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Four Generations of Dental History in Greenbelt, Maryland
The town of Greenbelt was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997. It is one of three planned communities that were created during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal to house low-income families. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, the residences constructed in a park-like setting adjacent to a town center are remarkably preserved today. The Federal Government implemented a health insurance plan with salaried physicians and hired two physicians and one dentist to serve its population. The town dentist was the only private practitioner, and that individual was Dr. James W. McCarl, who graduated from dental school in 1924. Appointed to the position of town dentist in 1938, he practiced dentistry at the original location, 30 Ridge Road until 1955 when he purchased 28A and 28B Ridge Road.
He was joined by his son Dr. J. Taylor McCarl in 1955, and the two practiced dentistry in one half of the 28 Ridge Road building. In 1956, Dr. Clayton McCarl Sr. joined his father and brother, and they remodeled 28 Ridge Road to make one large dental building. They practiced together for 11 years, until Dr. James W. McCarl’s death in 1967. Dr. Clayton McCarl Sr. and Dr. J. Taylor McCarl practiced for a total of 32 years together, with Dr. J. Taylor McCarl retiring in 1988 and Dr. Clayton McCarl Sr. retiring in 1998.
In May 2003, the third generation of McCarl’s opened a second location for their dental office at the Shipley’s Choice Medical Center in Millersville, Maryland.
Today, Dr. Dianna Lee and Dr. Richard Duarte, as well as Dr. Clayton's sons, Dr. Clayton McCarl, Jr. of Millersville and Dr. Jay McCarl of Annapolis are the four partners that lead the charge at McCarl Dental Group, PC.
What started as a part-time, high school job as a dental assistant for Dianna Lee has grown to a full partnership in our Greenbelt dental office. While working at McCarl Dental Group, PC, Dr. Dianna Lee went on to award-winning degrees at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Her experience spans decades and includes Invisalign certification and cone beam 3D imaging. Dr. Dianna Lee is also able to perform guided dental implant surgeries.
Dr. Richard Duarte’s experience with dentistry started at a young age because of the extensive orthodontic treatment he required. However, his passion for the field grew and led to him working as an assistant in high school before graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, before earning his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. His breadth of knowledge and experience includes Invisalign, dental implants, smile makeovers, and more.
Our All-Star Dental Team
From the front desk to the back office, the people behind McCarl Dental Group, PC all have a passion for making your experience comfortable and relaxing.
Our hygienists are exceptional! Lead by Sally McCarl Moore, she graduated from the University of Maryland baccalaureate dental hygiene program and has worked with her two brothers and cousin since 1980. Ashley McCarl Harrison graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry dental hygiene program in 2013. Ashley is the fourth generation from the McCarl family to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
All of our hygienists attend continuing education programs regularly to stay current with the latest techniques and information to help keep your smile as healthy as possible. Your routine hygiene visit is vital in maintaining your dental health.
All of our dental assistants are required to pursue ongoing certification and training. More than ten of our assistants have gone on to hygiene and dental school. It is always exciting when our employees return to McCarl Dental Group, PC with advanced degrees.