Our Philosophy. Going to the dentist should NOT be a scary experience. At Aspen Hill Smiles we strive to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We start with a waiting room that looks like a living room, not like a doctor’s office. Our kind and friendly staff will greet you and do everything possible to make your appointment easier and smoother.
All your treatment options will be explained to you and accurate copay estimates will be given before any procedures are done. No billing surprises here. Payment plans are available as well.
Watch TV on our wall and ceiling mounted monitors while we work. If you are extra nervous, we also offer sedation options. After your appointment you will be given a hot lavender scented towel for your face and hands, before checking out with new-and-improved smile.
Best-In-Class Technology. Aspen Hill Smiles offers some of the most advanced technology available in dentistry today. Dr. Wyne is one of the few dentists in the country using 3D printing to improve quality of care. By using this advanced technology, we are able to provide clear aligners similar to Invisalign for a fraction of the price.
Digital Panoramic x-rays mean a quick spin of our machine around the head gives us all the same information instantly. No painful bite wings needed! Intraoral cameras in each patient room allow us to show the patient high-resolution images of the inside of your mouth. If you're squeamish, you can skip that part. It's your choice.
We are high-tech and high-touch. We care about you, and making your dental experience exceptional.
We are proud of the times we have come to the rescue of patients who were suffering excruciating pain or experienced a broken tooth right before an important event. We are here for you in your time of need!
When you need oral surgery, the care team at Aspen Hill Smiles is here for your every need. The advanced skills of our technical team mean most cases requiring dental surgery can be expertly treated in our own office.
It's more than just straight teeth.
Orthodontics create confidence.
Healthy gums are vital to your oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease threatens the survival of your teeth as well as your overall health. By treating this disease as soon as it is detected, it can often be reversed.
It's time to bring back that beautiful smile! When a person's entire smile has suffered extensive damage, decay or loss, a beautiful smile is still achievable with full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Richard G. Wyne, D.D.S.
Dr. Wyne was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Poolesville, Maryland. He finished his undergraduate education at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemistry and is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. Dr. Wyne is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Wyne’s number one priority is to help each patient achieve a lifetime of oral health and overall wellness through carefully designed, individualized treatment plans. Spending time with patients, in order to gain the greatest understanding of their unique needs and concerns, is an important part of each dental appointment. His compassionate nature and gentle touch puts his patients at ease, making their experience as comfortable as possible. Dr. Wyne invests in extensive continuing education and training in order to stay current with improvements in materials and technology so that he can provide the highest level of dental care.
Dr. Harry S. Gildenhorn, D.D.S., P.A.
Harry S. Gildenhorn, D.D.S., P.A. is a native Washingtonian. He attended George Washington University as a pre-med student and continued his education, graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Gildenhorn has been located in the Rockville area since 1971.
Dr. Vy Tran, D.D.S.
Dr. Vy Tran was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and was raised in Olney, Maryland. She has an older brother and younger sister. She attended University of Maryland, College Park and subsequently earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. After receiving her dental degree, she moved to Boston to work in private practice while her husband received his training at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Tran has an energetic toddler named Liem. In her free time, she loves to cook and spend time with her large extended family. Dr. Tran is excited to return to her home state to serve the Maryland dental community. She strives to provide compassionate care as well as continually grow as a clinician. She looks forward to getting to know each of her patients on a personal level and is grateful to have you trust her with your smile.
Dr. Robin Larkin, D.D.S.
Dr. Larkin was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Mayo, Maryland. Dr. Larkin graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2006, majoring in Biology. She decided that dentistry was her calling while working as an orthodontic assistant in Annapolis. After graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2011, Dr. Larkin completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and returned to Anne Arundel County to begin practice. She has been a member of the Aspen Hill Smiles team since 2020.
Dr. Larkin maintains that working with patients is the best part of dentistry. Her main goal is to assure that her patients feel comfortable and completely understand all of their treatment options.
"I love this dentist office so much. We're relatively new to the area and I had a horrible experience with another office. I'm thankful someone recommended Aspen Hill because it is easy to get to, there is plenty of parking and the staff is wonderful. The office is stylish, and they help you with your dental health without making you feel judged. Oh, and short wait times. I recommend them to anyone looking for an honest business. 10/10 would recommend."
"So glad to have finally found our forever dental practice! Growing up I had multiple bad experiences with dentists and didn't want my son to have the same fear of going. Dr. Wyne and his staff are welcoming, friendly, gentle and accommodating; I decided to get a mouth guard for sleeping and was able to be seen two days later. Highly recommend!"
~ Kellie Glaze
“I went to the office for my regular cleaning with Hannah. The front office Jessica and Brittany answered all my questions, scheduled my next appointment. and even called my husband for me to tell him I was getting more work done . Thank you! The office was very welcoming, All the new safety procedures were explained to me and made me feel safe. I ended up getting my teeth cleaned by Hannah, who is wonderful caring and just plain great! Dr. Wyne had the time to replace my filling in the most painless manner. The staff is great which I feel is a reflection of his leadership.thanks for making my appointment, painless and safe"
~ Mary Anne Cipolari