Meet the Team

Here to guide your dental journey so you can smile confidently

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Eklund (aka Dr. Rhett) took over his father’s practice in 2003. He attended Loma Linda University in California and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He is a member of the American Dental Association® (ADA), the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants (IAMDI), the Academy of General Dentistry(AGD), the Washington County Dental Society (WCDS), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and has completed a Nobel Biocare Implant Dentistry Residency.

Everett J Eklund, DDS

Dr. Arlyn Logan joined Potomac Dental Centre in October 2020. Arlyn graduated from West Point Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science. As an Airborne Ranger, he has deployed to Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Howard University and completed a one-year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C.

Arlyn Logan, DDS

Dr. Toral Patel joined Potomac Dental Centre in July 2022. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Howard University, Washington D.C. Toral practiced dentistry in India before moving to the US in 2015. Her attention to detail and thorough approach will ensure that you get comprehensive care aimed at restoring your smile and dental health for your lifetime.

Toral Patel, DDS

Our Mission

When people are embarrassed to smile, socialize in public or chew the foods they love, the passion to live fully the way they once did is lost. At Potomac Dental Centre, we will create a custom plan, guide you through your journey and restore your smile so you can live confidently.

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Administrative Team

Claudia is our comptroller at Potomac Dental Centre. Her experience includes working as a physicians’ accountant at Inter-Medic Medical Center to more than 60 physicians. She measures productivity of our team and doctors. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with emphasis in accounting. She has worked at our Hagerstown, Maryland, dental practice since 2003.



Susie started at Potomac Dental in 2003. She is a registered dental hygienist certified in N202 administration and local anesthesia. She helps manage the office and oversees all departments, patient care, and business aspects.


Office Manager

Chavelle was the general manager for Ulta Beauty when she decided to switch her career to the dentistry field. In 2018, she took on the role of office manager for a local practice. In August 2020, Chavelle joined our team at Potomac Dental Centre as our scheduling and patient coordinator.


Office Coordinator

Amanda joined Potomac Dental Centre in October 2020. She is our insurance coordinator and is cross trained for dental assisting. She has her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded Function training and is phlebotomy trained.


Patient Coordinator

Alyssa joined PDC in January 2022. She is originally from NYC. Her passion for people and different cultures drove her to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2017 – specializing in Latin American and Latino studies. Alyssa helps PDC as our hospitality coordinator and is a real team player.


Hospitality Coordinator

Rachel joined the team in April 2022. She has been in the dental field for over a decade. She helps out with our admin team doing various tasks and loves working with people and numbers. Her attention to detail and team player attitude bring smiles to all.


Administrative Assistant

Dental Assistant Team

Katie joined Potomac Dental Centre in 2012. Katie received dental assistant training at Hagerstown Community College. She has her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded Function License, is a Qualified Dental Assistant, has her Orthodontic Assistant License and is Phlebotomy trained.


Lead Dental Assistant

Penny joined Potomac Dental Centre in November 2019. Penny has her Maryland Radiation License, ACLS training, Dental Assisting Expanded Function training, is a Qualified Dental Assistant and is phlebotomy trained.


Dental Assistant

Cat started working at Potomac Dental in April 2022. She started as a dental assistant in 2019. She is BLS & ACLS certified. She came to us with oral surgery experience and has been able to use her great skill sets with our patients. She has been a wonderful team player and works with a special ease that makes people comfortable.


Dental Assistant

Doris started at Potomac Dental Centre in September 2021. She helps the team with sterilization, and dental assisting the hygienists and the dentists. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. Our Spanish-speaking patients are grateful for her kind chairside manner and the team appreciates her willingness to help wherever she is needed.


Dental Assistant

Kennedi joined Potomac Dental Centre in September, 2022. She has prior dental experience and her Radiation license in PA and MD. Kennedi has been a great asset to our team, especially in our dental hygiene department. She seeks to further her education to become a dental hygienist. Her kind and friendly demeanor puts our patients at ease.


Dental Assistant

Brooke joined our team in September of 2022.  She is in high school at Franklin County Career & Technology Centre for dental assisting and will graduate in June, 2023. She will be going to dental hygiene school in the future. Brooke has a great chairside manner with patients and is a  team player who seeks to learn and do more everyday.


Dental Assistant

Hillary joined our team in December of 2022. She is a trained dentist from Nicaragua and her years in the dental field have been a true asset to our team and patients. She is x-ray certified in MD. Hillary is a very knowledgeable and wonderful assistant to work with.


Dental Assistant

Dental Hygiene Team

Lindsay joined Potomac Dental Centre in September of 2014. She graduated from Allegany College with an Associate’s in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She started as a dental assistant and later became a hygienist. She is Soft Tissue Laser and Nitrous Oxide trained.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Denise started at PDC in February 2020. She graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 2009 with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Denise is soft tissue laser trained, as well as Nitrous Oxide, and local anesthesia certified. She brings a team player attitude to the practice and enjoys learning new things.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Taryn joined PDC in December, 2022. She has been a dental hygienist since 2006. She has her local anesthesia license. With her great experience, she brings a special value to our office on how to go the extra mile for patient care and organizational skills.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Digital Dental Lab

Lindsey joined Potomac Dental Centre in April 2019. She is a Certified Dental Assistant. She has her Maryland Radiation License, ACLS training, Dental Assisting Expanded Function training, is a Qualified Dental Assistant and is phlebotomy trained.


Lead Lab Technician

Devon joined Potomac Dental Centre in August of 2020 doing maintenance for our building and equipment. In February of 2022, he joined our in-house dental lab and helps with various tasks to complete cases for our patients. He enjoys working with his hands and is a great team player.


Lab Technician