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Tidewater Dental – Solomons Island

Solomons, MD Dentist

Island Dentistry isn’t just about the best view in town, but it’s an added bonus! Enjoy a stroll down the boardwalk before and after receiving exceptional care by our caring and friendly team at our most intimate office.


Dr. Richard Friedman, DMD

After graduating from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine, followed by a general practice residency, Dr. Richard Friedman established a general practice in Odenton, Maryland. There he built a successful practice for 26 years, then joined Tidewater Dental in 2016. Dr. Friedman treats his patients like family in a caring and friendly environment. He enjoys using the latest technical advances, including lasers in crown and bridge procedures. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. He enjoys biking, exercising and traveling with his wife, two adult children and their families.

Dr. Ashleigh Friend

Dr. Friend was raised in the mountains of Western Maryland and received her undergraduate degree in biology from Frostburg State University. After completing her dental education at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Friend worked with undeserved populations in Baltimore City before joining Tidewater in 2018. Dr. Friend is passionate about continuing education and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients personally and helping guide them to their own optimal dental health.

In her spare time, Dr. Friend can be found in the yoga studio, on the beach, and spending quality time with her two dogs, Winston and Kia, and her cat, Rayne.