Growing up in Fort Washington, Maryland, Dr. Thrower always knew she wanted to work with children. Dr. Thrower graduated with honors from Spelman College, earning a BS degree in Biology in 2000. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2007. She received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate in 2008 at Lutheran Medical Center. It was there that she decided to go back to Howard University to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry, because she felt that working with children is a privilege and something she really enjoys. In 2010, Dr. Thrower earned a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry from Howard University and has been practicing as a Pediatric Dentist for 6 years.
She is trained to recognize the unique dental needs of infants, children and teens while striving to give all her patients a friendly and comfortable experience. Dr. Thrower feels treatment planning as a Pediatric Dentist is a multifactorial, complex process that requires careful consideration of three distinct areas; the patient’s caries risk status, the available treatment options and the child’s behavior. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent any child from having the beautiful, healthy smile.
Dr. Thrower is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland Dental Society. She resides in Bowie, MD with her husband Charles and daughters Nia and Layla. In her free time she enjoys quality time with her friends and family and participating in local community activities.