Kuljeet Bhangra, DMD
Vikash Patel, DDS
Philip Qi, DDS
Rini Soni, DDS
Dr. Kuljeet Bhangra was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. After moving to the United States in 1998, he attended The University of Maryland at College Park where he earned both a Bachelor of Neurobiology and a Bachelor of Physiology degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Bhangra chose to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and earned a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD). Dr. Bhangra then returned to Maryland and completed one year of advanced education in general dentistry certificate from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. His academic background supports his emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention for all of his patients. Dr. Bhangra cares for the patients the Baltimore and Hanover Horizon Family Dental Care offices.
Dr. Vikash Patel received undergraduate degrees in both neurobiology and physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He went on to earn his dental degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. Dr. Patel is passionate about continuing his dental education by attending academic seminars and talks. Dr. Patel is also trained in a number of additional dental practices such as sedation dentistry and Invisalign, which allows him to offer virtually painless dentistry, and an all-encompassing approach to his patients. Dr. Patel is dedicated to offering comfortable and convenient services to his patients at all three Horizon Family Dental Care offices.
Dr. Philip Qi earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from SUNY Geneseo, in upstate New York. He studied at the graduate level at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland where he received his dental degree. Dr. Qi completed his General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he received advanced training in emergency dental treatments. Dr. Qi continues his dental education by attending numerous dental seminars in cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, dental sedation, and dental implantology. He is also trained to use the latest technology available for Invisalign®. Dr. Qi believes in providing personalized family care to his patients with the latest advances in dental technology. He treats patients at all three Horizon Family Dental Care offices.
Dr. Soni works primarily in our Hanover office. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned her BA in biology and religion from Emory University. She moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she pursued a Master’s degree in biochemistry before being accepted into Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Soni completed a general practice residency in York, Pennsylvania, at the York Hospital. She is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She has completed several continuing education courses including those focused on managing medical emergencies in the dental office, dental pharmacology, and anterior esthetics. She is also Invisalign® certified. In her free time, Dr. Soni enjoys running, reading, and trying new restaurants in the Baltimore area.
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Heather Foster, DDS
Vandana Saidha, DDS (Endodontist)
Shalini Sethi, DDS (Periodontist)
Sumi Yalamanchili, DDS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon)
Dr. Foster works in our Hanover office. She is originally from New Market, Maryland, where she earned her BS from Mount St. Mary’s University. After graduating, Dr. Foster completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Chase Brexton Health Services in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Foster obtained her DDS at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.She is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She has volunteered in the community with the Mission of Mercy. She is also Invisalign® certified.In her free time, Dr. Foster enjoys running, puzzles, wood carving and relaxing with friends and family.
Dr. Vandana Saidha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She went on to earn her doctorate in dental surgery from the same prestigious institution. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Saidha earned a certificate in endodontics from Columbia University. Endodontics is a dental specialty focusing on the root pulp of a tooth. She has been in private practice for five years, helping local families stay healthy. She looks forward to meeting you at your next visit.
Dr. Shalini Sethi completed her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School. While there, she received numerous recognitions for her technical academic achievements, including being selected to participate in a cleft lip/palate outreach program with Operation Smile in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Sethi also completed a General Practice Residency at the Miami Veterans Affair Hospital and continued with a specialty fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Periodontics program, where she was trained in all aspects of periodontal surgery including dental implants and oral cosmetic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Sethi has several interests that include, traveling, yoga and Pilates, reading novels, and spending time with family friends.
Dr. Yalamanchili received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Muhlenberg College and a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University. Dr. Yalamanchili went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Maryland, and completed her General Practice Residency from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Horizon Family Dental team, Dr. Yalamanchili served as the Chief Resident at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at Seton Hall in Patterson NJ. and as a Diplomate for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
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Loken Patel, DDS (Endodontist)
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Michele Rice – Office Manager (Clinton)
Patrice Parks – Assistant Manager (Clinton)
Destini Craft – Office Manager (Baltimore and Hanover)
Amanda Gonzalez Cingolani – Clinical Director (Baltimore, Hanover, and Clinton)
Michele initially joined our team as a dental assistant, and has been with our practice for over 9 years. She earned her Associates degree for the College of Southern MD. She has been amazed to watch Horizon Family Dental Care grow from one practice to 3, and feels blessed to be part of this growth every step of the way. Michele loves her coworkers like family, and works hard to provide our patients with a place where they can feel comfortable and at home. Michele is happily married with 2 wonderful daughters and 4 dogs. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and reading.
Patrice joined Horizon Family Dental Care in 2012. She enjoys the family atmosphere of our practice, and appreciates that we share a common goal of making other happy and healthy. Patrice treats each individual with patience, understanding, and genuine care. Patrice has advanced her training and education through a course on small business entrepreneurship. Patrice has a wonderful daughter, Gabrielle, a dedicated boyfriend, and a loving extended family. Her hobbies include scavenger shopping, writing poetry, modeling, and being a food critic.
Destini has been with our team for 7 years. She graduated from South River in 2005, and has continued to advance her education in management and insurance. She loves the people she works with, and especially loves that we care about and focus on our patients, and does everything she can to ensure that our patients feel comfortable in our office and receive exceptional care and leave our office with a smile.Destini is married with one son. Outside of the office she loves to dance and bowl.
Amanda moved to the area in 2010 from New Mexico, and joined our team as a part-time assistant in September 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology form New Mexico State University. Amanda loves her amazing coworkers, and feels fortunate to be surrounded by passionate dentists, knowledgeable hygienists, attentive assistants, and friendly front desk staff. She loves being part of Horizon Family Dental Care because she knows that our patients are receiving the dental care they deserve. Amanda is always looking for ways to help our practice grow and give our patients the best care possible.Amanda and her husband have a 2-year-old son named Enzo. There is nothing she enjoys more than spending time with her family.
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