Meet the GROWING SMILES dentists

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 has further training in laser techniques, as an Invisalign Provider, and as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. 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 Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member in good standing of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He serves as the President 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-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He 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!

Christina Bowman, D.D.S.

Dr. Christina Bowman graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and she was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014. She worked as a general dentist for two years after graduating, and she served on the New Dentist Committee for the Virginia Dental Association. During her time as a general dentist, she realized her love for working with children and decided to further her education to specialize in pediatrics. She completed her residency program at Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Associates in 2018. She received extensive training in all areas of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Bowman believes that an openness to learn is a commitment all health professionals must make to serve our patients. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care for all children. Dr. Bowman has a passion for preventive dentistry and educating children and their parents on the importance of oral health and development. She truly enjoys working with children of all ages and has a warm and comforting demeanor. When a child leaves with a smile on their face, she has made a positive impact, and she receives the greatest reward of her job.

In her spare time, Dr. Bowman loves to spend time with her husband and two boys. Becoming a mom is one of her greatest accomplishments. She is committed to treating every child as if they were her own. She believes in living an active lifestyle, loves to cook, and enjoys being outdoors.

the Growing smileS friendly staff

Growing Smiles employs clinical and clerical staff members dedicated to providing state-of-the-art preventative care and dental treatment to each of its young patients. Our goal is to make your child’s visit a positive and pleasant experience and our approach to treatment includes guidance, encouragement, incentives and rewards. By using a “show and tell” concept, our dental team explains procedures before we perform them which not only eases a child’s mind but also promotes his or her understanding and acceptance of the examination and treatment.