About Tidewater Dental

Your family’s trusted dental partners for life

We’re on your team

We’re always here for you. Our entire team is committed to building a relationship with you that’s centered around trust and excellent dental care. Your well-being is our utmost priority. This is why our team is ready to work with you to keep your smile healthy with the latest and most effective techniques and equipment in dentistry.

“You can count on our team to provide a fulfilling and efficient dental care experience”

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.

  • BSc. Biology, University of Mary Washington
  • DDS, University of Maryland – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
  • Recipient of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry Award for High Proficiency in Clinical Care and Patient Management.
  • Fellow Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
  • Active member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Reza Nikpourfard, DDS

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.

  • DDS, University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry.

Dr. Valla Grayeli, DMD

Providing the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere are the priorities of Valla Grayeli DDS. Dr. Grayeli graduated top of his class at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and is among the most accomplished and regarded general dentists in the Washington D.C Metropolitan area. He is diligent in his pursuit to stay current in providing the profession’s leading dental care procedures while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, supplies and equipment
  • BASc Biology, James Madison University 
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine – DMD, Temple University-Kornberg School of Dentistry

Dr. Kolade Akinwande, DDS

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.

  • BSc. Biology, University of New Mexico
  • DDS, Howard University College of Dentistry

Dr. Douglas Risk, DDS, ABGD, FICD

Dr. Risk began his dental career after graduating from 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.

  • BSc. Zoology, Ohio State University
  • DDS, Georgetown University 
  • General dentistry residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center 
  • Diplomate American Board of General Dentistry
  •  Fellow International College of Dentists
  • Member of the American Dental Association Standards Committee for Dental Products. 

Dr. Bruce Finagin, DDS

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.

  • DDS, University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
  • Prosthodontics residency, University of Maryland 
  • Recipient of the Quintessence Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Pooja Soni, DDS

Pooja Soni was born in Gujarat, India. She pursued her dental education in Mumbai. She relocated to the United States and enrolled in the Advanced Standing Program at Howard University College of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). She is very passionate in educating about oral health and its impact on the entire body. She keeps abreast of the ever-advancing technology and aims to provide best possible treatment options available to her patients. She is a certified Invisalign®️ and Botox®️ provider and offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation. She is involved in various community services, including going on mission trips to help the underserved. She has two kids, Ansh (4 years) and Ayaan (2 years), who make sure that she stays busy at home. During her free time, she loves dancing, cooking, travelling, and spending time with family.
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Howard University

Dr. Gibson Bartelus, DDS

Dr. Bartelus is a Boston native and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Atlantic Union College and then went on to attend Howard University College of Dentistry. After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, he completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in NY. In addition to his dedication to improving his dental skillset, Dr. Bartelus is a proud Boston sports fan (Go Pats!), and enjoys fitness, food, and trying to catch up on his never-ending reading and watching lists.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Howard University College of Dentistry Washington, D.C.
  • B.S. Biology Chemistry Minor, Atlantic Union College South Lancaster, MA.

Dr. David Peto MSD, DDS Periodontist

Dr. Peto graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 2005. He completed a one-year General Practice Residency in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. 

He then worked as a general dentist for two years after that. Afterwards, he moved to Houston for his periodontics residency in 2008, and completed his program in 2011 with a certificate in periodontics and a Masters degree. 

Dr. Peto then moved back to California, bought a practice, and also worked in different general dentists’ offices, providing specialty care, before moving back east in 2018 to be closer to family in Maryland and Toronto.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2005
  • General Practice Residency, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2005 – 2006
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry; Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
  • Postgraduate Program in Periodontics, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, 2008 – 2011

We are all about your needs

There are many reasons to love Tidewater Dental. We make dental visits simple with:

  • Flexible appointments guaranteed to start on time
  • Free teeth whitening for life
  • Multiple locations across Southern Maryland
  • Friendly and effective dental care for the entire family

No insurance? We’ve got you.

Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Get Directions

(410) 414-8333

Mon-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Get Directions

(301) 862-3900

Mon-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm 
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Solomons

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
Get Directions

(410) 326-4078

Mon-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Tidewater Dental
Dunkirk

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Get Directions

(301) 327-3314

Mon-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Tidewater Dental
Glenarden

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
Get Directions

(301) 955-9198

Mon-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Sat-Mon: CLOSED
Tue-Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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