Meet our highly trained staff here.
With multiple years of experience in the dental industry and each with an education that is remarkable on its own, our staff members and doctors all share the same vision and passion for exceptional dentistry and customer service. Whether you need a cosmetic dentist or restorative dentistry, we can provide what you need.
Each specializes in his or her fields with the qualifications necessary to give you the general or emergency dental care you need.
Contact us today to see how our great staff can help get you on your way to your best smile.
Dr. Jerome Tummillo, DMD – General and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Tummillo has been practicing dentistry in private practice for 25 years. In 1991 he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he also completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He owned and operated Whitehouse Dental Practice in Whitehouse, New Jersey for 15 years. In 2008 Dr. Tummillo started working at Center City Emergency Dentist as a clinical and restorative dentist. He has donated his dental services for Delta Dental for over 20 years. He continues to provide a caring touch to the Philadelphia community and is responsive to the dental needs of his patients.
Dr. Juan Cabrera, DMD – Prothodontist and Implantologist
Dr. Cabrera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY. His desire to treat medically compromised patients and restore complex cases in dentistry led him to practice hospital-based dentistry and treat bedside medically-fragile patients. He then expanded his knowledge in Periodontology, Periodontic and Oral Surgery, including dental implant placement and impacted wisdom teeth extraction, by attending Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and went on to complete his Master’s in Oral Biology. Furthermore, he continued to treat patients with complex oral conditions at Temple Episcopal Hospital and trained under the Misch Institute of Oral Implantology, becoming a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Cabrera focuses on complex implant placement cases using the latest CT scan technology for sinus lifts, complete maxillary and mandibular restorations, “All on Four” hybrids, ridge augmentation techniques, impacted wisdom teeth extractions and immediate dental implant placements. Throughout his career, he has acquired his passion for soft tissue grafting, and practiced with the latest materials and techniques to assure good results and minimum patient discomfort. Dr. Cabrera is dedicated to providing the best possible results for his patients. He is bilingual in Spanish and English, and has various affiliations such as, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Periodontology, the Golden Key International Honor Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Cabrera enjoys running, biking, offshore fishing, mechanics and traveling.
Dr. Sean Nguyen, DMD – Endodontist
Dr. Nguyen was raised in Jamison, PA. He received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from Penn State University. He earned his D.M.D. from the Temple University School of Dentistry, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society. He was a recipient of the AAE Student Achievement Award and was also awarded for his dental research, which he presented at the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing his residency, he received his Certificate in Endodontics from Temple University School of Dentistry. Outside of patient care, he enjoys traveling, working out, and is an automotive enthusiast. He also plays several musical instruments.
Dr. Han Lee, DMD – Orthodontist
Dr. Han Lee was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to Indiana, PA when she was 16 years old. As a teenager at Indiana High school, she learned that she wanted to become an orthodontist upon removal of her braces. She loved the smile and self-confidence enhanced through her orthodontic treatment, and decided she wanted to bring such positive changes to people’s lives.
Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Temple University with a number of honors and scholarship for academic achievements. She graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with Summa Cum Laude honors. She received a number of recognitions and awards for academic excellence and was elected to membership in the Dental Honors Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. In addition to her numerous academic awards and honors, Dr. Lee was in charge of the community outreach program and active with many community services.
Dr. Lee completed her Post-doctoral training in Orthodontics at The University of Colorado and graduated with her orthodontic certificate and Master’s degree in Dental Science in 2015. Dr. Lee is a member of American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Lauren Wegrzyniak, DMD, MBA – Orthodontist
After graduating from Cedar Cliff High School, Dr. Wegrzyniak attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude from the Honors College with Departmental Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Ultimately in pursuit of a career in Orthodontics, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After achieving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Honors in Community Service and Clinical Honors, she continued her education to specialize and earn her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Master of Business Administration degree at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, Nevada.
She is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Pennsylvania Fifth District Dental Society, and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society. Dr. Wegrzyniak enjoys running, playing volleyball, traveling, and baking, as well as spending time with her family and friends. She is also passionate about rescuing animals and enjoys relaxing with her pets.
