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Posts for: April, 2022

Comprehensive Dental Care clinic with 15 doctors under one roof welcomes Dr. Constanza Mondragon DMD as a Pediatric Dentist for their Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland locations.

By: Pearlfection Dentistry

FREDERICK, Md. – April 4, 2022 - PRLog -- PearlFection Dentistry is proud to announce that Dr. Constanza (Connie) Mondragon has joined the practice as a full-time Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Mondragon is a board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist with a passion for bringing healthy smiles to young patients and setting them on course for a lifetime of oral health.

Dr. Mondragon is originally from Columbia, South America. Inspired by her desire to serve others, she attended dental school at El Bosque University in Bogota where she received her DDS degree in 1995. After relocating to the U.S. in 2002, she completed the International Dental Graduate program at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and earned her DMD degree in 2015. In keeping with her interest in the unique dental needs of children, she went on to receive a post-graduate degree in Pediatric Dentistry from NSU in 2017. She later traded the sunshine and beaches of Florida for the proximity of family in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

“Dr. Connie” is committed to providing a high standard of care to implement and maintain her young patients' oral health while embracing the joy they bring. As an experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) Pediatric Dentist, she hopes to encourage healthy smiles and make a difference in the lives of her patients. Her belief in ethics, caring, and dedication to children and families has been demonstrated through volunteer activities and events aimed at providing essential dental services to children in need.

Outside of the office, Dr. Mondragon enjoys spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoys playing soccer with her nephew, which requires her to stay fit through long walks, Zumba, and working out at the gym. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, going to the movies, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Mondragon will be seeing pediatric dental patients at both the Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland locations, utilizing the most advanced dental facilities and equipment available. This includes specialized pediatric tools and materials for imaging, cavity filling, and cleaning. Dr. Mondragon will be supported by on-staff orthodontists and other specialists at PearlFection Dentistry with pediatric expertise. This creates a convenient, worry-free environment for young patients and their families when teeth straightening, gum treatment, oral surgery, or other specialized services are necessary.

As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Mondragon is dedicated to the oral health of children ranging from infants to teens and young adults. This specialty oversees the important transition from primary (“baby”) teeth to secondary teeth. Pediatric Dentists are well versed in orthodontic teeth-straightening methods, extractions, and the treatment of dental injuries. They often work closely with other specialists, general dentists, and pediatricians to ensure the best course of treatment. Dr. Mondragon emphasizes oral health education for her patients, reinforcing the importance of good dental hygiene habits and regular cleanings to prevent cavities and other common dental issues. As an experienced “kid’s dentist” she is adept at making children of all ages feel safe and comfortable while providing them with the best possible care.

The entire PearlFection Dentistry staff is excited by the addition of Dr. Mondragon to the Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland dental offices. As a skilled, caring, and dedicated kid’s dentist who feels she only receives rewards from the little ones, she personifies the PearlFection commitment to comprehensive dental care for the entire family, including adults, seniors, and children. With all dentistry under one roof, Dr. Connie’s addition to the growing PearlFection family bolsters an exceptional team that includes General Dentists, Cosmetic Dentists, two Periodontists, two Prosthodontists, two Oral Surgeons, two Orthodontists, two Endodontists, and a highly dedicated group of Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and office personnel.

About PearlFection Dentistry: PearlFection Dentistry has been providing patients with top-quality dental treatment in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere since 1977. PearlFection maintains convenient locations in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland and is owned and operated by its dentists. PearlFection is currently welcoming new patients, and most forms of dental insurance are accepted.

Call today to schedule an appointment with our friendly patient coordinator at 301-663-5550 or 301-831-8303 (Urbana), or visit our websites: or to learn more about PearlFection Dentistry or make an appointment online.

Stewart Stringer




PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick MD and Urbana MD
Welcomes Dr. Scott Pasieta – Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Pasieta will be the 15th doctor at PearlFection Dentistry and the 2nd on staff Periodontist.

By: Pearlfection Dentistry
FREDERICK, Md. - March 22, 2022 - PRLog -- PearlFection Dentistry is proud to announce that Dr. Scott Pasieta will be joining the PearlFection dental staff as a Periodontist, effective March 28, 2022.

With over a decade of Periodontal experience, Dr. Pasieta brings a wealth of expertise in gum disease treatment, advanced cosmetic procedures, and the placement of dental implants. In addition to supporting PearlFection Dentistry patients with non-surgical root planing and scaling treatments to clean and repair damaged tissue, Dr. Pasieta will also be using his expertise to perform dental implant surgery, crown lengthening, gum recontouring, and pocket reduction procedures.

After completing his graduate studies at the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Pasieta went on to earn his certificate in Periodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. As a Navy Periodontist, Dr. Pasieta was afforded the opportunity to practice and travel all over the world, gaining valuable personal and professional experience along the way. While in Hawaii, he established a private Periodontic practice and served as an attending Clinical Periodontics faculty member for the New York University Waikiki Health Clinic. This breadth of experience has contributed to Dr. Pasieta’s impressive skill set and focus on exceptional patient care.

Dr. Pasieta is a dual board-certified Periodontist, accredited by the American Board of Periodontology in the areas of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The ICOI is the world’s largest dental implant organization and the largest provider of continuing dental implant education. Dr. Pasieta is also an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association.

Determining the best dentist, specialist(s), and support staff to meet the unique needs of each patient is essential for ensuring an optimized outcome. The addition Dr. Pasieta compliments the PearlFection commitment to comprehensive dental care with all dentistry under one roof. Dr. Pasieta will join existing Periodontist Dr. Atul Sharma to become the second Periodontist in the Frederick Maryland office. These highly qualified specialists make use of the most advanced facilities, equipment, and tools available for gum surgery and implantology, with the ultimate goal of ensuring ongoing oral health and wellness.

When not in the office caring for his patients, Dr. Pasieta enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking, attending the theater, and watching sports. "I am extremely excited to join the incredible team at PearlFection Dentistry," says Dr. Pasieta. "I look forward to making wonderful connections with my patients while treating them like family."
As a Periodontist, Dr. Pasieta specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory diseases that affect the gums and other tooth-supporting tissues. Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to severe gum infections and other conditions requiring aggressive periodontal therapy or surgical intervention, including the placement of dental implants.

The PearlFection Dentistry staff looks forward to the addition of Dr. Pasieta to the growing team of dentists and specialists. With all dentistry under one roof ranging from cleaning, teeth whitening, and orthodontics to complex implant-supported dentures such as restorative all-on four dentures, the skills Dr. Pasieta brings to the table as an experienced, dual board-certified Periodontist expand and enhance the PearlFection Dental portfolio of services.

About PearlFection Dentistry: PearlFection Dentistry ( has been meeting the comprehensive dental care needs of the Frederick Maryland community since 1977. Along with an additional full-service dental office located in Urbana Maryland, they strive to ensure patients receive top-quality dental treatment while enjoying a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. With 15 doctors now on staff in various specialties including pediatrics, cosmetic treatment, and everything in between, you'll be confident your oral hygiene is always in the very best hands. Call today to schedule your appointment with our friendly patient coordinator at (301) 663-5550.