“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Since I opened my practice 15 years ago, I have always wanted to make people feel like they are welcome, from the moment they walk in the door.
Dr. Mary C. Trahar-Thomas grew up in Annapolis. And while she has travelled the world to pursue advanced degrees in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry, Annapolis will always be her home. That’s why, when she was ready to open her first orthodontic practice in 2004, she returned to Annapolis and launched Smiles by the Bay.
Dr. Trahar-Thomas has recently re-married and now lives on the Eastern Shore with her husband and their big, blended family — with 7 beautiful children, 2 cats, and 3 dogs.
Education + Background
Dr. Mary C. Trahar-Thomas grew up in Annapolis and attended Saint Mary’s School. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. and received her dental degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1996.
Following dental school, Dr. Trahar-Thomas was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. She attended a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. before serving at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, where she supervised a pediatric dental clinic.
After serving with the Air Force, Dr. Trahar-Thomas attended a combined specialty program in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she published her clinical research paper on distraction osteogenesis in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Trahar-Thomas is an active member of many professional
- MSDA ( Maryland State Dental Society)
- AAO ( American Association of Orthodontics) and
- AAPD (American Association of Pediatric Dentistry)