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Todd E. Patton, DDS
Dr. Todd Patton’s earliest memories of going to the dentist are happy ones – he was fortunate enough to have a dentist who would let young Todd watch as he worked on his teeth, and enthusiastically answer any questions the young dentist-to-be could think to ask him.
Patton’s real appreciation for dentistry began in his teen years, when he had bonding applied to cover up some stains on his teeth. “I was amazed at the instant results,” he remembers. “I suddenly had more confidence and enjoyed smiling a lot more – all the self consciousness just went away! I wanted to be able to help others feel the same way.”
Today, Dr. Patton provides knowledgeable, gentle and caring dental services to patients of his own in his thriving practice in Annapolis, MD. His office is family friendly and features flat screen monitors so patients can relax and view movies during procedures. “I love Annapolis,” says Patton, who lives there with his wife and their two cats. “It’s a small city with a small town feel – I’m able to really get to know each one of my patients and their families.”
The procedures offered at Patton’s practice are cutting edge, including Digital X-rays, Intra oral cameras (allowing patients to see exactly what is going on inside their mouths), DIAGNOdent early cavity detection, NewTom Cone Beam CT Imaging (the latest in image screening for accurate implant placement), and Nobel Biocare Implants (providing a natural look and optimal health after implantation.
A native of upstate New York, Dr. Patton received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Union College, Schenectady, NY. He graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and also undertook advanced dental training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, where he completed a General Practice Residency.
Dr. Patton is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. He has received honors from the U. of MD Prosthodontic Honor Society, has been active in research at the U. of MD dental school and has received the Academy of Orofacial Pain Award for Excellence in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Orofacial Pain.
Patton points to long time friend and mentor Dr. Richard Sousa as an inspiration in his life and his practice: “He’s sincere, compassionate, empathic, and artistic – everything you should look for in a dentist. I hope I project that type of caring to my own patients.”
Dr. Patton believes strongly in giving back; he is active both in dental missions to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, as well as within his own community, where he has a strong relationship with Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center of Annapolis. He also volunteers in inner city Baltimore communities to promote dental health.
When he’s not volunteering or attending to his busy practice, Patton is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying the opportunities Annapolis affords for biking and running. He is also a passionate saltwater fisherman, an accomplished musician and a devoted skier.
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