Meet The Team

  • Dr. Mark E. Ballinger

    Dr. Mark E. Ballinger is a native of New Prague, Minnesota. He attended St. John’s University in Minnesota and was awarded his D.D.S. degree in 1969 from the University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Mark E. Ballinger is a native of New Prague, Minnesota. He attended St. John’s University in Minnesota and was awarded his D.D.S. degree in 1969 from the University of Minnesota. Upon completion of his dental training, Dr. Ballinger spent ten years on active duty in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He completed a 2 year residency in general dentistry and achieved board certification.

    After resigning from active duty, Dr. Ballinger completed another 17 years in the Army Reserve and retired with the rank of Colonel. Since 1979, he has been in a private general dental practice in Timonium, Maryland working in all areas of dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic restorative care. Continuing education in Invisalign orthodontic therapy, implants, and laser dentistry have broadened the scope of his general practice. Dr. Ballinger has been voted a Baltimore Magazine top general dentist every year for the past six years.

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  • Dr. Emma Galvan

    Dr. Emma Galvan comes to Timonium as an experienced dentist after practicing for many years in Southern Maryland and most recently from a successful practice in East Baltimore.

    MEET DR. GALVAN:

    Dr. Emma Galvan comes to Timonium as an experienced dentist after practicing for many years in Southern Maryland and most recently from a successful practice in East Baltimore. Putting patients at ease in a warm family-centered environment using State of the Art techniques highlights the type of Dentistry that Dr. Galvan specializes in.

    Acknowledging the importance of staying current with new advances in Dental Medicine, Dr. Galvan founded a seminar company in 2005.  Dental Seminars, LLC, her educational company trains dentists from all over the world in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, periodontics and surgical techniques.

    Dr. Galvan also offers a unique service to interested patients.  She has completed training in Facial Esthetic treatment.  These include Botox and Fillers for cosmetic use. Dr. Galvan believes in offering a broad range of services to meet the dental and cosmetic needs of her patients. She welcomes patients of all ages, including children to her practice and looks forward to meeting you.

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor in Business Management –   1990 – Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

    Doctor of Dental Surgery – 1998 – Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry

    Professional Affiliations:

    Maryland Academy of General Dentistry – member since 2000

    Current Board Member: Recording Secretary

    Former Board Member: Vice President

    Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario – Licensed in Canada since1998

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  • Dr. David Knopf

    Robert graduated from the University of QLD in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Oral Health). From there he worked in the small towns of Yeppoon and Rockhampton doing a combination of private practice and school dental therapy.

    Robert opted for the dental field as he has always had a keen interest in health and wanted to help people better their oral health and keep their teeth for life.

    Dr. David Knopf was raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, being awarded a D.M.D. in 1973. Dr. Knopf spent 7 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Dental Corps completing both a 1 year general dentistry residency and a Master’s of Education awarded by the University of Southern California.

    Upon completion of active duty, Dr. Knopf continued as a reserve officer and the commander of a 60 man reserve dental unit retiring in 1996 as a Ltc. Dr. Knopf began a group dental practice in 1979 in Timonium, Maryland and has provided comprehensive general dental care since that time. His continuing efforts in dental education have added layers of complexity and additional skills in all areas.

    Dr. Knopf has served on the peer review committee for the Baltimore County Dental Association and has adjudicated cases brought before the Maryland Sate Dental Association. He is active in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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