Our Doctors & Specialists
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah first fell in love with dentistry when he was a freshman at New York University. He graduated towards the top of his dental class at NYU and went on to complete his pediatric residency from the reputed university. Dr. Shah specializes in treating patients with special health needs and kids with dental fears. He is trained in Oral Surgery, IV Sedation, General Anesthesia and Interceptive Orthodontics.
His philosophy of inviting parents into the operatory room has been a source of comfort for both children and their parents. He emphasizes prevention and conservative approaches for dental
care. He believes every child is different and requires the utmost attention and detail. His goal is to have every child leave his office free of dental fears and with a smile on his or her face.
Dr. Everest O. Lam
Dr. Lam graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2000. Prior to his dental school Dr. Lam attended University of California where he completed his degree in Biological Sciences in 1990. Dr. Lam went on and attended Hahnemann University Graduate school in Philadelphia, PA. There he completed his MS in Anatomy with emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Genetics. Dr. Lam has over 10 years of experience as a General Dentist and has worked in North Carolina, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sheenam Bhatla
Dr. Bhatla is a graduate of Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She completed her Advanced Standing program in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2008. After Graduation, Dr. Bhatla moved to Pennsylvania where she has been practicing dentistry. Originally from Punjab, India, she completed her degree in Dental Surgery from Govt. Dental College Amritsar, India. She practiced General Dentistry as an Associate Dentist in a charitable hospital for a couple of years prior to moving to the United States.
Dr. Bhatla is a member of American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association. Her
area of expertise include all aspects of General Dentistry. She believes in providing a comfortable, friendly environment to her patients. When not in the office Dr. Bhatla enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Dr. James F. Ripley
Dr. Ripley knew as a sophomore in high school he wanted to be a dentist! He grew up on a western New York farm and the ol’ country dentist never hurt him(much) and always had a nice new car and a long vacation every year. Coming from very humble beginnings with a solid work ethic, the path to SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine seemed natural.Following dental school, Dr. Ripley served five (5) years in the US Air Force where he took every advantage of the many opportunities to practice and improve his clinical skills in several General Practice Residency formatted clinics during his base assignments. He had early introductions to IV sedation and was tutored by several very influential outstanding surgeons in the Air Force. He left the military as Major and went directly to specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the UTHSC at San Antonio, TX.
He obtained an Internship in Anesthesia and a very solid scope of training in trauma, pathology, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting and surgical and non-surgical management of TMJ patients. After graduating, Dr. Ripley became a Fellow of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and further developed an extensive implantbased reconstructive surgical practice.
Dr. Ripley’s interests are many. Because of a fairly limited math science focus, with little liberal arts background, he has acquired an extensive eclectic personal library with emphasis on Navajo and Western Lore, Peloponnesian War, current affairs and Middle East History. After no longer playing tennis competitively well into his 50s, he I still an avid sports fan, a past Spurs season ticket holder and a slightly better than average fisherman, enjoying fly tying and rod building almost as much as the streams. Irma is his best and most enthusiastic fly fishing buddy and theylove travel, missions, hiking and music.
Dr. Ripley has practiced in many clinic environments and is anxious to provide a full scope of comprehensive clinical services in a state-of-the-art, truly professional, service oriented general dentistry based and multi-specialty supported group practice.