Our Instructors

Dr. Pearl Lai

Dr. Pearl Lai

 Dr. Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She then went on to practice general dentistry in the Denver-Metro area. During that time she discovered her passion for periodontics, the specialty that focuses on the gum and bone that is the foundation around teeth. She then moved to Minnesota and completed her periodontics residency at the Mayo Clinic. After completing her specialty training she returned home to Colorado to practice periodontics. Dr. Pearl strives to provide patients with the most modern and comfortable treatment choices through technology and innovation. She provides procedures such as laser gum surgery known as LANAP, pinhole gum rejuvenation, bone grafts, and dental implants among other dental treatments. 


Dr. Bahar Esmaili

 Dr. Esmaili Grew up in Iran and immigrated to the United States when she was 20 years old to join her family and pursue her dream of becoming a Doctor. Dr. Esmaili is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2009. She graduated top in her class focusing on her academic accomplishments, Oral Cancer research, and earned the designation of Magna cum Laude. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology from Metropolitan State College of Denver…a real homegrown dentist! She has completed numerous advanced education courses and her clinical experience has prepared her well for high-end dental restorative practice. Her focus is comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and Occlusal issues. She is focused in treating complex dental needs and cosmetic dentistry. 

Dr. Emaili and Melissa

Melissa Masters BS, RDH

Melissa worked in EMS for 10 years as a firefighter/paramedic, CPR and Primary Instructor  before attending Indiana University School of Dentistry to become a Dental Hygienist, graduating in 2001. After 14 years as a dental hygienist she entered the world of continuing education and founded Dental CE Masters an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of Dental Continuing education.


Erica Weddle NASM-CPT, RYT-200 Yoga

Owner- Simply Fitness Nashville Indiana  Erica Weddle CPT, RYT 200
With a lifelong commitment to health and wellness I decided to be certified as a personal trainer and a RYT-200 yoga instructor.

My holistic approach considers the complete picture of my clients’ lives, looking at diet and nutrition, exercise, hobbies, as well as any medical issues.

Typical training styles include body weight exercises, along with instruction for an outdoor or at home routine.

A native of Brown County, Indiana,
I developed a love for outdoor recreation at an early age. When not working with clients, I can be found kayaking, hiking, flowing through a yoga routine or working out in the Brown County State Park or on the Salt Creek Trail.
My certifications are through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Nourishing Heart Yoga and the National Exercise Trainers Association.