Dr. Gail Gerard Childers, DMD – Periodontist
Dr. Gail Gerard Childers has been a practicing periodontist in the southern New Jersey area for the past 20 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy and obtained his license for pharmacy (RPH). Continuing his education at Temple University School of Dentistry, he graduated with his DMD degree, and received the HARCO award for Periodontics and his Specialization Certificate in Periodontology. While in dental school he was elected by the student body to President of Student Council and worked closely with the faculty and the students.
Dr. Childers became a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified) and is under consideration to be a board examiner. He is currently on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, lecturing and teaching pre-doctoral dental students and residents in the Graduate Department of Periodontology and Implant Perio-Prosthodontics from around the world.
Dr. Childers is currently President of the Northeastern Society of Periodontology. This regional group of periodontists from Maine to Maryland who disseminate knowledge and educate fellow periodontists is based in New York City. He is also a Fellow of the International Team of Implantologists (ITI), a group of 6000 clinicians, researchers and academicians that are leaders in the implant industry. Most recently, Dr. Childers serves on the board of the New Jersey Society of Periodontists and because he is an expert in the field of periodontology and dental implants he has been sought after by many manufacturers for being a consultant. The companies include W.L. Gore, Johnson and Johnson, Straumann.
Professional Memberships and Certifications
- Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
- Faculty, University of Pennsylvania Department of Periodontology and Periodontal Prosthesis
- Fellow, International Team of Implantology
- President of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists
Dr. Shahryar Khaliq, DMD – Endodontist
Maryland endodontist Shahryar Khaliq, DMD, specializes in diagnosing and treating problems with the soft pulp inside teeth. When an injury or infection reaches the pulp, it can cause a painful toothache. Root canal treatment removes the damaged pulp, eliminates the pain, and saves the natural tooth, avoiding the need for an extraction.
Dr. Khaliq is an expert at complex root canals and other endodontic procedures. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Maryland at College Park and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Endodontics from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Khaliq also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Endodontics Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine for several years. He is licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Khaliq has received several awards from the American Association for Dental Research, the University of Pittsburgh, and other organizations. He has had several articles published in dental journals and has presented multiple times at the American Association of Endodontists and International Association for Dental Research annual sessions.
Dr. Khaliq is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, American Association for Dental Research (AADR), Internationl Association for Dental Research, and Maryland Dental Association.
Dr. Tina Gulati, DMD – General Dentist
Dr Gulati was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She moved to Boston after highschool to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University. She then obtained her DDS from New York University, where she was involved in Biomaterials research and completed an Honors in Orthodontics training.
Finally, she moved to Philadelphia to attend her general practice residency at the VA Medical Center. There, she gained extensive knowledge in ideal treatment including restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. The medical complexity of patients has prepared her well for treating patients safely in the private setting.
Outside of work she is an avid traveler and is very interested in current events (ask her about the news, she loves politics!)
Dr. Danny Koo, DMD – General Dentist
Dr. Koo graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics in 2009. He earned is D.D.S. from the New York College of Dentistry in 2013. Upon graduating, Dr. Koo worked as a full-time General Dentist at US Army for 4 years where he was ranked the #1 highest producing general dentist among 170 general dentists in the Army Central Region. While he was there, he provided direct dental support to over 9,000 active duty soldiers stationed at Ft. Polk and Ft. Myer. He is experienced in various aspects of restorative dentistry, surgical extractions, complex dental caries, crowns and bridges, dental implants, removable prosthodontics, endodontic therapy, and periodontal treatment. In addition, Dr. Koo has 4 years of cooperative dental work with specialties that include periodontist, endodontist, and oral surgeon.
Dr. Paul Yu, DMD – General Dentist
Dr. Paul Yu is exactly the kind of dentist our patients love. He is caring, gentle and one of the most qualified dentists you will ever meet in the greater Philadelphia region. A graduate of Florida International University, the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Yu is an exemplary academic, which has helped him in his approach to patient treatment and continued care. Dr. Yu is also a proud volunteer at the Acorn Clinic providing dental care to the rural community in Alachua county and a sponsor of the Molar Miles for Kids Foundation to benefit children with cranio facial abnormalities. Dr. Yu is also a volunteer for Vietnam Missions, with the East Meets West Foundation. Certified by the Florida and Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry and a member of Psi Omega honor society, Dr. Yu has been a welcomed addition to Carp Dental Associates since 2001.
