Dentist in Cockeysville, MD
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Andrew H. Vendelis, D.D.S.
Quality care Founded on education
"Education is the foundation for excellence, which is a principle of mine, and of this practice. Delivering complete, professional service wouldn't be possible without my educational experience, both past and continuing. I know it's the key for my being able to provide each and every patient with the kind of dentistry they derserve."
Committed to the professional growth and improvement
"There are always new dental techniques and treatments that can make your smile more beautiful and your care more comfortable. My membership in professional organizations allows me to meet with fellow professionals and learn about the latest innovations. This helps me provide you with up-to-date care."
Dedicated to our community
"My commitment to this community isn't merely as a dentist, but also a concerned involved citizen. I live here and am involved in many different organizations and projects. I feel completely invested in Cockeysville, both professionally and personally. The people are my reward."
Community Service :
- Founding member and chairman of the Chesapeake Youth Council and CYC summer camp
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Founding Member of the Northeast Baltimore Study Club and Member of the Synergy Implant Group
- Member of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
Dr. Vendelis specializes in all aspects of dentistry. He has taken numerous continuing education classes in Endodontics. He utilizes the latest dental technology, such as laser tissue treatment, digital radiography and fabricates custom mouth guards for local high-school athletes. His passion in dentistry is creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Vendelis graduated from Poly High School. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D. S.) from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, presently known as the University of Maryland Dental School. After his graduation he was a clinical instructor. Dr. Vendelis served in the National Guard as the Chief of Dental Surgery. He and his wife, Sophia, have resided in Timonium, Maryland for many years. He started his practice in his house and moved it to its present location in 1985. Dr. Vendelis and Sophia raised three children and have eight grand-children. When Dr. Vendelis is not creating smiles, or spending time with his family he can be found at any of the local golf courses. He works with his daughter Anastasia and hopes that one day he will see a grandchild working in the office!
"To me dentistry is an art that must be crafted to each individual’s hopes and desires. I listen to every patient and use a delicate, artistic touch to create a wonderful smile that reflects who they are. This has been my mission since day one, and it has helped many area residents discover just how beautiful and brilliant their smiles can be."
Williams J. Evans, D.D.S.
D r. William J. Evans, an Eastern Shore native, grew up in Salisbury , Md. and graduated from James M. Bennett High School. He subsequently attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and received his Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences in 1975. Dr. Evans then graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland in 1979. While in dental school Dr. Evans was elected to the Gorgas Odontological Dental Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Evans served as a dental officer (Lt.) in the US Navy in Charleston, S.C. He was a staff dentist at the Navy Regional Dental Center, Charleston and also served as the ship's dentist and division officer aboard US Canopus AS-34, a submarine tender. While in the Navy, Dr. Evans received advanced training in the management of medically compromised patients. Dr. Evans joined Dr. Andrew Vendelis in private practice in 1983. They moved to their present location in Cockeysville in 1995.
"Each patient I see is an individual with needs that are unique. Patients feel reassured by my solid background and years of experience, but I always keep in mind that even routine procedures are usually new to my patients. So I always take the time necessary to explain everything in a way that my patients can understand." " I try to make thier dental procedures as comfortable as possible, and hopefully educate as well. I like to think that our patients are more then just patients: that they are members of our "family" and also their friends."
Anastasia Vendelis, D.D.S.
Dr. Anastasia Vendelis brings a caring and fun atmosphere to her dental practice. A Timonium "townee", she graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory in Towson and received her B.A. in Psychology from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. She belongs to the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. In 1996, she graduated from the University Of Maryland, School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree. During dental school she was involved with various organizations such as the American Student Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentist and Operation Smile. Dr. Vendelis, along with her father Dr. Andrew Vendelis, was an original team member of Operation Smile's Dental Mission. She hosted Vietnamese dentists in the United States and traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam where the team educated both the dentists and the patients in comprehensive dental care. They treated over 500 patients during the three week mision.
Dr. Vendelis is a member of several dental study clubs, Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and Saint Joseph's Church. She frequently presents at local preschools and elementary schools. "I love teaching children about dentistry and oral health care! They have so many wonderful questions about being a female dentist. It is so much fun and so rewarding. " Dr. Vendelis was also a member of the Cool Kids race team and fundraising for the Cool Kids Cancer Campaign.
