Gary Adams, DDS is a holistic dentist by philosophy who maintains a comprehensive care dental practice with his partner, Kimberly Baer, DDS. Dr. Adams practices IV Sedation Dentistry, is an accredited member of the IAOMT and an expert in the IAOMT.org “Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol.” Dr. Adams understands the impact dentistry has on overall health and therefore uses materials that are as safe and compatible as possible for his patients. Dr. Adams uses metal-free restorations only including Zirconia Crowns and Porcelain Filling materials. “Every material placed into the mouth has an impact on our system,” says Dr. Adams…”We should select the one with the smallest and safest impact possible.” Dr. Adams sees many patients in his practice as general patients for routine dental and regular preventative care. “Many of our patients do not know we are a Holistic Dental practice,” and they do not need to know we are holistic dental practice, but we treat them in the same responsible and holistic way all patients need to be treated. “Our job is to restore dental health” and at the same time perform treatments that will better overall health.”
Dr. Adams received his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia in Biochemistry. Dr. Adams was in the “Distinguished Majors” program where he did research in the areas of NeuroBiology and Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Adams received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Maryland Dental School in 2000. Dr. Adams completed a clerkship in treating Medically Compromised and Special Needs also at The University of Maryland Dental School concurrent with his last 2 years of Dental School. Dr. Adams completed a dental anesthesiology residency at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where he learned how to sedate patients using IV sedation dentistry. Dr. Adams has also trained at the Dawson Academy which is a an advanced educational facility focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD problems, Cosmetic Dentistry, clenching and grinding problems, and teeth wear problems. Dr. Adams also has completed a certification course for treating orthodontic and orthognathic problems with orthodontic appliances including the ALF and DNA Appliances. Such treatments have been shown to be very effective in treating sleep apnea, airway, and TMJ/TMD problems. Infact, Dr. Adams has learned that there is a major link between TMJ, sleep apnea, and the airway. These later treatments are a major specialty area of the practice.
To date Dr. Gary Adams has placed and restored over 1300 successful implants. Many of these implants over the past few years have been Zirconia dental implants.
Dr. Adams has been a practicing dentistry since 1999 and a co-owner of Natural Dentist Associates, located in Rockville and Burtonsville, Maryland. Since starting his dental practice he has taken numerous continuing education courses to ensure he always has knowledge of new, innovative dental procedures. Dr. Adams is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients: children, adults, cosmetic surgery patients, and even other dental professionals.