Meet the Staff
The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Smile Center Dental Group is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
 
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DR. VIKAS ARORA, Founder
Dr. Vikas Arora attended New York University College of Dentistry and received his DDS degree in 2004. From that time on he began working in several locations throughout the Tri-State area. Dr Arora has a wide exposure to various fields in the profession including treatment for root canals, veneers, bondings, crowns, bridges, on lays, implants. He has trained with some of the most respected dentists in the field and attended one of the top dental schools in the world. Dr Arora is very passionate about his work making sure to combine knowledge and experience into his work with results of beautiful, healthy & happy smiles. In 2008, he opened his first private practice in New York. Within two years his company rapidly expanded across the globe with offices now located in Pennsylvania, Washington DC & Texas. He is currently licensed to practice dentistry in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC & Texas with high hopes of continuing his successful growth into further areas.
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Anthony L. Johnson, D.D.S.
“The ease of care and trust” Over 30 years of experience in the industry with expertise in preventive treatment, endodontics, cosmetic procedures and oral surgery. Dr Johnson is greatly characterized by his honesty and kindness which make the patients feel very comfortable and satisfied with their treatments. He has the mastery and techniques to deliver top quality work and the vocation to provide the most excellent care. He did his undergraduate work at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, one of the top dental schools in the country in 1979. After which he did a Post graduate Residency in Anesthesiology at Provident Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Definitely, our beloved Dr Johnson has the art for the profession.
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Dr. Amit Patel, DDS
Dr. Amit Patel has successfully completed an academic degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Patel demonstrates a great deal of empathy and concern for patients that is essential to providing first-rate care. He strongly believes in perpetually positive attitude delivered by excellent communication skills. Dr. Patel anticipates, diagnoses and provides initial treatment and follow-up management for medical emergencies that may occur during dental treatment; performs surgical and nonsurgical extraction of erupted teeth; diagnoses and treats pain of pulpal origin; restores endodontically treated teeth; treats patients with missing teeth requiring removable and/or fixed prostheses; manages patients with missing teeth using uncomplicated dental implant restorations, etc.
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Dr. Dederic Y. Taplin, DDS
Dr. Dederic Taplin is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS. Dr. Taplin also completed additional training with the National Health Corps Service (NHSC). Dr. Taplin is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), The District of Columbia Dental Society, The National Dental Association (NDA), and The National Association of Women Dentists (AAWD).
Dr. Andrew Marinchenko, DMD
Dr Marinchenko has graduated Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2012. He is working with patients of all ages, is proficient in performing regular checkups and complex dental procedures and is committed to the highest quality of patient care. Dr. Marinchenko is extremely familiar with all of the latest in computer-based dental technology and he used much of it in the office. He is a painless dentist, which is one of the things that made him so popular.
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Dr. Emike Aliu, DDS, Orthodontist
Dr. Emike Aliu attended the University of Illinois for both undergraduate and Dental education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology for undergraduate education, and obtained Doctorate of Dental Surgery while still in Chicago. Dr. Aliu completed her two-year Orthodontic training at Howard University in the Nation’s capital and have been in a private practice exclusively practicing Orthodontics. Dr. Emike Aliu offers expert dental care, providing Damon clear braces, Braces Crofton Maryland, Ceramic and Self ligating braces. During her career, Dr. Emike Aliu has been keeping herself up to date on constantly evolving new technology as well as new procedures in dentistry. She usually spend a great deal of time attending various continuing educational learning opportunities. Because of her education and experience in Orthodontic dentistry she does very comprehensive diagnoses and provides best of the service in the office. Doctor is also a member of many prestigious dental associations such as: American Dental Association; American Association of Orthodontics; Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists; Maryland State Society of Orthodontists; Maryland Dental Association; Virginia Dental association; Illinois Dental Society.
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Dr. Shilpa Reddy Regatti, DDS
Dedicated and energetic Shilpa Regatti provides skilled and quality dental treatment, focuses on patient's comfort and preventative care management. Doctor graduated New York University School of Dentistry and obtained there degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
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Dr. Sangeetha Bhasavraju, DDS
Dr. Bhasavraju proudly serves patients in the Washington, DC area. Originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. Bhasavraju graduated from University of Detroit mercy, School of Dentistry, Michigan, where she obtained her doctorate in dental Surgery. There, she gained a solid clinical foundation working on the nation’s largest dental school patient population with a focus on the complex dental needs of the undeserved and uninsured in Michigan. As a practitioner, Dr. Bhasavraju is a strong believer in preventive dentistry and focuses on helping her patients maintain a healthy oral cavity. Dr. Bhasavraju takes great pride in being able to provide high-quality, comprehensive general dental care for the whole family.