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Third Year Residents

Dr. Hawra AlQallaf

Dr. Hawra AlQallaf
Dr. Hawra AlQallaf

Hometown: Kuwait

Undergraduate College:
Kuwait University 

Dental School: Kuwait University 

Additional Education: One year Advanced General Dentistry 

Current Year in Residency: 3rd 

Personal Statement:  

I was born and raised in Kuwait. I did both my Bachelors in Medical Sciences and Bachelors in Dental Medicine degrees at Kuwait University. Following my dental degree, I did a one-year Advanced General Dentistry (AGD) program in Kuwait and worked as a general dentist for one and a half years. During my practice, and specifically right after I finished my AGD, I realized that I wanted a field that joined both the medical sciences and the unique technical skills of a surgeon. This is when I applied, and luckily enough, joined IUSD Periodontics.  It has been an immense experience so far.  The way the program is organized and the amount of both clinical and theoretical knowledge we are getting is pretty good. Here at IUSD Perio, we are one big family of co-residents.  We watch-out for each other, help each other and learn from each other. If time would go back, I’d still pick going to IUSD Perio!


Dr. Kelly Hill

Dr. Kelly Hill
Dr. Kelly Hill

Hometown: New Carlisle, IN

Undergraduate College:
Mars Hill University (formerly College)

Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry

Current Year in Residency: 3rd

Personal Statement:

I have enjoyed my time in Indianapolis, but I look forward to moving back to northern Indiana.  I couldn’t have picked a better place than IUSD to complete my residency training.  The faculty, staff and other residents are all great people.  With my free time, I enjoy going to the zoo with my son and husband, spending time outside, and trying new recipes.   


Dr. Srividya Prabhu

Dr. Srividya Prabhu
Dr. Srividya Prabhu

Hometown: Moline, IL

Undergraduate College:
Augustana College

Dental School: Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine

Current Year in Residency: 3rd

Personal Statement:

After I graduated from the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, I had the privilege of joining the Periodontics program here at IUSD. Our residency program is a close-knit community. Our caring, supportive faculty provide us with amazing clinical opportunities and academic mentoring. I am also so appreciative of my trusty co-residents, who are not only my colleagues, but also my dear friends. Outside of clinic, my hobbies include reading, music, movies, traveling (when I can), and enjoying Indianapolis with my co-residents.​


Second Year Residents

Dr. Jennifer Chang

Dr. Jennifer Chang
Dr. Jennifer Chang

Hometown:  Taiwan

Dental School:  Kaoshiung Medical University School of Dentistry, Taiwan (2006-2012)

Additional Education:  Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan (2013-2015)

Current Year in Residency:  3rd

Personal Statement:
After graduating from the Kaoshiung Medical University School of Dentistry, I completed a two-year general practice residency at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. It is my pleasure to join in this big family of IUSD and work with wonderful people here.


Dr. Apoorv Goel

Dr. Apoorv Goel
Dr. Apoorv Goel

Hometown: Karnal, India

Dental School: Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, India

Additional Education: M.S. (Oral Biology): University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Kentucky

Current Year in Residency: 2nd

Personal Statement:

I am excited and happy to be a part of Indiana University School of Dentistry Periodontics training. It is a privilege to be part of one of the oldest and finest periodontal programs in the country. We have a great team of faculty and co-residents here which make my experience at IUSD a learning one. I’m not exactly sure where I will end-up, after graduation, but I look forward to being a clinical researcher.  In my spare time, I like exploring new places and hanging out with friends.


Dr. Ahmed Ibraheem

Dr. Ahmed Ibraheem
Dr. Ahmed Ibraheem

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

Dental School:
Private dental school in Cairo, Egypt

Current Year in Residency: 2nd

Personal Statement:

I am just a second-year resident who looks back at his first year and is amazed by how much he has learned and looks at the upcoming years to realize how little he knows.

In my free time (if any), I enjoy reading and practicing sports such as swimming and cycling. During summer/winter breaks, I usually travel to visit my family abroad.


Dr. Justin Villanueva

Dr. Justin Villanueva
Dr. Justin Villanueva

Hometown: Woodridge, IL
 

Undergraduate College:
Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

Dental School: Midwestern University – Downers Grove, IL

Additional Education: Honorary Doctorate from Rose-Hulman University - IN

Current Year in Residency: 2nd

Personal Statement:

I am very honored and blessed to be a periodontics resident here at IU. I am a third generation dentist and have been in the dental field for over 10 years. I have four beautiful children and my wife tells me that I am happily married. After graduation, I plan to return to our hometown to begin my career in private practice and part time academics. I would not have been able to make it this far without the support of my wife and family, so thank you for putting up with a resident’s life. 


Dr. Yu-Ting (Robin) Yeh

Dr. Yu-Ting (Robin) Yeh
Dr. Yu-Ting (Robin) Yeh

Hometown: Taiwan

Undergraduate College:
Taipei Medical University

Dental School: Taipei Medical University

Current Year in Residency: 2nd

Personal Statement:

In addition to my passion of periodontics, I enjoy tennis, photography, eating gourmet food and traveling around the world. As a man not afraid of facing challenge, I hope my future will not be merely bored, plain sailing.


