Your Family Dentist Near Westminster
Our mission at Union Bridge Family Dentistry is to create an extraordinary dental experience for our patients unlike any other. We are committed to delivering exceptional care, in a comfortable and relaxed environment, with a team of professionals that you can trust. We’re changing the way people feel about dentistry.
Our practice consists of 4 operatories which are always kept neat and tidy. Should you need special accommodations such as extra neck support we are glad to provide a pillow or adjust the dental chair to a comfortable position for you. Our hygiene room is equipped with state-of-the-art electric piezo ultrasonic scalers which comfortably deep cleans stain and tartar for patients that have significant build up or periodontal disease. Our doctor’s operatories are equipped with comfortable padded chairs, and new dental handpieces that are faster and quieter than traditional drills. We also have a ZOOM! teeth whitening light for in-office bleaching.
Westminster Dental Services
- Dental Implants
- Preventative Dentistry
- Emergency Care
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Porcelain Crowns
- Teeth Whitening
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- TMJ Treatment
Dental Treatment Near Westminster
William Winchester (1706-1790) purchased approximately 167 acres of land called White’s Level in 1754 which became known as the city of Winchester. The Maryland General Assembly later changed the name of the town to Westminster to avoid confusion with Winchester, the seat of nearby Frederick County, Virginia.
On June 28, 1863, the cavalry skirmish known as Corbit’s Charge was fought in the streets of Westminster, when two companies of Delaware cavalry attacked a much larger Confederate force under General J. E. B. Stuart, during the Gettysburg Campaign.
In April 1865, Joseph Shaw, newspaper editor, had his presses wrecked and his business destroyed, and was subsequently beaten and stabbed to death by four men in Westminster, allegedly because of an anti-Lincoln editorial that was published the week before the actual assassination. In a later trial at the Westminster Court House the four men were acquitted; the reason cited was “self-defense”.
Since 1868, Westminster has held an annual Memorial Day parade, which is the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in the country.
Just north of Westminster is the farm at which Whittaker Chambers hid the so-called “pumpkin papers.”
A historic marker states that Westminster was the first place in the nation to offer Rural Free Delivery postal service.
Westminster is the birthplace of Sargent Shriver (1915–2011), the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1972, and the first director of the Peace Corps.