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Dr. Asif Lala, DMD is a dentist who practices in Meridian, MS. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 6 years.Read his story
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Dr. Lala's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Lala "Dr. Asif A. Lala attended Vanderbilt University where he earned his undergraduate and Master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering. He then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his dental degree (DMD) in 2006 as well as his medical degree (MD) in 2009. Dr. Lala completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012, where he held the position of Chief Resident. He also completed and received a two-year certificate in General Surgery from the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Lala is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and his professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Mississippi Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Lala strives to offer his patients the highest quality of care while showing utmost professionalism and compassion. His training is broad based, but his main interests include dento-alveolar surgery, implant surgery, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, obstructive sleep apnea, and TMJ disorders. Dr. Lala is on staff at Rush Foundation Hospital, the Specialty Hospital of Meridian, Anderson Regional Medical Center, and the Meridian Surgery Center. Dr. Lala is originally from Meridian, where he spent much of his youth, and is excited to return to his childhood home and honored to once again be an active member of the community. He and his wife, Farheen, who is a trained medical internist, have two daughters, Nyla and Fiza, and a son, Ashar. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, travelling, and trying new types of cuisine."
This content was provided by Dr. Lala "To provide the highest quality medical care with the utmost sensitivity and respect for our patients as well as giving back to our fellow neighbors by supporting various community service organizations, especially assisting those that are in the greatest need and lack the access to basic oral health care. "
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Dental Tissue Neoplasm
Tempormandibular Joint Pain
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Dento Alveolar Surgery
Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
Jaw Implant Surgery
Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
Oral Surgical Procedures
Pediatric Dental Exam
Simple Tooth Extractions
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
University of Pennsylvania / School of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2006
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2009
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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10 to 15 minutes
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