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Meet The Doctors

Karyn Mai, D.D.S.

Personal & Educational Background

Dr. Karyn Mai grew up in Seattle, where she attended the University of Washington as a Gates Millennium Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative History of Ideas. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Mai completed additional training through a general practice residency at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She is trained in implant placement and restoration, endodontic and orthodontic (braces & aligners) treatments, and is certified in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to correct gum recession.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Mai’s professional philosophy is that high-quality comprehensive dental care should not be considered a luxury, but a service accessible to all. Dr. Mai has a long-term commitment to community dentistry and has volunteered to provide free dental care locally to the homeless community with the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic and with Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic. Globally, she has been involved with a number of travelling medical and dental clinics serving Costa Rica and Honduras. Dr. Mai’s goal is to form long-lasting relationships with her patients by breaking down the common fears of going to the dentist. She wants to provide gentle and well-informed comprehensive care with the patient’s concerns and needs always at the forefront of the service she provides. She understands that dental function and aesthetics are critical to overall mental and physical wellness and she would like to be a partner in achieving these goals with her patients.

Continuing Education

As the many scopes of dentistry are constantly evolving, Dr. Mai understands the importance of being a lifelong learner through continuing dental education. The wide array of dental services that she provides is a testament to her dedication and training. Dr. Mai has special interests in periodontal (gum) surgery to correct recession and gummy smiles as well as orthodontic (braces) procedures. She is a certified InvisalignClearCorrect, and Six Month Smiles® provider. In addition, she actively seeks out the latest dental research and technology to provide the highest level of care to her patients.

Personal Life

Dr. Mai is an enthusiast of the outdoors. She is an avid photographer, taking many of her shots while on hiking and camping trips. Many of her adventures and travel photography can be seen throughout the office. Having an appreciation for art and music, she occasionally paints and is teaching herself to play the banjo as well! Dr. Mai loves dentistry, as it allows her to incorporate her artistic skills with healthcare and build trusting relationships with her patients.



Jason Perlman, D.D.S.

Personal & Educational Background

Dr. Jason Perlman grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, before attending Arizona State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Following a brief time working with the city of Phoenix’s small business relations team, he traveled back to his home state to attend the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He then trained at an general practice residency program at Akron City Hospital’s Center for Dental Health, where he received awards for excellence in restorative, periodontal, and endodontic therapy.

 

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Perlman’s goal is to educate his patients by demonstrating how their oral health relates to overall body wellness. In doing so, he hopes to enable his patients to take control of their health. He works closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure his patients receive high-quality, comprehensive interdisciplinary care.

Dr. Perlman views dentistry as an art he gets to practice daily. He uses his extensive educational and training background with the latest technology to bridge art and science together. He believes in building personal and professional relationships while dissipating dental phobias through trust, caring sensitivity, warmth, and sincerity. By helping improve the oral health in the community, he hopes to improve people’s overall quality of life, starting with a comfortable, healthy, and aesthetic smile.

Continuing Education

Dr. Perlman loves dentistry and has continuously pursued education after receiving his doctorate degree. In particular, he trains at the L.D. Pankey Institute and at Spear Education, which are both recognized worldwide for excellence in advanced technical dentistry. He is also a member of iPankey, a Seattle/Tacoma study club that focuses on treating patients with complex dental needs, including TMJ Disorder and obstructive sleep apnea.

Personal Life

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Perlman loves spending time with his wife, Karyn, with whom he shares a love for the outdoors. Together, they spend their free time on weekend hiking and backpacking trips, particularly enjoying when their dogs Moe and Mochi are able to join. He is also an avid bicyclist, and for the past ten years, he has participated in Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour that raises money for cancer research.