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Dr. Shawn (Farshad) Samad, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Raised in Severna Park, MD, Dr. Samad is the proud son of Fred and Mary Samad, a working class couple that raised their children in a humble household. Dr. Samad grew up to be an avid sports fan. He still plays soccer regularly and is a HUGE Ravens fan! Dr. Samad went to college in Westminster, MD, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Biology and Chemistry, and a special focus on physics. He then continued his education at UMBC where he worked on a Masters degree in Biology. He then attended University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS) degree. He has received extensive training and experience in Endodontics(Root Canals), Oral Surgery, Implantology, and Invisalign Orthodontics. His belief is Knowledge is Success!! Dr. Samad is still continuing education himself regularly in the newest, latest and greatest techniques and technology to improve his practice. His modo in his work is, “Changing lives, one tooth at a time.” Come on in and meet him. You won’t be dis appointed!

In-network insurances

  • APWU
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Maryland, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1356775613

Office locations

Laurel Pines Dental

14333 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 100

Laurel, MD 20708

Laurel Pines Dental

7508 Wisconsin Ave, Unit #2

Bethesda, MD 20814

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Very friendly
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From start to finish, the complete staff were professional, competent, polite, and overall excellent bedside manner. The office was clean! For a tooth removal, it was an enjoyable appointment.
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Dr. Samad was nice and friendly and quickly addressed my issue but this was after a long wait. I spent about 15 min out front and then another 30 minutes waiting for the Doctor. The office seemed to be in disarraytoday. This was my first time here and it could have just been an off day but I didn’t feel welcomed upon arrival. The reception staff was fussy and complaining about work related issues, very unprofessional. I do plan to return because the office was nice and clean and Dr. Samad was nice! I want to give this office another shot because it is so close to home.
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My visit with Dr. Samad was amazing! He is a skilled dentist with an endearing quality that makes you feel you have known him your whole life. He is honest, direct and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor! His staff:Tammy and Fatima are absolutely wonderful. I am happy to call Dr. Samad my new dentist!
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Double check your bill and ask a copy! Make sure his office manager has not make any mistake (double-charge)
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I have tooth canal and crown same day. Believes me doing to Denist is the my worst nightmare. But Dr. Samad and his staff..make me feel less anixty and tooth canal and crown it not that pain full as i thought be. Thankyou
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Dr.(DDS) Samad is excellent. He has done several procedures, root canal, veneers, fillings etc. on my teeth. I was very hesitant about the root canal, but I did not feel any pain at all. My veneers look just beautiful and amazinglywere made and completed right in his office. Dr. Samad has a nice manner about him and always makes me feel comfortable. His entire staff is very efficient and friendly. It is a pleasure to go to his dental office and I would recommend DDS Samad to anyone who values superior dental work.
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Exceed expectations again.....Focused and sensitive to my condition (s). Still prefer a round of golf to a root canal procedure….
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I'm ashamed to say that I have not been to the dentist in a long time. just too afraid!!!! After today, that phobia has disappeared FORVER! DR. SAMAD IS DA' MAN!!!!! AWESOME! RELAXED, NO PAIN AND VERY HONEST AND PROFESSIONAL!!!!!
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Dr. Samad is a master of his craft. His professionalism shines through with his work and I would recommend anyone looking for dental work.
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Great experience for a lot of oral surgery in one trip. Everyone was kind and easy to talk to, making the whole experience more comfortable. I would recommend the office to anyone
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Dr Samad is great at his craft. He is professional and gives you your options, his opinion on what should be done but only does what you want done and what you are comfortable with. He cares about his patients. Heeven came in on an off day for him to do my procedures. I highly recommend him and his practice...
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I recently switched to this dental office after my long time DR. died and the practice was sold. After a few bad experiences with the old office I had frequented for years, I knew it was time to jump back intothe agonizing hunt of finding a new doctor. After reading several reviews I selected this office. The office is nicely decorate, the staff is friendly, the Dr. is knowledgeable and the pricing was better and I didn't feel like I was being price gouged. I would highly recommend this off for anyone looking for a new dentist.
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I was very anxious about the procedure today. I sincerely appreciated the accommodations provided me to ease my anxiety.
