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Meet The Doctors

David S. Wan, D.D.S., M.S. (Owner)

Dr. David S. Wan grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  He matriculated into the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch and graduated in the top of his class.  He continued his education at UTDB and was awarded his specialty certificate in Endodontics and a Masters in Science.

Dr. Wan had received extensive specialty training in diagnosis, root canal treatment, and microsurgery.  He utilizes cutting-edge technologies and advanced techniques in root canal therapy.  His armamentarium includes the use of the surgical microscope, rotary instrumentation, ultrasonics and thermoplasticized obturation.

Dr. Wan understands patients' anxiety associated with root canal therapy.  He has extensive training in conscious sedation to help provide a comfortable experience for his patients.

Dr. Wan is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.  He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Dr. Wan enjoys mountain biking and spending quality time with friends and family.

James C. Lin, D.D.S.

Dr. James C. Lin earned his dental degree from Taipei Medical University, in Taiwan. During his training at the dental school at TMU, he participated in an one year exchange program in Hiroshima University, Japan. In Japan, he furthered his prosthetic and pediatric dentistry training. Upon graduation, Dr. Lin joined the Naval Aviation Command and served as an dental officer for one year. Dr. Lin then went back to the hospital at Taipei Medical University. During that year, he completed his General Practice Residency. After the GPR program, Dr. Lin practiced general dentistry where he developed his interest for root canal treatments. Dr. Lin loves how endodontic treatments it able to get patients out of pain in a more conservative way rather extracting the tooth which is more destructive. Because of his conservative views, Dr. Lin decided to choose Endodontics as his lifelong path and joined the Endodontic Specialty Program at the prestigious Columbia University in New York City. Twice, Dr. Lin won the Excellence Presentation Residence Award at the AAE (American Association of Endodontic) meetings in Hawaii and Washington D.C. After finishing his residency program at Columbia University, Dr. Lin joined Contemporary Endodontics. 

In his free time, Dr. Lin enjoys playing the acoustic guitar. He has been playing this percussion instrument for over 14 years. He also enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Lin is also an avid traveler. His travels include flying to Taiwan, Japan, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and all over the United States. 

Dr. Lin is a proud member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Society, and New York State Dental Association.

Lisa C. Selem, D.D.S.

Dr. Lisa Selem originates from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Selem attended the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where she received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and graduated with honors. She then practiced general dentistry for 2 years in the Atlanta area but ultimately decided that Endodontics was her calling. Dr. Selem completed her specialty training in Endodontics from Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA where she was honored with the Resident of the Year Award. Her research on endodontic filling materials has been published in both the Journal of Endodontics as well as the Journal of Dentistry and she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics.

Dr. Selem is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Selem is dedicated to providing the highest quality endodontic treatment while focusing on alleviating her patients’ pain and fear. 

She is pleased to have made Houston her home along with her husband, Alex, and their two dogs, Emmy and Hudson. She enjoys cycling, running, cooking, movies, and spending quality time with friends and family.

H. Candice Yang, D.D.S., D.Sc.

Dr. H. Candice Yang earned her dental degree from Taipei Medical University at Taiwan and then completed a one-year hospital based general practice residency at Cardinal Tien Hospital in New Taipei City. After the GPR program, she stayed in Taipei where she practiced as a general dentist before she enrolled in the Post-graduate Endodontic program at Boston University.

During her post-graduate Endodontic program in BU, Dr. Yang obtained extensive training in both research and clinical aspects and published several articles regarding pulp stem cells and metastasis mechanism of oral cancer.

She is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists and America Dental Association. In 2015, she moved to Houston with her husband who is an assistant professor at Periodontics department in UT dental school. During her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, travelling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Yuliya Salmeron, D.M.D.

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. She graduated at the top of her class and received numerous dental awards. Upon graduation, Dr. Salmeron was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After graduation, she pursued Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Tucson, AZ. She stayed in Tucson and practiced general dentistry for one year. Her love for root canals and helping patients in pain motivated her to specialize in Endodontics at Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Salmeron’s main focus is to help patients save their natural teeth. She is known by her patients for the capability of easing patient’s anxiety about root canals so they feel relaxed and comfortable. As a bonus, she also speaks Russian and Spanish.  

Dr. Salmeron’s main hobbies are reading and staying active via fitness and running. She recently moved to Houston with her two wonderful little boys, Yulian and Aleksandr, and a loving husband. They are very excited to make Houston their new home.

Her professional affiliations: 

American Dental Association
American Association of Endodontists

Nikhil Reddy, D.D.S.

Dr. Nikhil Reddy was born and raised in Houston. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Reddy then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Afterwards, he continued his training at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in San Antonio. His passion for endodontics drove him to pursue a career as a dental specialist and completed his Postgraduate program of Endodontics The University of Alabama at Birmingham under the decorated guidance of Dr. Paul Eleazer. While attending the program, he had the honor of treating patients at the Birmingham VA for one year. He then practiced in Denver, Colorado before moving back to Houston to be closer to family.

Dr. Reddy is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and Texas Dental Society. He believes in the highest of quality care for his patients with a conservative approach. He strives in having an honest relationship with each patient, with a delicate balance of appreciation, empathy, communication, and clinical excellence.

On his days away from the office, Dr. Reddy enjoys spending his time with family and friends, whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or lounging on the couch with Netflix. He loves all things sports related and is an avid fan of the Longhorns and our Houston teams. However, his biggest passion is music, from playing instruments or attending the many live shows that Houston has to offer. He is very excited to reconnect and call Houston home again

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