We are proud to be affiliated with hundreds of dentists who show their dedication to providing children with healthy smiles every day. These highly educated professionals live and work in the areas they serve.
Simply select your state to see some of the men and women who will put a smile on your children’s faces. If you don’t see a dentist who was at your school, they may be camera shy!
Dr. Semma Abdullah
Mandana Akbarian Boroojeni
Dr. Amal Al-Fares
Dr. Margaret Arnold
Dr. Amy Bagley
Dr. Samuel Bever
Dr. Chris Bishop
Dr. Stephen Black
Dr. Stephen Black graduated from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1977. He practiced full time in Brockton, MA until he sold his dental business in 2013. “I can now do more community service activities and public health dentistry. Mobile Dentists has been a great fit for me – I can help kids doing what I love!”
Dr. Black’s first love is his family; his wife Barbara of 40 years, and his three sons – Matthew, Andrew, and Keith. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking, skiing, and taking trips with his family. He stays active in Bridgewater by helping out at local food pantries, parklands, and a Community Emergency Response Team organization.
Dr. Ariel Blanchard
Dascher Branch- Elliman
Dr. Andrew Brooks
Dr. Arlene Cotas
Dr. Charles Deigert
I attended the University of Maryland Dental School. After graduation, I served for 3 years in the United States Navy. After 37 years in private practice I retired in 2017. I enjoy helping our patients have healthy dental habits and seeing their smiling faces. I enjoy playing golf as often as I can with my friends.
Dr. Samuel Domsky
My family has a long tradition of working with children. Both my parents were school teachers, and in the summer they ran day camps for kids, where I worked many summers as a camp counselor. My oldest daughter is a school guidance counselor and my youngest daughter lives in New York and works as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. Before working with Smile Pennsylvania, I was the school dentist in my township. I enjoy traveling to different schools throughout Pennsylvania along with the talented Smile Pennsylvania staff to help children who otherwise would not get the dental care they desperately need. A fun fact about myself – I wrote comedy for radio shows and performed in a comedy group that did custom fit shows for companies, many in the health care industry.
Dr. Whitney Fleming
Dr. Irama Forbes
Dr. Lan Gegenheimer
Dr. Judy Gerson
As a senior at Shaker Heights High School, I knew that I wanted to be a dentist, and for my senior project I chose to work at my dentist’s office. I picked dentistry because I like to work with my hands, and I enjoy its combination of art and science. I help people chew better, speak with confidence, and look better with a nice healthy smile. I was the first woman dentist in Solon and had my own office there for 18 years. I am the proud mother of 3 grown up daughters and in my free time I like to knit, read, travel, and take my dog, Cleo, for a walk.
Dr. Timothy Gould
Dentistry is a large part of my family history. My grandfather started his dental practice in 1920. My father began in 1950, and I began in 1981. My brother and sister are also both in the field. I graduated from Grove City College for undergrad, and the University of Pittsburgh for dental school. I completed my residency at Montefiore Hospital. Working for Smiles Programs directly fulfills my purpose for working in dentistry. My interests have always been to help people who have limited access to receiving quality dental care.
Dr. Mark Gray
Dr. Lindsey Gross
Dr. Alan Handler
Dr. Ginly Hilton
Dr. Peter Jackson
I grew up on the seacoast of New Hampshire. I liked my family dentist a lot and he influenced me in deciding to attend Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a great privilege to be part of Smile Programs. I enjoy meeting all the wonderful kids and teachers at schools throughout Pennsylvania. I love sports and in my spare time I enjoy being a PIAA basketball official. I have two cats named Bennie and Jack. My wife Becky is a small animal veterinarian. Fun fact about myself – I played the baritone saxophone in a ska band called “Super Breakout” in high school. We only had two performances before we broke up.
Dr. Albert Kaspor
“I’ve had 31 years of family practice and have always enjoyed relating to the children. It’s my honor and privilege to provide to your children the best that preventative dentistry has to offer with the convenience of service at their schools.”
Dr. Debra Kennedy
I am a general dentist in the city of Los Angeles and I completed my dental education at the University of Southern California. I became a dentist because I enjoy both the Art and Science in the field. Furthermore, I enjoy patient interaction and providing care when needed. I joined Big Smiles because I enjoy working with the pediatric population and find it extremely rewarding. During my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Some of my hobbies include traveling, playing sports, hiking, going to the movies and relaxing by the beach. A fun fact about me is I make animal noises.
Kyoung Hee Lee
Dr. Nicole Meadows
A 1987 graduate from UD Mercy Dental School and a 1997 graduate of the Masters in Science Business Administration from Madonna, she currently has a private practice in West Bloomfield, and on her day off she loves working for Big Smiles. She thinks the kids are so fun and enjoys teaching them about dental health. She believes education is the most valuable asset you can provide a child. Dr. Meadows is married with 2 children, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.
Dr. Carolina Moura
I always knew I wanted to be a dentist. My father was a dentist and I loved working at his office. I saw how much he helped people and how he was able to change lives by giving people the smiles they always wanted. I’m married with 3 young boys. They are so fun and such a handful. They make me tired and grateful and fill my life with joy. I love backpack hiking up in the mountains.
Dr. John Mustian
Dr. Miroszlav Nemet DMD
I am 2001 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. I have been interested in dentistry from a very young age, and hopefully my interaction with the kids will inspire a whole new generation of future dentists and the development of lifelong good oral health.
