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J Fredrick Heaton, DMD PA & Gregory S. Russell, DMD PA Endodontic Specialists

  Dr. J Fredrick Heaton, known to his friends and patients as “Rick”, has been practicing on the Eastern Shore for 28 years. He is a specialist in Endodontics; simply put, a dentist who saves teeth by performing root canal treatment and surgery related to the roots of teeth on adults and children. Endodontists also treat dental trauma in adults and children as well as diagnosing the source of oral pain. Endodontists must successfully complete a minimum of two years advance specialty training in a program accredited by the American Dental Association and American Association of Endodontists.

Advanced Pain Management

Do you suffer from back or neck pain? Dr. Paul W. Davies, M.D., a Johns Hopkins fellowship-trained pain specialist, founded Advanced Pain Management eight years ago. His principles were simple: gentle targeted pain treatment with proven results. In 2008, Dr. Damean Freas partnered with Dr. Davies in the journey to help thousands become pain-free. They assembled a team of clinicians from Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Virginia, and the United States Military to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach necessary to help each and every patient.

John E. Schneider, Jr., DDS, LLC

  Real beauty comes from within, but making sure that people get to know the real person inside starts with that all-important first impression. Feeling good about the exterior can give the confidence needed to greet the world with a smile. That’s where Dr. John Schneider comes into the picture. He and his experienced, professional staff are dedicated to creating great faces and incredible smiles through exceptional orthodontics.

Higginbottom Orthodontics

  At Higginbottom Orthodontics, located in Easton, MD, both Dr. Mark Higginbottom and Dr. Erik Higginbottom treat malocclusions of the teeth and malalignment of the facial jaw structures. Their training is comprehensive and intense, and allows them to bring an extensive array of knowledge and expertise to their patients.

Chester River Hospital Center

Dr. Paul R. Johnson was named What’s Up? Eastern Shore’s Top Doc in the field of Vascular Surgery; however, this is only one portion of his expertise. Having earned a double Board Certification in Thoracic Surgery (includes Cardio-Vascular Surgery) and General Surgery, Dr. Johnson loves practicing General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (chest and lung surgery) and Cardio-Vascular Surgery (open and endovascular surgery of the arteries and veins) in the community of Chestertown, and he is proud to be able to offer these patients a local surgical alternative to crossing the Bay Bridge.

Margie Quimby, DDS

  Dr. Margret Quimby, a practitioner of  family as well as cosmetic dentistry, is determined to get you over your fears of the dentist. She has a “friendly staff and a relaxed office environment” where “we truly listen to our patients. Every member of the staff is committed to making every patient’s experience pleasant, efficient, and hassle-free.” Those still a little on edge will no doubt be happy to hear that the office offers noise canceling headphones, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation to help calm anxious patients.

Island Dental Studio

  Technology has revolutionized the practice of dentistry within the past decade—it’s amazing how many changes have occurred, enabling Island Dental Studio to better serve its patients!

Billings & Murphy, DDS

Billings & Murphy, DDS has the reputation of being one of the most respected and professional practices on the Eastern Shore. Built with compassion and care, their office works hard to provide excellent dental care and strives to make every patient’s experience pleasant, efficient and comfortable. Dr. Scott Billings and Dr. Chris Murphy have provided state-of-the-art dentistry on Kent Island since 1981. Their office is equipped with the most modern technology available today, including digital X-rays, which use 60 percent less radiation than traditional machines. The practice even has an intra-oral camera that allows the patient to view their own teeth. This helps the patient understand the condition of their mouth and make the best choices for their treatment. In addition, the upscale, comfortable reception and treatment rooms will make you feel welcome and relaxed. Cosmetic improvement of your smile is a large part of the Billings & Murphy DDS practice. Both doctors have advanced training in cosmetic procedures including porcelain veneers and crowns, whitening and smile designs. “Everyone has their personal desires when they go to the dentist, whether it’s a better smile or just pain-free chewing. Meeting those needs in a cheerful, pleasant and comfortable way, while providing the most modern, up-to-date procedures and materials, is the way we practice dentistry,” says Dr. Billings. Dr. Murphy says, “I enjoy sharing a laugh with my patients while they are here for their visit. I think it is relaxing for them and it makes my job a lot more fun as well.” Dr. Murphy is married, has 2 children.  He is a licensed pilot and enjoys keeping fit. Dr. Billings is married, has 4 children and enjoys fitness, playing golf, and reading.       Billings & Murphy, DDS 22 Kent Towne Market Chester, MD 21619 410-643-5500  

Margaret C. McGrath, DMD, MPH, PC

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Margaret C. McGrath is dedicated to providing quality patient care regarding the oral health and unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Her caring demeanor and upbeat personality help create an enjoyable environment and positive experience for patients at her new practice, Kent Island Pediatric Dentistry, on the Eastern Shore.

Serino Orthodontics

With a unique blend of experience, technical expertise and a warm, compassionate approach, Dr. John W. Serino has emerged as one of the finest orthodontic specialists in the area. He has been voted a top orthodontist in both 2008 and 2010 by dental peers in What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine.



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