Basem Nashed, D.M.D.
“My great dental experience as a teen sparked my interest in dentistry. I’m passionate about pediatric dentistry because I get the pleasure of watching my patients grow and go through different phases of life. My goal is to provide children with positive experiences so that when they are adults, they do not fear the dentist or neglect their oral health.”
– Basem Nashed, D.M.D. –
Dr. Nashed was born and raised in Egypt, then moved to Massachusetts in his early teens. He attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Nashed earned his dental degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine, where he was repeatedly elected by his classmates to serve as their Class President all four years and was chosen to serve on the admission committee of the university.
Dr. Nashed earned many prestigious awards, including the Fox award-recognizing the best overall dental student in his graduating class, the Special Care Dentistry Association/Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Student Award, and the Outstanding Student Leader Award awarded by the American College of Dentists in recognition of one senior dental student who demonstrated leadership and outstanding scholastic performance. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the elite Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, which is reserved for the top 10% academic average, service, and professionalism among dental graduates.
Dr. Nashed completed his postgraduate specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at nationally ranked Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, where he received extensive training in all areas of pediatric dentistry, including craniofacial anomalies, trauma management, treating and counseling children with cleft lip and palate, as well as special needs and medically compromised patients. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Nashed’s main focus is to provide excellent and quality care that is backed up by evidence-based research.
When not taking care of your children, Dr. Nashed enjoys teaching pediatric dentistry to future dentists as a volunteer Dean’s Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Nashed and his wife, Marina, enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, global dental outreach, biking, and spending time outdoors with their bernedoodle, Charleston!