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Meet Your Dental Team – Ellicott City, MD

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In our team, we’ve assembled highly-trained dental professionals who share the same goal—making sure each patient has a stress-free dental experience every time they come in. Whether calling in or here in person, you’ll always find us here to answer your questions and meet your needs, so just let us know how we can lend a helping hand. If you want to get to know some the friendly faces you’ll meet here at Ellicott City Smiles Dental Group, just keep reading below.

Rachel – Office Manager/ Dental Assistant

Dental office manager Rachel

Rachel attended Hagerstown Community College for her education and is certified in dental radiation, CPR, HIPPA, and OSHA. Overall, she’s been a part of the dental world for well over 15 years so far – and most of that time has been spent at our dental office! She always goes the extra mile to help our patients have great experiences.

Rachel is married with two sons and two stepdaughters. When she has free time away from work, she enjoys hiking, gardening, using essential oils, and taking care of her family’s nine chickens. She also LOVES hot peppers and spicy food!

Brenda – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Brenda

Brenda’s dental career impressively covers over 40 years so far, with nearly half of them spent right here at our dental office. She studied dental hygiene at the Community College of Baltimore and also completed her certifications in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Today, she strongly feels that dental hygiene has given her an amazing opportunity to build lasting relationships with patients and coworkers, as well as make a healthy difference for everyone. She loves her work family!

Away from work, Brenda has two adult children. Her daughter Erin is a financial analyst who lives in Baltimore, and her son Ryan is a psychology in Elkridge with his wife Heather and their two dogs Dobby and Luna. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, and keeping up with sports – she’s never missed an O’s game, win or lose! She also always enjoys taking on a good home improvement project.

Sheyoka – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Sheyoka

Sheyoka is originally from Maryland, and she has been working as a dental hygienist for decades now. She has her certifications to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. While she loves lots of different parts of her job, she is particularly passionate about caring for geriatric and pediatric patients! Helping them prevent dental problems is so rewarding.

Outside of working hours, Sheyoka’s top priority is always spending quality time with her family.

Courtney – Patient Care Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinator Courtney

Courtney has worked in the dental field for five years so far. She loves how the team feels just like a family here at Ellicott City Smiles Dental Group! She also always enjoys helping the friendly patients with their various questions and concerns.

Outside of work, Courtney spends time with her fiance' Brendan, her son Corbin as well as her step son and daughter who she spends all of her time with outside of work. Some of their favorite activities include cooking, the beach and visiting adventure parks. In her free time, being outside with nature, exploring new places and being with family are always top priorities.

Jennifer, Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant Jennifer

 A Maryland native, Jennifer attended Howard Community College and MSDA. Although she is a relatively new member of our team, she has over six years of experience in the dental field. Since joining our practice, she has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a team that cares for each patient as if they were a family member.

Jennifer is married with three wonderful children. Her interests outside of dentistry include singing, playing the piano, biking, and cooking. She also speaks fluent Spanish!

Rachael C, Registered Dental Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant Rachael C

Rachael was born and raised right here in Maryland! She attended Howard Community College before studying with the Maryland State Dental Association. Today, she has more than a decade of experience in the world of dentistry. In that time, she has earned her DAANCE and Expanded Functions and Orthodontics certifications and undergone advanced training in oral radiography techniques. For her, the best thing about her job is that no two days are the same, the ability to genuinely make a difference in someone’s life, and the smiles from her patients at the end of a successful treatment.

In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with her loving, non-traditional family, which includes her equanimous partner, three sisters and their partners, and lots of fur babies. She is also a part-time student, novice baker, auntie extraordinaire, and beginner’s level weightlifter!