Meet the Doctors

About Our Doctors

Mark R. Bedford, D.D.S.

Dr. Bedford graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1978 with a degree in dentistry and attended the yearlong post-graduate Gnathological Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation course at Ohio State University. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Society, the Ohio Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Bedford has done extensive work in the field of reconstructive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ). He focuses on comprehensive treatment with an emphasis on preventive dentistry.

Shahid Mahmood, D.D.S.

Dr. Mahmood received his degree in dentistry from Nishtar Medical and Dental College in Multan, Pakistan in 1991. He stays on top of the latest dental advances and the newest state-of-the-art equipment through continuing education to better serve patients and their families with outstanding dental care.

Simon Lee, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Lee earned his dental degree from Seoul National University Dental College in Korea in 1993. After seven years of general practice, he pursued a specialty in periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He graduated with a degree of Master of Science in Dentistry and became board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Lee has been teaching graduate periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine as an assistant clinical professor. He also teaches residents at St. Luke Medical Center as a staff member of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland.

Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Ohio Academy of Periodontology, the Midwest Society of Periodontology, and the American, Ohio, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society.

James Pelagalli, D.M.D.

Dr. Pelagalli received his B.S. in Biology at John Carroll University, his D.D.S. at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, and his D.M.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Pelagalli received an award from John Carroll University for his human anatomy dissection independent study with the cooperation of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1977. In 1997, the FDA approved the first hard tissue laser, which Dr. Pelgalli had been the principal investigator with assistance from the clinical research committee.

Dr. Pelgalli is a member of The American College of Oral Implantology, the American Society of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the New York Academy of Science, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Cleveland Dental Society.
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