Our Team

 The company was founded by leading experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The team is dedicated to solving the most challenging problems in dentistry to improve dental 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 form 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 Team

Alex Jelicich, DMD

Alex is a trained dentist from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has expertise in digital dental technology through delivering dental care at community health centers and private offices around Boston. Previously, he received his bachelors degree from MIT in Biology

Lindsey Nowland, DMD

Lindsey 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

Chris 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.

Machine Learning Team

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 PhD 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

Orhan Akal, PhD Cand.

Orhan is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. He previously worked at Siemens Healthcare, Zolio and Intelligent Robotics. His area of expertise includes RNNs, imaging segmentation and predictive modeling. 

Software Engineering Team

Prashanth Saka

Prashanth has over 16 years of software development experience. He has been a senior engineer and led teams at Wise Systems, Vecna, Sapient, Cambridge semantics and others. He also holds an MBA from CSU and MS in CS from Temple University.

Reagan Karnes

Caidan Williams