dentist when they were growing up.”

Steven W. Haywood, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I.

108 W. Timonium Rd., Ste. 200
Timonium, MD 21093

Since opening his first dental office in Baltimore in 1992, Dr. Steven Haywood has been a leader in the field, offering full-service cosmetic dentistry along with implant surgery and reconstruction, all in one comfortable spa-like setting.

Dr. Haywood’s team of five takes pride in helping to restore self-esteem and confidence in its patients. The practice makes sure that every case—from the most complex to the most simple—creates a “lifetime potential” for longevity, beauty, and comfort.

Dr. Haywood is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Detroit Dental School (magna cum laude), and the United States Air Force Advanced GDR program. He holds fellowships in implantology and general dentistry and is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and is an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore County Dental Society.

Named as one of America’s Top Dentists, Dr. Haywood was also awarded the prestigious “Partners in Peace” award by AACD and was recently honored as one of Baltimore’s Health Care Heroes by the Maryland Daily Record. A proud Gulf War veteran, Dr. Haywood has been recognized for his work with survivors of domestic violence and with underserved children. As an “Elite Provider” of Invisalign clear braces, Dr. Haywood combines high-level orthodontics with exceptional cosmetic dental care. We look forward to meeting you and creating the beautiful and healthy smile you have always dreamed of.

Brummer Orthodontics

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

8320 Bellona Ave., Ste. 10B
Towson, MD 21204

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.

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

Arundel Mills: 7556 Teague Road, Suite 110
Hanover, MD 21076

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!

Maryland Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Michael Schwartz, D.D.S.
Julius Hyatt, D.D.S.
Leonard Spector, D.D.S.
Arul Selvaraj, D.M.D., D.D.S.

110 Warren Rd., Ste. 330
Cockeysville, MD 21030

10 Crossroads Ste. 200
Owings Mills, MD 21117

615 West McPhail Rd Ste. 205
Bel Air, MD 21014

As principals of the Maryland Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, Dr. Julius Hyatt and Dr. Michael Schwartz believe that patient satisfaction is the key to success. The team of surgeons, surgical assistants, and support staff at Maryland Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants consistently delivers highly skilled and compassionate care to their patients. Oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures include removal of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth and support and improve retention of dentures. The state-of-the-art facilities in Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, and Belair are equipped with the latest technology for patient safety and comfort.

Drs. Hyatt and Schwartz, who have been in practice together for 25 years, are joined by Drs. Leonard Spector and Arul Selvaraj. As leaders in the dental profession, they are active in professional organizations, including serving in leadership positions in organized dentistry.

A major component of the doctors’ commitment to patient satisfaction is continuing education to keep ahead of all developments in their field. They regularly attend major conferences and sponsor presentations by national experts in the field for the local dental community. In addition, they provide local and national educational opportunities to pre-doctoral and postdoctoral dentists.

“Each patient has unique needs and we help them achieve their goals,” says Dr. Hyatt. “We work closely with many of the finest dentists in the area as a team to develop personalized treatment plans that provide optimal functional and aesthetic results—and patient satisfaction.”


9475 Deereco Road, Suite 402
Timonium, MD 21093

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, Peru and Haiti.


Joanne Block Rief, D.D.S.

10 Crossroads Drive, Ste. 203
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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.

Along with the growth of the facility, the practice has been joined by Dr. David Stern. Dr. Stern graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2013 and continued his training at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at University of Maryland in 2014.

Both doctors are well versed in the most up-to-date technology in the field of dentistry. The doctors and staff provide a gentle and caring atmosphere for their patients and continually receive enthusiastic and positive reviews from 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!

Maryland Prosthodontic Associates

Ghassan G. Sinada, D.D.S.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Physician Pavilion West
Ste. 601
Baltimore, MD 21204

At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, each patient’s comfort is a priority. The mission of the practice is to provide high-quality oral care, and this is accomplished through attention and communication, so patients are comfortable with their treatment plans. Patients also appreciate the gentle treatments they receive, whether it involves implants, cosmetic and reconstructive prosthodontics, or cleaning and preventive care. The office itself, with its state- of-the-art equipment and peaceful, light-filled waiting areas, is designed to ensure that every patient who walks through the door has a pleasant and stress-free experience.

Dr. Ghassan G. Sinada is a graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at University of Maryland and completed a general practice residency at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, holds a certificate in Combined Prosthodontics, and completed a fellowship in Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is the former program director for the General Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Sinada is the Maxillofacial Prosthodontist for the Milton Dance Cancer Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Dr. Sinada and his staff at Maryland Prosthodontic are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural health of every patient’s smile, and they do this with a commitment to excellence.

Dentistry for Kids

Shari C. Kohn, D.d.s.*
Melena Evancho, D.D.S.*
Elizabeth Prada, D.M.D., M.P.H.*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

100 Sparks Valley Road, Suite C
Hunt Valley, MD 21152

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 23 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 and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. They are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and licensed in conscious sedation techniques in the state of Maryland. 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.

John M. Emmett, D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

7401 Osler Drive, Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204

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 the 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.

