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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. 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. 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.

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.

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.