Dr. James Kassolis was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. He attended the University of Maryland for both his undergraduate degree and graduate training in dentistry. Dr. Kassolis practiced general dentistry for six years prior to attending the University of Illinois at the Medical Center of Chicago for his certification in periodontics, receiving Diplomate status in 1985. He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Periodontics at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where he teaches post-graduate periodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Kassolis has numerous research publications and continues to foster his periodontic and implant research interests.
Dr. Kathryn Mutzig is a Michigan native. Born in Midland, she graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in psychology and certification in dental hygiene. She earned her doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her certificate in periodontics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Mutzig is active in many dental associations and study clubs. From 1999 to 2000, she served as president of the Baltimore County Dental Association. She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association and the Maryland Society of Periodontics.
Dr. Torres received her D.M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2005 and her Certificate in Periodontics from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2008. She received her Diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology in 2009. She also completed a fellowship in Prosthodontics at the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery to enhance her knowledge of the restorative aspects of dentistry. She has obtained extensive experience in all facets of periodontal care and dental implant therapy. In June, 2015, Dr. Torres became a certified practicioner of the Chao Pinhole® Technique, a minimally invasive procedure to treat receeding gums.
In addition, Dr. Torres is an Assistant Clinical Professor and a member of the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland, Graduate Periodontics Department, where she actively trains residents in Periodontics and Implants. She has participated in several voluntary medical missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. Dr. Torres is a co-director the Maryland Dental Forum, a Seattle Study Club affiliate, member of the Baltimore County Dental Association and frequent guest speaker for several dental hygiene and medical organizations. Dr. Torres is fluent in both English and Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.