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Founded in 2014, Dentaly.org is the largest source of free and independent information on dental care and oral health problems.

The Dentaly Team & Contributors

The result of collaboration between dentists, health writers and web specialists, Dentaly.org brings together experts who have decided to pool their skills and knowledge to make it easier for everyone to access dental information.
Dentists, Experts and Specialists
Dr. Joshua Hong
Dr. Joshua
Doctor of Dental Surgery and Expert Contributor
Dr. Joshua Hong runs a Cosmetic Dental Clinic in Goodyear, AZ with a singular focus on creating true value for patients.
Dr. Antony Smith
Dr. Antony Smith
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Smith practiced dentistry for almost three decades, focusing on prevention and minimally invasive procedures. He has developed a free app, teeth4life, to help patients track their oral health.
Dr. Peter Guirguis
Dr. Peter
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Peter Guirguis is the lead clinitian and owner of Definitive Dental. He attended Kansas City School of Dentistry before moving to Texas with his wife in 2013. There he bought his practice with the vision of being the trusted expert in all aspects of general dentistry.
Dr. Hunter Dawson
Dr. Hunter
Prosthodontist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Dawson is nationally recognized in his field with multiple publications in areas of complex implant rehabilitations using digital workflows and guided implant surgery. He regularly lectures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Fatina
Dr. Fatina
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Fatina specializes in children's dentistry. She is passionate about working with children and patients with special needs.
Dr. Yusupov
Dr. Yusupov
Orthodontist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Yusupov is one of the professional orthodontists that have extensive three-year post-doctoral training in the latest techniques such as Temporary Anchorage devices, Invisalign, Innovation Clear braces, Damon and Speed Systems.
Dr. John Grill
Dr. John
Biological and Holistic Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. John Grill graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He began studying Biological and Holistic Dentistry in 1988 with Dr. Hal Huggins, one of the foundational organizers and teachers of Biological Dentistry.
Dr. Marshall Kurtz
Dr. Marshall
Oral Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Kurtz is on staff at the prestigious Middlesex Hospital and is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Suzanna Sayegh
Dr. Suzanna
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Suzanna Maria Sayegh has a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Aesthetic and Prosthetic Dentistry. She provides high-quality, minimally invasive dental care to each patient, respecting their individual goals and needs.
Dr. Ryan Lloyd
Dr. Ryan
Dental Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Lloyd is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. His career started with the U.S. Navy as a general dentist before completing an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Shane Porter
Dr. Shane
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Porter graduated at the top of his class at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He served as an officer in the United States Army Dental Corps and is board certified by the American Board of General Dentistry.
Dr. Paul Koshgerian
Dr. Paul
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Koshgerian is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He earned acceptance into the prestigious oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Travis R. Willey
Dr. Travis
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Travis R. Willey graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. He works at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Fort Collins, CO where he specializes in Family, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry.
Dr. Clarke Stevens
Dr. Clarke
Orthodontist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Stevens is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontists. As an assistant professor, he founded the dentofacial program at the University of Nebraska and has taught at the Creighton University Dental College.
Dr. Randy Martin
Dr. Randy
Doctor and Contributing Author
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, PhD, LAc, in practice since 1983, is an authority on holistic health and has a national reputation for resolving the most difficult health issues. People from all over the country seek Dr. Martin’s advice, both short and long-term, to heal their bodies holistically.
Dr. Igal Elyassi
Dr. Igal
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Igal Elyassi and his team specialize in cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as sleep apnea and Invisalign. He is a notable figure in the dental community and is an active member of the American and California Dental Associations.
Dr. Fanar Swaida
Dr. Fanar
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Fanar Swaida graduated from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He currently practices at Rockwest Dental Clinic Mississauga in Ontario Canada, where he offers excellent care and emphasizes his patients' comfort.
Dr. Rashmi Byakodi
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Rashmi Byakodi is a dentist and a health and wellness writer who aims to spread awareness about health through her words.
Dr. Michael G. Long
Doctor of Dental Surgery and Expert Contributor
Dr. Michael G. Long is a family dentist in Fresno, CA committed to providing comfortable and comprehensive family dental care.