McInnes Palmer Orthodontics

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

8322 Bellona Ave., Ste. 310
Towson, MD 21204

16918 York Rd., Ste. 200
Hereford, MD 21111

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.

Evans and Vendelis, D.D.S., P.A.

Anastasia Vendelis, D.D.S.
Andrew Vendelis, D.D.S.
William Evans, D.D.S.

9727 Greenside Dr.
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Drs. Vendelis, Evans, and Vendelis believe foremost in establishing relationships with their patients in order to individualize care. Making sure that patients understand treatment options and feel comfortable discussing procedures is a top priority in our treatment philosophy. We believe that patients should be educated about their dental health and how it relates to overall well-being.

As a leading full-service practice in Cockeysville, we can provide for all of your dental needs. Drs. Vendelis, Evans and Vendelis specialize in same-day crowns, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, digital radiography, family and general dentistry. All services are provided in a comfortable atmosphere ensuring each patient leaves with a winning smile.

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

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.

Ian E. Shuman, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

The Horizons
8028 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 306
Pasadena, MD 21122

Known internationally by dentists who attend his professional lectures and read his industry publications, Dr. Shuman is as skilled at putting his audience of dentists at ease as he is at making his patients feel relaxed. That focus on patient comfort takes many forms, including techniques he has pioneered in minimally invasive dentistry. Offering preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care, Dr. Shuman provides the latest in dental technology, including digital X-rays, laser cavity detection, air-abrasion procedures, invisible braces, and porcelain veneers to transform gapped or chipped teeth, and permanent dental implants to replace lost teeth.

Dr. Shuman, who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University and completed a one-year general practice residency at Peninsula General Hospital in New York, not only educates other dentists but advances his own knowledge of dentistry with over 200 continuing education hours annually. A Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, he has completed over 5,000 hours of rigorous study and has been named a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy by his peers. Since 2005, he has been voted one of The Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Dental Education in North America by Dentistry Today. In 2011, Dr. Shuman was awarded an Associate Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a clinical editor for Dentistry Today and

In private practice since 1992, Dr. Shuman says, “My greatest joys in life are my wife, Stacey, and our six children.” When he is not in the office, Dr. Shuman can be found spending time with his family, creating art, and fly fishing.

Greenspring Pediatric Dentistry

Neel S. Satpute, D.D.S.

2700 Quarry Lake Dr., Ste. 190
Baltimore, MD 21209

Because children are different from adults, Dr. Neel Satpute—known as Dr. Neel to his patients—takes a unique approach to working with his young patients. His goal is to ensure that every trip to the dentist is a great experience.

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Dr. Neel trained in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Neel strives to provide the highest quality of pediatric dental care in an enjoyable environment, while instilling the value of oral health.

Harbor East Dental

Marina Burdusi, D.D.S.

1001 Fleet St., Ste. R
Baltimore, MD 21201

Harbor East Dental has a “Patient Bill of Rights” that details the courtesy and expertise the practice has become known for. Every patient is greeted with a friendly smile and seen within 10 minutes of the appointment time. Perhaps even more importantly, the list also ensures that patients are an active part of the decision-making process regarding their own health, that all clinical questions are answered clearly, and that patients do not feel rushed when in the clinic’s care. These principles are the cornerstones of Dr. Marina Burdusi’s practice.

Dr. Burdusi is a graduate and former faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She provides comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on total health and cosmetic dentistry. She is an Invisalign provider and there are specialists in the practice who provide implants and oral surgery. Her goal is to help you create a plan for dental health for the rest of your life.


Edward L. Ginsberg, D.D.S., RachAel Simon, D.D.S., Deven Shroff, D.M.D., Choti JAHNIGEN, D.D.S., Nathinee Jaiarj, D.D.S., Rebecca Turner, D.d.S.

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

1134 N. Rolling Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

10045 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

5961 Exchange Dr.
Eldersburg, MD 21784

The engaging staff of dentists and healthcare professionals at smiles4children creates an environment that encourages children to look forward to each dental appointment. Dr. Edward Ginsberg, who founded the practice in 1984, along with doctors Simon, Shroff, Jahnigen, Jaiarj, and Turner, believe that establishing good oral-health habits at a young age leads to better overall health for a lifetime. The doctors recommend an initial visit before a child’s first birthday.

“Infant oral health is the key to long-term dental care,” says Dr. Ginsberg. “We consult with parents about preventive strategies, assess risk for decay, and provide recommendations for meeting each child’s specific oral health needs.”

The offices in Catonsville and Ellicott City feature video arcades, streaming movies, and play areas for children of all ages. The new Eldersburg practice features a movie theater and iPad games for children. The dentists’ expertise, care, and state-of-the-art approach to pediatric dentistry ensures that parents are satisfied. “Going to the dentist should be a happy experience,” says Dr. Ginsberg. “Our patients don’t want to leave.”

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.

Honeygo Village Dentistry

Stephen R. Feit D.D.S. & Associates, P.A.

