Dentist in Fayetteville, NC
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Laurence R. Mester, Jr. DDS
Dr. Mester was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University in Jamaica, New York, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship by the United State Army to attend dental school and he graduated with a DDS degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2004. He received several awards upon graduation including the Outstanding General Practicioner Award, and Divisional excellence in Oral Radiology Awards.
In June of 2004, Dr. Mester went on Active Duty in the Army. As the Chief of Operations for the 257th Medical Company (Dental Services), Captain Mester has deployed in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His ribbons include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Humantitarian Service Medal.
As a General Dentist, Dr. Mester has practiced dentistry Fayetteville and Spring Lake since 2005. From various crowns, bridges, molar root canals as well as implants and wisdom teeth extractions, Dr. Mester enjoys improving and maintaining every patient’s total oral health. He is dedicated in continuously practicing and improving his knowledge and mastery of the latest dental technologies, and providing a wide range of dentistry services to our community.
Ahmed Metwally, DMD
Dr. Metwally was born in Egypt and moved to the US when he was 7. Growing up, his family moved around from South Carolina, to Georgia, and finally settling down in Albemarle, NC. He attended undergrad in UNC-Wilmington where he graduated with a BS in Biology and attended the University of Pittsburgh for dental school. He volunteered in Missions of Mercy and at various under-served clinics during dental school.
He enjoys dentistry and has wanted to become a dentist since high school. He is committed to furthering his education in dentistry to stay up to date with the latest clinical advancements. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sports, and fishing.
Priyanka Panthula, DDS
Hello! I'm Dr. Priyanka Panthula, a dedicated dentist and artist. I take immense joy in crafting beautiful smiles and meaningful art. Dentistry is my calling, and I am committed to ensuring top-notch oral health for my patients, one smile at a time. I prioritize personalized care, genuine connections, and find inspiration for my art in everyday moments. Join me in this transformative journey of creating smiles and art that touches the heart.
Morgan was born and raised in Fayetteville, N.C. and went to Cape Fear High School. She attended Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and graduated with her degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She has always lived in Vander/ Eastover community and is involved in the community and sings in her praise team at church. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and going to the beach. She is married and has a little girl that she enjoys spending time with while watching her grow. She enjoys being a hygienist, meeting new patients, building relationships with her patients and truly has a passion for wanting her patients to feel confident in their smile.
Marylin was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, where she attended E.E. Smith High School. She completed her degree in Dental Hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College and has served the community in Apex, NC, since 2003. She is excited to come back and help people in her hometown.
She is married and has two older boys. In her free time, she and her family enjoy spending time at the beach (maybe a slight obsession with sea turtles), trips to Las Vegas, and playing pool in the billiard community in Fayetteville. She is furthering her education by attending Manna University, pursuing a degree in Christian Counseling, and eventually becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She is passionate about serving people and wants to help people reach overall health and wellness. Dentistry can be confusing and intimidating for the patient, so she strives to assist them in navigating the whole process. She believes patient education is essential to helping people reach their goals.
Karli was born and raised in Raleigh, and recently relocated to the Fayetteville area . She went to Wayne Community College where she graduated with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She is a passionate advocate for oral health and enjoys helping patients achieve and maintain optimal oral well-being. She enjoys staying up to date with continuing education courses and networking with professional organizations to ensure she is equipped to provide top-notch care to her patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, her four dogs, and all of her family and friends.