D. Michael Brown, dentist

October 08, 2008

Dr. D. Michael Brown, a retired dentist who also had been on the faculty of the University of Maryland Dental School, died Saturday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Gambrills resident was 77.

Dr. Brown was born in Canton, Ohio, and raised in Landover Hills.

After graduating from St. John's College in Annapolis in 1951, he served two years in the Army. He earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1961.

Dr. Brown maintained a practice in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties for more than 35 years.

He retired from teaching at the dental school in 2006. In 2003, he was presented the Faculty Service Award for excellence in teaching and professional demeanor, family members said.

Dr. Brown was a former president of the Southern Maryland Dental Association and had been a delegate to the American Dental Association and the state dental association House of Delegates.

Dr. Brown enjoyed woodworking.

Dr. Brown was a communicant of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Maria Piaro; three daughters, Kelly M. Brown of Annapolis, Dr. Wendy A. Brown of Columbia and Lesly Brown Sajak of Severna Park; a brother, Dr. Joel D. Brown of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.

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