Dr. Mohammed Imam, DDS
After receiving a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Nigeria in 1986, Dr. Imam practiced in Nigeria before moving to the United Kingdom, where he received training in Oral Surgery. Dr Imam attended New York University College of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1999.Since that time, he has continued to expand his knowledge and skills through continuing education courses. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry for fifteen years (1999-2014). In his thirty-plus years in dentistry, Dr. Imam has maintained a high standard of care through which each individual patient can harness whole-body wellness.
Dr. Imam is dedicated to providing the highest level of dental care utilizing state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on holistic dentistry. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, he has received two additional years of training in implant dentistry as well as two years of additional training in TMD and orofacial pain, all four years at NYU. It is in these three areas that Dr. Imam has a special interest.
Dr. Imam and his wife have two daughters. In his free time, he likes to travel, watch movies, and play tennis.
Dr. Shafiulla Khan
Dr. Khan has been practicing dentistry for more than thirty-five years. He earned his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 2001, after having previously received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Khan maintains many hours of continuing education each year. Areas of focus have included TMJ therapy, orthodontics and implant dentistry. Additional memberships include the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Khan treats patients with the goal of helping them enjoy healthier, more joyous lives. He and his wife have one daughter, who is currently in college. He enjoys hiking, reading, photography and travel.
Gail LaGross - Office Manager
Gail started here in 1999 as a dental assistant and was crossed trained to help throughout the office. She has valuable experience in holistic dentistry. In October, 2017, Gail transitioned into the Office Manager position. In addition to helping our office run smoothly, she is proud of her role in helping guide patients towards better health and wellness. Gail is married with 2 children, 5 grandchildren and her weimaraner, Acadia. She loves staying active playing with her grandchildren and dog, camping, mountain biking, motorcycling and going to the gym.
Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder - Registered Dental Hygienist and Periodontal Therapist
Mary Lynn appreciates working in a practice where the standard of dentistry has been elevated to promote health and wellness. She has more than ten years of experience in her profession and treats patients with a caring attitude and gentle touch. Award winning hygienist Mary Lynn and her husband are avid golfers and are passionate about their Dallas Cowboys team.
Jake - Registered Dental Hygienist
Our hygienist extraordinaire, Jake, has been with us for fourteen years. She enjoys working with patients on formulating a plan for prevention based on their unique needs. From a holistic perspective, a lot can be done to prevent and treat problems like gum disease. Patients appreciate Jake's gentleness in care and her friendly attitude. Jake loves spending time with her two sons.
Samantha Sidell - Certified Dental Assistant
Samantha graduated as a dental assistant in 2011 after completing her educational program at the University of Maine in Augusta. She is especially interested in orthodontics and enjoys working with patients of all ages and loves helping them transform their smile into something they feel proud to show off. Samantha is an integral part of our team who is committed to patient comfort. She enjoys spending time with her husband Devin, son Liam and their lab Bailey. She also likes to go hiking, kayaking, shopping and fishing with family and friends.
Katelyn Forsten - Dental Assistant
Katelyn is a dedicated member of our staff. Katelyn’s outgoing personality and professionalism put patients at ease. Katelyn enjoys meeting new patients and focusing on helping them get their concerns taken care of. She also works hard at making sure we have the dental supplies we need to carry out our work. She also likes spending time at camp, kayaking and skiing.
Whitney Richardson - Dental Assistant
Whitney brings almost 2 years of dental assisting experience to our team. In addition to her required Dental Radiographer certificate, she holds a Phlebotomy Certificate. Whitney is a thorough, compassionate assistant to have at chairside. She enjoys learning about the holistic aspects of our dental practice and how it can improve health and wellness. Whitney is married and has a 1 year old daughter named Blake. She spends most of her time loving and playing with her daughter. She also loves playing games with her family….she is very competitive!
Geri Harkins - Part Time Dental Hygienist
Geri has worked in the dental field since 1998. She has received her BA in Dental Hygiene from UMA and also has her EFDA certification. She has been also an Independent Practicing Dental Hygienist since 2015. Geri is a lifetime learner and she enjoys helping patients combat dental diseases. Geri loves the modern, state of the art tools she has access to here at MCDM.
Nya Burgess - Administrative Staff
For the past 19 years, Nya has been a familiar sight in our office. She assists patients with scheduling and checking in and also explains treatment plans and insurance matters. Nya enjoys working with a team that values overall improvement, and she continually does her part by bringing her best to the office on a daily basis. Away from work, Nya enjoys camping with her family and going to stock car races.
Sirena - Administrative Staff
Sirena is an integral part of our front-office team. She assists with scheduling and a variety of other important tasks, always wearing a smile as she works. Sirena is attending college to earn her degree in Business and Marketing. She feels fortunate to work with our team, which encourages professional growth. She is mother to two wonderful children, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and camping.