Our dental team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly and caring. Our staff’s number one priority is to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible. We are here to help you and we are more than willing to answer any question or concern.
Eric D. Levine, DDS
Dr. Eric Levine graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School. After opening offices in Washington, DC and Olney Maryland, Dr. Levine accepted a full-time appointment to teach at the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry.
Dr. Levine was the course director for the Year I preclinical course in operative dentistry as well as having an intramural practice with a focus on restorative dentistry.
Dr. Levine has a wide range of experience and expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He incorporates the latest advancements in dentistry with an emphasis on patient comfort to provide his patients with the best possible care.
Dr. Levine, his wife, and two children live in Olney. When he is not in the office Dr. Levine enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Leonard H. Bers, DDS
Dr. Leonard Bers has practiced in the Upper Marlboro area for 35 years, providing care for children and adults as well as for individuals with special needs.
Dr. Bers, a native Washingtonian, grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Natural Sciences and from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Bers completed a dental residency at Prince George’s General Hospital and Medical Center.
As an active member of the American Dental Association and the Southern Maryland Dental Society, Dr. Bers has served in many positions including Editor of the society newsletter, a longtime executive board member and state dental association delegate. He has served on the state dental legislative committee working on many oral health issues.
Dr. Bers is one of a small group of Maryland dentists to have earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and membership in the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Besides practicing in his Upper Marlboro office, Dr. Bers is also a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore teaching 3rd and 4th-year dental students. His area of interest at the university is in urgent care.
Dr. Bers spends time every year at the Dental Volunteers for Israel Trudi Birger Dental Clinic in Jerusalem providing care for children and young adults who cannot receive dental treatment elsewhere; the clinic is unique in that it provides care for those in need despite their cultural or religious background. He is on the board of directors of American Friends of DVI working toward the financial and treatment stability of the clinic.
Dr. Bers was also associated with a progressive dental practice in Cooperstown, NY, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In his off time, Dr. B busies himself with home projects and traveling with his wife.
Akanksha Joshi, DMD, BDS
Dr. Akanksha Joshi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia. In addition to her curriculum, Dr. Joshi was committed to providing 120 hours of dental care to under privileged persons where she earned Community Honors. Prior to pursuing her dental education at the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India.
Dr. Joshi is a very gentle and detail oriented dentist who delivers excellent care. She fits right in at Olney Dental Center with her comprehensive approach to dentistry. Comprehensive dentistry means we look at the mouth as more than teeth and gums – we include the soft tissues of the surrounding oral cavity and the muscles used for chewing and movement, including those around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Her continuing education includes mastering new techniques and technology. Dr. Joshi interests are Endodontic, Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. She loves dentistry because she can apply science and art at the same time to offer functional and cosmetic services to her patients.
Dr. Joshi recently moved to Olney with her husband who is an Engineer and their baby and is excited to serve the community. In her free time, Dr. Joshi likes cooking, traveling, learning about diverse cultures, and going for walks. She is also into Bollywood Dancing and sketching.
Rebecca’s career as a dental hygienist has spanned over 20 years. She has been with our practice for many years. From a very early age, she knew that she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene & Certification for delivery of anesthesia from the University of Maryland, School of Dental Surgery and has a Certification of Dental Hygiene from Howard University. She is passionate about dental hygiene because it is a profession that helps people stay healthy and feel good about themselves and is an important part of everyone’s overall health. She loves getting to know her patients and their families. She aspires to treat each person as an individual and give the best treatment she can while educating and informing them of their current oral health. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and children.
Theresa was raised in a large, close-knit family in Montgomery County, MD. She has is married and has three daughters. Theresa earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland. As an experienced Dental Hygienist practicing for more than 30 years, she enjoys the opportunity to help patients obtain optimal oral health and understand its importance. She feels her position as a Dental Hygienist is extremely important and rewarding, and she loves connecting with and getting to know her patients. Outside of the office, Theresa loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Jocelyn graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School with her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene and is licensed to provide local anesthesia. She has practiced with the Olney Dental Center with the goal to provide the best individualized care for each patient. She aims to create the best and most comfortable environment at each visit, with her main goal of creating the best possible dental experience. Jocelyn is married with two children and loves to support her local shops and community. With a genuinely friendly personality, she will always take the time to chat when you find her at the gym or out and about with her family and friend
Tanja is from Berlin, Germany. She completed her apprenticeship to become a certified druggist and worked in the healthcare department for a large retail pharmacy in Europe. Tanja first traveled to the United States as an Au Pair. She traveled to many states, made new friends that became family and met her wonderful husband. Tanja has been a member of our wonderful team for several years and is passionate about her work as a dental assistant. Throughout that time, she has attended and completed several dental programs obtaining certifications in dental radiology, phlebotomy, and PRP. She also assisted Dr. Levine during his implant seminar in the Dominican Republic, held by Dr. Arun Garg. Tanja will continue to advance her education in her career.
Christy grew up in a small suburb in Howard County. She graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Upon graduating she began preparing for the Dental Admissions Test as she is an aspiring dental student. She began working at the Olney Dental Center as a dental assistant shortly thereafter. She has varied experiences volunteering around the world which ultimately fuels her drive to make a difference in the world. Christy is passionate about dentistry and the ability to play a hands-on role in providing quality care for patients and ultimately bringing smiles to many faces. She hopes to begin her dental education journey during the Fall of 2019. During Christy’s free time she enjoys being active and outdoors with her dog. She also enjoys spending time with her close friends and family.
Victoria is from Mount Airy, Maryland and graduated from Linganore High School. Upon graduating she started going to school to become a dental assistant. Victoria enjoys spending lots of time with her fiancé and their two children.
Elizabeth is from Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Montgomery County a few years ago. She graduated from Sherwood High School and joined the Olney Dental Center family. Since joining the team, Elizabeth has become the Scheduling and Financial Coordinator for the office and is willing to answer any questions that may arise. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Mingyee came to the U.S. from Singapore to obtain her B.S. in Marketing and an M.A. in Economics. After graduation, she moved to the Olney area where she is currently married with two kids. Along with working at the Olney Dental Center, Ming also works for a CPA and a local Engineering firm doing accounting work. Before joining the team, Ming was a patient for 12 years at our practice. She is currently working with us as our insurance and accounts receivable specialist. Along with working, Ming is actively involved with charitable work in the Olney area.