Meet Dr. Edward Chappelle
Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS
Dentistry has provided me not only with a living, but a chance to help other people. A smile is one of the most valuable attributes of a person. To be able to contribute to a person’s quality of life is extremely satisfying.
Even more than the satisfaction I receive from creating beautiful smiles is the joy I feel when welcoming new patients into our practice family. What I have appreciated most over the past 30 years is the variety of relationships I’ve been fortunate enough to build. My patients are such unique individuals; each person I meet brings a fresh perspective on life, and allows me to see the world through their eyes.
Commitment to Education
- Rutgers University – Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, 1975
- Meharry Medical College – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 1979
- Eastman Dental Center – General Practice Residency, 1980
- The Genessee Hospital – General Practice Residency, 1981
Dental technology has advanced rapidly since I began my private practice. New treatments mean more comfortable and efficient options for my patients. I love the new technology that allows me to produce crowns in a single visit, more accurately than ever before.
I am heavily invested in continuing education, which is why I am a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). I received my fellowship (FAGD) in 1996 and I am currently working towards my membership.
- National Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
Outside the Office
Originally from Rochester, NY, I moved to Bowie 27 years ago and have loved building my practice and raising my family in such a wonderful community. My wife, Sherra, and I have two amazing children, April and Edward III. My family is so important to me, and much of my free time is spent with them. When I get the chance, I also enjoy listening to contemporary jazz, playing softball, photography, and traveling.
My dedication to the community extends beyond my practice; improving the lives of those around me is something I strive for in my personal life as well. I am active with the Boys and Girls Club, Largo Community Church, and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity with their scholarship program which mentors high school students.
The National Dental Association promotes oral health equity among people of color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental student of color, and raising the profile of the profession in our communities.