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Amara Dental

Location Serving

St. Mary's, Calvert, and Prince Georges counties

Tidewater Dental – Prince Frederick

Dentist in Prince Frederick

In our elegant Prince Frederick office, our doctors focus on preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to help our patients achieve and maintain functional, healthy teeth and gums. We offer extended hours to allow you to set an appointment that best meets your schedule.

Dr. Dominic Chapman

Dr. Chapman was raised in Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. He continued his education at Howard University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. For his academic accomplishments Dr. Chapman was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Membership into this prestigious society is limited to individuals who have “distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship, while demonstrating exemplary traits of character and potential qualities for future professional growth and attainments.”

Dr. Chapman continued his training with a general practice residency at Faxton St. Lukes Hospital in upstate New York where he provided comprehensive dental care. He regularly attends continuing education courses to increase the services offered to his patients. Dr. Chapman is an Invisalign certified provider and active member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), allowing him to provide treatment in a safe and comfortable manner for all patients.

In his spare time Dr. Chapman enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.

Dr. Shannon Chapman, DDS

Dr. Shannon is a Maryland native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Shannon returned to the Washington, D.C. metro area to complete her dental training at Howard University. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Shannon completed a General Practice residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Shannon regularly attends continuing education courses to expand the number of services that she can offer to her patients. Dr. Shannon is a certified Invisalign provider and an active member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) allowing her to provide treatment in a safe and comfortable manner for all patients.

In her spare time Dr. Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.


Dr. Douglas Risk, DDS, ABGD, FICD 

Dr. Risk began his dental career after graduating Georgetown University in the United States Air Force where he attended a 2-year general dentistry residency, having served in a variety of clinical, command, deployed and administrative assignments.  Upon retirement after 30 years of service, Dr Risk held a variety of positions as consultant for quality assurance, risk management, infection control compliance, patient safety and accreditation.  Dr Risk is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) for 2020-2021 and is a member of the American Dental Association Standards Committee for Dental Products.  He continues to serve as the  Civilian Air Force Consultant for Dental Patient Safety and Infection Control.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Bruce Finagin

Dr. Bruce Finagin

Dr. Bruce Finagin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, receiving the Quintessence Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Finagin continued at the University of Maryland, completing a residency in Prosthodontics, the dental specialty in complex restorative treatments. He has been providing comprehensive dental care in St. Mary's County for over 20 years with a special concentration in advanced restorative techniques. Dr. Finagin has extensive experience in the placement and restoration of Dental Implants, as well as more traditional treatments such as dentures, crowns and bridges. Dr. Finagin lives in Callaway, Maryland with his wife Desiree and restores old cars in his free time, when he is not fishing.

Dr. Chikara Saunders-Fiddermon

Dr. Chikara Saunders-Fiddermon was born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Fl. She went on to attend Howard University College of Dentistry. After completing dental school, she decided to complete a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Saunders-Fiddermon is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is committed to dental education. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, interior design, cooking and is trying to develop a green thumb.