Dental School: University of Florida 1988/DMD
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland 1984/BS Zoology
Dr. Michael Pellegrinon joined DentFirst in 1989. He received his high school degree in Germany where he lived with his parents who were in the United States military. As a result, he is fluent in German and has had the opportunity to travel extensively through Europe.
Dr. Pellegrinon spends his free time renovating his older Atlanta home, through restoring furniture, and working on his home computer. (His latest interest is computer generated music using his keyboard’s MIDI interface.) He also enjoys gardening, walking and cycling when he gets a chance.
He particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and making beautiful smiles for his patients. Patients can visit Dr. Pellegrinon at the DentFirst Norcross and Duluth offices.
Dental School: Medical College of Georgia 1976/DMD
Undergraduate School: Emory University 1972/BS Chemistry & Biology
Dr. Piede was born in the Bronx, New York. He was raised in Atlanta. He graduated from St. Pius X High School where he was President of the National Honor Society for the State of Georgia, editor of the Golden Lines newspaper and a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He also played baseball for the Clairemont baseball association. While attending Emory University, Dr. Piede achieved the Dean’s List, was a Phi Beta Kappa nominee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry.
Following graduation from dental school where Dr. Piede achieved a Doctorate in Dental Medicine he completed a general practice dental residency at the United States Public Health Hospital in Staten Island, New York. It was there that he met his wife as she worked with him as an oral surgery assistant. He was then assigned to the hospital staff at the United States Public Health Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Piede practiced dentistry in the Decatur area before joining DentFirst in 1992. He lives in Dunwoody with his wife, Irene, of 35 years, and their two sons John and Tony.
Bob enjoys home repair projects which keep him busy. He also enjoys collecting canes, stamps, knives, ivory carvings and Meerschaum pipes. One of his favorite pastimes is shopping with his wife. Dr. Piede still enjoys dentistry after 40 years of practice. He sees every day as a new adventure. He particularly enjoys restoring smiles with crowns and removable prosthetics. He has no plans to retire because dentistry has always been what he wanted to do since the age of twelve.
Patients can visit Dr. Piede at the DentFirst Norcross and Duluth offices.
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania 1978/ D.M.D.
Undergraduate School: University of New Hampshire 1974/BA Chemistry English
Dr. Pomazon was born in Canton, Ohio and grew up in Dover, New Hampshire. After graduating from dental school, he practiced in Honolulu for several years. It was there he met his wife, Suzy, before relocating to Georgia in 1981. He currently resides in East Cobb with his wife, daughter, Jessie and son, Caleb.
Dr. Pomazon has a passion for dentistry, but when he is not treating patients he enjoys backpacking, and hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail. He and his family attend Eastside Baptist Church. His other interests include auto repair and home improvement projects. He has been a part of the DentFirst team since 1993.
Patients can visit Dr. Pomazon at the DentFirst Kennesaw office.
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania 1991/ D.M.D.
Undergraduate School: National University of Iran 1980
Dr. Sadri was born in Tabriz, the Northern Province capital of Azarbaijan. In 1985, Dr. Sadri and her husband moved to Pennsylvania in order for him to achieve his doctorate in engineering. In 1986, Dr. Sadri gave birth to their daughter, Elika, who is now a dedicated violinist. From 1991 until 1999 she practiced general dentistry in the Philadelphia area where she received her certification in Implantology and was a faculty member at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine from 1994 until 1999. During her employment at the university, she received the Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Teaching for her extraordinary accomplishments as an instructor. In 1999, she and her family relocated to Johns Creek, GA and she joined the DentFirst team in July 2000.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and her other interests include traveling, reading books, hiking, and listening to Persian and Western music. She has traveled to most European countries. She is fluent in English, Turkish (Azari), and Farsi.
Patients can visit her at the DentFirst Buford office.
Dental School: University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine 2013/DDS
Undergraduate School: Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University 1998/ BS Stomatology and Dental Medicine
Dr. Salazar was born in Lima, Peru, but moved to Dundee, Scotland shortly thereafter. When he was 5 years old, he and his family moved back to Peru. Dr. Salazar was then enrolled into a British School called Markham College. After graduating from high school, he attended Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University where he earned his Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Stomatology and Dental Surgery in 1998 and has been practicing privately since. In 2003, Dr. Salazar had the opportunity to work for Dr. Greg Vigoren in Southern California for a few months learning how to build a successful practice. In March 2010, Dr. Salazar moved to Atlanta and worked as a Dental Assistant while applying to universities in the United States. He was accepted into the International Student Program of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver in June 2011 and graduated in December 2013. In his spare time, Dr. Salazar enjoys playing sports such as tennis, volleyball, soccer and basketball. He and his wife, Geraldine, are expecting their first child in late September! Dr. Salazar also enjoys watching movies, traveling and relaxing at the beach. While he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Salazar has a special interest in Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Patients can visit Dr. Salazar at the DentFirst Smyrna and Lenox locations.
