The Atlantic Dental Team
Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Our friendly team enjoys working together to make your dental visit a truly unique and enjoyable experience. It is a pleasure to introduce our dentists and support team.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Lawrence Michnick
Following in his grandfather and father's footsteps, Dr. Lawrence Michnick graduated with honors (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) in 1993 from the NYU School of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed an intensive year-long residency program with concentrations in implants, restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery at Nassau County Medical Center. The residency program also included education in treating the anxious or nervous patient. This includes taking patients who perhaps had an unhappy dental experience in the past and creating an environment leading toward more comfortable experiences.
Dr. Michnick relocated to Ocean City 20 years ago. As an active member of the community, he has held all offices of the Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club and is a past President of Temple Bat Yam. Professionally, he is a member of the American Dental Association and the Eastern Shore Dental Society. Dr. Michnick has also attended several courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies with emphasis on advanced functional aesthetics and neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Michnick enjoys spending his time off with his wife Deanne and their two children, exploring all this area has to offer.
Dr. Christopher Takacs
Dr. Christopher Takacs joined Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry during the summer of 2006. A Wilmington, Delaware native, Dr. Takacs studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in 1998. He then went on to the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry to earn his DMD. Dr. Takacs has taken an interest in implant and restorative dentistry and has concentrated his continuing education in those areas. Since coming to Maryland, he has joined the Maryland State Dental Association, the Eastern Shore Dental Society, and continues his American Dental Association membership.
Locally, he is an active member in the Ocean City Lions Club and enjoys spending time with his three children, Taylor, Lewis, and Arden. Other hobbies include golfing, fishing, and oil painting.
Judy - Dental Hygienist
Judy began her career in dentistry some 25 years ago. She graduated cum laude from the Medical College of VA with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a current member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association and the Eastern Shore Dental Hygiene Association. Over the years, Judy has had the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings ranging from public health pediatrics, to Main Line Philadelphia periodontics, to a unique practice in Grand Cayman with views of the crystal blue ocean.
Landing in Ocean City in 1994, she quickly came to love the intimate small-town feeling of O.C. She has two grown sons and reading & workouts fill any spare time. She loves working at Atlantic Dental because the dentists provide state-of-the-art equipment for their patients and more.
Terry - Dental Hygienist
Terry was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. She is a University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene graduate, and is currently an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. In addition, Terry currently is an active member with the Maryland Dental Hygienist Association. She holds licenses to practice in Delaware and Maryland, and has worked with Atlantic Dental for 30 years.
Terry has two grown daughters and now a grandbaby. In her free time she enjoys the beach, boating, golfing, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
Pat - Dental Hygienist
Pat joined Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in May 2005. She grew up in New Jersey and moved to this area in 1990. Pat graduated from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT with an Associate Degree in Science. She is licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in NJ, NY, and MD, and she has over 35 years of clinical experience working in both private practice and public health settings. She has been married to her husband, Ron, for over 30 years and they have two grown children. Pat enjoys family time, reading, classic car shows, and helping her patients maintain a healthy smile.
Erica - Dental Hygienist
Erica is a recent addition to Atlantic Dental and the Eastern Shore. She began her career as a dental assistant in Harford County MD before attending the Community College of Baltimore County for Dental Hygiene. She moved to the shore last year to continue hygiene and is thrilled to work with such a great team at Atlantic Dental.
Erica is falling in love with the Eastern Shore and spends as much time out on the water as she can. She loves sharing her new home with friends, family and her dog Charlie.
Suzanne - Dental Hygienist
We're so happy to have Suzanne back! After being with another practice for many years, Suzanne has returned to Atlantic Dental. She brings over 40 years of experience and has patients that have followed her throughout her career. An Eastern Shore local, she is well known in our area and helps create a light and fun presence.
