Partner, Business Manager
Akpo is our Business Manager. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and he holds a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of Business. Prior to entering the dental field, Akpo worked as a Venture Capital and Private Equity Executive Recruiter and served as the Director of Operations for an international construction and real estate firm.
Akpo manages all non-clinical operations for our practice, and together with the doctors and the rest of the team, helps provide our patients with the most brilliant and best care available. Akpo is engaged in blustery badinage with patients and staff—usually trying to convince anyone to indulge in some snacks or other tasty treats. An avid Manchester United and general sports fan, Akpo is also the reason ESPN is typically playing in our waiting room.
In his spare time, Akpo loves playing soccer, trying to learn new sports (up next: golf), doling out hugs, annoying his wife, and spending as much time with his three young daughters as possible.
Carmen was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico and obtained her Business Management degree from Allied College. Prior to upgrading to the dental industry she worked in hospitality for 4 years before taking a role in the banking industry culminating in her position as a VP for The Mortgage Shop. Carmen has now been running practices for 11 years and is cross-trained in Medical Billing and Coding. As such, she is uniquely skilled at helping patients maximize their insurance benefits, as well as helping them find appointments that fit their busy schedules. As someone very family-oriented, Carmen loves relaxing with her husband, Kareem, and spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren!
Fun fact: Carmen is an only child, a mother of five, stepmom to four children, and a proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren!
Julie Lewis is a Dental Hygienist with over 20 years of experience. She went to Camden County College where she obtained her Dental Hygiene degree. She also has her Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison University. She has been a avid student of Hygiene Continuing Education, where she has continued to hone her craft over 2 decades. She has developed a strong passion for periodontal care, and really loves educating patients on the incomparable long-term benefits of good periodontal health
During her free time Julie really enjoys reading books, exercising, hiking, cooking, and taking care of her garden. She is also very passionate about volunteering. She has been involved in events such as Veterans Day at The Arc of Gloucester, Special Olympics events as well as Mission of Mercy, a local Philadelphia and New Jersey event. Julie is also a board member of the South Jersey Dental Association. Julies is both license in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.