Mini Implant Dentist Everett J. Eklund, DDS
Dentistry is my passion and I enjoy giving patients back their smile. I feel privileged to be practicing in the community where I was raised, and it is my goal to provide the absolute best possible care.
I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University in California. I am 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). I am also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and completed a Nobel Biocare Implant Dentistry Residency.
Being raised in Washington County, I am glad to call Hagerstown my home. In my spare time, I enjoy coaching a middle school basketball team. My wife and I have two wonderful daughters and I love spending time with my family.
Meet Our Team
Our dental team at Potomac Dental Centre is here to help you achieve optimal oral health and a great smile. We utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques to help reach that goal, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your dental experience is pleasant and comfortable. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and our skilled dentist, Dr. Eklund. It would be our privilege to be your dentist in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Claudia – Comptroller
Claudia is our comptroller at Potomac Dental Centre, and she loves numbers. Her experience includes working as a physicians’ accountant at Inter-Medic Medical Center to more than 60 physicians. Claudia measures productivity of our team and doctor. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with her emphasis in accounting. She has been working at our Hagerstown, Maryland, dental practice since 2003. Claudia is very thorough and attentive to all of the office needs and truly cares about the team and the growth of the dental practice. She offers balance and foresight and always looks for ways to make us all a better team. Claudia has been married for over 25 years and has 2 beautiful daughters and a dog. She enjoys time with family and friends.
Susie – Marketing Director
Susie started working at Potomac Dental Centre in 2003 as a dental hygienist. She graduated from Allegany College with her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene and has also completed a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in public relations. She has been a hygienist since 1999 and is Local Anesthesia & Soft Tissue Laser certified. She oversees all of the marketing and continues to fill in for hygiene when needed. Susie is passionate about dentistry and loves to help bring new patients to the office for the best dental care. Susie enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog. Some of her hobbies include playing tennis, hiking and yoga.
Elsa – Office Manager
Elsa moved from Arizona to Maryland in May 2014. She started at Potomac Dental Centre in August 2014, in sterilization and clinic area maintenance, and soon after started to assist the dentist chairside. She has her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded Function license, is a Qualified Dental Assistant and is phlebotomy trained. In June 2017, she shifted her role to work in our front office. Her administrative and clinical experience make her a great leader and office manager. She is a very helpful asset to the practice, is a team player and is willing to learn new things. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, friends and three dogs.
Rachel – Office & Financing Coordinator
Rachel started working for Potomac Dental Centre in September 2019. She has worked in the dental field for a few years and is very passionate about dentistry and our patients. Along with front office duties, she has taken the role of front office & financial coordinator. She has been a huge asset in our overall dental office with her bright personality and willingness to help and learn new things. She is currently furthering her education, majoring in business management. In her free time, she loves spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends, and enjoys DIY projects.
Chavelle – Scheduling & Patient Coordinator
Chavelle is originally from a small town in West Virginia, and now resides in Martinsburg. 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 and found her love for dentistry. In August 2020, Chavelle joined our team at Potomac Dental Centre as our scheduling and patient coordinator. She is eager to learn and takes pride in helping others. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She has a 10-year-old daughter and a kitten.
Courtney – Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Courtney joined our team in July, 2015. She attended Hagerstown Community College for her dental assistant training. She has her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded function license, is a Qualified Dental Assistant and is Phlebotomy trained. She was a dental assistant for over 10 years when she took on the role of our social media/marketing coordinator. Courtney provides enthusiasm and a positive attitude no matter if it’s working on her marketing or helping on the clinical side of things. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She’s also a photographer.
Katie – Lead Dental Assistant
Katie joined Potomac Dental Centre in the fall of 2012. Katie received her 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. Katie is extremely thorough when she assists patients, and her soft-spoken demeanor reassures patients that they are in good hands. Katie leads our lab and ordering for the entire office. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.
Apryl – Dental Assistant
Apryl joined Potomac Dental Centre in May 2019. After graduating from dental assisting training school in 2017, Apryl began working as a dental assistant. She has her certifications in Radiation from Maryland, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training, her Dental Assistant Expanded Function training and is a Qualified Dental Assistant. She has always been drawn to the dental field and is currently working towards furthering her education. Apryl has a calming demeanor that helps patient’s feel at ease, has a strong work ethic and is an amazing team player. In Apryl’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is up for anything outdoors, sports and trying new things.
Lindsey – Dental Assistant
Lindsey joined Potomac Dental Centre in April 2019. She has been a dental assistant for more than 10 years and is a Certified Dental Assistant. She has also received her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded Function training and is a Qualified Dental Assistant. She is passionate about her profession and loves being a dental assistant and working directly with patients. Lindsey has a wonderful nature that is pleasant and strives to do the best she can in all facets. She is a great team player who gives it her all to provide the best care. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, anything outdoors and spending time with her family.
Penny – Dental Assistant
Penny joined Potomac Dental Centre in November 2019. She has been a dental assistant for more than 20 years. Penny has her Maryland Radiation License, Dental Assisting Expanded Function training and is a Qualified Dental Assistant. Her knowledge and experience in the field of dentistry enriches our team. Penny loves working with patients and helping restore their smiles. Her chairside manner is comforting, which helps even the most fearful patient. She is a team player and is always willing to learn new things to advance her skills. Penny was born and raised in West Virginia and has three kids. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Amanda – Dental Assistant
Amanda joined Potomac Dental Centre in October 2020. She started dental assisting in 2015 as an Orthodontic Technician in Maryland. She then moved to West Virginia in 2017 and started working in General Dentistry. She has her Maryland Radiation License and did her dental assisting schooling at Anne Arundel County College. Amanda brings a special comfort to all around her. Her kindness and helpfulness puts patients at ease. She is a team player and is always willing to learn new things. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and raising her daughter, Holly. She loves self development books.
Lindsay – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lindsay has been a hygienist with Potomac Dental Centre since September of 2014. She graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an associate’s degree in applied science. Lindsay has been in the dental field since 2003, starting out as a dental assistant working her way to a hygienist. She is Soft Tissue Laser trained to help more periodontally involved patients. Lindsay enjoys educating her patients on all dental topics but mainly focuses on their home care and how they can have great oral hygiene and overall health. She considers herself to be very gentle but thorough.
In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is very adventurous and enjoys most outdoor activities (even the occasional sky diving adventure).
Michelle – Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been a dental hygienist at Potomac Dental Centre since January 2019. She graduated from Allegany College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She loves educating patients and helping them enjoy their smiles. She loves to learn new things. She has completed her certification in Local Anesthesia and administration of Nitrous Oxide in the state of Maryland. She is Soft Tissue Laser trained to help patients with periodontal issues. She has received a National Dental Hygiene Hero Award for Community Service. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and anything that is outdoors- skiing, hiking, swiming, biking, running and sprint triathlons.
Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie has been a dental hygienist at Potomac Dental Centre since August 2020. She graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in applied science in dental hygiene and strives to further her education. Stephanie is local anesthesia and Soft Tissue Laser certified in Maryland. She was the student body president of the American Hygienists’ Association and was awarded the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association Outstanding Leadership Award and the Colgate Student Total Recognition Award. She loves to learn new things and strives to continually grow. Stephanie loves connecting with and educating patients on how to achieve optimal oral health to best attain overall body wellness.
Stephanie is married to her best friend, Jordan, with three boys and three dachshunds, who keep her heart full and her hands constantly busy. Stephanie attributes everything to God. She loves the outdoors, gardening, sports, giving back to the community, reading, spending time with family and being her son’s number one fan in the stands at all games.