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Millersville Maryland Dentist Improves the Shape of Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

September 15, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Before - After Poreclain VeneersWe’ve heard more than one patient say, “I just want to hit the reset button on my smile.” If you’re looking for a solution to reshape, enhance, or perfect your smile, you are not alone. While we don’t have any buttons in our office that instantly transform flawed smiles, we do have the next best thing – porcelain veneers. Veneers are sheaths of high-quality, dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front facing surfaces of teeth to effectively correct and conceal any number of smile flaws including:

  • Chips, cracks, and wear
  • Misshapenness
  • Crookedness, uneven spacing, or less than ideal positioning
  • Deep-set staining


El Dentista En Greenbelt Manor Habla Español

September 12, 2016 in Dentistry,General dentistry by admin

El Dentista En Greenbelt Manor Habla Español

McCarl Dental Group siempre desea que los pacientes tengan la mejor experiencia posible. ¿Cómo lo hacemos? Un gran parte de nuestro éxito y su felicidad es la buena comunicación. Eso incluye ser capable de compartir la información sobre su salud dental, las opciones de tratamiento, las reglas financieras, y más. Y sabemos muy bien que a veces, es más fácil hablar en su propio idioma. Además de ser un dentista muy calificado, el Dr. Duarte también habla español. Es usted un paciente cerca de Greenbelt, MD que busca un dentista? Usted necesita un dentista que puede entender y hablar el español? Sigue leyendo sobre el Dr. Duarte, el dentista bilingüe en Greenbelt.

Sobre la Educación del Dr. Duarte

El Dr. Duarte recibió su carrera de cirugía dental de la University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Fue aquí que se ganó el premio del American Academy of Oral Medicine, el del Dean’s Community Service, y el premio de Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition. El Dr. Duarte también fue incluido en el Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society y el Ferdinand J.S. Gorgas Odontological Honor Society. Después de la graduación, el Duarte completó una educación avanzada en odontología general de residencia.

Durante su educación doctoral, el Dr. Duarte fue reconocido por su compromiso en ofrecer odontología preventiva y el tratamiento dental a cada paciente, en idiomas diferentes. Eso incluye desarrollar sus habilidades en el inglés y el español. (more…)

Don’t Stop Flossing Your Teeth!

August 17, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Woman Flossing her teeth

Many of our patients have read the most recent ground breaking report from the Associated Press (AP) stating that flossing has been removed from the Surgeon General’s five year Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 report. While we understand how this could be misleading, it’s important to note that dietary regulations are the goal of this report NOT oral hygiene guidelines. If you have questions about why we recommend daily flossing, keep reading, or ask one of our team members during your next six month checkup at McCarl Dental Group.

Help Your Greenbelt Dentist Celebrate 20 Year Employee Anniversaries

June 30, 2016 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

McCarl Dental Group Team celebrating Christmas and employee anniversariesIt’s very rare to see a dental office that boasts 10 employees with more than 20 years of experience with the same team of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, patient advocates and receptionists. At McCarl Dental Group, Spring 2016 marked three 20 year anniversaries for our team members Fran Lawrence, Christine Stovenour, and Rachel Heineman. Next time you visit, make sure to thank them for their years of dedication. Contact our dedicated dentist and team to schedule an appointment today.

Welcome Rosemary Lee Dental Hygienist!

June 13, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by mccarl_dental
Dr. Jay McCarl, Greenbelt Dentist and Rosemarie Lee, Dental Hygienist

Dr. Jay McCarl, Greenbelt Dentist and Rosemarie Lee, Dental Hygienist

We are delighted to introduce our new dental hygienist Rosemary Lee! Rosemary began working as a dental assistant at the McCarl Dental Group in Greenbelt, MD when she was sixteen.  Rosemary always enjoyed helping people and discovered a passion for dentistry.  Rosemary attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.  In the spring of 2016 Rosemary earned an additional Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Howard Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program.

Rosemary was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award that recognizes excellence in patient care and is given to the most outstanding dental hygiene student. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group are impressed with Rosemary’s natural talent, dedication and attention to detail.

In her spare time Rosemary enjoys working and spending time with her family, traveling and cheering on the Terps!

