MIT PhDs, Harvard Dentists & Industry Experts

Pioneering AI-driven


The company was founded by PhDs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dentists from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and incubated at the Harvard Innovation Labs. The team is dedicated to solving the most challenging problems in dentistry to improve care for millions of patients.

Management Team
Robert Faiella, DMD

Dr. Faiella is the past-president of the American Dental Association and the past-president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He currently serves on the board of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his graduate training from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

Deepak Ramaswamy, PhD

Deepak has a PhD from MIT and an MBA from Cornell. He’s held leadership roles at Altra Broadband (acq. by NASDAQ: ANST), Ansoft (acq. by NASDAQ: ANSS), and Q bio. He has also served as a Director at ANSYS, Principal Software Engineer at Mathworks and Software Development Manager at Amazon.

Wardah Inam, PhD

Dr. Inam received a PhD in EECS from MIT. Previously she led product development at Q bio, a healthcare startup. She has led the development of AI-driven products at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and uLink. She has corporate experience in GE and Apple and is the recipient of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Award

Shaju Phuthussery

Shaju is an experienced insurance industry executive previously serving as the Chief Analytics Officer for DentaQuest, one of the largest dental insurance providers. He also served as Chief Information Officer for P&R Dental Strategies, a dental insurance informatics company, after his startup was acquired by P&R.

Clinical and Regulatory Team
Lindsey Nowland, DMD

Dr. Knowland received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and as the class Valedictorian. She has practiced in the best dental clinics in Boston.

Chris Balaban, DMD

Dr. Balaban graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is a partner at an aesthetic dentistry practice in Boston providing high-quality care to his patients.

Adam Heroux

Adam has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from RPI, and an MBA from Rivier University. He has held Regulatory, Quality, and Compliance leadership roles at Ambra Health, Nova Biomedical, and Solace Therapeutics. He also has corporate experience with Boston Scientific and Genzyme.

Machine Learning
Johnny Riskas

Johnny previously worked as a deep learning Researcher at DigitalGlobe where he worked on domain adaptation, GAN’s, and semi-supervised learning. He also served as a quant trader and VP at Deutsche Bank. He holds an MS and an MBA from CMU.

Devin Cela, PhD

Dr. Cela has a Ph.D. from UC San Diego and a BS from MIT. Previously he was an Insight Data Science Fellow, where he consulted for iSono Health and trained deep learning models for breast cancer identification.

Samet Taspinar, PhD

Dr. Taspinar has a PhD from NYU. His research is focused on forensics and fraud detection. He achieved top performance at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Forensics Challenge

Sri Kalyan Yarlagadda, PhD

Dr. Yarlagadda has a PhD from Purdue with experience in Computer vision and Deep learning

Jack Kwok

Jack received his BS and MS from MIT. He has worked at Linkend, Trulia, and Lyft. He is experienced in applying deep learning/machine learning to solve computer vision problems (object detection, multi-object tracking, pose estimation, instance segmentation, etc) in multiple industries

Orhan Akal, PhD

Dr. Akal has a Ph.D. from FSU. He previously worked at Siemens Healthineers, Intelligent Robotics, and Air Force Research Lab and collaborated with NIH. He also holds MS from both UMass Amherst and FSU

Tommy Keane

Tommy P. Keane is a Software Engineer and former Ph.D. candidate with a background in Computer Vision and Digital Signal Processing. Tommy’s latest focuses are systems architecture, infrastructure management, and deployment for Machine Learning models.

Software Engineering
Reagan Karnes

Caidan Williams

Caidan has 8 years of programming experience and has taken every available opportunity to learn more about the art of code. Driven by a desire for clean code, he takes pride in creating well-structured code and being able to quickly adapt to new environments.

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Mitch Olan

Chairman, Dental Care Alliance

Dan Perkins

CEO, Aegis Dental Network

Jia Li

Adjunct Professor at Stanford. Previously Head of Research at Google Cloud and Head of Research at Snap

Dr. Frank Nia

Chief Clinical Officer at North American Dental Group

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