About Us

DENTAL DESIGNS OF WHITE MARSH

Dental Designs of White Marsh was conceived to give the community a brand new dental
experience through the simple notion of treating people the way we would want to be treated.

OUR MISSION

We believe that patient education is the keystone to all aspects of the dental experience, and we don’t believe rushing people in and out with a treatment plan and a price tag is the right thing to do. From providing our patients a variety of amenities to make their visit more pleasant, to being dedicated to spending time with every patient to explore their options and analyze their wants and needs, we hope to nurture a compassionate and trusting environment for each and every person that steps in our door.

Just like no two people are alike, no two dental treatments are alike either. Your opinion and ideas are a valued and important part of our practice, and we want to thank you and your family for making Dental Designs of White Marsh your dental home.

DR. liangkai weng

Dr. Weng is a White Marsh resident of nearly 15 years, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Weng worked several years in private practice while furthering his clinical education through renowned institutes including Gordon Christensen, Dawson Academy, AIC Implant Research, Aligntech, and more. Through these years Dr. Weng has gained a reputation for delivering high quality dentistry with a caring and compassion demeanor. With Dental Designs of White Marsh, it is Dr. Weng’s hope that he can play a vital role in the community as a healthcare leader, serving to improve the lives of the greater Baltimore area through both dental care as well as community involvement.

Dr. Weng is licensed by the Dental Board of Maryland. He believes that Continuing Education is the key to improving both professional development and patient care, and regularly attends classes to stay up-to-date with the latest dental techniques and research.

DR. liangkai weng

Dr. Weng is a White Marsh resident of nearly 15 years, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Weng worked several years in private practice while furthering his clinical education through renowned institutes including Gordon Christensen, Dawson Academy, AIC Implant Research, Aligntech, and more. Through these years Dr. Weng has gained a reputation for delivering high quality dentistry with a caring and compassion demeanor. With Dental Designs of White Marsh, it is Dr. Weng’s hope that he can play a vital role in the community as a healthcare leader, serving to improve the lives of the greater Baltimore area through both dental care as well as community involvement.

Dr. Weng is licensed by the Dental Board of Maryland. He believes that Continuing Education is the key to improving both professional development and patient care, and regularly attends classes to stay up-to-date with the latest dental techniques and research.

DR. NINA-CECILIA SANTOS

Dr. Santos is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and, as a native of White Marsh, is honored to be serving the community she calls home. Dr. Santos has had a lifelong passion for dentistry, having worked as a dental assistant after college for four years prior to attending dental school for her doctorate. As somebody who knows both sides of the profession and having deep roots in the White Marsh community, Dr. Santos is uniquely positioned to provide quality dental care with the highest level of compassion and a light touch that our patients love.

Dr. Santos offers the same diverse range of services as Dr. Weng but specializes in cosmetic dentistry including pocelain veneers, porcelain crowns, laser gum treatments, and Invisalign orthodontic treatment. She also is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain, and sleep apnea treatment and therapy. She actively pursues specialized education through Gordon Christensen, Dawson Academy, Aligntech, and more. It is her goal to provide cutting edge dental care and give each of her patients the beautiful smile of their dreams.

DR. NINA-CECILIA SANTOS

Dr. Santos is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and, as a native of White Marsh, is honored to be serving the community she calls home. Dr. Santos has had a lifelong passion for dentistry, having worked as a dental assistant after college for four years prior to attending dental school for her doctorate. As somebody who knows both sides of the profession and having deep roots in the White Marsh community, Dr. Santos is uniquely positioned to provide quality dental care with the highest level of compassion and a light touch that our patients love.

Dr. Santos offers the same diverse range of services as Dr. Weng but specializes in cosmetic dentistry including pocelain veneers, porcelain crowns, laser gum treatments, and Invisalign orthodontic treatment. She also is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain, and sleep apnea treatment and therapy. She actively pursues specialized education through Gordon Christensen, Dawson Academy, Aligntech, and more. It is her goal to provide cutting edge dental care and give each of her patients the beautiful smile of their dreams.

