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Joanne Block Rief, DDS '86
Dr. Joanne Block Rief’s career in dentistry started at the young age of 13. She not only helped her father at his dental practice in Annapolis, Maryland, but worked for a temporary agency as a dental assistant before starting Dental Hygiene school. She graduated from hygiene school in 1982 and started dental school that same year and graduated from University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1986. After graduation, she practiced with her mentor, who happened to be her father, for 18 years until she purchased her own office 7 minutes from her home and 7 minutes from her children’s school, which is called Crossroads Dental Arts. Besides practicing dentistry full time, Dr. Rief lectures to dentists and dental students on practice management and dental marketing