An Ngoc Nguyen-Wong
Dr. Courtenay Olney
My story is a long one with adventures, historical events, famous and infamous people. I am a graduate of the Citadel in South Carolina and The University of Louisville School of Dentistry. I am married to a wonderful wife with three terrific kids (all finally married) and two fantastic grandchildren, so far. I served with distinction and honor as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, but I grew weary of not being with my family, so I left the Corps to become a dentist at the suggestion of a family member who was a dentist himself. I established a solo general practice in Bowling Green, KY where I have lived the last 30 years and have the remembrance of treating the rich and the poor, young and old alike. I helped establish and work two free dental clinics in my city and worked there for a time. I have been a leader in my state’s dental service in which I headed or was a member of key committees in my society. I also acted as a speaker at many clubs and organizations and helped develop an anti-smokeless tobacco campaign for the state. I really enjoyed presenting dental education every year for the local schools and had a great time talking and interacting with the kids of all ages. I closed my practice after 26 years and went to Wisconsin to help one of the Indian tribes there but was asked to work in another dental corporation where I stayed until I recently left this past summer. I was then recruited by Big Smiles and found I really enjoy this job more than all my previous others. I love working with the children and feel like I am part of a long showing of “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. I am committed to doing well and serving each of our State’s school needs with energy and joy! Fun Facts About Myself – I was awarded a medal by the Marine Corps for saving the life a spouse who tried to commit suicide following the notification of her husband’s death from the Beirut Bombing and I helped her recover to a normal life. I had the opportunity to sing with the “Robert Shaw Chorale” and I was a keynote speaker at the return of one of the Iranian hostages.
Dr. Essence Page
Dr. Page graduated form USC School of Dentistry in 2012. She then served as a Captain in the United States Army with her retirement in 2016. She has been working with Big Smiles ever since. Dr. Page became a dentist to help underserved populations and ensure quality dental care is available to everyone. When Dr. Page isn’t drilling and filling, she does pilates and cycling. She loves good food, music and exploring Los Angeles. Dr. Page comes from a large family and is the middle child of 3 boys and 3 girls.
Dr. Dennis M Petricoin DDS
“In my 47 years practicing dentistry, treating these young children has been the most rewarding and satisfying experience. It is my privilege to be part of this fantastic program.”
Dr. Cathy L. Rearden
Dr. Rearden is a native Philadelphian, and a 25 year retired CAPTAIN of the United States Navy. Dr. Rearden received her BA in Biology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and DDS degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Rearden is a flutist, African djembe drummer, and loves line dancing. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Rearden resides in Chesapeake, Virginia with her adult son and daughter and adorable granddaughter.
Dr. Crystal Rodriguez
Dr. Larry Shapiro
For almost a decade, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with a group of top notch dental professionals. Together we provide the very best school based dental health care to hundreds if not thousands of children of all ages with varying dental needs. For many students, our mobile dental teams are the only source available they have for achieving and maintaining good dental health. The interaction I have and the ability to help so many great kids has and continues to be a truly remarkable and rewarding experience.
Dr. Jada Speller
I became a dentist because my Godmother was a Pediatric Dentist. I admire her so much for how she made her little patients so comfortable and at ease. I said to myself in 8th grade “That is so cool how she can help those babies feel so at ease.” I love to walk along Chicago lakefront and now I am cycling.
Dr. Edis Wu
Dr. Ron Zeidler
Dr. Zeidler is an experienced, skilled dentist providing state-of-the-art care to patients throughout the Los Angeles area. Born in Israel, Dr. Zeidler emigrated in 1972 with his parents and younger sister, settling in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from University High School in West Los Angeles in 1979, Dr. Zeidler went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1984. With his undergraduate degree under his belt, Dr. Zeidler knew just what his next step would be: He would follow in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents, all of whom enjoyed careers in medicine and dentistry. In 1989, Dr. Zeidler graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Between 1990 to 1997, Dr. Zeidler served as an assistant professor on the faculty at USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology. Dr. Zeidler opened his own general private dental practice, Zeidler & Zeidler Dental Group INC. in Century City on the west side of Los Angeles in 1990 and has been practicing ever since. Zeidler & Zeidler Dental Group, specialized in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. Currently we are very privileged to have Dr. Ron Zeidler join our team as we strive to provide the best care available today. In addition to providing top-quality care to his patients, Dr. Zeidler has currently joined the faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry and is participating in community outreach programs, offering dental care as a volunteer dentist at the Los Angeles Free Clinic (Saban Community Clinic), and for underserved children in the Los Angeles Area. Throughout his career, Dr. Zeidler has remained dedicated to helping his patients get the best dental care possible in an office equipped with the latest technology and using the most advanced techniques. Patient care, comfort and quality are his top priorities. When not helping patients achieve the healthiest teeth and gums possible, Dr. Zeidler enjoys music, skiing, travel, windsurfing and auto racing. He also enjoys spending time with his family in Sherman Oaks, including his four daughters, Zoe, Mia, Ava and Noa.
Dr. Viacheslav Zoubstov
Dr. Slava Zoubtsov
When I was young I lived in a very rural area with only one dentist serving a really big area, and that person actually inspired me to go into dentistry. In that sense, working with Big Smiles gave me the opportunity to serve and help a much larger group of people than I could imagine. My hobby beyond dentistry is learning foreign languages and traveling with my wife and two sons.