Dr. Sylvan Mintz graduated from the University of Maryland in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in History. In 1967, he was awarded a Degree in Dentistry (DDS) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Mintz continued his post-graduate education with a Master of Science in Dentistry (MScD) in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1971, and was also awarded a Certificate in Anesthesia from Kennedy Memorial Hospital that same year. Dr. Mintz attended the University of New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry and received Certificates in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) and Orofacial Pain in 1990, 1992, and 2000.
Dr. Mintz was at one time a member of the following associations: American Dental Association, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern Maryland Dental Society, Patuxent Dental Society, and the American Equilibration Society. He is the only dentist that is board certified by both the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Dr. Mintz was active for over twenty-five years on the staff of Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and the Prince George’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Mintz was a clinical instructor at the Dental School at the University of Maryland Pain Center. Dr. Mintz is currently a regular consultant to the Orofacial Pain clinic at Walter Reed National Medical Center, active staff (holds an academic advisor position) at the National Children’s Hospital Sleep Center and is on the Dean’s faculty at the Maryland Dental School. He is also an assistant professor at GW Medical School in the department of Pediatrics. Dr. Mintz grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. After dental school, he served two years as a General Dentist in the Army, including one year in Vietnam.
During that time, Dr. Mintz organized and ran a clinic for Vietnamese orphans and was awarded the Army Commendation medal.In 1971, Dr. Mintz started a solo pediatric dental office in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The practice expanded to a group dental office in 1974. A second office was opened in 1975, in Waldorf, MD. By the time Dr. Mintz sold his practice to a managed service organization in 1998, the practice had grown to a multi-specialty group with twelve dentists and a staff of nearly sixty.
Wanting to be closer to home, and wanting to devote the rest of his career to the specialization of TMJ dysfunction, facial pain, and dental sleep medicine, he opened an office in Rockville in 2001, and then relocated to Bethesda in 2007. Dr. Mintz and his wife have a son and daughter who are both married. They are the proud grandparents of four. His hobbies include gardening, golf, horseback riding, antiquing, and travel.