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Dr. April Calton

Oct 17, 2014 04:24PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Dr. April Calton
About Smiles Dentistry
Having an upcoming trip planned to Las Vegas for a continuing education course proves that Dr. Calton and her team at About Smiles Dentistry are far from ordinary. Whether its practical jokes around the office, dressing up in grass skirts for their pediatric patients, or sponsoring community events, Dr. Calton and her staff provide a unique and memorable dental experience.

Dr. April Calton offers her patients a comfortable, relaxing, and state-of-the-art atmosphere with updated technology. By creating an environment similar to home, Dr. Calton’s custom-designed practice is tailored to both people with deep-seated anxiety and those relaxed in the dental chair, along with catering to those who need before or after work and weekend appointments. About Smiles Dentistry offers extensive hours including Saturdays to meet patients’ needs.

Upon entering About Smiles Dentistry, patients are welcomed by her caring staff and offered coffee or water and snacks, as well as massaging chairs and cable television in the operatory. Patients feel at home when they have an appointment with Dr. April Calton. Dr. Calton opened her second practice in Odenton, MD in January of 2013 and in July 2014 she added an associate dentist, Dr. Babak Dastani, to the team. Dr. Dastani is excited to be a part of About Smiles Dentistry and Odenton Station Dental. He is committed to providing each patient with excellent care and treatment.

Dr. Calton attended the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry and completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Kingsbrook Medical Center in Brooklyn. She has been practicing clinical dentistry for more than 10 years and proudly takes seven to eight times more continuing education courses than the annual mandate by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Align Technology has designated Dr. Calton as a “preferred provider” for Invisalign, recognizing her advanced level of clinical training and experience. In addition to Dr. Calton’s expertise in restorative, cosmetic, and neuromuscular, implant and orthodontic dentistry, Dr. April Calton has the unique distinction of offering sedation dentistry for those with deep-seated anxiety.

For six consecutive years, Dr. Calton has been voted among the top general and cosmetic dentists by her peers in What’s Up? Annapolis magazine. With passion for her profession and patient comfort her top priority, April Calton has been named a “Top Dentist” by the renowned Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Calton holds memberships in the American Dental Association, Maryland Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is committed to putting her patients first by keeping abreast of the rapidly changing dental profession. In addition to her dedication to patients, Dr. Calton maintains a highly skilled, professional staff who engages in countless hours of annual continuing education. Dr. Calton and her team at About Smiles Dentistry pride themselves on their clinical expertise, patient satisfaction, and genuine commitment to patient care.

Dr. April Calton
About Smiles Dentistry
507 South Cherry Grove Avenue Suite A
Annapolis, MD


Q. What is Sedation Dentistry and am I a good candidate?

A. Sedation Dentistry is a safe, comfortable, and relaxing method of accomplishing dental treatment. Conscious sedation is achieved through small pills, eliminating the need for an IV. It is simple and painless; the patient is conscious throughout the appointment; however, little, if any, of the visit will be remembered. Patients who are fearful, have a strong gag reflex, require complex dental treatment, or have difficulty getting numb are excellent candidates for Sedation Dentistry!

Dr. April Calton, About Smiles Dentistry