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Meet the Doctors

Thomas R. a'Becket, DDS

Dr. a'Becket graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has practiced in Laurel since 1977. He enjoys providing dentistry for the entire family with a special interest in restorative implant treatment.

He is active in organized dentistry, and has served as President of the Southern Maryland Dental Society and Treasurer of the Maryland State Dental Association.

Dr. a'Becket's interests include landscaping and bowling. He is married with two sons.

Carl J. Oppenheim, DDS

Dr. Oppenheim enjoys the variety of general practice, especially creating sparkling smiles using up-to-date cosmetic and restorative techniques. He also has special interests in doing root canal treatments and headache prevention therapies.

A native of Baltimore, he graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1972 and the University of Maryland Dental School in 1976. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Maryland State Dental Association, and the Southern Maryland Dental Society.

He is married and has two daughters. Dr. Oppenheim likes live theater and his hobbies include reading, playing cards (poker, hearts, and pitch) and stamp collecting. He also does watercolor painting.

Dr. Shawn Samad

Raised in Severna Park, MD, Dr. Samad is the proud son of Fred and Mary Samad, a working class couple that raised their children in a humble household. Dr. Samad grew up to be an avid sports fan. He still plays soccer regularly and is a HUGE Ravens fan! He went to college in Westminster, MD, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Biology and Chemistry with a special focus on Physics. He then continued his education at UMBC where he worked on a Masters degree in Biology. He then attended University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He has received extensive training and experience in Endodontics (Root Canals), Oral Surgery, Implantology, and Invisalign Orthodontics. His belief is Knowledge is Success!! He is still undergoing Continuing Education (CE) regularly in the newest, latest and greatest techniques and technology to improve our practice.

Dr. Samad's motto in his work is, “Changing lives, one tooth at a time.” Come on in and meet him. You won’t be disappointed!