About Our Doctors

moss.jpgDr. Cheryl Frenkel Moss

Education/Residency

  • Stern College, Yeshiva University
    New York, New York – BA, Biology
  • New York University, College of Dentistry
    New York, New York – Doctor of Dentistry Surgery Honors Program Pediatric Dentistry
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    Brooklyn, New York – Certificate in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Patient Care

Memberships

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA)

Awards and Honors

  • 2000 – 2001 Pediatric Dentistry Van Honors Program
  • 2000 – 2001 Faculty Practice Honors Program
  • 1999 – 2000 Dr. Lyonel S. Hildes Memorial Scholarship
  • 1995 – 1997 Dean's List (Stern College)
  • 1996 – 1997 National Collegiate Education Award
  • 1995 – 1996 Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • 2002 Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Division of Dentistry
    Certificate for Outstanding Performance in Geriatric Dentistry
  • 2002 Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    Certificate for Completion Rotation in Anesthesia

Hospital Staff Status

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center-Hospital
  • Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehab. Center

Continuing Education

Dr. Frenkel Moss is committed to bringing superior dental care to her patients. To that end, she has taken many hours of continued education courses to keep current with the most up-to-date technologies, most recently courses at:

  • Align Technology, Inc. re: Invisalign
  • Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society for Clinical Research, AGD, re: Lumineers Techniques
  • DOCS Trained in Oral Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Frenkel Moss resides in Baltimore with her husband and children.


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Dr. Sameh Elrafei

Education/Residency

  • Boston University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, Massachusetts – Master of Science in Oral Biology
  • Boston University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, Massachusetts – Certificate of Advance Graduate Study in Prosthodontics
  • Alexandria University, School of Dental Medicine

Alexandria, Egypt – Bachelor of Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery

Memberships

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Dr. Elrafei has been practicing in the field of dentistry for over 30 years and has utilized his passion for the profession, both internationally and at home in Maryland. He has a concrete pledge to provide the utmost quality of care to all his patients through his invaluable experience and commitment to continuing education courses.


DrSethi.jpgDr. Shalini Sethi

Education/Residency

  • Dr. Sethi completed her bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
  • She then attended and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School, where she received several accolades for her technical and academic achievements, including selection to participate in a cleft lip/palate outreach program with Operation Smile in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.
  • Dr. Sethi completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Miami VA Hospital.
  • She also completed a three-year periodontal residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was trained in all aspects of periodontal surgery, including dental implants and oral cosmetic surgery.

Awards and Honors

  • Shalini Sethi, D.D.S., a Board Certified Periodontist, has been recognized as one of the "Top Dentists 2013" for Periodontists in Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Sethi is a dynamic, skilled clinician who shares our philosophy of providing the very best personalized periodontal care to her patients in a relaxed, professional atmosphere.


Dr.-PlunkaDr Stanley Plunka, DDS, MS

Education:

  • BS., cum laude, Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, May 1973
  • MS. Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, June, 1975
  • DDS, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, June, 1982

Military Service

Dr Plunka served in the US Army Dental Corps, as an Army Dentist from August, 1982 to February, 1987. Captain Plunka rose to second-in-command at the Fort Hamilton Dental Clinic in Brooklyn, NY., where he perfected his skills in all aspects on Dentistry. He earned the distinguished Army Commendation medal in 1987. After active duty service, Dr Plunka remained as a Dentist in the US Army Dental Corps Reserves, attached to Fort Meade, MD until 1991, where he was promoted to the rank of Major.

Civilian Experience

Dr Plunka associated with several Dental Practices from 1987 to 1994. He was a General Dentist on the staff of the Wyman Park Dental Clinic, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1987 to 1991. In 1992 he opened his Dental Practice in Northwest Baltimore City, and subsequently moved the Practice to Pikesville, MD, where he practiced General Dentistry from 2002 to 2021. He has received several awards, including the Baltimore Certificate For The Treatment of Handicap Children. He is a member of the Maimonides Dental Study Club, and a past member of the Alpha Omega Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Dr Plunka is married with two children. He enjoys reading, playing chess and spending time with his two young grandchildren.


Dr EngelDr Francoise E. Engel, DDS

After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1979 from the University Paris VII in France, Dr. Francoise Engel worked in a private practice as a general dentist. To pursue her schooling in orthodontics, Dr. Engel immigrated to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 with her Certificate in Orthodontics.

Motivated by a strong interest in education, Dr. Engel stayed on as a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine while working in a private orthodontic practice in Richboro, PA.

An offer as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, prompted a move to San Antonio. For the next nine years Dr. Engel taught full-time in the Department of Orthodontics at the San Antonio Dental School. In 1994, Dr. Engel accepted a faculty position at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore where she taught and practiced orthodontics for four years.

To apply what she had taught for so long, Dr. Engel went into private practice to set into motion her unique caring philosophy and state-of-the-art techniques. Her friendly attitude, personalized attention and excellence in patient care have generated beautiful smiles from her patients.

Born and educated in Paris, France, Dr. Engel currently resides in Pikesville, Maryland. She is the parent of two grown up children and she enjoys participating in various outdoor activities including: bike riding, sailing and skiing. Dr. Engel also takes pleasure from the arts, theatre, foreign films and musicals.


Zdanowicz-resDr. Clifford Zdanowicz, DMD

As a Diplomate of the American Board or Periodontology (board certified periodontist), my undergraduate degree was obtained at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and my dental diploma was obtained at Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1990. Board Certification was obtained in May 2001.

During my final year at Columbia, I was offered of a commission with both the United States Army and the United States Navy. I selected the Navy and spent the majority of the next six years predominately stationed in the Far East practicing restorative dentistry perfecting my clinical skills. In 1997, I was offered a position at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, Maryland and entered their periodontic residency training program. I resigned my Naval commission in 2003 with the rank of Commander and moved to Baltimore County and entered private practice. Shortly thereafter, I was made an offer I could not refuse and accepted a position with the Air Force Reserve Command in August 2004. I now lead the medical unit (512th Aerospace Medical Squadron) as the medical squadron commander holding the rank of Colonel attached to the 512th Airlift Wing on Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Delaware.

My expertise includes a thorough understanding of occlusion and the function of the masticatory system. My clinical skills include: cosmetic surgery – connective tissue grafting, free gingival graft augmentation, esthetic crown extension, bone regeneration around teeth, ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, implant placement, surgical extractions for implant placement, trained/certified in the use of the Periolase MVP-7 for the treatment of bone loss around teeth, trained/certified in the Chao Pinhole Technique, occlusal guards, and occlusal adjustment.