Interest Free Financing from Your Dentist in Millersville, MD

June 1, 2016 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Young woman exploring her financing options from her millersville dentistAccording to a recent survey of patients with dental insurance, phobia and anxiety take a back seat to funding care when it comes to keeping patients out of the dental chair. In fact, almost twice as many patients reported cancelling or avoiding dental visits due to inability to afford treatment compared to those who experience phobia. At McCarl Dental Group, your dedicated dentist and team in Millersville, MD are happy to work with each patient to create a custom treatment and financing plan that fits within their budget. Contact our team anytime with questions about financing, treatment costs, or dental insurance.

Richard Duarte, DDS Joins McCarl Dental Group

May 25, 2016 in Dentistry by mccarl_dental
Dr. Richard Duarte, DDS, a new Associate at McCarl Dental Group

Dr. Richard Duarte, DDS is a new associate at McCarl Dental Group











We are delighted to introduce Dr. Richard Duarte, a new associate dentist at the Greenbelt, Maryland office of McCarl Dental Group. We selected Dr. Duarte after an extensive search during which we vetted more than 30 highly qualified candidates. Dr. Duarte stood out as an excellent person and dentist. He will provide outstanding care to our dental patients.

Dr. Duarte grew up in Columbia, MD and attended The University of Maryland at College Park where he received a Bachelor of Science in General Biology in 2010 with a minor in Spanish. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015. Dr. Duarte is finishing an Advanced Education Residency in General Dentistry at Chase Brexton Health Care Center in Baltimore through the New York University Lutheran Health System. The residency provides superior experience in the different aspects of general dentistry and is an invaluable asset in learning to provide the best possible patient care. Dr. Duarte has traveled to Central America twice on dental mission trips to provide care to those in need in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama.

Dr. Duarte has earned numerous awards, including:
The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award
For demonstrating the highest standards of care in diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients.
Dean’s Community Service Award
For serving 80+ hours of community service while in dental school.
The Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas Odontological Honor Society
An honorary student dental organization for recognition of a superior grade point average and class rank.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award
Recognition of commitment to creating an inclusive environment and bringing dental attention and education to a local community in need.
The Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society
An honorary student dental organization for scholarship and interest in the field of prosthetic dentistry.

He is engaged to marry Claire Balkam in July 2016. They reside in Baltimore and are enjoying city life with their soft coated wheaten terrier, Ryleigh. They enjoy cheering on the O’s as well as the Terps! We know you will enjoy meeting him soon!




Explore the Anatomy of Teeth

May 24, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Close up of a toothYour smile is so much more than the pearly whites that immediately catch your eye. Your mouth is its own ecosystem constantly undergoing changes in temperature, bacteria growth, and beginning the digestion of nutrients to ensure whole body health. Teeth are possibly the most important parts of the mouth, and they make it possible for patients to speak clearly, digest a variety of nutrients, and smile with confidence. At McCarl Dental Group, we love teeth and enjoy helping patients get to know their unique, beautiful smiles. If you’re interested in finding out more about dental anatomy, keep reading or contact our dedicated dentists and team today.

How to Maximize Your Chances for Dental Implant Retention

May 15, 2016 in Dental Implants by mccarl_dental

Hand holding a dental implantMany patients still think of dental implant supported tooth replacement as a new and unproven treatment, but dental implants have been common dental practice for decades. Actually, some archaeologists believe the ancient Mayans performed implant dentistry thousands of years ago. Today, dental implant placement techniques and the materials used have advanced profoundly. Those who are relatively healthy overall and who have adequate jawbone volume and density to support implant posts, have a 96% rate of success. There are some things patients can do to increase their chances for successful dental implant restoration, and the McCarl Dental Group team is happy to help.

The Reasons for Tooth Numbering from Your Dentist in Millersville

April 30, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Visiting the dentist can often be stressful or disorienting for patients, but possibly the most disorienting part of every visit is all the numbers dentists, hygienists, and assistants say to each other throughout dental checkups. This short hand is used by dentists to refer to each of the teeth quickly. At McCarl Dental Group, we use the Universal numbering system which is the American Dental Association supported method.

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