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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Fall issue of Incisal Edge profiles 2021 recipients of the dental magazine’s signature ‘40 Under 40’ award for young dentists

Media Releases | Monday, August 30th, 2021

PITTSTON, PA — August 30, 2021 — 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,


  • 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 Edge 40 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, and
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:


Jaclyn 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

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, Texas and
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/



  1. (2021_Incisal Edge fall issue_40 Under 40.jpg) For an 11th consecutive year, Incisal Edge dental magazine recognizes brilliant achievers, ages 40 and under, with its signature award. This year’s Incisal Edge “40 Under 40” dentists are spotlighted in the magazine’s fall print and digital editions, published by Benco Dental. View them in the fall issue today: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com. 

About Incisal Edge
Incisal Edge magazine is the 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 OneVisitTM 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.


Media Contact: Kristie Ceruti, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist 570-602-7047 // kceruti@benco.com


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