Dr. Joshua Metzger

Joshua Metzger, DDS., MS. was born and raised in Pikesville, Maryland. He went to the University of Maryland at College Park, participated in the Scholars program and graduated Cum Laude in 2007 with a B.S. in Physiology/Neurobiology. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and through his experience as a dental student his interests in periodontology, implantology, and periodontal-prosthetics grew early and rapidly. Immediately following dental school he began a 3-year periodontics residency with combined Masters Program also at the University of Maryland. In addition to advanced clinical training, he also taught and conducted research at the university. His last focus was the completion of a 2-year part-time clinical fellowship in Implant Periodontal Prosthetics with aim to provide additional experience with the successful planning and completion of complex cases.

In his spare time he loves to play golf and enjoys other warm weather activities especially involving the beach and water. He is a passionate Ravens and Orioles fan as well and enjoys attending games at the stadiums year-round!

Dr. Joshua Metzger

Joshua Metzger, DDS., MS. was born and raised in Pikesville, Maryland. He went to the University of Maryland at College Park, participated in the Scholars program and graduated Cum Laude in 2007 with a B.S. in Physiology/Neurobiology. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and through his experience as a dental student his interests in periodontology, implantology, and periodontal-prosthetics grew early and rapidly. Immediately following dental school he began a 3-year periodontics residency with combined Masters Program also at the University of Maryland. In addition to advanced clinical training, he also taught and conducted research at the university. His last focus was the completion of a 2-year part-time clinical fellowship in Implant Periodontal Prosthetics with aim to provide additional experience with the successful planning and completion of complex cases.

In his spare time he loves to play golf and enjoys other warm weather activities especially involving the beach and water. He is a passionate Ravens and Orioles fan as well and enjoys attending games at the stadiums year-round!

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Shirley, Patient Care Coordinator

“Peace Out!”, or maybe not. Introducing Shirley, our patient care coordinator, and the first of many smiling faces you’ll meet when coming to Dental Designs of White Marsh. Still a Middle River resident, Shirley has worked with Linda and Cindy for over 25 years, inspiring her to continue her love for interacting with patients and breaking down communication barriers in the field of dentistry. Shirley has a quick wit and kind demeanor, and is always striving to provide the best service for our patients. She showcases this through her love of family, husband Jim, her 2 beautiful daughters, and 2 grandchildren. A proud Mom of a new PhD, Shirley likes to catch up with other members of her family playing scrabble and word searches but with a family of 5 brothers and 2 sisters, game night can be a bit competitive for her! According to Shirley, “Everything happens for a reason”. In her spare time, Shirley is a devoted collector of Tsum Tsums and bobble heads, which are often on display at Dental Designs of White Marsh!

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Vickie, Patient Finance Coordinator

Vickie is Thing 2 to Shirley’s Thing 1. Talk about a dynamic duo. You’ve probably seen Vickie hard at work over her computer, as our patient finance coordinator.  Building on a strong foundation of communication with our patients and clarity when reviewing their treatment plans is always Vickie’s number one goal. Vickie may have a firm hand with insurance, but she sure tries not to use it when she has water balloon battles with her little boy. Her family is her everything, and together they enjoy travel, crafts, gardening, and watching their son score his first soccer goal. When she’s not saying, “Good Gravy!”, Vickie can be caught quoting Disney movies, or spitting out that random life fact about Hollywood Legends. For over a decade, Vickie has been with Dental Designs of White Marsh, helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits and providing them financial options for treatment. When she’s not so busy keeping our books straight, Vickie hopes to one day write a children’s book of her own.

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Anna, Patient Care Coordinator

Anna is a patient care coordinator here at the Dental Designs family. As a creative individual Anna wants to secretly share that she believes horoscopes can truly describe a person’s personality. In her case she’s a Libra and really does enjoy those long walks on the beach to clear her mind and keep her well balanced. Libra’s tend to be very peaceful and fair, which helps her in her daily life with her daughter, fiancé, 2 dogs, and her cat named Superhero! This Friends superfan likes to be inspired by reading vampire stories, going out to shop, or going on secret adventures with her daughter. Balancing her home life and her work life is one of Anna’s best assets. She uses her easy going but thorough nature to provide our patients the best care. Peace be with you!

