Resident Profiles

Afrah Alfaifi (Class of 2024) graduated from Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, College of Dentistry in 2020 (BDS). Afrah works as a teaching assistant in Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at PNU (2021-current). Afrah is continuing her training in the University of Pennsylvania Oral Medicine Residency Program. Afrah plans to return to her university in Riyadh to peruse her academic career.

Naser Alkandari (Class of 2024) was born and raised in Kuwait. He graduated in 2015 with a DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Naser completed his General Practice Residency at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2016. Naser returned to his home of Kuwait and practiced dentistry until 2021. Naser is continuing his training in the University of Pennsylvania Oral Medicine Residency Program.

Maya Ramachandran (Class of 2024) graduated Rutgers University in 2016 with a major in Biology and a minor in History. She obtained a dental degree at the Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and graduated cum laude in May 2022. Maya received an award in Oral Medicine from the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Maya is continuing her training in Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Natalia Trehan, DMD, Class of 2022 is currently an Oral Medicine Resident at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Trehan graduated from the Medical University of Łódź, Poland in June 2022. She has acquired diverse experience working in the summers during her dental school years in Malta, Toronto, India and USA. Throughout her dental school, Natalia volunteered in the Oral and Maxillofacial department. Natalia is also a Health Care Ambassador with a non-profit organization, Take a Pain Check, that empowers youth with chronic illnesses to advocate for themselves. She is passionate about oral medicine and surgery. Natalia plans to pursue a clinical and academic career in diagnosis and surgery.

Heba Turkstani (Class of 2024) graduated from King Abdulaziz University (KAU), College of Dentistry in 2018(BDS), and has an internship year 2019 in KAU Hospital and King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Working as teaching assistant in the department of Oral Medicine and Oral diagnostic Science at KAU (2019- currently). Heba is currently with the Oral Medicine Residency Program and Master of Science in Oral Biology programs at University of Pennsylvania.

Eman Alamodi, (Class of 2023) graduated from King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia, in 2017 with honors. In 2017, worked as a teaching assistant in the Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences department at KKU. In 2021, completed a one-year internship program in Oral Medicine at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She plan to go back to Saudi Arabia to continue her work in the academic field.

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