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Lida M. Vargas, D.D.S.
Dr. Vargas has been in practice for more than fifteen years. She initially received
her dental degree from the Universidad del Bosque in Bogota Colombia where she was
in private practice for several years. She later moved to Europe where she conducted
research and published several papers in European journals. She later migrated to
the United States and after validating her credentials, she was awarded her Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland’s Dental School.
Dr. Vargas has continued to pursue higher education in order to broaden her skills
as a dental professional, and to treat her patients in a more holistic view. She
has completed post-graduate training in dental implants from Implant Seminars under
the direction of Dr. Arun K. Garg. Dr. Vargas is a certified Invisalign®, a Clear
Correct provider was well as a diplomat in orthodontics.
Dr. Vargas is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association,
the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is a fellow of the American
Board of Oral Implantology.
Santiago J. Rueda, D.D.S.
Dr. Rueda received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland’s
Dental School in 2005. He then completed his residency at the Lehigh Valley Hospital
in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Dr. Rueda joined the practice of Dr. Vargas in 2008.
Dr. Rueda is licensed to practice dentistry in Virginia and in Maryland. He is an
excellent general practitioner, known for this skills and great sense of humor. Dr.
Rueda enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing in amateur billiard league.
Taeheon Kang, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Kang received his postgraduate degree in Periodontics from the Seoul National
University in Korea in 1996. After migrating to the United States, Dr. Kang validated
his credentials and received his postgraduate degree also in Periodontics from the
University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 2003.
Aside from being in private practice, Dr. Kang has been a clinical instructor in
Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania as well as in Nova Southeastern University
in Florida. He was also been an educator of the American Academy of Periodontology
and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Kang is a leading expert in his field and has published extensively* in the field
of Periodontics. He is also the only Periodontist currently in the United States
to have completed a Periodontal residency program in both the United States and in
Dr. Kang is also an inductee in Marquis Who’s Who in America.
· Kang T. Sinus elevation using a staged osteotome technique for site development
prior to implant placement when less than 5mm of native bone exists: A Case Report.
Int J Periodont Rest Dent, 2008;28:73–81.
· Kang T, Fien M. Introduction to the SES technique: A composite of surgical modifications
which simplify the sub-epithelial connective tissue graft technique without compromising
predictability and extent of root coverage. A case report. Compendium, 2008:29:172-180.
· Geurs N, Korostoff J, Kang T, et al. Clinical and histological assessment of lateral
alveolar ridge augmentation using a synthetic long-term bioabsorbable membrane and
an allograft. J Periodontol, 2008;79:1133-1140.
· Kim DS. Kang T. Gober D. Orlich C. A liquid membrane as a barrier membrane for
guided bone regeneration, ISRN Dentistry, 2011, Article ID 468282
· Kuo L, Polson AM, Kang T. Associations between Periodontal Diseases and Systemic
Diseases: A Review of the Inter-relationships and Interactions with Diabetes, Respiratory
Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Osteoporosis. Public Health, 2008; 122: 417–433
· Polson AM, Sharkey D, Polson AP, Everett J, Kang T, Slaughter A. Use of Systemic
Host Modulation and a Locally Applied Antimicrobial in Periodontal Disease. J Applied
Res Clin Dent 2005;2(1):1-9
· Han S, Kang T, Kim T, Yang S, Chang B. Analgesic efficacy of capsaicin in periodontal
therapy. J Korean Acad Periodontol 1996;26(3):753-761
· Kang T, Lee Y, Seol Y, Kye S, Kim W, Chung C, Han S. Influence of Smoking on Short
- Term Clinical Results of Periodontal Bone Defects Treated with Regenerative Therapy
Using Bioabsorbable Membranes. J Korean Acad Periodontol 2000;30(2):305-324
· Huh S. Kang T. Matthew F. Titanium Mesh as an alternative to a membrane for ridge
augmentation, Submitted in 2011 to J Oral Maxillofacial Surg
· Kang T. Drennen C. Fien M. A modified ridge expansion technique in maxilla, Submitted
in 2011 to Compendium