Dr. Pohlhaus

Dr. Pohlhaus is a native Baltimorean and had been practicing in Linthicum since 1992. He developed an interest in minimally invasive dentistry early in his career and began using dental lasers in 2004. He has devoted his career to introducing his patients and colleagues to the benefits of lasers. Dr. Pohlhaus has been lecturing on the topic of dental lasers since 2005 and is a trainer for Fotona USA's "Phast Start" laser course for new owners of the LightWalker Laser. He was also on the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences for twenty years. He also has been involved in dental service projects, including the Dominican Dental Project that he headed from 2001-2014.

Dr. Pohlhaus' Resume


Bucknell University, Lewisburg Pennsylvania

  • 1980-1984
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland at Baltimore

  • 1985 -1989
  • Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Washington D.C.

  • 1989 -1990
  • General Practice Residency Certificate- Hospital based advanced education program in general dentistry

Work Experience

Associate Dentist

  • Office of Dr. Thomas B. Fahey, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1990 -1992

Self Employed - Private Practice in Linthicum, Maryland

  • 1992 - present

Clinical Instructor - Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental School, University of Maryland at Baltimore

  • 1991-2011

Professional Associations, Honors and Service Activities

American Dental Association

Maryland State Dental Association

Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Fellowship status is attained after accumulating 500 hours of continuing education and passing the fellowship exam of the academy. Became a fellow in June 1997.

Fotona / Technology4Medicine

  • 2011- present

Dr. Pohlhaus teaches the Phast Start Laser Course, a 3 day training program for new owners of the LightWalker dual wavelength dental laser.

Lares Research

  • 2009-2011

Dental laser trainer for Lares Research, maker of the Powerlase AT . Dr. Pohlhaus taught the introductory course, "Laser Essentials" to new owners from across the country. He also has written articles for their publication "The Successful Laser Dentist". Lares discontinued distributing Fotona lasers at the end of 2011

Speaker for Biolase Inc.

  • 2004-2008

Presented introductory and training lectures on laser dentistry

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland

Volunteer lecturer on topics such as Implants, TMJ Disorder, and Lasers in Dentistry

Certificate of Recognition from the American Dental Association for volunteer service overseas (Dominican Republic)

Dominican Republic Dental Project

  • 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995-1998, 2000-2014
  • Director of project as of 2001-2014

Volunteer project providing dental services to the rural poor in the mountains of the Dominican Republic

Anne Arundel County Gray Area program

Providing discounted dental services to uninsured AA county residents, qualification based on income

Donated Dental Service

Providing free dental service to elderly and/or disabled Marylanders

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