Frederick, MD Pediatric & Family Dentists

The Best Dentists & Staff in Frederick, Maryland

All our professionals at PearlFection Dentistry Frederick Maryland - Dr EJ Stringer DMD & Dr Joseph Mullen DDS's practice maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. 

PearlFection Dentistry - Frederick Maryland Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists and Staff

Meet Our Dentists, Oral Surgeons & Endodontists 


 

Dr. Lawson Frederick, MD Dentist

Dr. Jared Lawson

Dentist in Frederick, MD

PearlFection Dentistry

Dr. Jared Lawson graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WV and received his undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. During his time at WVU, Dr. Lawson participated in volunteer outreach programs providing dental care for underserved populations and traveled to Guatemala where he gave fluoride treatments to children in rural villages. He also won his class research competition and presented his project at the American Dental Association conference in San Antonio. Dr. Lawson previously practiced dentistry in Columbia, MD, but relocated to the Frederick area for its rich history, culture, scenery, and community.

Dr. Lawson is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. He is dedicated to continuing education and staying current on the newest developments in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lawson most enjoys his interactions with his patients, where he strives to form personal connections and make visits as comfortable as possible. Outside of the office, Dr. Lawson enjoys backpacking, motorcycling, collecting vinyl records, and playing guitar. He has two older sisters and seven nieces/nephews in his hometown of Teays Valley, WV.

Dentist in Frederick Maryland - Dr. EJ Stringer, DMD

Dr. EJ Stringer, DMD

Pediatric Dentist in Frederick, MD

Dr Stringer finished her undergraduate work at Penn State University, where she not only made dean’s lists each semester but also received numerous awards,  given to the top student of the class.  While attending Penn State she was invited to join the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta.  She received her D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) from the University Of Pittsburgh’s School Of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with an outstanding academic record.  She attended Pitt with an academic scholarship, awarded only to a highly select group of students, showing outstanding academic achievement.   Dr Stringer has focused training in sedation dentistry, oral surgery, and AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentists in Frederick MarylandDentistry).  She has participated in “Give Kids a Smile Day” since 2007. She is also a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and Frederick County Dental Society and HDA.  

On a personal note, she and her husband, Stewart, live in The Villages of Urbana, with Bopeboe and Veete, their golden retriever and Labrador retriever.  Dr. Stringer enjoys hiking, gardening, fishing, playing the piano, skiing, travelling and playing fetch with her dogs.

Dr. EJ’s is a sponsor of  The United Way, SPCA, UNICEF, Goodwill and NPR.

Dr. Pratik Patel, DDS FRCD (C)

Frederick, MD Endodontist

Endodontist in Frederick, Maryland - Dr. Pratik Patel

Dr. Pratik Patel, a native of Virginia, attended Bishop Ireton High School.  He graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.  Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  After working as a Gener al Dentist, Dr. Patel decided to pursue further training and specialize in Endodontics.  He received his Certificate in Endodontics from Columbia University in New York City 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .Dr Pratik Patel of PearlFection Dentistry on a Mission Trip  Dr. Patel Endodontist in Frederick, MD

Dr. Patel is a Specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada [FRCD(C)], and has Specialist Registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.  Dr. Patel has performed pro bono work abroad in third world countries, such as in India and Guatemala.  He enjoys traveling, sports, and outdoor activities.  His favorite teams to watch are the Nationals, Capitals, and Redskins!

Dr. Brian Chang Dentist in Frederick, MD

Dr. Brian Chang

Dentist in Frederick, MD

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Dr. Brian Chang is a native to the Washington Metropolitan area, growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He then earned his undergraduate degree at University of Virginia in Biology and Economics.

Dr. Chang earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania through the Health Professional Scholarship Program from the U.S. Army.  He decided to pursue additional training and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center.  He spent the following four years as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Fort Polk, Louisiana, treating our soldiers and other service members. 

Dr. Chang decided to come back to the Frederick, Maryland area with the surgical knowledge and expertise gained from his training in the army. 

He is active in variety of professional associations and has been published in professional journals. 

Dr. Chang is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral Surgeon in Frederick, Maryland at PearlFection

 

Dr. Tigani Dentist in Frederick, MD

Dr. Tigani

Dentist in Frederick, MD

Dr. Tigani is committed to providing his patients with the best possible orthodontic care in the Washington area. He has worked in orthodontics for over fifteen years and believes in treating each and every patient with the individual care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tigani is passionate about his profession and enjoys combining the art and science of orthodontics. He provides his patients with the latest technology and advances in orthodontics while maintaining a personal and caring relationship with every adult, teen or child. Dr. Tigani believes every patient should have a healthy, happy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Dr. Tigani received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University in 1988 where he majored in Psychology and minored in Biology. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School in 1992, after which, he worked with his father, brother, sister and brother-in-law as a general dentist while pursuing his orthodontic degree. Dr. Tigani then completed a two year orthodontic residency program at Columbia University in 1995.

Dr.Tigani is a native Washingtonian who is involved at both the professional and community levels. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the District of Columbia Dental Society and a fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) and the American College of Dentists (ACD). The ICD is an honorary international organization that recognizes dentists for outstanding and meritorious service to the profession of dentistry and to the community. The ACD's members exemplify excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. He is a past President of the District of Columbia Dental Society, a component of the ADA that helps in the further advancement of the dental profession while being an advocate for the community and dentistry as a whole. Dr. Tigani is the past Chairman for the D.C. Dental Society's "Give Kids a Smile Program," an annual event providing oral health care to low income families in the Washington, DC area. He currently represents the District of Columbia Dental Society as a delegate to the American Dental Association and also serves on the ADA Council on Membership.

