Dr. Maria Hayes is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for over two decades and remains current on new dental technology through Continuing Education courses since receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Hayes first graduated from OSU in 1993 as a dental hygienist. It didn't take long for her to realize that cleaning people's teeth wasn't enough of a challenge for her, bringing her back to school to become a dentist. When she graduated with a DDS degree, she purchased and ran her first dental office in Ashland, Ohio before moving to the DC Metro area in 1997. Dr. Hayes worked as a dental associate for several years before founding Alluring Smiles. While working in other dental practices she realized that she could not practice dentistry as she wanted to; offering the best care possible in a relaxed and inviting office with caring staff. Her high ethical standards drive how she treats her patients, the cornerstone of Alluring Smiles.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
At Alluring Smiles, we understand how important your smile is to you and believe that you deserve the very best. Whether you have an emergency dental problem that needs to be fixed immediately or simply want to come for a dental check-up, our nearly three decades of experience has given us the knowledge and skills to provide a wide range of quality services for you. With a relaxed environment and the most professional dentistry available in the area, why would you go anywhere else?
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I am very passionate about treating each patient specific to their needs, and strive to make a positive impact with each visit. I mostly enjoy getting the results of people no longer suffering from dental pain due to infection, mis-aligned teeth or TMJ. My greatest joy is in seeing someone with a healthy smile on their face and knowing I gave that back to them.
What are you proud of in your practice?
I have worked in many dental offices before deciding to open up my own practice in my home area of the Kentlands, in Gaithersburg. I am very proud of my team in our ability to provide people with quality dental care in a very soothing and "homey" environment.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
* Comprehensive family care * Onlays, crowns and bridges (including the replacement of missing teeth) * Invisalign - clear braces
Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal