Our Doctors

Charles Mann, D.M.D.

Charles Mann, D.M.D. was a biology major at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He successfully completed his bachelor of arts degree from Kenyon in 1980. Dr. Mann received his dental degree in 1984 from Temple University Dental School and completed his endodontic residency at Temple in 1986. Dr. Mann is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has since been voted one of Baltimore’s best dentists by Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Charles Herbert

After moving to Baltimore from the South Shore of Long Island in 1986 to attend the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Herbert realized he had found his new home. After graduating from JHU, he attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors in 1995. He discovered his love of endodontics while in dental school and promptly moved to Chicago to complete an Endodontic Residency at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1997. Dr. Herbert and his wife moved back to the Baltimore region after residency and joined Endodontics, P.A. in the fall of 1997 as an associate. He is now proud to be a partner in the same state-of-the-art, multi-office specialty practice. Dr. Herbert has completed well over 20,000 root canal procedures and is consistently voted “Best Endodontist” by his peers in Baltimore and Annapolis. He currently resides in Howard County with his wife and two very busy children. When Dr. Herbert has free time, he enjoys golfing, exercising, and traveling.

Dr. Gerard “Joe” Simoneaux

Dr. Gerard “Joe” Simoneaux, a native of New Orleans, LA, attended Louisiana State University and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1997. He continued his education at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans where he was awarded a dental degree (DDS) in 2001. Dr. Simoneaux then moved to Philadelphia, PA and completed his two-year specialty training in Endodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry, where he received a certificate of Endodontics in 2003.

Dr. Sukumar Balachandran

Dr. Sukumar Balachandran was born in India and is now an American Citizen. He received his Dental Degree from Temple University, Philadelphia. He completed his Endodontic training at Columbia University, New York in 1994. Dr. Balachandran lectured in the specialty of Endodontics at Temple University for four years before joining Endodontics, P.A. in 1998. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Balachandran enjoys Hiking, Photography and travel.

Dr. Mireku

Dr. Mireku was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for both her undergraduate studies and dental education. There she earned her BS in Biopsychology and DDS, respectively. After dental school , she moved to Maryland and attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she completed an Advanced General Dental Residency in 2005, earned her certification in Endodontics in 2007, and Masters in Biomedical Science in 2008. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, ADA, Maryland State Dental Association, and Edward Pennick and Greater Chesapeake Study Clubs. In her free time, Dr. Mireku enjoys spending time with her family, boot camp classes, playing the violin, participating in church activities, and travelling.

Anil Reddy Manda, DMD

Dr. Manda graduated dental school from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and specialized in Endodontics at Temple University, Kronberg School of Dentistry, graduating in 2013. He practiced as a general dentist for three years before pursuing a career in endodontics. Since 2008 Dr. Manda has been serving in the U.S. Army Reserve as a dentist, and was deployed to Kuwait on active duty in 2013. For two weeks every summer, he volunteers his time to dental missions on Indian reservations and other places where dental care is inaccessible. Dr. Manda currently resides in Anne Arundel County with his wife and young daughter. In his free time he likes to read, watch sports and enjoys movies.

Jeffrey Gardyn, D.D.S.

Dr. Gardyn was born and raised in Baltimore. He graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he was awarded the American Association of Endodontists award for student achievement. Dr. Gardyn then moved to Ft. Lauderdale where he completed a 2-year residency specializing in the field of endodontics. After completion of his training in 2015 he moved with his family back home to Baltimore. Dr. Gardyn incorporates the latest technologies into his treatment including the dental operating microscope, which allows for a minimally invasive approach to your root canal treatment.
Dr. Gardyn enjoys swimming and spending time with his wife and 2 young children, Ella and Zach.

Nathaniel T. Nicholson, D.D.S.

Dr. Nicholson was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Four years later, he graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nicholson worked as a general dentist for three years with his father in West Virginia. He decided to leave private practice and to return to West Virginia University to specialize in endodontics. He served as chief resident in the Department of Endodontics and received a certificate in endodontics as well as a Master of Science degree. After graduation, Dr. Nicholson and his wife moved to southern Maryland, where he worked in a busy, multi-office endodontic practice in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Shortly after graduation, he achieved Diplomate status in the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Nicholson is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry where he volunteers in his spare time. He is a participating member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Patuxent Dental Society, and the American Association of Endodontists. He recently was the president of the Patuxent Dental Society and is the current president of the WVU Endodontic Alumni Association. These associations enable Dr. Nicholson to stay up to date with all the current research and to collaborate with other dentists and specialists. Recently he published a chapter titled “Open Apices” in the textbook “Clinical Cases in Endodontics” that is used in dental schools nationwide and abroad. Dr. Nicholson, his wife (a dental hygienist), and 2 children reside in Anne Arundel county. They enjoy spending time with their two dogs, traveling, and being with friends and family.

Dr. Yaakov Barak, D.D.S.

Dr. Yaakov Barak graduated Summa Cum Laude from Touro College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Barak furthered his training with a General Practice Residency at New York Presbyterian/Queens.  Following the completion of his advanced training, he practiced family dentistry in New York, before focusing on his passion for endodontics. To that end, he completed a three-year residency in endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, serving as chief resident, while simultaneously earning his master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Barak is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and is a board-eligible candidate of the American Board of Endodontics.  Known for his calming demeanor, Dr. Barak uses the latest technology to provide the highest-caliber endodontic treatment while ensuring patient comfort.

Dr. Barak resides in Pikesville, Maryland, and enjoys traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and four adorable children.