For Dr. Jay, the best part of his job as a Greenbelt dentist is easy to choose—it’s the people! Between our hardworking and caring staff members and our loyal and appreciative patients, they give him a reason to look forward to work every single day. He can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones into his family’s dental practice.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Jay McCarl showing a model of teeth to a dental patient

Growing up in the McCarl family, a dental career was always something that was on Dr. Jay’s mind. When he reached his first semester of college, he had some decisions to make about his future. He always admired his father’s example as a dentist, and that’s when he chose to follow in his footsteps.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Aerial view of town next to a body of water

Dr. Jay graduated from Gettysburg College before ultimately earning his dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. On top of the yearly requirements of the state of Maryland, he attends many more hours of continuing education, including through an advanced dental study group, The Triple Crown Study Club. He has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and completed additional training to provide dental implants.

On top of his work at home, Dr. Jay has traveled overseas to do volunteer dentistry in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and most recently with several dedicated staff members in Warsaw, Poland for Ukrainian refugees.

Dr. Jay is currently a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Maryland State Dental Association
  • Seattle Study Club

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

Doctor Jay McCarl smiling with his wife and two grown children

Dr. Jay has been happily married to his wife, Kim, a true creative in the design/architecture world, for many years. They have two wonderful grown children, Jonah and Tori. When he’s not at the office or spending quality time with family, he likes to exercise and do volunteer work with several groups, including Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp and Seeds4Success tutoring/mentoring in the Annapolis area.

Membership in Dental Organizations:

Academy of General Dentistry logo American Dental Association logo Anne Arundel Dental Society logo Maryland State Dental Association logo Seattle Study Club logo