Dr.Tigani has been involved with his community civic associations, coaches soccer and basketball for the past 20 years, and serves on numerous boards and councils. He is currently a delegate to the American Dental Association. He has been married for 27 years and has four children whom attend various colleges and graduate schools.

Dr. Amadeus Lopez, DDS

Dentist in Frederick, MD

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Dr. Lopez is a native New Yorker where he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  Dr. Lopez received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where he held numerous leadership positions including Community Service Chair for both his dental class and the Hispanic Dental Association.  He was also selected to the Special Patient and Geriatric Clerkship, obtaining advanced training in treating medically compromised and geriatric patients.  

 Following dental school, Dr. Lopez completed a General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY, gaining extensive training in implant restorations, oral surgery, rotary endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Lopez is active in various dental organizations and keeps up to date with the latest dental techniques and technology through continuing education courses.  He is passionate about forming long lasting relationships with all of his patients and understands that each and every patient deserves a dentist that is respectful, gentle, and truly cares about their dental health and well being.  When he is not working hard at keeping his patients smiling, he enjoys traveling, live music, long distance running, and rooting for his favorite NY sports teams.

Dr. Melanie Smith

Dr. Melanie Smith graduated summa cum laude from McDaniel College with an undergraduate degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland where she participated in several volunteer outreach programs, both local and abroad. Dr. Smith continued her dental training by completing a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital in New York. She is committed to participating in continuing education courses to stay knowledgeable of the ever-changing field of dentistry. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is getting to know her patients and working with them to form personalized plans to help them achieve their dental health goals. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking, working out, art, cheering for the Ravens, and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Our Dental Hygenists, Dental Assistants & Staff


Melissa Melissa

Randala randala

Graduated from Frederick High School. Took advertising classes at Career and technology center. Studied Psychology and business at Frederick Community College. Native to Frederick but frequently loves to travel and loves spending time with her family, friends and dog. 

 

Molly 

Born and raised in Middletown, Maryland. 
Graduated from Middletown High School and graduated Towson University in May 
2016 with her degree in Psychology. Plans to attend hygiene school within 
the next few years. Enjoys fishing, family game nights and hiking. 

 

Alicia - Registered Dental Hygienist

Alicia - Registered Dental Hygienist

Alicia is a dental hygiene graduate from Hagerstown Community College class of 2016.  She was born and raised in Maryland and prior to dental hygiene school she worked as a orthodontic assistant for three years. Alicia enjoys interacting with patients and personalizing the patient’s treatment with a goal of arriving at the best outcome as possible.  For fun Alicia enjoys gardening, cooking, and spend time with her family.  

Tammy - Certified Dental Assistant

Tammy - Certified Dental Assistant. in Frederick MarylandTammy has worked for Dr. Mullen since 1989. She is a Registered Dental Assistant certified in Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions. She is a native of Frederick and now lives with her husband and Miniature Schnauzer Max. She has two sons and three grandsons. Spending time with her family is her joy. She loves volunteering with various activities at church, walking, gardening and soaking up the sun on the beach. She enjoys talking with the practice's patients and learning about their families and their travels. Tammy says, "My focus is on Smiles and creating a friendly and professional atmosphere for our patients' dental experience."

 

Susan - Dental Assistant

Susan Fisher - Dental Assistant in Frederick Maryland

Susan has worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Mullen for 14 years. Her father is a retired DDS and sparked her interest in the dental field at a young age.  Susan finds it especially enjoyable getting to know the patients and helping them feel comfortable and relaxed through their dental experience.  She loves the outdoors, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.  Susan has a husband of 30 years, six kids and five grandkids.

 
 

Michelle - Dental AssistantMichelle - Dental Assistant

Michelle is a dental assistant with her oral radiography certification. She has a desire to learn the latest advancement in dental care and helping people love their smile. Michelle enjoys being outdoors and loves the summer time as well as spending time with her family, friends and most importantly her son Logan.

Kathrine-Assistant Kathrine-Assistant

Jessica-Assistant 

As having my radiology certificate and being an orthodontic assistant, I enjoy helping patients achieve the smile they want. When I'm not at work, I love spending time with my kids. 

 

Raychene - Dental Hygienist

Raychene - Dental Hygienist

Raychene has practiced Dental Hygiene for over 30 years with a long term emphasis in periodontal treatment. Raychene moved to Frederick 10 years ago and has been with Dr. Mullen from the beginning. The Dental Hygiene Association has always been a part of her career, having served on a local, state and national level. She enjoys spending family time with her husband, two sons and daughter-in-law. In her free time she loves to swim for health and recreation.

 

Christina Christina

Christina is a dental assistant with 14 years of experience. She is certified in both X-ray and Expanded Functions. She loves interacting with patients and enjoys what she does. Christina likes spending time with her husband, 2 children, and her Boston Terrier. In her free time she enjoys cooking, camping, and going to the beach.

 

Lauren - Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren - Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren graduated from the Allegany College of Maryland Dental Hygiene program in 2010.  She has been practicing dental hygiene for 4 years and her experiences vary from that of private practice to the public health arena. From a professional prospective, Lauren likes to take on challenging hygiene cases, like deep scaling and root planing, tackling stained teeth and making patients feel like their teeth are the cleanest they have ever been.  In her free time she enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities.

 

 

 
 

Kim - Scheduling CoordinatorKim - Scheduling Coordinator

Kim is our Scheduling Coordinator. She has worked in the medical field for the last 6 years, working with geriatric and critical care patients. She is a Boonsboro High School graduate and received certifications from Hagerstown Community College. Kim loves working with people and offering a helping hand when needed. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, and playing sports. Kim resides in Keedysville, MD with her boyfriend, son and three dogs.