Our Staff

David S. Hijab, DDS

David S. Hijab was born in Cumberland, Maryland. He is an alumnus of Bishop Walsh High School Class of 1990; He received a degree in Molecular Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA.Dr. Hijab became a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 2000 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Dentistry after which he completed a residency in General Practice at St. Luke's Medical Center / St. Vincent's Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Here, Dr. Hijab trained in hospital dentistry, including operating room dentistry as well as a broad range of clinical dentistry.

Dr. Hijab returned to Cumberland and has been in private practice since 2001.  His goal is to provide each patient with the knowledge to make an informed decision about his or her dental health.

Mission Statement. We, here at Western Maryland Dentistry, strive to provide each patient with the best available dental treatment. Our priority is the health and well-being of each patient. We want our patients to have a relaxing, pain-free and comfortable experience each time they come to Western Maryland Dentistry.


Donna Howser, RDH

Donna received an Associate of Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland and is licensed in the State of Maryland.  Before becoming a dental hygienist, Donna spent several years as a dental assistant and at times will assist Dr. Hijab in your dental treatment.


Gale DeHaven-Amezcua

Gale received a Certificate in the Dental Assistant Program from Allegany Community College and is a licensed Dental Radiation Technologist in the State of Maryland.

Lena Giugliano

Lena received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University and an Associate of Arts Degree in Secretarial Science from Allegany Community College.

We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about insurance, registration, and other information pertaining to your account. To speak with our staff about your next appointment, please call 301-729-1000.