Welcome to Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates! Our office offers a unique blend of pediatric and orthodontic dental services for children, teens, and adults. We aim to provide high-quality dental care for children, parents, and their families.
Our dentists treat patients based on the philosophy that good oral health is part of children’s overall health. We also welcome special-needs children and collaborate with patients and parents to create customized care. Discover more about the team at our Mt. Airy, MD pediatric dentist’s office and our high-quality treatments and technology.
Why Choose Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates?
Our dental practice only has dentists who specialize in pediatric or orthodontic care. Dr. David Hasson founded Mt Airy Children’s Dental Associates. He has experience volunteering for programs locally and internationally. Dr. Hasson is also a former president of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Maryland Society of Dentistry for Children.
He was nominated and chosen for membership in the American College of Dentists in 2011. This organization is one of the oldest national honorary organizations, with fewer than 3.5% of dentists elected.
Dr. Stuart Sheer is board-certified in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dentofacial orthopedics guides facial and jaw bone growth, an important part of pediatric orthodontic treatment. If needed, Dr. Sheer helps children create a good foundation for their permanent teeth during two-phase treatment.
Dr. Allison Green is a pediatric dentist passionate about creating happy, healthy smiles for young patients. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Michael Virts is a pediatric dentist who is passionate about helping infants to feed properly. He has performed over 1,000 laser lip and tongue tie releases to date. He is a past President of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Like Dr. Green, Dr. Virts is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Ethics.
Our dentists have also continued their dental education past dental school. Continuing education courses on dentistry and dental specialties allow our dental team to learn modern methods and treatments.
Evidence-Based Dental Care and Technology
Learn about our dental treatments and the technology we use in our office:
We take digital x-rays to diagnose and treat patients. Dental x-rays show the roots, jaw bone, and permanent teeth beneath primary teeth. Taking x-rays allows us to keep track of patients’ smiles and easily plan treatment if needed. An added benefit to today’s digital x-rays is that they are much safer than traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays emit at least 80 percent less radiation and are safe for patients.
Dental lasers are modern dental tools that can perform minimally-invasive oral surgical procedures on soft mouth tissues. Laser dentistry is safe for adults and children. Our dental office uses a contactless, low-wattage CO2 laser to quickly and gently release tethered oral tissues, such as infant lip and tongue ties . A frenectomy cuts the band of tissue that causes tongue and lip-tie. Many children who have a lip-tie or tongue-tie can experience problems eating and speaking. We use a laser to effortlessly vaporize the tethered tissue to free the restriction under the tongue or lip.
Orthodontic Braces and Appliances
Our dental office provides metal and transparent braces for children and adults. Braces use wire and brackets and place pressure on the teeth. Eventually, this pressure shifts teeth into a straighter position. Sometimes, we recommend orthodontic appliances to help patients who require additional treatment.
For example, we can recommend palate expanders or retainers for patients during or after braces. Invisalign® is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. We recommend Invisalign for teenagers and adults because it requires the majority of permanent teeth to work correctly.
Request a Dental Appointment
Contact our dental office for treatment today at (301) 781-5337 or schedule a dental consultation on our website. Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates treats Woodbine, Mt. Airy, and the surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!