Our Philadelphia Dental Team
The process of trying to find the ideal dentist in Philadelphia for your family can be a difficult one. With so many dentists to choose from, where do you start? Our leading Philadelphia dental team consists of several very experienced and professional dentists with extensive training in a broad range of dental services. We encourage you to become more familiar with the backgrounds of our dental providers below and better understand why we are one of the fastest growing dental practices in the city of Philadelphia!
Dr. Yoel Calzada-Sanchez
Dr. Yoel comes with extensive Domestic and International experience combined with passion and high degree of knowledge to provide with the highest level of dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner. Armed with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA in 2017, he has served on a variety of committees including being a student class member of the school’s curriculum committee devoted to creating the best possible dental education for the University’s students. During his stint in Pennsylvania, he has also assisted underserved communities comprising women, infants and children in order to provide oral health screenings for babies and at risk children while also providing their parents crucial information regarding nutrition and good oral health habits.
Hailing from a humble background in Cuba, with limited access to resources, he has learned the values of sacrifice and perseverance and has imbibed a sense of community service. Dentistry suits Dr. Yoel. His keen propensity for medical sciences, hand skills and deep desire to engage in community services could perfectly fit and fulfill the requirements of dentistry. In his early years, Dr. Yoel attended The Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara, Cuba, from where he graduated with honors as a Doctor in Stomatology (General Dentistry) in 2003. Post-graduation, he was involved in social service residency in Cuba where as a sole member of the dentistry office, he successfully treated individuals of all ages and educated them about preventative dentistry. In 2007, he moved to the USA that embraced him with open arms, presenting him with a kaleidoscope of opportunities to sink his teeth into. In the last 7 years of his career, he has been able to deliver value and make an impact at several of his dental practice assignments.
Dentistry had to be in Dr. Yoel’s destiny because it aligned with his passion for excellent care, and providing with best treatment to patients. His drive for new knowledge matches the dentist’s world incomparably. The key is hard work. Consistently Dr. Yoel has worked hard at what was in front of him so that each step he takes builds momentum.
Dr. Elena Sanchez
I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you as a new member of AFS. I am a compassionate dentist from the warm and beautiful Caribbean Island of Cuba, where I developed a deep passion for dentistry. What makes my journey even more special is that dentistry runs in my family—both my mother and sister are esteemed dentists as well. So I formed an attachment to dentistry very early in my life.
In 2014, I graduated from University of La Habana, Cuba. After working there for almost 2 years I realized that I wanted to be able to provide my patients with the best quality of care . Therefore, in 2016, I embarked on an exciting adventure to the United States, driven by a strong desire to continue growing as a dental professional and provide my patients with the highest quality of care imaginable. I wholeheartedly believe that every individual deserves access to exceptional dental services, and I am committed to making that a reality.
To further enrich my knowledge and skills, I pursued an Advanced Standing Program at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and became lisenced dentist in the USA. This invaluable experience has equipped me with the latest techniques and advancements in the field, ensuring that my patients receive the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available.
My philosophy is : “ Treat each patient as if they were family and friends by devoting time, dedication and commitment, just like we do with those closest to us.” My ultimate goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment for each of my patients. I strive to build trusting relationships based on open communication and active listening. Your dental health is my top priority, and I am dedicated to tailoring treatment plans to meet your unique needs and goals.
Whether you require routine check-ups, restorative procedures, or cosmetic enhancements, I am here to guide you on your journey to a healthy and beautiful smile. Together, we will work hand in hand, ensuring that you feel supported, informed, and confident in every step of your dental care.
Thank you for considering me as your dentist. I look forward to meeting you and providing you with exceptional dental care that surpasses your expectations.
Dr. Juhi Shah
Dr. Juhi Shah was born and raised in India where she pursued her Dental degree and practiced as a general dentist. Soon after, she moved to the USA to broaden her knowledge about dentistry. She is a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she received a D.D.S degree. Post her graduation she moved to Pennsylvania. She then started practicing general dentistry here. Dr. Shah is very empathetic, caring and believes in blending her education and experience to provide the best patient care for her patients. She is dedicated to continuously updating her knowledge by attending continuing education programs and national conferences. Dr. Shah belongs to a family of teachers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, rock climbing, yoga, networking and travelling.
Dr. Dilip Dudhat
Dr. Dilip Dudhat is a native of Montgomery County. He graduated from North Penn High School in 1991 and from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1996, at the tender age of 23. Dr. Dudhat worked as a dental assistant and EFDA throughout dental school, placing him far above his classmates in accumulating practical experience in the dental field. Dr. Dudhat is constantly on a quest for knowledge, averaging six times the required continuing education credits mandated for license renewal. However, what really separates Dr. Dudhat from other dentists is his passion and love for the profession and his strong desire to please every patient in his care.
Dr. Dudhat has performed thousands of dental implant procedures. He is a former faculty member for Osstem Implant Training and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He excels in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and is certified in Lumineers®. Dr. Dudhat is also an Elite preferred provider for Invisalign®.
Dr. Dudhat is married, and has a son and a daughter who both attend elementary school. His wife is also involved in the family business. He is a sports enthusiast, with his favorite team being the Philadelphia Eagles. He also follows the Phillies and the Flyers.
Dr. Dudhat and his staff welcome you to his offices. They are always happy to answer your questions and they strive to meet your dental needs. If you are looking to improve your smile, Dr. Dudhat is the dentist for you!
Erin – Dental Hygienist
Erin graduated from Manor College’s dental hygiene program in 2009, and has been a spirited hygienist ever since. She is an upbeat and enthusiastic hygienist, that is passionate about fulfilling her role in overall patient care. She puts her patients needs first and will help you achieve your goal of overall health. If you are a nervous patient, Erin is the one for you. She has a great bedside manner and will make you feel at ease.
Erin spends her free time with her family, and playing with her adorable rescue dog Timmy.
We welcomed Erin as part of our dental care family in March 2018, and hope you will welcome her into yours as well!
Meet Our Philadelphia Dental Team
Each member of our experienced dental team works diligently to provide you outstanding dental care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Together with our dentists, they provide a welcoming, professional atmosphere for our patients. Meet our Philadelphia dental team in person and schedule a visit at 215-637-7474.