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Our dental practice is dedicated to providing a stress-free experience for all our patients. We understand that dental visits can be nerve-wracking, but with our range of comfort-enhancing methods, you'll leave our clinic feeling completely at ease. We've mastered the art of ensuring that your visits are not just pain-free but genuinely comfortable. We go the extra mile to create a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step through our doors, offering you a warm hello and a personalized approach. Our knowledgeable team not only remembers your name but also your treatment history. At our practice, dental care is transformed into a uniquely comfortable and personalized experience that you won't find anywhere else.

Discover the difference in dental care with us. Say goodbye to dental anxiety and hello to a truly comfortable and personalized experience. Visit our practice today and let us take care of your smile like never before.

Meet the Doctors

Derek Conover, DMD

An expert in complex, full mouth dentistry, Dr. Conover works with the best clinicians in the world to stay on the cutting-edge of dental medicine. He advocates for continued education and advanced learning both for himself and his staff. He believes excellence in the fundamentals is the key to delivering great dentistry.

As a practitioner, Dr. Conover meets his patients where they need him the most. As a clinician with expertise in conservative and adhesive dentistry, Dr. Conover is committed to using the latest dental materials and technologies.

Dr. Conover is actively involved in several study clubs in the city, including the Spear Study group, which reviews complex, comprehensive cases with colleagues from several dental specialties. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

He has also co-written several surgical case studies for publication and was a contributing author for the book First Aid for the National Board Dental Exam.

Dr. Conover received his BS from Loyola University and his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his MBA at Penn’s Wharton School of Business, where he majored in Healthcare Management.

Dr. Conover lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Joanna, and their two children. Dr. Conover bikes to work and is on a never-ending quest to make the perfect cup of coffee.

Dr. Ryan Wainwright

Dr. Ryan Wainwright was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and attended college at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. From there, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Radiology Honors at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. As a U.S. Navy Health Professional Scholarship Program recipient, Dr. Wainwright began his career as an Active-Duty Navy Dentist, first providing comprehensive dental care to Sailors and Marines in Jacksonville, NC, and then to Navy Recruits in Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of his military service in July 2023, Dr. Wainwright moved back to Philadelphia to join the Noble Dental family and is excited to provide dental health care in the community.

Dr. Wainwright works to stay up to date on the latest dental technology and techniques and strives to provide high-quality, minimally invasive, care in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant, and comfortable. Dr. Wainwright is a standing member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and Spear Education, and is a Certified Invisalign Provider.

Outside of the office, Dr. Wainwright enjoys exploring the city with his dog, Archie, playing ice hockey, listening to live music, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Dana Okur

Dr. Dana Okur is committed to providing first class dental care for her patients. She is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest technologies and procedures to ensure her practice remains at the forefront of dentistry. When she is not in the office, Dr. Okur can be found taking continuing education courses and seminars.

Dr. Okur graduated with a degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland with honors. While attending the University of Maryland, Dr. Okur received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship to study memory and learning in a neuroscience lab. During her time in the lab, she wrote and defended a thesis, and her research was published in the journal of Neuroscience.

Dr. Okur received her dental degree from the University of Maryland, where she was a member of several honor societies. After dental school, she moved to Philadelphia to complete a residency program at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. In additional to comprehensive dental care, Dr. Okur’s time at Einstein gave her experience with a Level 1 trauma emergency room, including managing facial trauma, swelling, and lacerations, as well as treating medically complex patients for dental clearance prior to medical surgeries.

Dr. Okur lives in Center City Philadelphia with her husband. She enjoys skiing, trying out new restaurants in the city, and traveling. She has already visited 25 countries.

Veronica Szabo, DMD

Dr. Veronica Szabo is a caring and conscientious dentist committed to making dentistry easy and comfortable. To serve her patients with the highest level of care, Dr. Szabo attends numerous continuing education courses each year. She enjoys working alongside patients to get a smile they love and is a certified Invisalign provider.

