Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
DMD, Periodontist & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Melody Schiffer was born and raised in Westchester, NY. After graduating college from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she continued her education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following dental school. Dr. Schiffer completed a residency in periodontics and implant dentistry at New York University. She then passed the comprehensive board certification process to become a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, and American board of Periodontolgy. She lectures frequently around the country, and has been granted a professorship at New York University.
Dr. Schiffer currently resides in Suwanee with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys community service, travelling, exercise, following Michigan football and spending time with her family.
Dr. Gary Greenwald
DDS, PC, Periodontist & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Gary Greenwald has been delivering expert gum treatment and dental implant services in Gwinnett County since 1985. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1981. He then served a year in general practice residency at North Shore University in Manhasset, N.Y. He completed his periodontal training at Emory University in Atlanta in 1984.
Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantalogists and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. Greenwald enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, fishing, and physical fitness. He is also an avid musician and patron of the arts. He plays the banjo and enjoys bluegrass as well as other music of all kinds, from jazz to pop to classical music. He has been a board member of the Gwinnett County Philharmonic and a supporter of the Aurora Theater in Lawrenceville, GA.
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
DMD, Periodontist & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Kurialacherry graduated from Austin College in Sherman TX with a double major in Chemistry and Religion. He obtained his dental degree at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois before moving to Washington state and practicing as a general dentist for two years. Dr. Kurialacherry then attended Augusta University Periodontics' Residency for specialty training where he was exposed to the newest technology and treatment modalities in the field of periodontology.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and Georgia Dental Association.
Dr. Kurialacherry resides in Atlanta with his loving wife and their dog. He enjoys exploring the city with them and can be found routinely on the Beltline or hiking a local trail.
Dr. Nisha Kancherla
DMD, MS, Periodontist & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla was born and raised in Glen Dale, WV. She received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She then completed her residency in periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. During this time, Dr. Kancherla also earned a master's degree in Oral Science for her work in genetics and stem cell research, which was published in Molecular Cancer Research.
Dr. Kancherla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kancherla has been in practice for 8 years, working in Philadelphia and upstate New York before settling down in Atlanta with her husband and son.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kancherla enjoys exploring restaurants, (novice) hiking, and spending time with her family.
Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
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