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Dr. Heather Adams graduated with a degree in computer information systems and was pursuing a career with IBM when she decided to switch tracks and finally join the profession of her dreams—a profession she was introduced to when she worked in a dental office during her college years. She began practicing dentistry in 2010.
Dr. Peter Virga is the managing partner of a large group practice in Watertown, New York, where he has been practicing for 25 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has additional advanced education in oral biology.
Two years after becoming a periodontist in 1997, Dr. David Barget joined a well-established practice—in fact it was the first periodontal practice in the Scottsdale area when his partner opened it in 1972. As a lecturer and clinical researcher, he understands the value of staying engaged with the profession at a high level.
Dr. Joseph Kim has been in practice since 1997 in an area of California (just a couple of miles from Google headquarters) that has come to be synonymous with the entrepreneurial spirit. His practice has enjoyed consistent growth over the years. That's because he maintains a pure focus on the highest quality of patient care, with uncompromised effort in collegial improvement.
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Dr. Greg Phillips is one of only two periodontists in Columbus, a community of about 38,000, 45 minutes outside of Indianapolis. He opened his specialty practice in 1992 (he had previously practiced for five years as a GP), and over the years he's come to some interesting conclusions about what makes for an effective study club.