Dr. Ania Mohelicki
Dr. Ania
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Ania Mohelicki has been practicing dentistry since 1994. She received her Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota and now runs her own practice in Boulder, Colorado. She continues her dental education at the Las Vegas Institute.
Dr. Catalina Botero
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Catalina Botero has two dentistry degrees from Colombia and the US. She's also a registered certified dental hygienist. She loves helping children learn have healthy mouths, which she does every day at her clinic L'il Sunshine Smiles Dentistry.
Dr. Rick Kapitan
Dr. Rick
Oral Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Kapitan is a board-certified oral surgeon and an international leader in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. Dr. Kapitan also founded the Cleft Out Foundation which helps families pay for medically necessary cleft lip and palate care.
Dr. Koch
Dr. Koch
Orthodontist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Koch is a board-certified orthodontist committed to keeping himself current with the latest in orthodontic treatment and technology at Koch Orthodontics at Lawrenceville and Loganville, GA.
Dr. John Will
Dr. John
Children's Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. John Will is a graduate of the Loma Linda University Dental School. He specialises in children's dentistry at his practice in Charlottesville, VA.
Dr. Nammy Patel
Dr. Nammy
Holistic Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Nammy Patel is a graduate of the University of Southern California and a recognized leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and holistic health into dentistry.
Dr. Azad Eyrumlu
Dr. Azad
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr Azad Eyrumlu, DDS, DMD, MSc, specialized in implantology at FAPI University in Sao Paolo in cooperation with the Paris Rene University. His philosophy is to treat his patients with a “Total Solution” implant approach.
Dr. Caitlin Batchelor
Dr. Caitlin
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Caitlin Batchelor operates a dental practice in Harrisonburg, VA. She believes a healthy and beautiful smile can change a patient’s life!
Dr. Stephen Levy
Dr. Stephen
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Stephen Levy practices at Ellicott City Smile Care, specializing in cosmetic procedures, restorative prosthodontics and implants.
Dr. Kevin Varley
Dr. Kevin
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Kevin Varley received his Doctor of Dentistry from the Colorado School of Dentistry. Today he specializes in advanced family, cosmetic and implant dentistry at his practice, Stonebrook Family Dental in Aurora, CO.
Dr. Brandon Murri
Dr. Brandon
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Brandon M. Murri is originally from Southeastern Idaho and a graduate from BYU. He works at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies in Fort Collins, CO and continues his dental education when he's not on the golf course.
Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle
Dr. Megan
Peterson Boyle
Cosmetic Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle practices cosmetic dentistry at Dental Studio 101. She provides anxiety-free services including treatment with Invisalign invisible braces.
Dr. Robert Berry
Dr. Robert
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Robert Berry is a member of the National Guard and graduated dental school from West Virginia University. He is passionate about helping communities in need, and has gone on humanitarian trips to Nicaragua and the Navajo Nation.
Dr. Gary Salwin
Dr. Gary Salwin
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Gary Salwin is the lead dentist int he Glendale Dental Group. The Glendale team specializes in emergencies but services also range from cosmetic to implant dentistry.
Dr. David Park
Dr. David
Oral Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Park is a board-certified surgeon and physician who has received several awards for his academic and personal achievements. Dr. Park received his medical degree from the University of Louisville where he also completed an internship in general surgery.
Dr. Eyad Tariq
Dr. Eyad
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Eyad Tariq is a dentist from KSA with an interest in cosmetic dentistry. He believes that all patients have the right to an amazing smile and does medical volunteering work in his spare time.
Dr. Junaid Tariq
Dr. Junaid Tariq
Medical Doctor and Content Writer
Dr. Junaid Tariq is a medical doctor and professional content creator and copywriter. He spends his time as a medical doctor at a local hospital and writing medical articles on a wide range of topics.
Dr. Adrienne Hedrick
Dr. Adrienne
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Hedrick is a dentist in Longmont, Colorado that specializes in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, and full mouth rehab.
Dr. Rooz Khosravi
Dr. Rooz
Dr. Rooz Khosravi is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontcs and an assistant professor of orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Washington. He is an expert in aligner therapy for adults, teens and children.
