Meet Our Providers

Combining to offer comprehensive wellness dentistry in Columbia, MD.

Keisha Judd, DMD

Caring dentist in Columbia, MD.

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Dr. Keisha Judd is from the islands of St. Kitts and Sint Maarten in the Caribbean. At the age of 17, she moved to the U.S. to attend college and has lived here ever since. Today, she is happily married and a proud mother of four children and one golden doodle.

As a child, Dr. Judd didn’t have a typical dental experience; in fact, she never visited the dentist! Instead, her uncle used to inspect her and her sister’s teeth every Sunday with a flashlight.

Once in college, Dr. Judd enrolled in a pre-dental summer program that would change it all! She immediately fell in love with dentistry’s perfect combination of art, science, and its hands-on approach. There was no denying it; she had found her life-long passion.

Nowadays, Dr. Judd combines her outstanding dental expertise with her caring and compassionate nature to create a unique whole-health approach to dentistry. Within her practice, she strives to build genuine connections with all patients and is committed to guiding you to true wellness.

When Dr. Judd isn’t working, you can find her doing all sorts of fun activities with her loving family. She especially enjoys traveling and learning about the culture of different places she visits.

  • BS from Drexel University
  • DMD from Tufts University
  • Fellowship in Advanced Education of General Dentistry (AEGD) at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Dean’s List for High Performance on Part One National Dental Board Exam
  • Inducted into the Robert R. Andrews Research Honors Society
  • Inducted into the George A. Bates Society for research

Daxa Thakkar, DDS

Your passionate Columbia dentist committed to excellence.

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Dr. Daxa Thakkar is an experienced dentist who has spent the last 20+ years making dream smiles come alive. To Dr. Thakkar, it’s not just about your oral health and well-being but also about building long-lasting, patient-first relationships.

She first earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2002 from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Gujarat, India. From there, Dr. Thakkar studied at the Oxford Dental Hygiene School in Ontario to become a registered dental hygienist in 2007. A lifelong learner committed to helping patients, Dr. Thakkar then joined the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2014.

Dr. Thakkar is dedicated to providing high-quality care, which is why she works to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and tools in her field. To that end, Dr. Thakkar is certified in Invisalign, Implant Placement, and Restorations. That said, a loud and proud dental geek, Dr. Thakkar also enjoys doing esthetic fillings, root canals, and extractions.

And if you have questions about your treatment, Dr. Thakkar is happy to provide the answers – in English, Hindi, or Gujarati.

When she isn’t busy with that, Dr. Thakkar loves participating in community service projects. She also enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and dancing.

  • BDS from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Gujarat, India
  • RDH from the Oxford Dental Hygiene School in Ontario
  • DDS from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC

Anyone with a fear of dental visits should come here. Dr. Judd and her staff are always kind, patient, and positive, besides being excellent clinicians. Even the decor is warm and inviting. Communication is excellent, and they make everything easy for the patient.

Ruthie S. (Judd Patient)

Francis Hunte, DDS

Your kind and caring board-certified prosthodontist.

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Dr. Francis Hunte attended specialty training in complex full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation in order to become a board-certified prosthodontist. This area of dentistry is concerned with replacing missing teeth while restoring the beauty of your smile.

When setting off on her career, Dr. Hunte attended the prestigious Howard University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery Accelerated Programs (graduating with honors).

Dr. Hunte later advanced her academic achievements and completed the Brigham and Women’s Harvard-Wide General Practice Residency program in Boston, Massachusetts. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she was later accepted into the world-renowned Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. During her time there, she completed an advanced residency in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics.

Nowadays, Dr. Hunte is recognized as a leader in prosthodontics by dental professionals in Columbia, MD, and the surrounding areas. Her primary focus is on cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as full mouth rehabilitation and smile makeovers.

She feels genuinely privileged to work in a life-changing profession where she can provide exceptional and all-inclusive care for her patients in a truly comfortable environment.

  • BS from Howard University
  • DDS from Howard University accelerated program
  • General Practice Residency program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Advanced residency in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics Mayo Graduate School of Medicine at
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