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




  • "Just love Dr. Shin. She is great and very caring. Her staff go above and beyond."
  • "My husband Alex went for an exam and cleaning. We had the most great experience in a dentist facility. We went there after seeing the reviews. They are very professional, friendly and dedicated personnel. They take care of you as their own."
  • "Very professional and kind staff, clean environment and Dr.Shin is very knowledgeable and up to date with modern technology. She is very kind and gentle, and explains everything she will do to you and why. I would highly recommend this Dental Office."
  • "The staff is amazing - so friendly and helpful. Dr Shin is great!!! She makes me feel at peace when she hums/sings along to the music. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. I’d rather not go to the dentist (I’m a white
    knuckles patient) but since you can’t really escape going to the dentist; I’m glad I have a place like Cockeysville Dental to go to! No complaints here."
  • "Dr. Shin is wonderful, caring and gentle. She always has the patient's welfare and comfort. Dr. Ottenritter picked an excellent replacement for his practice. The office staff is friendly and have been there for many
  • "Everyone here is very pleasant and professional. Everyone makes your Dentist experience enjoyable by caring and giving you their full attention like you are there only patient. I highly recommend this dentist office."
  • "Dr. Shin is an amazing dentist! She is great with kids, even my daughter with Autism who never usually allows anybody to look into her mouth for more than a minute was able to sit through a cleaning session with Dr. Shin! Dr. Shin made my daughters feel at ease and comfortable, they loved the experience and wanted to go back more times! She takes her time to answer all questions even silly kids questions! Dr. Shin and her team were willing to accommodate and work with our schedules as well. I highly recommend this dentistry practice for all members of the family."
  • "This is my 3rd visit with Dr. Shin. She is very professional and puts you at ease I was immediately comfortable with her care. Will definitely be back for my bi- yearly check ups. I have had minor procedures there besides my check ups. Very competent and thorough. Staff very friendly. Hygienist
    very knowledgeable and friendly. Does a great job. I’m extremely happy with Cockeysville Dental."