First Year Residents

Dr. Abdulaziz AlSakr

Dr. Abdulaziz AlSakr
Dr. Abdulaziz AlSakr

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate College:
Riyadh Dental School

Dental School: Riyadh Dental School

Additional Education: MDS/Oral Radiology Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Current Year in Residency: 1st

Personal Statement:

I was born in San Diego and I spent most of my life in Riyadh. It is the capital of Saudi Arabia, the city where I attended and graduated from the Dental School. Then, I joined Prince Sattam to work as Teaching Assistant. In the summer of 2015, I continued my journey at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and I just completed my masters program in the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology department. I am very excited to pursue the dental education in Periodontics at IU and I am expecting to learn a lot from this well-structured program. In my free time, I like to spend time with my wife and watch movies.


Dr. Shadie Azar

Dr. Shadie Azar
Dr. Shadie Azar

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergraduate College:
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Dental School: Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine

Additional Education: Albert Einstein Medical Center GPR (2015-2017)

Current Year in Residency: 1st

Personal Statement:  

I was born and raised in Boston, MA.  I also spent some of my childhood in Italy and Germany. I completed my pre-doctoral dental degree at Nova Southeastern University where I learned a great deal about diagnosis, treatment planning, and providing patient-centered care. I continued with a GPR residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where I gained exposure to advanced treatment modalities. My journey has brought me to IU School of Dentistry, where I will continue with an advanced training in Periodontics.  I am excited to learn the tenets and gain the deepest understanding of the field. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, plus reading books.


Dr. Celine Cornelius

Dr. Celine Cornelius
Dr. Celine Cornelius

Hometown: Chennai, India

Undergraduate College: -

Dental School: Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, India

Additional Education: University of Hong Kong- MSc Dental Materials

                                        University of Louisville – MS in Oral Biology

Current Year in Residency: 1st

Personal Statement:

I was born and raised in Chennai, India where I graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from Chettinad Dental College and practiced as a general dentist at a diabetic hospital for 9 months. I then moved to Hong Kong for a year, to earn a degree in Dental Materials.  That sparked my interest in dental research and prompted me to do an MS in Oral Biology from the University of Louisville. I then decided to get back to my clinical roots by enrolling in the Graduate Periodontics program at IU. I look forward to pursuing my passion in this field and to working on integrating novel biomaterials into routine periodontal practice. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading and watching sci-fi tv shows (Ten will always be my doctor!).


Dr. Charmi Solanki

Dr. Charmi Solanki
Dr. Charmi Solanki

Hometown: Mumbai India

Undergraduate College: SNDT College

Dental School: Nair Hospital Dental College

Additional Education: University of Florida, Internship

Current Year in Residency: 1st

Personal Statement:

I graduated from one of the top dental schools of India and started my general dentistry practice in my hometown before coming to the USA. In the USA, I volunteered with American Red Cross and Dept. Of Veteran Affairs. To hone my periodontal knowledge, I did my 1yr internship from University of Florida. Currently, I am proud to be part of IUPUI Periodontal program. In the future, I would like to have my career in academia. Also, I would work towards the growth of my charitable trust named “Smithasy Foundation”.

My family: My parents and my husband.

In my free time, I love auto detailing, play video games, watch movies and travel to new places. I love to volunteer and give back to society with Salvation Army and by contributing to Orphanages in India.


VA Residents

Dr. Jeremy Oakley (2nd year resident)

Dr. Jeremy Oakley (2nd year resident)
Dr. Jeremy Oakley (2nd year resident)

Hometown: Lewes, DE

Undergraduate College:
University of Delaware (2006)

Dental School: University of Maryland (2011)

Additional Education: AEGD (Lutheran Medical Center 2012)

Current Year in Residency: 2nd


Dr. Juliet Chang (1st year resident)

Dr. Juliet Chang (1st year resident)
Dr. Juliet Chang (1st year resident)

Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA

Undergraduate College:
University of California, San Diego

Dental School: Roseman University of Health Sciences

Additional Education: General Practice Residency- VA Salt Lake City

Current Year in Residency: 1st


Dr. Sameer Kapoor (1st year resident)

Dr. Sameer Kapoor (1st year resident)
Dr. Sameer Kapoor (1st year resident)

Hometown: Allentown, PA

Undergraduate College: Temple University

Dental School: University at Buffalo

Additional Education: MS Biology

Current Year in Residency: 1st

Personal Statement:

My passion for periodontics stems from a young age. My parents have both suffered from periodontal disease for decades. I have been waiting a long time for a chance to help patients combat periodontal disease. I fell in-love with periodontics, even before dentistry. I am so grateful to IU and the Roudebush VA for giving me this opportunity to be trained as a periodontist. I look forward to working with all the staff, faculty, and patients at the two institutions.