Dentist in Ellicott City, MD

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Chetna K. Desai, DDS
Ellicott City, MD Dentist Ellicott City, MD Dentist

Desai Dental Care

Dr. Chetna K. Desai is a highly experienced general dentist with more than 30 years of professional experience under her belt. She graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1998 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Over the years, she has worked around the Washington Metropolitan Area and New York City as an associate dentist. Prior to moving to America, she graduated from Bombay University and ran a successful Dental Practice for 12 years.

"My goal is to establish a high-quality dental care facility where patients feel comfortable and get the results they deserve. I enjoy working with different age groups and providing gentle and professional care. I understand and accommodate to patients' needs and love bringing their teeth back to health."


Nicolas A. Jorge, DMD

Dr. Nicolas A. Jorge is a hardworking and detail-oriented dentist who loves dentistry! Dr. Jorge graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Dr. Jorge went on to complete a general practice residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He treats all his patients based on their individual needs, paying particular attention to medical and dental history. Recognizing that each patient is unique, Dr. Jorge works with his patients to develop a custom treatment plan that is safe, functional, and long-lasting.

Dr. Jorge grew up in Levittown, New York (Long Island) with his mother, father, sister, and grandfather. In his free time he likes to play the piano, watch/play soccer, and spend time with friends and family. “Dentistry is a true passion of mine and I aim to treat every patient with the reverence and dedication they deserve.

Ben Wessel, RDH, BS Ellicott City, MD Dentist

Dental Hygienist Ben Wessel joined our dental team in May 2008. He has been praticing since 2003. He graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in Dental Hygiene Program with a BS.

" People gave me the nick name "gentle Ben" because of my focus on painless, positive dental experiences."

Chi Hara Ellicott City, MD dental assistant

She has been a wonderful addition to our team and thoroughly loves dental assisting. She loves seeing patients smile after they are pleased with the work done in the office. Chi grew up in Japan, and moved to Baltimore County in 2007 with her husband. Chi enjoys taking ballroom dancing classes in her free time. Chi also loves being in the outdoors whenever she gets the opportunity !

Carolyn Pavlosky

Carolyn is our rock star front desk receptionist who never forgets a face or name. Carolyn is the face of our office and an integral part of our team.  Carolyn grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her previous experience was as a receptionist.  She loves spending time with her daughter.  

She looks forward to meeting you!

Prasanthi Palle

Prasanthi is outgoing and loves to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed in our office. She really feels a sense of satisfaction when she can help our patients find a way to afford the dental treatment they need or want. In her free time, she loves her children, planning events, and going out with family! Doctor Coordinator for Dr. Desai; "Building relationships with our patients and keeping them happy and smiling is the best part of my job! I love working with our doctors because they are incredibly talented and have laid back personalities! I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful practice."

Kruti Shah

Kruti started with Desai Dental Care as a part-time hygienist for a few months in 2017. She was so excited to work her on a temporary basis, she decided to join us permanently! And we are thrilled about it! Kruti developed her provider skills in India as a practicing dentist, and decided to become an RDH after moving to the United States. She has excellent experience and we are lucky to have her. She looks forward to getting to know our existing and new patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her baby girl and husband.

Kiarra Copeland

Kiarra has an innate passion for dentistry which was evident at a very young age. She is our newest dental assistant working side by side with Chi. In addition to working with us full time she is currently in school pursuing her dream of becoming an orthodontist one day. She grew up in Anne Arundel County and she enjoys Interior designing, doing nails and traveling to new places in her free time. She can be quiet but she is quite ambitious and driven. Please welcome Kiarra to DDC!

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