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Dr. Collins and Associates Pediatric Dentistry

Feb 03, 2011 12:18AM ● Published by Anonymous

Dr. Collins earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and Master of Dental Science (M.D.S.) in Pediatric Dentistry (1984) from the University of Pittsburgh, after completing an intensive three-year specialty program. Dr. Collins is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also been on the Medical Staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center since 1990, where she treats medically compromised and challenging dental cases.

Philosophy of an ‘Award-Winning’ Practice

For over 20 years, the team of pediatric dental specialists and staff members at Dr. Collins and Associates Pediatric Dentistry strive to improve the overall health of their young patients. The accomplished group of dental professionals shares a true love for the well-being of their patients, empathy for the parents, strong communication skills, and an overall objective that focuses on children’s long-term dental health. Their positive attitudes and caring demeanor are paramount in conveying a welcoming environment for patients and parents.

Priority for Patient Care

Patients at Dr. Collins practice are treated as if they were one of the team’s own children. One of Dr. Collins’ favorite things about her job—and a testament to her work—is seeing her young patients grow up to only return to her office with their own children. “At my office, we’ve created a playful environment that allows children to watch movies during the visit, and awards them with prizes at the end of each visit,” says Dr. Collins. The dental specialists and staff members focus on achieving what they refer to as the two ‘H’s’—healthy and happy children—which begins by bringing children in for infant and toddler screenings as soon as the child’s first front teeth emerge. A healthy baby dentition is the basis for a healthy and everlasting permanent dentition.

The Future Looks Bright

As 2011 approaches, as well as the practice’s 21st anniversary, Dr. Collins’ office will be moving to a lovely new location by December 31, 2011, that includes:

  • Brand new building with spacious, state-of-the-art facility
  • More comfortable amenities for you and your family
  • More parking and better access to and from roadways
  • Convenient location just two blocks from our current location
  • Same phone number 410-224-0018

Families with end-of-the-year appointments will be contacted to be sure it is communicated exactly where to go regarding the new address.

Learn More about Dr. Vernon

Dr. Collins practice boasts not just one ‘Top Dentist’ winner, but two—her associate Dr. Maya Vernon won the award in 2008 and 2010 as voted by her peers and awarded by What’s Up? Annapolis magazine. Dr. Vernon was also voted by parents as “Favorite Doc” 2010 in Chesapeake Family magazine. Dr. Vernon earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Maryland, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and continued her training at the University of Maryland, specializing in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vernon joined Dr. Collins practice in 2004. Dr. Vernon is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds active privileges at the Anne Arundel Medical Center as well.

Learn More about Dr. Collins and Associates

Since 1990, Dr. Collins has been practicing top-notch pediatric dentistry at her Annapolis practice. She is fortunate to have associates Maya Vernon, D.D.S., Erik Scheifele, D.M.D., and Josephina Lac, D.D.S., on her team. Dr. Collins and her associates share a passion for pediatric dentistry and the lifelong goal to make a difference in the lives of children. Dr. Collins and Associates Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve the Annapolis community and looks forward to opening its brand new office to returning, new and potential patients. For more information about patient education or to read about the educational backgrounds and extracurricular activities of the talented team that comprise Dr. Collins and Associates Pediatric Dentistry, please visit:



Dr. Collins and Associates Pediatric Dentistry
2114 Generals Highway, Annapolis

New address: 129 Lubrano Drive, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401
Off of Rt. 450 (Defense Highway, same street as Italian Market Restaurant)





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