About Your Dentist

Ajlal Z. Ahmed, DMD

"Dentistry encompasses everything I love: working with my hands and making people smile. I have the unique privilege of making smiles for a living be it in the literal sense of designing a smile makeover, or having patients overcome their fears about dentistry."

My Mission

"My mission is to put my patients' needs and comfort before anything else. I strive to practice dentistry with compassion, confidence, and integrity in a pain-free environment."

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida

In order to provide his patients with the most up-to-date services, Dr. Ahmed seeks out advanced training opportunities to learn about the latest techniques and issues in dentistry. He is extensively trained in implants, endodontics, and oral surgery.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Ahmed is an active member and a pre-fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is certified in oral sedation and is an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ahmed has previously been involved with the Healthy Mouth Movement, which provides free dental care to underserved communities. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys cooking, eating, going to the gym, reading, traveling, going to the movies, and spending time with his family.

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Kristen Whittingham, DMD

“If you’ve put a smile on someone’s face today, you’ve done more good than you know.” - Richelle E. Goodrich

My Mission

“I am passionate about creating long-lasting relationships with my patient family. My mission is to treat every patient as an individual and create treatment plans to fit their unique needs. I strive to foster a stress-free environment and help my patients overcome any dental fears they may have. My goal is to maintain their trust and confidence in my ability to always act in their best interest and provide quality care.”

Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

Professional Memberships

Dr. Whittingham is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Although Dr. Whittingham was born and raised in Miami, she currently calls Orlando home. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Whittingham enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs, Harley and Moose. She can often be found traveling, visiting theme parks, trying new restaurants, or being near the ocean.