Our Staff

BARBARA BELL, DDS, FAGD

IMG_3832Dr. Barbara Bell was born and raised in New York State and was the daughter of two OB/GYN physicians. After working in their offices for many years, she came to know the patients, their families and of course their newborns. Her creative and artistic nature drew her to dentistry. In 1973, Dr. Bell started at Georgetown University School of Dentistry as the youngest female to be accepted at the dental school at that time. Dr. Bell completed her general practice residency at Cornell Universities’ North Shore Hospital where she developed her skills in full mouth reconstruction, implant restoration, cosmetic and general dentistry. Additionally, she studied hospital dentistry and oral surgery under the tutelage of the top Cornell oral surgeons and general dentists. Dr. Bell practiced for six years in Nevada and spent time practicing in the public health service. She returned to the East Coast in 1985 where she became a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and continued to practice for 20 years in Frederick. Dr. Bell continues to stay on top of the latest technological developments in dentistry, which is reflected in the design and techniques used in her new office.

Dr. Bell loves animals and enjoys gardening, home design, and decorating her house for Christmas.

 

DR. CAPRICE MARJENIN, DDS

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Dr. Caprice Marjenin was born in Denver, Colorado, where she became an avid Denver Broncos fan. She was also fortunate to live in San Diego prior to moving to Olney, MD when she was 12. Prior to dental school, Dr. Marjenin had a career as a chemist in Philadelphia. She then moved back to California to complete her dental degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. As with anybody, the only reason to leave California upon graduation was love. After moving back to Maryland, Dr. Marjenin has worked in several offices as an associate dentist but has found her dental home here in our office. She is committed to providing exceptional patient care as she is an avid perfectionist. In her spare time, Dr. Marjenin is busy chasing after her daughter and training for half marathons.

 

CAROLYN KING, RDH, BS, OFFICE MANAGER

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Carolyn has been with the office since 2010. She initially worked as one of Dr. Bell’s dental hygienists, however in 2015 she became office manager. You may occasionally see her in one of the operatories, but for the majority of the time she will be one of the friendly faces that greets you when you come for a visit. Carolyn was born and raised in Illinois. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights and has been practicing dental hygiene since the mid – 1980′s. After obtaining her hygiene degree, Carolyn went on to get her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. She has directed choirs and taught private lessons in piano and voice.

Carolyn has been married for over 28 years to Rex, a retired Army officer. Because of his military career, they’ve had the opportunity to live all over the U.S. as well as in Seoul, Korea and Mannheim, Germany!

Carolyn is a mother of two adult children, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, quilting, and logic puzzles.

 

ALISON FAUBER, RDH

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Alison was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and raised in Brunswick, Maryland. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 2008 and went on to attend Frederick Community College for her Associates Degree in General Studies.  After graduating from FCC in 2011, Alison attended Allegany College of Maryland, where she obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2013.

In her spare time, Alison loves to travel the country and to different places around the world. She also likes to go to Camden Yards to cheer on the Baltimore Orioles.

When Alison it not running around everywhere, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her fur babies Daisy and Rico.

 

CRYSTAL GAITHER, RDH

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Crystal was born and grew up in Oakland, Maryland. She moved to the Hagerstown area in 2011 after completing her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Allegany College of Maryland. Three years ago, she bought her own home in Clear Spring, Maryland.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son, fiance’, and fur kids. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and trips to the beach.

 

 

 

 

ALICIA THOMPSON, RDH

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Alicia was born in Clarksville, MD. Her interest in dentistry started when she was an orthodontic tech for two years.  Alicia had an uncle who was an orthodontist who always hoped that one person in the family would follow his career path.  In 2016 she graduated with an Applied Science Degree from Hagerstown Community College.  During Alicia’s free time she enjoys spending time with her nieces and family.  Gardening and cooking are some of her favorite hobbies.  Her daily goal is to impact each of her patients in a positive, touching way.

 

 

LIZ PHILLIPS, CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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Liz was born in Connecticut and raised in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley.   She graduated from Bennett College in New York and received her dental assisting training at the Fanning School of Allied Health Science in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She has been a certified dental assistant since the early 1980’s.  Besides assisting, Liz works the front desk and processes insurance claims.

Liz has been married for over 36 years to her husband Geoff.  During his 23 year Army career they had the opportunity to travel and live in Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Texas, and Maryland.   Liz enjoys gardening, interior decorating, and spoiling her Doberman Pinscher named Miles.

 

NICOLE ARMSTRONG, CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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Nicole was born, raised and currently resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. She graduated in May 2016, from Hagerstown Community College receiving her certificate for dental assisting. Although she is new to the dental field, she is a quick learner and is very good at what she does.

Outside of the office, you will find Nicole running around with her 5 year old daughter, shopping or playing basketball.

 

 

APRIL ISEMANN, OFFICE ASSISTANT & DENTAL RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN

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April is from Orlando, Florida and recently moved to the area with her family so her husband could pursue his career as an air traffic controller. April has over seven years of experience in the medical field and is knowledgeable when it comes to billing, insurance processing, and insurance resolution. April is also certified as a dental radiology technician. Not only will you see her helping manage the front desk, but you will also see her in the back of the house taking x-rays and assisting wherever she can.

Outside of our wonderful office you can find April coaching youth cheerleading, cheering on her son during one of his many soccer games, or running around town with her husband looking for the best places to dine.