About Shore Family Dentistry

Creating Dental Wellness Partnerships



Our sole mission is to establish relationships with our patients. We believe that through education, patients are empowered to make treatment decisions based on what’s right for them. We’re committed to meeting you where you are in your dental journey. We’re passionate about what we do and we want our patients to feel confident that they’ll always receive excellent care and exceptional customer service.


Our vision is to provide our patients with a dental experience that will promote a lifelong relationship built on trust, confidence, quality of work, and exceptional patient care.

Owner, Lead Dentist

Dr. Ijeoma Tagbo, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Ijeoma Tagbo remembers her earliest trips to the dentist as pleasant ones; surrounded by a caring environment where her dental needs were taken care of without pain or fear. Later in life, those memories, coupled with a love of working with her hands and a desire to enter the healthcare field, spurred her to pursue a career as a dentist.

Ijeoma says her husband and family were always supportive of her goals, and fondly remembers the dental instructors and attendings that helped her develop skill sets. She achieved her degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the prestigious Goldman School of Dentistry at Boston. University and then moved to Hartford, Connecticut to complete a general residency program at St. Francis Hospital.

Dr. Tagbo went on to complete an advanced fellowship program at Temple University before setting into practice, initially in Maine. When her husband, Austin, received a unique opportunity to practice Hospitalist in Maryland, she knew it was time to start her own dental practice.

Doctor Tagbo is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (a dental Honor Society), and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. This represents a commitment to lifelong learning and, most importantly, a commitment to serving her patients with the most up-to-date materials, procedures, and techniques dentistry has to offer.

Ijeoma feels strongly about giving back to the community, sowing seeds that will benefit the lives of children locally as well as those abroad. She supports several organizations that meet the needs of children around the world.

The move to Maryland and the opening of her own dental practice, Shore Family Dental, has been exciting for Dr. Tagbo and her family (her husband, Austin, and her two children. “We have visited Maryland many times in the past and love the weather and culture here,” she says, adding “It’s a terrific place to raise kids!”

She says her passions, besides dentistry, revolve around her family and the arts; the four enjoy traveling together, and she loves dancing, music, and painting. “I’m an artist at heart,” she laughs. “I’m lucky enough that I get to have that in my personal and professional life – bringing smiles to my patients as the greatest reward.”

Registered Dental Assistant
& Patient Care Coordinator

Isilma Jaime

Isilma, who likes to go by Izzy, is our Registered Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator. Izzy loves being part of the Shore Family Dentistry team. She was born and raised in Maryland and she enjoys being a Dental Assistant. She is passionate about helping our patients get their dream smile as well as making our patients feel comfortable and welcome. For your first visit, Izzy would be the assistant giving you the office tour, help take your x-rays and do your full mouth digital scan. Having origins from El Salvador she is a fluent speaker in Spanish. When a patient is in need of an interpreter she is able to help them schedule, fill out paper work, and translate between doctor and patient. Outside the office, Izzy enjoys dining out and shopping.

Appointment Coordinator

Brenda Salkin

Having been with Shore Family Dentistry for 12 years, Brenda knows how important it is to listen to a patient’s needs and schedule them as soon as possible. Getting all pertinent information from their insurance companies makes the first appointment go smoothly. “I take great satisfaction in helping a patient get the dental work they need and want, and in seeing the improvement in their smiles and confidence.” When not at the front desk, Brenda enjoys living on the beautiful Eastern Shore, gardening and walking her two playful little dachshunds.

Our Dental Equipment

Only the Best

Dr. Tagbo and her team have a commitment to lifelong learning and, most importantly,  dedication to serving her patients with the most up-to-date materials, procedures, and techniques dentistry has to offer.