Dr. Szabo grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland and later moved to Philadelphia to attend college. After earning a business degree from Drexel University, she attended Temple University’s School of Dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and was recognized by the Philadelphia County Dental Society for her dedication to the field. In the Spring of 2015, Dr. Szabo completed a dental externship with the Indian Health Services, traveling to Minnesota’s Cass Lake Reservation to study early childhood caries and early intervention for high-risk populations. Since then, Dr. Szabo has enjoyed working in both pediatric and general dentistry settings.

When not in the office, Dr. Szabo loves taking her dog on the trails in Fairmount Park and seeing concerts. She and her husband welcomed home a baby boy named Harvey Kelce in August 2022.

Sheena Shukla Hauser, DDS

Sheena Shukla Hauser, DDS is a proud Canadian who is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia where she was born and raised.

She attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  Dr. Hauser then completed a 2 year general practice residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina after which she migrated back north to Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hauser believes in cultivating meaningful and strong relationships with her patients with an emphasis on clear communication, rapport, and respect. She also believes in doing everything possible to provide a pleasant and comfortable appointment time for her patients.

When she is not working, Dr. Hauser is often found either on the tennis court or baking and cooking a variety of cuisines. She is also kept very busy with her three children - high school, middle school, and elementary aged sons - who each have a variety of interests of their own. Dr. Hauser also enjoys other passions as well, such as travel, scuba diving, and Pilates.

Joanna T Ku, DMD

Dr. Joanna Ku was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BS in Psychobiology from the University of Southern California, her DMD from Harvard University, and completed her Residency in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

As a predoctoral student, Dr. Ku conducted her thesis research on early childhood caries in Shanghai, China and was awarded the Dudley White Traveling Fellowship as well as the Harvard University Dr. Grace Milliken Award for most outstanding thesis in the area of clinical dentistry upon graduation.

At Penn, Dr. Ku was the lone resident to receive the Richard F. Weiss Achievement Award for outstanding proficiency in the graduate Endodontics program. Dr. Ku has also completed the rigorous requirements to obtain the distinction of being a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Association of Endodontists. Other professional affiliations include the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Ku enjoys spending time with her husband, a dentist himself in Philadelphia, and two children.

susan almusa, dds

Susan Almusa received her D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Almusa further completed her prosthodontics training at the University of Michigan and VA Medical Center.

Following her Prosthodontic residency, Dr. Almusa completed a fellowship at the University of Maryland in implant dentistry.

Dr. Almusa is a current member of the American College of prosthodontists and Academy of Osseointegration. She enjoys all facets of dentistry with an emphasis in treating patients with sleep apnea, implant and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Almusa is bilingual, speaking both English and Arabic.

Dr. Susan Almusa treats patients at Noble Dental on Fridays.

Video Testimonials

Our patients say.

"I came to this practice after two other dentists in Philly had made (costly) major mistakes. Dr. Conover accurately evaluated the issues and made a great plan for fixing everything. What a relief to be in competent hands!!  Everyone in the practice is so kind and friendly and professional. I've had a lot of dental work in my life, and I so appreciate the skill of at Noble including hygienists, office staff, and dentists. Never an issue, never a problem and I really love their membership program. I'll be with them forever!"

Meredith S.

"Noble dental was recommended to me by two of my coworkers and I am so happy they did so. Every dentist, assistant, and employee at this business has been nothing but thorough, kind, and accommodating. I have never been talked through my dental care like I have here - something I have really sought so I can understand my situation. In addition, they accommodated a last minute root canal to ensure I wouldn’t be in pain on a week-long trip. They are all around a fantastic provider that I would recommend to anyone."

Beth K.

"I’ve been going to Noble Dental for over five years now, and I couldn’t wish for a better dentist. The staff are professional, capable, and kind. I’ve recommended this practice to friends, and they’ve been equally pleased. In fact, they are so gracious that it makes it easy to follow through with my regular dental care. Definitely a reason to smile."

Amanda V.

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