Sandy Spring Bank Named Official Bank of Maryland State Dental Association

By Sandy Spring Bank

Bank to Provide Custom Financing and Services to Dental Professionals

Sandy Spring Bank announced today that it has been endorsed as the official bank of the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA). Through this mutually beneficial partnership, Sandy Spring Bank will not only service the association’s banking needs, but it will work closely with dental professionals throughout the state to deliver personalized and specialized products and services.

“This is a strategic partnership between two strong, local organizations. With both of our roots dating back nearly a century and a half, and a shared vision for building and investing in the communities we serve, we look forward to working together to equip dental professionals with the financial tools and resources they need to best serve their patients.” said Fred Billig, Senior Vice President for Commercial Banking at Sandy Spring Bank.

The Maryland State Dental Association is the professional association for dentists in the state of Maryland and a constituent of the American Dental Association. The association, which includes 12 component dental societies throughout Maryland, promotes the dental profession’s efforts to provide high quality and ethical oral health care to the public.

“We wanted a locally based institution that could serve all of our needs, and also able to develop personal relationships with individual dentists,” said Dr. Thomas a’Becket, President of the Maryland State Dental Association. “We also wanted a partner who understands the specialized needs of dental professionals, and that is exactly what we’ve found in Sandy Spring Bank. I am confident that our members will benefit from this new partnership.”

Billig and a’Becket agree that dentists have similar banking needs as other small businesses, but that it is important for this group to work with a partner that understands the unique challenges and opportunities in the industry. From loans for practice acquisitions and expansions, to financing new equipment or upgrades, dental professionals have a vast range of financial needs that often require custom solutions.

In addition to specializing in serving dental professionals, Sandy Spring Bank also has a similar program for veterinary practices.

The MSDA’s endorsement takes effect on September 1, 2016, and renews every two years. To learn more, visit