Chesapeake Dental Arts
Feb 02, 2011 07:23PM ● Published by Anonymous
Dr. Esposito moved to Annapolis in 2002, when her husband started teaching at the Naval Academy, and fell in love with the area. As a mother of two, a busy professional, and a patient herself, she had a vision of what the ideal dental practice should be. At her Arnold office, she blends her past experiences to deliver her own brand of family dentistry, with a personal touch. “The best part of being a dentist is the relationships you build with your patients over the years. You watch their kids grow up,” says Esposito, who has a one-and-a-half year-old daughter of her own, as well as a four-year-old son. “Often, the most rewarding part of the day is easing the fears of a three year old at their first visit.”
She has completed several hundred hours of advanced education on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues through such places as the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Her yearlong residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, allowed her to work with some of the top implantologists in the country. Dr. Esposito graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2001.
“I have learned over the years, that a lot of people are intimidated by the term cosmetic dentistry because they associate it with the kind of Extreme Makeovers they’ve seen on television,” says Esposito. “What they don’t realize is that all good dental work should be cosmetically appealing. In some cases that is as simple as making crowns and fillings look just like your natural teeth. Other times, people have broken or discolored teeth from an accident, and we’re able to make an implant or veneer that is indistinguishable from the teeth around it.”
Patients can often achieve a beautiful smile by doing something as simple as Invisalign clear braces. Dr. Esposito believes in the product so much she used it herself. “I never had braces as a kid, and as an adult I was self-conscious about my smile. The clear plastic braces are nearly invisible and no one knew I was wearing them. They are also removable, making eating and flossing a snap.” Some patients require more traditional braces in combination with veneers or crowns to achieve the look and long-term durability they desire. “We have some terrific specialists in the area with which we can coordinate your care to achieve beautiful, lasting smiles. Through a team approach, we can handle your most advanced orthodontic or implant needs.”
Meredith Esposito, DMD 1509 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012 Inside the Maryland Primary Care Building 410-757-6200 www.ChesDentalArts.com