DR. MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER
Dr. Friedlander used to always hate going to the dentist as a child. So when a family friend suggested that he apply to dental school back in 1991 his first thought was “why would I want to stick my hands in people’s mouths all day?” Well here he is over two decades later doing just that. “Sticking my hands in people’s mouths all day.” Dentistry may seem like that to some people but it is so much more to him. Oral health is a very important aspect of overall health. It’s time to move past the old paradigm of getting your teeth cleaned twice a year and waiting until something hurts then trying to fix it. His job as a dentist is to educate people and teach them the importance of oral health. It’s more than just drilling and filling. We can help people improve their lives through dental care. There are links between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease that people need to made aware of. What about sleep? Lack of quality sleep will result in a shortened lifespan. An oral appliance can help with chronic obtrusive sleep apnea and lengthen your life. Who wouldn’t want that? It is our job here at Whiteland Dental Associates to provide patients with a total oral health care approach. We don’t just fill cavities and clean teeth. We address the whole mouth and in turn the whole patient. That is what sets us apart from other offices.
A little about Dr. Friedlander, he was born in Broomall and has lived in this area almost his entire life. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA and received a B.S. in biology with a minor in psychology.
He then received his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry. He did one year general practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He has been associated with Whiteland Dental Associates since 2005. When he is not “sticking my hands in people’s mouths” he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and two incredible children. He also spends a lot of time playing the guitar and exercising.
DR. VIPUL SAINI
Dr. Saini’s experience practicing in a private dental practice for over ten years combined with his role as a clinical instructor and training as a general practice resident have all helped him develop a high level of competency and confidence in the art and science of dentistry. He has had the opportunity to treat and restore various complex cases involving esthetics, crown and bridge, implants, endodontics, removable prosthesis and operative dentistry. Dr. Saini’s is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, conscious sedation, dentistry for the disabled and the medically compromised.
Dr. Saini has been Clinical Associate Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania school of dental medicine for 9 years. He continues to participate in a vast number of continuing education courses to continually improve as a practitioner. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Valley Forge and Chester County Dental Association, as well as a member of the Academy of General Dentistry where he is currently pursuing a fellowship.
“My vision as a General Dentist is to cultivate and retain satisfied, appreciative and prevention oriented patients, in an environment that minimizes stress to my patients and dedicated staff. I strive to implement a good continuing care system that uses recall visits to motivate and educate patients on the leading edge of preventive care and new concepts in dentistry.”
Dr. Saini has participated in various voluntary dental camps both locally and overseas in Kenya where he was born, in an effort to provide much needed dental care to the less fortunate members of our society. I am a highly motivated person and love to work with people. Dr. Saini resides in Chester County with his wife Dr. Sweta Shah- Saini who is a well-known practicing endodontist. Personally, Dr. Saini enjoys safari photography, cooking, traveling or simply spending time together as a family.
ASHLEY LEET, RDA, TREATMENT/INSURANCE COORDINATOR
She began her career within the dental industry in 2004, arriving at Whiteland Dental in 2012. She is a registered dental assistant and about to complete her bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in human resource management. She has transitioned her first-hand dental and procedural experiences into a treatment and insurance coordinator position. She has a true passion for assisting patients throughout their course of treatment.
Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and three adorable children. They can often be found visiting new places and spending time with friends and family.
MARY A. WRIGHT, RDH
Mary is originally from New England, and currently living in Northeast Pennsylvania. Yes, it’s quite the commute, but her love for this office, the sunshine streaming through the windows, and the fabulous patients are what keep her coming back. She graduated from the University of New England, based in Portland, Maine, so the winter weather certainly doesn’t intimidate her! She has been working at Whiteland Dental Associates since September of 2012, and has been loving every minute. In her spare time she is an avid reader, and loves being on the beach, so summer time can’t come fast enough! But being from New England does give her a healthy dose of love for the Fall too. You may ask, why teeth? Aren’t mouths gross? (Seriously, that is a question heard at least once a week) But for her, she is not scared of the gross stuff! Since she was a kid, she has always loved being at the dentist, and loved not only teeth, but helping people as well, so dental hygiene was the perfect fit for her. With her easy smile, affinity for people and sense of humor, Mary is sure to put any patients at ease.
