We all know the starting road to health & wellness starts right from our mouths. From what types of food we put into our body to how well we take care of our precious teeth and gums.
Follow these 8 inspiring Dentists on instagram, who share with us with their own journey to optimal health & wellness.
1. Dr. Amira Ogunleye
Dr. Amira Ogunleye completed an accelerated Combined Education Program (B.S/D.D.S) at Howard University, enabling her to complete her B.S. in two years followed by the traditional four years of comprehensive dental courses to receive her doctoral degree. She is currently the youngest dental graduate of Howard University with extensive training in preventative, general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Amira Ogunleye is a "Four Star" Six Month Smiles® provider, Invisalign certified and has a primary focus on dental cosmetics: orthodontics, veneers, porcelain crowns. She is very involved in many community programs as well as the preferred dentist of professional athletes in both football and basketball. She has honorary awards in Dental Research recognized by the Washington D.C Dental Society, the New York Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Ogunleye continues to learn innovative techniques available in today's dentistry to emphasize her devotion to her patients and profession. She combines her medical background with an artistic eye to give the highest quality of personal care to all her patients.
She is a very strong advocate of health & wellness and her instagram account routinely showcases many of her tips to stay in shape.
2. Dr. Vian Shahtur
Dr. Vian Shathur graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in BioMedicine (Anatomy), Bachelor of Dental surgery and a Diploma in Sports and clinical nutrition. She published her book on the basics of nutrition and healthy recipe creation during her last year of University.
Currently she works at a dental practice in Notting Hill, is a Facial aesthetics Doctor on weekends and a part-time fitness and food blogger.
Vian loves going to the gym daily, creating healthy recipes and blogging about nutrition all on her website: VeesFitnessFood.com.
She started her own series known as #DentalTipsTuesday educating others about oral health on her Instagram page. Vian also volunteers at a homeless shelter.
As a Dentist and fitness enthusiast, her goal is to show people that living a healthy lifestyle need not be restrictive or difficult to do.
3. Dr. Thais Silva
Dr. Thais Silva is a top dentist based out of Brazil. She has additional training with botulinum toxin and facial filling and minor oral surgery.
In her spare time Dra. Silva is an avid runner and weight lifter. Her instagram account shares her workout routines and foods she eats to leave a healthy lifestyle.
4. Dr. Sylvia Campos Villegas
Dr. Sylvia Campos Villegas of Costa Rica, is an experienced dentist of over 15 years, who completed an internship in orthodontics and has extensive knowledge and skills in oral rehabilitation and dental aesthetics.
In her spare time Dr. Villegas loves dancing but is also an experienced pole athlete which helps her stay in shape. Follow her instagram to learn about tips on how she stays fit.
5. Dr. Brittany Marie Corbett
Dr. Corbett is an Atlanta native and excited to be back in town and part of the Center for Advanced Dentistry Team! She received her dental degree from the University of Michigan – one of the top dental programs in the country. Dr. Corbett practices in all areas of general dentistry including oral surgery, endodontics, pediatrics, and cosmetics. As an alternative to traditional metal braces, she also offers both Invisalign™ and ClearCorrect™ clear aligners, and is a preferred provider for Invisalign.
Dr. Corbett strongly believes in keeping up with the newest advances and techniques in dentistry and constantly pursues continuing education courses in order to provide the best care for our patients. She has completed several hours of hands-on courses and is currently part of an ongoing study group to continue expanding knowledge of the ever-changing field of dentistry.
Dr. Corbett began developing her hand skills at an early age with her passion for art, and continued expanding that with her love of basketball, which she played competitively for over fifteen years. During her college years at Oglethorpe University, she held the position of team captain for 3 years, and helped lead her team to the women's NCAA Final Four during her last year.
Before dental school, she obtained her Masters degree in Biology, and also had the opportunity to work in oral surgery where she first discovered her passion for that field of dentistry. Dr. Corbett will be practicing General Dentistry in our office, as well as adding expanding services such as Invisalign and Pediatrics. We know her friendly bedside manner and gentle touch make our patients feel at ease no matter what procedure they may need.
When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Corbett enjoys biking with her dog Truman, golfing, basketball, and spending time with her amazing family and friends.
6. Dr. Brenda Coloma
Dr. Coloma graduated from Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.
She conducted her practices, focusing on restorative Cosmetic Dentistry and Odontopediatrics with 22 years of experience working in multiple areas.
She is very passionate about working out and fitness and her inspiring instagram showcases her dedication.
7. Dr. David Wong
Tulsa periodontist, Dr. David Wong is a native Oklahoman who followed in the footsteps of his parents by attending the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his dental degree.
His advanced training in periodontics was accomplished at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he served as chief resident and scored a perfect 100% on his in-service examination– the highest in the country.
He has also completed advanced implant and oral plastic surgery training from Temple University as well as from such world renowned institutions as the Misch International Implant Institute and the Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas.
Since entering into private practice in 2003, he has published articles in the field of oral plastic surgery, and he has also been a guest lecturer at the Oklahoma Dental Association, and Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Association, Tulsa Community College, among others.
He recently received his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is the only periodontist in Oklahoma to reach this achievement.
In addition, in 2005, Dr. Wong became the first Tulsa periodontist since 1969 to be board certified by the American Board of Periodontologists. Started by Dr. David Wong in 2003, Route 66 Dental Implants & Periodontics has become one of the most trusted names in Oklahoma.
When Dr. Wong is not busy practicing, you can find him in the gym working out. He shares many workout tips in his instagram stories and posts.
8. Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic
Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic is considered one of the founders of guided bone regeneration (GBR). He was formally trained in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and in Prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Oral Biology from UCLA.
He restricts his clinical work to dental implant therapy and bone & soft tissue reconstruction and is Founder and Academic Chairman of the gIDE Institute and Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University.
He is the past-president of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and a past-Board member of the Osseointegration Foundation (OF). He is an honorary member of the South African Society of Periodontology, was the program chair of the EAO 2000 scientific congress, as well an award recipient from the American Academy of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontists, and the German Implant Society (DGI).
Dr. Jovanovic's clinical research emphasizes esthetic management in dental implant therapy and bone and soft tissue reconstruction techniques. His applied research focuses on bone regeneration with different bone graft materials, growth factors and barrier membranes as well as the biology of soft tissues around teeth and implants.
He lectures extensively worldwide and has published over 65 articles and book chapters, and one textbook titled Color Atlas of Implantology (Thieme Publ.) which is translated in 8 languages. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the gIDE academic curriculum, is on several editorial boards for scientific journals and presents and teaches his implant protocols globally.
Dr. Jovanovic is a competitive tennis player and member of the Mammoth Ski Race Masters Team. He shares many of his tennis and skiing experiences on his instagram posts.