Dental Staff

Richard B. Love, D.D.S.

Richard B. Love, D.D.S.

Dr. Love was raised in Thurmont, graduated from Catoctin High School, Western Maryland College  (renamed McDaniel College in 2004), and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.  He began practicing dentistry in Glen Burnie, MD  before he returned to Thurmont in 1983 to purchase the dental practice from Dr. John Doll, his hometown dentist.  As a general dentist, the primary focus of his practice is on family and preventive dentistry, as well as orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Continuing education in the field of dentistry is one of his top professional priorities.  In 2000 he earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) by completing over 500 hours of continuing education course credits. He continues to expand his professional knowledge each year by participating in continuing education classes on a variety of dentistry topics.  He is currently focusing his continuing education coursework on advances in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.      

He holds professional memberships in the:

Outside of the office Dr. Love has a strong commitment to the community.  He sponsors a Thurmont Little League baseball team and supports local school and community activities.  He coached youth sports for the GVAA baseball, basketball and soccer programs. He held the office of president of the GVAA Soccer Program and the Walkersville Soccer Advocates.  

Our Dedicated Team of Professionals:

We are proud of our staff.  Patients often comment:

  • “ We love to come to your office.  The whole staff is so happy and friendly.”
  •  “The receptionists always make eye contact and talk with us each time we visit.”
  • “ Your chair side staff make us feel relaxed and in good hands.” 


Office Manager:

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

Patient Coordinators:

Carrie recently joined our practice.  She is in charge of greeting patients, coordinating our dental hygienists' appointment schedules and handling patient visits. 

Dental Hygienists:

Our Registered Dental Hygienists are Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners licensed and hold current certificates for practice.

In addition to being gentle, excellent clinicians, they are both avid patient educators in the prevention of dental disease.

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

Melanna has 8 years of expereince as a dental hygienist in our office. 

Dental Assistants:

Our dental assistants have been carefully trained by Dr. Love, and are all qualified in Radiology, Expanded Functions and Orthodontics.  Their gentle and caring manner make patients feel comfortable, and their expanded duty qualifications optimize patient care.

Jean  has over 25 years of experience in our office. 

Tori became a member of our team in 2013.