Dr. Seema Ahmed earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a Cognitive Neuroscience major with a minor in Spanish. She graduated with high honors, and was given the prestigious commencement distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Ahmed went on to earn her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the first dental school in the world. After earning her D.D.S., she completed her post-doctoral training in a rigorous, two-year general practice residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, where she was selected as Chief Resident during her second year. During that time, she also completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Ahmed is known to examine her patients as a whole, and not just focus on their “teeth,” which helps patients better understand the correlation between their oral health and their overall systemic health. Her extensive hospital training has equipped her well to treat medically complex patients in the dental setting. She is passionate about the medical-dental interface and has a special interest in the dental recognition of sleep apnea, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the often-undiagnosed laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). She works with a network of physicians in her area to help facilitate patients in receiving the proper medical care to help improve complex disease co-management through multiple specialties. She has lectured at the national level on this topic to other dentists, as well as to medical doctors.
Dr. Ahmed’s clinical expertise is in occlusion (bite disorders), and she has extensive training and experience in the restoration of the worn dentition. She has developed a niche for treating patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (“TMJ”) and other orofacial pain syndromes, and routinely serves as a clinical consultant for other dentists and specialists in her area.
Dr. Ahmed has been recognized by her peers as a 2019 “Top Dentist” by Washingtonian Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Consumer’s Research Council of America. She is a passionate and dedicated lifelong learner, and is actively pursuing additional post-doctoral coursework at the world-renowned Spear Education Center based out of Arizona, where she is a Faculty Club Member. She also participates in a local study club with other highly motivated dentists and specialists in her area, where they meet monthly to discuss complex patient cases and share ideas.
Dr. Ahmed understands that coming to the dentist, especially after a long hiatus, can be difficult for many people, and she goes to great lengths to create a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where her patients feel safe to discuss their dental goals, as well as their fears. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Ahmed loves cooking, baking, reading, and traveling.