More About Dr. Levy
Dr. Harvey Levy founded Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates in 1984 with the vision of providing dental care to underserved populations, particularly those with anxiety or special needs. An alumnus of Tufts Dental School and the University of Rochester, he started practicing in Frederick in 1980. He’s an excellent diagnostician who developed a special technique for pulling teeth quickly and with few fractures. An inspiring teacher and professor, he has taught thousands of dental professionals to care for patients with special needs, and loves to make sure that patients clearly understand their choices. He enjoys oral surgery, sedation dentistry in the office and in the hospital, and difficult cases generally. A master in the martial arts, Dr. Levy may treat you to a stream of dad jokes and lighthearted conversation.
DMD, MAGD, FACD, FICD, FAAHD, FASGD, FAAIM, FADI, FADH, FAGD, FACFE, FDOCS, FABCHS-III, DABSCD, DCD, DABFD, DDOCS, DABCHS level CHS-III, LLSR, BCIM
Dr. Levy lives in Keedysville, Maryland, with his multi-talented wife, Lena Rotenberg, who is the Vice-President of Operations of his practice in Frederick. Becca Friedman, his older daughter, is a mother of three and an adjunct professor at Towson University. Ariel Levy, his younger daughter, is an experienced elementary school teacher now teaching in Bethesda, MD
Dr. Harvey Levy holds eleven fellowships: Academy of General Dentistry (1983), Academy of Dentistry International (1988), American Association of Hospital Dentists (1989), American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (1991), Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped (1992), American Association of Integrative Medicine (2001), American Board for Certification in Homeland Security CHS-III (2001), American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (2006), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (2008), American College of Dentists (2020), and the International College of Dentists (2020).
Dr. Levy received his Mastership in 1991 into the Academy of General Dentistry.
He has earned five diplomate certificates: American Board of Forensic Dentistry (American College of Forensic Examiners, 1998), College of Dentistry (2001), Special Care Dentistry Association (2004, renewed in 2015), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (2008), and American Board for Certification in Homeland Security CHS-Level III (2015).
In 2006, Dr. Levy was the first dentist in Maryland to receive the Academy of General Dentistry’s Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award (LLSR). He received a second LLSR in 2010, and was the first dentist in the United States to receive a third LLSR (2012) and fourth LLSR (2014).To date, he is the only dentist who has received a fifth LLSR (2016). In July 2020, Dr. Levy received an unprecedented sixth LLSR (2020) in Las Vegas, NV at the AGD’s annual meeting
In 2015 he was awarded the Saul Kamen Award by the Special Care Dental Association. Here is a video of his acceptance speech.
In 2017 he received the Tufts University Alumni 2017 Distinguished Achievements Award.
In 2020, Dr. Levy will received Fellowship in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Levy authored 40 publications, plus podcasts, audio and video courses and webinars, mostly on the treatment of patients with anxiety and special needs. Many of these are linked to his CV and site, and may be downloaded for no charge. His five copyright protected book chapters are available for a small fee by the respective book publishers.
Dr. Harvey Levy received the first ever Arthur Fridley Humanitarian Award, delivered by the MSDA in a ceremony in Ocean City, MD on September 19, 2014. He donated the entire $1,000 prize to Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.
Dr. Harvey Levy receives the 2015 Saul Kamen Award in Special Care Dentistry
Dr. Levy’s acceptance speech for the Tufts University Alumni 2017 Distinguished Achievements Award