Everett J. Eklund, DDS
Dentistry is my passion, and I enjoy giving patients back their smile. I feel privileged to be practicing in the community where I was raised, and it is my goal to provide the absolute best possible care.
I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University in California. I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants (IAMDI), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Washington County Dental Society (WCDS), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). I am also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and completed a Nobel Biocare Implant Dentistry Residency.
Being raised in Washington County, I am glad to call Hagerstown my home. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading and spending time with my family. My wife and I have 2 wonderful daughters.
Meet Our Team
Our dental team at Potomac Dental Centre is here to help you achieve optimal oral health and a great smile. We utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques to help reach that goal, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your dental experience is pleasant and comfortable. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and our skilled dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund. It would be our privilege to be your dentist in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Claudia – Comptroller
Claudia is our comptroller at Potomac Dental Centre, and she loves numbers. Her past experience includes working as a physicians’ accountant at Inter-Medic Medical Center to 60+ physicians. Claudia measures productivity of our team and doctor. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with her emphasis in Accounting. She has been working at our Hagerstown, Maryland, dental practice since 2003.
Claudia has been married for over 20 years and has 2 beautiful daughters.
April – Scheduling Coordinator
April first joined Potomac Dental Centre in February 2012. She brings with her 15+ years of clinical and administrative experience. April has an A.A. degree in Business; she actively maintains her Qualified Dental Assistant license and her Dental Radiography license. As Patient Care/Scheduling Coordinator, her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, assisting with procedures, handling insurances/billing, and customer service. April takes great pleasure in making sure every patient is taken care of. April resides with her husband and her 2 wonderful children.
Susie – Office Manager
Susie started working at Potomac Dental Centre in 2003. She graduated from Allegany College with her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene, and has also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Public relations. She has been a hygienist since 1999. In August, 2017, Susie became the office manager. She takes care of marketing, patient relations and continues to fill in for Hygiene when needed. Susie is passionate about dentistry and enjoys working closely with patients. Susie enjoys spending time with her husband and son in her spare time.
Elsa – Hygiene Coordinator
Elsa moved from Arizona to Maryland May, 2014. She started at Potomac Dental Centre in August 2014 in our sterilization and clinic area maintenance and soon after started to assist the dentist chairside. She has her Maryland Radiation license, Expanded Function license and is a Qualified Dental Assistant. In June, 2017 she shifted roles to work in our front office as the Hygiene coordinator. She is a very helpful asset to the practice, a team player, and willing to learn new things. She enjoys the field of dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family and friends and 3 dogs.
Dental Assistant Team
Katie – Dental Assistant
Katie joined Potomac Dental Centre in the fall of 2012. Katie received her dental assistant training at Hagerstown Community College. She has her Maryland Radiation license, became a Qualified Dental Assistant and is also working toward her Orthodontic Assistant license. Katie is extremely thorough when she assists patients, and her soft-spoken demeanor reassures patients that they are in good hands.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Courtney – Dental Assistant
Courtney joined our team in July, 2015. She attended Hagerstown Community College for her dental assistant training. She has her Maryland Radiation license, Expanded function license and is a Qualified Dental Assistant. She has been an assistant for over 7 years and also has training in front desk duties. Courtney provides enthusiasm and a positive attitude no matter if it’s working on the clinical side of things or helping with front desk. She is our local community representative and social media coordinator.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She’s also a photographer.
Jenna – Sterilization/Dental Assistant
Jenna joined Potomac Dental Centre in January, 2018. She loves to learn new things and is currently working as a dental assistant and in our sterilization department. She is a wonderful team player and continually shows her enthusiasm for the dental field. She is an animal lover, enjoys creative and artsy things, hiking, and anything adventurous. She enjoys time with her family and does photography on the side.
Madison – Sterilization/Dental Assistant
Madison joined Potomac Dental Centre in August 2018. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in May 2018. She is passionate about education and is an alumni member of three honors societies. She is currently working as a dental assistant and in our sterilization department. She is working towards obtaining her Maryland radiation license. Her background in customer service shines through in her positive attitude and reassurance towards our patients. Her kind demeaner makes her a great part of our PDC family. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, boyfriend and dogs. Some of her hobbies include reading, painting and watching movies.
Dental Hygiene Team
Melinda – Dental Hygienist
Melinda has been a hygienist at Potomac Dental Centre since 2010. She graduated from Allegany College with an associate in applied science degree. Melinda believes continuing education is essential and, through her years of practicing, has taken many courses to stay informed about the latest updates in health, treatments, and technologies in the dental field. Patients appreciate her friendliness and gentle care.
Melinda is a mother of 2 and accomplished equestrian rider; through this, she discovered the meaning of hard work and commitment.
Lindsay – Dental Hygienist
Lindsay has been a hygienist with Potomac Dental Centre since September of 2014. She graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an associate’s degree in applied science. Lindsay has been in the dental field since 2003, starting out as a dental assistant working her way to a hygienist. Lindsay enjoys educating her patients on all dental topics but mainly focuses on their home care and how they can have great oral hygiene. She considers herself to be very gentle but thorough.
In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is very adventurous and enjoys most outdoor activities. (Even the occasional sky diving adventure.)
Malia – New Patient Coordinator
Malia graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an associate’s degree in applied science in Dental Hygiene. She joined our team in December, 2016. Malia’s key focus in our office is to provide the utmost dental care as well as patient education. By informing patients of prevention methods and daily oral care tips, Malia strives to help patients improve their self-confidence and overall health. Malia enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as surfing and snowboarding.