Fall Issue of Incisal Edge Profiles 2021 Recipients of the Dental Magazine’s Signature ‘40 Under 40’ Award for Young Dentists

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Ideas, advice and award winners arrive in one glamorous package with the fall issue of the only dental magazine that continually tracks the nation’s top practitioners. Beginning with a Philadelphia-skyline-inspired portrait, Incisal Edge introduces recipients of its signature “40 Under 40” award for young dentists. From there, discussions with more brilliant achievers include the Los Angeles Lakers official dentist, an oral surgeon/life coach/author who helps women and minorities achieve their professional dreams, and the Incisal Edge“40 Under 40,” to name a few.

Get the highlights at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com.

In the fall issue of Incisal Edge, dental professionals will learn tips on creating a dental brand that harmonizes with its neighborhood vibe, buying or selling a practice, and updating dental fees regularly.

The issue offers insight from:

  • Mouthguard expert Dr. Ray Padilla, the official dentist for UCLA’s athletic teams – and a modest little basketball franchise known as the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Cathy Hung, who aims to increase the number of females in her specialty with bestseller, Behind Her Scalpel: Practical Guide and Stories by Women Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Dr. Laura Holena, a dentist whose rare brain condition equips her with the skills to provide uncommon care for special-needs dental patients
  • America’s top young dentists, the Incisal Edge40 Under 40 honorees, listed below.

The magazine’s print edition is distributed quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine and available with exclusive bonus content in digital format at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com.

2021 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 Honorees in the General Dentist category include:

  • Rosemary Ahanor, DDS, Reston, Virginia 
  • Hannah Isabel Alexander, DDS, Smyrna, Georgia 
  • Ahmed Alkholeidi, DDS, Friendswood, Texas 
  • Ryan Allen, DDS, FAGD, Farmington, Utah 
  • Brian M. Baliwas, DDS, San Francisco, California
  • Czarina Baloy, DDS, MHPE, Los Angeles, California 
  • Cody Boals, DMD, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Alexa Johnson, DMD, Colorado Springs, Colorado 
  • Stephen Brand, DMD, Kingston, Pennsylvania 
  • Jessica Brereton Peterkin, DMD, Phoenix, Arizona 
  • Michael A. Brooks Jr., DDS, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
  • Katharine Ann Burton, DMD, North Providence, Rhode Island 
  • Courtney Cleary, DMD, Haddonfield, New Jersey 
  • Tiffany Danyal, DDS, Clarkston, Michigan 
  • Jeremiah C. Davis, DDS, MBA, FAGD, FICOI, Fayetteville, North Carolina 
  • Viraj Desai, DMD, Austin, Texas 
  • Taher Dhoon, DMD, Greeley, Colorado 
  • Bansi Doescher, DMD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
  • Roger Flippen, DDS, Houston, Texas 
  • Jonah Foutz, DDS, Albuquerque, New Mexico 
  • Kevin Groth, DDS, FAGD, Bingham Farms, Michigan
  • Jordyn Hollingsworth, DMD, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Tesa Jolly, DDS, Pulaski, Tennessee 
  • Adam Koppelman, DMD, MICOI, New York, New York 
  • John Kurzawa, DDS, Akron, Ohio 
  • Jennifer Loveland, DMD, High Point, Cornelius, Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS, El Paso, Texas, Chaparral, New Mexico  
  • Abhishek Pandit, DMD, MPH, Royersford, Pennsylvania 
  • Juhee Park, DDS, Laguna Beach, California 
  • Joshua A. Parry, DMD, Murrysville,Pennsylvania 
  • Keleigh Quimby Lascari, DDS, Covington, Louisiana 
  • Tyler Scott, DDS, Loudonville, Ohio 
  • Priyanka Seekand, DMD, Marietta,Conyers, Georgia 
  • Amanda M. Sheehan, DDS, DICOI, MAGD, D.ABDSM, Waterford, Michigan
  • Ryan Skale, DDS,ABCDSM, FAACP,Northbrook, Illinois
  • Charles Sutera, DMD, FAGD, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Andrew Swiatowicz, DDS, DABDSM, FAGD, Wilmington, Delaware 
  • James R. Tejada, DDS, Spring, Texas and
  • Samantha L. Tejada, DDS, Spring, Texas 
  • Anchita Venkatesh, DMD, Oakland, California 
  • Alex Yen, DDS, Palo Alto, California 
  • Justin Yun, DMD, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Caroline Zeller, DDS, Salem, Milwaukee, Portland, Beaverton, Tillamook, Oregon 

2021 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 Honorees in the Dental Specialist category include:

