First Response Dental Team
Our staff of over 100 U.S. licensed dentists deliver exceptional care in all States.
We are true believers that preventive care and patient education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide the best dental health care to our patients whether it's online or offline because your total wellness begins in your mouth. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.
Our team is comprised of highly qualified dental professionals with extensive top-notch experience in practice, business development, technology, and patient education. Our mission is to transform dental health care by enabling patients to have increased access to the highest quality of oral care through Teledentistry. We focus on educating the public about dental care and ensuring long-term doctor-patient relationships are established to promote improved outcomes for the patients and the dentist.
Meet our team
Dr. Reza Izadi
Dr. Izadi is a Board-Certified Endodontist with over two decades of direct Emergency dental care in Southern California. Dr. Izadi received his dental degree from University of the Pacific in 1995 and Endodontics Specialty from University of Southern California in 2002. He takes pride in providing 24/7 access to dental consumers all over the world.
Dr. Parisa Kermanshahi
Dr. Kermanshahi has been providing exceptional dental care to children and adolescents in Southern California for nearly a decade. Dr. Parisa graduated with honors from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2010, and received her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate from Loma Linda University in 2014. She is a Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and loves being the friendly liaison for our young patients all over the globe.
Dr. Douglas Szeto
Dr. Douglas Szeto is a Board-Certified Endodontist in Orange County, California with over 17 years of experience with emergency dentistry and Endodontics. He graduated with high honors from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2000 and completed an Endodontics specialty degree at the prestigious New York University in 2002. He is excited to be part of a larger cause in providing patient access to dental care.
Dr. Ara Gulesserian
Dr. Gulesserian is a Cosmetic dentist with over 20 years of experience in restorative and comprehensive dental care. He graduated with honors from University of Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1995, and has completed numerous continuing education courses in all phases of dentistry. Dr. Ara is an active member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kaveh Taheri
Dr. Taheri is a Southern Cal Native and has been serving the dental community for the past two decades. He graduated from University of the Pacific in 1996 and completed a Hospital and surgical dentistry GPR Certificate at University of Southern California/LA County Hospital in 1997. Dr. Taheri is a member of American Dental Association and California Dental Association.
Dr. Ani Toomanian
Dr. Toomanian graduated from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC in 2012. Prior to getting her degree, she worked as a dental hygienist and has been in the dental field for over 8 years. Dr. Ani loves transforming patient smiles through her passion for Cosmetic Dentistry. She continually strives to better herself by advancing her education through a general dentistry residency at UCLA School of Dentistry. She is also a proud member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kevin Badii
Dr. Badii is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified Orthodontist), an extraordinary accomplishment achieved by a very small percentage of orthodontists. He grew up in Orange County, CA, and completed his undergraduate studies via full athletic scholarship. Dr. Badii received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from USC School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors and became a lifetime member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the esteemed National Dental Honor Society. He later received his Specialty Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Dental Science (MDS) Degrees from the University of Connecticut. He’s been practicing orthodontics in Southern California since 2009.
Dr. Paul Culver
My name is Dr. Paul G. Culver. I am a former life long resident of Wisconsin. I grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin . I attended Marquette University for both my Undergrad and Dental School. I graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1982. After graduating from Dental School, I established a private, very successful Dental practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin . I remained in private practice for 37.5 years until my Retirement, December 31, 2019. My practice was focused upon Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Crowns, Bridges and Implant Dentistry. Early in my career I treated many patients in need of full Orthodontic care . Throughout my career I completed the majority of necessary Endodontic ( Root Canal ) cases. I don’t think I could have chosen a better profession than Dentistry. I am married to a wonderful woman named Jenny .We are the proud parents of a 24 year old daughter named Maddie. We moved to the Phoenix area in March 2020. The three of us enjoy being able to spend more time outdoors hiking, riding our bicycles and playing golf. We all look forward to no longer enduring the long, cold Wisconsin winters. I am a forever fan of Marquette basketball, University of Wisconsin football and the Green Bay Packers .
Dr. James Kiser
Dr Kiser hails from New Orleans, LA where he grew up in his fathers dental practice. During dental school, he married his wife of 25+ years, Jennifer; they have 4 children together. After dental school, Dr Kiser joined the Air Force where he completed a comprehensive dental residency (AEGD-2) and a hospital dentistry fellowship; he is board-certified in general dentistry (ABGD) and in special care dentistry (DABSCD). He retired from the Air Force in 2020 at the rank of Colonel and relocated to Nashville, TN.
