Dr. Renee Hamdiyah Fennell, “Dr. Renee” as she is affectionately called, is your Heart’s Dentist™ and is president of Dental First Corp. As a third generation general dentist graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry and as a bachelor degree Registered Nurse, Dr. Renee joins the ranks of the professionals who are cross trained to understand the connectivity between intra-oral and systemic health. Her goal is to significantly reduce periodontal and heart disease in the community by educating and empowering women to be champions of oral health. She brings holistic health practices to her patients in a warm and caring dental home. She is almost finished her book, "Oral Health, The Gateway to a Healthy Heart!"™ She is passionate about mentoring and serves as a Diversity Officer and Adjunct Professor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
As a community servant leader, Dr. Renee has received recognition from several organizations. She is past-president of the Philadelphia County Dental Society and a board member of the Mom-n-PA Foundation providing free dental services to the under-served in Pennsylvania where this year she serves as community co-chair. She is a member of the National Dental Association (NDA), and past president of the New Era Dental Society, a graduate of the American Dental Association's Institute of Diversity in Leadership and chairs the Diversity Task Force for the Pennsylvania Dental Association. She mentors students, organizes and participates in health fairs, community outreach and donates to local charities.
Let Dr. Renee put a “Smile on Your Face, and Music in Your Heart".™ She is committed to continuing education providing her patients with the latest techniques in dental and holistic medicine. Dr. Renee cherishes her husband, loves to fellowship with family, friends and travel - especially to the oceans. She credits God foremost, her parents – Dr. Perry C. Fennell Jr. and Mrs. Gloria Burnette Fennell, family and friends for her success. Her mission is to Heal, Teach and Inspire!™
Wanda Ford Crawley, CDA our office manager, has been with Dental First Corp. for over 30 years. She quickly became the lead dental assistant with Dr. Perry Fennell, Jr. and was promoted to Office Manager by Dr. Renee. Wanda is highly skilled with insurances and will help you make sure that you select the right financial option to best suit your dental treatment needs! Whether making a financial treatment plan, mentoring students in the field or going on outreach in the community, Wanda always has a cheery smile for you!
Altheia Jones, our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for almost 10 years, has just started with Dental First Corp. Whether she is finishing your fillings or educating about periodontal gum health, Althia's motto is excellence!
Ivy Muhammad, RDH, BS is our registered dental hygienist, and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years. Her goal for each patient is to give them the best care possible in the most comfortable way! She is a past president of Tri-State Dental Hygienist Society and Secretary of New Era Dental Society, She is the founder of Ivy's Seals on Wheels for those who need a traveling notary. If you need notary services please contact us for information.