Dr. Faith Cousins
Dr. Cousins earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and economics from New York University before graduating from the Howard College of Dentistry with her dental degree in 1983. She continues her education every year and has also received advanced training in dental implants. Dr. Cousins has practiced in the area for over 30 years, and she continues to make it her goal to educate patients about their dental health and how to maintain it.
Dr. Cousins offers excellence at our office and has received the awards of Top Dentist in Maryland and Business Woman of the Year in Maryland. She has two children who are both studying in the health field. When not providing dental care for patients, Dr. Cousins can be found dancing, traveling, and bike riding.
Dr. Joon Kim
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi is a periodontal and implant specialist in Maryland. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park, and then her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Maryland Dental School at Baltimore.
While in dental school, Dr. Sethi received numerous recognitions for her academic achievements, including being selected to participate in a cleft lip/palate outreach program with Operation Smile in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Sethi also completed a general practice residency at the Miami VA Hospital, and she continued with a specialty fellowship through the University of Pennsylvania’s periodontics program. While there, she received extensive training in all aspects of periodontal surgery, including dental implant placement and oral cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Sethi practices with the intention to provide personalized periodontal care in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. When she’s not helping patients, Dr. Sethi’s hobbies include traveling, fitness and wellness, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Timothy Skane
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Meet Our Team
The team members who assist our dentists in Silver Spring, Maryland, have the experience and knowledge needed to create healthy, happy smiles. We offer the professional, comfortable care that our patients love, so they look forward to every visit to our office. Read some of the biographies below if you want to learn more about our team members.
Melody – Dental Hygienist
Melody Shannon started her career as a dental assistant with her hometown dentist in 1982. She put herself through hygiene school and has been practicing for over 30 years in the dental field. She loves spending time canoeing with her husband and rescue dog. Melody loves the dental fiend and giving great care to her patients.
Gladis — Dental Assistant
Gladis has worked at our dental office for over 20 years! She is a hard worker who has been a valuable member of our team. Gladis enjoys cooking in her spare time.
Eden – Dental Assistant
We are very happy to have Eden here as one of the newest members of our dental office! She contributes to the success of our practice by working hard to improve the health of our patients’ smiles. In her spare time, Eden loves to exercise and read books.
Joanna Avelar – Front Office Administrator
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