Dental Staff

Dentist in Cockeysville, MD

All our professionals at Padonia Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Meet Dr. Rodrigo Vallar

Dr. Rodrigo Vallar is a graduate from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. While attending Dental School, he was an honorary member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, Dr. Vallar performs a wide array of modern dental services. With his compassionate and approachable demeanor, he excels at placing his patients at ease. Dr. Vallar has been with Padonia Dental Associates for fifteen years. He finds improving his patients' self-esteem through cosmetic dentistry most rewarding. Dr. Vallar enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. When he is not supporting local sports teams, he is coaching and cheering on his daughters. He appreciates vacationing, mountain biking, snowboarding and relaxing with a movie in his spare time.


Meet Dr. Jennifer Patton

Dr. Jennifer Patton, a Maryland native, graduated Cum Laude from Frostburg State University with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She attended the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, where she served as the Vice President of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. With a background in pediatric and family dental care, Dr. Patton strives to provide patients with high quality dental care and comfort. Dr. Patton has participated in numerous dental missions, where she has provided dental care to victims of domestic violence. In her spare time, Dr. Patton enjoys running, skiing, wakeboarding, and spending time with her yellow lab, Stella.


Meet Dr. Ranju Bhasin

Dr. Ranju Bhasin, a Maryland native, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland in College Park with a degree in Biology. She attended the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. During her time at the dental school, Dr. Bhasin was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and Gamma Pi Delta Honor Society. She completed her residency program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston where she focused on providing comprehensive dental care to medically compromised patients in a hospital setting. Through her time in private practice, she has dedicated herself to providing the highest level of dental care while minimizing anxiety for her patients. Dr. Bhasin offers sedation options to ensure the comfort of her patients! In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes, traveling, spending time with her family, and following Maryland sports (go Terps!).


Meet Dr. Richa Dutta, Orthodontist

Dr Dutta obtained her dental degree in India before attending the University of Southern California’s Advanced Program for International Dentists to earn her DDS. She then went on to pursue her true love of orthodontics at Boston University’s Henry Goldman School of Dentistry where she earned her Masters of Science degree and a specialty degree in Orthodontics.

Dr. Dutta is a dedicated Orthodontist who is an active member of the American Academy of Orthodontists, Mid Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO) and Maryland State Society of Orthodontists (MSSO). Her kind disposition and friendly smile make both adult and child patients feel at ease during their appointments. Her warm personality and chairside manner give patients comfort when asking questions. She also always takes the time to ensure that each patient understands all his or her treatment options.

She has been the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee under MASO, is a delegate to the AAO, and in her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading, cooking and running behind her 4 year old twins.


Meet Dr. Youngsook Chae, Endodontist

Dr. Chae earned her Bachelors of Science in Biochemical Pharmacology (summa cum laude) at State University of New York in Buffalo, NY. She then pursued her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She completed her residency training in the Department of Endodontology at the Temple University of Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. In the past, Dr. Chae has worked for a pediatric-based clinic, serving patients in underserved communities, as well as in private practice. She is currently a member of the American Association of Endodontics. In her spare time, Dr. Chae enjoys hiking and yoga.


Dr. Michael Marchese

Meet Dr. Michael Marchese, Oral Surgeon

Dr. Marchese is a native of central Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. Marchese received his dental degree from Temple University and completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Marchese enjoys fishing, boating, and diving. He currently resides in Baltimore County with his wife and daughter.