Our team

Neil H. Feldman, D.D.S.

Neil H Feldman, DDS

Neil Feldman, D.D.S., is a dentist in Thurmont, MD who focuses on comprehensive and preventative dentistry. He also performs routine oral surgery, places and restores dental implants, and is experienced with digital dentistry.

Growing up in nearby Westminster, MD, Dr. Feldman could see the Catoctin Mountains from the deck of his family home on a clear day. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Master of Science in Applied Molecular Biology. After working in research for a few years, he went on to earn his D.D.S. degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. During his time there, he completed a clerkship in the Special Care and Geriatrics clinic. He received numerous honors and awards including the Timothy O. Heatwole award for ethical standards, kindness, and humanitarianism. After dental school, he continued his education through a hospital-based general practice residency, treating disabled veterans at the Baltimore VA Medical Center’s Dental Clinic. After residency, Dr. Feldman worked as an associate dentist in a Harford County dental practice for several years. 

Dr. Feldman met Dr. Love at a Frederick County Dental Society meeting and the two found they shared many core values and philosophies relating to dentistry and patient care. In 2021, Dr. Feldman purchased Catoctin Dental from Dr. Richard B. Love and they now enjoy working together.

Dr. Feldman is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), and the Frederick County Dental Society. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and has surpassed the 500 hours of continuing education required to earn his fellowship. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the MSDA’s Charitable and Educational Foundation and enjoys volunteering at Mission of Mercy dental clinics across Maryland.

Dr. Feldman and his wife, Halley, live in New Market, MD. They welcomed twins in February 2021! In their spare time, they love going on hikes with their dog, Patterson. If you know of any good dog-friendly trails in the area, Dr. Feldman would love to hear about them.

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Richard B. Love, D.D.S.

Richard B. Love, D.D.S.

Richard B. Love D.D.S. is a general dentist in Thurmont, MD who focuses on preventive and restorative family dentistry. In addition, he offers orthodontic care and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Love was raised in Thurmont and has been practicing dentistry here since 1983. He earned his D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He is also a graduate of Catoctin High School and Western Maryland College (renamed McDaniel College in 2004). He began practicing dentistry in Glen Burnie, MD before returning to Thurmont and purchasing the practice from his hometown dentist, Dr. John Doll. In January 2021, he sold the practice to Dr. Feldman and they now enjoy working together. To learn more about Dr. Love’s more than 30 years of practicing dentistry in Thurmont, read this article in the Catoctin Banner.

Continuing dental education is one of Dr. Love’s top professional priorities. In 2000, he earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) by completing more than 500 hours of continuing education course credits that covered a broad spectrum of topics. Only 6% of general dentists in the United States earn this award. He continues to expand his professional knowledge each year by participating in classes on a variety of dental topics. He is currently focusing his coursework on advances in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.      

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Community support

Outside of the office, Dr. Love and Dr. Feldman have a strong commitment to the community. Catoctin Dental sponsors a Thurmont Little League baseball team and supports local school and community activities. Dr. Love coached his children in youth sports for the Glade Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) baseball, basketball, and soccer programs from 1989-2002, holding the office of president of the GVAA Soccer Program from 1996-1998 and the Walkersville Soccer Advocates from 2001-2004. As a sports enthusiast, you can still find Dr. Love in the stands cheering on local teams with friends and family.      

Catoctin Dental Sponsors Thurmont Little League Catoctin Dental Sponsors Thurmont Rec Softball

 

Our team

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of our practice at Catoctin Dental. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed atmosphere. Neil H. Feldman, D.D.S., and Richard B. Love, D.D.S., lead our dedicated team of oral health care professionals in helping our patients make educated decisions about their oral health and treatment options.

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Administrative team

Our administrative team helps Dr. Feldman & Dr. Love run the office and support the needs and interests of our patients. They are often the first to greet patients when they visit or call the office.

Office Manager: Peggy joined our practice in 2000. With her background in the banking field, she handles Dr. Feldman's & Dr. Love's appointment scheduling, patient and insurance billing, and oversees the administrative needs of the office. 

Patient Coordinator: Kelsie joined our practice in 2020.   

Dental hygienists

Our Registered Dental Hygienists are licensed by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and hold current certificates for practice. In addition to being excellent clinicians, they are gentle and avid educators in the prevention of dental disease.

Billie has more than 15 years of experience as a dental hygienist in our office. 

Melanna has more than 10 years of experience as a dental hygienist in our office. 

Dental assistants

Our qualified dental assistants have been carefully trained and are all licensed in radiology, expanded functions, and orthodontics. Their gentle and caring manner makes patients feel comfortable, and their expanded qualifications optimize patient care.

Jean has more than 30 years of experience in our office.