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Dr. Namrita Harchandani DDS

Dr. Namrita Harchandani is a graduate of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. She is based in Toronto, Canada and works in private practice. Besides DDS, Dr. Harchandani has a degree in dentistry (BDS) from her home country and a Masters in Dental Public Health from University of Sheffield in UK. Dr. Harchandani’s main clinical focus is practicing evidence based dentistry and utilising modern techniques and materials to achieve successful outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Greg Grobmyer DDS

dr greg grobmyer ddsDr. Greg Grobmyer is a twenty year veteran in the field of dentistry, graduating with a DDS from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1999. He had a thriving family and cosmetic dentistry practice near Jackson, TN, offering state-of-the-art services including full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic veneering, and sedation dentistry. A battle with colon cancer in 2009 left him with numb fingers, so he left clinical dentistry to enter a career coaching and consulting with dental practices across the nation. He is an entertaining and engaging public speaker, frequently addressing large groups of doctors and their teams and even lecturing at dental schools. Greg is helping healthcare professionals with their practice culture, systems, communications, and personal as well as professional relationships. He resides in the mountains near Chattanooga, TN with his wife and three children.

Dr. Todd Bertman DMD

Renowned NYC dentist Dr. Todd Bertman has been practicing and helping patients improve and restore their looks and self-confidence for over 18 years. He is the Founder of Advanced Dental Arts NYC, specializing in LANAP, and the Lead Dentist of the practice. Dr. Bertman is devoted to educating himself and others on new breakthroughs in dentistry through his writing.

Dr. Melba Ross Akinwande DMD

Dr. Akinwande graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. While attending dental school, she participated in several outreach programs, including an extended mission to Africa, to treat the poor and less privileged. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Akinwande studied at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, learning general practice residency and performing complex procedures and surgeries in an acute care setting. She continued her education by completing hundreds of hours of training, to enhance her skills and to better serve her patients. Dr Akinwande’s clinical interests and specialities include implant dentistry, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Restoring smiles and giving patients confidence in the most fundamental and social means of facial expression is a crucial goal for her dental practice. Due to her education, practical training and experience, most dental procedures are performed at her practice: Chesterfield Dentistry, with only a few extreme cases referred out to specialists.

Dr. Brett Ballingham DMD

Dr. Brett Ballingham earned his DMD degree then completed a residency at A.T. Still University. There, he received advanced training on all disciplines in dentistry with an emphasis on community health, pediatric, and special needs dentistry. During his time working with at risk patient populations he began exploring other ways to maintain oral hygiene. This led him to co-found a company and co-invent a new way of tooth brushing using a full mouth brush – The EZ Teethbrush. In Dr. Ballingham’s spare time he enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Utah and time with his family and dog.

Dr. Troy Bartels DDS

Upon early acceptance to the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Dr. Troy Bartels completed his Advanced General Dentistry Residency. He was awarded the New Dentist of Arkansas Award in 2008. Dr. Bartels practices general dentistry on staff at the dental department of St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He is a Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy, a member of the Arkansas State Dental Association and American Dental Association, and on the board of Delta Dental of Arkansas. He opened his own practice — Troy Bartels Family Dentistry — in 1999 in Jonesboro, AR.

Dr. Jason Chong DDS

Dr. Jason Chong is a board-certified prosthodontist in Roseville, MN. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2009 and completed his residency in prosthodontics in 2012, also in Minnesota. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Chong is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he teaches the specialty of prosthodontics to dental students and residents. He also in actively involved in developing and teaching continuing education courses at the dental school for practicing dentists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Chong practices the full scope of the prosthodontics specialty with special interest in full-mouth reconstructions and implant-supported prostheses. When he is not busy at his office or teaching, he can usually be found spending quality time with his wife, two young sons, and two dogs. His hobbies include Olympic recurve target archery, cycling, photography, and pretending to be a decent golfer.

Dr. Robert D’Alfonso DDS

While he was studying at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. D found that restorative and cosmetic dentistry perfectly combined his love of science and drive to help people. Dr. D’Alfonso is a long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and maintains his credit certifications through various advanced restorative/cosmetic dentistry training. He has been serving the Austin Lakeway area for almost 20 years with his practice Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Nathaniel Fogel DMD

Dr. Nathaniel Fogel was born and raised in Queens, NY, he attended dental school at University of Maryland, graduated in 2012, and completed an advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) in 2013. After working in various family and cosmetic dentistry offices in the Baltimore vicinity, Dr. Fogel decided to open his own dental practice in Columbia, Maryland. He enthusiastically cares for patients of all ages with his trademark passion, precision, and pleasant demeanor.He is associated with the Maryland State Dental Association, Howard County Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Maimonides Dental Study Club. Dr. Fogel lives in Baltimore with his wife Ayelet and their children, Daniella and Tamir.

