Our Leadership Team

Our purpose is to improve your very quality of life

The Guident Group

“We own and manage several extremely successful dental practices, and face the same challenges as you, every day. Our purpose is to improve your very quality of life, and help you achieve your professional and personal goals.” – Nader Hawa, DMD and Joseph Kerner, Director

Dr Nader Hawa Dr. Nader Hawa
Principal and Clinical Director

Dr. Hawa graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Hawa is highly proficient in all aspects of general dentistry, and is an expert trainer and educator of other dentists, as well being a leading practitioner.

Dr. Hawa enjoys working with other dentists, teaching and providing clinical and case acceptance direction and help, especially in more difficult dental cases. Dr. Hawa is not only well respected as a clinician by his patients, he is also a very high producer of high-end dentistry. He knows how to communicate large treatment plans to patients, and get them to accept his treatment recommendations. Dr. Hawa averages over $1 million per year in personal production, working only 20-24 hours per week.

Dr. Hawa currently owns and works his practice in Sterling, Virginia in addition to being the Clinical Director for The Guident Group.

Joseph Kerner Joseph Kerner
Principal and Director of Operations

Mr. Kerner has consulted over 200 dental practices, working inside his clients’ practices, side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder with the doctors and staff. He developed successful systems, training programs and practice building actions for his clients, producing excellent results in any practice and under any conditions.

In 1998, Mr. Kerner was a co-founder of a successful group of dental practices in Virginia and North Carolina. He managed and grew 9 dental practices; under his leadership, these practices increased production and income by 300-400% within three years. This group was sold for a high profit in 2013.

Mr. Kerner is an expert in treatment acceptance systems, marketing, staff management and training, and practice building.

Dr Willian Kingery Dr. William Kingery
Practicing Dentist and Guident Consultant

Dr. Kingery created a very successful practice near Winston-Salem, NC, a practice that is in the top 0.5% of all individual practices in the U.S. He earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee Center of Health Sciences, after which he also served as a dentist in the US Air Force. He is a member of the AGD and ADA, and has practiced dentistry for over 30 years.

Dr. Kingery has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting courses focusing on comprehensive restorative care. He also has extensive management training and skills, and currently owns three dental practices in North Carolina – including his main office in Winston-Salem. Each practice averages over $2 million per year in revenues.


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