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Work experience

Aug 2012Present

Owner

Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry

Our Team is committed to provide superior comprehensive dental services comfortably to our patients. It is important to us that we help guide our patient's oral health with the right foundation which ensures them to carry habits throughout their lives that are necessary and beneficial for their overall health. We believe that every child should have a dental home, and we are here to serve all of our patients with the care, respect and compassion that they deserve.

Dec 2013Present

Owner

West Olive Pediatric Dentistry

Our Team is committed to provide superior comprehensive dental services comfortably to our patients. It is important to us that we help guide our patient's oral health with the right foundation which ensures them to carry habits throughout their lives that are necessary and beneficial for their overall health. We believe that every child should have a dental home, and we are here to serve all of our patients with the care, respect and compassion that they deserve.

Dec 2014Present

Owner

Desert Valley Pediatric Dentistry

Our Team is committed to provide superior comprehensive dental services comfortably to our patients. It is important to us that we help guide our patient's oral health with the right foundation which ensures them to carry habits throughout their lives that are necessary and beneficial for their overall health. We believe that every child should have a dental home, and we are here to serve all of our patients with the care, respect and compassion that they deserve.

Jun 2007Aug 2012

Pediatric Dentist

My Kidz Dentist

Work with a great team of people as we help out a lot of children.

We believe it is a privilege to treat children and that we have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in their lives. We are committed to excellence in total oral care for infants, children and those with special needs. Our mission is to ensure that each child and family receive respect, support and the finest dental care and orthodontic treatment in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is that each visit to our dental home is an educational and positive experience.

Jun 2004Jun 2006

General Dentist

Chaim Wexler D.D.S.

Practiced as a general dentist with my dental school professor. Focused on CEREC dentistry.

Jun 2004Jun 2005

General Dentist

Morningside Dental Associates

My first experience in private practice dentistry at a Columbia University dental clinic.

Education

Jun 2005Jun 2007

Pediatric Dentistry Certificate

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center

The Montefiore Medical Center Residency in Pediatric Dentistry is a hospital-based program that offers an unusually broad exposure to all components of pediatric dentistry. In addition to providing general dental care for the Department’s young patients, you will gain extensive experience in providing care for developmentally disabled and medically compromised children and adolescents. The primary emphasis through all of these activities is to integrate clinical experience with didactic knowledge.

Jun 2004Jun 2005

A.E.G.D.

Columbia University

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program is a one year residency program whose purpose is to develop and enhance the didactic knowledge, clinical skills, and related professional interests of the recently graduated dental student while stressing the general dental care of complex medically compromised and developmentally disabled hospitalized patients. The second-year position offers additional responsibilities in administration, teaching and research, and additional training for proficiency in clinical general dentistry.

Aug 2000May 2004

D.D.S.

Columbia University

The School of Dental and Oral Surgery traces its origin to 1852, as the New York College of Dentistry, later the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery. In 1916 Columbia University, recognizing dentistry as an integral part of the health sciences, established its own school of dental education and absorbed both the New York Post-graduate School of Dentistry and the New York School of Dental Hygiene. In 1923, the New York College of Dentistry merged with the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery to form the present School of Dental and Oral Surgery of Columbia University. In January 2006, the School of Dental and Oral Surgery was renamed the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Aug 2000Aug 2001

M.S.

University of Massachusetts

The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program provides graduate training in virtually all aspects of biological sciences. The program serves as an umbrella program that builds close ties among its ~100 faculty members in various departments, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages interdisciplinary research. Research falls broadly into three areas based on faculty interests - Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Biomedicine. In many cases, faculty research overlaps these interdisciplinary areas. Most students admitted to the MCB program have obtained a bachelor's degree in basic sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or mathematics).

Aug 1996May 2000

B.S.

University of Massachusetts

UMass Amherst is the flagship and the largest of the UMass campuses, as well as the first established. Like many colleges and universities, Massachusetts Agricultural College (as it was originally called) the Amherst campus was founded as a land-grant college in 1863, receiving initial start-up funding as part of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. It became Massachusetts State College in 1931, and University of Massachusetts in 1947. The library system is the largest state-supported library system in New England with over 6.1 million items. The campus has many architecturally distinctive buildings commissioned by the Commonwealth and designed by world-renowned architects.UMass Amherst offers a variety of academic and co-curricular options. Ninety-three percent of the 1,174 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields. The campus has 21,373 undergraduates and offers 86 bachelor's degree programs.

May 1997Sep 1997

E.M.T.- M.A.S.T.

Northeastern University

The precise meaning of the term varies by jurisdiction, but in many countries EMTs respond to emergency calls, perform certain medical procedures and transport patients to hospital in accordance with protocols and guidelines established by physician medical directors. They may work in an ambulance service (paid or voluntary), as a member of technical rescue teams/squads, or as part of an allied service such as a fire or police department. EMTs are trained to assess a patient's condition, and to perform such emergency medical procedures as are needed to maintain a patent airway with adequate breathing and cardiovascular circulation until the patient can be transferred to an appropriate destination for advanced medical care. Interventions include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, controlling severe external bleeding, preventing shock, body immobilization to prevent spinal damage, and splinting of bone fractures.

