Meet Dr. Peterson

Being a dentist holds me to a higher standard. I always want to do the best work possible. I take pride in seeing dentistry that I did 25 years ago hold up through the “test of time.” I love it when a patient looks in the mirror and smiles at their newly repaired or improved teeth. These smiles are the reason I look forward to coming to the office each day, since I know they’re connected to a group of people I am honored to call my friends.

I began my journey to become a dentist at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1985. Since then, I have earned the distinction of becoming a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. To achieve this, I completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education and passed a written exam. My additional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and the Patuxent Dental Society.

Originally from Wheaton, Maryland, I have lived in Riva for the past 20 years. My wife, who is also a dentist, and I have two sons and one daughter. My free time is happily consumed watching my two boys play sports, and attending music and drama events with my daughter. As a family, we also love going to the beach and cheering on our Redskins and Ravens!