Meet the Staff

Dr. RomaineDr. Diane D. Romaine

In 1995, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Romaine began practicing dentistry in Frostburg, Maryland where she now resides with her husband and two children. Dr. Romaine is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training and equipment so that she, as well as her staff, offers patients excellent dental care in a comfortable environment.

Her academic achievements since graduation include:

General Dentistry:
  Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Sedation Dentistry:
  Certified with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  State of Maryland Class I Sedation Permit
Laser Dentistry:
  Certified with the Academy of Laser Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry:
  Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry


In 2005, Dr. Romaine started placing dental implants, realizing the great impact they create for patients in reversing the loss of one or all of their teeth.

Implant Dentistry:
  Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologist
  Master of the American Dental Implant Association


Dr. Romaine's most prestigious accomplishments have been to obtain her Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentist. Fellowship in the American College of Dentist is by invitation and is based on a proven, confidential, peer-review system that has remained intact since the inception of the College in 1920. Fellows of the College have records of leadership, excellence, and meritorious achievement in dentistry or public service. This is a distinct honor and it is often the high point in ones dental career since only about 3.5% of dentists in the United States have been granted Fellowship in the College.

Dr. Romaine continues to be very involved with the Maryland State Dental Association and the Allegany-Garrett County Dental Society where she serves as Past - President for both organizations. She is very passionate about educating the community by participating in dental education outreaches and serving on local boards and committees. These efforts led her to establish the first, and ongoing, Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Maryland which serves the under insured and those with dental needs that otherwise would not be able to afford care.

Most recently, Dr. Romaine received the 2013 Jane A. Fiscus, M.D. Community Health Leadership Award. This award is given in memory of Jane A. Fiscus, M.D., Allegany County Maryland Health Officer from 1978 to 1997. Dr. Fiscus' extraordinary principles of leadership, coordination of services, interdisciplinary training, foresight, courage and creativity championed and demonstrated her commitment to the improvement of the health and well-being of the citizens of Allegany County and the surrounding area. In recognition of the above attributes, the award was presented to Dr. Romaine for her remarkable leadership, dedication to interdisciplinary education, compassion toward those in need, and her commitment to improve health throughout Western Maryland and the entire state.

Dr. Essam Ibrahim

Dr. Essam Ibrahim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is certified in Oral Pathology from Washington University in Saint Louis. He has been in private practice since 1993 and has been a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA). Dr. Ibrahim practiced in Anne Arundel county for many years and we are fortunate enough that he has decided to make a life change after falling in love with the mountains and people of Western Maryland!

As an accomplished Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Dr. Ibrahim joined our practice in April of 2015 bringing a cheerful and energetic personality that staff and patients alike have fallen in love with. He uses his education, experience, and the latest techniques and materials to provide the best possible and most complete care to his patients. You will always find Dr. Ibrahim with a smile on his face and quick humor as he works to ensure patients experience the most pleasant dental visit possible. We are so lucky to have him join our Dental Team.

Dr. Essam Ibrahim

Dr. Kirsten L. Heavener

Dr. Kirsten Logsdon Heavener graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2014. During this past year, Dr. Heavener completed a general practice residency at Wellspan York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, where she received advanced training and clinical experience in preventive dentistry, periodontics, restorative dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Heavener has begun the path of completing a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

As a native of Cumberland, Maryland and a graduate of Frostburg State University, Dr. Heavener is excited to be back and practicing in her hometown community! We are likewise ecstatic to have her join our dental health team!! In her free time, Dr. Heavener enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and husband, Wayne, who is also from the area.

Dr. Kirsten Heavener

Dr. Anne Lemak and Dr. Jason Julius

Our practice offers IV Sedation for wisdom teeth removal and full mouth extractions.

Dr. Anne Lemak, Anesthesiologist: Graduate of, and now a faculty member of, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Jason Julius, DDS: A graduate of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with extensive training in more complex extractions and IV Sedation.

Both Dr. Lemak and Dr. Julius are currently practicing in the Pittsburgh area and offer appointments in our office on Fridays on a regular basis.

From the moment you step into our office until the moment you complete treatment, we want you to be comfortable and relaxed!

Dr. Lemak and Dr. Julius


Our Hygiene Team...


Katelyn graduated from Potomac College with an Associate Degree in Elementary Education and then from Allegany College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is registered as a Dental Hygienist in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania and certified to administer local anesthesia.

Katelyn enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide TLC to each person. In her free time, she loves to volunteer whenever she has a chance. She has traveled to Tennessee as well as volunteered at both local Mission of Mercy projects. When she is not working, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors with her husband and spending time with her family.


Laurie is a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland. She joined our dental hygiene team in 2007, and became certified to administer local anesthesia in 2013.

Laurie enjoys many aspects of dental hygiene, but she especially enjoys getting to know her patients, and working with them to help them achieve a level of good oral hygiene.

When Laurie is not in the office, she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.


Justice graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Biology and then from Allegany College of Maryland with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and certified to administer local anesthesia.

Justice enjoys making her patients feel at ease during their dental visits and learning about their life. She believes in making a positive impact in people's lives one smile at a time.

In her free time she enjoys traveling to new places, camping, and hiking.


Jewell graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014, and is licensed to administer local anesthesia. She enjoys getting to know her patients, understands the fears that can be associated with dental services, and strives to make patients as comfortable as possible. She believes that educating patients on proper home care and its importance is one of the main keys to oral health success. She regrets having neglected her teeth as a child, and hopes to help prevent others from having their own regrets. She is currently undergoing orthodontic care and understands the struggles that patients can go through with braces.

In her free time, Jewell enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys staying active through sports, kickboxing, or spending time at the gym.


Jodi is a 1985 graduate of Allegany College of Maryland with an Associate of Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Pennsylvania and is joining us from Dr. Frank Cullen's staff.

Jodi enjoys the one on one interaction with her patients. She listens to her patients' questions and strives to give them the answers they need to assist in improving their dental health.

In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking.


Allison Graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in 1996 and earned her license to administer local anesthetic through the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience in General, Cosmetic and Periodontal offices. Allison believes the health of a patient's mouth is directly associated with the health of their entire body and does her best to educate and encourage patients.

In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and traveling. She joined Dr. Romaine's second office in December 2017.

She is looking forward to growing with the practice and enjoying the great team at the Bedford Dental Health Center.

We look forward to helping you achieve Healthy Teeth & Gums for a Lifetime!!!

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