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Amara Dental

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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 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.

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.

Ashley Fagan