I firmly believe that highly personalized dental care is essential. Each patient has unique clinical and personal concerns, along with specific goals. By listening to patients, respecting their individual situation, and engaging them during the treatment planning process, I ensure each person receives the best care.
I grew up interested in the sciences and medical field and knew I wanted a profession that allowed me time to get to know people. I also enjoy art and working with my hands. Dentistry is the perfect blend of all my desires, interests, and skills.
Being a dentist allows me to connect with our diverse community, building real relationships that go beyond doctor and patient. I thrive on conversations with patients and consider many of them friends. It’s a pleasure to spend my days helping people I care about achieve a beautifully healthy smile and share some laughter along the way.
Easton Maryland Dental
We have a remarkable team at our practice. Each staff member is well-trained, professional, and experienced. They are also warm, friendly, and accommodating. It makes me happy to hear our team talking and laughing with patients, sharing in their lives and connecting with them on a personal level.
Education and Commitment to Continual Learning
- Undergraduate studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School
- Advanced General Dentistry Residency, University of Maryland
Dentistry, like all medical fields, is constantly evolving. Advancements in technology, along with new materials and techniques, are developed at a breathtaking pace. As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to stay current on these changes, evaluating each and determining which offers the greatest benefits to patients.
Throughout the year I complete many post-graduate courses. This keeps me up-to-date with the most innovative and proven methods to ensure the best outcome for patients. In addition to attending conferences, lectures, and seminars, I’m President of the Easton Maryland Dental Study Club. The study club brings together dentists and oral healthcare specialists to discuss complex cases and learn from each other.
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
Part of being a dentist, I feel, is ensuring our community is stronger and healthier. I volunteer at Maryland Mission of Mercy, providing free dental care to underserved individuals. I am also on Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School.
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in Ellicott City and now call Grasonville home. I come from a big family of five boys and one girl; currently, my father is the Director of the Advanced General Dentistry Residency and General Dental Clinics at the University of Maryland Dental School. My wife, Dr. Katherine Barnes, is a dentist who works at Dr. Lewis-Mead’s pediatric office.
Outside of work, time with Katherine and my family is my priority. I also love being on the water, especially fishing and crabbing, and I enjoy the occasional round of golf, too.