Dr. Joseph Boesch gets an enormous amount of satisfaction from being able to create a comfortable experience for patients while meeting their dental needs. He finds it especially rewarding to educate patients with the use of the intraoral camera during the initial exam, as well as throughout procedures, so his patients have a complete understanding of their problem and how it can be taken care of.
Dr. Boesch views his career in dentistry as a call to service. It is a blend of art and science that is applied to help another person who needs care. His reward is seeing a happy, healthy, and smiling person who has had a positive experience and is pleased to refer a family member or friend who needs dental care.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, magna cum laude – Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 1986
- General practice residency – Georgetown University Hospital, 1987
Dr. Boesch is a perpetual student of dentistry: he accumulates about 50 hours of continuing education every year. He strives to keep abreast of the current topics in his fields of interest as well as advances in the dental profession.
It is Dr. Boesch’s goal to provide the highest level of service to his patients, as well as the most up-to-date procedures. One of the first dentists in the Rockville area to become a certified Invisalign® provider in 2002, he has also completed advanced education programs at the renowned Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida on jaw joint function and occlusion.
Having perceived the need to study the jaw joint more intimately, Dr. Boesch went on to complete Piper I Comprehensive TMJ Science in 2004, Piper II Advanced TMJ Science in 2007, and Piper Joint Based Occlusion in 2008 at the prestigious Piper Center, also in St. Petersburg. He is a member of the Piper-McKee National Study Club and meets bi-annually with like-minded dentists from across the country to discuss the latest trends in TMJ science and therapy.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Southern Maryland Dental Society
- American Equilibration Society
- Piper-McKee Study Club
Having practiced dentistry since 1987, Dr. Boesch has become passionate about joint-based occlusion and foundational occlusion: the disciplines of dentistry that bring together cosmetic dentistry and long-term functional stability of the bite and jaw joints. It is the most complete approach to patient care, which applies all the principles of functional and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Boesch enjoys diagnosing, creating treatment plans, and providing the needed treatment to attain the optimum level of health for each patient, from simple mercury-free fillings to complex reconstructive cases.
Outside the Office
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Boesch has lived in the North Potomac area for 20 years. He and his wife have been happily married for more than 22 years. Dr. Boesch is an outdoor and sports enthusiast: He enjoys spending his free time playing golf, fishing, and hunting. In addition, he enjoys the arts and traveling.
Dr. Boesch is actively involved with his parish, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Rockville, as a lector and participates in various community projects associated with the parish. He feels he has been called to serve and takes every opportunity he gets to give back to the community.