Staff

Dr. Kristin Abbas, DDS

About Dr. Abbas Dr. Kristin Abbas is an Ohio native, having grown up in Cincinnati. She attended Denison University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chemistry. After graduation she attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where she spent many a Saturday cheering on her Buckeyes! After earning her DDS, she…

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

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

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…

Dr. George Soung, D.D.S.

About Dr. George Soung Dr. George Soung (pronounced “Song”) is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University as a Schreyer Scholar where he was a member of the Penn State Rugby Team and earned his Bachelor of Science in…

Dr. Karthik Naidu, D.M.D., M.D.

About Dr. Karthik Naidu Dr. Karthik Naidu is a native of eastern Georgia. He attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. From there he completed medical school and residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Naidu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial…

Dr. Robert Davis, DDS

About Dr. Davis Dr. Davis was raised in North Carolina’s Triangle area and has lived there for the last 25 years. He attended UNC at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Dr. Davis knew from an early age that he wanted to enter the dental profession,…

Dr. Eftekhar, DMD

About Dr. Eftekhar I love interacting with my patients; they are my priority and I would like to help them achieve ideal oral health while they are enjoying their smile and healthy mouth.  My philosophy is to treat my patients like my own family, and I love to give healthier and more attractive smile to…