9 dentists making headlines


Here are nine dentists who made headlines within the past week.


Ashfaq Ahmad, DMD, opened a new practice, New Smile Dental, in Ridgefield, Conn.

Grand Dental in Grand Junction, Colo., added Jonathan Benefield, DDS, to its medical staff.

Charlie Coulter, DDS, opened a new office of Dentistry for Children of Northern Virginia in Herndon.

Aberdeen, S.D.-based Center for Advanced Dentistry added Bo Crofoot, DDS, to its medical team.

Aspen Dental will open a new office location in Hermitage, Tenn. Kristen Kaelin, DMD, will lead the new location.

Vinh Q. Nguyen, DDS, and Ashley N. Huber, DDS, joined Siouxland Community Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry has awarded Kent Palcanis, DDS, the Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award.

Porterville, Calif.-based Family HealthCare Network named Karthik Raghuraman, DDS, its new interim dental director.

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