Dr. Meredith Esposito
Oct 17, 2014 02:54PM
● By Cate Reynolds
Chesapeake Dental Arts
Dr. Meredith Esposito believes people ought to look forward to going to the dentist. Sound impossible? Just ask her patients. “Of the multitude of dental offices I have visited, Dr. Esposito and her staff are by far the best. Each and every staff member is friendly, welcoming, and keeps the patient informed in each step of the process, without being scripted or artificial. Truly a painless dental experience!” wrote one patient. With just one doctor and a small staff, the practice strives for a personalized, intimate environment where the patient reigns supreme.
Of course, none of that would be possible without the genuine warmth and competence of Dr. Esposito. Dr. Esposito graduated from Temple Dental School in 2001 and completed a General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Originally hailing from New Jersey, she moved to Annapolis in 2002 when her husband became a civilian professor at USNA. As a mother of a five and eight-year old, 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 Dr. Esposito. “Often the most rewarding part of the day is easing the fears of a three-year-old at their first visit.”
Patients can be intimidated by the term cosmetic dentistry. What some people may not 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 it’s possible to make an implant or veneer that is indistinguishable from the teeth around it. Very commonly, it’s discovered that adolescents are congenitally missing a front tooth. With good planning and orthodontics, a replacement can be made to look as good as the real thing. Dr. Esposito has completed several hundred hours of advanced education on cosmetic dentistry, implants, and TMJ at such places as the Dawson Institute for Advanced Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a member of the Advanced Implant Study club—a group of 25 dentists and lab technicians that are committed to excellence in implant dentistry. They meet twice yearly, in VA and OH, to confer on difficult cases. “As a solo practioner it’s important to get out of the office and discuss difficult cases with colleagues. Often, there are many different approaches to solving your dental problems. Keeping up with the latest advances is an important part of providing top-notch care.”
Whether you have complex dental needs or just simply require preventative care, you can find a home at Chesapeake Dental Arts. Please visit our website, www.ChesDentalArts.com, to learn more about our office and to read our glowing patient reviews.
1509 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD
410-757-6200 | www.chesdentalarts.com
Q. Why doesn’t my dental insurance cover this?
A. Your dental coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends. It is based on how much your employer pays into the plan. Employers generally choose to cover some, but not all, of an employee’s dental costs. Keep in mind that preventative care is much cheaper than emergency care in the long run. Although you may be tempted to decide on your dental care based on what the insurance will pay, always remember your health is the most important thing.
Meredith Esposito, Chesapeake Dental Arts
Q. If I have cosmetic dental work, will I still look “natural”?
A. With today’s technical advances, any type of dental work should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Your crowns should look like natural teeth and not artificial. Repairing tooth damage from a fall or accident should be aesthetically flawless. The same can be said for the results of whitening your teeth. Professional whitening is safe, fast, and an effective way to lighten and brighten your smile. Professional quality whitening gel is stronger than drug store brands and, when used with a custom-made bleaching tray, much more successful.
Meredith Esposito, Chesapeake Dental Arts