Academy Dental Care

Helping Families in St. Mary’s County and all of Southern Maryland

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Welcome to Academy Dental Care

Family First Dental Care for Charlotte Hall

At Academy Dental Care, our roots are wholeheartedly embedded in embracing family and all that it represents. So we’re bringing a sense of home and comfort to St. Mary’s County and southern Maryland by inspiring simple, yet strong oral habits you’ll carry for life. Dr. Thomas O’Shea and our caring team are conquering stereotypes surrounding dental visits by making each appointment insightful, relaxing, and worry-free. Whether your kiddos are in need of their first checkup, or you’re looking to brighten your bite, Academy Dental will go above and beyond to help you reach your dental goals. We can’t wait to meet you and your family, so stop by and say hello today!

The Center of Our Care is You

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John Navalaney

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"My grandma was staying with me during the quarantine and she had a dental emergency. Dr. O'Shea and Brenda took care of her the next day. Dr. O'Shea was very helpful and gave my grandma a good diagnosis and help with her problem. It's so good to know we have Dr O'Shea and his team around during these trying times! 10/10 would recommend!"

Frank Kruszka

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"I have been a patient at Academy Dental Care for years and wouldn't go anywhere else.  The staff to include Dr. O'Shea, Office Mgr., front desk personnel, hygienist, and all the remaining staff, are always  courteous, professional, informative and caring.  They always take you in on time and never rush you out.  Before they begin the dental exam, they ask if there are any concerns or problems.  The following exam is thorough and they discuss their evaluation with you.  I highly recommend Academy Dental Care."

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Your Charlotte Hall Family Dentist

Meet Dr. Thomas O’Shea

With his compassionate spirit and desire to create meaningful dental visits for the community he calls home, Dr. Thomas O’Shea is thrilled to help St. Mary’s County and southern Maryland families enjoy life with thriving smiles. Born and raised in Calvert County, MD, Dr. O’Shea currently resides in Chesapeake Beach with his wife and kids, Avery. He received his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and went on to complete a general practice residency program at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington D.C. If you’re looking for genuine, family-focused dental care, Dr. O’Shea can’t wait to get to know you!

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Making Family Dental Visits Simple

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At Academy Dental, we’re here to make every step of your dental experience seamless and stress-free. We offer convenient online booking, so you and your family can make proactive choices toward optimal dental health with just a few easy clicks.

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Children's Dentistry

We love guiding little ones to great oral health habits and helping them step into each dental appointment fearlessly. Our friendly team strives to create a space where your child feels safe, respected, and excited for future visits.

Empower Tiny Smiles


If you’re missing any teeth, we’re here to restore your smile and bring you peace of mind. Dr. O’Shea provides beautifully-crafted, high quality implants that are natural, functional, and last a lifetime.

Achieve Natural Results

Emergency Dentistry

Accidents, injuries and dental trauma happen. That's why our team is ready to help you when you need it most. We offer efficient, same-day emergency care, so you can get out of pain and start smiling again.

Get Same-Day Help

Cosmetic Dentistry

It’s our joy to provide patients with happy, vibrant smiles that keep them confident. From in-office and take-home whitening to veneers custom-crafted for your grin, we can’t wait to bring you pearly whites you’ll feel proud of.

Smile with Confidence

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From satisfied Patients

yuri a.

Dr. Nguyen has really showed me how he cares about his patients. He tried reaching me in different ways to explain to me why I was in pain. He has proven to me that every situation is different and his staff is very friendly and nice! I will definitely go back whenever I get the chance.

Monica G.

Wow I am so impressed by the wonderful service that I have received from these guys. Amy has been so wonderfully helpful and just a great person in general. The dental assistance are great but Eliza truly cares about her patients. I truly believe that this group is very well organized and happy doing the work that they do. Dr. Nguyen must be great to work for because the happiness of the staff truly shows it.

Robert b.

the receptionist was kind and courteous in getting me signed up in my dental plan and how it work and it coverages. the technician was very pleasant and the dentist was very informative in the process and dental work i wanted to have done and the correct way to proceed.

Evan w.

Excellent service and environment. Dr Nguyen and his staff do an amazing job. Everything went quick and painlessly, my cleaning was top notch, and my whitening went flawlessly. Highly recommend.

theresa N.

Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very attentive and friendly! I highly recommend! They also use updated tools and machines it seems.

latoya h.

Complete the new client application before you go. It's on their website! Xray and cleaning....I was out in 50 minutes

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