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Cindy, Front Desk Manager

Cindy, is the rock of Dental Designs of White Marsh, overseeing the daily operations and assisting our front desk staff with both patient care and financial concerns. Cindy is a native of Baltimore City, and is an avid traveler, but prefers to be an enthusiastic participant in her local church and community. You’ll find Cindy rocking out her talents in crafts and sharing her love with children at vacation bible school, in addition to spending her free time with her 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Over 38 years later, Cindy provides support to our dental team, but has uniquely been in the field of dentistry for 46 years, continuing her fervor for charitable work. When Cindy isn’t a busy bee, she likes to relax with old song and dance movies. After 46 years and counting in the field, Cindy has wisdom to share. Living by the golden rule, “Treat others as you would like them to treat you.” Cindy lives to provide a soothing experience for our patients.

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LINDA, Lead Assistant

Originally from Dundalk, Linda fell in love with the field of dentistry over 35 years ago. Inspired by her work in the nursing field, Linda quickly developed a deep passion for working with people. This resolve stuck with her through her years in dentistry, setting an example for her daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. Linda enjoys participating in neighborhood block parties, hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. What really makes her unique is her ability to be honest and making her patients laugh by always telling the truth. Her favorite movie will always be Fried Green Tomatoes, and she lives by Ben Franklin’s motto: “Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.”  Linda provides support to the doctors of Dental Designs of White Marsh as Dr. Santos’ lead assistant and is happy spending her days keeping the smiles of White Marsh amazing one tooth at a time.

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Sandy, Lead Assistant

Sandy has been in the field of dentistry for 30 years now, and is proud to have joined our team of such talented individuals. Kicking off her expertise in the Parkville area, Sandy worked her way to being knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry, fitting seamlessly into our team. This created a movement in her family, encouraging both her daughters to pursue careers in the dental field! Sandy loves to spend her downtime crocheting and being a pool shark, while always finding time to be down to earth and acting like a kid with her four grandchildren. Just like Linda, Sandy loves late 80s movies like Dirty Dancing, but admits that she dances like she’s having a seizure. When Sandy isn’t spending time with her children, she enjoys time with her husband Joe, and snuggling with her three dogs and one cat. Sandy joined Dental Designs of White Marsh’s team in early 2015, bringing her excitement about taking on the role as Dr. Weng’s lead assistant, passionately saying, “After 30 years, I still love my job!”.

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Janet, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Janet has been making smiles glow and bringing out her patients’ natural beauty through strong oral health education and her devotion to the field for over 20 years. Janet has shown herself to be a natural born leader, serving as the past and present President for the Harford/Cecil County Dental Hygienist Association for almost 5 years and being the recipient of the most prestigious Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award from University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Janet’s attention to detail is reflected in her love for intricate puzzles, reading, and pursuit of various arts and crafts. When Janet isn’t having a party with her patients, she LOVES bargain shopping and trying new types of cuisine with her 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Janet always says, “It’s better to love it and not need it, than need it and not love it!” Spoken like a true shopper! A native to Bel Air, MD, Janet has been instrumental in the local Blue Lives Matter movement, being a shining beacon of hope for all military and law enforcement families.

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Aileen, Dental Hygenist

An expert in the field of dental hygiene, Aileen has been making smiles shine for over 40 years with Dental Designs of White Marsh. You’ll find Aileen as the epitome of the word family as she has been part of the lives of many of our patients. She loves being a part of the lives of even our youngest patients and it shows with her ability to just sit back and be a kid herself. After 17 years and still going strong as a member of her book club, you can really see where Aileent develops her wonderful imagination. Although you’d never know where 40 years came from, since Aileen keeps fit through loads of power walking, hiking, the occasional squats with her hygiene neighbors, and hula hoop competitions with Dr. Santos. Aileen spends time with her husband Herb, and adorable grand-dog Riley. Just ask her for photos! When she’s not babysitting the pup, you’ll find Aileen out and about trying the newest cuisines around the city Let Aileen change your life and you’ll fall in love with her too.

