Thirty years ago, when he was only a year out of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Brian Valle opened his practice in Millersville with a vision that still holds today – as Valle himself put it, “to improve the quality of life of patients by improving their dental health with the highest standards of care.”
Valle partnered with his twin brother, Kevin, when the practice first opened, but Kevin left in 2008 to relocate to Maine, where he currently has a successful practice in South Portland. Among the other changes the practice has seen over the years is technology.
“Technology is ever-advancing, which includes Digital Smile Design and 3-D imaging that allows patients to see their potential and make dentistry even more precise,” Valle said. “What has stayed consistent over the years is our commitment to serve every patient with the integrity, honesty and genuine care they deserve.”
Valle grew up in Arnold and now lives in Severna Park with his wife, three children and their Bernese mountain dog. The values he adheres to both personally and professionally are to strive to do his very best, to be honest, to make no assumptions and to not take anything personally.
These values have helped him achieve his greatest accomplishment from his 30 years in practice. “My biggest accomplishment is being able to satisfy the needs of so many people in the community to make their lives better,” he explained.
As the only certified clinical mentor in Maryland, he facilitates colleagues in learning advanced dental techniques at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. His practice sets itself apart from others by providing leading-edge care and tailoring every procedure to the individual patient. Valle and his experienced team aim to keep their patients relaxed and comfortable, and, of course, to keep them smiling.
Being in business has come with its share of challenges and rewards over the years, as Valle explained. “The greatest challenge is not being able to serve all those patients that require dental care,” he said. “One of the greatest rewards has been volunteering at the Stanton Clinic through Anne Arundel Medical Center and through University of Maryland outreach programs. It feels great improving one’s oral health and not expecting anything in return.”
And with three decades behind him, Valle has no plans of slowing down. “In the future, I see myself continuing to serve the needs of the community as long as I am capable physically and mentally,” he said.
Dr. Brian Valle Functional & Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 251 Najoles Road, Suite J, in Millersville and is open 7:00am-4:00pm Monday and Tuesday, 7:00am-3:00pm Wednesday and 7:00am-2:00pm Thursday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-987-9100 or visit them online at www.drbrianvalle.com.