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By PearlFection Dentistry
March 04, 2022
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Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, DDS, MS

FREDERICK, Md. - March 3, 2022 - PRLog -- Frederick, MDPearlFection Dentistry today announced that Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, or Dr. B, will be officially joining the full-time PearlFection dental staff as a General Dentist, effective March 7, 2022.

Dr. Badakhshan will be joining the company from Bethesda Family Dentistry, where she was a General Dentist for 7 years. Dr. Badakhshan will be bringing her experience in dentistry to PearlFection Dentistry full time in Frederick, MD.

Additionally, Dr. B's experiences that will benefit PearlFection Dentistry moving forward include:

  • Inclusive bedside manner which allows patients to feel more comfortable about the procedures and options moving forward in their oral health.
  • Botox licensing which is not only cosmetic but also relieves patients who suffer from TMJ, clenching, and teeth grinding.
  • The ability to fluently speak Farsi opens up opportunities for Farsi speakers to get the top-quality dental care PearlFection provides.

"I love it. I think dentistry is really rewarding," says Dr. Badakhshan. "You get to help people achieve a beautiful smile. Whether that's just by cleaning their teeth, doing a couple of fillings, or cosmetic treatment."

"We're excited to have Dr. Badakhshan join us full time," says Stew Stringer, Office Manager at PearlFection Dentistry. "Our practice has everything under one roof from pediatric dentistry, to oral surgery, to endodontics, to orthodontics, to prosthodontists and the skills Dr. B brings to the General Dentistry in both her dental work and patient experience is the backbone of our company."

"When I come to a practice, I stay for a long time and build lasting relationships with my patients. I feel it is very important to have that patient-doctor relationship." Dr. Badakhshan

About PearlFection Dentistry: PearlFection Dentistry ( has been serving Frederick, MD for their entire dental needs since 1977. They strive to ensure their patients get top-quality dental treatment while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. With over 15 doctors on staff in various specialties from pediatrics, to cosmetic and everything in between you'll know your oral hygiene is in the best care with them. Call today to schedule your appointment with our friendly patient coordinator (301) 663-5550.

By PearlFection Dentistry
February 10, 2016
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Dr Amadeus Lopez, DDS

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 Nawab - Oral Surgeon and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Frederick, MDDr Ayesha Nawab joined PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland with Dr Mullen, Dr Stringer and Dr Patel in June of 2014.  To prepare for the addition of Dr Nawab, the decision was made to invest in the most modern surgical equipment on the market, including digital panoramic x-ray system, life support equipment, sedation dentistry equipment, upgraded hand pieces, and digital x-rays.  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 around.  These new pieces of equipment and technology allow the doctors and their assistants to perform advanced dentistry, including surgery with the most modern dental equipment and therefore give the patient the greatest prognosis of a good clinical outcome.

We asked Dr EJ Stringer why the decision was made to bring on a surgeon.  She said “The decision to bring on Dr Nawab was driven by our patients’ request to have more procedures done at the practice.  In the past, we sent out most of our extractions, IV sedation patients, implant placements, and biopsies to surgeons not affiliated with our practice and across town.  Our patients never really liked having to do that and they just felt more comfortable staying at our practice on Thomas Johnson Drive.  Now instead of going out to have these procedures done, we’ll have them all performed in house.  By bringing on Dr Nawab, we are able to have a specialist in the practice who is truly one of the best oral surgeons in the state and region.  Our practice and our patients are very lucky to have her.  Did I mention she is both an MD and a dentist who received both her medical degree (MD) and her dental degree (DDS) at Harvard University and ran the surgical residency program at the University of Texas - Houston  and was a researcher on the cutting edge in dental technology.  She’s the total package and having her on our team will really broaden the dental procedures we can offer to our patients.”

The doctors at PearlFection Dentistry can be reached at 301-663-5550 or visit the website at .  You can request an appointment on line.

PearlFection Dentistry with Dr EJ Stringer, DDS and Dr Joseph F Mullen, DMD has been practicing in Frederick since 1977, making the practice one of the oldest and most respected practices in the region.  Patients consistently rank Dr Mullen and Dr Stringer’s practice as one of the best dental practices in the region.  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 two years in a row in 2012 and 2013.   Dr Mullen says, “We practice advanced and affordable dentistry and try to treat each patient like family.”  The staff, including hygienist, dental assistance and office staff, averages 22.3 years in the dental field and prides themselves in keeping up with the latest dental technology.  

The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental  Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, 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.