About our Doctors and Staff at Smile Frederick Orthodontics
Smile Frederick Orthodontics Is brought to you by Dr. Rob Mansman and the Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick.
Leyla R. Davoody, D.D.S., M.S.Ds
Dr. Davoody completed her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor degree in General Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at University of Maryland in Baltimore. After completion of her general dental training, she moved out to Connecticut to specialize in Orthodontics at University of Connecticut. She also received a Masters degree in Dental Science during her Orthodontic training. For her Masters degree Dr. Davoody completed a clinical research on accelerated tooth movement using the corticision technique.
Dr. Davoody is trained in early interceptive and comprehensive orthodontics, temporary anchorage devices, Invisalign, Accelerated orthodontic treatment, multidisciplinary and adult orthodontics.
She is an active member of American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association and Maryland State Society of Orthodontics.
Besides creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Davoody enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures. She also likes cooking and reading and spending time with family. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband Kaveh.
Dr. Davoody is excited to join Smile Orthodontics and is looking forward to meeting you and your family.
Lesley Chu, D.M.D, M.S.
Dr. Chu grew up near Rockville, Maryland and is excited to move back to Maryland to join the Smile Frederick Orthodontics team. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and after which she received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She then went on to complete her speciality training in orthodontics at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where she also received her master’s degree in biomedical sciences and orthodontics. In her spare time, Dr. Chu enjoys trying new restaurants and finding new trails to hike with her dog, Oscar.
Rob Mansman, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Owner / Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Robert Mansman, D.D.S., M.S.D - Owner of Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick and Smile Frederick Orthodontics - I am originally from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY and moved to Richmond, VA when I was 15 years old. It was there where I went to undergrad at VCU graduating with a BS in Biology, Magna Cum Laude and University Honors. From there I attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry and obtained my DDS degree, Cum Laude. Shortly after graduation, I joined the Army and began a one-year AEGD residency at Fort Meade, MD. Following completion of that, I began my second residency in pediatrics at VCU, again in Richmond, where I was named chief resident and obtained my masters degree. I then served as the Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC. Here I treated many children with special needs, many of which were hospitalized, which began my passion of helping this young population of children. I also was a member of their cleft lip and palate team.