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, DDSEllicott 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."



 Ben Wessel, RDH, BSEllicott 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."





Nadia Pinto, RDH Ellicott City, MD Hygienist

Nadia has been a dental hygienist for 6 years.  She graduated from BCCC with a degree in dental hygiene and from Towson University with a degree in Healthcare Management.  She enjoys treating patients of all ages and prides herself in providing excellent patient care. She is outgoing and loves challeneges. Nadia is married and likes to travel and watch football in her free time. 





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

We welcomed our newest receptionist, Carolyn, to our practice in May of 2015.  Carolyn grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and has spent the past two years as a receptionist at a medical office.  She loves spending time with her daughter .  We are very pleased to have Carolyn join our team as she looks forward to getting to know our wonderful patients at Desai Dental Care.





Christine Nickol 

Christine is prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your insurance or dental procedures.  She also has years of chairside assisting experience.  Upon arrival to the office, she will kindly greet you and help you with your check-in process.  She is the best because she works with a smile, has a kind generous heart and a caring voice. When not in the office, she enjoys time with her family, watching her children grow and reach milestones as she juggles three little girls and work.





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."