Dr. Brandie Ard-Boynton
Dental School: Meharry Medical College – 2008/D.D.S.
Undergraduate School: Florida A&M University – 2003/B.S. Biology
Dr. Brandie Ard-Boynton was born and raised in Grambling, Louisiana. Although she did not attend Grambling State University she always roots for her home teams in Louisiana, especially the New Orleans Saints, WHO DAT! Dr. Ard-Boynton received the National Health Service Corp Scholarship while attending Meharry Medical College in Nashville for her passion to serve the underserved. After graduating she worked for over 8 years with the homeless patients and patients with little to no income to provide dental health services for free or reduced rates. In her spare time, Brandie enjoys traveling, live music, attending sporting events and spending time with her charming husband Terrence and handsome son Kingston.
Dr. Ard-Boynton loves changing a patients perspective on the “dreaded” trip to the dentist. She wholeheartedly believes going to the dentist can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Dr. Brandie Ard-Boynton is one of Atlanta Magazine’s 2021 Top Dentists.
Dr. Scott L. Huynh, DMD
Dental School: Temple University 2011 / DMD
Undergraduate School: Georgia State University 2003 / BA
Georgia State Faculty Scholarship award for Academic Excellence
Dr. Huynh was born in Vietnam, but grew up in Atlanta, GA. He attended Georgia State University where, in 2003, he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Dr. Huynh then went on to Dental School at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. He joined DentFirst in July of 2011 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. While at Georgia State University, Dr. Huynh received the Faculty Scholarship Award for academic excellence in Science.
Dr. Huynh loves to watch The Best Ever Food Review Show, The Food Ranger and Migrationology. His favorite vacation destinations are Japan and Vietnam. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoor world, including running with his Australian Shepherd dog named Rico, biking, swimming, watching and playing sports. You can find him rooting for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, and Georgia Tech.
Dr. Freddie Wakefield, Jr.
Implantologist, Sedation and Advanced Oral Surgery
Dental School: Medical College of Georgia 1992/ D.M.D.
Georgia Health Sciences Univ. 2011/ Post-doctoral in IV Sedation
Undergraduate School: Fort Valley State University 1988/ B.S. Zoology
Oral and Implant Surgery
Board Permit for IV Sedation
Accreditation for Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Dr. Wakefield was born in Sandersville, Georgia and grew up in Quitman, Georgia, where he was President of the Student Government, awarded the J.B. Stevens Award for Best All-Around Student, captain of the football team, and the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships. While attending Fort Valley State University, he was Drum Major for the “Blue Machine” Marching Band, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. At the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Wakefield was President of the Student National Dental Association. When not seeing patients, he can be found at weddings, churches, and Jazz clubs playing saxophone, or at charity golf tournaments.
Dr. Sarah Qureshi Iqbal
Dental School: Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine, 2015 – DMD
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia, 2009 – BS Psychology (Cum Laude)
Dr. Iqbal was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, and in 2009, she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and graduated Cum Laude. During her four years there, she was a member of Bulldawg Da Raaj, UGA’s internationally competing Bhangra dance team. Between her studies and dance competitions, Dr. Iqbal frequently enjoyed attending football games—GO DAWGS! After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved back home to Augusta and attended GRU (formerly known as Medical College of Georgia) College of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, Dr. Iqbal was the Fundraising Coordinator for Give a Smile Foundation for three years. Give a Smile, a nonprofit organization, awards grants to assist dental patients at the College of Dental Medicine who are in financial need and cannot afford treatment. During her time there, the foundation contributed over $30,000 directly toward dental care for patients in need. Due to her commitment and dedication towards the organization, Dr. Iqbal was initiated into Alpha Upsilon Phi in 2015. AUPhi is an honorary campus society that promotes and acknowledges service and leadership activities carried out through various clubs and organizations on and off campus.
After completing dental school, Dr. Iqbal moved to Atlanta, Georgia and has been happily practicing dentistry. When not seeing patients, Dr. Iqbal enjoys her time with her handsome husband and beautiful kids. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, dancing and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Dr. David Lofters, DDS
Dental School: Howard University College of Dentistry
Undergraduate School: Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL,
A smile is the first thing people notice, and a positive change in a person’s smile often leads to increased confidence and happiness. Dr. David Lofters has practiced orthodontics for over a decade with the satisfaction of knowing that he is helping to make a positive difference in his patients’ lives. Dr. Lofters loves his profession and believes that his enthusiasm for his work rubs off on his patients. After all, he is a “smile maker”!
Dr. Lofters’ passion for the art and science of orthodontics began during his formal education. He attended Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL, for his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biochemistry. Both his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and orthodontic certificate were completed at Howard University College of Dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Lofters currently resides in Marietta with his wife and two sons. His free time is spent watching basketball and being a role model to the youth in his community.
Dr. Sheerin Yusuf
Sheerin Yusuf obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University. She received her Advanced Endodontic education from Temple University. Her dental journey started in India, where she obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University. She’s been practicing Endodontics in metro Atlanta since moving in here in 2011. Dr. Yusuf is a Board eligible Endodontist. She’s an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, (AAE). Dr. Yusuf and her husband live in Johns Creek raising their four kids. In her spare time she loves reading, cooking and going for long hikes.
Dr. Jason Hobbs
Dental School: Augusta University Dental College of Georgia, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Augusta, GA
Undergraduate School: Mercer University, Bachelor of Science in Biology – Macon, GA
I have always had a passion for helping the underserved. Growing up in a family full of physicians, I realized the impact helping those in need can have at an early age. The field of dentistry has allowed me to stay connected to my passion and witness the impact it can have first-hand. That’s why I love my career. I truly feel blessed to have this opportunity. – Dr. Hobbs
My mission is to provide a calm, relaxing environment for people where all their dental needs and concerns can be addressed in a timely fashion.
Dr. Hobbs is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the National Dental Association. He has also received advanced training in Laser Dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Hobbs was born, raised, and currently resides in Martinez, GA. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Hobbs enjoys reading, working out, playing sports, watching movies, and trying new cooking recipes.
Dr. Robert S. Israel
Dr. Robert Israel received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory College and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory Dental School. He has practiced family dentistry in the Duluth area since 1983, with an emphasis on preventative, cosmetic, and restorative care.
Dr. Israel continues to further his education through his professional memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and the Emory Study Club.
Dr. Israel is a volunteer at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic and was a Team Leader for Georgia Mission of Mercy Dental (GMOM) in 2013 and 2015, a charitable event in which over 1,600 people in need received free dental care provided by local dental professionals.
Dr. Farryn J. Harrison, D.D.S.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Farryn Harrison is a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who provides services to patients as young as 5 years old. Originally from Milledgeville, GA, Dr. Harrison earned her dental degree and completed a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She was then appointed Assistant Professor and Clinical Director in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department at the School of Dentistry. Dr. Harrison completed her undergraduate degree at Georgia College & State University and obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene at Macon State College.