Dental School: Medical College of Virginia / DDS
New York University, MS in Orthodontics
Undergraduate School: University of Richmond 1992 / B.S. Biology
Dr. Salyer, his wife Sherry, and their children, currently live in Duluth. While attending the University of Richmond, he met Sherry and became a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Dr. Salyer graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia. Currently, Dr. Salyer is a member of The American Dental Association, The Georgia Dental Association and The American Association of Orthodontists. During his leisure time he enjoys playing tennis, in which he and his wife compete at mixed doubles for ALTA and USTA. He also enjoys golfing, and surfing the net. Dr. Salyer and his family also like to travel and have visited Amsterdam, Paris and Prague. Future excursion plans include Africa and Australia.
Dr. Salyer joined DentFirst in July of 1999 and patients can visit him in our Cumming, McDonough, Buford, and Lenox offices.
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dentistry 2008/D.M.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia 2003/B.S. Psychology
Dr. Sandvi was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia. He was a Dean’s List student at the University of Georgia, and in dental school, volunteered his time in a program bringing dentistry to pre-school children. After graduating from Tufts Dental School, Dr. Sandvi continued his dental training in a year-long advanced residency program treating Native Americans on the Navajo reservation in Winslow, Arizona. In his spare time, Chris enjoys cooking, hiking, running, golfing, fresh-water bass fishing, tennis, snow skiing, and NASCAR racing (ask him about his favorite driver). He is also a huge UGA football fan!
Dr. Sandvi is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, a member of the American Dental Association, and loves all of the aspects and challenges of restorative and surgical dentistry.
Patients can visit Dr. Sandvi at the DentFirst Lithonia and McDonough offices.
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dentistry 2008/D.M.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan 2003/B.S. Psychology
Dr. Musicer-Sandvi was born and grew up in Tucker and Johns Creek, Georgia. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Wendy worked at the University of Michigan Hospital, both in the Pediatric Cardiology unit, and at the Oral and Maxillofacial clinic where she helped create advanced prosthetic devices for surgically compromised patients. While at Tufts Dental School in Boston, she was selected as a clinical teaching assistant to help other students, took a leadership role in the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and was a volunteer for the Special Olympics program. After graduation, Dr. Musicer-Sandvi continued her dental training in a year-long advanced residency program in Winslow, Arizona where she treated Native Americans on the Navajo reservation. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking / baking, hiking, running, tennis, NASCAR races, and snow skiing. Dr. Musicer-Sandvi loves helping her patients smile with new advances in cosmetic dentistry and enjoys all the aspects and challenges of restorative dentistry.
Patients can visit Dr. Musicer-Sandvi at our DentFirst Kennesaw and Lenox offices.
Dental School: New York University College of Dentistry 2009 / DDS Undergraduate School: University of Georgia 2004 / B.S. Microbiology
Dr. Sarembock was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, grew up in southern California, and then moved to Atlanta where he went on to complete his undergraduate studies in Athens at the University of Georgia. After working as an oral surgery assistant for a year in Atlanta he then went to New York University for dental school. After dental school he completed a hospital-based general practice residency program in the Bronx for additional expertise. He currently resides in the Atlanta area and enjoys playing golf and tennis, going snowboarding, traveling, reading, and watching movies. He is interested in all aspects of dentistry from surgery to cosmetics. He practices at the Lenox, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek DentFirst locations.
Patients can visit Dr. Sarembock at the DentFirst Perimeter, Lenox and Lithonia offices.
Dental School: Howard University 2001/D.D.S.
Undergraduate School: Howard University 1997
Dr. Shearin was born in Manassas, Virginia and grew up in Virginia Beach. In college, he was part of a research project team in the molecular-biology department studying bacteria modification. Every year he was a Dean’s List student for his academic excellence. Following his graduation from Dental School, Dr. Shearin continued his training in a one-year residency program at the Veteran’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Currently, he lives in the Grant Park area of Atlanta and in his spare time, enjoys cooking (he claims to be the grill king), traveling the Caribbean and South America, winning trivia contests, going to the movies, and reading a wide variety of non-fiction books (ask him about his current book). Dr. Shearin enjoys all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and is a member of the National Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Patients can visit Dr. Shearin at the DentFirst Jonesboro office.