Dr. Jared Brown
Dr. Jared
Oral Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Brown is a board-certified, dual-degree oral surgeon and physician who feels honored to care for his patients and improve their confidence. He graduated cum laude from Creighton University and was honored to be inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Eric Wood
Dr. Eric
Oral Surgeon and Contributing Expert
Dr. Wood earned his DDS from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Dr. Kirrin Punia
Dr. Kirrin
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Kirrin Punia is the lead clinician and owner of Fresh Smile Clinic. She has trained alongside some of the most renowned dentists in the UK, and specialises in implant surgery and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Alexie Aguil
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Alexie Aguil specializes in state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments at his private practice in LA, Exquisite Dentistry.
Dr. Joseph Salim
Dr. Joseph
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Joseph Salim DMD is a NYC cosmetic and sleep apnea dentist, as well as a botox specialist. He studied at Lutheran Medical Center in New York and in 1996 he founded Sutton Place Dental Associates a multi-specialty dental practice.
Dr. Michael Reshad
Dr. Michael
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Michael Reshad DDS is a periodontist and implant specialist from NYC and currently works for Sutton Place Dental Associates. Dr. Reshad is a former Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at NY University.
Dr. Greg Nalchajian
Dr. Greg
Orthodontist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Nalchajian worked as an aerospace engineer before earning his dental degree at USC and his certificate in orthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY. As an expert in the field he helps other orthodontists improve their practices.
Dr. Rhonda Kalasho
Dr. Rhonda
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Rhonda Kalasho is LA’s go-to Dentist. She is a double board-certified Dentist who is highly regarded for her aesthetic and surgical workmanship. She is one of a handful of dentists who have completed advanced residency training in full mouth reconstruction and hospital dentistry.
Dr. Mahesh Dholariya
Dr. Mahesh Dholariya
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Dholariya earned his DDS at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio. He has his own practice, Kyle Parkway Dentistry, and spends his free time providing free care to those who need it.
Dr. Ashley Niles
Dr. Ashley Niles
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Ashley Niles's goal is to help her community access quality health care. She specializes in comprehensive and community based oral health and is commited to offering the highest quality dentistry and to caring for the environment through sustainable practices.
Dr.‏‏‎ Angela Evanson
Dr.‏‏‎ Angela
Dentist and Contributing Expert
Dr. Angela S. Evanson obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed a pediatric mini-residency at the University of the Pacific Dental School. Dr. Evanson has provided quality dental care since 1994. She currently practices dentistry at Angela Evanson DDS in Parker, Colorado.
Alexa Rose
Content Writer
Alexa Rose is a writer and editor with experience researching and creating content for the field of dentistry. Her writing is always well researched and engaging, with actionable information about oral health.
Anastasia Romaha
Web Developer
Professional web developer with over six years of relevant experience.
Dr.‏‏‎ Gina‏‏‎ Liggio‏‏‎ ‎Maestri
Dr.‏‏‎ Gina‏‏‎ Liggio‏‏‎
Doctor of Dental Surgery and Contributing Expert
Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri is an award-winning dentist at Maestri Dental. She specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as implant dentistry and Invisalign. She helps patients feel at ease at the dentist with her compassionate care.
Amanda Napitu
Content Manager
Amanda specialises in creating informative content about healthcare and dentistry. She has been a regular contributor to Dentaly.org since 2017.
Sukriti Taneja
Sukriti Taneja
Content Writer
Sukriti is a content writer specializing in the healthcare niche. She is an ex-software engineer who's given up IT for writing full-time. She's been writing for 7 years and regularly creates optimized and targeted content for multiple domains including health, technology, education, entertainment, and more.
Bob Porter
Content writer
Born in Minnesota but now based in Spain, Bob Porter is a content writer currently focusing on dental health. He has a passion for the exchange of ideas, as well as a love for music, food, and watching things grow
Natalie Asmussen
Content Writer
Natalie used to work as a Community Health Worker and Health Insurance Navigator. She continues to follow her passion for connecting people with the healthcare they need by writing informative content about dentistry and medicine.


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