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Dr. Manar Abdelrahim, DDS

About Dr. Abdelrahim Manar Abdelrahim, DDS, was born and raised in Abu Dhabi UAE. She moved to the United States at age 17 for her dental education and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her fiance and puppy. Dr. Abdelrahim is a graduate of the Howard University College of Dentistry. Upon receipt of her Doctorate…

Dr. Huan Yi Zhang, DDS

Dr. Huan Yi Zhang, DDS

About Dr. Zhang Dr. Huan Yi Zhang grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended college at Stony Brook University and graduated with a bachelor degree in Biology.  She then completed her doctor’s degree and obtained her DDS at the university of Buffalo in 2016. Following dental school, Dr. H Zhang continued additional training through…

Dr. Mallary Forrest, DDS

About Dr. Forrest After completing her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Florida, Dr. Mallary Forrest, DDS, MSc earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2011.  While in dental school, Dr. Forrest was invited into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and graduated in the top of…

Dr. Catherine Ha, DMD

About Dr. Ha Originally from South Vietnam, Dr. Catherine Ha immigrated to the U.S. in the mid 70’s with her family and settled in South Carolina. She earned her BS degree in Biology from University of South Carolina and DMD degree from Medical University of South Carolina. After earning her General Practice Residency certificate from…

Dr. Kristen Kilgore, DDS

Dr. Kristen Kilgore, DDS

About Dr. Kilgore Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan she completed her education at West Virginia University. Dr. Kilgore earned her bachelor’s degree in Science and was a member of the Women’s Basketball team, playing in a few NCAA tournaments. Dr. Kilgore then completed her dental training at University of Michigan, School of Dentistry…

DR. WJ CHOE, DDS

About Dr. Choe Dr.Choe has been practicing dentistry since 2003. Prior to joining Friendly Dental Group, Dr.Choe had owned and operated her private practice in Charlotte for over 15 years. Dr.Choe studied dentistry in the prestigious UNC School of Dentistry (Chapel Hill, NC), and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr.Choe also…

Dr. Abdullah Mahmud, DDS

About Dr. Mahmud Dr. Abdullah Mahmud was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent the first 15 years of his life in the New York and New Jersey area. At the age of 15, his family relocated to Charlotte, NC where he attended the remainder of his high school years. Dr. Mahmud then attended the…

Dr. David Woolston, DDS

Dr. David Woolston, DDS

About Dr. Woolston A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry in 1993, Dr. Woolston joined the US Navy after dental school as a Naval Dental Officer and served for three years with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune. He continued as a reservist for the next 23 years…

Dr. Elizabeth LaPenna, DMD

About Dr. LaPenna Dr. LaPenna hails from New England.  After growing up in New Hampshire, she left the mountains for the city of Boston where she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emmanuel College and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  She then went on to…

Dr. Sylvana Chimenti, DMD

Dr. Sylvana Chimenti, DMD

About Dr. Chimenti Dr. Chimenti is originally from Brazil where she obtained her DDS Degree with honors from Faculdade de Odontologia de Campos RJ-Brasil.  After working as a dentist for a few years in Brazil, Dr. Chimenti moved to New York. She then attended Dental Hygiene School at NYU college of Dentistry and worked as…