Dr. Suzzane Horani

Education

  • Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – Eastman Institute for Oral Health
  • MS, Dental Sciences – University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Advanced Educational General Dentistry Residency – New York Lutheran Department of Dental Medicine
  • DDS – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • BA, Biology – University of Texas at Austin

Professional/Awards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society

About

Dr. Horani is a board certified orthodontist who believes a smile is the most beautiful thing a person can wear. She enjoys working with young patients through the transformative process of orthodontics, helping them gain confidence in their smiles. When she is not in the office, you can find Dr. Horani socializing with friends and family or making new friends. Some of her hobbies trace back to her childhood days in Oklahoma, which include golf, tennis, and visiting state fairs.

Dr. Kaveh Ghods

Education

  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency – Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Master of Dentistry – Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • DDS – University of Southern California
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering – Southern Methodist University
  • BS, Chemical Engineering – Shiraz University

Professional/Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD)

About

Dr. K embarked on his professional journey as a mechanical engineer, but fate led him towards dentistry, a field that truly resonates with his passions. A family member introduced him to dentistry and prompted Dr. K to embark on a transformative dental education at the prestigious University of Southern California. Throughout his residency, Dr. K had the privilege of working with a diverse array of children, including those with unique medical and special needs. Dr. Kand his wife, Neda, live in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys hiking, going to soccer games, watching movies, shows, and documentaries. Dr. Kand his wife are avid fans of Formula One races and they follow it closely.

Dr. Karim Shallwani

Education

  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency – Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • DDS – NYU College of Dentistry
  • BS – University of the Pacific

Professional/Awards

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Chief Pediatric Dental Resident, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • 2015 Research Prize, Long Island Dental Meeting

About

Dr. Karim decided to become a pediatric dentist because he understands the challenges that many children go through when they come in for their dental visits. Dr. Karim’s goal is to treat every child as his own while making their visits to the dentist fun and enjoyable. As an ADHD coach in-training, he especially enjoys working with children with ADHD and autism. Dr. Karim enjoys traveling around the world, hiking, paddle-boarding, kayaking, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering at the Aga Khan Health Board. Many patients like to call him “Dr. Ice Cream” since he loves talking about ice cream and gelato!

Dr. Vishal Panchmatia

Education

  • Pediatric Dental Certificate – Interfaith Medical Center
  • DMD – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Professional/Awards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

About

Dr. Panch decided to become a pediatric dentist after doing a mission trip to Punjab, India during his first year in dental school. Providing care for children during this trip and seeing how much they needed and appreciated it was a life-altering moment that made Dr. Panch fall in love with pediatric dentistry as a profession. Dr. Panch loves spending time with his wife, Maya, and their son, Shivam. Dr. Panch enjoys playing tennis and watching all sports, traveling, and volunteering for the Texas Mission of Mercy dental clinics. Dr. Panch moved many times growing up and has lived in every corner of the country, but Texas will always be home for him!

Dr. Kayla Jang

Education

  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency – New York University – New York, NY
  • DMD – University of Illinois Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • BS, Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA

Professional/Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

About

Dr. Kayla became a pediatric dentist because of the positive difference a healthy smile made in her own childhood. She loves putting a smile on her patients’ faces by creating a relaxing and comforting environment for her patients and seeing those patients gain more confidence in their smiles. Dr. Kayla and her fiancé, Don, love staying active, travelling, and trying new things together. They are extremely excited to be a part of the DFW community! In her free time, Dr. Kayla loves yoga, playing tennis, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dr. Elizabeth Vaidyan

Education

  • Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry – NYU Langone – Nashville, TN
  • DMD – Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
  • MS, Medical Technology – Thomas Jefferson University – Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Life Science – Penn State University – State College, PA

Professional/Awards

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Temple University Alumni Association

About

Dr. V enjoys building relationships with her patients and their families while teaching them about the importance of oral health. She values creating a relaxed environment to make her patients feel at ease and alleviate any fears they have about visiting the dentist. Dr. V and her husband have two beloved sons and enjoy being involved in their local church. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new foods, traveling, and baking! Fun fact: she enjoys belting out a good Disney song even if she doesn’t know all the words!

Dr. Hamilton Pennywell

Education

  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency – University at Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
  • DDS – University of Colorado – Aurora, CO
  • BS, Biology – Regis University – Denver, CO

Professional/Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

About

Dr. Pennywell is passionate about enriching and giving back to the community he is a part of, which led him to pursue dentistry. He is excited to call Texas home, and is especially excited to be a part of the Waxahachie community! He understands how important a healthy and vibrant smile is, so he works hard to ensure every patient will be excited about seeing him for each visit. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, working out, hanging out with family and friends, and enjoying a good sporting event. He enjoys eating healthy and really enjoys dishes involving salmon, but can’t resist a big plate of nachos from time to time!

Dr. Arley Medrano

Education

  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency – University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital – Seattle, WA
  • DDS – University of Washington – Seattle, WA
  • MS, Dentistry – University of Washington – Seattle, WA
  • BS, Biology & BA, Spanish – Eastern Washington University – Cheney, WA

Professional/Awards

  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dr. David B. Law Award, University of Washington
  • Exemplary Service Award, University of Washington

About

Dr. Medrano became a dentist because he always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, loves how dentistry combines art and engineering, and enjoys the opportunity to help others. He has volunteered with Medical Teams International, an organization committed to providing lifesaving medical care to those in need in other countries, and looks forward to finding opportunities to serve in the Dallas community. In his free time, Dr. Medrano enjoys attending social events, traveling, cooking, and cycling around the city. His favorite vacation spots usually offer great snorkeling opportunities!

Dr. Dean Phan

Education

  • Pediatric Dental Residency – Louisiana State University – New Orleans, LA
  • DDS – Texas A&M – Dallas, TX
  • PharmD – University of Texas – Austin, TX

Professional/Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

About

Dr. Phan became a pediatric dentist because he loves working with young patients and helping them develop positive lifelong habits. He enjoys the field of healthcare, and actually possesses 2 doctoral degrees: pediatric dentistry and pharmacy. Dr. Phan and his wife, Tess, have 5 lovely kids. In his free time, he enjoys playing pickleball, traveling, and trying new foods. One of his favorite trips has been taking a week-long road trip from Texas to Alaska to help his friend relocate for work!

Dr. Mahendra Mavalli

Education

  • Pediatric Residency – University of Alabama– Birmingham, AL
  • PhD, Molecular & Cellular Pathology – University of Alabama – Birmingham, AL
  • MS, Clinical Dentistry – University of Alabama – Birmingham, AL
  • BDS, Dental Science – Bangalore University – Bengaluru, India

Professional/Awards

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

About

Dr. Mavalli enjoys being a dentist because it gives him the opportunity to have direct interactions with his patients, make them smile, and form long-term relationships. He provides excellent dental care, and has been voted as Mom Approved Dentist in DFW Child Magazine for over 10 years in a row! Dr. Mavalli and his wife have been married for over 20 years and have 2 children, a son and a daughter. They love to spend time traveling, camping, and doing other outdoor activities! He is actively involved in his son’s Boy Scouts program, volunteers at local oral health programs, and participates in Meals on Wheels. He is an avid reader, anything from Dr. Seuss to Carl Sagan, and enjoys going to concerts!