About Your Dentist

Derek Stringham, DMD

"Treat your toothbrush like your password. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months."

My Mission

"To create a comfortable, friendly, and educational environment where patients who struggle with dental appointments can address their oral health care needs without fear and anxiety."


Doctor of Dental Medicine - LECOM School of Dental Medicine

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - University of Florida

Life & Hobbies

"I enjoy spending time with my kids, Jett and Vayda, girlfriend Sam, and three dogs Elsie, Kira, and Sokka. When not working or spending time with family and friends, I'm either at Kung Fu, grabbing coffee somewhere, or out hiking."

Ahmad Akid, DDS

“Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.” – Soupy Sales

My Mission

“My mission is to provide top quality dental care in an environment that fosters education and ease of care. Every patient’s journey toward dental health is unique and my goal is to make this journey as personal and comfortable as possible.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
The Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, Texas

Master of Arts in Religious Studies and Leadership
Claremont Graduate University – Claremont, California

Bachelor of Science  
Cornell University – Ithaca, New York

Professional Memberships

Dr. Akid is a member of several professional organizations including Alpha Lambda Mu, the
American Dental Association, the Capital Area Dental Society, and the Texas Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Away from the office, Dr. Akid enjoys traveling, hiking, soccer, skiing, and playing chess.