Dr. Thomas Vahdani is an experience general dentist with over 18 years of practice, a dental educator, and a mentor that have dedicated his time providing comprehensive dental care in a patient-centric practices providing quality dental care and is skilled in multidisciplinary dental care. Dr. Vahdani is a great listener with very pleasant chair-side manner and always treat his patients like a member of his family. Dr. Vahdani earned a Doctoral of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry, and was the recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” in Implant Dentistry. He is also achieved Master of Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) and granted as Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy pursuing the Academy’s mission that is “To consistently focus on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide… Dr. Vahdani is an active member of Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Society, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society. Dr. Vahdani enjoys family time, soccer, traveling, music, playing golf, and likes to explore and learn about various foods and cultures across the globe"
Dr. Tomas Juska
Tomas Juska was born in Lithuania but grew up in Chicago. He attended University of Illinois where he studied biochemistry and biotechnology. Through out school he worked in multiple dental offices to help support his undergraduate studies which eventually inspired him to pursue the field of dentistry. In 2012 he graduated from Midwestern University Dental School in Arizona. Upon graduation he returned to Chicago to pursue dentistry in public health. He worked for Cook County Health System where he gained wide range of experience treating severely compromised patients in hospital setting. In 2016 Dr. Juska moved to San Diego where he helped build and establish a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides high quality care to all patients.
Dr. Bryant Anthony Irawan
Hi! My name is Dr. Irawan and I look forward to answering any questions you may have about your smile. I began my dental career getting my BA from Stanford University and doctorate at UCSF School of Dentistry. I have experience working in community dental clinics, oral surgery departments in hospitals, cosmetic clinics, and more! Both my parents are dentists and I have aunts and uncles in dentistry too so you can say dentistry is in my genes!
Dr. Ton V Lee
Dr. Lee welcomes you to both Summerlin Smiles and Distinctive Smiles as he is delighted you have chosen our offices to serve your dental needs. His goal is to help you feel and look your very best through excellent dental care. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 1996. He then attended Indiana University where he graduated as one of the top in his class in 2000 and received the James Maus Memorial Scholarship. He completed his internship at the Georgetown Medical Group and the VA Hospital of Indiana after shortly receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Association, and the Southern Nevada Dental Society. Along with his commitment to continuing dental education, Dr. Lee is one of the top Invisalign providers in Las Vegas. The same dedication to patient care and treatment has garnered Dr. Lee with multiple awards and honors in the last decade. Dr. Lee believes that "patient care" comes hand in hand with patient education. He sees himself as a partner in the health and well being of his patients. “It’s important to understand the needs and concerns of my patients. It’s just not teeth that I care about, it’s about the people themselves.”
Dr. Amir Kazim
Dr. Amir Kazim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He completed is DDS Degree at Howard University in 2014 and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in the subsequent year at Yakima Valley Farm Worker's in Spokane. . During his time in Washington state, Dr Kazim took on rolls in many varying capacities such as working in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Private Practice as well as Insurance Audits and Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry. To this end, Dr Kazim played an integral roll in bringing the merits of teledentistry to Washington by being one of the founding members of their established task force. While keeping busy with dental related issues, Dr Kazim enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and foods Having recently moved to California, Dr. Kazim is excited to continue his efforts into this exciting new aspect of dentistry. Dr. Kazim is actively Licensed to practice dentistry in states of California, New York, and Washington. "
Dr. Sheikha Tschand
Dr. Amir Kazim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He completed is DDS Degree at Howard University in 2014 and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in the subsequent year at Yakima Valley Farm Worker's in Spokane. . During his time in Washington state, Dr Kazim took on rolls in many varying capacities such as working in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Private Practice as well as Insurance Audits and Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry. To this end, Dr Kazim played an integral roll in bringing the merits of teledentistry to Washington by being one of the founding members of their established task force. While keeping busy with dental related issues, Dr Kazim enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and foods Having recently moved to California, Dr. Kazim is excited to continue his efforts into this exciting new aspect of dentistry. Dr. Kazim is actively Licensed to practice dentistry in states of California, New York, and Washington.
Dr. Ericka Ryan
Dr. Ryan is best described as a personable, dedicated, and gentle dentist who genuinely cares for the oral health of all her patients. She strongly believes in providing comprehensive treatment while also educating her patients to ensure they understand the causes of their dental issues, what the best treatment options are, and most importantly, how to prevent these issues from recurring. Dr. Ryan is happy to set up a virtual consultation with you.
Dr. Prabhdeep Grewal
A native of Northern California, Dr. Grewal completed his undergraduate studies at University of California San Diego before earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After completing dental school on the coveted United States Army Health Professionals Scholarship, Dr. Grewal entered active duty service in the U.S. Army and served in Germany as a dentist prior to starting his residency program. Dr. Grewal completed the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a joint Air Force/Army hospital and the only level I trauma center in the Department of Defense. In addition to succeeding in the multiple rigorous medicine, surgical, and anesthesia rotations during his training, he had the opportunity to serve as the Chief Resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the busiest trauma center and largest medical campus in the United States. His training represented the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, involving cosmetic, head/neck pathology and reconstruction, dentoalveolar, facial trauma, orthognathic, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries. After finishing residency, Dr. Grewal successfully completed the exhaustive 19 month examination process to become board certified and now holds Diplomate status in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. During his time in the service, Dr. Grewal deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan where he was able to perform numerous facial trauma surgeries in conjunction with plastic surgery and ENT surgery colleagues. Achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), he served as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Kimbrough Army Care Center, at Ft Meade, Maryland. Among his numerous professional achievements, Dr. Grewal reaped the greatest reward and satisfaction during his time as faculty and attending surgeon at the storied Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, also known colloquially as the President's Hospital and the flagship hospital of military medicine. During his time on faculty, he helped train 16 resident surgeons who have and will serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Dr. Leslee Huggins
Dr. Leslee Huggins is a dual-trained specialist and a Board-certified Diplomate and Fellow. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and has more than 25 years of experience in many areas including private practice, academics, corporate dentistry, and the U.S. Navy. She has served as an Oral Clinical Examiner for one of the specialty boards. She’s been on the medical staff of numerous hospitals and surgery centers as well as served as a consultant. She currently serves on the Medicaid Advisory Committee for the state of Oregon, the Willamette Health Council as well as the Committee Chair for a local Boy Scout Troop. Her personal time is spent with her husband and three children reading, exploring the beauty of Oregon, running, and their film company, New Shepherd Films.
Dr. Fransiskus Tjiptowidjojo
Dr. Andrianto is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist both in USA and Canada. He graduated with honors from Airlangga University (Indonesia) in 2007. He earned a Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from New York University in 2009. He later completed a Postdoctoral Master of Science Degree and Certificate Programs in Prosthodontics from Columbia University in 2013. He earned a Certificate in Implant Periodontal Prosthodontics Fellowship from University of Maryland in 2015. He also received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit Mercy in 2017. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Jason Crozier
My name is Dr. Jason Crozier and I have enjoyed practicing dentistry for the past 15 years. I personally enjoy all aspects of dentistry and strive to help all patients feel comfortable.
Dr. Valentina Baranova
She graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with Honors in Aesthetic Dentistry. She then completed a residency at Queens Hospital GPR program in 2015 and worked as an associate dentist. Dr. Baranova completed a dental implant course at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2018. She places and restores dental implants in a dental practice she works. Dr. Baranova is an ADA Member, CSDA member, Sigma Xi member, and Spear Education study club. Dr. Baranova does filling, crowns, bridges, SRP, bone grafting, extractions, dentures, Invisalign, root canal therapy, and sees emergency patients daily.
Dr. Anum Khan
Dr. Khan Graduated from Boston University in 2018. Completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Fenway Community Health Center. Moved to Houston TX and worked as a General Dentist at Jefferson dental for a year. Moved back to the North East and worked as a General Dentist at Benevis. Experienced with comprehensive and emergency dentistry including crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions, root canal treatments and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Avni Patel-Dhaliwal
Dr. Avni Dhaliwal was raised in the foothills of North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continued her education at UNC’s top ranked dental school and obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery from there in 2009. Dr. Dhaliwal has a passion for lifelong education and makes sure she is up to date with current advances in dentistry by taking continuing education courses as well as being a member of the Central Florida Women’s Study Club.
Born 13 Nov 1960 in Althornbach, West Germany I spent the 1 st 18 years of life living in 7 states and countries and attended seven schools as a military dependent. I graduated 3 rd in my class of 348 from Samuel Clemens High in Schertz, TX, in 1979 Graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from The University of Mississippi in 1983 Graduated with a D.D.S. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry in 1987 General dentist as a Captain in the USAF stationed at Eglin AFB from July 1987-July 1991. While on active duty, I attended numerous extended 4-8 week CE programs in oral surgery, prosthetics, endodontics, and general practice, as well as certifications in ATLS and combat casualty care. I deployed for three months in support of Operation Desert Storm. After separation from the military, I opened Niceville Family Dental Center in October 1991. I was the managing partner/director of the practice until March 2019, at which point I sold the practice to Dr. Jordan Harper. I have stayed on at the practice as a part-time dentist working about eight days/month. I will continue to practice at this time actively. I am actively licensed in Florida since 1990 and have had an inactive license in Mississippi since 1987. Personally, Rhonda and I married in June 1982. We have three children and two grandchildren. We have lived in Niceville since July 1987 and have been very active with our church, local chamber, dental society, and numerous charities.
Dr. Carol McCabe
Dr. Carol McCabe received her dental degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2001. After graduation, she completed an 18-month hospital residency in general dentistry. Dr. McCabe is passionate about keeping her education and skills up to date in order to offer our patients the best and latest techniques in dentistry. Dr. McCabe moved to Jacksonville in 2016 with her husband and daughter and loves living in northeast Florida. When not enjoying the beautiful outdoors, she enjoys listening to audiobooks and doing jigsaw puzzles with her family.
Dr. Shauna Pittman
Dr. Pittman always loves to see people smile. Dr. Pittman got her start by attending Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. She also completed a one year general practice residency at the University of Toledo. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Central Florida Dental Association. Dr. Pittman is dedicated to delivery high quality, compassionate care. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, photography, and cooking.
Dr. Manu Sachdev
I grew up in Delaware where I grew up playing lacrosse. I eventually ended up in college at Washington University in St. Louis in the Midwest and finally dental school in Pittsburgh. I have also lived out west and so have a good grasp of the entire country. I have been practicing dentistry for 10 years and love general dentistry. I love the variety of patients and helping everyone obtain healthy, beautiful smiles. It is important to me to take the time to explain what is going on since teeth can sometimes be a little complicated. The connections I form with my patients and their families keep me going and seeing everyone smile is the greatest joy. In my spare time, I love spending time outdoors with my two kids (a toddler and a Goldendoodle). I am excited to do Teledentistry!
Dr. Tamila Pendleton
I have been a dentist in private practice for 36 years mostly in rural Ohio. I also practiced in Florida for 4 years and hold an active license in both states. Having a private practice has given me the opportunity to treat patients of all ages. My practice has been centered around education, preventive and restorative care, and cosmetic procedures along with Invisalign treatment.
Dr. Robert Stebbins
Private practice dentist since 2006.
Dr. Mahmoud Salameh
Hi, my name is Dr. Mahmoud Salameh aka Dr. Mac. I practice general dentistry in Chicago. I enjoy cosmetic dentistry and giving people back their smile confidence!
Dr. Rafat Mansour
Dr. Rafat Mansour graduated dental school from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. He has been a practicing general dentist since then. Dr. Mansour has a wide experience in private practice, public health, and research dentistry. Dr. Mansour currently owns his dental office in the northwest part of Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Sarmad Toma
Dr. Sarmed Toma is a 2017 graduate of School of Dentistry at Indiana University. Dr. Toma completed his advanced education in general dentistry at Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, OH. Dr. Toma is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is committed to staying current with the latest in dental field to provide the greatest health benefit to patients. Dr. Toma enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially providing the highest quality of care to his patients. In his spare time, Dr. Toma likes to spend time reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Majorie Cabell
Dr. Cabell originally from Evansville Indiana, received her DMD from Temple University School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She served 20 years of combined Active and Reserve Duty in the United States Air Force. Dr. Cabell returned to private practice in Hampton, Georgia and Evansville, Indiana providing state of the art, relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit into the lives and budgets of her patients. Dr. Cabell is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Georgia Dental Association and North Georgia Dental Society. Committed to providing the best care possible for her patients, Dr. Cabell completes over thirty hours of continuing education per year, and has taken postdoctoral courses in orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and implantology. She welcomes dental emergencies.
Dr. Maurice Christian Zaepfel II
Dr. Zaepfel has been successfully practicing dentistry for over 35 years. He has always provided the highest level of care and communicates treatment plans in a timely and compassionate manner. After working in multiple practices, including his own, he has gained the experience to tackle even the toughest of cases. He will make sure that you understand how to handle your pain or discomfort in the smoothest possible way, all while ensuring your comfortability. You can't go wrong with Dr. Zaepfel!
