Meet the Doctors
Cynthia Sclater, D.M.D.
Dr. Sclater attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and graduated cum laude. While in dental school, she received an Army Health Professions Scholarship. She was commissioned into the Army while in dental school and served on active duty for 3 years. She had tours in South Carolina, Wurzburg, Germany and Virginia. She completed a one year general practice residency while stationed in South Carolina. Dr. Sclater served a total of eight years in the Army and received three medals, including the Army Commendation Medal and The Army Achievement Medal.
Dr. Sclater has been in private practice for 12 years, and became the owner of Gentle Family Dentistry in 2008. She has a passion for continuing education and new developments in dental technology. She is Biolase, CEREC, Allergan, Orthodontic and ClearCorrect certified. Visit our procedures page to learn more about our technology and the services she provides.
Dr. Sclater loves using Waterlase technology which allows our patients a dental experience that is virtually pain free and conservative. She embraces laser technology because she can use minimal, and in some cases even no anesthetic or drills, to perform routine dental procedures. In addition, she feels CEREC technology has revolutionized her patient care...now she can give her patients beautiful porcealin restorations that are made in-office, usually in the same visit. Which means no more temporary crowns. Dr. Sclater enjoys regularly attending her CEREC study club to collaborate with other dental providers that embrace this technology.
Dr. Sclater is certified in orthodontics and enjoys the cosmetic aspect of dentistry. She loves the joy it brings a patient when their smile is healthy and beautiful. Dr. Sclater is excited to bring advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to Gentle Family Dentistry with BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM® and KYBELLA®. Dr. Sclater finds it very rewarding to incorporate BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® into her practice for dental aesthetics and pain management.
Dr. Sclater is a member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Patuxent Dental Society, Maryland State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She is Allergan certified in Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Sclater is also AAFE trained and certified in BOTOX® & dermal filler and frontline TMJ & orofacial pain. She is a former Maryland State Dental Association Vice President and was a PANDA trainer for four years.
Dr. Sclater is a Calvert County native, and strongly believes in local businesses supporting each other and the community. Dr. Sclater knew from a very young age that she wanted to become a dentist due to her frequent visits to the dentist - she spent four years in braces as a teen, and had braces a second time as an adult. Dr. Sclater enjoys her work and giving back to others. She has fun going to Career Day at local schools when she can.
At home, she loves to curl up with a good book and a nice glass of red wine or an excellent cup of coffee. She is an avid skier and loves to jet ski on the bay in the summer months. Dr. Sclater has been married to her husband Charlie for almost 25 years. Their son, Cameron, is a Senior in high school...so Dr. Sclater and her husband are preparing for the shift to empty-nesters. She loves to travel and her dream retirement destination is Hawaii.
Rhiannon DeLeon, D.D.S.
Dr. Rhiannon DeLeon received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has always had a passion for art and working with her hands. After completing her arts degree, Dr. DeLeon worked for several years as a graphic designer. She became interested in dentistry after shadowing her dentist and observing how important artistic skill and fine attention to detail are to the profession. While shadowing, she discovered that she could use her artistic talents to help others, so she returned to school and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Dr. DeLeon loves her career as a dentist and strives to employ current techniques and technology through continuing education. Dr. DeLeon is a General Dentist and Cosmetic Dentist who enjoys all areas of comprehensive dental care from preventive treatment to implants and cosmetic care. Dr. DeLeon is laser certified, which means that with the WaterLase dental laser she can use minimal, and in some cases even no anesthetic or drills, to perform routine dental procedures. She loves marrying her graphic design background with our dental technology to give our patients natural and beautiful results.
She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry and is Allergan certified in Facial Aesthetics, as well as ClearCorrect certified. Dr. DeLeon is also AAFE trained and certified in BOTOX® & dermal filler and frontline TMJ & orofacial pain.
Dr. DeLeon has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. She loves the results she can achieve for her patients with BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM® and KYBELLA® dental enhancements. She enjoys the collaborative process of working with her patients to achieve their aesthetic goals. Helping a patient create a radiant smile is incredibly rewarding to Dr. DeLeon.
Dr. DeLeon is originally a native of Pennsylvania, but now calls Maryland her home. She and her husband Ariston live in Crofton with their two rescue pugs. In her free time, she loves to hike, camp, travel, and knit. She is also an avid weightlifter and can be found in the gym most nights after work. To date, her favorite place she has traveled is the Azores off of Portugal. She is slightly obsessed with Chuck Taylor shoes (she has over 15 pairs)...so we affectionately call her our "hipster" dentist. Korean barbeque and sushi are two of her favorite foods. She also believes in providing care to those most in need and has traveled to the Philippines to help patients who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment, and has volunteered with the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy.