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Meet Our Team

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.




Beverly Downs, RDH

Beverly is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She began her career as a Dental Assistant after graduating from Montgomery College. She then earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland in 1993. She has been working alongside Dr. Mahmassani since 1995. Beverly spends her free time with her husband, children, and grandchildren and greatly enjoys hiking, biking, and crocheting.








Nancy Shoemaker, RDH

Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She earned her degrees in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene from Allegheny College of Maryland in 1980. She has been working with Dr. Mahmassani since 1991. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys the outdoors while gardening, camping, and hiking with her husband, children, granddaughter, and dog. Nancy is also an excellent baker!








Noora is our Patient Scheduling Coordinator and Business Administrator. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She is passionate about working with patients to ensure that their dental care fits into their busy schedules. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. 







Debbie Penz

Debbie is our Dental Assisant. She is the administrator of our nursing home services. She graduated from Hagerstown Business College in 2004 with a degree in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting. Debbie enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children, traveling, touring historic homes, and gardening.