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Meet The Doctors

Tanya Khawam, DMD | Dan Haley, DMD | Nayun Lee, DDS | Jordan Betel, DMD


meet dr tanya khawam

Tanya Khawam, DMD

I graduated from the University of Montreal in 2016 and never stopped learning since. Providing optimal dental care is a passion of mine that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Not only do I enjoy all the aspects of dentistry, I have also obtained certification in Invisalign®, an orthodontic technique with clear aligners that can offer my patients a wonderful smile that spreads joy and provides confidence. Additionally, I have a certification in dental implants, which allows me to provide solutions to replace missing teeth that can help patients retrieve their pleasure and enjoyment of eating the foods they love. My goal is to diversify my knowledge and techniques so that I can offer the best and newest treatments to my patients.

With my patience and delicate approach to patient care, I try to make your experience at the dentist as pleasant as possible. At JD Howard Dental, you can feel the warmth and a patient-oriented culture as soon as you walk into the door. Also, there are no limits to what the management is willing to invest in order to provide the best patient care possible. This is mainly why I knew I was going to work with this clinic as soon as I walked in the door and met with the team. We really go out of our way to give the patient the best experience possible, and that has always been a passion of mine.

Before moving to America, I practiced in Canada. I then met the love of my life who I followed to the United States of America. I initially worked in Texas for a year before we decided to move to beautiful New Hampshire for a new beginning. We fell in love with the beauty of the nature and friendly citizens as soon as we crossed the border.

In addition to dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my husband and newborn son. We love outdoor activities, cooking, watching our favorite TV shows, and reading. I also enjoy traveling and discovering the world. Come see me at JD Howard dental and I can tell you more about it with my lovely French accent!

 
meet dr dan haley

Dan Haley, DMD

I chose dentistry as my profession because I had a passion for working with my hands, combined with a love for science and technology, and the genuine enjoyment of working closely with people to both educate and correct issues of oral health.

I enjoy educating patients and helping them discover the paths to the best possible oral health they can achieve. Seeing patients happy to return to the dentist because they’ve been given the tools to maintain a healthy smile is just as rewarding as the patients who have made a complete transition from problematic oral health to wellness.

Education and Continuing Education

I received a BA in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. I then earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2019. I completed a General Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital in 2020.

I pursue an extensive amount of online and in-person continuing education to stay on top of the leading-edge materials and techniques in order to provide patients with the best possible experience and the highest quality dentistry possible. I find discovering new and better ways to restore and maintain healthy smiles personally tremendously rewarding.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Outside the Office

I grew up just south of Boston, Massachusetts, but have spent my recent years in Connecticut. I always was interested in living in New Hampshire for outdoor activities without having to move too far from my family and friends. Some of my favorite hobbies include motorcycling, DIY projects, camping, and skiing.

 
meet dr nayun lee

Nayun Lee, DDS

Dentistry is a field that I can be a good influence to other people while I learn and become a better person. I hear many interesting stories and life experiences from the people with various background. By listening and communicating to the patients, I can share my education so they can make their best decision. It is very exciting to watch my patients improve their oral health and general health, even life after getting dental care. Also, I learn a lot from my patients' life experience so we grow together and be better everyday.

Dentistry is never boring since every patient can come up with different outcome. That is why I try my best to listen to my patients and share my thoughts so they can make their own best decision. Team work is the key in dentistry.

I am Canadian Korean. I was born in South Korea and moved almost every year until now. I lived in many cities in Korea, many states in the U.S., and I also lived in a few cities in Ontario Canada. This diverse background made me into a person who tries to understand different circumstances of the patients.

Education

I graduated from University of Toronto in Toronto with Honors Bachelor of Science degree in 2015. I studied Biology and Biochemistry. I never stopped my education and decided to enter University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry the same year and completed school in 2019. Even during dental school and after graduation, I explored to learn more about dentistry. I worked at many locations in Michigan and New hampshire and never stopped learning by taking both online and in person continuing education classes. I am certified in invisalign and implant dentistry. Outside of work, I love nature. I enjoy hiking, biking, and I play different kinds of sports including squash. I also love reading and watching TV shows. During winter, I love going to classical music concerts, musicals, and visiting museum.

 
meet dr jordan betel

Jordan Betel, DMD

Dr. Jordan Betel is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DMD.

Dr. Jordan's philosophy is to treat the patient, not just the problem. That is why he only recommends and performs treatments that are in your long-term best interest for improved health, function, and esthetics.

Dr. Jordan loves interacting and forming lasting bonds with all his patients. He believes in providing dentistry with a caring and gentle touch and is comfortable treating patients of all ages. He specifically takes pride in helping patients overcome their dental anxiety by bringing patience, compassion, and humor to all his interactions.

Dr. Jordan remains dedicated to his continual growth as a dentist by committing hours of his personal time to learn about the latest advances in dentistry through the various courses and seminars he attends. In his spare time Dr. Jordan enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and taking in all the beautiful areas New Hampshire and New England have to offer. He is also an avid tennis, ping pong and hockey player.

Dr. Jordan is a member of the American Dental Association, New Hampshire Dental Society, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

 

JD Howard Dental and 42 North Dental

JD Howard Dental is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. The Practice is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.