38th Modern Dental, located on West 38th Avenue in the Highlands, has a comprehensive staff of dental professionals. Learn more about our staff of specialists, led by Dr. Christopher Norman. To find out more about our brand new office, visit our office page.
Dr. Christopher Norman – Cosmetic & General Dentist
Dr. Norman is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelors in Biology. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Dr. Norman furthered his education by attending the New York University College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
After dental school he completed 5 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army with assignments at Ft. Benning, GA and Fort Carson, CO. Dr. Norman was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 where he received the Bronze Star Medal for his exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIV.
As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metro Denver Dental Society, Dr. Norman stays up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in comprehensive dental care. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and the all-around amazing experiences, landscape and people that Colorado has to offer.
Dr. Sam Faranesh – Orthodontist
Dr. Faranesh moved to Colorado after spending the first 27 years of his life in Nevada. He completed his Orthodontic training at the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active, either through the gym or the great outdoors. He enjoys skiing alongside his family and friends any chance he gets. As his patient, you can expect to be treated as family, with only the highest quality of care. He works with patients of all ages to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile you will be proud to show off.
Dr. Jeremy Lowy – Periodontist
Dr. Lowy attended University of Louisville for both his, undergraduate Bachelors of science degree, general dentistry school Doctoral training and 3-year specialty residency in surgical periodontics and dental implant training. During his general dental school studies, he graduated within the top 15 in his class of 120 dentists. In his residency, he also earned a Master’s degree in the Clinical Science of Dentistry. He takes upmost pride in learning the latest minimally invasive techniques, and keeping current with literature in periodontics, dental implants, and prosthetics. His research during his residency focused on ways to minimize bone loss utilizing certain prosthetic components with dental implants and it allowed him to become an expert in the matter of “platform-switching”. He plans to publish his results in December when the study is completed by his successor. He is new to Colorado and is very excited about attempting to improve his skiing ability. Dr. Lowy is well on his way to becoming a Board-Certified Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology (the highest echelon and honor Periodontist can achieve).
Throughout his educational career, Dr. Lowy was actively involved in numerous student, professional, charitable, and leadership organizations including the Honor Society, Student Council, AmeriCorps, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including, UofL’s Outstanding Student Professional Award, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Upperclassman of the Year, and Most Outstanding Greek Life Volunteer.
Beyond his academic and volunteer activities, he enjoys traveling, basketball, workouts at the gym, and the kinds of year-round outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.
Dr. Sakib Vahora – Endodontist
Dr. Sakib Vahora is a native of San Jose, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Following undergrad, Dr. Vahora received his D.D.S. at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, Dr. Vahora relocated out of California and completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Moving further down the east coast, Dr. Vahora relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he received his specialty certificate in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. During his residency, he received the Seymour Oliet Endodontic Award for the top resident in his class
Dr. Vahora is an avid Bay Area sports fan, while his favorite sport is soccer. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching movies and binging the newest TV shows. He’s looking forward to being in Denver for all the hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities that’s going to be available in his backyard.
Dr. William McMunn – Oral Surgeon
Dr. McMunn was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Texas where he received his Bachelors Degree in Biology. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences in 1985. Afterward he pursued post graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He also received his medical degree from Columbia University College in 1992.
In 2000 he moved to Colorado and entered private practice. In his spare time he enjoys racquetball, theatre, movies and skiing. His personal and professional philosophy is that each patient is at the center of their own heath care. He firmly believes that doctors should provide their patients with safe, honest and the utmost professional care that they would provide for their own family members or themselves.
Julie – Office Manager
Julie has been working in the dental field since 2006 as a dental assistant and office manager.
Her favorite part of the job is building a relationship with the patients. Julie and her husband love to travel, see plays around Denver, and go to as many haunted houses as possible at Halloween.
Laura – Dental Hygienist
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, and has been in practice for over 12 years. She has had the privilege to work in a variety of clinical settings ranging from pediatric to periodontal practices, as well as train and educate new hygienists in the corporate setting. She recently accepted a position on the Community College of Denver advisory board for their Hygiene Program. Laura is earning her Masters of Science degree in Health Service Administration at Regis University and enjoys all aspects of her career, especially the opportunity to help others. In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travel, reading and hiking, biking and snowshoeing.
Karina – EDDA
Karina has been an EDDA since 2014. As an EDDA, she loves when patients feel happy about their smile and leave satisfied with their dental experience.
Karina likes to spend time with her husband and three kids.
Eliciana – Dental Assistant
Eliciana graduated from Wheat Ridge High School and went on to dental assisting school at Concorde Career College in Aurora. In her free time, she likes to hike, travel and read.
Eliciana’s favorite part of her career is meeting and interacting with new patients.