Sep 1992May 1996

Diploma

Chelmsford High School

Chelmsford High School a public high school located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts established in 1974. It serves as the public high school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Skills

Patience
To be a successful pediatric dentist, having patience is the most important skill.    Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one's character can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Conscious Sedation is defined as a minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal command and that is produced by pharmacological or nonpharmacologic method or combination thereof. Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentist's manage Pain and Anxiety during dental appointments. Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breath on their own.

References

Martin Davis

Martin J. Davis, DDS received his BA from Yale University, and both the DDS and the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Dentistry from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Currently Dr. Davis is Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs (including Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic, Personal, and Career Counseling, Alumni Affairs, and the Annual Appeal), and Chief Information Officer at the College of Dental Medicine. He was the Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry for over 22 years at Columbia. Dr. Davis is a Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry [AAPD] and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently a Trustee of and also a Past-President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children [ASDC] and the AAPD Education Foundations and of the William J. Gies Foundation of the American Dental Education Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, AAPD, and ASDC, and a past Chair of the American Dental Education Association Section for Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations. Dr. Davis has published over 65 articles and textbook chapters and has presented at numerous national and international symposia.

Gregory Lagermeier

Dr. Lagermeier is an expert dentist with nearly three decades of experience. He then completed his internship for pediatric dentistry with Indian Health Services of South Dakota and earned his Master of Science (MS) degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lagermeier is trained in the Damon System, a method of orthodontics, the most current and state of the art method in orthodontic treatment. He has been providing orthodontic treatment for our patients for over 15 years. He is Board-eligible and is a member of top medical organizations, such as the American Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He also volunteers with the Epilepsy Foundation and enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and spending time with his wife, Vicki, and his son, Pierce.

Maureen Romer

Dr. Maureen Romer is an Associate Professor and Director of Special Care Dentistry at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH). She received her BS from Adelphi University and her DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. Following a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Romer completed a two-year New York State Consortium of Medical Education in Developmental Disabilities Fellowship in Special Care Dentistry. She received her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration from Long Island University. In 1995 Dr. Romer was named Assistant Director, Special Care Dentistry & Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry & Department of Pediatrics at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She was named Director, Special Care Dentistry in 2003 and promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Romer is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. In addition, she serves on both boards. Dr. Romer received a New York State Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Certificate of Achievement in 1994 and a New York State Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Distinguished Service Award in 2006. Dr. Romer has presented at many national meetings and has published on such areas of special care dentistry as autism, restraint and consent, rare syndromes, pre-doctoral education and self-injurious behavior. Her current research focus is on oral health-related quality of life in people with developmental disabilities.

Volunteer Work

Curriculum Vitae

Continuing Education

Pediatric Dentistry

Certifications

Jun 2014Present

Member

DentaQuest

Member representing Pediatric Dentist's in the state of Arizona at the DentaQuest Board of Provider Relations.

Nov 2008Aug 2012

Department of Surgery Staff

Banner Estrella Medical Center
Jun 2007Present

Oral Conscious Sedation Permit #1303

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
Jun 2007Present

Member

Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Jun 2007Present

Member

Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Jun 2007Present

Dental License #7256

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
Dec 2006Present

P.A.L.S.

Montefiore Medical Center
Dec 2006Present

A.C.L.S.

Montefiore Medical Center
Dec 2006Present

B.L.S.

Montefiore Medical Center
Jul 2005Present

Member

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Jun 2005Present

Laser Certification I

World Clinical Laser Institute
Jun 2004Present

Member

American Dental Association
Jun 2004Present

Member

Academy of General Dentistry
Feb 2005Present

Member

New York State Dental Association
Jun 2004Present

DEA Certificate # FI0360610

Drug Enforcement Agency
Jun 2004Present

Dental Licence # 051498

New York State Dental Board
May 2004Present

Certificate

Northeast Regional Boards
Oct 2008Present

Certificate

Cambridge Who's Who
Jun 2004Present

Member

Columbia University Alumni Association
Jun 2012Present

Oral Sedation Permit Examiner

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Funny Clip

General Anesthesia

Interest

My four amazing children

Red Sox

Formula One

Traveling

BBQing

Blogging

Mixed Martial Arts

Pediatric Dentistry

Summary

I love my job.

Getting kids out of pain and improving smiles is super rewarding.

More About Me

I was born in Pakistan on Jan 13th 1978 and my family moved to the states when I was a baby. I pretty much split half of my youth between Los Angeles and Boston. I am a US citizen who is married with three children. My eldest was born in 2008, while we had the other two in 2009 and 2011. Three kids within three years keeps us pretty busy. My wife is a doctor practicing in Phoenix. As an update, we had our fourth beautiful son in 2015. Feeling very blessed. 

Services

Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child.

Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.

Habit counseling. (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)

Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite. (orthodontics)

Repair of tooth cavities or defects.

Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.

Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, short frenulae, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease.

