Greg Fertik, DDS, MS

 

Dr. Fertik grew up in Ithaca, a town in upstate New York. He has made North Carolina his home for over 20 years after attending Williams College in Massachusetts graduating Cum Laude in 1987. He attended dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a dental student, Dr. Fertik received the Annual Student Award of the American Academy of Periodontology and graduated with Honors in 1991. Dr. Fertik proceeded to specialty training and received his Masters Degree and Specialty Certificate at the University of North Carolina Periodontal Residency in 1994.

After his training, Dr. Fertik spent 3 years teaching and overseeing research as a Clinical Instructor and head of student Clinical Research Center at the UNC Department of Periodontics. In 1996, he moved to Western North Carolina and joined Dr. Shefter’s practice. He and his family love living here and providing services to the people of Western North Carolina.

Dr. Fertik is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Southern Academy of Periodontology, the North Carolina Society of Periodontists and the International Team for Implantology. He is also a member of the Buncombe County Dental Society and the Henderson County Dental Society. These memberships along with a strong commitment to continuing education allow him to always keep up-to-date in the latest technological, scientific and clinical advancements in the field of periodontology.

Dr. Fertik spends much of his spare time participating in family and community activities. He is married to his wife, Anne, and they have two active boys. He enjoys coaching and participating in his boys’ many activities as well as golf, skiing, hiking and using his creativity in his hobby as an amateur chef.

In our practice, Dr. Fertik strives to provide excellence in periodontal and dental implant care in a comfortable and caring environment. We pride ourselves in taking time with each patient to educate, answer all questions and make sure they are comfortable with all aspects of their treatment so they can make good decisions, achieve their goals, and obtain the best results possible.

Drs. Shefter & Fertik are specialists in periodontics. We have advanced training in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. We also offer advanced laser gum surgery as an alternative treatment option to traditional osseous surgery. LANAP requires no cutting or sutures and is minimally invasive. Serving patients in Western North Carolina, including Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard. Call us today to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!

 

Dr Andrew Harrell

Andrew Harrell, DDS

 

A native of Burlington, North Carolina, Dr. Harrell joined Mountain Perio in 2018 with a commitment to providing personalized and progressive periodontal care for patients in Western North Carolina. With established practices in Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville, Dr. Harrell works closely with general dentists to find the best treatment plan for each patient’s needs. He offers advanced, specialized solutions and reliable treatments. From dental implants to bone grafts to any other specific needs, Dr. Harrell is committed to providing optimal care for what can be complicated oral health issues.

Dr. Harrell’s interest in dentistry started early, visiting his grandfather’s dental practice in Concord, North Carolina, as a child. Eventually, Dr. Harrell was both an undergraduate and graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels! Drawn to detailed surgeries and their transformative effects, he pursued the periodontics specialty and completed his three-year residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Before departing for dental school, Andrew married his wife, Lydia, in downtown Asheville, hoping that their path would lead them back to the area. Along the way they had three daughters, Wesley, Betty and Katherine. The girls love to play in the mountains, on the trail and in the river as well as put on performances in the backyard. Andrew enjoys golf, adventure races and the art of whole hog BBQ.

While living in Asheville prior to dental school, Dr. Harrell was a volunteer at Asheville Buncombe Community Ministry (ABCCM), and he loves being involved in the Western Carolina community. During dental school, Dr. Harrell received the Quintessence Award for academic excellence and the International College of Dentistry Humanitarian Award for his dental work in Nepal.

Credentials

  • Graduated with a B.A. in anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Graduated from University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
  • Graduated with his periodontics residency from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Periodontology
Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • North Carolina Society of Periodontics
  • Buncombe County Dental Society
  • Henderson County Dental Society

 

Dr Vladimir Deresciuc

Vladimir Deresciuc, DDS

 

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Vladimir Deresciuc to Mountain Perio! With the addition of Dr. Deresciuc, Dr. Shefter will be able to practice a lighter schedule leading to his eventual retirement later this year. Dr. Shefter, Dr. Fertik and Dr. Harrell were very intentional in their search. Dr. Deresciuc shares their passion for periodontics and has a very similar treatment philosophy. He will work closely with his patients, ensuring they are well educated and comfortable with all aspects of their treatment to achieve their oral health goals.
Dr. Deresciuc is originally from Moldova, a beautiful little country on the border of Eastern and Western Europe. He was born into a family of physicians, so choosing a career in healthcare felt very natural to him. He graduated from dental school in Moldova and completed two additional years of general dentistry residency training. In the early 2000s, his family immigrated to Canada, and he and his wife began their journey to North America. In 2009, Dr. Deresciuc received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. His wife completed her residency in internal medicine and began her career as a practicing hospitalist physician.
Dr. Deresciuc practiced general dentistry for eight years before enrolling in the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he received his degree in periodontology. This was a natural progression for him since he shifted toward more complex surgical procedures in the last few years of his general dentistry career. He wanted to learn the latest advancements and intricacies of surgical and interdisciplinary dental treatment planning to better serve his patients. He is immensely proud to represent this specialty as a part of Mountain Perio.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Deresciuc has taken part in multiple mission trips with Health Volunteers Overseas, an organization committed to promoting education and providing dental and medical treatment to communities in need. Besides English, he is fluent in the Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian languages.
In his free time, Dr. Deresciuc loves reading and listening to and playing music, especially classical and flamenco guitar. He loves spending time outside playing tennis, hiking, and biking with his wife, three sons and Cocker Spaniel, Ovi. Dr. Deresciuc fell in love with Asheville’s beauty and is very happy to call it home. He is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the community and building lifelong relationships here.

 

Dr Glenn Shefter

Glenn Shefter, DDS

 

Dr. Shefter has been in practice as a periodontist in Hendersonville, North Carolina for over 25 years in the fields of periodontics and dental implants. After growing up along the New Jersey shore, Dr. Shefter attended Virginia Tech where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Always having a passion for dentistry, he decided to attend the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill where he received his dental degree as well as his specialty degree in periodontics.

After completing his education in 1983, he moved to the Hendersonville area where he began his practice on Fleming Street. In 1996, he moved to his current office in the Beverly-Hanks Center where he and his staff are committed to providing excellence in a comfortable, caring environment.

In order to keep current with the latest scientific and clinical advancements in the field of periodontology, Dr. Shefter currently is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Southern Academy of Periodontology, the North Carolina Society of Periodontists, the International Team for Implantology and the Henderson County Dental Society.

Dr. Shefter and his wife, Jan, have two grown sons. The Shefters have always been committed to supporting community organizations, including the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Mainstay, The Children & Family Resource Center, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Flat Rock Playhouse.

In his practice, Dr. Shefter prides himself in attention to detail and educating and informing his patients so they can take the steps necessary to establish optimal oral and physical health.

Drs. Shefter & Fertik are specialists in periodontics. We have advanced training in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. We also offer advanced laser gum surgery as an alternative treatment option to traditional osseous surgery. LANAP requires no cutting or sutures and is minimally invasive. Serving patients in Western North Carolina, including Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard. Call us today to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!

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