Diana Capobianco, D.D.S.
Growing Smiles founder, Dr. Diana Capobianco, is a pediatric dentist with over 20 years of experience in dentistry for children. She earned both her dental degree and specialty certificate from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, where she served as a part-time clinical professor teaching pre-doctoral students and pediatric residents. She is a member in good standing with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Dental Association, among others, including the Harford-Cecil Dental Society, and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she has served as President and continues to serve on the Executive Board. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member on the Council for Pediatric Dental Education. She serves as the liaison between the MAPD and the Maryland Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Diana has received countless awards and recognition from colleagues, charities, professional organizations and her peers, including year after year, the prestigious “Best Pediatric Dentist” award.
Dr. Diana has been inducted into the prestigious International College of Dentists, the world’s oldest honor society for dentists. She has also been honored as a Fellow in The Pierre Fauchard Academy in recognition of her many accomplishments. Dr. Diana volunteers many hours with Catholic Charities, Early Head Start programs and other charitable organizations as well as the Harford and Cecil County Health Departments.
Todd Lyman, D.D.S.
Dr. Lyman joined the practice in 2011. He is often referred to as “the singing dentist,” as he calms children with his silly songs. Committed to helping others, Dr. Lyman participates in many community-based programs directed toward improving the oral health of those less fortunate. Some of these include the Esperanza Clinic and Headstart. Dr. Lyman is also a merit badge counselor to the Boy Scouts of America, a volunteer with Welcome One Homeless Shelter, and very active in his church. He is a cum laude graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and received his Master’s degree and his Certification in Pediatric Dentistry from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Lyman has a passion for preventative dentistry. His research has been published in the leading research journal for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lyman is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the past Editor and now serves as the President-Elect of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lyman enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, running, coaching soccer, playing tennis, and playing basketball (and he’s probably the only one on the court with a bright green mouthguard!).
Chris Bailey, D.D.S.
Dr. Chris Bailey joined Growing Smiles in 2017 and is excited to return to the Baltimore area. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he received the graduating senior awards for exemplifying qualities of ethical standards, kindness, and humanitarianism as well as dedication, service, and empathy to the underserved child populations in Maryland. Dr. Chris completed a General Practice Residency at Christiana Hospital in Delaware, treating patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions. He then pursued his pediatric training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, gaining experience with treating children in office, under sedation, in the operating room, and handling emergencies. Dr. Chris’ passion for working with children with special needs makes all the difference in the dental experience for them with his humor, compassion, and patience. Dr. Chris strives for excellence in providing up-to-date evidence-based dental care for children and having fun along the way!
Dr. Chris is a board-eligible pediatric dentist and can hardly believe he has found a profession he is more excited about than his dream to become a professional soccer player or musician. He enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley, family, and friends. On the weekends you can find him playing music, watching his favorite soccer teams (Arsenal and Barcelona), or out water skiing!
Chia-Yu Chen, D.D.S.
Dr. Chen earned her DDS from the National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency and a Pediatric Dental Residency at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, providing superior oral healthcare to her patients that resulted in an overall improvement of the department’s patient satisfaction quotient, and received the Best Clinical Physician Award in 2013. Dr. Chen then pursued her career in the US and completed a Pediatric Dental Residency in 2017 at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, gaining experience with treating children under advanced pharmacological behavior management methods. Dr. Chen continued her fellowship program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, during which she served as a part-time clinical instructor teaching pre-doctoral students and pediatric dental residents at the university and provided oral healthcare to pediatric patients at Family Health Centers of Baltimore, West Cecil Health Center, and University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Chen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member with good standing with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. She currently serves in the editorial board committee of Pediatric Dentistry, term: 2018-2022, and in the Evidence-Based Dentistry committee of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Chen loves to work with children with tender, love and care. Providing comfort and guidance during each dental visit for children is her goal. She has treated many children throughout Maryland in the federal qualified health centers and the operating room. She’s excited to join Growing Smiles and provide excellent and compassionate oral health care service to all patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her partner and friends, skiing, hiking, and having fun with her loving kitty, Spot!!