Dr. Christopher Koterwas, DDS

Dr. Christopher Koterwas, DDS

Orthodontics  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Koterwas completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) in 1998. After graduating with honors with a BS in biochemistry from UMCP, he attended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where he was selected for membership in several honorary societies and graduated with honors in 2002. Immediately following dental school, Dr. Koterwas was selected from almost 300 applicants for one of four positions for the Stony Brook University Postgraduate Orthodontic program where he graduated again with honors. Dr. Koterwas has an ongoing commitment to continuing education through courses, conferences and seminars and has continued these educational endeavors upon graduating from his postgraduate program. Dr. Koterwas believes that education and the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor. He continues to interact with the top professionals in the field of dentistry and orthodontics.

22900 Three Notch Road

California, MD 20619

Contact Information

(301) 863-7424

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc.
  • Cigna
  • 8 More

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koterwas "Your smile is at the heart of what we do.  Dr. Koterwas and staff understand that choosing the best orthodontist for yourself or your children is an important health decision. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is comfortable, convenient and rewarding. Using the latest technology, we'll give you the customized, individual care that you deserve for a smile to last a lifetime."


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Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite


  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

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  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Maryland
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Orthodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Koterwas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koterwas to family and friends
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Dr. Koterwas' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Owings, MD |
Kind staff, no wait, Dr. Koterwas is the best!
in Ayase, Japan |
Friendly curteous staff bent over backwards to fit us in with long-distance appointments. I always had great confidence in the care for my daughter during her course of treatment and guidance for your younger brother to delay the start of treatment. Would send all my kids to Dr. Koterwas!
in Leonardtown, MD |
Dr, Koterwas is a friendly and professional orthodontist. He is patient centered and waits until the perfect time to implement a procedure instead of starting a child as soon as they come to his office. His office staff is friendly and very efficient. I would recommend him to everyone..
California, MD |
Thank you for making me love my smile.. Both my daughter and I saw Dr. Koterwas. I highly recommend him and his stuff they are awesome.
in California, MD |
Dr. Koterwas is kind, patient, caring and can put children at ease. He runs on time and is the best orthodontist in the area! I'm on my 3rd kid in braces and wouldn't go anywhere else!
in Hollywood, MD |
I moved to the area about a year ago and recently began to have trouble with my retainers made by my previous Orthodontist. I called Dr. Koterwas' office and they were able to get me into the office the same week. When I arrived, I was greeted by their friendly staff. I did not have to wait long at all after turning in my paperwork. Dr. Koterwas was very nice and easy to talk to and understood my concerns. They were able to take my impressions for new retainers that day, and even had them ready
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Dr. Koterwas accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Regional Preferred Dental PPO
    Regional Traditional Dental
  • CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc.
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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