Meet The Team

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Meet Dr. Shah

Palak Shah, DDS

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“Although I love that dentistry allows for the blending of art and science to create oral wellness for patients, my favorite part of being a dentist is really getting to know and connect with people.”

– Dr. Shah

Education & Training

As a Maryland native and a George Washington University alum, Dr. Shah earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. She went on to complete her residency program in Brooklyn Heights, NY at the Lutheran Medical Center where she received advanced training in prosthodontics (implants, crowns, and dentures), endodontics (root canal treatment), oral surgery, and pediatric and geriatric dentistry.

Certification & Membership

As a lifelong learner, she earned her certification in Invisalign® and also pursues ongoing specialized training in the latest advancements in dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Clear Aligners.

Mission Trips

Dr. Shah has served on numerous dental mission trips, providing care to underserved regions including the Dominican Republic and India.


Beyond serving patients, she loves spending time with her husband and their two young children. She also enjoys reading, traveling, movies, interior design, trying new restaurants, and meeting new people.

Meet The Team

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Stephanie Frank, RDH


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Erin Sperco, RDH


Maura Ordovensky, RDH


Charleen Campagna, RDH


Tina Henson


Jenn Filcheck

Front Desk/Office Manager

Connect With Us

We look forward to meeting you. Call our Columbia dental office at (410) 312-5660 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.

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