Stemmers Run Rd staff


Robin Maxwell


Robin has worn many hats in our practice. Her career with us began in 1977 as a dental assistant for Dr. Cohen. After two years in this capacity, she moved to the front desk as a receptionist for six years. She missed the clinical aspects of dentistry, so returned to school and completed her degree in dental hygiene in 1987. She prides herself in tailoring each patient’s treatment to his/her individual needs.

 Robin the Hygienist

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

Becky Began

Front Desk

Becky began working at the front desk at Caring Dental in 2020, where she answers incoming calls, checks out patients and prepares charts for the next day. She likes to help patients with their fear of dentistry, as well as working with the wonderful staff at Caring Dental. “I very much enjoy working with people. And I enjoy the in’s and out’s of dentistry,” Becky says. She is also interested in oral surgery and has nearly two decades of experience working for an oral surgeon.

When not working, Becky likes to take walks, be outdoors, and spend time with friends and family. She feels that her two amazing children — who are now two amazing adults, are her greatest accomplishment in life. Becky lived in Toronto, Canada for four years, and she knows Elton John’s husband!

    Becky front desk staff member