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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.

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.

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.

Melba Ross Akinwande, DMD

Dr. Akinwande graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She has participated in several outreach programs, including an extended mission to Africa, to treat the poor and less privileged. She also studied at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr Akinwande’s interests include implant, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Benjamin Joy, DDS

Dr. Benjamin Joy is a general dentist practicing with his wife, Dr. Jayleen Joy, in south Florida. Their practice philosophy is to maximize their patients’ oral health through conservative, evidence- based techniques. When not seeing patients, he enjoys home improvement projects and home automation. He also enjoys spending family time with his 3-year-old daughter and newborn son. You can find out more about Dr. Joy by visiting Joy Dental Pines website.

Jason 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. Kalpesh Bohara

Dr. Kalpesh Bohara is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Since graduating from Dundee University in 2000, he has trained with some of the world’s leading dentists and orthodontists. He completed advanced training in restorative dentistry at London’s prestigious Eastman Institute and has traveled to the US, Spain, Romania, France, and Brazil in pursuit of furthering his knowledge of dentistry. Dr. Bohara now mentors fellow dental professionals on implantology, sedation methods, and treatment planning. He continues to keep abreast with the latest developments in dentistry and takes referrals for complex orthodontic cases at his Dental Suite clinics in Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester. He is also a phobia-certified dentist and has a high level of expertise in helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

Henry Hackney, DMD

Henry Hackney is currently a general dentist living and practicing in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University for his undergraduate degree and graduated from University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2016. He enjoys all facets of his field and takes care to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of all his patients. When he’s not working he enjoys going to concerts, soccer, golf, and hours and hours of reddit.

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.

Jack Lawrence, DMD

Dr. Jack Lawrence became a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Temple University School of Dentistry. He completed his residency at the New York University Winthrop Hospital. Dr. Jack is also keen on psychology, in which he has a bachelor’s degree. Currently, he is employed at Horizon Dental and lives in Stroudsburg.

Peter March, DDS

Dr. Peter March grew up in York, PA and attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut for undergrad followed by graduate school at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Before becoming a dentist he was a science teacher, zookeeper, tomato genetics researcher and a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. After deciding to change careers to become a dentist, he attended the Arthur A. Dugoni University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After graduation he practiced in the Bay Area and near San Diego before moving to Dallas. He currently works at Henderson Family Dental in Dallas.

Nicole McKenna, DDS

Dr. Nichole McKenna graduated from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of dentistry in 2013. She completed an AEGD in 2014, and has continued her work in Public Health. She currently practices at Chapa-De Indian Health in Auburn, CA. When not practicing dentistry, she is kept busy by her 3 year-old twins.

Jasmine Naderi, DDS

Dr. Jasmine Naderi is a Dentist in Richmond, TX. Having graduated from the Dental Branch of the University of Texas in Houston in 2002, she has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry ever since, providing excellent dental treatment every day. In the early months of 2019 she set up Best Dental, her very own office. She treats each patient with the care and devotion she would a family member. Privately she is a mother of two boys, Joseph and Kameron.

Justin Philipp, DMD

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.

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.

Christopher Scott, DMD

Christopher Scott is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Before earning his doctorate in dental medicine, Christopher received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps where he attained the rank of major. He is currently a resident in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville where he is concurrently obtaining a medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. When he is not in the hospital, he enjoys mountain biking, sailing, and backcountry skiing.

Matthew Stewart, DMD

Dr. Matthew Stewart graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2017. Dr. Stewart currently works in a community health clinic in New Mexico. He chose to work in public health to be able to help those that need it most. He believes that oral health education plays a critical role in helping people avoid serious dental problems and enjoys taking the time to teach his patients.

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.

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.

Sabina Szatanik, Content Editor, Authority Dental

Sabina spent her childhood and teenage years in the UK trying to convince her parents that teeth, the family business, are not her passion. She decided to rebel by studying English Philology at the University of Warsaw. Somehow, she now finds herself married to a dentist, writing about teeth day in, day out. Way to escape your fate, Sabina!

Anna Butrym, Content Manager, Authority Dental

Anna juggles two jobs at once; she is a full-time mother at home and a content manager at Authority Dental. She is passionate about creating engaging, well-researched, and reliable content. She always sets the bar high and tries hard to meet readers’ expectations. When she’s not working (miracles do happen) Anna spends her free time traveling with her family.

Simon Nowak, CEO, Authority Dental

Simon Nowak is an online marketing professional and the proud owner of the Authority Dental. Simon started Authority Dental as a hobby in 2015. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing dentistry websites in the world.

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