Our Staff

Our Chattanooga Family Dentistry Staff

Chattanooga dentist Deena Alani

Deena Alani

Associate Dentist

Born into a family of medical professionals in Jackson, Mississippi, Deena grew up primarily in the Middle East. She completed dental school there in 2001 before returning to the United States. Deena then received her DMD from The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine in 2013, graduating with honors in both clinic and research. She was also the recipient of the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Earle Banks Hoyte Teaching Award.

Deena and husband, Wesam, have two children, Leya and Yousef. She and her family moved to Chattanooga in 2013.

Chattanooga dentist Wesam Alani

Wesam Alani

Associate Dentist

The son of a prominent general dentist, Wesam always knew he would have a career in the dental field. He graduated from dental school in 1997 in the Middle East, then going on to pursue training in the field of Orthodontics. He completed the program with honors in 2001. Wesam served as the assistant instructor of the Orthodontics Department for several years.

He moved to the United States in 2009 with his wife, Deena, and attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dentistry. Wesam graduated in 2013 with honors in clinic and was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award in Prosthodontics as well as the Dr. Earle Banks Hoyte Teaching Award.

Wesam has called Chattanooga home since 2013 with wife, Deena, and children, Leya and Yousef.

Chattanooga periodontist Fadi K. Hasan

Fadi K. Hasan

Periodontist and Implant Specialist

Dr. Hasan is a practicing periodontist in both Maryland and Washington, DC and will be joining our Chattanooga dental group on a monthly basis to serve our patients. Dr. Hasan completed his dental school training at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and received an award of Excellence in Periodontics. He then went on to completing his periodontal and implant training at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. During his residency, he received a Master of Science in Dentistry degree and served as chief resident. Dr. Hasan finds great pleasure in community service and has participated in dental missions locally as well as abroad in Vietnam and Cambodia.

We look forward to helping you create a healthy, shining Alani Smile.

Our Chattanooga Dental Group Staff

 Donna Abercrombie

Donna Abercrombie

Front Office Manager

Donna joined our team with 30 years of experience in the dental field. She has done everything from handling insurance to managing dental offices. Dentistry is in her heart. She loves being able to bring a smile back to a patient that has lost it due to dental issues.

Donna moved here from Dallas, Texas. She has lived all over from London to Guam. Donna is a TRUE Texan at heart, especially when it comes to Texas Football. Donna enjoys spending time with her husband and family, her new grandson and her pets Cash, Rosabelle and Sir Riley.

Ashley Sanabria

Ashley Sanabria


Ashley Sanabria is Alani’s dental hygienist. Prior to joining our Chattanooga dental group, Ashley has experience as a hygienist in the Chattanooga area for over 8 years. From an early age Ashley loved the dental field and aspired to be a dental hygienist. One of her favorite aspects of the job is getting to know each patient’s specific needs and helping to meet them. Making her patients happy & comfortable is her #1 priority.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being with her husband Luis Sanabria & her 2 kids Eloise & Louie.

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Dental Assistant

Ever since childhood, Hannah has always enjoyed going to the dentist. Hannah knew her career would be somewhere in the health care field. After a few years of college, she found a career where she could help others feel comfortable at the dentist. Hannah has lived in Cleveland, and around the Chattanooga area for most of her life. Outside of the office Hannah enjoys hiking and horseback riding.