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By PearlFection Dentistry
October 10, 2017
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Dr Steven Tigani joined PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland in 2016.  To prepare for the addition of Dr Tigani, the decision was made to invest in the most modern orthodontic equipment on the market, including a digital panoramic x-ray system and celphalometic x-ray system, life support equipment, sedationdentistry equipment, upgraded hand pieces, and digital x-rays, as well as expand our capabilities by offering both Invisalign and Tigani Clear Braces.  The practice purchased the advanced equipment, to ensure we had the best equipment on the market and the best doctors to operate it, so we can provide the best and safest dental care in the State of Maryland.  These new pieces of equipment and technology allow the doctors and their assistants to perform advanced dentistry, including surgery and orthodontic treatment with the most modern dental equipment and therefore give the patient the greatest prognosis of a good clinical outcome.  With general dentist, orthodontists, oral surgeons and endodontists on staff, PearlFection has the ability to treat almost all dental conditions in-house without having to send difficult or emergency cases out.

Dr Tigani was promoted to lead orthodontist with a team of 6 orthodontic assistants and staff reporting to him at two different offices, one office in Urbana Maryland and the Second in Frederick Maryland.  The expanded operation allows Dr Tigani to serve patients in his existing offices of Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, making Dr Tigani one of the most geographically diversified orthodontists in the region.  His low cost, high quality approach to orthodontics has made him and his practices extremely successful over his 30 plus year career.  Dr Tigani was also the head of the Washington, DC American Dental Society, an extremely prestigious title.

We asked Dr EJ Stringer why the decision was made to expand Dr Tigani’ s operations inside PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana.  She said “The decision to bring on Dr Tigani was driven by our patients’ request to have more procedures done at the practice, especially orthodontics for both adults and children.  In the past, we sent out most of our child orthodontic work, as well as adult orthodontic work, we also didn’t have a great alterative to Invisalign, which can be pricey.  We sent this work out to orthodontists not affiliated with our practice and across town, and sometimes didn’t get the results we wanted.   Our patients never really liked having to do that and they just felt more comfortable staying at our practice on Thomas Johnson Drive and in Urbana on Urbana Pike.  Now instead of going out to have these procedures done, we’ll have them all performed in house.  By bringing on Dr Tigani, we are able to have a specialist in the practice who is truly one of the best orthodontists in the state and region.  Our practice and our patients are very lucky to have him.  We asked the General Manager of PearlFection Dentistry, Stewart Stringer, why he thinks Dr Tigani is such a good fit for PearlFection in Frederick Maryland and Urbana, Stewart said “Dr Tigani is a rare breed.  He greets each of his patients personally in the waiting room and shakes the kid’s hands and geniality makes people feel special.  He is the most competent orthodontist I have ever met, and he’s a genuinely nice guy.  The kind of guy you can sit down and talk to or have a beer with.  That is what PearlFection is all about.  We strive to be the number one dental practice in the region with the best doctors and best team around.  With doctors like Dr Tigani, how can we not be?”


The doctors at PearlFection Dentistry can be reached at 301-663-5550 (Frederick office) or 301-831-8303 (Urbana Office) or visit the website at .  You can request an appointment on line.

PearlFection Dentistry has been practicing in Frederick and Urbana since 1977, making the practice one of the oldest and most respected practices in the region.  Patients consistently rank PearlFection Dental practice as one of the best dental practices in the region and 98% of patients say they would refer a friend.  The practice also ranked as one of the top dental practices in the region by Angie’s list and Google, winning Angie’s List Super Service Award Yearly and being the number one reviewed dentist in the state of Maryland at the time of this press release.   Dr Stringer says, “We practice advanced and affordable dentistry and try to treat each patient like family.” 

The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Orthodontics, Clear Braces, including Invisalign, Fillings, Restorations, Dental Implants, Restoration, Invisalign Orthodontics, Root Canals (Endodontics), Dental Surgery, Bone Grafting, Pediatric Dentistry, Extractions, Checkups, Periodontics and preventative dental care, Dentures and Partial Dentures.

One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family is maintaining good oral health.  The American Dental Association recommends you see a dentist twice a year.  Please call us to set up an appointment or check us out on our website at:               (Frederick Maryland) (Urbana, Maryland)

Dentist – Frederick, MD – (301) 663-5550
PearlFection Dentistry – Frederick Maryland

196 Thomas Johnson Dr. Suite 200
Frederick, MD 21702


Dentist – Urbana, MD – (301) 831-8303

PearlFection Dentistry – Urbana, Maryland

3280 Urbana Pike

Urbana, MD 21754

Author Resources:  PearlFection Dentistry with Drs. EJ Stringer, Jared Lawson, Amadeus Lopez, Melanie Smith, Pratik Patel (endodontist), Brian Chang (oral surgeon), and Dr Stephen Tigani (Orthodonitist) leading Frederick family dentists and specialty practice, maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. They provide services such as Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Invisalign, Braces, general orthodontic treatment, emergency dental care, Botox treatment, tooth extractions, bonding, teeth whitening, cleanings, veneers, fillings and dentures in Frederick, Maryland among other services.


September 08, 2017
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It’s that time of year! Getting the kids ready to go back to school can be a handful sometimes. It does make scheduling future appointments for them a little tricky but at our office we offer a variety of hours so the kids can get their annual checkups and cleanings on time. We do our best getting emergency appointments seen as soon as possible. We have a tooth extraction specialist who can give consults about wisdom teeth, and dental implants. The younger you are having wisdom teeth removed, the less complications. For anyone starting sports or is already playing, it may be best to think about getting a customized mouth guard to protect those teeth. We also have free consults for everyone who is interested in braces or invisalign. Let’s start the New Year fresh!

