“I was always working on something” be it in the kitchen, garden or my dad’s workshop.
Thus, begins the story of how Stacia became a dentist. It all started when she was a child working with her dad in his workshop.
Dr. Stacia Krantz came to her career in dentistry at the suggestion of her dad, who was an orthopedic surgeon. “I spent many hours in our garage workshop with him, using our hands to create things. I was always building or working on a project with him.” “ My family still jokes to this day, if we did not have a project to work on Dad would “create” one.”
At first, she thought she might be an architect or a designer until she shadowed her hometown dentist at his office in Wisconsin where she grew up. “I thought it was interesting but I had no clue until I shadowed him, I learned what dentistry was really about.”
Her parent’s encouragement and her own natural curiosity paved the way for her occupation today, a dentist at The Fallsgrove Center for Dentistry in Rockville, Maryland. It is a position she has held since 2005 and gives her the opportunity she enjoys most: taking care of the dental needs of her patients.
“My main goal is always making sure that I address the patient’s main dental issues,” Dr. Krantz said. “It might be being fearful of the dental visit, it could be the cost of treatment, it could be the patient putting other people’s needs before theirs. Each person is an individual. Getting the patient to a stable healthy place is always my end goal”.
Educating each of her patients is another major priority. She and her team want each patient to know the necessary details to make an informed decision regarding treatment and have the tools to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
“My personal philosophy is to help people and make a difference in their lives,” Krantz continues. Her philosophy goes beyond her career. She watches out for her friends and neighbors and lives it herself. “It’s important to set a good example for our kids. I have that Midwest mentality where you work hard, and you’re honest in all of your dealings with everyone.”
It is a philosophy that has served her patients well. Dr. Krantz is a popular and well-respected dentist and community member. Besides working full time as a licensed dentist, she is also involved in local tennis and swim tournaments.
As for the tinkering in the workshop with her 80-year-old dad? To this day, whenever she visits him in Florida, she finds herself in the workshop creating some projects just for the fun of it. “I can’t help it. We like using our hands!”
Dr. Krantz is past President of the Maimonides Dental Society of Greater Washington DC and Potomac Valley Study Club. Dr. Krantz was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine and Consumer CheckBook as one of the top dentists in the DMV. She is also a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and was awarded a fellowship in both the American and International College of Dentist.
Dr. Stacia Krantz is the mother of twins and likes to travel with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, entertaining and playing tennis. She can be reached at Fallsgrove Dentistry (301) 610-9909 or email@example.com.