Dr. Ellen Brodsky

Dr. Ellen BrodskyAfter graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1997, Dr. Brodsky entered private practice in Bethesda. She purchased Bright Beam Dental from founder, Dr. Richard Rehak in 2000, which became Art & Dentistry, LLC in 2010. Her focus on leading-edge tools, technology, and techniques ensures that our patients receive the highest quality dental care that we can provide.

Dr. Brodsky has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to broaden her skill set and remain current with the latest developments in dentistry. In addition, she has trained with some of the world’s top dental specialists. Dr. Brodsky’s special interests include cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, and leading-edge dental treatments. She also maintains active professional memberships in:

Dr. Brodsky and her husband of 21 years have twin boys. When not at the office, Dr. Brodsky likes to travel, ski, ice skate, and play tennis. She also loves art and music.

Dr. Bryan Kitahara

Dr. Bryan Kitahara

Dr. Bryan Kitahara obtained his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Michigan in 2004 and proceeded to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School.

Subsequently, he completed a General Practice Residency in dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Through this program, he acquired additional training in dental implant restorations, oral surgery, and restorative dentistry. He also completed an externship at York Hospital in general dentistry and an oral surgery externship at Washington Hospital Center.

He is the recipient of the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for excellence in restorative dentistry, the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Award for excellence in gross anatomy, the Dr. William S. Kramer award for promise for the advancement of dentistry, and the Katherine Toomey plaque for devotion to the University of Maryland Dental School.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, the Gorgas Odontologic Honor Society, and the Chinese Dental Study Club.

Dr. Bryan Kitahara grew up in Laurel, Maryland and currently resides in Rockville with his wife Cari. He continues to demonstrate a committment to serving the community in which he lives. He has volunteered his time to give oral screenings at the Maryland Special Olympic games as well as to underserved veterans in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dr. Julia Lipps-Joachim

Dr. Julia Lipps-Joachim received her Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, and worked in the environmental nonprofit field as well as the dental field before attending and receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School in 2009.

Upon graduation, Dr. Lipps-Joachim completed a General Practice Residency Program, with the Department of Dentistry at Mt. Sinai Hospital, followed by a Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, with the Department of Geriatric and Palliative Care, also at Mt. Sinai Hospital, gaining more experience in treating patients with complicated medical histories and complex medical conditions.

Through her education, years of experience, and substantial continuing education courses, Dr. Lipps-Joachim is dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive quality care in cosmetic, restorative, and rehabilitative dentistry. It is her top priority to make each patient feel comfortable and ensures that every patient is given the attention they deserve by addressing their unique dental needs and anxieties.

Dr. Lipps-Joachim currently lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and son. In their free time, she and her family enjoy skiing, hiking, traveling, and seeing live m

Dr. Andrew Schliep

Dr. Schliep completed his Bachelor’s Degree at University of Maryland, College Park, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is passionate about education and is devoted to providing the most cutting edge techniques and dental care available. Dr. Schliep continues to study and expand his knowledge in all aspects of dentistry including Oral Surgery, Root Canal Treatment and Cosmetic and Restorative General Dentistry. He believes in empowering his patients with the knowledge to help make informed decisions about their health.

Dr. Schliep grew up in Rockville and currently lives in Bethesda with his wife and 2 cats. When not in the office, he likes to paint and spend time with his family. He also volunteers for Generation Hope as a math and science tutor.

Make Art & Dentistry, LLC your home for soothing, state-of-the-art care. Call our Bethesda, MD dental office today to schedule an appointment with our doctors. Our family and cosmetic dentistry office provides Potomac, Rockville, Washington DC, and surrounding areas with comprehensive general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry.

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