About Us



Dr. Michael Tilghman graduated second in his dental school class at the University of Maryland and received many academic honors and distinctions with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S). Additionally completing a three-year Orthodontic Residency at UMD, he received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology with a concentration in Craniofacial Growth & Development.

Dr. Carrie Schwartz received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) with distinction from the University of Minnesota. She completed a three-year Orthodontic Residency at the University of Tennessee, earning her Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

The staff of Tilghman Orthodontics boasts similarly impressive credentials and has proudly served the practice for many years. Our staff is comprised of Orthodontic Assistants, a Hygienist, a Laboratory Technician, a Records Technician, Treatment Coordinators, an Office Administrator and Administrative Assistants.

Treatment Options

Orthodontics has changed dramatically in the past few years. We utilize products that are both effective and innovative to complete your treatment in the most efficient and comfortable manner possible. In addition to the traditional metal brackets, we also offer ceramic, tooth-colored brackets with clear wires, invisible “aligners” (removable trays), and lingual brackets which are placed on the backside of the teeth. These options will allow you to receive superior treatment with a look that you are most comfortable with.


The offices in Salisbury and Berlin were built to reflect our professionalism and the investment that we make in the care of all of our patients. State-of-the-art sterilization systems and digital X-ray machines are utilized in both locations. Warm and welcoming, our offices provide private consultation areas, free Wi-Fi in our equipped internet café, flat screen TVs and even movie theatres showing family-friendly movies for our patients’ enjoyment!

Philosophy / Commitment

We want your “transformation” to be a pleasant experience. We consider you part of our family and are confident that we will provide you with a smile that will bring you a lifetime of happiness.