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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. Henry is a Director of Content at Authority Dental. Dr Hackney has advanced training in implant placement and restoration, as well as bone grafting. When he’s not working he enjoys going to concerts, soccer, golf, and hours and hours of reddit.
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. Namrita is a press spokesperson at Authority Dental.
Greg Grobmyer, DDS
Dr. 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.
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.
Richard Hattaway, DDS
Dr Hattaway, having earned his doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is focused on full-mouth rehabilitation. While restoring dentition he looks at the functional and aesthetic aspects of the patient’s entire mouth. Dr Hattaway specializes not only in implants, but also implant-supported dentures and bone grafting. He believes in building life-long relationships with his patients, whom he regularly educates on the importance of dental hygiene between visits. He also has a bachelor of science degree in animal biology from Idaho State University. In his free time he enjoys running marathons and trying out new restaurants with his wife.
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.
Rooz Khosravi, DMD, PhD
Dr. Rooz Khosravi is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an assistant
professor of orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Washington. Dr. Rooz practices orthodontics at Porth (Personalized Orthodontics), boutique clinics located in Sammamish and Bellevue, Washington. His practice expertise includes clear aligner therapy for adults, teens, and children, using custom Porth aligners. He also provides lingual braces (placed behind the teeth), which are a highly specialized treatment option that is truly invisible. In addition to his academic and clinical excellence, he brings his knowledge of and passion for using technology to Porth, where he uses 3D scanning and printing in every treatment need plan. Dr. Rooz lectures nationally and internationally on digital technology, especially clear aligner therapy. He is a leading expert in this field. He also offers courses on how to implement the latest digital technology in the daily practice of orthodontics.
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.
Sayeh Hadianfar, DDS
Dr. Sayeh Hadianfar graduated from the Ajman University of Science in 2004. She began practicing in Dubai and has spent a year perfecting her craft by training in Iran. Currently, based in Hamilton, ON, she practices dentistry in her clinic Spinel Dental. Her main focus is patient comfort and personalized care. Her specialty is designing complex treatment plans, which has proven to be an approach greatly appreciated by her patients. Dr. Sayeh is a member of RCDSO, ODA, and CDA. Dr. Sayeh believes in a holistic approach to health and that the body works as a cohesive system. This rare approach, being a mix of science and art, allows her to provide truly customized patient care. She spends her free time attending health-focused conferences, but her interests also include art, design, and culture.
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, 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.
Eric Moryoussef, DDS
Dr. Eric Moryoussef grew up in Toronto, Canada and attended dental school at the University of Toronto. While there, he was class president and graduated top of his class, receiving clinical awards for Oral Surgery and Orthodontics, as well as a leadership award for his contributions to the faculty. Dr. Moryoussef now lives and practices dentistry in Fort Erie, Ontario where he has been rated the top dentist in his town. Dr. Moryoussef is curious by nature and is a lifelong learner, always looking to broaden his knowledge and scope of practice. He is committed to translating a love of learning into quality, compassionate care for all of his patients. Outside of dentistry, he loves exploring the outdoors and eating good food!
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.
Christopher Riolo, DDS
Dr. Riolo received his DDS from the University of Michigan. He received his Specialty Certificate and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy. He subsequently returned to the University of Michigan where he completed a PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health. Dr Riolo is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an affiliate member of the Angle Society. He maintains a completely digital private practice consisting of 95% adult patients; emphasizing the use of lingual appliances and in-house clear aligners to provide aesthetic orthodontic treatment options to this adult patient population. Dr Riolo publishes and lectures on topics related to lingual orthodontics, 3D printing and orthodontic digital workflow. He is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington where he is course director of the interdisciplinary seminar and interdisciplinary clinic segment. He operates two practices in the pacific northwest, both as a Seattle Orthodontist and a Bellevue Orthodontist.
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.
Helen Sheng, DDS
Dr. Helen Sheng is a US/Canada board certified dentist who graduated from the University of Toronto. She currently enjoys time in New York City completing a residency at Jacobi Hospital, a level one trauma center in the Bronx. With a passion for education and global health, she has taught dental students in Ethiopia and regularly volunteers her time providing care to under-serviced areas while participating in local and global healthcare outreach programs. Dr. Sheng enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing the highest level of evidence based care for her patients while advancing her skills through continuing education.
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.
Saalini Velamakanni, DDS
Dr. Saalini Velamakanni is a cosmetic and general dentist. She previously practiced in Washington, DC and currently in Houston, TX. Having graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, she has advanced training in implant placement and restoration, veneers, Invisalign, dental sleep medicine, and endodontics.
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.
Ben Wang, DDS
Dr. Benjamin Wang is a general dentist in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Duke University for his bachelors, he received his doctorate in dental surgery from Columbia University in New York City with distinction in global and community health. He has been recognized with numerous accolades for his work with the underserved and previously worked as a clinical dental researcher for Colgate-Palmolive. Dr. Wang is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Peter Dégallier, dental therapist
Peter Dégallier has completed his master’s in dentistry in 2019 at the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed dental therapist and dental hygienist. Also trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy through the AOMT, he currently practices restorative dentistry and pediatric dentistry at River Hills Dental in Winona Minnesota. His passions include preventative dentistry, atraumatic restorative techniques, public health, and, outside of dentistry, soccer, racquetball, hiking, spending time with his family, and reading.
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.
Paulina Nowak, Dietician
Dietician and dental nutrition expert. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan. Paulina is an experienced writer and medical researcher fascinated about the connection between nutrition and oral health. Her expert commentary appeared in numerous media publications and national magazines.
Sabina Szatanik, Content Editor
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 writing about teeth day in, day out. Way to escape your fate, Sabina!
Anna Butrym, Content Manager
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
Proud founder and CEO of Authority Dental. Simon is an online entrepreneur with a strong background in marketing, sales, and strategy. He’s a demanding leader, skilled in team management, recruiting, and communication. In his free time, Simon is an aspiring chef and a master of Spaghetti alla carbonara. His kids are going crazy over it!
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