Meet the Team

Eric Wilhelm, DDS

Eric Wilhelm, DDS, is a highly skilled dentist who provides exceptional care for his patients at The Wilhelm Dental Group in La Plata, Maryland.

Dr. Wilhelm earned his dental degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (now known as the University of Maryland School of Dentistry) in Baltimore. He joined his father’s practice in 1989 and purchased it eight years later.

Dr. Wilhelm is a third-generation dentist who has a strong foundation in dental traditions and tried-and-true techniques. He is particularly adept at combining his knowledge of dentistry’s past with the latest advances in the field. By utilizing state-of-the-art dental technology, he is able to give his patients truly beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.

Dr. Wilhelm is a lifelong resident of La Plata, and when he is not treating patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Ginger, and their adult children. He looks forward to meeting new patients in person and providing them with top-notch dental care.

Meet Our Team

When you visit our dentist at The Wilhelm Dental Group, your smile will be in the hands of an intelligent, caring, compassionate and hard-working team. Knowledge is important, and while our team is constantly pursuing continuing education, we will always take the time to talk with you about your oral health needs and the options for your care.

You can get to know our team members below, and you can experience a whole new level of care when you call The Wilhelm Dental Group at 301-934-4625 for your dental appointment in La Plata, Maryland.


Office Manager

Ginger joined our office in 2002 and attended Central Connecticut State University. She worked as a dental assistant for many years before transitioning to the position of office manager. She is the first and last person you will see during your visit and coordinates treatments to ensure that everything runs smoothly for our team and patients. She loves getting to know our patients and finds it very rewarding to provide dental care in a friendly, safe and intimate environment.

Ginger is the proud mother of three adult children and two adult stepchildren. She enjoys painting, sewing and spending time with their children and her husband.


Registered Dental Hygienist, BS

A graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, Marie also minored in sociology with a focus on gerontology. She became a part of our team in August 2004. With over 17 years of experience and building relationships with patients at our office, 35 years in dental hygiene and 40-plus years in dentistry, she brings a unique understanding of a patient’s needs, limitations and concerns to help guide them to the best possible treatment outcomes.

Marie married her husband, Mark, in 1987, and they have three grown children. She is a church musician by avocation and also enjoys gardening, bird watching and hiking.


Dental Assistant

Alyssa completed the dental assisting program at College of Southern Maryland and is now working toward her dental hygiene degree. She has been at our office since August 2020. She loves the atmosphere at The Wilhelm Dental Group and the patience and kindness of the team and patients. She also likes the way that everyone on our team works together to provide each patient with the best care possible. She assists our dentist in long, complex treatments and contributes team synergy to help our office be more efficient.

Alyssa loves her family, who has never doubted her and has always pushed her to become the best version of herself. Her biggest inspiration is her sister, Alexis. After years of hard work, Alexis earned her degree in exercise science and soon after decided to pursue a career in nursing. Alyssa admires Alexis’s enthusiasm to follow her dreams and aspires to be just like her.

For her entire life, Alyssa has been involved in sports. Athletics has taught her many things such as leadership, accountability, respect and patience. She knows that these qualities will help her be successful throughout her life.


Dental Assistant

Emily has been with us since June 2020. She graduated from La Plata High School and earned her dental assistant and X-ray certifications at the Maryland Dental Assistant School in Accokeek. She is currently attending the College of Southern Maryland, where she is studying dental hygiene.

Emily is always available to help Dr. Eric with treatments and is instrumental in ensuring that the office runs smoothly. She loves the kind patients at our office. She also appreciates how Dr. Eric is very patient, and the way he takes the time to thoroughly explain treatment plans and what a future hygienist needs to know.

When she is away from the office, Emily looks forward to watching Netflix and doing Cricut™ projects.