All of Tender Care Dentistry's professionals 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.
Dr. Dana Kim, Owner
General Dentist Charlotte Hall, MD
Dr. Dana joined our Tender Care team in October 2013, she grew up in South Jersey (across the river from Philadelphia) and graduated from the 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.
"I enjoy getting to know a child and helping them to overcome their dental fears by showing them how brave they can be. Kids are just so funny and honest. I love that!"
Dr. Elnaz Nazemian, Associate Pediatric Dentist Charlotte Hall, MD
Dr. Naz joined our Tender Care team, August of 2016. 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 a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Mason University and a 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;
Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Associate
Pediatric Dentist Charlotte Hall, MD
Dr. Alvarez recently joined our Tender Care team, June of 2020. He graduated from State University of New York, Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2010. He has also been accredited by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since December of 2018. Stay tuned for Dr. Al's full bio, coming soon!
Rachel Dougherty, R.D.H.
Rachel joined our hygiene team in October 2015. She enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends, family, and 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 husband.
"I love working at Tender Care because the staff is so friendly and I love interacting with the kids."
Brittany Morey, R.D.H.
Brittany is the newest addition to our team, just joining us, July of 2019. Stay tuned for Brittany's full bio!
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) 298-2622.