Our Doctors

Introduction

Joseph C. Passaro, DDS

Dr. Joe is originally from Towson, MD where he attended Calvert Hall High School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. He obtained his Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School in 1981. Dr. Joe and his wife Ginny live in Bay Ridge. They have two grown daughters, Kelley and Keri. Dr. Joe and Ginny also have three grandsons, Cody, and twins Brooks and Ryan, who bring them great joy.

James B. Wooddell, DDS

Dr. Woody, as he likes to be called, grew up in Davidsonville, MD and attended Severn School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA and obtained his Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School in 1981. Dr. Woody and his wife Nancy live in Harwood. They have three grown children: Kaitlin, Jamie, and Kelsey. Jamie is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps and will attend Dental School at UMB in the Fall of 2016.

A STEP Above the Rest

As trusted experts in their field and founders of the Chesapeake Dental Education Center (CDEC), Drs. Woody and Joe have taught and lectured thousands of dental professionals from across the country. Their innovative STEP™  system became a part of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s curriculum in 2014.

“By far one of the best courses I have attended in 30 years of practice. Woody and Joe have brought knowledge from may experts together and put it together in an easy to master [program].”

~Dr. Abdul Alvani
Waldorf, MD

“Dr. Passaro and Dr. Wooddell have distilled the knowledge of some of the greatest minds in dentistry! They truly represent the future of dental CE in this country. They are our future superstars.” 

~Dr. L.S.
Doylestown, PA

“It’s hard for me to put into words and be concise about how much the current workshop series is changing my life as a dentist. Looking at cases through the filter of facial esthetics and the occlusion system is an empowering feeling. I love having dialog with patients and having the chance to teach them about all of these nuances that were once a mystery to me. Thank you all for your hard work in putting CDEC together and making it a success. Your ‘method’ has, and will continue to, shape the rest of my career and happiness in the field of dentistry.”

~Dr. Jeff Grove
Wyomissing, PA

Continuing Education

Doctors Wooddell and Passaro each complete more than 200 hours of continuing education each year!

They regularly attend the annual conferences of the following organizations, where the most current trends and techniques in dentistry are presented:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (lecturers at the 2015 AACD meeting)
  • The American Academy Of Restorative Dentistry
  • The American Equilibration Society
  • The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • The Academy of Osseointegration
  • The American Society for Dental Aesthetics

Doctors Wooddell and Passaro are members of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Maryland State Dental Association
  • American Equilibration Society
  • Chesapeake Implant Study Club
  • Seattle Study Club