Dr. Vendelis, her husband, three children and two dogs and three cats reside in Baltimore County. During her spare time, she can be found at the gym exercising or on the athletic fields cheering for her children. She is involved in all aspects of her children's education. She especially loves going to the beach with her family during the summer weekends.
"I believe healthy smiles start with compassion and comfort. I love coming to work and being given the opportunity to form relationships with my patients. I believe this time is necessary to understand and care for them. I really want to get a handle on their individual needs and their expectations of me. It’s equally important that the people I care for understand their treatment completely. I care about the entire person, not just their dental treatment. I love my patients, they are what makes coming to work so awesome, they are my friends. " Dr. Vendelis feels that her background in Psychology helps her to accomplish these goals. "During college, I had to create behavior modifications programs for fellow students. They had to choose a behavior they wanted to change or learn. I created a plan and helped them achieve their goal. This is very similar in what I do today, I develop a treatment plan and help my patient accomplish their goals, whether I am creating a beautiful smile or encouraging someone to floss."
Balancing an accomplished career and active family life has given Dr. Vendelis the ability to relate to her patients with warmth, compassion and candor. Visit Dr. Anastasia Vendelis, and discover dentistry designed with you in mind.
Jamie is a Registered Dental Hygienist . She graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Apparell Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration. However, once she was in her field she realized that her dream was to provide dental care. Jamie realized that she would be providing great service educating people about dental hygiene. She then pursued her Associates Degree in Applied Science. Jamie has two years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in CPR/BLS. Jamie joined Vendelis, Evans, and Vendelis in March 2011 as our hygiene department began to expand. Jamie is also licensed to administer local anesthetics for optimal patient comfort. She continues to expand her skills by learning and implementing new techniques to provide care to her patients.
Melina is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from University of Maryland with Bachelor of Science Degree. Melina stands strong behind her philosophy of being a gentle yet thorough hygienist. She has been part of our team for the past 17 years. "I enjoy making my patients feel at home while they are getting their teeth cleaned."
Wendy has been a hygienist for over thirty years. She loves to make people smile and keep their mouths healthy. She enjoys skiing and cycling.
Holly - Hygienist
Holly graduated from the Community College of Baltimore County, School of Dental Hygiene. Holly always dreamed of being hygienist. She loves making others happy. It thrills her to be able to care for patients while also educating them on the importance of oral hygiene. Holly feels most accomplished when she sees a new smile once their teeth are clean! She also loves the relationships she is building with our patients since she has been on board here. In Holly's spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. You may be able to find her and her husband on the field watching their children playing sports. Born and raised in Baltimore, she is a die hard Raven's and Oriole fan!!
Yvonne- Front Desk and Treatment Plan Coordinator
Yvonne has been an expanded duty Dental Assistant for over 30 years. She enjoys being a part of a team and especially comforting and supporting our patients. Yvonne transferred those amazing qualities to the front desk. As expected, she filled the role of Administrative and Treatment Plan Coordinator with dedication to the office and to the patients. In her words " my passion is educating patients in all aspects of dentistry.
Rachel- Financial Coordinator
Chairside assisting, Receptionist, Accounting, Insurance and Financial planning add up to a lifetime in the dental field. Rachel has worn all of these hats over the past 30 years while working for Drs. Vendelis, Evans, and Vendelis. By determining patient's insurance coverage, Rachel has helped our patients attain optimum dental health. She is proud to be a part of a great dental practice. "Seeing patients through the years from children to adults, enjoying their new smiles makes my job very rewarding."
Wendy- Dental Assistant
Wendy has been recognized as a Certified Dental Assistant for many years. She has been a wonderful asset in our office since November 2004. Wendy has the natural ability to welcome our patients into a warm and friendly atmosphere. You can hear her laughter through out the office. Wendy's advanced training in fabrication of dentures and expanded functions is apparent through her confident chairside manner. Recently, Wendy earned her certification in digital dentistry. She has been designing perfect fitting crowns since the purchase of our Romexis Emerald cadcam system. "I am blessed everyday to have Wendy assisting me, not only is she an excellent assistant, she is a joy to work with!" When Wendy is not working in the dental field you can find her cheering on her three girls in various activities. She is also avidly involved in her family's dog training business.