Walter M. Mazzella, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Mazzella is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended college at Georgetown University. After his undergraduate education, he earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. Next, he completed a rigorous dental residency program at the University of Florida.
He worked for six years in Washington, D.C. at a dental practice focusing on cosmetic dentistry. In 2001, he opened his own dental practice in the Waverly Woods Village Center in Howard County.
Dentistry runs in his family. His father has practiced dentistry for over 50 years and was chairman of Periodontics at the Georgetown University Dental School.
In 2001, Dr. Mazzella earned a Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry after completing a rigorous exam and hundreds of continuing education hours. In 2010, he earned a Mastership degree from the Academy of General Dentistry, signifying advanced expertise in all disciplines of dentistry.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association. He was elected President of the Howard County Dental Association in 2008-2009. He has served on the Howard County Board for over five years.
In 2012, Dr. Mazzella was awarded The Concept of Complete Care Dentistry Award from The Dawson Academy. He completed a series of courses focusing on the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions, specifically TMJ abnormalities, severe tooth wear, bite problems, and splint therapy.
Since, 2013 he has been an active member of the Dawson Academy Study Club in Washington, DC, to include his advanced treatment planning education.
In 2014, Dr. Mazzella earned a Fellowship from the International Dental Implant Association. He completed advanced training in Dental Implants and Bone Grafting procedures. In addition, in May 2014, he volunteered in a charitable missionary trip to the Dominican Republic treating patients in need of dental implant and bone graft surgeries.
For many years, he has volunteered in the Donated Dental Services program of Maryland. He has donated his dental services for patients in his office, and he has spent countless hours working at the Mission of Mercy clinics which provide free dental care to the indigent in our community.
Since 2001, he has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent and has held several Board positions in the club. He has volunteered his time and resources in local charities, as well as provided funding for international projects. He has served as the President of the Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent in 2020-2021.