50 Scott Adam Road Suite 100
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(410) 628-1818


  • Susan Ra, DDS - Dr. Susan Ra received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2004.  During that time, she was mentored by renowned general dentist, Dr. Peter Hurst of Northwestern University Dental Clinic, whose claim to fame is being Oprah Winfrey's dentist and presented on her show several times as an expert consultant.  Upon graduation, Dr. Ra was selected as one of "Who's Who" of 2004 American College/University students.  Since then, Dr. Ra has stayed current on the latest of dental technologies and implemented them into Touch of Smiles Dental Care.  With the belief in treating all patients with high-quality, dentistry, Dr. Ra pursues continuing education as pertinent value to this office.  She is well-trained in conscious oral sedation and offers gentle relaxation to more anxious patients.  She has advanced training in airway management and handling medically-compromised patients.  She also understands the rigorous schedules patients have and can make crowns in one day using CEREC cad/cam, the advanced technology computer system for making all-porcelain crowns.  In the sensitive issue regarding dental x-rays and radiation exposure, Dr. Ra has placed digital intraoral x-rays in each operatory to minimize the exposure of potental radiation to patients.   As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ra is trained in placing full-mouth veneers, composites, esthetic crowns and bridges using proper techniques of physiologic function.  She also has advanced training in placing dental implants, bonegrafts, and sinus augmentation.  Dr. Ra is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Maryland Academy of General Dentistry, Psi-Omega Dental Fraternity, American Association of Women Dentists, and the Anne Arundel County Dental Society.  She has been selected by her colleagues as one of "America's Top Dentists" in 2010 and 2011 for Cosmetic and General Dentistry.  In 2004, Dr. Ra volunteered for Operation Smile in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Aside from her passion for dentistry, Dr. Ra enjoys spending most of her time with her children, a twin boy and girl.  She enjoys family time, reading, and church.


  • Maria Arafiles, DDS - Dr. Maria Angelica Arafiles is a graduate of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005. She was a member of both the American Student Dental Association and the Korean American Student Dental Association. She is currently part of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and the Baltimore County Dental Association.  Dr. Arafiles has been trained in advanced techniques for placing implants, bone grafting, and sinus augmentation through the implant company Hiossen.  She is also certified in the short term orthodontic treatments of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.  She keeps abreast of current dental technology through the Maryland Dental Forum, a chapter of the Seattle Study Club, and a variety of other continuing education courses.  She has been selected as one of “America’s Top Dentists” from 2012-2015.  Outside the office, Dr. Arafiles spends her time with her new husband as of August 1, 2015, Dr. Robert Reif. He is a neurologist at York Hospital.  Together, their interests include a wide variety of music, science fiction, games, singing, and dancing. She also enjoys sewing and playing instruments.


  • Crystal Collison, Office Coordinator - Crystal is a lifelong resident of Glen Burnie, Maryland.  She graduated from the Center of Applied Technology North in 2006 with a certificate in Medical Assisting and began her career in the healthcare industry immediately after.  While working, Crystal also studied at the Baltimore School of Massage and graduated with a certificate in Professional Massage Therapy in 2009.  Following a short career break after the birth of her daughter, Crystal began working at Touch of Smiles Dental Care in 2010.  She is currently in school, working towards becoming a Dental Radiology Technician.  Her favorite part of working at Touch of Smiles is getting to see everyone's beautiful smile as they walk out of the office!


  • Shirin Fahandezh Sadi, Dental Assistant - Born in Isfahan, Iran, Shirin is the oldest child of 1 brother and 4 sisters.  She began working as a kindergarten teacher in Iran and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2003.  Shirin continued her careeer as a kindergarten teacher while receiving her Canadian diploma.  After receiving her diploma, she studied at CDI College in Toronto, where she received her Dental Assistant certificate in 2009.  After her marriage in August 2013, Shirin moved to Baltimore, where her husband lived.  She received her green card and began working at Touch of Smiles Dental Care in March of 2014. Shirin is currently out of the office on maternity leave :)


  • Danielle Godlove, Dental Assistant
  • Jasmine Pollard, Dental Assistant
  • Paris Winder, Dental Assistant
  • Zoe Merz, Receptionist
  • Shana Ingram, Front Desk