Meet Our Doctors:

Rufus Creekmore, DDS

Rufus Creekmore, DDS was born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia.  After graduating high school he attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and received his Bachelors of Science (1976) and Master of Science (1978) degrees in biology.  Upon graduation he worked as an Environmental Engineer for Ashland Coal from 1979 to 1982.  Dr. Creekmore entered West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1982 and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in the fall of 1985.

In January of 1986, Dr. Creekmore and his family moved to Shady Side, Maryland and established a dental practice in 1987.  Initially the practice was known as R. Creekmore, DDS then evolved into Shady Side Dental, LLC,  in 2006.

Dr. Creekmore and his wife, Tina, live in Edgewater, Maryland.  They have four children and seven grandchildren presently.

Robin Larkin, DDS

     Dr. Larkin was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Mayo, Maryland.  Dr. Larkin graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2006, majoring in Biology. She decided that dentistry was her calling while working as an orthodontic assistant in Annapolis.  After graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2011, Dr. Larkin completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and returned to Anne Arundel County to begin practice.  She has been a member of the Shady Side Dental team since March, 2013.

     Dr. Larkin maintains that working with patients is the best part of dentistry.  Her main goal is to assure that her patients feel comfortable and completely understand all of their treatment options.