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Amara Dental

Location Serving

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

Tidewater Dental – Lexington Park

Dentist in Lexington Park, MD

Our Lexington Park office is beautifully designed to help you relax as soon as you arrive. Our friendly team is multilingual, speaking Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Tagalog We are pleased to welcome patients of all ages and all backgrounds.

Dr. Todd D. Cooper, DDS

After graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Todd Cooper received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He is the distinguished recipient of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry Award for High Proficiency in Clinical Care and Patient Management. Dr. Todd Cooper is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been a Delegate to the Maryland State Dental Association’s House of Delegates since becoming a dentist. Dr. Todd Cooper is a Fellow in the prestigious Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, achieving the highest level of training with laser tissue therapy. He is fully licensed to perform laser periodontal therapy (LANAP). He is known for his attention to detail and chair-side manner, as he enjoys educating patients about their dental condition and options.

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 underserved 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.

Dr. Reza Nikpourfard

Dr. Nik has been practicing dentist since graduating from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry 18 years ago.  He loves treating complex dental cases with an emphasis on implant and cosmetic dentistry. His patients describe him as highly skilled, fast, but with a gentle touch and a great bedside manner. His goal is to make his patients feel like they are in the hands of caring professionals who understand their needs and have the skills to deliver comprehensive treatment. Dr. Nik teaches Latin dance in his spare time, and he enjoys traveling, surfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Kolade Akinwande

Kolade Akinwande, DDS was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Akinwande played division 1 basketball for UMD Eastern Shore and graduated from University of New Mexico. She then attended Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Akinwande loves eating, spending time with her children, playing basketball, singing at church and watching movies (lots of them)! Dr. Akinwande is married to her husband Joseph and they have three beautiful children, Morayo, Damilola and Oluwasegun.

Dr. David J. Cooper, DDS

After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Dentistry, Dr. David Cooper established a successful general dental practice in Lexington Park, Maryland. Offering reliable and high quality dental care, serving patients of all ages, the practice grew. The practice was renamed Tidewater Dental in 2003 and has expanded to offer a full range of services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontal therapy, and endodontics. Dr. Cooper actively participates in a number of professional organizations. He is a founding member of the St. Mary’s Dental Study Club. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and the Patuxent Dental Society. He has served as a delegate of the MSDA House of Delegates. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cooper is a recipient of the America’s Top Dentists Award.


Dr. Janet Oyeledun

Dr. Janet Oyeledun received her undergraduate degree in Bio-Behavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. Dr. Oyeledun then continued to The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, Dr. Oyeledun completed a post-graduate residency program in General Dentistry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY, where she completed countless hours in emergency dental care, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, pediatrics, general anesthesia and hospital dentistry. Dr. Oyeledun, a behaviorist by training has a true passion for public health, improving access to quality healthcare. She has participated in multiple Mission of Mercy programs, providing free dental care to underprivileged populations, and has traveled to the Dominican Republic where she provided oral healthcare to school children with limited access. She dedicates her practice to motivating patients on behavior change, following the Health Behavior Model, to promote maximum oral health, while providing a relaxing atmosphere suitable for patients of all ages.

Dr. Oyeledun is a part of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry as well as the National Dental Association. Dr. Oyeledun is a certified Invisalign provider and has obtained her certification in Oral Health Leadership and Education from the Academy of Academic Leadership and is one of the few certified providers for Oral Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Oyeledun enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, traveling, especially weekend “getaways,” and has also made some guest appearances on television shows!


Dr. Ashley Fagan

Dr. Fagan was born in Washington DC. After completing her undergraduate studies at The Florida State University (Go Noles!!), she then attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in school, she spent a year training in the CAD/CAM Clerkship and was the recipient of the Dr. Charles W. Hennessy Scholarship.

Dr. Fagan is active in pursuing continued education. She is an active member of the DC and Maryland chapters of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. She currently serves as the Vice President of the DC Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry.

When she’s not learning or working, she enjoys eating, traveling, running, dancing, sleeping, and spending time with friends and family. She’s a proud aunt to a wild free-spirited Chow Chow Shiba Inu mix that she loves to spoil. 

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.