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Meet Your Ocean City Dentist

Head shot Edward T. Dougherty, DDSEdward T. Dougherty, DDS

Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. is known as “The Sleep Dentist” on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the entire Delmarva Peninsula. He is the dentist that patients turn to for help with their dental fears and anxieties. Local dentists frequently refer their patients to him for those requiring the special services of sedation dentistry.

Dr. Dougherty received his training at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Dougherty served on the full time house team of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his anesthesia training at the Montefiore Hospital in New York and St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Jersey. His implant surgical training was undertaken at the world renowned Misch Implant Institute. He received his advanced dental cosmetic training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute.

Dr. Dougherty has also been awarded the highest recognition of “Diplomate” by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This award is based upon extensive studies and patient case presentations focused on advanced dental implant and bone reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Dougherty has lectured nationally and internationally on the subjects of sedation dentistry and emergency medicine. He has been heard regularly on WMAL radio and interviewed frequently on WQMR radio. He has even been seen on NBC news and his sedation practice has been the subject of articles in the Washington Post. He was voted the “Best Dentist” in the Washington, DC metro area by readers of Bethesda Magazine. Dr. Dougherty was recently featured on the nationally syndicated TV show, The Ultimate Makeover.

Dr. Dougherty maintains a private practice of sedation dentistry in Ocean City, MD. He serves as an examiner for the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners evaluating dentists who apply for sedation permits. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Dougherty is an active member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. The ADSA is an association of more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and abroad. Dr. Dougherty has been recognized as a Master in the College of Sedation Dentistry. This honor has been bestowed on only 145 members of the ADSA.

Dr. Dougherty annually travels nationally and internationally to provide charitable care to some of the most needy citizens of the world, and he has been published in a book that is now a best seller in the healthcare category on Amazon.

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Dr. Dougherty's book Inside Job

Separating Fact from Fiction
About Your Health!

Have you neglected the dentist for too long due to fear or anxiety? You are not alone! Over 155 million US adults experience some level of uneasiness regarding visiting the dentist. Learn more about this alarming statistic and how we can help — click the button below to read Dr. Edward Doughterty's chapter from Inside Job: Seperating Fact from Fiction About Your Health!

Read Dr. Dougherty's Chapter