Robert Skvorak, DDS
Dr. Skvorak has built a practice that will exceed your expectations of dental care. Since earning his doctorate at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1979, he has taken many continuing education courses including anti-snoring devices, dental implants, Lumineers™, aesthetic dentistry, and much more. A short synopsis pertaining to Dr. Skvorak’s background is provided below:
- Our office opened in 1996
- Has practiced in Frederick since 1991
- Active Duty during Persian Gulf
- In Army Dental Corps 1979-1990
- Graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio Dental School in 1979
- Received Health Professions scholarship for dental school
- Trinity University San Antonio Texas for undergraduate education
- Received ROTC scholarship
Dr. Skvorak is married to Beth and they have two adult children, one of whom is currently in college. Dr. Skvorak is an avid golfer and when he is not in the office, he can be found on a golf course. He also loves to travel. His hometown is San Antonio, Texas. However, while stationed at Fort Ritchie, he grew to love the area and decided to make it his new home after leaving the military.
We are affiliated with numerous non-profit organizations including but not limited to Missions of Mercy, Wounded Warrior Project, Special Olympics, Frederick Community Action Council, and he supports disabled veterans. We have participated in Freedom Day USA and Armed Forces Day for two years, honoring our veterans by providing complimentary dental care.
Sandy Gerhardt – Office Manager
Sandy has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She has been with us since 2007, starting as patient coordinator and moving up to Office Manager in 2010. She brings many skills as well as her laughter and great personality into our office. Sandy lives near Gettysburg, PA, with her husband and son. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and camping.
Noreen Rau, CDA, Patient Coordinator
Noreen joined our team in 2013 and currently works part-time in our front office. She is a certified dental assistant (CDA) and is CPR certified. She holds an Associate’s Degree and is always taking continuing education courses. She has been active in the dental field since 1985 working both in the clinical areas as well as in the administrative department supplemented by some marketing. She participates every year with Freedom Day USA and Armed Forces Day to give complimentary services to our Military Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, and their immediate families. She and her family reside in Middletown, MD. She enjoys gardening, mowing the lawn and spending time with her family - which includes their pet pug, named “George.” She is a real joy to have in our practice!
Jessica Embly – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Jessica graduated from Allegany Community College in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science specializing in Dental Hygiene. Her passion for hygiene started early in life while accompanying her mother to work at a dental office. That passion turned into a career goal shortly after graduating from high school. She loves to educate her patients about proper dental care, disease prevention, and overall oral health. Jessica has been with our office since 2010 and looks forward to many more years. She lives in Hagerstown, MD and when not working she loves riding her motorcycle, traveling, and watching sports.
Laurie Pryor – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
A Frederick native, Laurie has worked in our office for over 10 years. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Fayetteville Technical College in North Carolina, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Hood College. Experienced in all aspects of dental hygiene, Laurie enjoys the variety of General Dentistry. She is a certified volunteer for Citizens Nursing Home., She also participates with Freedom Day USA and Armed Forces Day to give complimentary services to our Military Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, and their immediate families. She enjoys the capability to give back to our community. Laurie is married with two teenage children who keep her busy with sports and scouting.