Stemmers Run Rd staff


Brigid Zinkand


Brigid began serving our office in October 2016. She joined the team as a Dental Hygiene temp, but with her talent and exceptional care, she quickly became an official member of the team by January 2017. Brigid earned her Bachelor Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. She has over 30 years of experience and can perform a range of services which include preventative and non-surgical periodontal procedures. She enjoys implementing new techniques and delivering quality care to her patients.

 Brigid a hygienist

Christy Ernest


Christine scales and polishes teeth, takes x-rays, and applies varnish in her role as a dental hygienist. Her organizational skills, an affinity for detail, and her drive to help patients with their dental anxiety makes her perfect for the job! Christine loves getting to know her patients and make them feel comfortable.

Christine says one of the best aspects of her job is working with the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Caring Dental. Since earning a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene, Christine has accrued over 42 years of experience in the dental field!

In her free time, Christine enjoys babysitting her grandchildren and cuddling with her pets.

     Christy the Hygienist

Janet Caroll


Janet began working in our practice as a dental assistant in 1987 and was with us for 13 years before moving out of state in 2000. In 2009 she returned to our team in both clinical assisting and front office roles, and we’ve been happy to have her back. She enjoys connecting with our patients and making them feel welcome and comfortable.

 Janet an assistant at Caring Dental Baltimore

Patricia White


Trish is a dental assistant who has been working for the practice since 2003. In her role, she takes x-rays, assists the dentist and team members, and completes patient care. She is driven to care for the patients at Caring Dental by her excellent quality of work and her compassion for helping people. She especially enjoys assisting patients who may be uncomfortable or self-conscious with their smile. Trish loves how everyone she works with truly wants to help patients, and they always apply a strong work ethic in the process.

When not working, Trish enjoys spending time gardening and with her kids, who she considers her greatest achievement. She also likes to relax and spend time at home. Trish is a passionate supporter of the St. Jude organization.

     Patricia the assistant

Christy Cummings

Office Manager

As the office manager at Caring Dental, Christy oversees all managerial duties at the Philadelphia Road and the Stemmers Run Road locations. Primarily, she handles front desk reception at the Stemmers Run location full-time. Christy’s favorite part about her job is “helping patients manage their dental phobia and helping them gain a better understanding of their dental needs.” She also loves seeing the patients smile as they leave their appointment satisfied!

Christy has been working in the dental field since 2003, taking on many roles such as dental assistant, front desk coordinator, and office manager. She is billing and coding certified as well as dental radiography certified.

“I push myself to be a better person every day while doing my best to treat people fairly – the way I would want to be treated. A beautiful smile or simple ‘Hello’ can go a long way. ” – Christy

As a single mother of a daughter with special needs, Christy values kindness and compassion – which “can go a long way in the world today.” When she’s not working, Christy likes to spend time with her daughter, Lexi, their dog, Abel, and their friends and family.

     Christy the Office Manager


Dental Assistant

De’Chonara joined the Caring Dental team in 2021. As a dental assistant, she provides care and comfort to her patients while taking x-rays and assisting the dentist. She loves how well the team at Caring Dental works together and that everyone is willing to help out when needed. She also enjoys working with the dentist, as she constantly learns so much and is inspired to work hard and learn as much as she can. De’Chonara holds an expanded function dental assistant certification, as well as certifications in x-rays and CPR. She decided to go into the dental industry because she has always appreciated a nice smile and wanted to be able to help people with their smiles and oral health.

When not working, De’Chonara enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, Corey, and three children, De’Asia, Corey, and De’Lianna. She also enjoys cooking, taking walks, watching YouTube, and learning about new bills becoming laws. She loves traveling and someday would love to travel to an island.



Administrative Assistant

Jessica joined the Caring Dental team as an administrative assistant in 2022, where she works on insurance verification and treatment planning. She loves the team that she works with at Caring Dental, as well as problem-solving every day. She enjoys working in dentistry because there is always a way to fix a tooth. It is very cool to help create smiles.

When not working, Jessica enjoys spending her time with her husband, Timothy, as well as hiking. Someday, she would love to visit Arizona to see the sand dunes.

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