Meet the Doctors

Wade Logan, DDS


Dr. Wade Logan began his career in dentistry after graduating from the University of the Pacific in 1997. Since then, he has achieved additional experience, including two years of orthodontic training and one year in his general practice residency. He continues to further his knowledge of dentistry with over 50 hours of continuing education each year. Dr. Logan is also a well-established member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

As a California local and the son of an orthodontist, Dr. Logan has developed a lifelong respect for patient care. His greatest goal as a dentist is to treat people with respect and perform quality dentistry for fair and affordable prices.

In his spare time, Dr. Logan enjoys hunting, fishing, and gardening with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

Jeffrey McCardle, DDS


Dr. Jeffrey McCardle graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2015, where he trained and studied advanced implantology procedures. In addition to receiving multiple hours of continuing education each year, he is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Having practiced for over five years in the area, his goal as a dentist is to help patients establish and maintain excellent dental health by providing the best dental care possible. Outside of the office, Dr. McCardle enjoys spending time with his three boys and going golfing with them.

Brian J. Kennedy MS, DDS


Dr. Kennedy received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2002 and Cal State University, Northridge in 2014. He graduated from Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2016 with his master’s in dentistry and graduated from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2020 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Kennedy constantly continues his education because he has a passion for it and believes continuing to grow as a clinician is paramount to his profession. He completed the Whitecap Institute Implant Pathway course and will be receiving his AGD Fellowship in the summer of 2023, which illustrates his commitment to furthering his dental knowledge. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the American Dental Association®, Academy of General Dentistry, Arizona Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Kern County Dental Association. Dr. Kennedy has been practicing dentistry for three years and his goal as a dentist is to take care of his patients to the best of his abilities. He aims to give them the best treatment and care that they deserve. He challenges himself to preserve and when needed, restore their oral conditions to their natural state.

Dr. Kennedy’s wife, Erika, is currently pursuing her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Recently, his family expanded as they welcomed their son, Ruairi Brady (now 6 months old). They have two dogs, Layla and Uncle Fester, who are a big part of their family. Outside of work, Dr. Kennedy enjoys hiking, camping and skiing. He is a huge outdoor enthusiast.

Mandy Chen, DDS


Dr. Mandy Chen attended the University of the Pacific, receiving her bachelor’s in biology before continuing to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduating in 2020. After dental school, she completed her general practice residency at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. A lifetime learner, she is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Kern County Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Chen was honored to be nominated as a Top Dentist of 2022 by the Women in Medicine Magazine.

Dr. Chen’s goal is to provide high-quality care by creating individual treatment plans for each of her patients, based on their own unique needs. She is passionate about helping her patients overcome dental anxiety and fear.

Dr. Chen currently lives with her husband and two dogs, Alfred and Nala. When she is not hard at work, she loves to run and spend time with family. She ran cross-country in high school and is hoping to train for a half-marathon in the upcoming year.

Dan Takebayashi, DDS


Before graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 2019, Dr. Dan Takebayashi completed his bachelor’s in psychology at Bucknell University and his postbaccalaureate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He continues his education by attending both national and international conventions in person three to four times a year. He stays current on modern dentistry by reading various professional journals, including The Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Endodontics, and he has completed advanced certification in pediatric oral sedation.

Dr. Takebayashi is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, The Kern County Dental Society, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Takebayashi’s goal is to provide stress-free care for both parent and child, before, during, and after treatment, for the best possible results.

When he is not at the office, Dr. Takebayashi enjoys trying new foods, and he considers himself a huge foodie.

Brian S. Kim, DMD


Dr. Brian Kim is an established and highly skilled dentist with over 30 years of experience in general dentistry and orthodontics. He has been delivering compassionate dental care to residents of Kern County and has earned a great reputation for his quality and patient-centered care.

He strongly believes in building relationships based on trust, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care.

Dr. Kim first had the inspiration to enter the field of dentistry as a teen, when he realized how much his classmates and even some of the adults he knew feared going to the dentist. He wanted to make the experience more patient-friendly and comfortable, and he decided that the best way to do it was to become a dentist himself. He attended the University of California, Irvine, for undergraduate studies and received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys traveling, skiing, golfing, and spending time outdoors.

Sameh Sallam, DDS, DMD


Dr. Sameh Sallam is a highly qualified dentist who graduated from the University of Cairo School of Dentistry in 2005, earning his DMD degree. Additionally, he received his DDS degree from the International Dentist Program at Loma Linda University School of dentistry in 2012. Dr. Sallam’s dedication to expanding his knowledge is evident in his commitment to continuing education. He regularly attends Continuing Education courses and stays up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry by reading books, journals, and literature. With years of experience in the field, Dr. Sallam has gained invaluable insights into what techniques deliver the best results for patients.

Dr. Sallam’s passion for dentistry has driven him to pursue advanced training in various areas. He completed the International Dentist Program at Loma Linda, focusing on advanced implant site development and implant surgery. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge and expertise in advanced reconstructive therapy, occlusal rehabilitation, and smile design, with a special interest in treating TMJ disorders. As a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Sallam offers his patients the latest in orthodontic treatments, ensuring beautiful and confident smiles.

As a dedicated professional, Dr. Sallam is an active member of prestigious organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and Tricounty Dental Association. These memberships demonstrate his commitment to maintaining the highest level of ethical and professional standards in his practice. Dr. Sallam’s compassionate approach, combined with his skill and expertise, helps him provide personalized, state-of-the-art dental care to each and every patient.

Richard Malouf, DDS

Dr. Richard Malouf, a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1990, is a respected and experienced dentist in the Southern California area. He also completed his undergraduate studies at Southwest State University, now known as Texas State University. Dr. Malouf’s commitment to staying at the forefront of dentistry led him to pursue advanced training from respected institutions such as the American Orthodontic Society and the Hahn Implant Institute.

As an active member of the American Orthodontics Society, Dr. Malouf maintains a strong professional network and is constantly improving his skills to provide the highest level of care for his patients. His dedication to excellence has been recognized with the Clinical Excellence Award. With over three years of experience in the community, Dr. Malouf has earned a reputation for his exceptional skills and commitment to providing a “wow” factor in dental services.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Malouf enjoys spending quality time with his family. He is a proud father to three wonderful children named Richie, Gavin, and Sunny. In his free time, he finds joy in outdoor activities, including water sports and pickleball. Dr. Malouf’s passion for delivering compassionate and excellent care extends beyond the dental office, as he strives to be loving and joyful to all those he encounters.

Anoop Nandanoor DDS, MSD, BDS

Dr. Anoop Nandanoor is a highly skilled and credentialed dentist with advanced education in periodontics and restorative dentistry. He possesses impressive qualifications, which include a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Fellowship in periodontics and restorative dentistry from the esteemed Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dedicated to staying at the top of his field, Dr. Nandanoor continually develops his expertise through a commitment to monthly continuing education courses. Dr. Nandanoor is a member of the American Dental Association and has received advanced training and certification in periodontics and restorative dentistry from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he honed his skills in the placement and restoration of dental implants, advanced grafting procedures, crown lengthening, and minor orthodontic movement techniques essential for restoring broken front teeth.

Dr. Nandanoor is motivated by a strong desire to help people restore lost teeth, enabling them to lead a healthy life and regain confident smiles. Outside of his professional life, he appreciates the value of a balanced lifestyle, enjoying hiking, playing cricket, visiting beaches, and indulging in a good book during his leisure time.