Jennifer - Dental Hygienist
Jennifer comes to us with 16 years of experience at a periodontal office. She is excited for her new career at Atlantic Dental. Jennifer is from a small town in Texas. After graduating from high school, she enlisted in the US Air Force as a dental assistant. She traveled overseas to Germany for 2 years. Once completing her service, she attended Allegany College in Cumberland MD and graduated with honors in Dental Hygiene.
Jennifer met her husband while stationed in Germany. They have been married for over 21 years and have 3 children. Their oldest son is carrying on the family tradition and currently serving in the USAF. Jennifer and her family are leaders in their church, 3C. They lead a bible study in their home weekly. They also enjoy trips to the beach, spending time with family and traveling to anywhere warm.
Brenda - Dental Assistant
Brenda has been in the dental field for over fourteen years. She first started in Hagerstown, MD and then went on to Chambersburg, PA. In August of 2008, she and her husband moved to Berlin, MD. She has been with the practice since then and really feels at home. The dentists and the team are great and make her work enjoyable. She really appreciates that the first priority at Atlantic Dental is patient care because she believes that is what the job is all about.
Brenda has two grown children who still live in Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her brother, and his family. She enjoys everything Ocean City has to offer and loves living near the beach.
Tina - Dental Assistant
Mother to a happy, smart daughter. Dental assisting since 2006. Enjoys the variety this career has to offer.
I value my supportive co-workers and appreciate all of their guidance!
Trina - Dental Assistant
Trina was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the small town of Onancock. She has been a dental assistant since 1996. Trina also has experience in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. She really enjoyed both fields because they were very different and each provided a unique challenge.
She has found her home at Atlantic Dental and enjoys working with the doctors. She likes that the Atlantic Dental team has fun at work and takes great care of their patients. She has had the opportunity to continue her education by taking classes at the Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Stacy - Dental Assistant
Stacy has been with Atlantic Dental since 2011. She is from Berlin, MD and she graduated from Wor-Wic Community College. As a dental assistant, Stacy’s favorite part of her job is taking care of patients. She really appreciates the family atmosphere of Atlantic Dental.
In her free time, she enjoys golfing, working with stained glass, and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel - Dental Assistant
We're happy to welcome Rachel to our team. With a background in Customer Service, she aspires to provide superior care to our patients.
Our Front Desk Team
Patricia - Business Administrator
Patty is a Maryland native. She has 25 years of business management experience and has been at Atlantic Dental for over seven years. She appreciates how well everyone works together as a team. Her responsibilities include human resources, payroll, event planning, and doing whatever it takes to insure the smooth operation of the office.
In her spare time she likes family time, gardening, crafting, kayaking & enjoying the beach.
Jessica - Office Manager & New Patient Coordinator
Jessica is from Red Lion Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Wor-Wic Community College as a certified dental assistant. Currently, she is the new patient coordinator for Atlantic Dental. She loves working with new patients and creating the foundation for an excellent patient experience.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys exploring the Eastern Shore.
Ashley - Insurance and Accounts Receivable
Ashley joined the Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry team in July of 2007. She graduated from Wingate University in 2007 with a sport management and marketing degree. Ashley was born and raised on the eastern shore of Maryland and attended Mardela High School.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to sporting events, attending music events, and spending time with friends and family.
Amanda - Receptionist
Amanda grew up in Fenwick Island Delaware. She is a Human Services major and a graduate from Delaware Tech. Amanda is also a trained Dental Assistant, but currently works with the front desk team. Her assisting skills help her to answer a variety of dental questions that patients may have.
Amanda enjoys spending her time with her husband Ryan, son Liam, and her family. They enjoy going to the beach, boating, golfing and traveling.
Heather - Receptionist
My first important role in life is being a Mommy to two handsome, fun, smart, loving boys, Shawn and Jayden. I had the privilege of starting at Atlantic Dental as a summer employee in 2017, while all four Mothers-to-be were preparing to have their little ones. I am honored that I have been asked to stay on full-time. I have over 10 years of Customer Service Experience. I am learning new things every day. I enjoy my new work environment, as well as my co-workers. They have all been very welcoming, as well as a pleasure to work with.