Welcome to smiles4children. We are a Pediatric Dental Practice.
Our office is a place where children feel at home and start
their journey for a lifetime of good oral health. The dental
needs of young children are very specific and they have special
emotional needs as well.
Our practice has the experience and compassion to tend to both
aspects. We strive to build trust and confidence with our
patients as well as educate parents and caregivers – a
combination that leads to fantastic results. Thank you for
considering us for your child’s dental care and their "dental
Edward L. Ginsberg, D.D.S.
Dr. Edward Ginsberg was born and raised in Baltimore. Majoring in Biology, he received his undergraduate degree from Western Maryland College. Dr. Ginsberg attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry from which he graduated magna cum laude. Upon graduation he was awarded the Certificate of Honor and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental fraternity, which is reserved for the top 10% academic average and service among dental graduates. Dr. Ginsberg was also awarded the American Society of Dentistry for Children award, which is the top prize given in children’s dentistry. He completed his post-graduate specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland.
In 1984 Dr. Ginsberg founded the smiles4children dental practice. In 1985, he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the department of pediatric dentistry as a part-time clinical assistant professor, and is a member of the Dean's Faculty. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Ginsberg has served as president of the Maryland Society of Dentistry for Children and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners sedation committee, and is a member of the examination committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
As a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Craniofacial Team he evaluates patients with cleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial syndromes. He is also on staff at Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland Rehabilitative and Orthopedic Institute, and Sinai hospitals. Dr. Ginsberg lectures frequently to dental students, residents, dental study clubs, professional and community organizations on various pediatric dental topics.
Dr. Ginsberg is happily married, has two married children and four grandsons. His interests outside of dentistry are photography, skiing, biking, tennis, swimming, and spending time with his family.
Rachael L. Simon, D.D.S.
Dr. Rachael Simon is from Northern Virginia and
has settled in Howard County with her family and has been practicing
pediatric dentistry since completing her post- graduate degree in
2000. Dr Simon received her dental degree in 1998 from the Baltimore
College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore. She
was a member of the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society and received
the Leonard Rapport Memorial Award for excellence in dental
pharmacology. After completing dental school she entered an advanced
pediatric dental training program at the Baltimore College of Dental
Surgery where she earned her certificate in pediatric dentistry.
During her training she was on staff at the University of Maryland
Medical Center and Kernan Hospital.
Dr Simon's goal is to promote oral health care throughout the
community. She is a member of several professional organizations,
including the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental
Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is
the current president of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric
Dentistry. She has served as the president of the Maryland Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Simon is currently serving as a
member of The American Academ of Pediatric Dentistry Council on
Clinical Affairs. She has volunteered her time as a trainer
for the Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. program. As a part of this
program, Dr. Simon lectures to local dentists on how to recognize
neglect and child abuse in the dental setting. She is a member of the medical staff at both Kernan and
Dr. Simon is married to her loving husband David. They have two
wonderful daughters, Sydney and Joanna. Her interests include playing soccer, traveling,
watching Baltimore sports teams and spending time with her family
and her 2 dogs.
Deven V. Shroff, D.M.D.
Dr. Shroff was born in India and moved to
Philadelphia as a child. He attended Temple University and Temple
University School of Dentistry, where he earned his undergraduate
and dental degrees with honors. He was awarded a Health Professions
Scholarship by the US Army and served as an Army Dentist for nearly
nine years. As an army dentist Dr. Shroff served in an Advanced
Education in General Dentistry Internship at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Following his internship he was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany
where he served as Chief of General Dentistry. He returned to the
United States to complete his specialty training in Pediatric
Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. As a
pediatric dentist, Dr. Shroff was stationed in Seoul, Korea, where
he served as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2003, he completed his
military service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as Chief of
Pediatric Dentistry in Washington, DC and as a residency mentor at
Dr. Shroff is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric
Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,
a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the
American College of Dentists. He has served as the President of the
Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shroff serves a member
of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Sedation Committee
and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on
Government Affairs. He is also a member of several professional
organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric
Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American
Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shroff serves as a pediatric
dentistry consultant and guest lecturer to the US Army Dental Corps.
He is a volunteer, Dean's Faculty member at the University of
Maryland Dental School, where he enjoys teaching pediatric dentistry
to future dentists.
Dr. Shroff is a 2009 recipient of the ARC of Howard County,
Celebration of Excellence Award for Outstanding Service to
Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
He is a member of the medical staff at both Kernan and Sinai
Dr. Shroff, in 2010, was elected by his peers and inducted as a
Fellow into the American College of Dentists (ACD). The ACD is the
oldest national honorary organization for dentists and was founded
in 1920 to recognize dentists who have made significant
contributions to the advancement of dentistry. The mission of the
ACD is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism and leadership
in dentistry. Fellowship in the College is by invitation and based
on demonstrated leadership and contributions to the dental
profession and society. Approximately 3.5% of dentists are Fellows
of the American College of Dentists.
In 2014, Dr. Shroff was inducted as a Fellow of the International
College of Dentists (ICD). The ICD or the "College" is oldest and
largest international honor society for dentists in the world.
Established in 1928, the College has over 12,000 members, in 122
countries, who have been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow in
the ICD. This Fellowship is extended only by invitation. The
nominated dentists must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading
to recognition of the individual's "outstanding professional
achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued
progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind." Fellowship in
the ICD is considered to be one of the highest honors in dentistry.
Dr. Shroff is married to his loving wife, Mona. They have two
wonderful children, daughter Anjali and son Anand. His interests
include traveling, hiking, biking and spending time with his
Choti Jahnigen, D.D.S.
