MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

ENDODONTISTS:

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.

KATIE KICKERTZ, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kickertz will be serving patients on Fridays throughout each month.

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. 

MY TRINH, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Trinh was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia (Go ‘hoos!) and her M.S and D.D.S degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. She went on to work in private practice as a general dentist for 3 years before going back to residency to complete her specialty training in endodontics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2021.

Dr. Trinh is currently working towards board certification with the American Association of Endodontists. She believes in life-long learning to be on the forefront of advanced treatment techniques and to provide quality care for her patients.

During her free time, she enjoys running, baking, and spending time with her big family and sweet dog. She and her husband love to travel and learn about different cultures.

PERIODONTIST:

SYEDA ZAFRIN, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Zafrin grew up in Northern Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. She then completed her dental training at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, where she led groups of dental students on mission trips to Jamaica with the purpose of changing lives through improving oral health. For her distinguished service in the local and international communities, she received the Humanitarian Award from the International College of Dentists USA Section, and Leadership Excellence Award from her dental school. To pursue her interest in Periodontics and Dental Implants, she completed her post-doctoral specialty training and earned a Masters in Periodontology at University of North Carolina. Dr. Zafrin is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, Southern academy of Periodontology, and Academy of Osseointegration.

Syeda and her husband has recently welcomed their first child. At leisure, they enjoy hiking, traveling, trying new food and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Zafrin is excited to serve patients in Gaithersburg, MD, and hopes to provide the highest quality care for her patients.