Who We Are

We are a state-of-the-art dental surgery center dedicated to providing dental treatment under general anesthesia for children and special needs patients in hospital-grade operating rooms

Our Core Focus

To transform the United States healthcare system to be efficient, affordable, and accessible.

Join our team!

The Dental Surgery Center of DC is now hiring! We are looking for team members who strive to make each patient feel safe and cared for throughout their visit.

Our Values

Our core values serve as a constant reminder of what we strive to emulate as a company, and as individuals, on a daily basis.

Extreme Ownership

Instead of trying to blame another person or an external force, we take responsibility. Recognize that our behavior matters. Every decision that we make and every habit we have dictates our destiny. Success comes from our habits, and we have the power to choose our habits.

Service Oriented

We value high-quality customer service because it’s the right thing to do. We respond quickly and with compassion. Sometimes our patients or partners may not show appreciation for this, but we follow the golden rule and treat others the way that we’d want to be treated if we were in their shoes, regardless of how they react or treat us

Continuous Learning

We learn something new every day—none of us knows everything, but together we can learn more and develop our skills and talents. We as an organization want to see each member of the organization succeed. If we have goals to move beyond our current role, we see that learning is the key to opening those doors. We love learning, and so there’s no limit to what we can accomplish.

Team Player

We work for the benefit of the team instead of just for ourselves. If a team member falls short, we help lift them up rather than letting the ball drop or blaming someone else. That means taking responsibility, sacrificing for the greater good, and sharing credit with others.

Radical Transparency

Our organization prizes radical transparency as a means of solving problems as soon as possible. If treatments are down, if someone makes a mistake, if there’s a system broken, everyone on the team needs to know as soon as possible to pre-solve and resolve issues. It doesn’t matter what our title is—each of us has valuable insights.


When we’re on the clock, we work hard. When we’re done, we take time off. We focus on getting our work done and completing all our tasks during the day.

Meet The Team

Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Antionette Wilson, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Antionette Wilson, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, to our outstanding team of dental professionals. Dr. Wilson brings extensive experience and expertise in pediatric dentistry to our AAAHC accredited surgery center.

Dr. Wilson earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Howard University and completed her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at the same institution. She has demonstrated proficiency in infant oral health exams, preventive dental care, habit counseling, orthodontic assessments, diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions associated with systemic diseases, and the management of gum diseases and dental trauma.

In addition to her dental experience, Dr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Math and Science from Paine College. She has been an educator at various schools, further showcasing her dedication to children’s well-being.

Dr. Wilson is an active member of several professional organizations, including the National Health Services Corps, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Delta Phi Sigma Dental Sorority.

We are confident that Dr. Antionette Wilson’s specialized training and commitment to pediatric dental care make her an exceptional addition to Baltimore Children’s. Our referral offices and patients can expect the highest quality dental care from this skilled and compassionate professional.

Dr. Celeste A Mensah, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Celeste A. Mensah, DDS, to Baltimore Children’s! Dr. Mensah is a board-certified pediatric dentist with extensive experience in patient care and a strong commitment to providing patient-centered treatment. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry and completed her Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Mensah is highly skilled in pediatric anesthesia, having completed a fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Mensah is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the National Dental Association, among other professional affiliations.

In her free time, she is passionate about community outreach and promoting oral health education. We are confident that Dr. Mensah’s expertise and dedication will greatly benefit your patients and their families. 

Dr. Vanessa Marie Moore Martin, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Baltimore Children’s is thrilled to announce Dr. Vanessa Marie Martin to our team at Baltimore Children’s. Dr. Martin’s expertise in comprehensive and emergency dental care for healthy, medically compromised, and special needs patients will be a valuable asset to our surgery center, and most importantly, your patients. As a Pediatric Dental Resident at Children’s National Medical Center, she honed her skills in dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia.

Dr. Martin graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Chemistry from Wells College before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She is also a recipient of the prestigious National Health Service Corps Scholarship and holds memberships in the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society and Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society.

With a strong focus on community service and leadership, Dr. Martin has served as the Community Service Chair for the Student Dental Association and as a Senior Clerk for the University of Maryland Domestic Violence Survivors program.

We have no doubt that Dr. Martin’s expertise and commitment to patient care will inspire trust in our referring offices and your patients as we continue to provide exceptional dental treatment under general anesthesia from our AAAHC accredited surgery center.

Dr. Paul Gordon Clark, MD
MD Anesthesiologist

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Paul Gordon Clark to our team at Baltimore Children’s Surgery Center. Dr. Clark brings with him a wealth of expertise in administering general anesthesia to children, ensuring the utmost safety and comfort during their surgical procedures.

Dr. Clark completed his Anesthesiology training at the University of Maryland Medical System and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He holds active medical licenses in Florida and Maryland, and has extensive experience in various Anesthesiology positions.

Over the years, Dr. Clark has worked at numerous prestigious medical centers and surgery centers, such as Anne Arundel Medical Center, Arundel Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Malcolm Grove Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base. His experience across a diverse range of medical settings showcases his adaptability and dedication to patient care.

We are confident that his skills and expertise will inspire trust in referring providers and help ensure that children receive the highest quality of anesthesia care from our AAAHC accredited surgery center.

Dr. Rasheeda Johnson

Rasheeda Johnson has spent most of her life in a dental office. Since adolescence, she has shadowed and worked as a certified dental assistant in her mentor’s dental practices. This early exposure to the dental profession created a desire to pursue a career in dentistry.

Dr. Johnson began her career at Hofstra University where she majored in Health Science. Following graduation, Dr. Johnson completed her dental education at Howard University College of Dentistry. She went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center, which strengthened her surgical and emergency medicine skills. Never one to slow down, Dr. Johnson has also earned a Master of Business Administration with a Marketing Specialization from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

As a visionary, she has enhanced her expertise by expanding into multiple branches of dentistry including Six Month Smiles® orthodontics and implant surgeries. Currently, Dr. Johnson is certified to administer Oral and IV sedation, and BOTOX® for TMJ symptoms. Dr. Johnson has received her Fellowship and Mastership from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAID). Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)

Her extensive knowledge and expertise in these areas have allowed Dr. Johnson to exceed patients’ expectations by delivering excellent customer service and quality of care. She has worked in various settings, not limiting who and where she provides service.

Dr. Johnson can be described as friendly, caring, personable, and passionate about patient care. She understands that each person has a unique personality with specific dental needs and treats each patient accordingly. When Dr. Johnson is not at the office, she dedicates her time to Dental Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization she co-founded, responsible for providing free dental services in developing countries. On a personal level, Dr. Johnson enjoys physical fitness, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.