Care for dental injuries. (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)

Those who helped me become a better dentist

Dr. Pejmon Amini

Dr. Gregory Bunza

Dr. Martin Davis

Dr. Richard Diamond

Dr. Nancy Dougherty

Dr. Allan Formicola

Dr. Robert Frankel

Dr. Renee Gauchi

Dr. Farhad Hadavi

Dr. Nuntiya Kakanantadilok

Dr. Mary Kordes

Dr. Steven Krauss

Dr. Gregory Lagermeier

Dr. Shantanu Lal

Dr. Barry Langsam

Dr. Alice Lee

Dr. Richard Lichtenthal

Dr. Louis Mandel

Dr. Karey Matthews

Dr. Shahnaz Muhammad

Dr. Daniel Ponce

Dr. Sam Pritz

Dr. Maureen Romer

Dr. Mark Tenner

Dr. Phil Terman

Dr. Chaim Wexler

CE

May 2012 - AAPD San Diego Annual Session

Oct 2012 - AAPD Sedation Update

2012 Dentalcare

May 2014 - AAPD Boston Annual Session

Jun 2014 - Dr. David Maloley "Create your own economy"

Jun 2014 - Dr. Jason Luchtefeld "Cariology"

Jun 2014 - Dr. Josh Wren "Agreeable Pediatric Dentistry" 

Jun 2014 - Dr. Abbas Fazel "Humanitarian Dentistry"

Jun 2014 - Dr. Bruce Baird "Productive Dentist Academy"

Jul 2014 - Dr. John Meis " Patient Experience" 

Jul 2014 - Vicki McManus "Comprehensive Patient Finance"

Jul 2014 - Dr. Chris Griffin "The Capacity Academy" 

Jul 2014 - Jason Wood "Practice Transitions"

Jul 2014 -  Jeff Gladnick "Dental Websites"

Aug 2014 - Dr. Paresh Shah "Interdisciplinary Study Clubs"

Aug 2014 - Dr. Dale Miles "Digital Radiography"

Aug 2014 - Jen Butler "Stress Management"

Aug 2014 - Leslie Canham "OSHA Training"

Aug 2014 - Curtis Marshall "Dental Intel"

Sep 2014 - Mark Dilatush "New Patients Inc."

Sep 2014 - Dr. Howard Goldstein "Dentaltown"

Sep 2014 - Dr. Joseph Choukroun "Pain Management"

Sep 2014 - Andrew Johnston "Hygiene"

Sep 2014 - Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez "Oral Radiology"

Oct 2014 - Dr. Barry Glassman "Perfection in Dentistry"

Oct 2014 - Hanh Tran "Office Design"

Oct 2014 - Dr. Gigi Huynh "Solo Practice"

Oct 2014 - Sandy Pardue "Practice Mistakes"

Oct 2014 - Dr. David Hornbrook "Bonding Systems"

Nov 2014 - Tim Lott "Practice Numbers"

Nov 2014 - Dr. Steven Bender "Orofacial Pain"

Nov 2014 - Dr. Rick Workman "Corporate Dentistry"

Nov 2014 - Dr. Karoline Biami "Hygiene Production"

Nov 2014 - Dr. David Kimmel "Botox and Dermal Fillers"

Dec 2014 - Rose Nierman "Medical Billing"

Dec 2014 - Dr. David Wank "Websites and SEO"

Dec 2014 - Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca "Marketing"

Dec 2014 - Dr. Doug Carlsen "Can Money Buy Happiness"

Dec 2014 - Dr. Tuan Pham "Leadership"

Jan 2015 - Dr, Gordon Christensen "Dentistry Updates"

Jan 2015 - Dr. Jason Olitsky "Dental Photography"

Jan 2015 - Dr. Catharine Goodson "Medical Emergencies"

Jan 2015 - Adam Smith "Dental Analytics"

Jan 2015 - Dr. Glen Van As "Microscopes"

Feb 2015 - Dr. Maxine Feinberg "ADA"

Feb 2015 - Dr. John Nosti "Clinical Mastery"

Feb 2015 - Mark Frias , Kona Adapter

Feb 2015 - Tanner Milne "Commercial Real Estate"

Feb 2015 - Dr. Ed Zuckerberg "Technology"

Feb 2015 - Judy Kay Mausolf "RISE to Success"

Feb 2015 - Dr. Guy Moorman "50 Years of Dentistry"

Feb 2015 - Dr. Uche Odiatu "Physical Fittness"

Feb 2015 - Dr. Terry Shaw "Large Composites"

Feb 2015 - Jill Coon "Dental Insurance "

Mar 2015 - Dr. Bill Blatchford "Abundant Life"

Mar 2015 - Alan Miller "Winners"

Mar 2015 - Colin Receveur "Marketing"

Mar 2015 - Dr. Mark Hyman "Success Leaves Clues"

Mar 2015 - Dr. Steven Rasner "MAGD"

Mar 2015 - Jill Kring Carter "Practice Prudence"

Jun 2015 -  Rella Christensen "TRAC Research"

Jun 2015 -  Tim Goodheart "Dental Dogmas"