This month, it is with mixed emotions that we said goodbye to our founding dentist Dr. Palm. We are glad that he is getting to retire and take a break from practicing dentistry but he will also be missed. We will miss his voice and presence at our dental office in Colchester.
Dr. Palm leaves office in the capable hands of prosthodontist Dr. Bashar Ghoujal and general dentist Dr. George Fouad. He has been working with them for over a year ensuring the standard of care patients are used to is maintained.
A Little Bit About Dr. Palm
Dr. Palm graduated from the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. in 1982. After working as a staff dentist and dental administrator in New York, he returned in 1984 to the Washington, D.C. area to open his first dental practice in Wheaton, Maryland. He later became a staff dentist with the George Washington University Health Plan in Washington, D.C.
In 1992 Dr. Palm completed an Infectious Disease Mini-residency at Erie County Medical Center located in Buffalo, New York. In 1995 Dr. Palm moved with his family to Vermont and was a staff dentist and dental director with Kaiser/Community Health Plan of Vermont. He left Kaiser Health Plan and accepted a position as dental director with the State of Vermont Department of Corrections.
In 2000 Dr. Palm returned to private practice in Colchester, Vermont and in 2006 he opened an additional practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
In 2005 Dr. Palm completed the Nobel Biocare Mini-Residency in Implantology, and began the Continuums at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. Through his advanced studies at the Pankey Institute Dr. Palm expresses his dental skills by focusing on delivering comprehensive dentistry which includes complete oral examinations, occlusal (bite) and TMJ treatment with splint therapy, aesthetics (smile), crowns and bridges, complete and partial dentures, Lumineers veneers, tooth whitening, implant restorations, root canal therapy, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Palm believes that everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile and he welcomes everyone who eats, smiles, speaks, whistles, laughs, cries, sings, hums, clenches, sleeps, drinks, brushes and flosses to stop by our offices and meet our staff as we transform the way that dentistry is delivered in Vermont and Maryland. Dr. Palm holds licenses in the states of Maryland, Vermont, New York and the District of Columbia.
- Chairman of the Dental Assisting Program at Essex Tech
- Board of Trustees member of Delta Dental Insurance Company
- American Dental Association
- Vermont State Dental Society
- Pankey Institute Alumnus