Dr. Dawn Merguerian spent a lot of time in a dental office while she was growing up. When she was 13, she started working at her father’s practice where she would file charts, write postcards, and type ledgers. She helped her dad at his dental office for years, and would even work for him during the summers while she attended Johns Hopkins University to pursue neuroscience.
One summer, she witnessed the immediate gratification of a patient’s tooth extraction process-- the patient showed up to her father’s dental office in pain, and after treatment they left relieved and happy. This was the moment Dr. Merguerian decided to become a dentist.
Dr. Merguerian went on to attend University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery for her DDS, and completed her residency at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2009. Since then she has continued to develop her skills in private practice and is dedicated to continuing education. This includes earning Fellowship standing in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Oral Implantologists. Now that she is opening a practice of her own, Dr. Merguerian feels honored to bring her passion for friendly, comfortable dentistry to Baltimore. When she’s not in the office, you can find Dr. Merguerian cycling through the city, running with November Project, or catching live music whenever she can.
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Your health and comfort are our top priorities at Waterfront Dental. Whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory, we make sure to provide amenities that will keep you at ease. We have a beverage station to keep you hydrated while you wait in the lobby, as well as TVs and headphones for entertainment in the operatory. For patients who suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, we also have sedation options that will make your treatment pleasant and comfortable.