Meet Southern Maryland’s Favorite Pediatric Dentists!

Dr. Felix J. Aguto

Dr. Felix J. Aguto earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from California State University of Fullerton. He received his doctorate and specialty training from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland.

A former active duty veteran, Dr. Aguto served with the U.S. Navy Dental Corps from 1993 to 1998 and then as a reserve dental officer from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Aguto was activated back to duty from March 2003 to July 2003 to provide care for the U.S. Marines in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Aguto has received distinction as one of Washingtonian’s Best Dentists in both 2017 and 2019.

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Maryland State Dental Association
  • Member, Patuxent Dental Society
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Admitting privileges at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute, Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
  • Chief of Dentistry at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital

Additional certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)

Dr. Aguto and his wife Michelle have three children, Joey, Isabelle and Evelyn. Dr Aguto resides in Calvert County, Maryland with his family.

Dr. Aguto currently sees patients in our Waldorf & Prince Frederick locations.

Dr. Nourhan Abdel-rahim

Dr. Nourhan (Nora) Abdel-rahim, originally from Egypt, grew up in Tampa, Florida for most of her life. She received her bachelors in Microbiology and minor in English Literature at the University of South Florida where she became interested in “Teeth” and decided to pursue dentistry. She then attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry and received her Dental Medicine Degree. Upon completion, she decided to experience the Big Apple and completed her General Practice Dental Residency in Bronx,NY which sparked her passion for kids. Shortly after, she completed her Pediatric Dental Residency in Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, NY. The experience she received during residency exposed Dr.Nora to a variety of procedures and commitment to providing excellent care to all her patients.

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Licensed by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, Patuxent Dental Society

In her free time, Dr. Nora loves to try new food and spend time with family. She currently lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband.

Dr. Michelle Baptiste

Dr. Michelle, born and raised in New Jersey, attended Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry. During her training in dental school, Dr. Michelle enjoyed treating children on mission trips to Cameroon and Jamaica, where she first became interested in pediatric dentistry. Upon graduation she returned to New Jersey and completed a one-year general practice residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Soon after, Dr. Michelle completed her training in Pediatric Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Michelle has had a fulfilling experience throughout her training treating diverse populations and patients of all needs. Dr. Michelle is dedicated to providing care to her patients with compassion and diligence.

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Licensed by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, Patuxent Dental Society

Additional certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Dr. Michelle currently resides in Washington, DC. In her free time Dr. Michelle enjoys watching critically acclaimed films and is an avid music listener.

Dr. Chani Simhi

Dr. Simhi is a Maryland native. Majoring in Biology, she earned her Bachelors of Science from Towson University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. She continued her training in general practice in New York and returned home to Baltimore for her specialty residency in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Simhi is an active member of the ADA, AAPD, IAPD and participates in local study clubs. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she serves on the cleft lip and palate team.

Dr. Simhi’s goal is to promote and improve oral health for all children, including those with special health care needs. She has a special interest in prevention and is most passionate about motivating her patients to improve their oral health by creating positive and meaningful dental experiences.

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Licensed by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Admitting privileges: Sinai Hospital & Greater Baltimore Med Center
  • Cleft Lip & Palate Team at Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Executive Committee: Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Additional certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Dr. Simhi is happily married to her husband, Naor, of more than 10 years. Together, they are blissfully raising their two children, Naama and Daniel.

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