Dr. Samuel Kratchman
Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received both a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. from Tufts University in Boston. Sam then entered The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Certificate of Endodontics.
A prominent leader in his field, Dr. Kratchman currently teaches at U. Penn as an Associate Professor of Endodontics, and he is the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program. He frequently lectures on several Endodontic topics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, and Asia.
Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on Endodontics, and has co-authored the textbook of Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Kim in 2017. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their "Best of" issues.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Since 1998, Dr. Kenneth Lee has been providing exceptional Endodontic care in the Greater Philadelphia region. Dr. Lee earned his undergraduate and dental degrees at The University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and 1995, respectively. After spending a year of residency at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, he returned to U Penn for Endodontic Specialty program where he received the Certificate of Endodontics.
He is a member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. He also belongs to the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Chester/Delaware County Dental Society along with local study groups.
Both Philadelphia Magazine and Mainline Today honor Dr. Lee as the “Top dentist” in the field of Endodontics each year.
Dr. Lee serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a clinical faculty for both dental students and Endodontic residents.
He is an enthusiastic fan of Philadelphia sports teams and enjoys playing golf.
Dr. Allen Yang
Dr. Allen Yang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his D.D.S. from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, where he was awarded the best intern doctor. Dr. Yang then entered The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Certificate of Endodontics and his D.M.D., and where he continues to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics.
After exploring life in Northern Virginia for almost four years (where Dr. Yang was voted the top Endodontist in the area), he and his family decided to return home to Philadelphia. Dr. Yang, his wife Laura, and their two children, Byron and Bethany, currently live in the Main Line area. Dr. Yang is actively involved in volunteering in local dental societies. Both Main Line Today and Philadelphia Magazine have honored Dr. Yang as the area's Top Endodontist.
Dr. Ameir Eltom
Dr. Ameir Eltom received his Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He graduated with honors, received the “Dean's Salutatorian” award, and was inducted into the TKO Honor Society. Dr. Eltom then completed a one-year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency, where he worked with children and adults with disabilities and gained valuable experience in hospital dentistry. He received the “Best Resident Award” for the highest degree of professionalism with patients, staff, and faculty.
The next two years were spent in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area, before moving east in 2010 to join the Endodontics Department at The University of Pennsylvania. There, Dr. Eltom completed his specialty training and was awarded the “Grossman Award” for outstanding proficiency in the Endodontics graduate program.
Dr. Eltom is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Endodontics). He is a part-time faculty member at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and Chester County Dental Society.
Dr. Lindi Orlin
Dr. Lindi Orlin grew up just outside Philadelphia in Lower Merion. She ventured to Atlanta for her undergraduate studies, completing a B.S. in Biology at Emory University, before returning to Philadelphia for her dental training at The University of Pennsylvania.
After graduating in 2008, she completed a general practice residency at Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey and practiced general dentistry in Manhattan for five years before once again returning to U. Penn to start her Endodontics training. Dr. Orlin earned the prestigious “Louis Grossman Award '' during her Endo training for being the most outstanding resident. Main Line Today and Philadelphia Magazine have honored Dr. Orlin as one of the area's Top Endodontists.
Dr. Orlin and her husband reside in Penn Valley, where they enjoy running and training for races, as well as enjoying time outside with their son Max and daughters Viviene and Isabelle.
Dr. Rami Elsabee
Dr. Rami Elsabee is a board-certified endodontist who received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with honors in Management of Medically Complex Patients. He also was awarded the Siegel Memorial Award in Endodontics, the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators achievement award, and the International Dentist Award.
Dr. Elsabee then completed his endodontic residency training at the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded the highly coveted Louis I. Grossman Award as the top endodontic resident. During his residency, he taught advanced-level surgical endodontics to dentists and endodontists from all over the world. He is currently a part-time clinical faculty at the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Alex Ruch
Alex Ruch, DMD is a Philadelphia native. Dr. Ruch attended the University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate and graduate studies, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors distinction in Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Alex has been recognized with several awards from the Academy of Gold Foil Operators and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, including the Dr. Leonard Abrams Award given to the top predoctoral candidate in operative dentistry.
Alex was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in 2011. He completed Officer Development School in 2012 and upon graduating from dental school in 2015, was promoted to Lieutenant. While serving on active duty, Alex was stationed at the Naval Station Norfolk and New London Submarine Base. He completed his commitment to the Navy and remains on inactive duty. Alex then returned to Penn where he received his Certificate in Endodontics. Main Line Today and Philadelphia Magazine have honored Dr. Ruch as one of the top Endodontists in the area.
When he is not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and is also a commissioned painter.