I have been treating patients in the Prince Frederick area for over 30 years. My original intention coming to southern Maryland from Pittsburg was strictly to enjoy the bay and improved climate, however over the years I have made numerous friends and feel like this is now home to me. Thank you for all your kindness over the years. I hope I can continue to serve you into the distant future.
Education and Experience:
- Indiana University of PA, Undergraduate Studies, Chemistry (1974)
- Participated in both Football and Track
- Indiana University of PA, Masters Degree, Chemistry (1978)
- DuBois Central Catholic School, Teacher, (1975)
- Coached Basketball-Runner up Class Champs
- U.S. Steel, Plant Engineer, (1975-1978)
- Bahama Cement Co., Bahama Islands, Process Engineer, (1979)
- University of Pittsburgh, Doctorate of Dentistry, (1979-1983)
- Rode a bicycle cross country in 30 days. (Yes, this country), (1982)
Attend many continuing education courses. I cannot list them, however the best of the best would be:
- Dr. Pete Dawson
- Occlusion I, II
- Dr. Walter Turboflite
- Dr. Pound Denture Techniques
- Dr. Kois
- Smiles, Occlusion and TMJ
- Mini Implants for Dentures (Certification Received)
- Lumineers (Certification Received)
- Dodd Dental
- Telescopic Bridges
- Dr. McSpadden
- Rotary Instruments for Root Canals
- Certificates received for I & II
- Dr. Filastri
- Invisible Clasp Partials
- Dr. Earl Estep
- Numerous times on all aspects of dentistry
- Dr. Skip Truitt
- Functional orthopedics and straight wire technique (Certification Received)
After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida (Gators), I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland Dental School in 1993. I have been practicing dentistry for the last twenty-two years in Greenbelt and Prince Frederick, Maryland.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Behnaz and my two sons. I also enjoy traveling, playing basketball, watching movies and eating chocolate.
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Maryland State Dental Association
- Imtac Mini Implant Certified
- Invisalign Certified
- Lumineer & Snap-On Certified
Since October 2000 I have been practicing dentistry with Prince Frederick Dental Center. I have been married for 14 years to Dr. Farnoush Jamali, a pediatrician who also practiced in Prince Frederick, MD from 2005-2007. We have three children, 1 daughter, and 2 sons.
Education and Experience:
- Howard University, Washington, D.C. (1994-1998)
- Howard University Hospital (1998-1999) GPR-General Practice Residency
- Practiced at D.C. Dentistry
- Invisalign Cert 1 & 2 (2004 & 2007)
- Lumineers Certification (2007) by Denmat
I graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2000. In 2005, I moved to Maryland and have practiced dentistry at Prince Frederick Dental Center ever since. I feel privileged to work in such a wonderful community.
I have been married for 14 years and have two sons. In my spare time, I enjoy family activities, traveling, gardening, and cooking.
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I have had the pleasure of working at Prince Frederick Dental Center since 2010. I love this area and all of my patients. I cannot see myself anywhere else.
When I am not working, you can find me at the gym or enjoying the outdoors. I love spending time with my family when I get a chance to travel to my hometown.
I specialize in implant-related procedures, extraction of wisdom teeth, IV sedation, treating TMJ and sleep apnea, snoring therapy, biopsies, and BOTOX.
I am fluent in English, Farsi, and French. My interests include history and photography. I, also, work at Prince George’s County hospital. I am part of the trauma unit in the emergency room when patients come in with trauma to their face. I truly enjoy being able to help people. When I am not working, you might find me playing tennis or volleyball skiing, wind surfing, or just traveling.
I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2014 with both my DDS and PhD degrees. I practiced in Kalamazoo, MI for one year, after which I decided to complete a two-year General Practice Residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. The program provided advanced clinical training on restorative, cosmetic, surgical, and implant dentistry.
I grew up in Bowie, MD so since moving back to the area, I have been able to spend more time with my family, my husband, and our dog. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
I graduated from New York University and practiced general dentistry for some time. I realized my true passion in Endodontics and did a residency from University of Illinois at Chicago, where I got both a certificate in Endodontics and an MS in Oral Sciences. I have recently moved to Maryland and have fallen in love with this area. I love my work as an Endodontist and genuinely care about my patients and their concerns. I am thrilled to be a part of Prince Frederick dental center and have been enjoying working here.