  • JJaclyn Bae, DDS, Lititz, Pennsylvania
  • Laura Barunas, MD, DMD, MS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lacey Bowen, DDS, Centennial, Colorado
  • Anna Brunetti, DMD, MDS, Livingston, New Jersey
  • Nabeel Cajee, DDS,MICOI, Manteca, California
  • Norman Chen, DDS, Burbank, California
  • Stella Chukwu, DDS, MS, Washington, DC
  • Tripp Cockerham, DDS, MSD, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Krystle Dean-Duru, DDS, Ashburn, Virginia
  • Joseph K. Diminick, DMD, MS, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • J. Dylan Everett, DDS, MS, Lubbock, Texas
  • Karin Grinbaum, DDS, New York, New York
  • Liel Grinbaum, DMD, New York, New York
  • Emily Hahn, DDS, Town and Country, Missouri
  • Tyler D. Hanks, DMD,MPH, Millcreek, Utah
  • Misee Harris,DMD, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Jason Hsieh, DDS, MBA, Katy, Texasand
  • Heather Luong, DDS, MBA, Katy, Texas
  • Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH,MMSc, Joplin, Missouri
  • Edmund, Khoo, BDSc (Hons), ABO, FICD, FACD, New York, New York
  • Bob Kumra DDS, Washington, DC, Stafford, Virginia
  • Gabriela F. Lagreca, DDS,FACP, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Megan Lenahan, DDS, MDS, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD, White River Junction, Vermont
  • Denise Maniakouras, DDS,MS, Frankfort, Illinois
  • Daniel Narain, DMD, Brooklyn, New York, South Orange, New Jersey, New York, New York, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Noah P. Orenstein, DMD, MDSc, FACP, Newton, Massachusetts 
  • Vanessa Peterson, DDS, MS, Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Catherine Pham, DDS, MPH, Burbank, California
  • Sarunphorn Rasamimari, DMD, Long Island City, New York
  • Tatiya Ungphakorn, DDS, Long Island City, New York
  • Brad W. Ray, DDS, FRCD(C), Plattsburgh, New York
  • Chad Rebhun, DMD, Mullica Hill, Moorestown, Voorhees, New Jersey
  • Julia Servetnik, DMD and
  • Chun Yin Wong, DMD, Cypress, Texas
  • Joey Sessums, DMD, Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • Michael D. Sock, DMD, MD, FACS, Doylestown, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • Jeremiah Sturgill, DMD, MPH, DHED, Johnson City, Tennessee and
  • Riley Sturgill, DMD, MSD, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Neil Uffner, DMD, MS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Laura J. Westover, DDS, MSBS, Mentor, Ohio
  • Jacqueline E. Zamani, DDS, New York, New York

Incisal Edge Signature Awards: The “40 Under 40”

The fall issue of Incisal Edge, published by Benco Dental since 1997, celebrates “40 Under 40” award recipients for the 11th consecutive year through a series of profiles in its editorial coverage. In 2019, the volume of nominations resulted in an expansion of the awards to two categories, General Dentists and Dental Specialists. Fewer than 600 of America’s best young dentists have earned this prestigious designation, including the 2021 inductees — 45 women and 40 men from 29 states— listed here.

View a database of Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 alumni here.

The final “40 Under 40” list includes innovative and passionate young professionals in dentistry across the United States. Hundreds of individuals are nominated by industry experts and vetted by an independent panel to select the final honorees. Entries for the 2022 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 competition will be accepted through February 21, 2022. For details, visit: https://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/contests/

Incisal Edge is focused on helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing worlds of healthcare and business. To be inspired by excellence in dentistry, visit: http://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/

About Incisal Edge

Incisal Edge magazine is dedicated to helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing world of healthcare and business. Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge curates the industry’s most progressive thought leadership to compellingly deliver the latest in dental innovations and the people behind them. Known for its “40 Under 40 — America’s Best Young Dentists,” which highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content includes “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry,” plus columns and features packed with sharp advice, expert success tips on everything from marketing to operations, and the latest clinical advances and essential tools for practicing and living smarter. Incisal Edge magazine’s print edition reaches 130,000 readers quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine. Incisaledgemagazine.com leads with dynamic visuals and follows with exclusive web content, an improved mobile experience, and a centralized nomination hub for the magazine’s signature awards.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental is Driving Dentistry Forward with innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Industry firsts include Painless electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisit open architecture CAD/CAM. Over 1,500 dedicated associates, including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians, serve customers at locations nationwide. Independent since 1930, Benco Dental is one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma and among Pennsylvania Best Places to Work for 12 of 15 prior years.


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