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Jackie, Dental Hygienist

Jackie is a graduate of University of Richmond where she honed her hand eye coordination playing collegiate Div. 1 lacrosse! After returning from college and an epic international adventure, Jackie started in dentistry as a dental assistant for 3 years in Baltimore City before heading to hygiene school. During these three years, Jackie worked tirelessly to address challenges impacting the community of patients in the Canton neighborhood and surrounding areas. With her upbeat attitude you’ll see Jackie around the office spreading her spirit with her catch phrase, “Just keep swimming…”. Just like Vickie, Jackie is a devoted Disney fan, but can also sing any 80s song you can request. If you’re lucky, she’ll throw in an interpretive dance. Jackie’s free spirit can be felt around the office, especially around holiday time since she loves themed parties! In her downtime Jackie spends time with her husband Adam and puppy Daphne. With her family in the Towson area, Jackie enjoys heading to brunch, hiking with her nieces and nephews, and relaxing with some needle point. Jackie is a one stop shop of energy, which she will use to transform your smile!

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Shirley, Patient Care Coordinator

“Peace Out!”, or maybe not. Introducing Shirley, our patient care coordinator, and the first of many smiling faces you’ll meet when coming to Dental Designs of White Marsh. Still a Middle River resident, Shirley has worked with Linda and Cindy for over 25 years, inspiring her to continue her love for interacting with patients and breaking down communication barriers in the field of dentistry. Shirley has a quick wit and kind demeanor, and is always striving to provide the best service for our patients. She showcases this through her love of family, husband Jim, her 2 beautiful daughters, and 2 grandchildren. A proud Mom of a new PhD, Shirley likes to catch up with other members of her family playing scrabble and word searches but with a family of 5 brothers and 2 sisters, game night can be a bit competitive for her! According to Shirley, “Everything happens for a reason”. In her spare time, Shirley is a devoted collector of Tsum Tsums and bobble heads, which are often on display at Dental Designs of White Marsh!

Vickie, Patient Finance Coordinator

Vickie is Thing 2 to Shirley’s Thing 1. Talk about a dynamic duo. You’ve probably seen Vickie hard at work over her computer, as our patient finance coordinator.  Building on a strong foundation of communication with our patients and clarity when reviewing their treatment plans is always Vickie’s number one goal. Vickie may have a firm hand with insurance, but she sure tries not to use it when she has water balloon battles with her little boy. Her family is her everything, and together they enjoy travel, crafts, gardening, and watching their son score his first soccer goal. When she’s not saying, “Good Gravy!”, Vickie can be caught quoting Disney movies, or spitting out that random life fact about Hollywood Legends. For over a decade, Vickie has been with Dental Designs of White Marsh, helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits and providing them financial options for treatment. When she’s not so busy keeping our books straight, Vickie hopes to one day write a children’s book of her own.

Anna, Patient Care Coordinator

Anna is a patient care coordinator here at the Dental Designs family. As a creative individual Anna wants to secretly share that she believes horoscopes can truly describe a person’s personality. In her case she’s a Libra and really does enjoy those long walks on the beach to clear her mind and keep her well balanced. Libra’s tend to be very peaceful and fair, which helps her in her daily life with her daughter, fiancé, 2 dogs, and her cat named Superhero! This Friends superfan likes to be inspired by reading vampire stories, going out to shop, or going on secret adventures with her daughter. Balancing her home life and her work life is one of Anna’s best assets. She uses her easy going but thorough nature to provide our patients the best care. Peace be with you!

Cindy, Front Desk Manager

Cindy, is the rock of Dental Designs of White Marsh, overseeing the daily operations and assisting our front desk staff with both patient care and financial concerns. Cindy is a native of Baltimore City, and is an avid traveler, but prefers to be an enthusiastic participant in her local church and community. You’ll find Cindy rocking out her talents in crafts and sharing her love with children at vacation bible school, in addition to spending her free time with her 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Over 38 years later, Cindy provides support to our dental team, but has uniquely been in the field of dentistry for 46 years, continuing her fervor for charitable work. When Cindy isn’t a busy bee, she likes to relax with old song and dance movies. After 46 years and counting in the field, Cindy has wisdom to share. Living by the golden rule, “Treat others as you would like them to treat you.” Cindy lives to provide a soothing experience for our patients.

