• Our Partners

    Dr. Sara Cohen


    Washington, DC

    A native of Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Sara Cohen attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Winston Churchill High School.

    She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, majoring in History and Spanish. At Duke, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude . She received her DMD degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She received a scholarship award from Warner Lambert for preventive dentistry and a four-year merit scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Abram Cohen award in Periodontics and was admitted to the Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society and Omicron Kappa Epsilon honorary dental society.

    Dr. Cohen is an active learner and is a member of many study groups that further the advancement of the dental profession, including Dental Science (past president), Maimonides Dental Society, Alpha Omega (student chapter president at Penn), and DC Dental Society (past board member). She has taken advanced courses in sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Cohen enjoys being part of a family tradition and establishing continuing relationships with her patients. She loves being able to diagnose a problem and achieve an immediate solution. She is detail-oriented dentist who gives every patient 100% of her attention and effort.

    Dr. Cohen enjoys spending time with her husband Norm and their four children. She is an avid fan of film, the Washington Nationals, theater, traveling, participating on the development committee for CESJDS, and doing charitable work. She is on the Film Council for the Washington Jewish Film Festival at the DC JCC and plays the acoustic guitar. Dr. Sara is fluent in Spanish.

    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