Before opening a private oral surgery practice, Doctor Gene Kohler traveled the world as a U.S. Navy officer, fought in Vietnam, helped evacuate Cambodia and Saigon after the war, and skippered a PT boat with the elite Naval Special Warfare Grpup One. After Dental School at the University of Pittsburgh from 1978 to 1982, he practiced general dentistry in the Navy for 10 years. He recalls helping people from all walks of life, sometimes in remote locations untouched by tourists. During community action missions, he and his team educated local doctors about instrument sterilization and performed dentistry on children in a Thailand jungle. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, he found himself serving with the Marine Corps version of a MASH unit, performing triage, anesthesia and trauma procedures on wounded U.S. and Allied soldiers fighting up the Kuwaiti coast. It was here, in the desert dust and heat, that he decided to specialize in surgery. “Frankly, it was exciting. The satisfaction of helping to save lives on both sides convinced me that my training and skills were best suited for a surgical specialty.”
Dr. Mary C. Trahar, mother of three, and a 1987 graduate of St.Mary’s High School, continues to meet the orthodontic needs of both children and adults in her West Annapolis office with compassion and enthusiasm. Dr. Trahar has many professional accolades; a former Captain in the USAF dental corps, she is also a UCLA-trained dual specialist in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with published research in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and maintains active study and membership in The Dawson Academy for advanced occlusion and the Piper Education and Research Center. Dr. Trahar takes great pride in her association with and membership in the Eco Dentistry Association—Stewards of good health and a healthy planet. Dr. Trahar shares with Eco Dentistry a common vision for clean green dentistry.
Having recently returned from their annual Longboat Key trip proves the team at About Smiles Dentistry is far from ordinary. Whether it’s practical jokes around the office, dressing up as princesses for their pediatric patients, or sponsoring community events, Dr. Calton and her staff provide a unique and memorable dental experience.
What’s Up? Annapolis Top Dentists Peer Review again recognizes Annapolis Periodontics for its specialization in the field of Periodontics. Drs. Deborah Odell, Angela Miele and Cary Bly are highly trained dentists who chose to pursue a specialization in Periodontics with additional years of training and residency. Their success shows they don’t settle for less.
Dr. Paul Kinsey’s practice centers on the family, providing the highest quality care for adults as well as children. The office is located in a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Severna Park, which provides comprehensive care ranging from basic preventative treatment to surgical and cosmetic reconstruction. Some of the technology and procedures offered include computer-fabricated single-visit crowns and tooth-colored fillings, digital X-rays and one-hour teeth whitening. Dr. Kinsey also treats sleep apnea, snoring, nighttime teeth grinding/bruxism, and TMJ pain/dysfunction. Continuing education ensures that Dr. Kinsey and his staff stay current in the latest techniques and technology.
There is no doubt about the power of an enchanting smile and there is no better substitute for replacing missing teeth than with dental implants! It is, therefore, no surprise that Dr. Cliff Walzer, Dr. Neil Sullivan, and Dr. Borek Hlousek have focused their practice on creating beautiful smiles and restoring healthy function to the teeth and jaws. By embracing the team approach to patient care, the doctors combine their diagnostic and surgical skills with the talents of restorative dentists to provide the optimum care that patients deserve. Of all the procedures they perform, the doctors have taken a special interest in the replacement of teeth with dental implants. With recent technological advances, Drs. Walzer, Sullivan and Hlousek obtain three-dimensional images of a patient’s jaw structure and virtually plan the positioning of dental implants on computers.
You have to be 21 and under to be a patient at the Arnold-based pediatric dental practice of Drs. C. Jay Tull III, Gregg Behling and Michelle Decere. The practice’s entire focus is on children and teens in an environment that is fun, educational and stress-free—for youngsters and their parents.
At Annapolis Dental Associates Dr. Michael Berger and Dr. Jody Waddell know that you can change a person’s life by changing their smile. That ability is what gives them the greatest pleasure in their work.
Saving teeth and relieving some of the most intense pain a person can have—that’s what the doctors of Annapolis Endodontics do every day. With a track record of more than 25 years of specialized care, these doctors have changed the reputation of what a root canal can be.
With 41 years of experience, MARYLAND ORAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES (MOSA) remains committed to superior patient care. The nine doctor practice has locations in College Park, Laurel, Silver Spring, Rockville and Crofton. It is an expert and dedicated group, with vast and varied surgical training from the top medical centers in the country. The surgeons use their collective experiences to assure the best treatment and care for their patients. The MOSA surgeons have been selected TOP DENTISTS by Washingtonian magazine three times over the past eight years and are on the teaching staff at both the Washington Hospital Center and the University of Maryland Dental School. Additionally, the MOSA doctors have been the official team Oral Surgeons for the University of Maryland Athletic teams since 1988.