LINDA, Lead Assistant

Originally from Dundalk, Linda fell in love with the field of dentistry over 35 years ago. Inspired by her work in the nursing field, Linda quickly developed a deep passion for working with people. This resolve stuck with her through her years in dentistry, setting an example for her daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. Linda enjoys participating in neighborhood block parties, hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. What really makes her unique is her ability to be honest and making her patients laugh by always telling the truth. Her favorite movie will always be Fried Green Tomatoes, and she lives by Ben Franklin’s motto: “Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.”  Linda provides support to the doctors of Dental Designs of White Marsh as Dr. Santos’ lead assistant and is happy spending her days keeping the smiles of White Marsh amazing one tooth at a time.

Sandy, Lead Assistant

Sandy has been in the field of dentistry for 30 years now, and is proud to have joined our team of such talented individuals. Kicking off her expertise in the Parkville area, Sandy worked her way to being knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry, fitting seamlessly into our team. This created a movement in her family, encouraging both her daughters to pursue careers in the dental field! Sandy loves to spend her downtime crocheting and being a pool shark, while always finding time to be down to earth and acting like a kid with her four grandchildren. Just like Linda, Sandy loves late 80s movies like Dirty Dancing, but admits that she dances like she’s having a seizure. When Sandy isn’t spending time with her children, she enjoys time with her husband Joe, and snuggling with her three dogs and one cat. Sandy joined Dental Designs of White Marsh’s team in early 2015, bringing her excitement about taking on the role as Dr. Weng’s lead assistant, passionately saying, “After 30 years, I still love my job!”.

Janet, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Janet has been making smiles glow and bringing out her patients’ natural beauty through strong oral health education and her devotion to the field for over 20 years. Janet has shown herself to be a natural born leader, serving as the past and present President for the Harford/Cecil County Dental Hygienist Association for almost 5 years and being the recipient of the most prestigious Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award from University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Janet’s attention to detail is reflected in her love for intricate puzzles, reading, and pursuit of various arts and crafts. When Janet isn’t having a party with her patients, she LOVES bargain shopping and trying new types of cuisine with her 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Janet always says, “It’s better to love it and not need it, than need it and not love it!” Spoken like a true shopper! A native to Bel Air, MD, Janet has been instrumental in the local Blue Lives Matter movement, being a shining beacon of hope for all military and law enforcement families.

Aileen, Dental Hygenist

An expert in the field of dental hygiene, Aileen has been making smiles shine for over 40 years with Dental Designs of White Marsh. You’ll find Aileen as the epitome of the word family as she has been part of the lives of many of our patients. She loves being a part of the lives of even our youngest patients and it shows with her ability to just sit back and be a kid herself. After 17 years and still going strong as a member of her book club, you can really see where Aileent develops her wonderful imagination. Although you’d never know where 40 years came from, since Aileen keeps fit through loads of power walking, hiking, the occasional squats with her hygiene neighbors, and hula hoop competitions with Dr. Santos. Aileen spends time with her husband Herb, and adorable grand-dog Riley. Just ask her for photos! When she’s not babysitting the pup, you’ll find Aileen out and about trying the newest cuisines around the city Let Aileen change your life and you’ll fall in love with her too.

Jackie, , Dental Assistant

Jackie is a graduate of University of Richmond where she honed her hand eye coordination playing collegiate Div. 1 lacrosse! After returning from college and an epic international adventure, Jackie started in dentistry as a dental assistant for 3 years in Baltimore City before heading to hygiene school. During these three years, Jackie worked tirelessly to address challenges impacting the community of patients in the Canton neighborhood and surrounding areas. With her upbeat attitude you’ll see Jackie around the office spreading her spirit with her catch phrase, “Just keep swimming…”. Just like Vickie, Jackie is a devoted Disney fan, but can also sing any 80s song you can request. If you’re lucky, she’ll throw in an interpretive dance. Jackie’s free spirit can be felt around the office, especially around holiday time since she loves themed parties! In her downtime Jackie spends time with her husband Adam and puppy Daphne. With her family in the Towson area, Jackie enjoys heading to brunch, hiking with her nieces and nephews, and relaxing with some needle point. Jackie is a one stop shop of energy, which she will use to transform your smile!

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