Riyaz K. Gangji DDS, AFAAID, FICOI
Dr. Gangji has been successfully treating patients in the Lehigh Valley for over 25 years. He attended Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1985 and later obtained his degree in Dentistry at The Ohio State University College Of Dentistry in 1992. Following his graduation from Ohio State, he received his Advanced GPR residency training in Oral Surgery at Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, Ohio.
Over the years, Dr. Gangji has taken over 1200 hours of continuing education classes to further his knowledge as a Dentist. Some of the highlights of his continuing education include earning 300 hours in Dental Implant and Prosthodontic education through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey.
Taking close to a year in learning all aspects of Implant Dentistry up-to and including advanced surgical placement of implant fixtures, bone and sinus augmentation techniques, and restoring dental implants. Dr. Gangji received the prestigious Associate Fellow Of The American Academy of implant Dentistry award in San Diego, in 2017. He also received his fellow Of The International Congress Of Oral Implantologist award in Poland, the previous year.
Dr. Gangji also focuses on family and the community right here in the Lehigh Valley and Bethlehem area. He and his wife, Mubina, have three children who attend school in the Bethlehem Area School District. He enjoys watching his Ohio State University football team every fall and traveling with his family.
Efraim Ramirez Lugo DMD
Dr. Efraim Ramirez Lugo graduated from Temple University School Of Dentistry with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in May of 2000. Graduate from the Interamerican University of PR with double majors: BS in Environmental Chemistry and a BS in Biology. Graduated with Magna Cum Laude. He served in the US NAVY as a Corpsman from 1986 to 1995, some served as a reservist during his college days. He is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, awarded several medals, including the meritorious service medal, good conduct medal, overseas campaign medal, Kuwait liberation medal, etc. Plank owner of FH5-15 a hospital that served over 1500 servicemen during desert storm.
Dr. Ramirez resides in Bucks County with his wife of 29 years, for the last 14 years. He enjoys camping with his three sons. He loves motorsports, specifically tuning imports and anything with wheels, from skateboards to motor cross.
Dr. Ramirez’s love of dentistry is profound. He loves what he does. His saying is: “if you love your job, you never go to work.” He treats people like the work is going to his own teeth. Perfection is his goal in every restoration and is like a “kid with a new toy” when everything is perfect
Lucas Mantilla DMD, DICOI
Dr. Mantilla has been rendering quality care to his patients for over 10 years including those of Lehigh Valley Health Network where he served a diverse and medically complex patient population in both the hospital’s dental clinic and operating rooms. After successfully completing a general practice residency, he was asked to join the medical staff where he now contributes to the education of future dentists. An honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mantilla brings a modern approach to pain-free dentistry. He has completed over 500 hours in continuing education and dedicated over 100 of those hours to attending and graduating from the world-renowned MISCH International Implant Institute. Subsequently, he earned the prestigious status of DIPLOMATE from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, Dr. Mantilla is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and currently holds a chair on the board of directors for the Lehigh Valley Dental Society.
When not working, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and traveling with his wife. After fathering two boys who are now toddlers, he was blessed with the birth of his little princess earlier this summer. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Mantilla hopes to one day retire back in warmer weather. Until then, he is here to provide our patients with the same compassionate and professional care they have come to expect from our office. Fluent in three languages–English, Spanish and French, you will have no trouble telling Dr. Mantilla just how bright you would like your smile to be.
Nikunj Patel DMD
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