All professionals at Regional Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. William Bruce Young grew up in Jasper, Alabama where he was active in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the swimming team and the tennis team. He graduated from Walker County High School.
Dr. Young completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his postgraduate studies at the University of Alabama, earning a D.M.D. degree. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Young completed a one-year general practice residency. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity.
Dr. Young has taken numerous courses in all phases of dentistry including pediatric, cosmetic, endodontic (root canal therapy), periodontal (gum treatment), dental implants, infection control and sterilization, and sedation dentistry. He received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry is an international organization of 35,000 general dentists. Earning the Mastership Award means completing more than 1100 hours of continuing education courses and passing a rigorous fellowship examination. The Academy is not a requirement, but a commitment to continuing dental education and to giving patients the best possible care.
Dr. Young is a member of the Hiram 42 Masonic Lodge and the Exchange Club of Jacksonville. Dr. Young's hobbies include motorcycles, drumming, and aerobics.
Dr. Padma Gulur is originally from India. She grew up in several small towns in India. When it was time for college, Dr. Padma attended St. Ann's college for women in Hyderabad, India. Later she received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery from internationally acclaimed Manipal University in India.
She decided to continue her education at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas where she pursued her Master's in Public Health. Once this endeavor was attained, Dr. Padma went on to achieve her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University located in Boston, Massachusetts.
As fate would have it, she made a big move to Alabama and worked for a Public Health Pediatric Clinic in Anniston for nine years. During this time, she gained expertise in working on children. Here she came to love working on kids, helping them overcome their fear, relieving their pain, and consequently earning their trust.
Dr. Padma is a proud mother of two children; Aditya and Anushka. Her husband Ravi is an Industrial Engineer. When not at work, the soccer mom of 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter is busy catering to their needs and in free time loves watching movies and reading books. Dr. Padma is as much a family woman as she is a successful Dentist who leaves no stones unturned to keep the family in high spirits.