Dr. Lam DDS

Dr. Lam received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. In order to remain current in his field, Dr. Lam is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He believes in treating his patients like family, and offers them the same level of care and attention as he would his own. You can find Dr. Lam helping patients at his dental practice, Three Creek Dentistry in Derwood, MD. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Lam enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Additionally, he enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and playing with the family dog.

Dr. Ali Mualla DDS

Dr. Ali Mualla earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) and completed his residency at Indiana University. Before settling down in Leesburg, VA, he practiced in Houston, TX and Washington, D.C. Over the years, he has gained valuable experience in a wide range of dental services, including orthodontics and children’s dentistry in particular. Dr. Mualla initially became interested in dentistry after he had an unfortunately negative experience at the dentist as a child, which spurred him to look into the field further. Since then, he has never stopped learning and striving to become the best doctor he can be for his patients. When he’s not working with patients at the practice, Dr. Mualla loves spending time with his family, hiking and going to the gym. To learn more about Dr Mualla and his practice, please visit his website.

Dr. Justin Philipp

Dr. Justin Philipp a general, family, and cosmetic dentist in Chandler, AZ graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. in 2004 (DMD). He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in 2005 at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. He has been featured on many local Arizona new media outlets including Fox 10, ABC, Channel 3, and KTAR. He has received many awards for his commitment to customer service including “Top Doc”, “East Valley’s Favorite Dentist.

Dr. Samuel Rosehill BDSc (Hons 1), MMktg, MBA, FICD, FPFA

Dr Samuel Rosehill graduated with first class honours from The University of Queensland in 2009. Sam has lectured nationally and internationally on dental diseases and was the winner of the International Association of Dental Research Asia-Pacific research prize. Since completing dentistry, Sam has co-authored a book for recent graduate dentists that is distributed to every graduating dental student in Australia, and has worked closely with digital planning techniques for smile design. Sam holds two masters degrees in Marketing and Business administration, and maintains an academic interest in organisational design and communications. In the clinic, Dr Rosehill performs all aspects of general dentistry, in addition to oral surgery and implant therapy. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists. When not treating patients, you can find Sam making 3D printed creations and playing guitar. He practices in Coffs Harbour, at Ethical Dental and Orthodontics.

Dr. Omar Salameh DDS

Graduating from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Dr. Omar Salameh then completed a general practice residency at Meharry Medical College, later moving on to serve as Chief Resident at the Cleveland Clinic in 2009. Dr. Omar is an active member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and the International Association of Implant Dentistry, where he is also in the process of acquiring his fellowship and mastership degrees. You can find Dr. Omar helping patients at his Signature Smiles practices in Streetsboro and Elyria, Ohio.

Dr. Hector Trevino DMD

Dr. Hector Trevino was raised in South Padre Island, Texas. Due to an early interest in the dental field, he attended the South Texas High school for Health Professions. Having enjoyed his experience rotating through dental offices in high school, Dr. Trevino went on to study pre-dental biology at the University of Texas Pan American and graduated in three years. He then attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine and met his wife, Allie. After experiencing four years of sub-zero winters, Dr. Trevino is excited to return to Texas. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing ukulele and going to the beach, presumably the effects of growing up on an island.

Dr. Jamie Workman BDS

Dr Jamie Workman graduated from Cardiff university in the UK in 2004, and has been practicing as a private dentist in Sydney Australia for the last 10 years. He is passionate about preventative dentistry and dental public Health, founding an education site in 2013 to provide quality dental information to the general public and help them make informed decisions about their treatment. He is also a trainer for AADFA and his clinical focus is on family dentistry, minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and facial Aesthetics.

Carol Priddy, Dental Laboratory Technician

Carol has 10 years of experience in the dental industry. She is working in a national dental laboratory. Carol started as a fixed technician and after seven months she was promoted to training. She trains new technicians anatomy, smile design and task training in all aspects of fixed, removable, digital and implants. She orders all of the implant parts and regularly assists dentists with implant questions.

Simon Nowak, CEO, Authority Dental

Simon Nowak is an online marketing professional and the proud owner of the Authority Dental. He build his first HTML “free games website” when he was 13 years old. Simon started working on Authority Dental back in 2015. His goal was to buy dental braces with the money earned from the website. He did it a few months later. Today his teeth are relatively straight and Authority Dental is his number one obsession. Plus, it’s one of the fastest-growing dentistry websites in the world. Simon believes he will disrupt the dental industry one day – he just doesn’t know how yet!

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