Dr. Jahnigen was born in Toronto, Canada and
moved shortly after to Columbia, Maryland. She attended the
University of Maryland Baltimore County and graduated Cum Laude with
a dual degree in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Jahnigen earned her
dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dental
Surgery where she also was invited to join both the Gamma Pi Delta
Honor Society and the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society, highly
selective societies, which induct students exhibiting exceptional
dental ability and character essential to the practice of dentistry.
Upon graduation Dr. Jahnigen was presented with the Maryland Society
of Dentistry for Children Award for excellence in pedodontics.
Completing her post-graduate specialty training in Pediatric
Dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Jahnigen served as chief resident from 1992-1993, her training
and hands-on experience ranged from emergency room dentistry to
treating and counseling children with cleft palate to dealing with
the special needs of medically compromised children.
A member of the Maryland Society of Dentistry for Children and the
Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jahnigen practiced
dentistry in Columbia, MD before joining a very successful practice
in Annapolis, MD. In 1997 she accepted a 13-month position with the
US army and worked as a contract dentist in Kitzingen, Germany
treating the dependent children of the military personnel stationed
there. She and her family spent the year touring Europe and learning
the German language. Following her return she remained with the
practice in Annapolis for a total of 15yrs before deciding to join
smiles4children in August of 2007.
Her husband Greg is also from Maryland and is the Director of
Technology at the Severn School in Severna Park. They have lived
happily with their three boys, Zachary, Nathan and Sammy in
Catonsville MD since 1989. Together they enjoy camping, skiing,
hiking, traveling and spending time with their friends and family.
Nathinee Jaiarj, D.D.S.
Dr. Jaiarj was born and raised in Bangkok,
Thailand. She attended Chulalongkorn University dental school where
she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. After
practicing for three years at a hospital in an underserved area and
private dental offices in Thailand, she came to the
United States for her dental specialty training. She received a
certificate of graduate study in pediatric dentistry from Boston
University, Boston, Massachusetts in 2002 and was awarded a resident
research award upon her graduation. She then continued her
fellowship program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of
Maryland and obtained her Maryland state dental license. During the
pediatric dental fellowship program, she not only served as a
part-time visiting clinical instructor at University of Maryland,
she also provided dental care at the Carroll County Health
Department Dental Clinic. She has joined smiles4children and worked
as a full-time pediatric dentist since September 2006.
Dr. Jaiarj is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of
Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jaiarj is a member of several professional
organizations, including a member of the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry, the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,
and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Jaiarj interests includes traveling, photography, tennis, dogs,
cooking home decoration, and piano.
Rebecca Turner, D.D.S.*
Dr. Rebecca Turner was
born and raised in Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree
in Biology from James Madison University and her dental degree from
Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as a class
officer for 4 years . Upon graduation, she was honored with the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Student award. Dr. Turner
was also elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honorary dental
fraternity upon graduation which is reserved for the top 10% of the
class based on academic average and service among dental graduates.
In 2011, she began her post-graduate specialty training in Pediatric
Dentistry at the University of Maryland. While there, she served as
Chief Resident and completed her post-graduate specialty training in
Dr. Turner is a member of both the Maryland Academy of Pediatric
Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is
thrilled to be a member of team of doctors at smiles4children.
She is married to her college sweetheart, Brody, and recently had her first baby, Luke Brody, in October 2014. Outside dentistry,
she enjoys photography and scrapbooking, staying active through
hiking, running and yoga and spending time with family and friends.
Amber Slevin D.D.S.
Dr. Amber Slevin was born and raised in Summerville, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology. She pursued her dental education and graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Slevin attended the University of Kentucky for her Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. She is trained in pediatric restorative dentistry, advanced behavior management techniques such as oral sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia. She served as Chief Resident from 2016-2017 and graduated with her specialist certificate in 2017.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. Dr. Slevin currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She shares her love of dentistry with her fiancé who is a periodontist. When not practicing dentistry she enjoys reading, traveling, watching WVU Mountaineer sports and spending time with her family and two dogs, Cash and Kassie.
Linda Glover graduated from West Liberty State
College, with a degree in dental hygiene (she brings 16 years of
dental hygiene experience to her position). Her dental experience
also includes working with a national dental consulting firm for 6
years in the areas of practice management and marketing, public speaking and
customer service. She has been working as practice administrator
with smiles4children since 2005. She is responsible for managing the
practice, training staff and creating a customer service environment that is top
notch for patients and their parents. Her goal is that their dental
experience is “one of kind”.
Linda enjoys spending time with her
family and friends. She loves to cook and is a fan of professional
spends her spare time at the gym, enjoys tennis, swing dancing, time
with friends and her puppy.
Our Administrative Team
Our administrative team assists with scheduling appointments and
addressing parent’s questions. Our mission is to be informative and
supportive. The goal of our entire team is to provide the highest
level of customer service, making for a positive experience for you
and for your child.
Our Clinical Coordinator
Diane Manger brings 27 years of dental experience to
smiles4children. Her skills include assisting in pediatric dentistry
and orthodontics, appliance fabrication, and treatment of patients
under general anesthesia at the hospital. She has been a member of
the smiles4children staff for 18 years, and has been working as the
clinical coordinator since 2007. She is responsible for managing the
clinical team so that our staff provides outstanding care for our
patients. Diane lives in Catonsville with her loving husband Jeff
and 3 wonderful children, Jason, Jordan and Abbi. Her interests
include cooking, traveling and walking her dog, Connor.
Our Hygiene Team
Our hygiene staff emphasizes education and hands on instruction.
Patients and parents leave each visit with the skills that allow
them to maintain optimal oral health.
Our Clinical Team
Skilled in pediatric clinical care, our dental assisting team
provides patient care with expertise and warmth so that our patients
feel relaxed and comfortable throughout each dental visit.