Dr. R. Jennifer Atapour is a 1999 graduate of The University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the world’s first dental college. In 2008, Dr. Atapour completed the New York University College of Dentistry’s Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment Program, giving her extensive knowledge in the diagnosis, surgical placement, and restoration of dental implants. Upon completion of the two-year course, she served for an additional six years instructing participants of the same program.
Because of Dr. Atapour’s experience gained over the years, her practice, Model Dental, has a focus on the placement and restoration of dental implants, restoration of lost teeth, and preservation of the jaw bone for future restoration and rehabilitation. And, of course, Model Dental provides general dental services to patients of all ages.
Dr. Atapour understands and values prevention more than treatment. As the famous saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a ton of cure.”
Dr. Atapour treats her patients like she wants to be treated herself. Her motto: “Do it right and do it once.”
Dr. Atapour is a member of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and The International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). She understands how critical it is to stay on top of all the advances in dentistry, and she participates in continuing education courses throughout the year, giving her the tools to go farther and perform even better for her patients.
Dr. Atapour and her colleague started teaching a two year long continuing education program at University of Maryland dental school on September 2018 to teach and train licensed general dentist to place and restore dental implants. At this C.E. program, all the participants meet every Monday from 8 to 5 to place implants on patients. This is a very unique program where students get an opportunity to start planning and executing treatment for patients at UMB dental school.
A word from Dr. Atapour
I chose the field of dentistry because I was inspired by my own dentist, Dr. G., when I was fifteen years old. What stood out the most about Dr. G was how kind and attentive she was to me and all of her patients. She took the time to explain everything about the procedure she was planning to do, and that helped to reduce the stress that many patients feel when they go to the dentist. She treated me as if I was her most important patient, and I’m sure all her patients felt the same way. Not to mention the fact that she was an incredible dentist since much of her dental work is still functioning today without a problem.
So when I started as a dentist, it was my goal to try my hardest to follow in her footsteps. I pay the utmost attention to the person sitting in my chair, not just as a patient, but as a human being who is about to receive dental treatment. I try my best to educate my patients, help them to overcome their fear of the procedure, and encourage them to work together with me so that we both achieve the best outcome. I constantly try to understand my patient’s feelings and points of view, which certainly will affect the final result. I get enormous satisfaction when the work is done, and my patient says: “WOW! It didn’t hurt” or “It looks great, Doc!”
“I treat my patients with the same care that I give to my family. I consider them to be a part of my larger family. I am fair, compassionate, and considerate to all my patients, and provide the very best service that I can. And, I live by my motto: “Do it right and do it once.”