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, Alzheimer's Association, 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.
Alzheimer's Walk 2017
Armed Forces Day - May 2018
Thank you for your service, Gerda N.
Dr. Skorvak and his daughter, Meghan, at the Alzheimer's Association Dance on April 21, 2018.
Watch for future photos of them entering the Association's Dance Contest in 2019 too!
Noreen Rau, CDA, Patient Coordinator
Noreen joined our team in 2013 and currently works part-time in our front office. She is a CDA and was certified by the Dental Assisting National Board in 1986. She holds certification by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners as a Dental Assistant Qualified in General Duties and as a Dental Radiation Technologist. She is also CPR certified. Noreen earned her Associate’s Degree and is always taking continuing education courses. She has been active in the dental field for 36 years working in the clinical areas of the office as well as in the administrative department along with 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 and spending time with her family - which includes their pet pug, named “George.” She is a real joy to have in our practice!
Kim Collins - Administrative Assistant
Kim has five years of dental office experience, with a background of 25 years in Human Resources and Office Management. Kim was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD and has lived in Mt. Airy for 23 years. Both of her parents were in the Navy so she has a special respect for all military personnel. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending time with her family including her husband, two children and three grandchildren!
Katherine Portillo - Chairside Dental Assistant
Katherine is Dr. Skvorak’s chairside dental assistant. She comes with four years of dental assisting experience, and also one year of front desk administration. She holds certification by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners as a Dental Radiation Technologist, is CPR certified, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She attended Mount Airy Health Center for the x-ray certification and also attended a dental assisting academic program. She was born in Él Salvador, but has lived in Frederick, MD since 2004, and absolutely loves it! She adores animals and has two dogs (Sammy & Cali) both being rescue dogs. She is passionate about her photography, canoeing, and wedding planning! Katherine is also the secretary for her church in Silver Spring, MD and volunteers once a month with a group of friends at Genesis Healthcare Center for the elderly. She is a delight to have in this practice and is a welcomed breath of fresh air!
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.
Shawn McCarthy - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Shawn has been a dental hygienist for over twenty years. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, she was a certified dental assistant (CDA). Shawn graduated from dental hygiene school in Baltimore, MD., and has worked for general dentists as well as periodontal specialists.
She is married and lives in Carroll County where she and her husband have a small farm, home to many pets including dogs, cats and horses. For fun, she enjoys riding her horses as well as her motorcycle. She also enjoys boating, bicycling and water/snow skiing. She is passionate about her vegetable garden in the summer, and whenever possible, lounging by the pool.