Kids Love Us. Parents Trust Us.
Welcome to smiles4children, a pediatric dental practice. We are creating a comfortable environment to start your child off on the right foot for a lifetime of oral health is our top priority.
The dental needs of children are very specific and can be emotional. Our practice has the experience and compassion to tend to both. With over 35 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, we’re committed to partnering with families to offer the education and tools needed to bring good dental practices home. Thank you for considering us for your child’s dental care and as their “dental home.”
Rachael L. Simon, D.D.S.
Dr. Rachael Simon is from Northern Virginia and has settled in Howard County with her family. She 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 (…Continue Reading)
Deven V. Shroff, D.M.D.
Diplomate, American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry 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 (…Continue Reading)
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 (…Continue Reading)
Nathinee Jaiarj, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry 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 (…Continue Reading)
Catherine Kolasny, D.D.S.
Dr. Catherine Kolasny was born and raised in Columbia, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. While attending UMB dental school, she fostered her love for treating children and was president of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry student chapter. She was published for her contribution to research on early childhood caries and 100% juice. In addition, she was recognized (…Continue Reading)
Jordan Virden, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Jordan Virden is from Ellicott City, Maryland. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech, with an undergraduate degree in biology. While at the University she spent time volunteering at a dental clinic for an underserved population in southwest Virginia. It was there that she established an interest in dentistry. Dr. Virden is a former smiles4children patient who later joined our staff as a dental assistant and developed a love of pediatric dentistry. (…Continue Reading)
Summer Ceraolo, D.D.S.
Dr. Ceraolo was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. Beginning in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to grow up to be a pediatric dentist since she admired the work of her own pediatric dentist and the joy he brought children after improving their smiles. Growing up a Gator fan, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and attended college atUniversity of Florida. She received an undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Ceraolo then moved to Baltimore to (…Continue Reading)
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 CumLaude 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 (…Continue Reading)
Edward L. Ginsberg, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry 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 (…Continue Reading)