About Your Dentist
"A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care."― Wayne Chirisa
Dr. Samuels is part of a trusted 38-year tradition of providing the best that dentistry has to offer. He is a 1979 graduate of Oberlin College and a 1983 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Dentistry. Dr. Samuels also attended the prestigious Misch Implant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, completing comprehensive courses in Implant Placement and Restoration. He is continually updating himself and his staff on the newest dental techniques and technology in order to provide you with the latest in comfortable, antiseptic, and personalized dental care.
Continuing Education for Professional Excellence
Dr. Samuels is committed to continuing education and has received training in IV Sedation Anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh, Jaw Pain Treatment (TMJ) from the Pankey Institute of Graduate Dentistry, and has completed the Rosenthal Cosmetic Dentistry Course at NYU.
Most notably, Dr. Samuels has been granted Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship is presented to dentists who are committed to pursuing professional excellence and providing the highest quality of dental care. In order to receive this distinction, Dr. Samuels completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As an AGD Fellow, Dr. Samuels has joined an elite group of only 6% of dentists in the U.S. and Canada who share an extraordinary dedication to the idea that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the results of going above and beyond basic requirements. Fellowship symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.
Recently, Dr. Samuels completed the Mastery Program in dental sleep medicine at Tufts University, and after passing an examination, achieved diplomate status from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Samuels has also been awarded diplomate status in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association and has served as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Dr. Samuels is a member of several professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowship Status), and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (Diplomate Status). Dr. Samuels has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
“My goal is to improve patients’ dental health, to fix the problems causing pain, and to improve the smiles of my patients.”
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology
Colgate University – Hamilton, New York