Leadership

The Access Dental team is dedicated to providing quality dental care to you and your family. Our skilled dental teams consist of registered dental assistants, dental hygienists, treatment coordinators and management professionals who all strive toward the same goal – to provide an exceptional dental care experience to you and your family.

Our corporate support team is a diverse group of experts in finance, human resources, marketing, operations and a variety of other non-clinical disciplines that allow Access Dental dentists to focus on what really matters: helping patients. Our leaders are committed to the vision and values of our company and empowering our dental teams to provide exceptional healthcare.

George Neal

George Neal

Chief Executive Officer

George Neal serves as the CEO of Access Dental and Blue Hills Dental centers in California.  He is responsible for leading and managing the day to day business operations and departments. George has over 30 years of experience in healthcare leading both medical device and provider service companies in ophthalmology. Prior to joining Access Dental, he was CEO of TLC Laser Vision Centers. He was also Division VP of Global Sales & Marketing for Abbott Medical Optics located in Irvine, Ca. prior to TLC. George received his BS from Arizona State University and attended Harvard’s Executive PMD program.

Vinay N. Behl

Vinay N. Behl

Chief Financial Officer

Vinay Narjit Singh Behl serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Access Dental and Blue Hills Dental centers. Vinay is responsible for formulating financial strategies for organic and acquisitive growth. In addition, Vinay leads financial planning, analysis, reporting, costing and pricing of its various services. Vinay holds a Bachelors and Masters in Finance including MBA from University of California, Davis specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Vinay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (ACA), Certified Internal Auditor ( CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Finance Qualification (CFq), Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP), Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM), Certified in International Financial Reporting Standards(CIFRS), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Technology Professional(CITP). Vinay is a graduate of the prestigious Strategic Leadership program for Healthcare Executives from Cornell University.

Dr. Cherag D. Sarkari

Dr. Cherag D. Sarkari

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Cherag Sarkari serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Access Dental and Blue Hills Dental Centers, and is responsible for the quality assurance and oversight of the dental care in the individual centers. Dr. Sarkari holds both a B.D.S. and M.D.S. (Prosthodontics) from the College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India. After receiving his D.D.S. from the California Dental Board in 2003, he began his career in California at Access Dental Centers.

Payam Pardis

Payam Pardis

Vice President, Operations

Payam Pardis serves as the Vice President of Operations oversees all business operations at Access Dental and Blue Hills Dental centers. With over 8 years’ experience in dental practice management, business analytics and strategic operations management, he brings a diverse range of dental practice administration skills. His goal is to establish operational excellence in the dental centers through improving business processes in our centers. Payam has an engineering background in Bio Medical Engineering and has been with Access Dental Services since 2006.

Laura Shively

Laura Shively

Vice President, Human Resources

Laura Shively serves as the Vice President, Human Resources for Access Dental and Blue Hills Dental centers. She is an experienced Human Resources (HR) business professional with over 20 years HR experience leading dynamic teams in a variety of businesses including health care, financial services, production, and retail. Laura holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology with an MS in Human Resources Management. She is a certified Emergenetics, ADKAR change management, and Achieve Global trainer.

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