• Our Partners

    Dr. Paul Cohen


    Washington, DC

    Dr. Paul Cohen joined his father's practice after graduating from Georgetown University Dental School.

    Dr. Cohen is a native of Silver Spring and attended the College of Wooster in Ohio. He has followed in Dr. Morris' footsteps by becoming well-versed in occlusal adjustments and conservatively treating TMJ disorders, and also enjoys complex restorative cases.

    Throughout his career Dr. Paul has been active in organized dentistry. He has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the DC Dental Society and President of the Maimonides Dental Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the International College. He was a member of the DCDS delegation to the ADA and served on the Council of Dental Practice. He has also served as a forensic odontologist for the District of Columbia and the federal government and assisted in the dental identification of victims of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the West Warwick, RI ar fire. He has been honored with the DC Dental Society's Sterling V. Mead award. Respected in his profession, he is often asked to mentor visiting dentists and dental students from this country and around the world.

    Dr. Cohen loves coming into work everyday. He also is passionate about running marathons (over 60 to date) and ultramarathons, where he is qualified as a "Legend" in the JFK 50-miler (10 finishes). His other interests include playing the bass guitar in his band Outta the Blues, orchids, and playing golf. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Cyna, who has managed the office for over 35 years, his father Morris, his three daughters and son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren.

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal