Meet the Doctors Of Nuvia Dental Implant Center

Find out more about the hard-working and talented Doctors
that provide Nuvia's permanent teeth in 24 hours.

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Meet Your Nuvia Doctors

Masters of Precision and Artistry

Our doctors are not just experts; they are visionaries in the field of dental implantology. With decades of surgical and restorative experience, and a passion for pioneering research, they are at the forefront of innovation.

Dr. Michael Cho

Dr. Michael Cho, a restorative dentist at the Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Bellevue, WA, hails originally from outside Philadelphia, PA. His academic journey led him through chemistry at Swarthmore College, culminating in a graduation from the second oldest dental school in the nation, Temple University Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Personal Life

With a career spanning Philadelphia, Dallas, and Houston, Dr. Cho has honed his expertise before finding a home in the Seattle area. His professional focus on dental implantology earned him a prestigious Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Beyond dentistry, he finds joy in playing piano, singing, and snowboarding in his spare time.

Yet, what truly lights up Dr. Cho's life is the precious time spent with his wife and two daughters. These cherished moments form the heart of his personal fulfillment. Dr. Cho eagerly anticipates meeting you and being a guide on your journey toward a life-changing smile!

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Dr. Andreina Dulanto

Dr. Andreina Dulanto is a prosthodontist in Chicago who was originally trained in Caracas- Venezuela. 

Dr. Dulanto completed an advanced education in General Dentistry program at the Santa Maria University in Caracas Venezuela. Dr. Dulanto moved to Gainesville, Florida to complete an internship in prosthodontics and her Master's Degree in Prosthodontics at UFCD. She served as the surgical chief resident in his third year, teaching and lecturing dental students in implant dentistry and prosthodontics. 

Dr. Dulanto is a provider with more than 15 years of experience in the dental field as a clinician with an emphasis in prosthodontist, digital dentistry, implantology, and aesthetic dentistry. She loves to do laboratory procedures for her patient’s restorations, and make sure that they meet the ideal design and principles. She is very meticulous in treating her patients, devotes sufficient time to meeting their needs, and finds that the most rewarding moment is when her patients see their new smile and get to enjoy a life no longer limited by their teeth. 

Dr. Dulanto's mission with Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Chicago is to improve her patient’s oral health exceeding their expectations with high quality and excellent care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontics Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and International Team of Implantology. 

Her research interests include dental implants and will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Her hobbies include baking, spending time with her family, and traveling. 

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Dr. Mohammed AlRubaie

Dr. AlRubaie got his start in dentistry early on as a 16 year old dental assistant. He loved that he could help change people’s lives for the better and knew that dentistry was the field for him. He is now a dental implant surgeon and periodontist in Chicago with Nuvia Dental Implants.

After graduating dental school, Dr. AlRubaie finished a 2-year residency program in advanced education in general dentistry from Miami, Florida and practiced for 6 years as a general dentist in Illinois and Florida. Afterwards, Dr. AlRubaie joined a 3-year dual degree residency program in Periodontology and Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University/College of Dental medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. AlRubaie is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has a great passion for his field. He did his Master thesis about dental implants and he has been published in peer reviewed journals. During his spare time, he enjoys practicing kickboxing and travels for scuba diving spots all over the world.

To those visiting Nuvia’s Chicago clinic, Dr. AlRubaie is looking forward to meeting you and helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted!

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Dr. Elana Laks

Dr. Elana Laks, a South Florida native, is a distinguished restorative dentist in Miami with a deep passion for both science and art, which she skillfully blends in her practice. She earned her dental degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and went on to complete a rigorous four-year program in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Indiana University, Indianapolis, where she was recognized with several awards by the John F. Johnston Society.

As a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Dr. Laks is committed to staying at the forefront of dental advancements with a particular interest in Maxillofacial rehabilitation. She has made significant contributions to the field, including published research on reducing dental pain.

Her Professional Philosophy

Dr. Laks’ approach to dentistry is deeply influenced by her love for art and commitment to helping patients come to love their smiles. Her artistic background enriches her work in maxillofacial prosthodontics, a specialty she adores for its creative and outside-the-box thinking. Her commitment to creating beautiful smiles is matched by her dedication to making patients feel comfortable and at ease. 

As a restorative dentist in Miami, Dr. Laks feels she has found something unique in Nuvia’s judgment-free environment and ability to provide patients with permanent teeth 24 hours after surgery. 

Personal Life

Outside the clinic, Dr. Laks is an avid scuba diver, musician skilled in guitar, boxing enthusiast, traveler, and painter. Her diverse interests not only reflect her dynamic personality but also contribute to her unique approach to providing personalized and compassionate dental care.

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Dr. Christian Rouleau

Dr. Rouleau's journey to becoming a maxillofacial surgeon in Miami began at Laval University in Canada, where he completed his DMD program entirely in French. He then came to the United States, where he completed his residency and furthered his education at Harvard MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital), earning his MD and completing his oral maxillofacial surgery training.

Choosing dentistry was a natural decision for Dr. Rouleau, who always knew he wanted a career that allowed him to work with his hands. With a family background in medicine, surgery was a compelling field, but it was dentistry and oral surgery that truly captured his interest. He spent five years practicing general dentistry in the military before focusing on oral surgery and pursuing education as a maxillofacial surgeon. The turning point in his career came after helping a young patient who was self-conscious about her smile. Witnessing the transformative impact of dental implant surgery on her self-perception and demeanor solidified his dedication to oral surgery.

Dr. Rouleau's approach to patient care is shaped by his broad range of experiences and a genuine understanding of the difference a confident smile can make. As a maxillofacial surgeon in Miami, he has the opportunity each day to see how a new smile can change a person’s life.

Personal Life

Originally from Quebec, Dr. Rouleau has made a home in Miami, Florida since 2009, embracing the opportunities for outdoor activities that the state offers. He is an avid scuba diver, enjoys sports, and engages in recreational spearfishing and lobster harvesting. Flying planes is another passion of his, taking advantage of Florida's favorable weather. When he's not in the air or underwater, Dr. Rouleau loves to ski.

Dr. Rouleau loves to fly!
Dr. Rouleau is an avid fisherman!
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Dr. Andrew Pak

Dr. Andrew Pak is a dedicated restorative dentist in Baltimore currently working with Nuvia Dental Implant Center. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr. Pak found that he could pursue science and art through a career in dentistry.

Dr. Pak's professional journey in dentistry began with a year of general practice, after which he shifted his focus to prosthetics as a restorative dentist. During this time, he experienced firsthand the limitations of acrylic prosthetics. At Nuvia, he has loved being able to provide patients with permanent teeth made from zirconia, a material known for its durability and strength. 

What Dr. Pak loves most about working at Nuvia is the environment of passion and innovation it fosters, aligning perfectly with his own professional values. He looks forward to meeting patients and assisting them on their journey to rebuild their smiles. To all those considering taking next steps to change their smile and improve their life, Dr. Pak’s message is that Nuvia is a judgment-free environment where the whole team strives to help patients feel comfortable and reassured from the moment they step into the office. You're in caring and capable hands with Dr. Andrew Pak and the rest of the Nuvia Baltimore team.

Outside of the Office

When he isn’t working as a restorative dentist, Dr. Pak is a true hobbyist. Outside the office he can be found 3D printing and sculpting, pursuing photography, or doing yoga. He also loves spending time with his wife whether it be cooking, watching movies, or just hanging out. 

Dr. Pak and his wife

A few of Dr. Pak's 3D printing projects:

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Dr. William Kwon

From a young age, frequent visits to the dentist and orthodontist greatly influenced Dr. Kwon’s early fascination with dental care and led to the beginning of his journey to become an oral surgeon. This interest led him to shadow his dentist, a pivotal experience that steered him towards dental assisting. It was during this time that he witnessed the transformative power of full mouth restorations, seeing firsthand the life-changing impact an oral surgeon’s work can have on patients.

Pursuing his growing passion, Dr. Kwon attended Dental School at New York University. It was there that he discovered the possibility of specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery—a field that resonated with his early experiences and aspirations. Through intensive training and schooling, Dr. Kwon found profound fulfillment in his ability to contribute to full mouth restorations as an oral surgeon, realizing his goal of making a significant difference in people's lives. He now works with the Nuvia team in Fullerton, California.

Outside of the Clinic

When he isn’t working as an oral surgeon, Dr. Kwon is an avid golfer and an enthusiast of the outdoors. Family plays a central role in his life; he cherishes time spent with his loved ones, especially his young daughter, who is the greatest joy of his life. Having grown up in South Korea before moving to Canada and then to the United States, Dr. Kwon has a rich appreciation for diverse cultures and cuisines. This multicultural background has instilled in him a love for Korean and Vietnamese foods, reflecting the heritage of both his and his wife's families.

Dr. Kwon’s professional path is marked by a commitment to excellence, compassion, and a genuine desire to improve the lives of his patients through his work as an oral surgeon in Fullerton.

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Dr. Shady Shaaban

From as early as four years old, Dr. Shady Shaaban was drawn to the world of dentistry, inspired by his father's dedication to helping others through his dental practice. This early exposure not only sparked his interest but set him on a path to fulfilling his own dreams of becoming a restorative dentist, a dream that has now come to fruition as he serves with the Nuvia team in Fullerton, CA.

Dr. Shaaban first lived in the US as a high school exchange student. It was during this time that he fell in love with the Midwest and would return to the States frequently in the following years. It was during the 4th year being in the US that he met his wife.  Once he completed his dental training and became certified and licensed as a restorative dentist, he practiced in the Midwest. Although he loves the midwestern states, he and his family eventually moved to California seeking a warmer climate. 

Outside of the Clinic

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shaaban is a man of many interests and talents. He is both a scuba diver and a pilot. He also loves sports. He loves to play, watch, and coach soccer. Although he no longer coaches his children’s soccer teams, he enjoys watching them play on local soccer club teams. He also enjoys camping, road trips, biking, and other fast-paced sports.

Why Nuvia

He is very excited about changing people’s lives in 24 hours. Having experience with all-on-4 dental implants and doing them the traditional way that can take up to 10+ months before a patient gets their permanent teeth, Nuvia’s process that allows patients to get their permanent teeth in 24 hours is very exciting to Dr. Shaaban.

To patients considering the life-changing journey of full mouth dental implants, Dr. Shaaban offers a message of assurance and commitment. With him and the Nuvia team, patients can expect to be in caring and competent hands, supported by professionals dedicated to exceeding expectations and genuinely changing lives for the better.

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Dr. Jeffrey Oyama

Dr. Jeffrey Oyama is a restorative dentist in Fullerton who completed the bulk of his training locally in California. A native of LA County, he began his college education at UC San Diego for undergraduate studies, before completing his dental education at UCLA. His commitment to mastering his craft saw him through a general residency at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center where he provided care to patients with developmental and physical disabilities.  He then returned to UCLA for an advanced prosthodontics residency program and an additional year of maxillofacial prosthetics.

Dr. Oyama's professional path is marked by significant achievements, including owning a practice and, more recently, dedicating his expertise to teaching full-time at a local dental school.

Dr. Oyama has found fulfillment in being a restorative dentist in Fullerton as he has seen how dental health can have a great impact on an individual's overall quality of life. He is particularly moved by the stories of patients who have struggled with dental issues for years who find new life and greater confidence in restoring their smile with dental implants..

To those considering embarking on their dental health journey with Nuvia in Fullerton, CA, Dr. Oyama extends a warm welcome, assuring them that they are in capable hands. His message to patients is that the Nuvia team is ready to provide the necessary guidance, answers, and information every step of the way so you can feel confident and comfortable taking these next exciting steps.

Outside of the Clinic

When Dr. Oyama isn’t at the office as a restorative dentist he can likely be found doing photography, yoga, hiking, or a variety of outdoor activities. He is a firm believer in the importance of physical fitness and mental well-being, and loves to exercise.

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Dr. Andrew Afshar

Dr. Andrew Afshar, a proud native of Cleveland, brings a unique blend of artistic talent and scientific curiosity to his role as an oral surgeon in Dublin. His journey into dentistry was inspired by the positive experiences he had with his own dentist and orthodontist while growing up. Being artistic himself and wanting to find a career where he could work with his hands made oral and maxillofacial surgery the perfect choice. 

Dr. Afshar's academic path began at the University of Akron, where he studied as a chemical engineer and natural science major. He then attended dental school, where he decided to focus on oral and maxillofacial surgery, further honing his skills and expertise. Dr. Afshar completed his medical and surgical training at USC, followed by an additional cosmetic fellowship in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nuvia’s mission to restore patients' smiles with permanent teeth in just 24 hours aligned perfectly with Dr. Afshar’s own goals to make a significant, positive impact in his patients' lives. The opportunity to see the immediate joy and transformation in his patients, thanks to Nuvia's unique approach, is a source of great satisfaction and excitement for him.

Outside of the Office

Outside of his being an oral surgeon, Dr. Afshar is dedicated to maintaining his physical and mental well-being by going to the gym daily. This time allows him to decompress and carve out moments for self-improvement. Dr. Afshar is also a collector of watches and retro Jordans. 

Dr. Afshar's message to his patients is one of assurance and excitement: taking steps towards a restored smile with Nuvia is a step towards changing your life for the better. With his expertise, passion, and the rest of the dedicated Nuvia team in Dublin, patients can look forward to a positive, transformative experience.

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Dr. Noureddin Khazam

Dr. Noureddin Khazam's path to becoming a restorative dentist in Dublin started where he grew up, in Mediterranean city in Libya. After completing his dental degree at the Tripoli University College of Dentistry, he studied at New York University, followed by a two-year residency in Ohio. His passion for restorative dentistry and sharing knowledge led him to become apart of the clinical faculty at Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry.

The inspiration for Dr. Khazam's career choice came from a personal place—witnessing his grandmother's struggles with dentures. As he pursued his dental education, he decided to focus on dental implants and full mouth dental implants as solutions that could significantly improve patients' quality of life - especially those who have had similar experiences with temporary solutions like his grandmother’s dentures.

Outside of the Clinic

When he isn’t working as a restorative dentist with the Nuvia team in Dublin, Dr. Khazam cherishes the time spent with his wife, young son, and daughter. He enjoys a range of activities and hobbies such as going to the gym, playing soccer, traveling, and exploring new cities. As an avid learner, he continuously takes dental courses to keep up to date on the latest technologies and techniques in dentistry.

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Dr. Naman Desai

Dr. Naman Desai is a highly skilled and compassionate oral surgeon in Fullerton, CA dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. A proud graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2014, Dr. Desai pursued an extensive six-year oral surgery training at the LAC USC Medical Center. His commitment to excellence led him to earn an MD from the USC Keck School of Medicine, further enhancing his expertise in the field.

With a wealth of experience in both private practice and hospital settings, Dr. Desai brings a holistic approach to oral health. His multifaceted background allows him to seamlessly blend precision and empathy in his patient care. Driven by a passion for improving smiles and overall well-being, Dr. Desai continues to stay at the forefront of advancements in oral surgery as part of Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Fullerton.

Patients can trust Dr. Naman Desai for his unwavering dedication, extensive knowledge, and a track record of successful outcomes as an oral surgeon in Fullerton. He remains committed to delivering top-notch dental care, ensuring each patient receives personalized attention and the highest standard of treatment.

Outside of the Office

Dr. Desai enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time outdoors. He is passionate about staying active, loves to hike and more recently has gotten into playing golf. 

Here are some of the places Dr. Desai and his wife have travelled:

Dr. Desai and his wife on the Oregon coast
Dr. Desai and his wife in Japan
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Dr. Francesca Verratti

Initially aiming for a career in medicine, Dr. Verratti found her true calling in oral surgery. After she entered dental school, intending to switch to medicine later, a presentation by an oral surgeon completely captivated her, making it clear that oral surgery was her true calling. Now, practicing as an oral surgeon in Miami, Dr. Verratti feels she is fulfilling her life's purpose, offering her patients not just medical interventions but a chance at a better life.

Dr. Verratti's approach to oral surgery is deeply rooted in compassion and understanding. Recognizing that surgery can be a significant source of anxiety for many, she goes the extra mile to ensure her patients feel supported and well-informed. She is committed to making the surgical experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, taking the time to explain every aspect of the procedure, from what to expect to pain management techniques.

Why Nuvia

Her decision to join Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Miami was influenced by the alignment of her personal philosophy with Nuvia’s values—particularly the emphasis on community, patient-centered care, and the innovative offering of permanent teeth in 24 hours. Dr. Verratti is particularly impressed with the quality of Nuvia’s prosthetics (fake teeth), appreciating the immediate and positive impact they have on patients’ lives. She looks forward to being a part of your journey, offering the expertise, care, and understanding necessary to guide you towards a transformative experience.

Personal Life

Beyond her professional life as an oral surgeon, Dr. Verratti is an avid reader and hiker. She cherishes time spent with her baby and her dogs and loves being in nature. Dr. Verratti is also a devoted practitioner of yoga and meditation, disciplines that help her maintain her focus and strive to be the best version of herself every day. These hobbies not only enrich her life but also enhance her approach to patient care, bringing a sense of calm and mindfulness to her practice.

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Dr. Mo Saleh

Dr. Mo Saleh brings a unique blend of artistic flair and medical interest to his role as oral surgeon at Nuvia Dental Implant Center. He sees dentistry as the perfect mix of his passions: the precise science of medicine combined with the creativity of art. His journey in this field began with his dental education at Southern Illinois University, leading him down the path to focusing his practice on dental implants.

Personal Life

Dr. Saleh is a dedicated father to five children. He loves spending quality time with them, whether it’s teaching them new things or enjoying a game of basketball. For him, nothing beats the joy of being a parent, and he treasures the moments they spend on RV trips exploring new places together.

Professional Philosophy as an Oral Surgeon in Bellevue

Professionally, Dr. Saleh is passionate about the transformative power of dental implants. He understands the profound impact they can have on a person's life, from improving the ability to eat and speak to boosting confidence through a better smile. As an oral surgeon, he believes in the importance of listening to his patients and providing personalized care. 

Central to Dr. Saleh's role at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Bellevue, WA, is his dedication to offering life-changing dental solutions, including the possibility of full mouth restoration with permanent teeth in 24 hours. For Dr. Saleh, making a real difference in his patients' lives is what being an oral surgeon in Bellevue is all about.

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Dr. Neha Rajput

Dr. Rajput is a prosthodontist and restorative dentist in Bellevue who has been practicing dentistry for 15 years. Her passion for restorative dentistry comes from the ability to change the lives of patients in a unique and meaningful way. The difficulties that those with missing teeth or other complex dental issues face can have a major impact on everyday life and Dr. Rajput finds fulfillment and enrichment in being able to help people improve their quality of life through dental implants and restorative dentistry.

Why Nuvia

Dr. Rajput is a valued team member at Nuvia in Bellevue who fits right in with our teamplayer culture. For her, it is important to find someplace where you can be happy while you work. Nuvia is committed to providing a welcoming, judgment free environment to patients and staff alike.

Dr. Rajput also enjoys that Nuvia is innovative. She has been impressed at how Nuvia has improved the traditional method of placing dental implants and allows patients to receive their permanent teeth within 24 hours of surgery and enjoy the benefits that come from that. 

For Dr. Rajput, It’s hard to see missing teeth impact people’s social and day to day lives. She has seen how full mouth dental implants provide a successful, complete solution to patients. She is not a big fan of other solutions like dentures because of the limitations that they come with, rather she is an advocate for the value and enrichment dental implants can provide for patients who are eligible for them.

Personal Life

When she isn’t in the office as a restorative dentist, Dr. Rajput is a mom of two who enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and enjoying Washington’s beautiful scenery. She is also artistically inclined with an interest in pottery and she hopes one day to try out glass blowing.

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Dr. Tudor Stiharu

Dr. Tudor Stiharu is a distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients at Nuvia in Minneapolis. In becoming an oral surgeon in Minneapolis, Dr. Stiharu completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota, following an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a General Practice Residency at Rochester General Hospital. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Montreal, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of both the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Stiharu is board-certified in his specialty in both the United States and Canada. His professional commitments extend to serving on the Board of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Alumni Society, being an active member of the Minnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and directing the Twin Cities  International Team for Implantology Study Club.

Personal Life

Outside of being an oral surgeon, Dr. Stiharu is a devoted family man, cherishing moments with his wife, Holly, and their daughters and son. He is passionate about rowing, lifelong learning, and continuing his financial education, embodying a commitment to personal growth and family values.

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Dr. Robert Cheney

Meet Dr. Cheney, a seasoned restorative dentist with over 27 years of experience, serving at our Minneapolis Nuvia Dental Implant Center. His philosophy revolves around patient comfort and confidence, both in and out of the dental chair. Dr. Cheney is committed to helping people rediscover their smiles and get rid of dental pain and embarrassment.

At Nuvia, Dr. Cheney delights in offering Permanent Teeth in 24 Hours, a groundbreaking procedure that aligns with his passion for dental innovation. He fosters a safe and judgment-free environment, ensuring that every patient feels welcomed and valued. A firm believer in teamwork, Dr. Cheney credits his dedicated Nuvia team for the smiles they create together.

Personal Life

Outside the office, Dr. Cheney is an avid motorcyclist who cherishes weekend adventures with his wife, simply pointing to a spot on the map and taking off. When winter rolls around, he switches gears to ice-fishing and snowmobiling. Rest assured, Dr. Cheney is excited to help you embark on a journey toward a healthier, happier smile!

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Dr. Eric Spencer

Introducing Dr. Eric Spencer, Nuvia’s dedicated oral surgeon in Philadelphia. Dr. Spencer is passionate about transforming lives with permanent teeth in 24 hours, a mission that perfectly aligns with Nuvia's patient-first philosophy. He thrives on making a substantial impact on his patients, whether that’s by alleviating pain, improving appearances, or resolving other dental issues.

Inspired by his mother, a caring nurse, Dr. Spencer looks beyond the dental chair to care for people as individuals. He believes that a smile has the power to change lives at the very core and is committed to doing so in collaboration with his expert team.

Why Nuvia:

Dr. Spencer was first attracted to Nuvia because of the quality of surgery provided by a team of professionals. He loves the culture and community of individuals committed to changing the lives of others for the better that he’s found at Nuvia.

Personal Life

When he's not performing life-altering procedures, Dr. Spencer enjoys quality time with his family. His personal interests range from dining out and watching movies to an active lifestyle that includes biking, swimming, and running. He's also a firm believer in the benefits of healthy eating and meditation. A well-rounded individual, Dr. Spencer brings a holistic approach to his practice as an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, aiming to elevate not just your smile but your overall quality of life.

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Dr. Sulaiman Alshaar

Oral Surgeon Sulaiman Alshaar received his DMD degree at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, then completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. He completed his surgical residency at Temple University Hospital, Cooper University Health System, and St. Christopher’s Pediatric Hospital, serving as a chief resident in his last year of training.

Dr. Alshaar is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and the National Dental Board. He trained at two Level I trauma centers in full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is well versed in the techniques of full mouth reconstructions including pterygoid and zygomatic implants, bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, etc…

Dr. Alshaar has participated in research efforts ranging from clinical trials, and evaluating innovative oral surgery techniques, to data mining for a cancer therapy study, which led to publication. New to Florida, he is enthusiastic about serving the Florida population as an oral surgeon in Tampa. In his free time, Dr. Alshaar enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, and swimming.

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Dr. Nicholas Breig

Dr. Nicholas Breig is deeply committed to providing the highest level of care as an oral surgeon in Nashville with empathy and compassion; traits that have been nurtured over many years of advanced training. After graduating through an accelerated route with a BS in Biology from Brigham Young University, his studies took him to the Bay Area, where he attended dental school at UCSF and obtained his dental degree (DDS). 

His interests in medicine and oral surgery took him to Southern California, where he received his medical degree (MD) from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship in General Surgery with a focus on surgical oncology, trauma surgery, and critical care. Following this, Dr. Breig returned to dentistry to refine his skills in full-scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including complex dental extractions, dental implant surgery, and general anesthesia. During his final year of training, he served as Chief Resident under nationally renowned surgeons. 

After his rigorous training, Dr. Breig joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Santa Clara as a Senior Physician in the Maxillofacial Surgery Department, specializing in reconstructive jaw surgery. At Stanford University School of Medicine, he held an academic appointment and actively trained residents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also held an academic appointment at Loma Linda University in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time, he achieved diplomate status with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellow status with the American College of Surgeons. 

Dr. Breig is currently a valued member of the Nuvia team in Nashville serving as a dental implant oral surgeon.

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Dr. Olawale Osinusi

Meet Dr. Osinusi, a passionate dentist committed to changing lives at our Nashville location. A true local, Dr. Osinusi attended high school and college right here in Nashville. After obtaining a master's degree from Barry University in South Florida, he returned to the Volunteer State for dental school at the University of Tennessee. His education was further enriched with an advanced year of general dentistry training at both the university and St. Thomas Hospital at Matthew Walker in Nashville.

At the core of his practice is a simple promise: to treat each patient as he would a family member. Dr. Osinusi chose dentistry because it uniquely allows him to make immediate, impactful changes in people's lives, aligning perfectly with his devotion to healthcare.

Why Nuvia?

Dr. Osinusi was drawn to Nuvia because of its innovative approach to dental implants. Nuvia’s technology and process allows patients to get permanent teeth in 24 hours, something that Dr. Osinusi feels is incredibly impactful for patients. He is passionate about creating smiles and helping patients find joy in seeing their smiles restored.

Dr. Osinusi recalls one of the first patients he was able to help with dental implants. This was a reaffirming experience for him of the joy that can be had as a dental implant provider changing people’s lives.

Personal Life

Outside the clinic, Dr. Osinusi is a soccer enthusiast—more of a spectator these days—and is deeply involved in his church community. He loves spending time with his young family and playing drums. With his blend of expert training and compassionate care, Dr. Osinusi is eager to be a part of your transformative dental journey with dental implants.

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Dr. Gabrielle Goodman

For Dr. Goodman, it was years of having braces that got her into studying dentistry. Originally set on becoming an orthodontist, she realized restorative dentistry was more in line with what she loved to do. She began her education at the University of Miami and continued on to complete dental school at the University of Florida.

Why Nuvia

New to the Nashville area, Dr. Goodman knew she wanted to continue working as a restorative dentist in Nashville. She found here perfect fit with Nuvia where she can totally focus on helping patients restore their smiles with dental implants. She loves how patient-centered Nuvia is and how they’ve developed their process with the patient in mind. Dr. Goodman is inspired by the stories of Nuvia patients who have had their smiles transformed.

Personal Life

Dr. Goodman grew up on the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago, loving the water and the outdoors. While living in Florida she further developed her love of water sports such as wakeboarding and kite-boarding. Since moving to Nashville, she still enjoys the outdoors and the hiking spots the area has to offer. She also loves to cook and connect with her roots through cuisine.

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Dr. Yousi Brikho

Dr. Yousi Brikho started his journey to becoming a restorative dentist in Detroit by majoring in biology at the University of Detroit Mercy prior to earning his doctorates in dentistry at Detroit Mercy Dental. After graduating, Dr. Brikho quickly gained surgical and restorative experience working at multiple locations of a private practice. He brings his years of experience as a restorative dentist to Nuvia in Detroit where he now helps patients restore their smiles and dental health.  

Though Dr. Brikho has practiced for years as a general dentist, he has a special interest in implantology and endodontics. He is passionate about patient care and loves it when patients come in saying they hate the dentist, just so he can prove them wrong by providing a great experience. 

Dr. Brikho is also a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and American Association of Endodontists. He is certified in implant placement from the Global Dental Implant Academy. 

Dr Brikho’s Advice to Nervous Patients:

You’re not alone! Dr. Brikho himself was a nervous dental patient during his childhood. Dedicated to helping patients have the best experience, he is there to answer all your questions, walk you through your procedure, or talk about anything else if you prefer to be distracted.

Why Nuvia?

Dr. Brikho enjoys the Nuvia difference and dental implant process. He has always loved helping to restore patient’s smiles as a restorative dentist in Detroit. Now, with Nuvia, he is able to restore smiles and provide permanent teeth in 24 hours.

Personal Life

When not working, Dr. Brikho enjoys traveling, running and hiking. He is passionate about his family and advancing his education. He enjoys working in the dental field with others in his family who support him in his advanced education pursuits.

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Dr. Bahareh Moradi

Nuvia is proud to have Dr. Moradi as a restorative dentist at the Detroit location. Dr. Moradi pursued her childhood dream and received her Doctorate of Dental Science degree from Hamedan University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2002. She fell in love with Endodontics when she started her clinical rotation in dental school. She completed a three-year residency in Endodontics at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences where she received her Master of Science degree in Oral Science. 

She then opened her own endodontics office, where she completed more than twenty-one thousand root canal treatments in ten years. After she moved to the United States in 2015, she pursued advanced training in Prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern University and earned a  Certificate in Prosthodontics to broaden her knowledge. She now combines her knowledge in endodontics and prosthodontics to provide her patients with comprehensive dental treatment as a dental implant doctor in Detroit, MI. Her fields of interest are implants, aesthetic dentistry, and digital workflow. 

Personal Life

When she is not working as a dental implant doctor, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking with them. Exercising and skiing are some of her favorite hobbies.

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Dr. Sara Rosenberg

Dr. Sara Rosenberg is a Harvard trained, board certified prosthodontist. As a Prosthodontist, Dr. Rosenberg is a specialist in treating complex restorative cases and works as a dental implant restorative dentist in Fort Lauderdale to help her patients smile with confidence again.  

Dr. Rosenberg grew up in sunny South Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior. She then graduated first in her class from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After Harvard, Dr. Rosenberg did three additional years of advanced training in Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rosenberg is also an academic and received her Master’s Degree in Chicago as well.

Dr. Rosenberg is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to her patients and works with each patient to help them achieve their smile goals. She is thrilled to be your prosthodontist and looks forward to working with you in your smile transformation. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, art, and spending time with family, friends, and her kitten, Luna.

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Dr. Troup Davis

Dr. Troup Davis is a restorative doctor and dental implant doctor in Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Davis developed an interest in dentistry from a young age while visiting his orthodontist. Years later, he completed a degree in Biology at the University of North Texas and went on to Baylor College of Dentistry. From there, he completed his residency in prosthodontics at the University of Florida where he stayed and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Davis is now a valued dental implant doctor at the Nuvia clinic in Orlando

Why Nuvia?

Dr. Davis’ interest in Nuvia was first sparked when he saw that Nuvia provides patients with permanent Zirconia teeth in 24 hours after implant surgery. After much experience with lengthier dental implant processes, he knew Nuvia’s approach was unique and could make a huge difference for patients.

Dr. Davis describes his experience working with the Nuvia team as unique and feels he has found his dream job. He loves that he can focus on patient care and finds joy in bringing new smiles to patients.

Dr. Davis’ message to his patients at Nuvia is that “you are my #1 priority… I’m dedicated to giving you the smile of your dreams with honesty and integrity”.

Personal Life

When Dr. Davis isn’t performing dental implant surgery, he is spending time with his 13 year old daughter or riding his Harley. He also has a passion for cars, owning his own antique corvette that he enjoys taking to car shows. Dr. Davis isn’t just a talented dental implant doctor, he is also a skilled chef with a love of barbequing and grilling.

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Dr. Hal Belok

Meet Dr. Belok, a dedicated restorative dentist and dental implant doctor at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Chevy Chase. After spending a decade in Manhattan, Dr. Belok recently returned to Maryland, bringing his unique blend of experience and compassion to our patients. Though he initially considered a career as an ER doctor—spurred by his time as a paramedic—it was his father's nearly 50-year career in dentistry that eventually guided him to his calling as a restorative dentist and now dental implant doctor. He holds a degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and completed his dental education at the University of New York College of Dentistry, followed by a residency at Lincoln Hospital.

Why Nuvia

After gaining valuable experience at his father's practice, Dr. Belok joined Nuvia in Chevy Chase, drawn by his passion for dental implants and the transformative impact they have on patients' lives. He relishes the opportunity as a dental implant doctor to provide people with a brand new set of teeth, changing their lives one smile at a time.

He is especially excited to be able to provide patients with their permanent teeth in 24 hours; a unique experience for those seeking to restore their smile with dental implants.

Personal Life

When not restoring smiles, Dr. Belok is a devoted husband and father to a boy, a girl, and a furry canine companion. A lifelong tennis enthusiast, he also enjoys cycling and has a knack for hands-on activities, whether it's playing with Legos or building computers. Fluent in English and Hebrew, with conversational Spanish skills, Dr. Belok is excited to be part of your journey to a healthier, happier smile.

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Dr. Ty James

Dr. James was born in Saint Lucia and grew up in South Carolina where he was an athletic and social kid. He has always been interested in art and the medical field. It wasn’t until his senior year of college studying Biology at the University of Georgia that he realized he could pair his love of art and medicine with dentistry. A career in dentistry, and especially as a dental implant doctor would be just the way to mix these two passions. After the University of Georgia, Dr. James attended medical college in Augusta, Georgia. 

During his time as a restorative dentist and dental implant doctor, Dr. James has enjoyed serving others in other countries who have dental needs but not the means to receive treatment. He has gone on various humanitarian trips to Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil, and India to do dental work for those in need. 

Why Nuvia

Dr James was drawn towards Nuvia’s innovative process of restoring smiles through dental implants. Prior to Nuvia he had done full mouth restoration dentistry for many years. Having seen first hand the traditional method of doing dental implants and how long that can take, he loves that he can now help patients receive permanent teeth in 24 hours instead of waiting what may be 10+ months before getting them. You can now find Dr James at Nuvia’s Atlanta clinic, changing lives as a dental implant doctor.

Giving patients brand new smiles in 24 hours is very fulfilling for Dr. James. His personal philosophy is, “The more you smile, the better the world becomes''. He is committed to giving patients the best care and providing them with smiles that they love and can confidently share.

To those considering working with Nuvia, Dr James says, “We want you to look good, we want you to feel good”. Dr. James and everyone at the Atlanta office is dedicated to making sure every patient leaves feeling comfortable at Nuvia and confident with their new smile.

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Dr. Mona Stone

Dr. Mona Stone, a passionate oral and maxillofacial surgeon at our Fort Worth location, is driven by a deep-rooted desire to help people. Her journey in dentistry began at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she laid the foundation for her career as a dental implant doctor. Dr. Stone then enriched her expertise with an internship at Truman Medical Center, followed by a residency at Brower General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

With a heart set on changing lives, Dr. Stone finds immense joy in witnessing the transformative power of a smile. Her dedication to restoring confidence through dental implants has been a constant source of inspiration in her career. Dr. Stone believes in the power of a smile to not only enhance one's appearance but to rejuvenate their spirit.

Working with Nuvia as a dental implant doctor in Fort Worth has been a fulfilling experience for Dr. Stone. She cherishes the opportunity to be part of a team that prioritizes patient care and life-changing results. She especially loves that Nuvia provides each patient with a dedicated team that can give them the attention and care they deserve and make permanent teeth in 24 hours possible. Her enthusiasm for her work is evident in every procedure she performs, always striving to make a significant impact on her patients' lives.

Dr. Stone eagerly anticipates meeting and working with new patients at Nuvia Dental Implant Center and helping them enjoy what she feels is a seamless experience with Nuvia. She is committed to helping each patient find their smile and looks forward to being a part of their transformative journey.

Outside of the office Dr. Stone is often traveling with her family who are avid racers that enjoy GoKart and Formula 1 racing.

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Dr. Eberechukwu Njoku

Dr. Njoku serves with the Nuvia team in Fort Worth, Texas. She grew up in Atlanta, GA where she came to love the diverse cultures of others as well as her family’s Nigerian culture and roots. She has always been driven by a desire to help others and give back. It was this passion for helping people that changed her career path from one in political science to one that would lead to her becoming a dental implant doctor.

After seeing such a need for dental services on a mission trip to Atlanta, GA, Dr. Njoku attended dental school at the University of Maryland. There, she trained in restorative dentistry and gained experience to become a dental implant doctor in Fort Worth, where she moved soon after finishing school and has been practicing ever since.

Dr. Njoku loves Nuvia’s innovative approach to helping patients transform their smiles. She loves all the benefits that come from full mouth dental implants and especially that patients can get their permanent teeth in 24 hours. Having worked with patients in the past who relied on dentures, she confidently shares her love of dental implants and what they can offer those who are missing teeth.

Personal Life

When outside of the clinic, Dr. Njoku can be found playing tennis, doing crafts, or occasionally running. As an avid traveler and foodie, Dr. Njoku loves exploring the world and different types of cuisine and cultures. Her passion for food extends to a love of cooking and connecting with others through the food she makes.

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Dr. Dallin Parkinson

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Dallin Parkinson strives to blend excellence and compassion in all he does. This has been a pattern throughout his life. He was valedictorian of his high school (Bella Vista High School), college (Brigham Young University), and dental school (Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona). He also served as a volunteer missionary in Costa Rica for two years prior to entering dental school. He then went on to have a phenomenal 4-year experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, averaging 100 hours per week operating on and consulting with patients in the emergency department, operating room, and multiple clinics. 

As a culminating capstone to his professional training, he completed the rigorous board certification process, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an expert in dentoalveolar and implant surgery, ambulatory anesthesia, facial trauma, maxillofacial infections, corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction, and temporomandibular joint pathology. Throughout his career, Dr. Parkinson has been drawn to the deep satisfaction of rebuilding functional, beautiful smiles. This ultimately led him to Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Las Vegas, where he creates the surgical foundation for exceptional, personalized smiles daily. 

Personal Life

While on this professional journey of discovery, development, and service, Dr. Parkinson met and married his lovely wife, Charly. They now have three beautiful daughters (and counting). They have recently upgraded to a family minivan and love exploring the outdoors together. Dr. Parkinson also volunteers regularly in his church and community. He recognizes the contribution of parents, teachers, mentors, and friends in his successes, and finds joy in building those around him. If you see Dr. Parkinson in the clinic, don’t forget to say hi—he will be glad to get to know you personally!

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Dr. Chris Goodman

Meet Dr. Goodman, the charismatic dental implant surgeon at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Las Vegas. Residing in Henderson, Nevada, Dr. Goodman has led a life as vibrant as the places he's lived—from Salt Lake City to the Bahamas. Though his father was a dentist, Dr. Goodman charted his own course. He initially pursued pre-med at the University of Utah before recognizing that dentistry was his true calling. He earned his dental degree from Southern Illinois University and completed his residency in Missouri. While he began his career in general dentistry, he ultimately specialized in prosthodontics.

Personal Life

Dr Goodman has 4 kids and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys running in the mountains on the outskirts of Las Vegas and spending time outside. When he isn’t at the office or pursuing his hobbies, Dr Goodman is spending time with his grandchildren or finding a local hole-in-the-wall restaurant.

His Role as Dental Implant Surgeon at Nuvia

What makes Dr. Goodman stand out is his unwavering passion for patient care. He believes he's found his life's purpose in helping others, a sentiment that perfectly aligns with his role as dental implant surgeon at Nuvia. He chose to be a part of our team because it allows him to engage in life-changing procedures every single day.

Dr. Goodman loves getting to know his patients on a personal level and considers it a privilege to be a part of their transformative journeys. With his blend of expertise, compassion, and enthusiasm for life, Dr. Goodman is eager to help you achieve the smile you've always dreamed of.

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Dr. John Lytle

Dr. John Lytle, originally from Glendale, California,  is a dental implant surgeon in Phoenix with  Nuvia and brings a wealth of experience. After graduating from the University of Southern California (USC), he practiced in Pasadena, CA for 35 years, honing his skills in oral surgery and general medicine. Dr. Lytle didn’t always know he would practice dentistry but followed in his father’s footsteps who was an oral surgeon as well.

At Nuvia, Dr. Lytle combines his extensive experience in medicine and dentistry with a deep commitment to patient care. His approach is shaped by the belief that every patient deserves a confident smile, a principle he applies with every full mouth dental implant procedure.

Personal Life

Outside the clinic, Dr. Lytle is a devoted family man with ten children. His love for family extends to his hobbies, which include raising animals like dogs, chickens, and goats, and tending to his garden. These pursuits reflect his nurturing nature and love for life.

Dr. Lytle’s journey to Nuvia Dental Implant Center is a testament to his dedication to improving lives through oral health. He looks forward to meeting you and serving you in Nuvia’s Phoenix location.

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Troy Lam

Dr. Troy Lam is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Phoenix, AZ.  Dr. Lam completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Colorado.  He attended Stony Brook University where he obtained his dental (DDS) degree.  After dental school, Dr. Lam completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco where he also earned a degree in Medicine (MD) from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Following residency, Dr. Lam completed a fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at Florida Craniofacial Institute in Tampa, FL before practicing as an oral surgeon in Phoenix with Nuvia.  Dr. Lam’s favorite part of being on the Nuvia Team is seeing how patients’ lives are positively changed.  Outside of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Lam enjoys spending time with his family, observing beautiful scenery and barbecuing. 

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Hugo Velez

Meet Dr. Velez, your restorative dentist at Nuvia's San Antonio location. He chose a career in dentistry for its unique blend of medical science and work-life balance. Dr. Velez is deeply passionate about the power of a smile to light up one's soul. He sees restoring smiles as more than a dental procedure; to him, it's akin to healing the soul, enabling people to engage more openly with the world around them.

Dr. Velez also holds a strong belief in the transformative effects of dental health on one’s overall well-being. He is convinced that relieving dental pain empowers individuals to function at their highest potential, making their lives considerably easier and more fulfilling.

Personal Life

Restorative dentist Hugo Velez biking

When he's not at the office, Dr. Velez is an avid triathlete, a passion he has shared with his wife for over two decades. This hobby has taken him to a myriad of places he might never have visited otherwise, racing in locales ranging from Ecuador to Hawaii.

Dr. Hugo Velez, restorative dentist in San Antonio scuba diving

A lover of exploration, Dr. Velez cherishes every opportunity to swim in the ocean and discover new landscapes. With Dr. Velez, you're not just visiting a skilled dentist in San Antonio, you're meeting someone who genuinely wants to improve your quality of life.

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Omar AbdelBaky

Dr. Omar AbdelBaky is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is passionate about helping people and working with his hands. On his journey to become an oral surgeon in Fort Worth, Dr. AbdelBaky completed dental school at the University of North Carolina (Go Heels!) and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency and medical school at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. Nuvia is now proud to have Dr. AbdelBaky as a strong addition to the Nuvia team in Fort Worth.

Personal Life

Outside of work, Dr. AbdelBaky enjoys exploring Dallas and Fort Worth's many new restaurants, spending time with his golden retriever, Moira, and traveling. Dr. Omar looks forward to meeting Nuvia patients every day and providing exceptional care.

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Brock McKinley

Dr. Brock McKinley is a distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Michigan, currently serving patients in the Bloomfield office, just outside the Detroit area. Dr. McKinley began his professional journey with clear intentions to become an oral surgeon. He completed dental school and a residency in Detroit where he currently still lives and practices as one of Nuvia’s oral surgeons. Dr. McKinley's dedication to oral health is matched by his commitment to providing exceptional care, holding licenses as an oral surgeon in several states to serve patients at other Nuvia Dental Implants Centers.

Personal Life

Dr. McKinley is originally from Denver, Colorado but moved to and stayed in Detroit when he met his wife in 2010. Together they have 2 children who are currently involved in skiing and playing hockey. Dr McKinley’s family are avid Disney fans - visiting the parks a couple dozen times in the last 10 years. 

Professional Philosophy as an Oral Surgeon in Detroit

Dr. McKinley looks forward to continuing to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his patients at Nuvia, guided by his expertise, experience, and the joy he finds in his work.

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Paul Sung

Dr. Paul Sung, the artistic prosthodontist who is turning smiles into masterpieces at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Chicago Illinois. Dr Sung stands out in the world of prosthodontics with a distinctive blend of professional expertise and a background rich in creative arts. 

He leverages his unique skills to transform the lives of his patients, offering them more than just dental procedures but a chance at renewed confidence and well-being.

Education

Dr. Sung received his bachelor’s degree at North Carolina State, then his DDS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his prosthodontics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr Sung Graduation in Chicago Illinois.

Blending Artistry with Dentistry

Before his journey into dentistry, Dr. Sung explored the realms of Art, cultivating an eye for detail and beauty. These skills have seamlessly transitioned into his dental career, especially evident in his work with the All-on-Four treatment method. Through custom-designed smiles, Dr. Sung applies his artistic vision to not only restore function and aesthetics but also to profoundly impact his patients' lives.

Dr Sung as Photographer
Dr Sung in Nuvia Dental Implant Center

                 

Nuvia's commitment to delivering permanent teeth in 24 hours provides a transformative experience for patients. Dr. Sung plays a crucial role in this process, starting from the initial consultation. He believes in the power of understanding each patient's story, recognizing the decision for dental transformation as a pivotal life moment. His empathetic approach and dedication to being part of their journey underscores his role not just as a prosthodontist but as a life-changing ally.

Innovative Care in a Compassionate Environment

Dr. Sung prioritizes creating a welcoming, judgment-free zone, ensuring that all patients feel valued and understood, no matter their background. He aims to build faith in dental care, committing to the highest standards of treatment and patient experience.

The quality and speed of care at Nuvia, facilitated by Dr. Sung, set the center apart. Unlike traditional approaches that may offer temporary teeth, Nuvia gives their patients permanent zirconia teeth, 24 Hours after surgery.

Why dentistry? 

For Dr. Sung, it's the perfect canvas to merge love of patient care and state-of-the-art sciences and technology into his background in the arts and graphic design.

A Life Enriched with Adventure

He's not just transforming teeth; he's rejuvenating souls, one radiant smile at a time. In addition to drawing and painting, Dr. Sung enjoys the outdoors by climbing, skiing, hiking and traveling the world. 

Dr Sung Enjoying the outdoors
Dr Sung Rock Climbing
Dr Sung Sporting Events
Dr Sung Traveling

A “fun fact” about Dr. Sung is he has experienced over 20 escape rooms around the country and never lost! 

Dr. Sung also works with the Illinois Missions of Mercy Program, which provides over a million dollars in free dental care per year for those who could not otherwise afford it. 

So, if you're looking for a dentist who brings artistic finesse, adventurous spirit, and problem-solving prowess to the dental chair, Take this 60 sec Quiz to find out if you may be eligible for Dental Implants.

Come meet Dr. Sung and get the smile of your dreams.

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Dr. Brendan Bernhart

Dr. Brendan Bernhardt is a highly skilled and compassionate dental professional with extensive experience in providing exceptional care to his patients. Born into a family of dentists, Dr. Bernhardt was inspired by his father to pursue a career in dentistry. He began his journey observing his father's practice and eventually completed his dental school and prosthodontic residency.

Dr. Bernhardt further honed his skills by completing a year-long fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, specializing in maxillofacial prosthetics. There, he gained invaluable experience in creating prostheses for cancer patients, helping them regain their confidence and quality of life.

With a passion for treating complex cases, Dr. Bernhardt has acquired significant experience in handling all-on-four immediate dental procedures in his private practice. His dedication to providing exceptional care ultimately led him to join the team at the Alexandria Nuvia Center, where he strives to provide top-notch services to his patients.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Bernhardt is a devoted husband and father of two teenagers. He cherishes the time spent with his family, attending his children's soccer practices and games or enjoying various outdoor activities like skiing, paddleboarding, and kayaking.

Dr. Bernhardt's commitment to his patients is evident in his approach to care. He strives to create a comfortable and relaxed environment, helping patients overcome their fears and anxieties related to their oral health. With a focus on delivering aesthetically pleasing and functional dental solutions, Dr. Bernhardt is dedicated to transforming smiles and changing lives at the Alexandria Nuvia Center.

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Dr. J. Reed Combs

Dr. J. Reed Combs, grew up in a dual military family that required him to move around quite a bit in his early childhood.  In his later years his family settled in Colorado where he considers home.  Dr. Combs completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado and then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry.  He earned his Medical Degree and completed a six-year Oral and Maxillofacial residency at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, Texas.  His professional affiliations are AAOMS, ADA, MAOMS, VSOMS and Associate Fellow American College of Surgeons.  He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Above all else Dr. Combs is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.  In his free time, Dr. Combs enjoys the outdoors to include skiing and running.  He loves spending time with his wife and three children.

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Dr. Chin Kim

Dr. Chin Kim is a multilingual dentist, speaking Korean, Spanish, and English fluently, currently practicing at the Nuvia Dental Center in Alexandria. Born in Korea, Dr. Kim moved to Mexico when she was just five years old. There, she grew up, developed her passion for the medical field, and pursued dental school. This international upbringing has equipped her with a diverse cultural understanding, making her an empathetic and understanding professional.

As a high school student, Dr. Kim served as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), further cementing her desire to help others. However, it was the smiles and facial expressions that drew her towards dentistry. She recognized how the first thing we notice about people is their face, and she wanted to be a part of enhancing and preserving that. Dr. Kim's love for dentistry only grew during her dental school years, as she realized that the profession was a perfect blend of science, art, and health care provision.

Dr. Kim's patient care philosophy is deeply personal and rooted in empathy. She has developed a special bond with elderly patients, often reminded of her own grandfather during interactions with them. Her primary motivation is giving these patients a second chance at joy - restoring their dental function and aesthetics, enabling them to eat and speak comfortably again, and boosting their self-confidence.

Beyond her technical skills, Dr. Kim brings emotional sensitivity to her practice. She's often moved by the transformational journeys of her patients and is not averse to sharing a joyful tear with them. She believes that her work doesn't just restore smiles but gives people their lives back, which she considers the greatest joy of her profession.

Dr. Kim ensures that her patients have a comfortable and supportive experience under her care. She understands the hesitation some may feel about dental procedures and prioritizes making her patients feel at ease. She emphasizes that her goal is not just to treat, but also to educate and empower her patients regarding their dental health.

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Dr. Walter D. Thames

Dr. Walter D. Thames was born and raised in Abilene, a medium sized city in west Texas.  He has three incredible children, daughter Avery, oldest son Josiah, and youngest son Gideon.  He loves being able to share his life with such wonderful and supportive people.

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Dr. Jay Ramirez

Dr. Jay Ramirez is a highly skilled oral surgeon at the Orlando Nuvia Implant Center. With over 14 years of experience in private practice, he has dedicated his career to providing exceptional dental care to his patients. Dr. Ramirez's expertise in dental implant procedures and his commitment to patient satisfaction make him a valuable asset to the Orlando Nuvia Implant Center team.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Ramirez earned his bachelor's degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his medical degree at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Ramirez then underwent his surgical training at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital.

When not at work, Dr. Ramirez is an avid endurance sports enthusiast. He has participated in several triathlons, including Ironman events, and has made it to Nationals three years in a row. As a father to three young daughters, he also enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Dr. Ramirez's passion for dentistry is evident in his patient-centered approach. He has helped countless patients, such as Chelsea, a handicapped patient who required extensive dental work. Dr. Ramirez's dedication to providing her with the best possible care and improving her quality of life showcases his unwavering commitment to his patients.

At the Orlando Nuvia Implant Center, Dr. Ramirez is excited to be a part of a team that works together towards a common goal. He strives to continually hone his skills, mastering dental implant techniques and providing consistent, positive outcomes for his patients. Dr. Jay Ramirez looks forward to meeting you at the Orlando Nuvia Implant Center and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Dr. Wendy Fu

Dr. Wendy Fu is a prosthodontist based in Dallas, TX. She attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During her third year, she developed interest and appreciation for prosthodontics. She saw the discipline as a beautiful combination of biology and art, which required a strong understanding of fundamentals. She continued her education with a three-year residency in prosthodontics at UCSF, where she served as the chief resident during her third year.

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Dr. Venkata Mohan

Dr. Mohan was born and raised in India, where he started his career in dentistry. Wanting to specialize in restorative dentistry, specifically dental implants, Dr. Mohan moved to the United States in 2012.

Dr. Mohan loves working at Nuvia because the processes and technology used to deliver dental implants is unlike anything he had seen or studied in the history of dentistry before. Dr. Mohan finds passion in being able to deliver the perfect shape, color, and material of teeth to his patients in just 24 hours after surgery. He feels this is something that will change the face of dentistry and is excited to be involved in the innovation of dentistry while working with Nuvia.

Dr. Mohan lives with his wife, daughter, and mother - and he loves being able to spend time with his family.

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Dr. Summer Lane

Dr. Summer Lane is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who loves to help create a new smile for patients with full mouth dental implants.

She majored in Biology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Upon completing dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, she spent one year at Louisiana State University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship. Dr. Lane then went on to complete a four-year residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Summer Lane Currently serves the community of Las Vegas at Nuvia Dental Implant Center by providing Permanent Teeth in 24 Hours.

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Dr. Ryan Patel

Dr. Patel is a renowned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon currently based in Alexandria, Virginia at Nuvia Dental Implant Center, a leading establishment revered for its patient-centric approach. After completing his undergraduate studies in North Carolina, he pursued his passion for dentistry at Columbia University, where he also met his beloved wife.With a career spanning prestigious institutions such as MedStar Washington Hospital Center, John Hopkins, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Patel brings an array of profound insights and techniques to Nuvia Dental Implant Center. His precision and perfectionism are the bedrocks of his patient care approach, often likening his commitment to each patient to the love and care he would extend to his own family.An avid advocate of patient-focused care, Dr. Patel is drawn to Nuvia's philosophy of prioritizing people over processes, even while maintaining high-quality procedures. His work at Nuvia enables him to restore vitality and positivity to patients' lives, an impact he finds incredibly rewarding.Outside the clinic, Dr. Patel is a devoted family man, cherishing quality time with his three children and wife. His love for the outdoors is reflected in his hobbies which include golfing, swimming, and biking. In all his roles, Dr. Patel personifies dedication, compassion, and the continual pursuit of excellence

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Dr. Preston Hansen

Dr. Preston Hansen, Nuvia Dental Implant Center’s Chief Clinical Officer, is dedicated to innovation and excellence when it comes to dental implants. Dr Hansen grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah around many relatives who were involved in health sciences and related fields. When it came to choosing a career path, he found that his calling was in dentistry and oral surgery, specifically as a dental implant surgeon. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Hansen attended the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

He then went on to a formal 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at UCSF Fresno where he received some of the most rigorous surgical training available for dentists. He received extensive training in reconstruction and reconstructive surgeries that made the transition to complex dental implants an easier next step. Dr. Hansen is well versed in oral surgeries for trauma reconstruction, pathology, zygomatic and pterygoid implants.

As a dental implant surgeon, Dr. Hansen is highly motivated by the opportunities he has to treat patients and help change their lives for the better through dental implants. In a recent interview, he shared, “You know, building a smile is pretty impactful in human beings”. He continued to explain the subsequent changes in people’s lives after they received dental implants and just how powerful a new smile can be for helping others improve their lives.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Hansen is a family man at heart, finding joy and inspiration in his role as a father. His personal experiences as a parent have further deepened his understanding of the importance of health and well-being, fueling his motivation to make a positive impact in his patients' lives.

He is currently the Clinical Director of Nuvia, ensuring that each of Nuvia's surgeons are provided with adequate training on the full mouth dental implant placement process of delivering permanent teeth in 24 hours.

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Dr. Nathaniel Williams

Dr. Nathaniel Williams: Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and Smile Maker

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Nathaniel Williams has been dedicated to helping patients achieve beautiful smiles and regain their self-confidence. Now based in Atlanta for over five years, Dr. Williams brings his expertise in oral maxillofacial surgery to the community.

Growing up as the oldest of five siblings, Dr. Williams was always engaged in various sports, including track and field, football, basketball, and baseball. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and the importance of a good education. He pursued his passion for biology at Armstrong Atlanta State University in Savannah, where his interest in the medical field blossomed.

Dr. Williams had the opportunity to shadow various doctors in Savannah, which inspired him to attend dental school at the Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing dental school, he pursued a general practice residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Driven to refine his craft further, he went on to complete an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the prestigious Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Married for over 10 years, Dr. Williams met his wife in college and has been supported by her every step of the way. Together, they have three wonderful children who bring joy to his life. Family is a central aspect of Dr. Williams' life, and he values the opportunity to help other families by improving their smiles.

At the core of Dr. Williams' practice is a deep passion for helping people build self-confidence through their smile. He firmly believes that a smile is the gateway to one's heart and can change lives for the better. With his exceptional skills and dedication, Dr. Williams is here to care for you and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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Dr. Mitch Persenaire

Dr. Persenaire graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he realized his passion for restorative dentistry and went on to the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine to complete his postgraduate prosthodontics training.  During his time at UConn SDM he also earned a Master’s Degree by doing research on smile esthetics and ultimately published the findings in a prestigious dental journal.

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Dr. Michael MacWilliam

Dr. Michael MacWilliam obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from UAB School of Dentistry and his Bachelors in Science from the University of Alabama. To further his education, Dr. MacWilliam attended an additional general practice residency in Bessemer, AL that focused on advanced restorative and surgical aspects of dentistry. This residency allowed him to help the underserved while managing complex restorative cases.

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Dr. Nathanial Williams

Dr. Nathaniel Williams: Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and Smile Maker

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Nathaniel Williams has been dedicated to helping patients achieve beautiful smiles and regain their self-confidence. Now based in Atlanta for over five years, Dr. Williams brings his expertise in oral maxillofacial surgery to the community.

Growing up as the oldest of five siblings, Dr. Williams was always engaged in various sports, including track and field, football, basketball, and baseball. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and the importance of a good education. He pursued his passion for biology at Armstrong Atlanta State University in Savannah, where his interest in the medical field blossomed.

Dr. Williams had the opportunity to shadow various doctors in Savannah, which inspired him to attend dental school at the Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing dental school, he pursued a general practice residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Driven to refine his craft further, he went on to complete an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the prestigious Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Married for over 10 years, Dr. Williams met his wife in college and has been supported by her every step of the way. Together, they have three wonderful children who bring joy to his life. Family is a central aspect of Dr. Williams' life, and he values the opportunity to help other families by improving their smiles.

At the core of Dr. Williams' practice is a deep passion for helping people build self-confidence through their smile. He firmly believes that a smile is the gateway to one's heart and can change lives for the better. With his exceptional skills and dedication, Dr. Williams is here to care for you and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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Dr. Matthew Krieger

Originally from Yakima, Washington, Dr. Matthew Krieger was inspired to pursue oral surgery while attending dental school. He has always been driven by the urge to help others and found that the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provided a way to comfortably and efficiently resolve patients’ dental and facial pain, as well as improve facial esthetics through procedures such as dental implant placement.

Dr. Krieger earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Whitworth College in 2006. He completed dental school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2011 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Following dental school, Dr. Krieger completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

While Dr. Krieger has been practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 2015, he has been focused exclusively on the “All on 4” implant procedure since 2019. Dr. Krieger found a true passion for this surgery when he witnessed the life changing effect and profound impact the procedure can have on the health and emotional well being of patients. Dr. Krieger looks forward to delivering this exceptional oral surgery and dental implant care to patients in the Austin community.

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Dr. Kirk Simmonds

Dr. Kirk Simmonds grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Weber State University, Dr. Simmonds attended the University of Louisville school of Dentistry in Kentucky.

He then went on to a formal General Practice Residency at the University of Utah program where he received training in surgery, dental implants, and restoring complex dental implant cases. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he practices at Nuvia Dental Implant Center providing full mouth dental implants to patients.

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Dr. Kerin Jamison

Dr. Kerin M. Jamison grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology, at Centre College in Kentucky. Long before completing her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at University of Louisville School of Dentistry, she developed a fascination for prosthodontics and the precision needed to restore the oral and maxillofacial structures to a healthy state.

While serving in the United States Army, she completed a residency in prosthodontics and obtained a Masters of Science in oral biology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She went on to complete a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral Oncology at Houston’s prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She was a prosthodontic faculty member to the US Army’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Fort Benning, Georgia and  served as an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.        

She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the American Dental Association. While serving in the United States Army, Dr. Jamison received the Army Achievement Medal (2014) and two Army Commendation Medals (2017 and 2020). She currently continues to serve in the United States Army Reserve and holds the rank of Major.          

Dr. Jamison's personal interests are as varied as her professional achievements. Not only is she passionate about providing full mouth dental implants to patients struggling with missing or broken teeth, she is a world champion equestrian and also enjoys playing tennis in her free time. She is a member of The Junior League of Houston and volunteers at The Westview School; a private, non-profit school for children with autism spectrum disorder, and SIRE; a non profit that seeks to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities.

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Dr. Lorron Tokpa

Dr. Lorron Tokpa, Prosthodontist at Nuvia Implant Center, Atlanta

Dr. Lorron Tokpa, affectionately known as "Deputy" by her colleagues and patients, is an accomplished oral surgeon at the Nuvia Implant Center's Atlanta location. Born and raised in Jamaica, Dr. Tokpa's love for the beach and water sports stems from her childhood spent enjoying the outdoors with her two siblings.

After completing her undergraduate studies at her state university, Dr. Tokpa earned her dental degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Her postgraduate journey led her to a general practice residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, a level one trauma center. Here, she gained invaluable experience in facial reconstruction, implants, and treating medically complex patients. Her exceptional performance during her residency earned her the title of "Top Resident" and an invitation to serve as the associate program director of the GPR program.

Dr. Tokpa then transitioned to private practice, where she was recognized as one of the top doctors in Philadelphia for eight consecutive years. Her commitment to excellence in implant placement and restoration has positively impacted countless patients' lives.

In July 2022, Dr. Tokpa relocated to Georgia with her family, following her husband's job at Microsoft. She is a proud mother of two children, who keep her on her toes and bring joy to her life. Dr. Tokpa believes that dentistry is a form of functional art and is passionate about building connections with her patients. She feels humbled and privileged to play a part in each patient's journey towards a healthier, more confident smile.

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Dr. Joseph Levingston

Dr. Levingston grew up in Orange County, California. He earned his Bachelor
of Arts degree in Biological sciences from California State University,
Fullerton, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UCLA
School of Dentistry.


After 28 years of providing gentle, quality dental care in Laguna Beach, CA,
Dr. Levingston and his wife, Lisa, followed their two sons to the sunny and
beautiful valley of the sun! He brings with him extensive experience in the
areas of dental implants, cosmetic and family dentistry. Most of all, Dr.
Levingston enjoys the providing personal attention to his patients, and
considers them his dental family.


Dr. Levingston enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and gardening, as well as
attending sporting events, especially baseball games. He is a lifelong Angels
fan, and spent many weekends in the valley attending spring training games.

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Dr. Jordan Heimer

In the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, patients seeking dental implants and oral surgeons find a trusted partner in Dr. Jordan Heimer and Nuvia Dental Implant Center.

With a profound commitment to patient care and a mastery of oral surgery, Dr. Heimer has established himself as a leading Dental Implant Provider in the region. 

This article delves into the unique qualifications, approach, and services offered by Dr. Heimer, and Nuvia Dental Implant Center. 

Providing insights into why they are an excellent choice for those considering dental implants and oral surgical needs.

Expertise and Education

Dr. Jordan Heimer's journey in the field of oral health began in Rockford, Illinois, where his early interest in medical sciences took root. 

His academic and professional path reflects a deep-seated dedication to achieving and providing excellent oral healthcare. 

Dr. Heimer's foundational education at the University of Georgia, coupled with his dental training in Augusta, laid the groundwork for a career characterized by excellence and innovation.

Choosing a love for full mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Heimer completed a residency in Salt Lake City at the VA Hospital, where he honed his skills in complex surgical and rehabilitation procedures.

This experience not only sharpened his clinical expertise but also deepened his understanding of patient care in challenging cases.

A Focus on Dental Implants and Advanced Oral Surgery

Dr. Heimer's practice is centered on the belief that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.

Focusing primarily on dental implants, Dr. Heimer offers a permanent solution for patients looking to restore their smiles. 

His approach to dental implants goes beyond mere aesthetics; it's about restoring functionality and confidence to his patients.

Understanding that the decision to undergo rehabilitation with the use of dental implants, is significant, Dr. Heimer prioritizes patient education and collaborative decision-making. 

He ensures that every patient is fully informed about their options, the procedure itself, and the care required to maintain their dental implants over the long term.

Advanced Technology and Techniques at Nuvia Dental Implant Center

In the dynamic realm of oral surgery, the adoption of the latest technologies and surgical methodologies is crucial. 

Dr. Jordan Heimer, a distinguished provider at Nuvia Dental Implant Center, leverages state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize dental implant procedures. 

Nuvia's commitment to innovation means that patients benefit from the advanced care. 

Making permanent teeth in just 24 hours a reality.  

Dr. Heimer's expertise, combined with Nuvia's advanced surgical techniques and technology, ensures that every patient receives personalized, efficient, and effective treatment. 

The goal at Nuvia Dental Implant Center is clear:

to offer patients a swift transition to permanent, beautiful teeth, in 24 hours.

A Personalized Approach to Patient Care

What sets Dr. Heimer apart is his personalized approach to patient care. 

Recognizing that each patient's needs and circumstances are unique, he takes the time to understand their concerns, health history, and goals. 

This patient-centric philosophy ensures tailored treatment plans that align with the individual's needs and expectations.

A Pillar of Excellence in Oral Surgery and Community Leadership

Dr. Jordan Heimer's unparalleled dedication extends beyond the meticulous care he provides at Nuvia Dental Implant Center. 

His commitment is twofold: enriching the lives of his patients in Salt Lake City and beyond, and advancing the field of implant rehabilitation through continuous education and mentorship.

Transforming Lives, One Smile at a Time

In Salt Lake City, Dr. Heimer is renowned for his expertise in both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry.

His approach combines cutting-edge technology with a deep, genuine concern for patient well-being,

making him a beacon of hope for those seeking to improve their oral health and quality of life. 

Dr. Heimer's practice is not just about creating beautiful smiles; 

it's about restoring confidence and functionality to his patients, offering them a fresh start.

Patients considering dental implants are in capable hands with Dr. Heimer. 

His dedication to using the latest advancements ensures that every procedure is as effective, comfortable, and swift as possible.

 It's this commitment to excellence that positions him as a leading figure in oral health care, providing a level of service that goes beyond patient expectations.

Advancing the Oral Surgery Community

Dr. Heimer's passion for Implant dentistry is matched by his dedication to professional development, both for himself and the oral surgery community. 

His active involvement in continuing education keeps him at the forefront of dental medicine, ensuring that his patients receive the a high standard of care.

But Dr. Heimer's influence extends far beyond his practice

He is committed to cultivating a new generation of oral surgeons through rigorous training and mentorship. 

By hosting workshops, seminars, and hands-on training sessions, 

Dr. Heimer shares his extensive knowledge and the innovative techniques used at Nuvia Dental Implant Center. 

His teaching is rooted in real-world applications, prioritizing advanced technology and evidence-based practices to elevate patient care.

More than just imparting technical skills, Dr. Heimer instills values of empathy, patient-centered care, and ethical practice in his trainees. 

He believes that skilled clinicians must also be compassionate caregivers, a philosophy that ensures the continuation of quality care in the dental profession.

A Legacy of Care and Excellence

Dr. Heimer's dual commitment to his patients and the broader implant surgery community is reshaping the landscape of dental health. 

By fostering a culture of knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement, he is not merely enhancing the capabilities of individual practitioners; he is elevating the entire field of implant surgery. 

His efforts guarantee that patients everywhere will benefit from effective, efficient, and compassionate care.

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Dr. Jonathan Rosenstein

Dr. Rosenstein obtained an undergraduate bachelor of science in biology from Touro College in Queens, New York, where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He then attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry from which he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his time in dental school, Dr. Rosenstein was inducted into the Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society, as well as the Gamma Pi Delta Honor Society.

Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Rosenstein was accepted into an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in Brooklyn, NY. In the course of his training, Dr. Rosenstein provided OMFS services at multiple hospitals throughout the East Coast, including Brooklyn Hospital, The Brooklyn VA Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Geisinger Medical Center, a level-one regional trauma center in Pennsylvania.

After serving as Chief Resident in his final year of residency, Dr. Rosenstein obtained his certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Rosenstein has authored scholarly works that have been published in both journals and textbooks, including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York State Dental Journal, Dental Clinics of North America, and the European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Now, Dr. Rosenstein provides full mouth dental implants at Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Houston.

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Dr. Jared Slovan

Dr. Slovan grew up in Tucson, AZ. After graduating high school, it was off to Rutgers University where he earned a full football scholarship. Dr. Slovan graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and immediately purchased a private practice in Charleston, SC.    

Dr. Slovan now lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife, Rachel, and their two boys. When he is not helping Nuvia patients change their lives by providing full mouth dental implants. He enjoys traveling, coaching his boys sports teams, and spending time with his family.

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Dr. Jacqueline Chow

Dr. Chow attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Biomedical Engineering with advanced specialization in medical device design and imaging. After volunteering and working with children born with dental abnormalities (Cleft Lip/Palate and Ectodermal Dysplasia), she decided to further her education at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas.

Her desire to treat complex cases and provide high-quality restorative care led her to specialize in Prosthodontics at The Ohio State University. There, she completed the Advanced Prosthodontics residency, where she served as Chief Resident. Her training focused on full mouth rehabilitations, dental implant restorations, CAD/CAM dentistry, and digital implant planning. While in residency, she completed a Master of Science in researching dental implant connection geometries and their effect on implant prosthetics. Dr. Chow is an active member in the American College of Prosthodontics.

