Meet The Team
Dr. Sheri Nawabi
A postgraduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington,D.C., she regularly upgrades her clinical skills by attending continuing education courses covering all areas of cosmetic and general dentistry. She has attended seminars hosted by some of the most reputable speakers in the world.
Dr. Nawabi is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and DC Dental Society and WIDS.
Dr. T. Matthew Jacks
In private practice, oral surgeons are quick to promote their scope of care, but very few are willing to report their actual experience level. Dr Jacks is represented below:
Dental Implants: over 2,500
Complex Dental Implant – based prosthesis: over 70 cases
Wisdom Teeth: over 5,000 cases
Orthognathic (surgical movement of jaws): over 350 cases
TMJ surgery (minor): over 275 cases
TMJ surgery (major): over 80 cases
Facial Reconstructive (major): over 90 cases
Facial Cosmetic: over 100 cases
At the University of North Carolina, Dr Jacks trained at one of the best Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs in the United States focusing on reconstructive surgery of the face and jaws. Upon completion of residency, he was appointed attending surgeon to the US Navy’s flagship hospital in Bethesda, MD, during the height of the Iraq war. He surgically rehabilitated 34 soldiers, sailors, and marines from their initial IED blasts and facial combat injuries to final maxillofacial reconstruction, cosmetic, and dental implant-based prosthesis. Having built tremendous professional relationships with all dental specialties during this demanding time, Dr Jacks knows all too well the benefits of a multi-disciplinary team. As a result, he was awarded the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Medal.
Next, Dr Jacks accepted orders to the NATO base in Sicily, Italy, where he was the Director for Surgery at the US Naval Hospital. He served as the chief surgical liaison during the NATO strikes on Libya and provided multinational force support for deployed and stationed troops. As a result, he received his second Meritorious Service Medal.
Finally, Dr Jacks returned to Maryland and was appointed Department Chief of the military’s largest and premiere Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. To date, Dr Jacks has trained 54 oral surgeons, and co-trained periodontists, prosthodontists, and general dentists (50 GPRs). Most importantly, he feels privileged to have spent two decades taking care of our nation’s wounded warriors, leaders and their families.
Currently Dr Jacks and his wife, Heather, live in Darnestown, MD. They have four children, three dogs, three chickens, and one cat. Dr Jacks’ hobby is whatever his wife tells him to do.
Dr. S. Christopher Jreissaty
Comprehensive Dentristy & Endodontics
Dr Jreissaty is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.Over the span of his career , he pursued over 2000 hours of continuing education in all areas of General Practice which has helped him perform his skills at the highest standards of care.
Dr. Daniel Honl
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DR. DANIEL HONL HAS RECENTLY JOINED OUR PRACTICE. WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE DR. DANIEL HONL
Dr. Daniel Honl is originally from Wisconsin. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry. He subsequently was awarded the Navy Health Professions Scholarship and attended Marquette University School of Dentistry. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009 and was awarded the AAOMS Oral Surgery Dental School Achievement Award.
After completing his first tour at Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot, he was selected for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He successfully completed the residency before transferring to Naval Station Great Lakes where he became the Program Director of the Navy’s only Advanced Clinical Program in Exodontia. His other achievements include instructing classes in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and IV Sedation, becoming Board Certified, and providing professional presentations to dental societies and residencies.
He is currently Department Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS). He is responsible for training residents of every dental specialty and is Director of the NPDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Board Review Course.
Dr. Honl is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Amanda Polack
After dental school, Dr. Polack received her orthodontic training at the University of Minnesota. During her residency, she did research on enzymes that aid in bone remodeling during tooth movement and wrote a thesis on her project to earn a Master’s Degree in Dentistry. After residency, Dr. Polack practiced in Chicago and stayed current with the latest orthodontic techniques by attending numerous continuing education courses. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Polack enjoys traveling and has been to more than 30 countries. Highlights of her trips include running a marathon in the Czech Republic, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, scuba diving in Thailand, and cycling for three weeks in Laos.
Dr. Polack and her husband are happy to call the D.C. area their home.