Meet Our Staff

ABOUT DOCTOR LUZADER
Dr. Luzader attended West Liberty University in West Virginia for three years prior to early admittance into West Virginia University Dental School, where he earned his dental degree in 1983. After joining the United States Army, he practiced for 9 years as a general dentist. Dr. Luzader received his advanced training in endodontics through the United States Army Advanced Education Program at Fort Gordon, Georgia, with academics at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Luzader retired from the Army after 20 years of service. During his time as an endodontist with the United States Army, Dr. Luzader served as the Chief of Endodontics at Fort Bliss in Texas, Heidelberg Hospital in Germany, and Fort Meade in Maryland. He was the officer-in-charge of infection control at these posts and served as the consultant for infection control for the Army Dental Corp in Europe.

While at Fort Meade, Dr. Luzader was the endodontic mentor for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry training program. He was certified by the American Board of Endodontics in 1997 and maintains diplomat status with the board, which is the highest level of certification possible within the endodontic specialty. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, American Board of Endodontics, Maryland State Dental Association, Anne Arundel County Dental Society, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Dr. Luzader is a continual learner and has averaged well over 50 hours of continuing education every year for the last 10 years. He enjoys playing most sports especially basketball, tennis, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Dr. Luzader and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, both graduates of the Annapolis Area Christian School. Brittany went on to get her degree from Pepperdine University and is serving as a missionary in Managua, Nicaragua. Lindsay, is currently employed in Malibu, California, while studying at Santa Monica Community College. Lindsay, the mom of their granddaughter, Millicent Ann, is living in Malibu, California.

 

ABOUT DOCTOR PARREIRA
Dr. Frank Parreira spent his formative years bouncing around the globe as an “Army brat”, finally settling in Annapolis Maryland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980. After a brief stint in the Minnesota Twins farm system, he completed his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery in 1984. Frank entered the Navy’s 1925I dental student program during his junior year at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Parreira practiced as a Navy general dentist for 7 years prior to being accepted to the Naval post-graduate program at Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Parreira graduated from Bethesda with a certificate in Endodontics in 1993. In 1996 he successfully challenged the board and received Board Certification in Endodontics. Dr. Parreira has served in numerous assignments in the Navy including the Philippines, Dental Assignments Officer at Naval Personnel Command, and Executive Officer for the Gulf Coast Region. Dr. Parreira’s final duty station was as the Dental Clinic Director at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Parreira received numerous awards and recognitions during his illustrious 22 year Naval career including the Commanding Officer’s award for clinical excellence and the Commanding Officer’s award for “Outstanding Mentor.”

During his Naval career, Dr. Parreira served in numerous capacities that have enhanced his private practice experience. He has served as the Command Infection Control Officer on 2 different tours and was directly responsible for all patient relations issues for over 10 years of his career. He continues to be committed to continuing education, averaging over 50 hours a year as well as annually attending the national conference for endodontists. Dr. Parreira is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, American Board of Endodontics, Maryland State Dental Association, Anne Arundel County Dental Society, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Prior to retiring from the Navy, Dr. Parreira started “moonlighting” with Dr. Luzader at the Chesapeake Endodontic Center. He was so impressed with the practices’ focus on compassionate care and the way the staff treated all of the patients as family that he became a full time partner in 2008.

Personally, Dr. Parreira enjoys all sports, particularly the ones he can play with his children. He is married to his high school sweetheart, the former Cheryl Fry and has 3 children, Kristin, a mom to grandson Camden and Marine Corps wife in Camp Lejeune, NC, Jimmy, currently in Navy jet training in Meridian, MS, and Brian, a student at Broadneck High School.

A Word on Board Certification

To achieve Diplomate status, an endodontist has shown great inner motivation and exceptional commitment to continuing professional growth. A Board-Certified endodontist understands the importance of:
• Achieving the highest level of knowledge and skill possible;
• Continually pursuing new knowledge and experience;
• Fully understanding and applying new research and advances to the practice of endodontics; and
• Provides the highest possible quality of care for the patient.
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Board certification requires successful completion of three examinations:

Written Examination: A four-hour examination that tests a broad range of knowledge in anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, radiology, statistics, clinical endodontics and related disciplines.

Case History Examination: Presentation of a diverse range of complex cases from the applicant’s own practice that demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills and expertise in the full scope of the field of endodontics.

Oral Examination: The Candidate is required to demonstrate a high level of skill in endodontic diagnosis, evaluation, analysis, creativity, decision-making and problem solving.

Upon successful completion of all three examinations the endodontist is certified as a "Diplomate of The American Board of Endodontics." Certification as a Diplomate signifies a unique achievement. As of September 1, 2009, there are only 1,396 endodontists who have achieved Diplomate status.