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Dr. Jacob Buhler

Dr. Buhler was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in a military family. Dr. Buhler graduated from Utah Valley University on a Cross Country and Track and Field scholarship. After college, he was accepted and received a Military Health Profession Scholarship, in which he then moved to Oklahoma City, OK to attend Dental School at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Following Dental School he was accepted into the San Antonio Military Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program in San Antonio, TX. He is a member of AAOMS and board certified for Diplomate Status of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

When Dr. Buhler is not providing full mouth dental implant restorations, he enjoys many activities in his spare time. He has two children, Matthew and Charlotte, which is where he prefers to spend most of his spare time, hanging out with his children. Dr. Buhler and his kids enjoy the outdoors playing at the park or pool. They also love spending time reading together, and catching up on school day adventures.

Dr. Buhler is an avid runner. Most of his free time delegated to exercising is with his marathon training. His background with collegiate running, and past successes with competitive long distance road racing, have kept his passions soaring high, as he strives to continue to meet goals in the long distance running events. He also enjoys riding his road bike, reading a good book, hiking adventures with his kids, and the swimming pool or lake.

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Dr. Ivan Quintana Hijano

Dr. Ivan Quintana is originally from Cuba and has lived in various states such as Phoenix and Colorado. He currently resides in Houston, Texas and practices Oral Surgery at Nuvia Dental Implant Center.

He loves to help his patients get their lives back by correcting dental issues with full mouth dental implants. He and his fiance enjoy mountain biking and racquetball.

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Dr. Ivan Quintana

Dr. Ivan Quintana is originally from Cuba and has lived in various states such as Phoenix and Colorado. He currently resides in Houston, Texas and practices Oral Surgery at Nuvia Dental Implant Center.

He loves to help his patients get their lives back by correcting dental issues with full mouth dental implants. He and his fiance enjoy mountain biking and racquetball.

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Dr. Isaias Abrego

Dr. Isaias Abrego has a wide academic background with education acquired in top tier universities. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he pursued a 3 year training specialty program in Prosthodontics, Master’s of Science in Dentistry and certification as Dental Technician at Louisiana State University.

During his residency, he emphasized his training in esthetic and digital dentistry. He has been working in the field with more than 6 years of experience. This certifies him as a "Highly Skilled Professional" that performs full mouth rehabilitations and dental implant smile makeovers perfectly balancing esthetics and function.

He has lectured to universities in Latin America and The United States about Smile Design, Digital Dentistry, Esthetics, and Dental Photography.

During his free time he loves spending time with his lovely wife, cooking, and learning about science. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys all sports, especially soccer.

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Dr. Danubio Blen

Dr. Blen is a passionate and skilled dentist at Nuvia Dental Implant Center, with a strong focus on providing the best possible care for his patients. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and raised in various parts of the United States, Dr. Blen is no stranger to diverse environments and cultures. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he brings his wealth of experience to the Nuvia team.

Dr. Blen's journey in dentistry began with a desire to give back and help as many people as possible. His commitment to patient satisfaction and quality of life is evident in his approach to dental care. Dr. Blen believes in treating each patient as an equal and building strong connections with them, walking alongside them on their dental journey.

When Dr. Blen is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his daughter, Fatima Nicole, and connecting with family members in other states through virtual gatherings. He is a fan of the UFC and has a background in martial arts, including boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dr. Blen is also a talented musician, playing various instruments such as guitar, drums, and piano, and enjoys woodcarving as a hobby.

With a warm and caring personality, Dr. Blen is dedicated to providing the best dental care experience for his patients at Nuvia Dental Implant Center. He looks forward to meeting and working with new patients, making their dental journey a beautiful and fulfilling one.

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Dr. Camron Fakhar

Dr. Camron Fakhar is a dual-degree, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida with a degree in Neuroscience, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors). He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and Medical Degree (M.D.) at the prestigious institutions of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, he completed residency training in General Surgery, which included rotations in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Critical Care as well as PGY-1 Level General Anesthesia and Pediatric Anesthesia training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He subsequently completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the same institution, serving as Chief Resident.

Dr. Fakhar’s surgical training was focused on the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including corrective jaw surgery, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, Complex facial trauma/reconstructions as well as adjunctive facial procedures including Botox® and Facial fillers. Heavy emphasis was placed on Dental implants, Complex bone grafting as well as Dentoalveolar surgery and General anesthesia.

In addition to being a key member of the team at Nuvia, Dr. Fakhar has always been involved in his community locally and abroad. His passion for global outreach has led him to participate in dental and medical programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, where he volunteers his time performing general oral surgery procedures, pathology, and cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgeries on children at an eminent hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Fakhar has been an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) and his local state societies. He was past President of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He has had the opportunity to lecture and present around the country and has multiple publications in many topics in the field of surgery, medicine and dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, running races and discovering new golf courses to play.

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Dr. Benjamin Zuniga

You might say surgery runs in the family. I saw my first oral surgery while joining my dad as a youth providing much needed care on a humanitarian trip where he and other dental professionals worked in an underserved population. I furthered that education as I worked in his office as an assistant throughout high-school and college.

As I pursued my degree at Arizona State University, it became clear to me that I wanted to join the dental profession as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. I worked hard to graduate "Summa Cum Laude" (with highest honor) and applied to dental school. My studies took me, my wife, and our small family to California where I attended The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

I was privileged to thrive there under wonderful instruction from mentors who prepared me for and helped me achieve the difficult task of matching to an excellent resident training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Yale New-Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Training was challenging, and the growth was immense for me and for my young family on the East Coast.

It was definitely worth the time and effort as it prepared me for the surgical career I plan to build throughout the rest of my life. I am committed to providing top-tier dental implant care to my patients while enjoying the relationships I build along the way. My wife and I enjoy raising our now large family of 7 children here in Arizona where we love sports, outdoor adventures, taking care of our pets, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets

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Dr. Barrett Beardsley

Dr. Barrett Beardsley was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his undergraduate degree in business at Brigham Young University. He then attended dental school at the University of Southern California, after which he became an active-duty officer in the US Army.

While stationed in San Antonio, Dr. Beardsley completed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Brooke Army Medical Center. His service in the Army has brought him and his family to Seattle, the Mojave Desert and finally back to San Antonio, the city they consider home.

He is married with four children who love being Texans. He enjoys golf, surfing (it is possible in the gulf) and camping with his family. As a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery he is prepared to meet all the dental implant surgical needs our San Antonio patients might have.

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Dr. Alex Isom

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Dr. Alex Isom is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with more than 12 years of experience in the dental field.

He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006 after which he completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Isom married his wife, Heather, in 2003 and they now live in Salt Lake City with their children.

After years placing dental implants, Dr. Isom was thrilled to join the Nuvia team in 2022 and provide permanent teeth in 24 hours.

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Dr. Annoni

Dr. Annoni grew up in Clearwater, FL. She completed her undergraduate education at Georgetown University, where she majored in English with a minor in Biology. After graduating in 2011, she attended Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, where she obtained her degree, Doctor of Dental Surgery. While at Columbia University, Dr. Annoni proved to be a leader by serving as Vice President for the Columbia chapter of the American Student Dental Association, holding a position in the Student Government Association, and being an active member of the Hispanic Student Dental Association.

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Dr. Albert Park

Dr. Albert C. Park is from Vancouver, BC Canada. He attended the University of British Columbia where he received his Bachelor of Human Kinetics. After several years in sales and marketing, he decided to further his education at Howard University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Society.

Dr. Park's desire to treat complex cases and provide highly esthetic restorative care led him to specialize at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Advanced Prosthodontics program in Chicago where he focused on dental implants and implant prosthetics. In his free time, he enjoys playing a variety of recreational sports and is an avid ice hockey fan.

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Dr. Abdul Alhashim

Dr. Alhashim is a Board Certified Prosthodontist with more than 15 years of experience in the dental field.

He completed his residency in prosthodontics at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Alhashim is an avid cyclist and enjoys running, as well. After years of working in private practice and academia, both nationally and internationally, he was thrilled to join the Nuvia team in 2022 and provide not just dental implants, but permanent teeth in 24 hours.

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Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin

Meet Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin, a highly skilled restorative doctor at Nuvia Dental Implants Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Ezzeldin pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia before attending dental school at New York University. After five years in New York, he returned to his home state, drawn by its diversity, vibrant food scene, and the quality of family life.

Always passionate about healthcare, Dr. Ezzeldin's interest in dentistry was sparked during his college years when he shadowed his family dentist. Intrigued by the blend of art and science, he found the hands-on nature of the work deeply fulfilling. After dental school, he completed a comprehensive residency in a hospital setting, gaining extensive knowledge in general dentistry, surgery, and other healthcare-related fields.

Upon completing his residency, Dr. Ezzeldin entered private practice, working in various locations across Northern Virginia and Maryland, including his family dentist's office. After a few years, he established his own dental practice, which he successfully ran for several years.

During his years in practice, Dr. Ezzeldin developed a deep passion for implant dentistry, particularly the transformative 'All-on-4' procedure. The potential of implant dentistry to quickly and dramatically change lives ignited an obsession in him that continues to this day.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Ezzeldin is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time exploring the hobbies of his family members. He's a frequent visitor to the Air and Space Museum with his space-enthusiast daughter, and indulges his son's love for construction and monster trucks with outdoor and sporty activities. He shares his wife's passion for music and poetry, and together they enjoy creating songs, parodies, and impressions.

Looking forward, Dr. Ezzeldin is excited about the growth and expansion of Nuvia Dental Implants Center. His ambition is to change as many lives as possible through the center's work. As a self-confessed tech-nerd, he also looks forward to pushing the technological boundaries to continuously improve on the already excellent services provided at Nuvia.

Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin warmly invites you to get to know him better at Nuvia Dental Implants Center, where he looks forward to understanding your dental needs and contributing positively to your oral health journey.

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Alex Jelicich

Alex Jelicich is a prosthodontist practicing in South Florida.  He went to MIT for his undergraduate education and received his dental degree and prosthodontics certificate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Jelicich loves working on the cutting edge of technology to help deliver beautiful smiles to his patients.  In addition to practicing dentistry, Dr. Jelicich enjoys all types of sports, working on passion projects like learning computer programming, and spending time with his growing family.

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