All of Tender Care Dentistry's professtionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dana Kim, DMD Owner
General Dentist Charlotte Hall, MD
Tender Care Dentistry
Dr. Dana joined our Tender Care team in October 2013, she grew up in South Jersey (across the river from Philadelphia) and graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She is fluent in both English and Korean (conversational). She is a mother of 3 children and loves reading long novels, and taking walks with her children in the woods. Dr. Dana enjoys working with all the awesome patients and happy, wonderful co-workers here at Tender Care.
Hae Sook Kim, DMD Associate
General Dentist Charlotte Hall, MDTender Care Dentistry
Dr. Kim grew up in Marietta, GA. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology & Environmental Sciences from Duke University in North Carolina. She completed her dental training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and her hospital residency in 2004 at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. Dr. Kim has been practicing with children since 2008 when asked what the most rewarding part of her job is, she replied:
"seeing the change in a child's attitude about coming to see the dentist."
Dr. Elnaz Nazemian Associate
Pediatric Dentist Charlotte Hall, MDTender Care Dentistry
Dr. Naz recently joined our Tender Care team. She was born in Tehran (Iran) and moved to the United States at the age of 17. She is fluent in both Persian (Farsi) and English. She graduated with Bachelors of Science in Biology from George Mason University and Minor in Informational Technology 2005-2009. She also attended Howard University College of Dentistry where she studied Doctor of Dental Surgery from 2009-2013 and Did her Pediatric Residency 2014-2016. In her spare time, Dr. Naz enjoys hiking, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends. When asked what she is most excited about working with Tender Care she replied;
"working with kids, and being able to give back to the community."
Rachel Glusco, R.D.H. Rachel joined our hygiene team in October 2015. She enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends, family and her pets. She is currently our lead hygienist.
"I love being able to put a nervous and anxious patient at ease and make their trip to Tender Care enjoyable and educational."
Melanie Benjes, R.D.H.
Mel is a Registered Hygienist that joined our hygiene team in October 2014. When Mel is not here cleaning teeth, she is at Gracie's Guys and Gals Dance Studio teaching children to tap. She enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Finley, and her new husband.
"I love working at Tender Care because the staff is so friendly and I love interacting with the kids."
Danielle Mabry, R.D.H.
Danielle joined our Hygiene team in December 2016. She has been working in the dental field since 2008. Danielle graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 2016 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She enjoys Traveling, cruising, boating, hiking, camping, skiing, spending time with family and her two Puppies Lola and Stella.
"You think you're just a drop in the ocean..but look at the ripple effect one drop can make! I believe in this not only true with general life but also dentistry.It is truly amazing to see my patients take the tools I have given them to improve their oral health."
Ryan Shirley, R.D.H.
Ryan is the newest addition to our team. Ryan graduated from Fortis College, class of 2017. During her time at Fortis College she won the Hu-Friendly Golden Scaler Award and was the Vice President of her graduating class. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she was an Extended Function Dental Assistant for 6 years. When she is not working hard on little smiles, she enjoys Crabbing and fishing.
"I enjoy teaching children the importance of their oral health at a young age"
Our Office Manager:
Audra started working in the dental field in 1999 and began her journey with Tender Care in 2010. She has a broad knowledge of dental insurance, dental claims, policies, and billing. She is the mother of five, so working with children comes very natural. When she is not at Tender Care, she enjoys spending time with her family and singing with her band for her adoring local fan base.
The team at Tender Care Dentistry in Charlotte Hall, Maryland is here to offer you full-service dental care for your children. Call us at (301) 290-0001.