Dr. Sue Mak
Dr. Sue Min Mak, DDS especially focuses on preventive and cosmetic dentistry. She empowers people to take an active role in the creation of their health and wellness. Because the comfort and care of her patients is always a top priority, Dr. Mak seeks out minimally invasive techniques that are both gentle and effective. Dr. Mak wholeheartedly believes in the far-reaching power of a genuine smile, and loves watching patients blossom as they begin to smile with confidence. Every person is unique, and it is with this in mind that Dr. Mak tailors a customized plan for each individual to help them love their smiles as much as they can. With a keen eye for natural artistry and an understanding of facial anatomy, Dr. Mak uses the latest CAD/CAM digital technology to design and construct smiles that are in complete harmony with the patient’s unique face and personality. Dr. Mak graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Rhode Island, and the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She holds memberships with various professional dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
Dr. Les Prasad
Dr. Prasad is a caring and experienced dental practitioner and part of the Denteractive Online Care Team.
Dr. Parisa Partovi-Tabar
Dr Parisa Partovi-Tabar has a D.D.S. degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. She practices general family dentistry in Montgomery Village, Maryland. Previously, she resided in Dubai, U.A.E. where she worked with the Dental Health Department and helped implement several preventive dental health and education programs. Currently practicing at Capital Dentistry in Montgomery Village, Maryland, she emphasizes preventive dental health which is especially important for her youngest patients.
Dr. Carita Stenfors-Berglund
I go by the name Dr. Berglund. I am a General Dentist. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and now have 20+ years of dental experience. I have worked in various facets of dentistry including 10 years as a missionary dentist in the tropics. I am interested in complete health and nutrition and how it influences the health of our teeth and mouth. I look forward to addressing your specific dental needs.
Dr. Karry Whitten
Karry K. Whitten, DDS, has been practicing in the Omaha area since graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Whitten’s postgraduate credentials include a certificate in esthetic dental from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, certification in Invisalign® orthodontics and a multilevel course certification in lip augmentation and Botox® treatment. She is also working toward Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) and is a graduate of the prestigious Kois Center. In March of 2012, Dr. Whitten took over Braasch Dental following Dr. Braasch’s move to Colorado. She continues to provide top quality care in a wonderful office environment. As of August 2013, Dr. Whitten is also a clinical instructor in the Periodontics Department at Creighton University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Maryam Safai
I am very passionate and dedicated to patient care and delivering the highest quality of care to my patients. I have been practicing dentistry both as a clinician and an educator for the past 32 years. I am a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in year 1988. After my graduation I further continued and expanded my skills and knowledge by participating in a one year dental residency program followed by one year in post graduate training in surgical and non surgical periodontics at Montefiore hospital and also one year in Temporo-Mandibular Joint training. These expansion in both knowledge and clinical skills allowed me to be able to gain expertise and great confidence in practicing most different phases of dentistry from general, cosmetics, crown & bridge, full mouth reconstruction, implant restorations, periodontics (surgical & non-surgical), temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), root canal treatments, oral surgery ( surgical/simple extractions, bone grafting, osseous surgery), and Invisalign for the past 32 years of my practice in dentistry. I also have enjoyed teaching, educating, and supervising our dental residents (18 residents per year) for the past 17 years. This education also includes teaching accurate diagnosis and clinical demonstration of various dental procedures. I am extremely committed to making a difference in my patient’s health and education.
Dr. Sumera Rashid
Dr. Rashid is a caring, general dentist licensed in the states of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and practices in Virginia.
Dr. Barry Taller
Dr. Taller’s education in all things dentistry began early—he grew up watching his dad build his own successful practice, eventually working alongside him after dental school. Originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, Dr. Taller graduated magna cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his dental degree from Temple University. Dr. Taller continued his education with a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, enhancing his expertise in science and medicine. As part of his extensive training, he also completed a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York, where he delivered elevated patient care and performed advanced treatments in oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, dental implants, and trauma surgery. Passionate about continuing education, Dr. Taller has training in some of the newest dental treatments, including laser and digital technologies.
Dr. Marshal Diamond
The University of Louisville, School of Dentistry 1967-1971. 37 years in Practice. Owner of four practices. Experienced in Treatment Planning and Diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Stone
Past president and senior partner with twenty-six years of general dentistry experience. Excellent personal and people skills with the ability to adapt to an ever changing Dental world. Currently working as a dental consultant for all of Premier Dental of Ohio doing exams and treatment planning. We have over twenty offices throughout Ohio.
