Gladnick Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
One of the best parts of our day is getting to know our patients and building long-term, trusting relationships with them.
We'd like to return the favor!
Before your next appointment, take a moment to look through these introductions to the members of our team and find out more about who we are. We'd love to chat about our common interests!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Elizabeth P. Gladnick
Dr. Elizabeth P. Gladnick was born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and
earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia,
where she met her husband.
Dr. Liz treated patients of all ages in a private practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, for four
years before coming home to Maryland in 2016. She is particularly interested in
cosmetic dentistry, children’s dentistry, and dental implants – a field in which she has
received in-depth continuing education.
Dr. Liz is excited to be in Montgomery County, where her parents and sister have lived
for over a decade. When she is not in the office, she loves reading, cooking, road trips
with her husband, and playing with their dogs, Morty and Klaus.
Dr. Thomas B. Gladnick
Dr. Thomas B. Gladnick, originally from Newark, Delaware, graduated from the
University of Delaware with a degree in Biology and earned his Doctor of Dental
Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Tommy spent four years as a Captain in the US Air Force practicing general
dentistry at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He had the honor of
providing dental care for over 6,000 airmen and earned over 280 hours of continuing
His favorite areas of dentistry are clear aligner therapy, dental implants, and oral cancer
detection. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Tommy loves barbecuing, sports, animals,
The Gladnicks live in Gaithersburg, less than three miles from the office, which allows
them to see patients on short notice in case of an emergency.
Dr. Liz and Dr. Tommy Gladnick are committed to providing the highest standard of oral
healthcare to their patients. They are especially interested in the latest advances in
dentistry and take time to keep up with the current research. They are members of the
American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, the Southern
Maryland Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Monica P. Parham
Dr. Monica P. Parham graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, in 1993. After graduating from dental school, she was accepted into a competitive general practice residency program at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Administration Hospital where she spent two years treating medically compromised patients and receiving excellent training in hospital dentistry. She was asked to be Chief Resident her second year and helped to train seven new residents. She also learned to perform very complex full mouth reconstructions.
After the birth of her first son, she moved to Maryland and has been practicing dentistry here since 1995. Dr. Parham is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Southern Maryland Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetic.
Dr. Parham has two wonderful sons, Jordan and Jacob. She also has four wonderful step-children, Jackie, Michael, Ryan, and Hayley, and one step-granddaughter, Madison! She has been very happily married to Gerry George, who owns a dental lab in Olney, Maryland. They have one dog, Missy, a Bichon Frise. In her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, running, hiking, snow-skiing, and quality time with her amazing family!
Karla - Front Desk
Karla has been in the dental field since 2005. She is a proud graduate of Sherwood High School. Karla also attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, where she studied general courses. Her dental experience allows her to give patients the most up-to-date information to help make their visits as convenient as possible.
Karla resides in Gaithersburg with her husband, Nicholas, her son, Nathan, and her dog, Parker. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking Nathan to his sporting activities.
Kelly - Hygienist
Kelly has been with the practice since 1998. She graduated with academic honors in 1996 from the Dental Hygiene Program at Baltimore City Community College.
Due to Kelly’s gentle touch and caring nature, our patients are always made to feel at ease and comfortable during their appointments and encouraged to maintain a healthy smile.
She has been married since 1996 to her husband, Eric, and they have a son, Sean, and a daughter, Nicole. She enjoys watching her kids’ sports and hiking at Little Bennett Park with her family and their dog Bailey. Kelly is also active in her church teaching Sunday classes to children ages 2 to 12.
Dolores - Hygienist
Dolores graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Hygiene, Division of Dental Hygiene. She has been happy to have worked alongside Dr. Parham since 2005 and has treated numerous periodontal, pedodontic, and orthodontic patients, all with TLC!
She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and lives in Rockville with her husband, Ken, and daughters, Hannah and Gabriella. She enjoys reading and painting, and you can even see one of her masterpieces in her hygiene room!
Beth - Hygienist
Beth has been with the practice since 2007. She graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 1987, and has completed state licensing board requirements for dental hygiene in Maryland, DC, and Florida.
Beth comes from a proud dental family – her father, with whom she worked from 1987 to 1999, was a dentist in Silver Spring, MD. She resides in Germantown with her husband, Marc, and their children, Christen and Kyle. She enjoys watching baseball (Go Nats!) and making jewelry.
Pam - Dental Assistant
Pam is a highly skilled certified dental assistant with additional training and certification in performing expanded duties such as temporary crown design and placement of restorations. Pam has 27 years of experience in the dental field and has greatly enjoyed working at this practice since 2002.
Pam lives in Damascus with her husband, Karl, and her son, Tyler. In her free time, Pam loves cheering at her son’s lacrosse and hockey games and tending to her garden, goats, and chickens!
Dina - Dental Assistant
Dina is a dental assistant with training and certification in performing expanded duties such as temporary crown design and placement of restorations. She has been working in the dental field since 2009 and has loved the past few years working at the practice. She is currently pursuing her requirements at Montgomery College to attend hygiene school in the near future.
Dina resides in Germantown, where she loves to spend time with her family and her daughter, Yesenia.
“We love what we do and it shows. From the minute you arrive at our office, you are greeted with smiles and warmth to make your visit a relaxing and positive experience. Our staff is an outstanding team of professionals not only trained for their job function, but to provide excellence in service and support to accommodate your specific needs or situation.” -Dina
Dawn - Dental Assitant
Dawn is a certified dental assistant with training and certification in performing duties such as temporary crown design and placement of restorations. She grew up here in Montgomery County and attended University of Maryland where she earned a degree in Psychology. She has been working in the dental field since 2001.
Dawn currently lives in Monrovia, MD with her husband and four children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and going to the beach.
Jennifer - Receptionist
Jennifer is a new edition to the practice after being a stay at home mom for 20 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Sean, and they have 3 children- Ryan, Michael and Lauren. Jennifer and her family currently reside in Monrovia, MD. She enjoys hiking with her two dogs, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family.