Dr. Samuels is a graduate of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Samuels earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1998 and completed his General Practice Residency at Miami Veterans’ Hospital Center in 1999. Dr. Samuels began practicing in the Montgomery County area in 1999. He opened his Rockville, Maryland based practice in 2004 and is licensed to practice dentistry in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Florida. Dr. Samuels enjoys tennis, hockey, music and traveling.
Passionate about improving oral health, Dr. Samuels is active in the dental community and in setting standards for dentistry. He is a member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Sports Dentistry and the Maryland State Dental Association. He has served as President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, where he has also served as Continuing Education Chair, Treasurer, and Historian. As a student, Dr. Samuels was elected by his peers to serve as International Student Officer on the Executive Board of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, representing all member students throughout the world.
Education is profoundly important to Dr. Samuels, the education of his patients (explaining procedures as he performs them) as well as his own. To that end, Dr. Samuels takes upwards of 50 hours of Continuing Education classes each year, exceeding dental board requirements. He recognizes that dentistry is an ever-evolving science and seeks to further his knowledge to help treat his patients using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to bring the best quality of service to his patients.
Dr. Samuels is passionate about oral health and dental care for all. He has traveled to clinics in the Dominican Republic to bring dental health to those in need and where care is completely unavailable. He is an advocate for custom-fitted sports mouth guards for children, helping teams with education to maximize protection, comfort and performance with properly fitted mouth guards. Dr. Samuels volunteers each year for the Maryland Mission of Mercy, helping serve thousands of patients who would otherwise not be able to afford routine and surgical dental care. He actively donates time and services to treat members of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Holocaust Survivors Program, as well as special need patients in Montgomery County. Dr. Samuels also previously served 3 years on the Washington Capitals Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board.