Dr. Scott Nakamura
Dr. Nakamura received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received additional training in Periodontics and Periodontal-Prosthesis. He has been performing general dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, and dental implants for over 20 years. He has published several articles and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally. At one time he was a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, but currently teaches part-time at Temple University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Aekta Patel
I grew up in western part of India and attained a Dental degree there before moving to states. After moving to states I attended Stony Brook University college of Dentistry for Master in Science degree with Oral Biology and Pathology major and then moved on to attend New York University School of Dentistry for advance standing DDS.I am an active member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association. I participate regularly in continuing education courses in all areas.
Dr. Purvi Shah
I’m a general dentist with 7 years of experience. I have worked in all facets of dentistry from cosmetic private practice to a community clinic. I enjoy getting my patient’s a happy/healthy smile and the joy they experience from being pain-free. On my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and dog and going hiking.
Dr. Kianna Simmons
Dr. Kianna Simmons has been in Private practice for the past 10 years. After completing her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, she completed a year of residency in the Oral Medicine post doctoral program. Choosing a career in private practice, instead of academia, Dr. Simmons acquired her own practice in 2010 where she continues to practice today. She enjoys patient care, and the opportunity to personally connect and treat each patient based on their individual need. She is very personable and enjoys talking with and praying for her patients, and spending time with her staff in and out of the office. In addition to her dental family she has been married for 8 years and has a 5 year old son. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and cooking plant based meals. She also is the Director of her son’s Adventurer Club, and Co-Hosts a tv program in her spare time. Her husband, an avid runner, has inspired her to take up running. She considers herself a beginner runner in progress.
Dr. Brian Maduri
A graduate of the University of Detroit-Mercy school of dentistry class of 1998. Two years in the Public Health Service stationed in Alaska, one year as an associate and 20 years as a practice owner. Hobbies are my family and what ever they want to do. We like to explore national parks, fish and surf.
Dr. Paul Gerhardt
Captain Gerhardt, a native of Saint Louis Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1976 and DDS in 1980. His first assignment was to the 21st Dental Company, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii from 1980-1983. After a tour to NAS, Dallas, Texas he served as Department Head on the USS Iwo Jima. In June 1988 he completed his Advanced Clinical Program in Dentistry in Norfolk, Virginia and was assigned as Branch Dire tor, Branch Dental Clinic, NAS Dallas, Texas from 1988-1992. After a short tour in Norfolk, Virginia, he served as Department Head aboard the USS Frank Cable in Guam from 1995-1997.
Dr. Jared Theurer
As a practicing dentist in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City, Dr. Jared Theurer is well known for his talents as a general and aesthetic dentist. In February 2010, the Crown Council (an international group of leading-edge dentists) awarded him “Young Dentist of the Year.” Dr. Theurer is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with highest honors and received a doctorate of dental surgery. He is a member of the Crown Council, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association and the Alumni Association of the University of the Pacific. He is also an annual volunteer for the Smiles for Life Foundation and many other worthwhile humanitarian dental projects. Besides dentistry, his life’s passions include fly fishing, fly tying and traveling with his family. A lifelong resident of Sugar House, Dr. Theurer is married to his Highland High School sweetheart, Heather, and has four sons, Benjamin, Henry, Heber and Carter, and one daughter, Libby, who is the newest addition to his wonderful family.
Dr. Kirk Simmonds
Dr. Simmonds is a caring and resourceful general dentist fully trained in all aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Ching Wen Wang
Dr. Wang has practiced in both private and public healthcare settings. Her experiences have given her a unique advantage to connect with each patient and address individual dental concerns in an effective and comprehensible way. Dr. Wang is looking forward to helping you with your next dental questions!
Dr. Joshua Bratt
Dr. Joshua Bratt grew up in southern Florida, but moved to Boston, MA to attend the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He graduated in 2011 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree. In 2016, Dr. Bratt completed his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. This opportunity provided him with a more refined set of skills. Dr. Bratt isn’t the first in his family to promote dental health in the area. His grandfather was an orthodontist in Brooklyn and Long Beach. Dr. Bratt is an avid hockey fan, one who loves the Boston Bruins. When he’s not watching the ice, Dr. Bratt enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. In those precious moments he has to relax, he often reads about historical events. His awards include a fellowship from AGD and a Periodontics award in residency.
Dr. Shuwei Wang
Dr. Wang is one of Denteractive's online dental providers.
Dr. Christian Patti
Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Dr. Christian Patti received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2004. Shortly after, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2005. He is an experienced dentist who specializes in a variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services. As a practicing professional, he dedicates his time to stay up to date on the latest trends in dentistry and is a big proponent of using the most state-of-the-art, modern technology which allows him to provide individualized, comprehensive care to his patients.