About Our Doctors

moss.jpgDr. Cheryl Frenkel Moss


  • 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


  • 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.


Dr. Sameh Elrafei


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

Headshot2Dr. Amrita Rakalla

Dr. Rakalla was born and raised in Danville, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Dr. Rakalla continued her education at UIC, where she also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During dental school, she received several awards including the American Institute of Orthodontic Research award and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Lina K. Tharp Award for compassion in providing oral healthcare to patients. For her outstanding academic achievements, Dr. Rakalla was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Dr. Rakalla then completed her orthodontic residency at Marquette University in Milwaukee, earning her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Rakalla loves seeing the transformation in her patients and their smiles throughout treatment.  She regularly attends continuing education courses to stay up-to-date and provide the best treatment options for her patients.
Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Delta, a national dental fraternity.
Dr. Rakalla recently moved to Baltimore and is looking forward to exploring her new home!  She is an avid Chicago sports fan and also enjoys reading, baking, learning to cook, and trying new restaurants.