MICHAEL D. PARSONS, D.D.S.
Dr. Parsons is a native of Maryland and attended Thomas S. Wootton High school in Rockville. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Maryland in College Park. Following his undergraduate education, he attended the University of Maryland Dental School in 1992 where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and the Irvin I. Abramson award for outstanding skill and expertise in endodontic diagnosis and treatment. While there, he was also a member of the Gamma Pi Delta and Gorgas Honor Societies. After completing a General Practice Residency in Dental Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, he received his specialty training and Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School.
Dr. Parsons is a member of the Frederick County Dental Society for which he has served as president. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and American Association of Endodontists. As an endodontist, he utilizes state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including the use of a surgical microscope, in order to provide the highest quality of care. He enjoys spending his free time hiking and doing other outdoor activities with his wife and three children.
MAAN ZUAITAR, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Zuaitar earned his undergraduate degree in Baghdad, Iraq. His dental training was accomplished through the University of Baghdad School of Dentistry in 2005. He then graduated from New York University with his graduate dental degree in 2014. Along with the aforementioned achievements, Dr. Zuaitar has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) through Boston University in 2019.
Some of Dr. Zuaitar’s professional interests are endodontics and microsurgery. He enjoys helping patients and finding them relief to their pain. He also enjoys helping patients to achieve a healthier state in general. The artistic side of dentistry, especially in Endodontics are also part of what Dr. Zuaitar enjoys most.
Amongst being bilingual in Arabic and English, swimming, biking and reading articles are some of Dr. Zuaitar’s interests outside of work.
“My journey throughout life has been full of interesting experiences that in a way make me unique.”
Dr. Zuaitar looks forward to serving you and our local communities.
JEFF MINCHAU, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Minchau grew up in Johnstown, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1996 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University in 2000. Following graduation, Dr. Minchau practiced general dentistry in Johnstown for two years. He then completed his post-doctoral specialty program in endodontics at WVU in 2004.
Dr. Minchau is a professional member of the Monongalia Valley Dental Society, Allegheny & Garrett County Dental Society, the WV Dental Association (where he has served on the executive council), the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys staying active with his family and friends. Some of his favorite hobbies include playing golf, stand-up paddle-boarding, and boating on our amazing local lakes.
Jeff married his wife Beth, a family nurse practitioner and Morgantown native, in 2000. They have two sons, Owen and Ryan, and a daughter Sara – the main reason for his grey hair!
KENT MCBRIDE, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. McBride was raised in Damascus, MD and Petersburg, WV. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 2001, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University in 2005, and then completed his post-doctoral specialty training in endodontics at WVU in 2007.
Dr. McBride is an advocate for collaborative multi-disciplinary dental care and believes that dental care is best provided when specialists and general dentists are working in harmony.
In his spare time, Kent enjoys skiing, running, fitness, and spontaneous outdoor adventures with his family. Kent and his lovely wife, Sarah, have three boys Cole (born in 2013), Cooper (born in 2015), and Hudson (born in 2019). Kent lived in Montgomery County throughout his childhood and has many family ties in the area.
SPENCER STILES, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Stiles is from Kimberly, WV – a small town in the western end of Monongalia County. He received his undergraduate BS degree from WVU in Forensic Identification and chose to pursue dentistry after completing an internship with a forensic dentist. Dr. Stiles graduated from the WVU School of Dentistry in 2008, and went on to obtain his postdoctoral specialty degree in Endodontics from WVU in 2010.
Spencer married his high-school sweetheart, Bethanie, in 2006, and together they have four children.
KATIE KICKERTZ, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Kickertz will be joining our EA of MD family in March, 2021.
Dr. Kickertz grew up in Rockford, IL. She graduated with a B.S. in Health Sciences from Purdue University and completed her D.D.S. degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kickertz worked as a general dentist for four years prior to specializing in endodontics. She completed her certificate in endodontics and M.S. in 2018 from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kickertz also worked as an endodontist in the Minneapolis metro area for two years prior to relocating to Maryland. She is a board-eligible endodontist and working to complete her board certification.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys cooking, traveling and volunteering with U.S. Figure Skating, as well as spending time with her fiancé, Dan, and puppy, Yuri.
Dr. Kickertz looks forward to serving you and our local communities.