DR. IKE LANS
Dr. Lans has been providing outstanding dental services to the Northern Virginia area since 1978. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1973 before going on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University in 1977.
In order to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field of dentistry, Dr. Lans maintains active membership in numerous prestigious professional organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Sports Dentistry and the Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dental teams throughout North America.
Dr. Lans is actively involved in various volunteer organizations. He is a partner in “Smiles For Life,” a foundation that helps raise money for severely ill and needy children. He performs annual mouth exams and oral screening at local elementary schools, and he and his staff wrote, produced and directed a dental prevention play called “BE A STAR AT WAR AGAINST CAVITIES” which they performed at numerous elementary schools and hospitals throughout the Northern Virginia area.
Dr. Lans has been voted one of Northern Virginia’s Top Dentists by both patient and peer surveys!
DR. SUSAN PROPOGGIO
Dr. Propoggio grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) with a degree in Biology and Theatre Arts. Dr. Propoggio received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Concurrently, she received her Masters in Science Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Following graduation, Dr. Propoggio completed a one-year post-graduate residence program at Allegheny General Hospital (West Penn Allegheny Health System) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Propoggio is an active member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Microscope Dentistry. Dr. Propoggio is persistent in furthering her dental education and believes that continuing education is paramount to providing quality dental treatment. Dr. Propoggio has received a significant amount of post-graduate training at the Dawson Center for Dental Studies. She has also achieved certification in laser dentistry through the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD).
Dr. Propoggio enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and strives to always produce beautiful dentistry that is functionally correct. The greatest personal reward she receives in her profession comes from the many underprivileged patients who she treats at the Loudoun Adult Dental Clinic on Tuesday nights and in her own office. Dr. Propoggio serves on a planning committee and hopes to see a full-service adult dental clinic become a reality in Loudoun County. Dr. Propoggio also volunteers her care to patients from the Ruritan Charities.
Dr. Propoggio is married and the mother of twin daughters. She enjoys being a member of the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples organization. Dr. Propoggio is a member of the Kennedy Center and enjoys the performing arts. She also likes to swim, travel, read, exercise and cook.
AHMED SAADULLA, DDS
Dr. Saadulla, originally from Fairfax, Virginia, earned his degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. and completed his general practice residency in New York City at Brookdale University Hospital. Serving a wide and diverse population, his hospital-based training included complex and unique cases involving surgeries, trauma, and infection.Dr. Saadulla practices general dentistry and devotes himself to all phases of cosmetic and functional dentistry including root canals, full- mouth restorations, and surgical extractions.
Following his belief in giving back to the community and the underserved, Dr. Saadulla has participated in mission trips to Jamaica and has provided relief at US Veteran clinics. He is passionate in providing and advocating for preventive dentistry and healthy dental hygiene practices. Dentistry has evolved globally, and he takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest evidence based practices and technologies.
Coming full circle, he is committed to providing tailored care by bringing years of clinical experience to our practice. His philosophy prioritizes patient comfort, open communication, and clinical techniques and protocols that are delivered with precision.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Saadulla is a theme park aficionado. You might run into him at Disney World which is his favorite! He will be the first to tell you that it was worth waiting four hours for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride in Pandora at the Animal Kingdom theme park!
MERAH AL-JUNDI, DDS
Dr. Merah Al-Jundi, DDS, is a topnotch general dentist with more than 12 years of professional experience. Her unwavering passion for dentistry stems from her natural interest in helping others and easing their dental anxieties. Dr. Merah has always known that her life’s purpose is to work in the medical field and today, she is proud to have fulfilled that purpose by serving the community of Ashburn, in Virginia, at Ike Lans and Associates.
Even during high school, Dr. Merah had always been an academic achiever. She had also participated in a rather prestigious British program called the Cambridge IGCSE, which is a very popular international curriculum. Not only did she complete it well but she actually received the highest achiever award in the entire country. She eventually graduated at the top of her class and was the recipient of a prestigious scholarship that allowed her to get into the dental school of her choice.
As a native of Amman, Jordan, Dr. Merah chose to stay close to home and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the city’s University of Jordan School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, she moved to New York City, New York, for postgraduate training at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, where she studied under renowned professors and pioneers in the dental field.
After completing her dental training, Dr. Merah still did not stop in her quest for learning. She has enrolled in various continuing education courses to further enhance her skills and to stay updated on the latest techniques and technological advancements in dentistry. Her membership at the Academy of General Dentistry provided most of her post-graduate training, where she consistently performed at the top in clinical sessions.
Dr. Merah has discovered a particular liking for aesthetic dentistry. Together with a team of other topnotch dental professionals, Dr. Merah provides an array of dental services at Ike Lans and Associates. Their range of services includes dental crowns, veneers, smile makeovers, tooth-colored fillings, and teeth whitening.
Outside of the office, Dr. Merah enjoys staying active and playing sports. She spends a lot of her free time swimming and doing Yoga. When she isn’t out and about, she loves to stay in the kitchen and experiment with new cuisines. Dr. Merah is also multilingual and is very fluent in English, French and Arabic.