Family and General Dentistry, Dental Implants, Orthodontic, Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Endodontic, Periodontic, Prosthodontic and Denture Services, Sedation Dentistry, Emergency and Pediatric Dental Care in Frederick, MD

Welcome to PearlFection Dentistry

Dr. EJ Stringer, DMD, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Nikta Pashai, Dr. Pratik Patel (Endodontist), Dr. Brian Chang (Oral Surgeon), Dr. Ashley Seals (Periodontist), Dr. Amos Chi (Prosthodontist) Dr. Stephen Tigani (Orthodontist) and Dr. Heather Sholander DMD (Pediatric)

Here at PearlFection Dentistry Frederick Maryland - our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. As our name suggests we strive for perfection in every aspect of our practice and patient care. Both the dentists and the staff are totally committed to this pursuit of excellence including all areas of patient care, utilization of the most modern procedures and equipment, a comfortable and friendly environment, respect for our patients’ time and empathy for their feelings. We strive to provide absolute comprehensive dental care, with our team of general dentists, hygienists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, pediatric dentists and emergency care dentists and team members.

Frederick Dental Services

Our primary goal is to provide our patients with an optimum level of comfort, function and aesthetics and the ability to minimize future dental needs. Our basic concept of care is very closely related to the prevention of disease in both adults and children and with the utilization of current medical advances, we have become quite successful in this. Our family and cosmetic dental services include but are not limited to:

Serving Frederick, Maryland Since 1977

Since 1977, our practice has been working to provide the best dental care for patients in the Frederick, Maryland area. Throughout the years, our doctors' experience in dentistry coupled with genuine concern for their patients has helped them to build and maintain a fantastic reputation and loyal clientele throughout Frederick and beyond!

We Are Listening

Another essential element of our concept of care involves excellent doctor/patient communications. It is most important to assist the patient in understanding both the cause and effect of any problem so that future difficulties can be avoided. Patients are encouraged to make the doctor or staff aware of any questions that may arise. You can also connect with us through social media to stay up to date on our latest news, receive info on oral health-related topics, and let you know about things we think you will be interested in. Like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter , or add us to your circles on Google+ !

Website Resources

This website provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of dentistry. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about PearlFection Dentistry's practice philosophy, our Frederick office location, insurance policies, appointment scheduling procedures, as well as a host of useful educational material on dental procedures and oral hygiene. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Feel free to contact us or call us at (301) 663-5550 with any questions you may have. You can also request a dentist appointment by clicking here . We look forward to serving you!

The Best Dentists in Frederick Maryland!

  • Dr. EJ Stringer, DMD
    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 Dentistry).

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  • Dr. Jared Lawson
    Dentist in Frederick, MD

    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.

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  • Dr. Pratik Patel, DDS FRCD (C)
    Frederick, MD Endodontist

    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 General 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.

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  • Dr. Brian Chang
    Oral Surgeon in Frederick, MD

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

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  • Dr. Stephen Tigani
    Orthodontist 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.

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  • Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, DDS, MS
    Dentist in Frederick, MD

    Dr. Badakhshan, otherwise known as Dr. B, is Maryland-born and raised. Originally from Gaithersburg, she knew from a young age wanted to help people. While attending the University of Maryland College Park she knew she wanted to be in the healthcare field. She started working as a dental assistant part-time and fell in love with the dental industry. She then completed her undergraduate major in biology then continued her graduate school in dental at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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  • Dr. Amos Chi
    Prosthodontist in Frederick, MD

    Dr. Chi is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Dr. Chi graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He was awarded the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland in 2005. He completed a three-year residency program specializing in prosthodontics at the U.S. Army Postgraduate Dental School in Augusta, Georgia in 2008, and a Master of Sciences in Oral Biology from Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, August, GA. His thesis entitled ‘Resistance to abrasion of extrinsic porcelain esthetic characterization techniques.’ was published, in July 2017, in the Army Medical Department Journal. 

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  • Dr. Nikta Pashai
    Dentist in Frederick, MD

    Dr. Nikta Pashai is a general dentist that is devoted to giving quality patient care and building long-term relationships with each of her patients. She is committed to providing healthy smiles through carefully designed and customized treatment plans. As a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry, she is dedicated to continued education and staying current with new advances in the dental field.

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  • Dr. Peterson Huang
    Prosthodontist in Frederick

    Dr. Peterson Huang is a Dual Board-Certified Prosthodontist. He grew up in Vancouver, Canada where he received his bachelor’s in science degree in Integrated Sciences and a Minor in Music from the University of British Columbia. After obtaining his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, School of Dental Medicine, he received his Certificate of Specialist in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor on the Dean’s Faculty, teaching prosthodontics to the University of Maryland Dental School students.

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  • Dr. Besher Osman, DMD
    Orthodontist in Frederick

    Dr. Besher Osman obtained his DDS in 2011 and Pediatric residency in 2013 from the Damascus University Dental School, Syria. In 2019, Dr. Osman graduated with DMD with Honors in community service and received a PASS international Dentist Award from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and continued with further postgraduate training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics where he is graduating in 2021. His orthodontics training at the University of Pennsylvania involved managing a range of pediatric, adolescent and adult patients and also rotations at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia within the cleft-lip-and-palate and craniofacial clinics.

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  • Dr. Scott Pasieta
    Periodontist in Frederick

    Dr. Scott Pasieta is a Dual Board-Certified Periodontist with over a decade of experience in gum disease treatment, advanced cosmetic procedures, and the placement of dental implants. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Maryland Dental School and went on to earn his certificate in Periodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. As a Navy Periodontist, Dr. Pasieta was afforded the opportunity to practice and travel all over the world. This included a stop in the Aloha State, where he established a private Periodontic practice and served as an attending Clinical Periodontics faculty member for the New York University Waikiki Health Clinic.

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  • Dr. Connie Mondragon, DMD
    Pediatric in Frederick

    Bringing healthy smiles to young patients and setting them on course for a lifetime of oral health has always been important to Dr. Constanza Mondragon. “Dr. Connie” believes in ethics, caring, and a dedication to children and families. Originally from Columbia, South America, her passion for serving others led her to attend dental school at El Bosque University in Bogota, where she received her DDS degree. After relocating to Florida, she completed the International Dental Graduate program at Nova Southeastern University and earned her DMD certification.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Great experience here. First time visit and it was a good one. There was very little wait time to be seen. All of the staff was professional and helpful, especially Dr Stringer and her assistant, Susan. I am happy I found this dentist."
    Tommy M.
  • "Susan was great ! And Dr. Stringer was great as well. very welcoming and insightful."
    Mark S.
  • "My daughter and I had an appointment with Dr Stringer and her assistant Suzanne. Not only was the experience great but the offices are super clean and aesthetically pleasing. Definitely recommend 😁"
    Loretta I.
  • "Will and Dr. Patel are fabulous! They explained everything and answered all my questions. Everyone one from the reception area to the check out stations are always so kind and courteous."
    Toni S.
  • "Great customer service, and helpful! Dr. Stringer and Susan were very sympathetic to my dental fears, and tried to ease my fears through conversation. While this is just my first appointment, I'm very pleased."
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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

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Our Location

60 Thomas Johnson Dr. Suite 1 Frederick, MD 21702