Dental Hygienists



Beth started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant. With a thirst for knowledge in the field, she decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene and earned her degree at NOVA. Beth has worked with Dr. Janowitz for over 30 years, and believes that says a lot about the atmosphere he has created. “The office is an extended family. There is a lot of warmth here,” she notes. The relationships she has developed over the years with her patients are critical to her, she says. “The appointments with my patients are like lunch dates without the eating part.” She has great compassion for animals, particularly horses and dogs – she resides with her two labs, Sydney and Lexi. Beth loves to cook, bake and share recipes. Her daughter is a veterinarian, and her son works for Go Daddy.



MaryAnn earned her degree in dental hygiene from Temple University, a Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked for over 40 years as a dental hygienist in general dentistry and periodontal practices, and has worked one day a week for Dr. Janowitz for over 20 years. MaryAnn has been a faculty member since 2003 in the Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, where she is the Clinic Coordinator and teaches Advanced Clinical Practice and Practice Management. MaryAnn says, “Although I teach fulltime, I maintain my clinical practice with Dr. Janowitz because I enjoy the camaraderie of the office.” An active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, MaryAnn recently served as president of the Montgomery County component for four years.  Married since 1982, MaryAnn and her husband have two sons, Lee and Max. She loves puttering in her garden and relaxing on her porch while watching her fishpond.



Paula worked for 15 years in Baltimore after graduating from Temple University with a degree in dental hygiene. Her husband, who is a patient of Dr. Janowitz, found Paula her job when he mentioned to Dr. Janowitz that he was marrying a dental hygienist. She has worked with Dr. Janowitz for over 15 years. Paula is a self-proclaimed fitness junkie who practices yoga and values serenity and calm in her life. She brings these skills to Dr. Janowitz’s office. Paula and her husband have eight adult children and three grandchildren.  Her patients and her co-workers are like an extension of her own large family. “Everyone here is friendly and warm,” she says, “and our patients keep coming back. That says a lot about our family atmosphere.” Several years ago, Paula completed her yoga teacher training and teaches in the area.  Paula is an avid reader and she and her husband enjoy traveling.



“If someone is afraid to be here, I understand and I listen,” says Sandy. She once disliked going to the dentist, and it is that memory that gives her great compassion for her patients. Sandy views service to others as her highest priority. “I get great satisfaction helping our patients, and great satisfaction from those whose dental health is better after visiting our office,” she says. Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Working with Dr. Janowitz as a dental hygienist for many years, Sandy values her ability to make patients feel at home in a dentist’s office. She also enjoys going into the community to teach children about good dental practices. Sandy is married and has a son and a daughter (both married). She also has a sweet granddaughter and a cute little dog, a Maltese. She enjoys the beach and spending time with family and friends and being a grandmom.

Dental Assistants


Dental Assistant

Helen is close to her parents and siblings, and has her own big family.  This fuels her desire to make her patients feel like part of the family, and she believes she does that with Dr. Janowitz. “We are like a family here, and we love taking care of our patients’ families,” Helen says. “It is definitely a home away from home for those who work here and those who are patients here. If our patient has a baby, it is like we had a baby.” Helen grew up in Rockville, and still lives in the community.  On her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts projects and her yearly DC Bike Ride.  She has worked over 15 years with Dr. Janowitz. 


Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Cortney works chairside with Dr. Janowitz delivering care to patients and ensuring procedures progress smoothly and comfortably.  She is also responsible for making sure the clinical aspects of the office run efficiently. Beginning her career straight out of high school, Cortney now has 13 years of experience.  She is a licensed certified dental assistant and radiation technologist and is always looking for ways to expand her skill set. Cortney was born and raised in Germantown, Maryland. When she is not working, she spends most of her time with her daughter Dakota, three nieces, Mackenzie, Aubrey and Cassidy,and Brie, her micro teacup yorkie.  In her spare time she likes to exercise and her specialty is crossfit.




Jaci began working with Dr. Janowitz approximately 20 years ago and is responsible for insurance and billing. She began as a dental assistant. As a longtime staff member, Jaci knows the importance of creating a place where good health and good relationships exist together. “The relationships we have with our patients are important to us, we consider our patients family,” she says. She and her husband love to spend time with their three wonderful grandsons, taking walks with their Wheaton Terrier and try hopelessly to train their Savannah Cat.  She holds a degree in interior design and is a certified yoga teacher.



Anna takes pride in providing patients with a relaxed and comfortable environment to ensure a positive dental experience. She enjoys meeting new patients and cherishes the long-term relationships that are formed. For Anna, interacting with patients is the most favorite part of her job. Anna says, “The people I work with and the beautiful work environment that Dr. Janowitz has created are added bonuses.” Anna feels fortunate to have worked with Dr. Janowitz for over 28 years. She appreciates his deep compassion and dedication to providing the highest level of care to his patients, noting, “He is extremely honest, patient, artistic and has a great sense of humor.” She is looking forward to many more years of working together. Anna is married and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, going on long walks, yoga and reading a good book.

Steven Janowitz,DDS

350 Fortune Terrace,

Rockville, MD 20854

Phone. 301-279-2600