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Our Professional and Empathetic Pediatric Dentistry

Our Mission is to provide excellent Pediatric Dental care to our patients in a professional, kind and empathetic manner.

Our doctors and staff have achieved the highest levels of education and training in the specialized field of Pediatric Dentistry. It is our goal, as Pediatric Dental specialists, to insure that our patients have the best experiences possible, under all circumstances, so that they will continue to be comfortable in the dental environment.

We also believe that both prevention at a very young age and parental involvement in the preventive aspect of dental disease are essential to long term oral health. It is our desire and responsibility to educate both the parents and the patients of our practice. We hope that this will enable them to maintain an informed and positive focus on dental health for the rest of their lives.

Our Doctors

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Meet Dr. Shari C. Kohn

Meet Dr.
Shari C. Kohn

Dr. Shari C. Kohn is a compassionate pediatric dentist who is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for her young patients. With over 10 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Kohn has a deep understanding of the unique dental needs of children and strives to make each dental visit a positive and enjoyable experience. Dr. Kohn believes in the importance of educating children and their families about the importance of good oral hygiene and preventive care. She takes the time to explain each step of the dental process to her patients in a way that is easy for them to understand, helping them to develop healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime. Dr. Kohn is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest dental technologies and techniques to ensure that her patients receive the highest level of care. She is passionate about her work and is dedicated to helping each child achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

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Meet Dr. Melena Evancho Parlette

Dr. Evancho completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry in July, 2010 at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2008, magna cum laude, and she is a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, summa cum laude .

Dr. Evancho has also been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her educational career including membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon and the National Dental Honor Society – both extraordinary acknowledgements of her academic successes. Dr. Evancho is currently a member of both the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Just as important as Dr. Evancho’s professional skills is her “chair side” manner with children and parents. She is kind, caring and loves kids, all of which makes her a very special practitioner.

Our Staff

Courtney Bisset, R.D.H., B.S. - Dental Hygienist

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Courtney Bisset is a part-time hygienist here at Dentistry for Kids. She graduated in 1996 from University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree. She began her career in both a periodontal office and a family dental practice. She joined the team at Dentistry for Kids in 2010 after having such a great experience bringing her 2 children here.

Courtney also spends time investing in the lives of children outside of work. She has traveled several times to the impoverished area of Nogales, Mexico to host a Children’s Dental Day. She is also involved at River Valley Ranch, chairing the KidsFest Area (of which Dentistry for Kids has been a sponsor).

When Courtney is not at work, she can usually be found teaching yoga, exercising, gardening, and cooking fresh and healthy meals for her family. She especially loves spending time at her home in Monkton with her husband Jon and their two children, Anna and Aidan.

Kaitlynn Tanner, R.D.H., B.S. - Dental Hygienist

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Kaitlynn Tanner is a full-time hygienist here at Dentistry for Kids. She graduated in 2012 from University of Maryland, School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s Degree. Kaitlynn began working at Dentistry for Kids in 2011 as a sterilization tech while attending hygiene school.
Post graduation, Kaitlynn began as a hygienist at Dentistry for Kids on Saturdays. Just as the practice has grown, so has Kaitlynn’s time and involvement here at Dentistry for Kids. She now works full-time, she has a true passion and love of working with children.
Kaitlynn and her husband Jeremy are the proud parents of 2 daughters- Lilli and Benelli and 2 adorable dogs: Winnie and Honey. When Kaitlynn is not working, you can find her curled up with her kindle reading. She also loves to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing, boating, and camping with her family.

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