5009 Honeygo Center Dr., Ste. 106
Perry Hall, MD 21128
Honeygo Village Dentistry
Dental Implants Baltimore

Dr. Stephen Feit, a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland, with the help of his top-notch staff, has built Honeygo Village Dentistry into a high-quality, multi-specialty office, providing general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, with an on-staff oral surgeon and prosthodontist. The state-of-the art facility, which contains digital radiography, soft-tissue laser, panoramic/3D cone beam X-rays and the E4D unit and scanner for same-day crowns is as comfortable as home, with an inviting, yet highly professional atmosphere. Honeygo Village Dentistry is here to serve your entire family’s dental needs.

Innovative Implants and Periodontics

Peter E. Joseph, D.M.D.
Bruce Mandel, D.D.S.
Mark Keiser, D.D.S.

66 Painters Mill Rd. Ste. 100
Owings Mills, MD 21117

8114 Sandpiper Cir. Ste. 200
Baltimore, MD 21236

Drs. Bruce Mandel, Mark Keiser, and Peter Joseph, 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 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.

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
Towson, MD 21286

The doctors at Towson Periodontal Associates are committed to achieving the best possible oral health and gorgeous smiles for their 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. We now know that many infections in the mouth are directly related to heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic diseases.”

With over 100 years of combined experience and intensive expert training, the doctors in the practice—Dr. James Kassolis, Dr. Kathryn Mutzig, Dr. Keyla Torres, and Dr. Thomas Daley—provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment available. On-site CT scanning services means the team can efficiently and seamlessly develop treatment plans for its patients.

Towson Periodontal Associates’s treatment philosophy is centered around satisfying the functional and cosmetic desires of its patients. When patients walk in to the facility, they are greeted with a smile, the smell of fresh coffee, and the confidence that they—and their family members—will receive the best care available. The staff ensures that a visit to Towson Periodontal Associates exceeds all expectations. To check out the new smartphone app and get more information about the practice, scan the QR code or visit the website,

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

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

6210 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21215

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.

The Smile Design Center

Myron Kellner, D.D.S.

2324 W. Joppa Road
Suite 110
Lutherville, MD 21093

“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.

Edward S. Lazer, D.D.S.
Roham Rafat, D.D.S., M.S.

5 Park Center Court, Suite 302
Owings Mills, MD 21117

The science of dental care meets the artistic eye at the office of Edward S. Lazer, where every smile is custom-crafted. A graduate of Georgetown Dental School, Dr. Lazer completed his residency at North Chicago VA Hospital and has been mentored by some of the world’s leading cosmetic dentists, including Dr. William Dickerson, founder of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Dentistry. Dr. Rafat studied at the University of Maryland Dental School. His specialty training in periodontal treatment and implant prosthetics sets him apart as one of the most highly trained dental specialists.

Together their experience and education has founded a practice that focuses on complex cases and smile transformations. Drs. Lazer and Rafat can help you with any of your dental needs. Whether you are simply looking to maintain dental health or are in need of more advanced treatment such as correcting crooked, stained or chipped teeth or replacing missing teeth, our office can help you achieve your goals. Using a teamwork approach and the most advanced dental technologies and materials, we have helped patients achieve these goals. 

Having a beautiful smile is about much more than just your appearance. A great looking smile boosts self-esteem and can give you confidence.

Mendelson Family Dentistry, PA

Herbert M. Mendelson, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., D.I.C.O.I.

11300 Reisterstown Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Dr. Herbert Mendelson, a Baltimore native and leader in the field of implant dentistry, has made advances in the treatment of migraine headaches, TMJ disorders, and myofacial pain.

A faculty member of the New York University College of Dentistry, diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and associate fellow in the World Clinical Laser Institute, Dr. Mendelson stays at the forefront of dental technology and treatment modalities.

After recognizing how debilitating head and neck pain can be and the toll that it takes on the quality of life of its sufferers and their loved ones, Dr. Mendelson has made it his goal to return these patients to a normal and healthy lifestyle.

By incorporating the administration of botulinum toxin (Botox®) into the treatment of migraine headaches, TMJ disorders, and myofacial pain, Dr. Mendelson has improved his patients’ overall health, appearance, and well-being.

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

For 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, 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 Ft. Lewis, Washington. When they are not practicing dentistry, the couple keeps busy with their twin seven-year-old girls.

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

9604 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236

Dr. Caroline Owens recently acquired the 50-year-old practice in Perry Hall where she has been associated for the last eight 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 and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Owens is a Preferred Invisalign Provider.

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.

Paul Jay Shires, D.D.S.

40 York Road
Towson, MD 21204

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.

Spannhake Orthodontics

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

7801 York Road, Suite 315
Towson, MD 21204

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.

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toomey dentistry

Christopher Toomey, D.D.S.

658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204

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

“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 K. Richardson, D.D.S., P.A.

515 E. Joppa Road, Ste. 106
Towson, MD 21286

2300 Bel Air Road
Fallston, MD 21047

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.

600 Wyndhurst Avenue, Suite 270
Baltimore, MD 21210

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 provides 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. Matthew Wallengren to learn more and to discover for yourself the true meaning of quality, compassionate care in a safe and sincere environment.

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

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.

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