Meet Our Doctors
Our founders Dr. Brikina and Dr. Rao, along with Dr. Kirakozova and Dr. Le, have invested in the training and experience to give you specialized, state-of-the-art dental technologies and comforts including the latest computerized digital x-rays and photography. These include intraoral cameras and chairside monitors for convenient viewing and accurate diagnoses. Intraoral cameras allow us to project an image of an individual tooth or area of concern onto a chairside viewing monitor for use as a visual aid. Digital imaging allows us to show you what your new smile could look like before you commit to treatment.
Dr. Prashant Rao
SCHEDULE: Monday - Thursday
Prashant R. Rao, DDS was born and raised in Charlotte. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor of science in Psychology before graduating from New York University College of Dentistry. After Dental School, Dr. Rao furthered his education by attending Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY for a one year GPR. He has continued to study esthetics, dental implants, endodontics, and orthodontics. In addition, Dr. Rao is continually up-to-date in the latest dental technology and advances. He is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and South Charlotte Study Club.
Dr. Yelena Brikina
Dr. Yelena Brikina, DDS graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a BS in biochemistry, and went on to earn her DDS degree from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She furthered her education with a General Practice Residency at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn Heights, and also received certification in Invisalign (clear braces), as well as attended seminars on Implants, Occlusion and Esthetics. Dr. Brikina provides a full range of dental services encompassing prevention, restorative, orthodontics, implant, and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Brikina is an active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) and the entire practice is amalgam free, with a Safe Amalgam Removal protocol. We offer same day metal free crowns, placement and restoration of implants, and digital x-rays that minimize radiation exposure, fluoride free, BPA free materials. IAOMT member dentists are educated in biological dentistry including techniques for proper removal of mercury fillings. Member physicians appreciate the importance of biological dentistry in our overall health, and are familiar with mercury detoxification methods. Learn more here.
Dr. B also incorporates cutting-edge dental technology in her practice, and is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and South Charlotte Study Club. She takes personal pride in providing courteous and high-quality professional treatment for all of her patients’ dental care needs. She is also fluent in Russian.
Dr. Ryan Le
Dr. Ryan Le graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a B.S. in Biology. Soon after he earned a dual-degree Master’s in Microbial Biotechnology (M.M.B.) and Business Administration (M.B.A.) at North Carolina State University. He then completed his D.M.D. degree at East Carolina University and furthered his training with an AEGD residency graduating with honors. Dr. Le completed advanced cases in surgical implants and extractions, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, cosmetics, digital and sedation dentistry, and endodontics.
Dr. Le wants to provide high-quality dental care to his patients in a personalized manner and create a relaxing and caring environment. He is persistently at the forefront of continuing education and current dental literature. He volunteers with the Mission of Mercy Clinics, Give Kids a Smile, and other various organizations. Additionally, Dr. Le is an active delegate of the North Carolina Dental Society; and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Charlotte Study Club, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Le enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, BBQing, rock climbing, and photography.
Dr. Anna Kirakozova
Dr. Anna Kirakozova DDS, MS is a specialist in Endodontics, which means she completed advanced training in root canal therapy and associated procedures. Dr. Anna received her D.D.S degree from the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry in 2005. Then she pursued her specialty training earning a Master of Science degree and a Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Chapel Hill in 2008.
While in training at UNC-CH, Dr. Anna won a prestigious 1st place Graduate Student Poster Research Presentation Award at the annual session of the American Association of Endodontics for her search on dental trauma. She has also authored and co-authored articles published in the Journal of Endodontics.
Since her graduation, Dr. Anna practiced Endodontics in Durham and Charlotte, NC. She is very excited to provide care to our patients with the highest level of dedication and professionalism.
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