Dentist in Ellicott City, MD

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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."

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."

Chi HaraEllicott 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."

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