Dr. Evan Ridge, DMD – General Dentist
Dr. Evan Ridge is originally from Rockland County, New York. He attended the University of Delaware and graduated with honors with a degree in exercise physiology and biology. Dr. Ridge’s passion for science and art led him to pursue a career in dentistry. He pursued his DMD at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he was honored with an Award of Merit from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. After graduating with his DMD, Dr. Ridge was accepted to the prestigious General Practice Residency program at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where he pursued advanced training in all areas of dentistry, including cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Ridge is an active member of the dental community, including membership in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Ridge strives to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease while providing the highest quality dental care. In fact, he has often been told by patients that because of his warmth and his engaging demeanor, his patients at times forget they are sitting in a dentist’s chair!
While caring for patients is his passion, Dr. Ridge loves to spend time traveling and exploring new cities, countries and especially new cuisines. He is an Eagle Scout, a lifelong skier and hiker, and loves exploring the outdoors. When indoors, you can usually find Dr. Ridge in the company of his two dogs.
Dr. Hung Luong, DMD – General Dentist
Dr. Hung Luong received his Bachelors degree from Temple University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Howard University College of Dentistry.
As such, he is dedicated to providing patients with healthy teeth and beautiful smiles in an environment where they can feel completely comfortable. His calming demeanor and professional attitude have made him an integral part of any team. In his practice, Dr. Luong focuses his efforts on preventive, advanced restorative, and reconstructive dentistry with a particular interest in dental implants and pain management. Dr. Luong is also Invisalign® certified as part of his commitment to providing patients with unparalleled, state-of-the-art care.
As an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Philadelphia County Dental Society, and the American Dental Association, Dr. Luong is always looking for new ways to not just learn but contribute to the dental field. Dr. Luong is also a Captain in the US Army Reserves’ Dental Corp where he is able to give back to this great country while performing his craft.
Dr. Elo Adibe, DMD – Prothodontist and Implantologist
Dr. Adibe chose this field because it allows him to combine art and craft with medicine and surgery, which makes it challenging, intriguing and fun all at the same time. He finds the many advances in dental technology very compelling. Researchers and engineers are constantly improving the methods they use to diagnose and treat patients. He enjoys the patient interaction and the contact with many different people with different backgrounds and experiences. He hopes to improve the quality of life for his patients by first bringing their mouths to a state of health, then providing the desired cosmetic or functional reconstruction. Dr. Adibe stated, “I am in a fortunate position to be able to listen and draw from the many different perspectives my patients have to offer. I make it a point to listen carefully to the patient, gather as much information about their past dental experiences, their expectations and what they hope to accomplish with dental treatment to formulate a customized treatment plan, tailor-made for them and them alone. My best quality is my ability to listen.”
Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Residency: Prosthodontist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: General Practice, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
Surgical Implant Training: Misch International Implant Institute, FL
DMD: New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ
Member: American College of Prosthodontists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, Northeast Implant Study Club, New Era Dental Society
Dr. Joseph Soliman, DMD – General Dentist
Dr. Soliman graduated from the University of Ainshams, Cairo, Egypt with a degree in Dental Medicine in 2004. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with his Doctor of Medicinal Dentistry Degree (DMD) in 2009. He has taken extensive continuing education courses and is passionate about Orthodontics, Implants, Oral Surgery, TMJ treatment and Dental Sleep Medicine along with routine General Dentistry. This gives his treatment plans a comprehensive approach to best treatment options for his patients. He was a faculty member at the Oral Medicine Department at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School from 2010-2013. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Philadelphia County Dental Society and American Association of Cosmetic Orthodontics. He has been chosen as one of America’s Top Dentists in 2010-2016 by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Soliman is dedicated to his patients and their complete satisfaction which is his primary goal.