SUE BRADLEY, EFDA
Sue became part of Dr. Friedlander’s Whiteland Dental team in 2007. She loves every aspect of her profession and in continuing education classes to stay on the leading edge of restorative dentistry. She is devoted to helping our patients achieve and maintain excellent oral health along with a great smile.
Sue’s personal passion is time spent with her family. She also enjoys reading, golf, and yoga.
MISSY WELSH, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Missy has been here at Whiteland Dental for over three years now. She began as a Dental Assistant in 1995. In 1997 she went to art school, after graduating she returned to Dental Assisting. She enjoys comforting patients who are fearful of the dentist. She understands many people have had bad experiences and wants to assure them that when they come here that they will be well taken care of and listened to. She prefers to spend her free time listening to music, creating art, reading, playing my bass guitar, and exploring the outdoors. Zarah and Jack are Missy’s beloved cats who strongly appreciate a backyard full of wildlife. Although she does not have children, she loves every second, well most seconds, which she spends with her adorable niece and nephew. Her favorite things to do at Whiteland Dental are to talk with the patients, listen to their stories, and to make them laugh. Missy looks forward to meeting you and seeing your smile!
JOCELYN EDWARDS, DENTAL ASSISTANT AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Jocelyn is from Philadelphia, PA. She studied at Dental Careers Institute where she received her certificate to become a Dental Assistant. She has been with Whiteland Dental Associates since January 2013. One of the things she admires about her job is seeing how a patient’s smile can transform their life. She has a passion for helping others; and is looking forward to furthering her career in dentistry in the near future. She is the oldest of eight and the proud mother to a joyful little boy who amazes her every day. Her family is the most important asset in her life. She enjoys watching her son play sports and spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people and cannot wait to meet you!
LIZ WILEY, BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
Liz joined the Whiteland Dental team in the Fall of 2012. She has a background in business and accounting. Here at Whiteland Dental she handles processing the insurance claims and patient billing. She tries to provide the insurance companies with as much information as possible to get your claims paid in a timely manner. She is always happy to try to answer questions you have regarding insurance and billing. Liz resides in South Coventry and is a proud mom to two Owen J Roberts Wildcats. When she is not at a hockey or swim team event she enjoys reading, taking her German Shepard Champ for walks, and spending time with her family.
KIM DEUBUQUE, RDH
Prior to becoming a hygienist Kim had 15 years experience in the dental field as a Dental Assistant. Kim attended the Community College of Philadelphia and graduated in 2010. In March of 2013 she started her employment at Whiteland Dental Associates. Kim loves working at Whiteland Dental because it is a family and everyone cares about the well being of the patients. When she is not working Kim enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
KATHY RENNER, RDH
Kathy received her dental hygiene license in 2014 and started working in 2016 with Dr. Freidlander. Prior to working with Whiteland Dental, she worked with a specialist in the areas of periodontal disease and prosthodontics.
Kathy loves working in the field of oral healthcare. “I find the relationships I build with my patients are very rewarding. Many people deal with anxiety when coming into a dental office, and I really enjoy helping my patients through it”. On a personal level, she has two grown children, loves to spend time outdoors and have traveled to many countries. “I believe one of the most important parts of reaching good oral health is through patient education. My approach to goal setting and achieving patient compliance is through sharing information. I am someone who likes to know why I’m being asked to do things, and I have found that many of my patients feel the same way, so I enjoy sharing the science behind the situation to help provide motivation.”
“Keeping regular hygiene appointments, having diagnostic x-rays taken when needed, and using topical fluoride treatments when indicated are all important parts of obtaining good oral health. Research has shown that poor oral health directly impacts a patient’s systemic health in negative ways, such as cardiovascular disease and premature labor. I cant think of a greater motivator to take care of the mouth.”