Family Dentist- Laurel
8363 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707
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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our doctors' training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Mitchell Weiner is a general dentist who earned a Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. Dr. Weiner also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg University where he was president of the biology honor society.
Dr. Weiner has advanced training from a residency program that he completed from the V.A. Medical Center, University of Louisville, Norton's Children's Hospital, in Louisville, Kentucky. He received post doctorate training in all the dental specialties with rotations in oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic implants, laser surgery, oral pathology, periodontal surgery, general practice dentistry, TMJ, and anesthesia and intravenous sedation.
Dr. Weiner currently holds dental licenses for the state of Maryland, South Carolina, as well as the District of Columbia. He was on staff at Prince George's Hospital Center for almost 20 years and is a volunteer at a clinic in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Weiner's advanced training in many areas of dentistry, as well as his years of experience as a general dentist, is and will continue to be an important facet to this practice.
Dr. Richard Batz is both a dentist and a pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, with High Honors, and practiced hospital pharmacy for 15 years. He is also a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, where he received the Senior Thesis Award.
Dr. Batz has experience in working with physicians in oncology, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and shock trauma. His knowledge of pharmacology, and drug interactions is very valuable with the increase in aging patients with multiple medications. Our multispecialty practice model is similar to a hospital setting. Dr. Batz believes this gives our patients optimal care.
Dr. Albert Conley did his undergraduate studies at Howard University. He graduated from Howard Dental University in 1982. He did a general practice residency at Providence Hospital in Baltimore. He then completed a 2 year anesthesia residency at the Providence Hospital in Baltimore.
Dr. Conley is a Diplomat of the American Dentist Society of Anesthesia and a Diplomat of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesia. He is also on the commission that inspects and licenses Maryland general anesthesia offices and practices administration of general anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Conley has over 20 years experience in anesthesia and general dentistry.
Dr. Ali Eghtesadi is an Endodontist specializing in root canals and endodontic microsurgery. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an undergraduate student earning a B.S. in biology with honors. He then went on to attend the University of Maryland Dental School on a full academic scholarship, which he earned for being in the top 5% of his entering dental class. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Eghtesdai was accepted for General Practice at the prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. After the completion of his general residency, Dr. Eghtesadi went on to pursue a specialty in Endodontics at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Eghtesadi is greatly concerned with patient care and explaining treatment procedures to his patients in detail. Making his patients comfortable and reducing their anxiety is of great importance to him.
Dr. Eghtesadi enjoys reading, mountain biking, and playing basketball.
Dr. Fariba Danesh earned a nursing degree as well as a degree of doctor of dental surgery. She earned her doctor of dental surgery from Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned a clinical scholarship and an award for clinical excellence. She holds a Maryland state dental license. Dr. Danesh's nursing experience and her degree in dentistry are a wonderful combination in the dental field.
Dr. Farshad Samadnejad (Family Dentistry)
Attended McDaniel College for my undergraduate studies followed by UMBC for post graduate courses until my acceptance into the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. I currently still reside in Maryland and am happy and proud to have been a Marylander for the past 23 years of my life.
When not working, my interest and hobbies are sports, sports and more sports. I love my Ravens and I regularly still play soccer. Besides that I also love to travel.
Dr. Francis Hunte
(Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics)
Dr. Francis Hunte attended Howard University where she completed the Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Dental Surgery accelerated program, graduating with honors. Dr. Hunte later completed the Brigham and Women's Harvard-Wide General Practice Residency program in Boston, MA. She later was accepted into the Mayo graduate School of Medicine where she completed a four-year residency in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Dr. Seltzer obtained his D.D.S. from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, New York. He went on to complete a 1 year general practice residency at Stony Brook Hospital. He attended Binghamton University in New York with a concentration in chemistry.
