Dr. Leonard Merlo, DMD

Dr. Leonard Merlo, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Leonard Merlo, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Rockville, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Temple University in 1991 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

4701 Randolph Rd Ste G10

Rockville, MD 20852

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
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Top Care Areas

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Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Merlo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merlo "Graduated at the top of the class and completed a four year hospital based Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency in one of the nations busiest inner city hospitals. Dual board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesiology."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merlo "We strive to care for patients with an evidence based approach using the latest technology in a comfortable environment"

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1  Conditions Treated

  • Dentofacial Anomalies

1  Procedures

  • Facial Reconstruction

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Pittsburgh
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Temple Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Merlo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merlo to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Merlo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I had very high expectations for this doctor as I have been seeing my dentist for several years and I trust his judgement for referrals. I went early for the appointment (wisdom tooth removal consultation)and I was called in to an exam room at my appointment time which i appreciated. Sad part was...more
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Bad dentist with many bad reviews! He said if you have high blood pressure, you will not live long without taking a drug, that most doctors push, and die of kidney failure! Was told similar lie by a regular doctor years ago! Merlo refused to pull my tooth! His assistants in the back are as rude and...more
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This patient has dangerously high blood pressure and refuses treatment. It is so high , I recommended immediate hospitalization! Performing any procedure without first controlling this would be malpractice and life threatening. I had advised him of this in past as well.

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I was referred to Dr. Merlo by an endodontist who had been unable to stem a long-term infection in one of my teeth. Dr. Merlo quickly identified the problem--the tooth next to it was also infected, and he thought both should be removed. I scheduled the removal, bone graft, and two implants, which...more
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I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed. The day after the surgery, i went to work without any problem (beside swelling on one side). The all process was fast and the pain was totally manageable. I was able to eat normaly within 10 days after surgery so i really think that Dr Merlo did a good job. The...more
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I needed a tooth extraction as well as a bone graft and dental implant.Dr.Metlo did a superb job on all three.I am a senior citizen and have seen a lot of dental professionals over the years and can tell the superior from the inferior.Dr. Dr. Merlo in my opinion is as good as they get.
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