About Our Doctors

moss.jpgCheryl Frenkel Moss, DDS

General Dentistry and Geriatric Dentistry


  • 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.

elrafei.jpg Sameh Elrafei, DDS

General Dentistry and Prosthodontist


  • 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.

Dr.-PlunkaStanley Plunka, DDS

General Dentistry


  • 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.

Shebli Mehrazarin, DDS, PHD, MSDr.-Mehrazarin

Periodontist and Implant Specialist

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • BS - Biochemistry


  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • DDS - Dentistry


  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • PhD – Oral Biology


  • Columbia University
    • Specialty Residency & MS - Periodontics and Implant Surgery

Awards & Honors:

  • Chief Resident, Division of Periodontics – Columbia University
  • Appel Periodontics Medal for Excellence in Periodontics
  • Kenneth L. Siegel Award for Excellence in Periodontics
  • Ralph S. Kaslick Award for Excellence in Periodontics
  • BioHorizons Periodontal Scholar Award
  • Columbia University Visiting Professor Scholar

Dr. Shebli is a Board Certified Periodontist and Implant Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Shebli has extensive experience in all facets of periodontal and dental implant surgery, including, but not limited to, sinus grafting, soft tissue plastic surgery, hard and soft tissue grafting, crown lengthening and correction of gummy smile, peri-implantitis therapy, periodontal laser therapy, and minimally invasive surgical treatment modalities. He is dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest techniques and technology in order to provide the best treatment options and service to his patients.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Mehrazarin enjoys cooking, swimming, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and son.

Dr SpatesIrene Spates, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Irene Spates has a great reputation in Baltimore county as a compassionate pediatric dentist that demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness and transparency. She is dedicated to providing quality dental care to children in a calm and playful environment. Her ultimate goal is to promote healthy oral habits and preventative care in families that will last a lifetime. She received her dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she was honored as a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She was privileged to treat patients of all ages including those with special healthcare needs and complex medical conditions. She then received here specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member in Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoy spending time with family and friends. On the weekends, you can find her on a hiking trail, at an Oriole’s game or Raven’s game.

Dr.-ThomasChanice Thomas, DMD


Dr. Chanice Thomas is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. It was there she attended Oakwood University, graduating valedictorian of her class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. After completing her degree, she received a Merit Scholarship to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine then moved to Boston to begin her dental journey.

Upon earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Thomas continued to orthodontic residency at Tufts, where she trained for an additional two years. Dr. Thomas completed her specialty training and received a Certificate in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Thomas aims to improve the quality of life, self-esteem, and overall well-being of her patients by creating beautiful smiles.