Joel I. Nathanson, DMD, MAGD, graduated from Columbia University and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving a tour of duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, Dr. Nathanson began practicing comprehensive dental care in the Baltimore area in 1985.
A respected professional in his field, Dr. Nathanson aims to provide the best possible dental experience for his patients. His entire career has been a study in pursuing the highest and most advanced dental techniques and technologies for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Nathanson is the first dentist in Maryland to receive postdoctoral training at the prestigious Lee Institute for Bioesthetic Dentistry in San Francisco. He was also the first general dentist in Baltimore County to institute WaterLase® “No Shot, No Drill” dental care in his practice.
In 2007, Dr. Nathanson received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization composed of more than 35,000 dentists dedicated to improving patient care through continuing education. Less than one percent of all practicing dentists ever achieve mastership in the academy. He has undergone more than 1,500 hours of continuing education and still attends courses on a regular basis.
Dr. Nathanson is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the following organizations:
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Nathanson’s interests include music and theater. A classically trained singer, he has sung the National Anthem at Camden Yards. He has also acted and sung professionally. As a member of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Dr. Nathanson has performed with jazz legend Dave Brubeck as well as with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. He has sung leading roles with the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore and Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre, and performed as a featured soloist at Chizuk Amuno Congregation and in the Bach Concert Series at First English Lutheran Church.
For more than 30 years, he has served as a High Holiday cantor at congregations from New York to Georgia.
In 1987, Dr. Nathanson was a three-time champion on the nationally televised game show “Jeopardy!” Dr. Nathanson lives in Baltimore County with his wife Maureen. They have two daughters and a son.