Dr. Jeffrey Brain was born in Quantico, Virginia and raised in Lima, Peru. Being raised in Peru he benefits to the office by being one of the few who are bilingual. He graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1991 with a Doctorates Degree in Sceince and received The Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics. After getting an officer commission in the U.S. Naval Dental Corp, he attended a one year General Practice Residency and worked as a general dentist for 4 years. He graduated from a 3 year residency in Periodontics at Bethesda Naval Post Graduate School in 1999 and obtained Diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology in 2000. He voluntarily separated from the Navy in 2002 and lives in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Jonathan Dukes obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University, College of Dentistry in 1999 with honors. The following year Dr. Dukes achieves his Oral Surgery Residency/General Practice Residency at D.C. General Hospital. Dr. Dukes started working with Drs. Batz and Weiner beginning the summer of 2000 and has been here ever since. For lesiure, Dr. Dukes enjoys playing golf and tennis. Dr. Dukes has been happily married for 20 years, and resides at home with his wife and two sons who are 19 and 15.
Dr. Ronnie Jones is a retired United States Army Periodontist with a Doctor in Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Dental Sciences Degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Jones received his Post-Doctorate in Periodontics from the U.S. Army, Fort Gorden master of Oral biology- medical college of Georgia. He was Chief of the Department of Periodontics in U.S. Army at Epes Dental Clinic, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Dr. Sharon Kavandi is a general dentist with over eleven years experience. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from George Washington University. She continued to receive a Master of Microbiology Studies before entering Georgetown University Dental School. Dr. Kavandi graduated at the top of her class in May 1990 with a degree in Doctor of Dental.
Dr. Sharon Russell is a Doctor of Dentistry specializing in Oral Surgery. She comes to us after being a registered nurse for more than 12 years. She graduated from Howard University Dental School with honors. She also graduated with honors from Howard University Hospital, Oral Surgery Residency. While in school, she received numerous awards for her studies, hard work, and compassion towards those that she came in contact with. She has always wanted to be in the medical field and thought that a career of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery would allow her to use a combination of her medical knowledge with dentistry.
During her free time she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her 5 children.
Member, Maryland Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Member, Howard University Hospital Medical Association
Member, Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofaical Surgeons
Dr. Sint Wai Wai is a general dentist and graduated from Temple University School Dentistry, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Physical Chemistry from Rangoon University.
Dr. Sung Kim obtained his D.M.D. from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. After earning his B.S. he went to Johns Hopkins Graduate School for Biological Engineering program. During the first year of the program, he was accepted by Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. After careful consideration, he decided to attend Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. He currently has a license in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is practicing in both locations.
Dr. Ali Shah attended University of Maryland, College Park on full academic scholarship for his undergraduate career, obtaining a duel Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and business. He then continued on to receive his DDS from Howard University, College of Dentistry in 2010
Although Dr. Shah is a new dentist, he started at Drs. Batz and Weiner at the age of 18 as a sterilization tech. Moving onward to an oral surgical assistant, he discovered his passion for dentistry and applied to dental school. Now back at Drs. Batz and Weiner, Dr. Shah’s immense love for dentistry allows him to enjoy work every day, and when he’s off, football and basketball are other passions which he loves to pursue!
Dr. Attarpour received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then finished his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. He had extensive surgical training in Facial Trauma, Oral Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery, TMJ disorders, Orthognathic Surgery, Oral Cancer, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Anesthesia, and Dentolaveolar Surgery (extractions, implants, sinus lifts, and bone grafts).
In addition to his degrees in medicine and dentistry, he holds a Master of Science degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University.
He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Maryland Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Esther De Chantal NGO Bikoi has 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry in both the US and internationally. She first graduated from Dakar University, Senegal and then completed one-year internship in Oral Surgery. After serving as a missionary dentist at the American Adventist Dental clinic in Cameroon, Dr. Bikoi moved to the US on a scholarship for an internship in clinical restorative dentistry at Loma Linda University. After six months of training, she assisted at Batz and Weiner Dental in all aspects of dentistry, including: Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry before returning to dental school at Loma Linda University, California. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Loma Linda in March 2012.
Dr. Bikoi is a licensed dentist in Maryland, Virginia, and California. Dr. Bikoi is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Maryland State Dental Association, and California Dental Association. She continues her dental education by attending numerous dental seminars in cosmetic dentistry, Implant surgery, sedation and anesthesia in dental practice and medical emergencies in oral surgery. In addition, Dr. Bikoi has participated in many mission dental trips in the Amazon, Brazil, Africa, and Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Bikoi is commited to exemplary professionalism and progressive clinician integrity. She believes in providing personalized dental care to her patients with the latest advance in dental technology. Dr. Bikoi is billingual, fluent in French and English.