I am married and have a four-year-old son. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy hiking, being around nature and traveling to different countries and learning about different cultures.
A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kafashzadeh followed his training with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Temple University, where he completed training in advanced implant dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, root canals, and cosmetic dentistry. He brings passion, excellence and uncompromising quality to all of his patients. He enjoys providing healthier mouths and improved smiles for his patients as he is a big believer that oral health and overall health are intertwined. He is an active member of several organizations with focus on higher standard of care. He is proactively involved in the community through multiple initiatives.
In his spare time, Dr. Kafashzadeh enjoys spending time with his wife and his family. He is an avid traveler and enjoys watching movie and playing basketball.
Ellie Gaug, RDH
A proud native of Huntingtown, MD, I have been working at Prince Frederick Dental Center since I graduated Dental Hygiene school in 2016. I began working as a temp, filling in when needed and was happy to start full time in May of 2018. Funny enough, my very first day working as a hygienist was here at PFDC on the same day as my graduation party!
I have three siblings and am very close with my family. When purchasing my own house, I made sure to only move 15 minutes away.
I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University and graduated summa cum laude.
I love to travel and take road trips, especially to be outdoors and go hiking. My favorite hobby is taking care of my two cats!
Dawn Rose, RDH
I graduated from Baltimore City Community College’s dental hygiene program in 1996. I started part-time at Prince Frederick Dental Center in 1996. In six short months, I was offered a full-time position and I have now been with Prince Frederick Dental Center 17 years. I thoroughly enjoy our relaxed, yet professional atmosphere. It seems to calm patients and make them at ease. I approach every day as a new challenge to strive for professionalism and excellence. My goal is quality dentistry while serving my patients.
I live in Saint Mary’s County with my husband, Jim (a real estate agent), my two daughters: Brittany and Madelyn, and our dog, Max. I enjoy family vacations, amusement parks, and quality family time at home. My favorite activities are watching my daughters with their many sporting events.
Rhonda Tuzzio, RDH
I have been a practicing dental hygienist since 1979, so it has been over 30 years! I have been working at Prince Frederick Dental Center since 2001, and I thoroughly enjoy the friendly yet professional atmosphere. I am a native of Maryland, and I graduated from Allegany College in Cumberland, MD. In my spare time, I like to bake and read, and I am a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan. I have two grown sons, Ryan and Travis Webb.
Mandy Pollitt, RDH
I graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 2010 where I earned my Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I immediately began practicing at Prince Frederick Dental Center.
Over the years I have formed many relationships with my patients and I love helping people improve their oral hygiene.
I was born and raised in Calvert County and really enjoy working in my hometown. I am a mom to three wonderful kids, which makes life very busy but I love it. I like foot ball (Go Skins!) and spending time with my husband and my family.
Sherri Wallace, RDH
I attended East Carolina University in North Carolina for two years before transferring to the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where I obtained my Bachelors’ degree in dental hygiene in May 2000.
I recently became certified in administering local anesthesia. In my spare time I enjoy being on the water, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
After sixteen years as a dental hygienist, I can still say I absolutely love what I do and enjoy getting up every day to make the smile of Southern Maryland a little brighter.
I genuinely care for people. I am very happy to have the opportunity to see patients and enjoy the chance to educate and help them understand the importance of oral health.
Nicole Post, RDH
Nicole joined the Prince Frederick Dental Center team in May 2013. She received her Bachelors’ of Science Degree in Biology from Frostburg State University and her Dental Hygiene Degree from Allegany College of Maryland. Upon graduation, she was presented with the “Outstanding Clinician Award” given by the Upper Potomac Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Nicole is very dedicated to the oral health of her patients and she strives to make each dental visit efficient, relaxing, and comfortable while educating them on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Jamie Hayden, RDH
Jamie Lucas, RDH and Office Manager
Jaime has been with Prince Frederick Dental since 2010 and lived in Calvert County her whole life. When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.