Welcome to Cockeysville Dental

The office of Dr. Jocelyn Y. Shin and Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter Jr. 

Our office has a long standing reputation in the Baltimore, Maryland area and has served multiple generations of families since the 1950's.   A core value we've carried throughout those years was the importance we placed in our relationship with you, our patients.  In recent months,  Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter Jr. (affectionately know by his patients as "Dr. O") has transitioned the practice into the hands of Dr. Jocelyn Y. Shin who will continue the tradition of providing trusted quality dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment.  

At Cockeysville Dental, we specialize in catering to the needs of the entire family from young children to senior adults.  We realize one size does not fit all and that is why we customize our treatment to uniquely fit each individual.  We look forward to partnering with you in maintaining your healthy smile. 

Our services include:

General Dentistry
Preventive Care
Root Canals
Conservative modalities to treat cavities and white spots with resin infiltration and Silver Diamine Fluoride

Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.


Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jocelyn Shin

    I am a hometown girl from Cockeysville, MD. I received my dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2010 and shortly thereafter moved down to Atlanta where my husband was working. After spending eight years as an associate dentist at a private practice, I moved back to Cockeysville to be closer to family and friends with my husband and three girls. I am thrilled to work with Dr. Ottenritter and our team to provide excellent clinical dentistry with unmatched patient care. What I love most about working here is the family like atmosphere we have with our team and patients. When I’m home, I love to cook and hang out with my daughters. I love rooting for our Baltimore Orioles and Ravens!

  • Dr.
    Vernon F. Ottenritter
    (a.k.a. Dr. O.)

    I am a second generation dentist, who has been in practice for 38 years. My philosophy, is to provide personalized, yet pragmatic dental treatment. It never 'feels' like work, because of my enjoyment in treating an array of patients. I strive to make everyday entertaining for myself, staff, and patients. I reside in northern Baltimore County for the past 28 years. Married for 39 years, my wife and I have 'raised' 3 independent and successful children, along with 4 yellow Labrador retrievers over that length of time. Outside the practice, I enjoy multiple outdoor activities--hiking, biking, fishing, even mowing the lawn. Nothing better than reveling in what nature provides.


Hours of Operation


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm




7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-12:30 pm




  • "Dr. Shin is simply the best of the best!"
    Robert T.
  • "I have been coming here for over 50 years. Always love that Dr.
    Ottenritter is honest and does not do work that is unnecessary!"
    Janet D.
  • "Dr. Ottenritter is experienced, thorough and caring. I have been a patient for over 25 years and couldn't be happier."
    Jim R.
  • "I have been coming to Dr. Ottenritter since I was a child. He is always on time and has flexible hours. The office has a friendly, personal feel."
    Lisa B.
  • "Dr. Ottenritter is truly the best dentist. He cares about every patient that sits in his chair. I look forward to seeing his smiling face and hear his infectious laughter every 6 months. I can honestly state I enjoy going to the dentist!"
    Renee D.
  • "My entire family has been seeing Dr. Ottenritter for as long as I can remember. Everyone I have referred to Dr. Ottenritter has had great things to say. Wonderful practice."
    Kathy F.
  • "Vernon Jr. has given us extraordinary dental care as had his father. Kind and gentle touch, yet clear and concise in his prognosis. He rates superior in our dental health."
    Elizabeth D.