40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

AMBROSE TO

  • Damascus, Maryland
  • Damascus Dental Group

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Damascus Dental Group

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. To has three general dentists, a perio-prosthodontist, an oral surgeon and an orthodontist all under one roof. Offering patients comprehensive dental care as much as possible is an important goal, he says, and having specialists in-house helps immeasurably.

Tool He Can’t Live Without

“My dental loupes with LED lights. They give me direct vision on complex procedures that often involve a number of intricate parts, such as implant screws and abutments.”

Sage Advice

“You need to show patients that you care about them. Many practices have evolved from mom-and-pop sole practitioners to commercialized chains. We now often see TV commercials for same-day dentures in clinics and teeth-whitening kiosks in the mall. These changes remind me to put the individual first, before a treatment plan. With the explosion of social media, we readily receive reviews and feedback. Word of mouth is easier than ever.”

Something People Don’t Know

“I love to roll homemade sushi for my family and friends. My wife often jokes that my sushi-making was one of the reasons she loved me when we first met.”