Dr. Naina Mahale graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 2008. After spending 15 years in the Upper Midwest, she’s excited to become a part of the Waxhaw community. As part of her treatment philosophy, she treats each patient like she would treat herself. One of her favorite aspects of being a dentist is gaining the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about their lives and values. Each day is more enriched by her interactions with new patients and staff, so she looks forward to helping patients achieve their goals for their dental health.
Dr. Mahale appreciates the importance of keeping up with the new advances in dentistry. Of course, this is nothing new to her as a large part of being a dentist is treating every day as a learning opportunity and be better than the day before. She’s excited to be actively engaged in the process and is always looking at ways to incorporate new technologies and materials. This ensures that she can make for a better patient experience as well as provide additional comfort and better quality dentistry.
On top of her schooling, she is dedicated to growing her knowledge and her hand skills by participating in hundreds of hours of continuing education. These courses include cosmetic and implant dentistry as well as CEREC, Six Month Smiles Limited Orthodontics, Invisalign, Sleep Apnea and other disciplines.
Dr. Mahale currently lives in Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching movies, travel and hanging out with her friends and family.
Dr. John graduated from dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where each received a degree in 1990. He has worked in private practice for over 20 years, first in their Northern Virginia office, and now in Waxhaw. He opened Ruocco Dental with his wife in July 2005 in a new state-of-the-art office. The dentists consult with each other to give their patients the best care possible, proving that two heads really are better than one.
When he is not helping his patients achieve exceptional oral health and overall wellness, John enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis together, and continuing their dental education in order to provide his patients with the best care the industry can provide. Dr. John Ruocco has been named a topDentist in the Charlotte metro area for the last 3 years. This honor is earned from a survey of Charlotte dentists and specialists voting for whom they feel deserve this recognition. Dr. John Ruocco frequently participates in continuing education programs and stays informed about the latest dentistry developments. Mediocrity is not a word in his vocabulary—he always give his best to every patient!