Dr. Clayton has been a part of our Greenbelt dental practice for over 35 years, and for him, being a dentist is all about helping people, working with a wonderful team, and embracing changes and improvements while serving the community. He’s extremely proud of the practice his family and current team have built, and he knows you’ll be proud to call it your dental home.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

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Dr. Clayton’s father, grandfather, and uncle were all dentists.  After starting his work life as a yard boy, cutting the grass, he became a dental assistant and front desk helper while in high school. Now, he’s extremely fortunate to serve alongside family members who are also dentists as well as partner dentists who feel like family.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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Dr. Clayton attended Western Maryland College and the University of Maryland, College Park before eventually graduating from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In addition to receiving extensive training focused on dental implants and smile enhancement over the years, he is also a charter member of the Triple Crown Study Club as well as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. On top of this, he maintains active memberships in both the American Dental Association and Maryland State Dental Association.

Dr. Clayton is currently a member of the:

  • Triple Crown Study Club
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Maryland State Dental Association

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Clayton McCarl smiling with his wife Lisa

Dr. Clayton and his wife, Lisa, are blessed with three wonderful adult children, their equally wonderful spouses, and “perfect” grandchildren. Their daughter Ashley is one of our hygienists! Away from the office, he likes to exercise, travel, and root for the Maryland Terrapins and Baltimore Ravens.


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