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Dr. Richard Aufderheide, D.M.D., M.S.D.
104 Forbes Street Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401Dr. Richard Aufderheide, D.M.D., M.S.D.

“The goal and policy is to treat our patients as we would treat our families,” asserts Dr. Richard Aufderheide, D.M.D. His Annapolis practice offers high quality, friendly service in a gentle, caring atmosphere. “Being of service to our patients,” he explains, “is the definition to our purpose and the mission of our practice.” He makes sure the patient is given all treatment options, realistic treatment expectations, and costs. “This way,” he says, “the patient can make the best informed decision on what is right for them.” He believes that successful implant and periodontal therapy is dependent upon
a team approach between the patient, the restorative dentist, and the periodontist, and thus maintains open communication between all members of the team in order to ensure individualized personal attention for each and every patient.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, training, and systems allows Dr. Aufderheide to serve his patients to the best of his ability. He ensures that only the newest and best diagnostic equipment are available to provide optimal treatment options and solutions. Along these lines, he has built a brand new periodontal treatment and comprehensive implant treatment center which opened in September. It incorporates the latest 3-D scanning imaging systems and integrated computer analysis for optimal Dental Implant and Periodontal treatment planning.

Dr. Aufderheide continues to develop the knowledge and skills of his staff through constant continuing
education programs. His own formal education and training is extensive and ongoing. He earned his
D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from The University of Pennsylvania in 1992. While in dental school,
Dr. Aufderheide attended exchange internships at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Columbia
College of Physicians and Surgeons.

After dental school, Dr. Aufderheide completed a two-year dental surgical residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was appointed Chief Resident. He then completed a study program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for the management of jaw bone defects and bone regeneration. Dr. Aufderheide proceeded to further his specialty training with a three-year Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgical residency at the Case Western Reserve University of Dental Medicine in associateship with The Cleveland Clinic. During his Periodontal and Implant Surgical training, Dr. Aufderheide was appointed Chief Resident and concurrently completed a research-based Masters Degree program, culminating in a Masters Degree in Periodontal Microbiology (MSD) in 1997.

Dr. Aufderheide is an active member of multiple dental organizations, including: the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American College of Oral Implantologists, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Anne Arundel County Dental Society, and the Eastern Shore Dental Society. He served as Vice President and then President of the Anne Arundel County dental society for four years.

Dr. Aufderheide lives on Kent Island, with his wife Sarah, of 18 years, and 3 children. Outside of his profession, Dr. Aufderheide's pursuits consist of coaching his children's football, wrestling, lacrosse, swimming and field hockey teams and enjoys spending time with his family.

Ask Dr. Rick
Q: Why do I need periodontal treatment? Nothing hurts, and my teeth feel fine?
A: The teeth are held into the mouth by the gum and jaw bone. This attachment apparatus is called the 'Periodontal Attachment'. Breakdown of this attachment is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. It is completely different from cavities, or tooth decay. The destruction of the periodontal attachment does not usually cause pain. The most common symptoms may be some bleeding of the gums, gum recession, and slight, but unusual sensation when chewing on particular teeth. By the time periodontal attachment problems (i.e. 'gum disease') hurts... it's usually too late to save the tooth/teeth affected.             

Dr. Richard Aufderheide, D.M.D., M.S.D.

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