Maryland State Society Of Orthodontists
                                  Executive Board 2019
Message from the President
Dr. Gordon Groisser
I am excited to serve as President of MSSO for 2019! Much thanks to our recent presidents for showing me the ropes-Dave Bonebreak, Dave Harmon, Ty Saini, Lara Minahan and Scott Jenkins.
  I realize it is redundant and obvious to state that our profession is experiencing a great number of changes and challenges: an explosion of companies offering non-bracket alternatives along with what I call DIY orthodontics (Smile Direct and others) and the opening of a dizzying number of credentialled graduate and residency programs admitting large numbers of students each year mostly outside of the Match program. Throw in the astronomical student debt loan is recent grads and....oy. On a positive note-my perception is a continual growth in the demand for our services-I believe that Social Media-think Snapchat and Instagram-have fueled the desire for a great smile among many demographics. Yay!

Ok-enough politics! I am getting off my soap box now.

Save the date-April 12, 2019. The engaging, hilarious and brilliant Dr. Gerry Sampson will be giving us his words of wisdom all day.  Please bring your team as well!!!  It will be awesome. Join us!!

My plan for the Fall meeting is to have internationally reknown Drs. Martin(orthodontics-with emphasis on technology)  and Leena Palomo(orthodontically relevant periodontics} come and share their thoughts and research. They are faculty at my beloved residency program-Case Westen Reserve-therefore by definition/assumption they will be the best!

Happy New Year!!  Please feel free to email or call me anytime. ; cell 240-620-1247; office-301-515-4300.

Immediate Past President
Scott Jenkins
Vice President                                                                         
 Anna Muench                                                               Office:443-535-6840
    Cell: 240-888-8773

Dr Muench obtained her undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Dr Muench recieved her DDS, Certificate in Orthodontics, and MS in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland Dental School.  Dr Muench currently practices with the Baltimore Orthodontic Group.  In her free time she is a wife, mother to two rescued papillons, and an avid triathlete.  She is also a member of the Mid Maryland Triathlon club, US Masters Swimming, and the Howard County striders.
Lobat Zainali                                                                                   301-682-4343

Dr. Lobat Zainali grew up in Tehran, Iran and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the National University of Iran. Shortly after graduation from college, she and her husband moved to the United States. Dr.Zainali proceeded to attend dental school at Howard University in Washington D.C. where she continued her post-graduate training in orthodontics as well. She has been practicing in Frederick, Maryland for more than 20 years and has been a faculty member at the post graduate orthodontic program of Howard University since 1999. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Zainali and her husband of 32 years, Mahmoud, are the proud parents of their two children: Niki and Dariush. Niki and Dariush are now college students, and both are caring, hardworking and responsible adults. As a family, they love traveling, reading books, cooking and spending time with good friends and relatives.

         Directors 2019

              Brandon Hagan         Ejiro Esi            

Patricia B. Groisser                                                      Webmanagers
Gordon S. Groisser