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I LOVED my hygienist, Cambria! She was so sweet and personable. She did a great job cleaning my teeth and was gentle. You can tell she loves what she does. Dr Shawn is also very personable. He told me what hisconcerns were for my teeth, what needed to be done right away and what could wait. He made sure to mention everything just so I would know, but also left the decision up to me on how to proceed. I ended up needing a root canal and a cap. I will write another review once it's done.
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As a new customer of Dr. Farshad I really didn't know what to expect! I knew my tooth was hurting and I needed help right away! And he did, what I got was a very caring professional who was simply amazing. His staff is one of a kind from the time you walk through their doors . Your greeted with beautiful smiles and a wealth of knowledge from everyone on his team. All his staff was amazing you can't go wrong here! thanks Dr, Farshad
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I was so pleased with my experience. Everyone was so nice and patient.
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Easiest root canal and crown ever! Only took 1 hour to have a custom crown made on the spot. I highly recommend this dentistry. All the dentists and staff are super friendly and attentive to their clients. A+++
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Dr. Samad is a refreshing combination of technically talented and confident, yet down to earth and easy to talk with. I asked thoughtful questions and he gave thoughtful answers. I'm glad to have discovered that doctors like this still exist.
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My favorite dentist. Very personable and seems to really love what he does. Highly recommended.
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He's the kind of doctor who makes you want to run away with him. It was my first appointment in a long time, and my first ever here, and Dr Samad was soooo lovely and made me feel soooo comfortable -which is a big deal for a dentist! Would definitely recommend him.
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The Doctor and his entire office are super. They are helpful, caring, personable and actually seem to love being at work. Doctor Samad is thorough, knows his field, explains the whys and hows of all he does and truly wants hispatients to be happy and well-cared for. A nice man man with knowlege AND personality!
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He's very friendly, as are all the staff members in the office. I also felt like he was taking great care to make sure the job was well done.
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Dr. Samad removed a very old filling which was leaking and breaking down. He drilled out some decay under the filling, but was able to save enough tooth to avoid a root canal!! His computer assisted in creating and manufacturing thecrown right in the office. After it "baked" for 40-45 minutes, it was ready for installation, which he did in just a few minutes. No temporary crown was needed, and no return visit for installation of a remotely manufactured crown. It was "state of the art" technology, expertly applied.
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Painless appointment for a root canal. He went above and beyond to save my tooth. Very quick and efficient with the procedure. Would recommend to family and friends.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Samad was very friendly caring and professional. He seemed very knowlegable and thorough with the work needed to be done.He made me feel at ease throughout the entire appointment.
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Dr.Samad was very friendly and professional he put me at ease right away . He was willing to answer all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the procedure and answers.
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Good vibes, professional, to the point and his diagnosis was what I had anticipated.
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When my former dentist that I had been seeing since 1980 retired I transferred to Dr. Samad. I am very happy having him as my dentist. He and his staff are always very friendly and I have never had to wait past my appointment time.
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The doctor was very gentle, the best I have had
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I thought it was great and so far no pain. Looking forward to my next visit
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This was my fourth visit and he has been first class in attempting to adjust a new denture that a previous dentist had made. He has been working tirelessly in attempting to make the new denture fit properly
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Dr. Samad is an excellent dentist and a stand up guy to boot. Visits never feels tense or stressful, he's affable and professional and his team is fantastic as well.
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This is the second time I have gone to him. The first time he discovered three cavities after I had had my teeth cleaned. This appointment was to fix one of the cavities and I was very impressed with him. Heis both very professional and very friendly. I will be going back to him next week to fix the other two cavities that are on the other side of my mouth.
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Dr Samad was friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended an alternative, preferable treatment plan that I was very pleased with.
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