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301-663-5550 in Frederick
301-831-8303 in Urbana


By Pearlfection Dentistry
August 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   Braces  

Orthodontic treatment involves moving and repositioning the teeth so that you have a better bite and a more attractive smile. According to orthodonticsthe Wall Street Journal, the number of adult Americans seeking orthodontic treatment has increased 40 percent since the mid-1990s. You’re certainly not alone if you’ve been thinking about getting braces as an adult. Explore the different types of orthodontics available at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, that can work for your specific case.

Standard Metal Braces (Traditional)
If you ever saw one of your classmates in grade school wearing braces, it was probably standard metallic braces. These are made of silver metal brackets that are very visible when you smile. The brackets are used to hold metal wires that pull the teeth into their new position. Standard braces are usually recommended if an orthodontic issue is severe and the course of treatment may require two to three years.

Ceramic Braces
If you want a clearer alternative to metal brackets, ceramic braces may work for you. They are just like metal braces and work the same way, except they’re made of plastic ceramic material. Ask your Frederick dentist if ceramics are available at your initial orthodontics consultation.

Lingual Braces
One other option for people who have more advanced orthodontic problems is lingual braces. Many adult patients prefer them because the brackets hide behind the teeth instead of being attached to the front. They move and straighten the teeth the same as regular braces.

Invisible Braces (Invisalign)
If you have a relatively minor orthodontic issue, like a small gap or crowding, your dentist may recommend invisible braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, you will simply place a clear aligner tray over your teeth during the day. Adults often prefer invisible braces because they’re clear and can be taken off at will.

Deciding Which Method Is Best for You
Before you make a final decision about which orthodontic method to use, talk to your orthodontist and ask questions about each option. Call (301) 663-5550 today to set up an orthodontics consultation at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD. 

By Pearlfection Dentistry
August 01, 2017
Tags: Braces  

Find out if braces could be the best approach for getting the smile you want.Braces


You know that your smile leaves something to be desired but perhaps you just aren’t sure the best way to get the results you want. Most people, particularly adults, forget that they too can benefit from what orthodontic treatment can offer. Our wonderful team of Frederick and Urbana, MD general dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Amadeus Lopez, and Dr. Melanie Smith; as well as our oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontists, Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Steven Tigani are all here to help you.

There are many reasons why both children and adults may want to consider getting braces including:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Missing teeth
  • Protruding upper teeth
  • Chewing or speaking problems

Prevent Wear and Tear

Did you know that having a misaligned smile could actually put unnecessary pressure on certain teeth? Over time, the excessive pressure and force from your jaws can end up leading to worn down, chipped, cracked, fractured or broken teeth. By realigning the teeth or even the jaws through orthodontic treatment, our Frederick and Urbana, MD orthodontists could help eliminate this problem from happening to you.

Reduce Decay

Ever thought about how difficult it is to properly and thoroughly brush and floss between overlapping or crowded teeth? Those with misalignments such as these are often more at risk for developing decay or gum disease since it isn’t always easy to get into these tight, crowded spaces to thoroughly brush away food particles and plaque. By achieving a straighter smile it will be easier to brush and floss all surfaces more effectively.

Improve Your Confidence

When teeth are twisted, crooked or crowded, or if there are large spaces between teeth, then chances are pretty good that you don’t feel nearly as confident with your appearance as you should be. If this is the case, then getting braces can help. Of course, you don’t just have to get metal braces in order to achieve the results you want. For teens and adults, there are also clear aligners that can straighten your smile without the obvious metal braces.

Right now there has never been a better time to turn to Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD, for your orthodontic treatment. Most people worry about the expense that will go into their treatment, but now when you get braces with us you can get affordable orthodontics between $75 and $146 per month. This offer also includes the post-treatment retainer (to maintain that beautifully straight smile) and even teeth whitening. This is a limited time offer, so get started by calling us today!

By Pearlfection Dentistry
July 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
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How a Root Canal Can Help Your SmileRoot Canal


In the past, diseased or injured teeth often had to be removed. Today, they can be saved through root canal treatment. PearlFection Dentistry, with locations in Frederick and Urbana, MD, offers root canal therapy with a gentle touch. Our Frederick, MD, general dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Amadeus Lopez, and Dr. Melanie Smith; as well as our oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontists, Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Steven Tigani, provide top-of-the-line dental care to our patients. Read on to find out how a root canal can help your smile. 

It Will Relieve Your Pain

You may need a root canal if you have a severe toothache. The intensity of the pain can range from mild to extreme. The pain may get worse when you chew and apply pressure to the tooth. If you have a toothache, don't ignore it. Root canal treatment will eliminate the pain you are experiencing.

It Prevents Tooth Loss

Root canal treatment is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Tooth extraction is not a good alternative to root canal therapy. Saving your permanent tooth is always the best option. An extraction is less expensive than doing a root canal. However, the downside is the space created by the missing tooth.

It Restores Tooth Function

After root canal treatment, a dental crown usually needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function. A dental crown is a cap that replaces the exterior portion of a tooth to re-establish its original shape and function. A dental crown can restore your chewing ability, improve your speech, and enhance your enjoyment of life. 

It Has a High Success Rate

Endodontic techniques have improved significantly in the last decade. Root canal treatment has a very high success rate. Research shows that getting a root canal treatment provides a longer-lasting solution than having a diseased tooth pulled and replaced with a dental bridge, which can fail over time. If you take good care of your root-canal-treated tooth, it could last a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? Don't put off root canal treatment if you need it. Call Pearlfection Dentistry at 301-663-5550 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Frederick and Urbana, MD. We will provide all the relief you need, with relatively little expense and hassle. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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