Meet Our Doctors
Laurence G. Chacker, D.M.D.
Dr. Laurence Chacker attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and earned his DMD in 1985. He earned his postdoctoral degree in Periodontology from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1987. Dr. Chacker held faculty positions at both the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. He is n active member of the New Jersy Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and Academy of Osteointegration. He is also a board member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Chacker lives in Philadelphia with his wife Judie and two daughters AnQi and Leila. He enjoys skiing, cooking and watching his Philadelphia sports teams.
M. Ilhan Uzel, D.M.D., DSc
Dr. Ilhan Uzel attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and earned his DMD, Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology as well as his Doctor of Science (D.Sc) in Oral Biology. He then successfully completed the examinations of American Board of Periodontology and became a Diplomate of the American Board Of Periodontology in 2006. Dr.Uzel held faculty positions at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he was involved in clinical and basic science research on periodontal disease, connective tissue and bone biology as well as implantology. Hey coauthored scientific articles and book chapters on the findings. Dr.Uzel’s scientist background and evidence based treatment approach helps facilitate the most suitable treatment for our patients.
Dr. Uzel has a son, Doruk who is a senior at Boston University and an aspiring animation artist. In his free time Dr.Uzel enjoys traveling internationally and culinary adventures, as well as European cinema. ln addition, he likes playing and watching soccer, rugby and basketball; he is a Boston Celtics and Galatasaray FC fan . He is fluent in Turkish and French.