Meet the Elevate Dental Wellness & Health Doctors
Joan Werleman, DDS
Hello, I am Dr. Werleman. I was born in Holland and raised on the Dutch island of Aruba. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Loyola University in New Orleans in 1988. I then obtained my doctorate degree in 1992 from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious dental institution. After receiving my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, I completed a General Practice Residency at York Hospital in 1993 and founded Dr. Werleman & Associates (now Elevate Dental Wellness & Health) in 1995 after 2 years of community and public health service at Southeast Lancaster Health Services.
I have also completed a mini-residency training in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA from October 2014 – April 2015. The curriculum covered in-depth and detailed training in all aspects of sleep medicine, craniofacial pain, and TMJ as it pertains to dental sleep medicine and the role dentists can play in helping to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The training involved lectures from doctors and clinicians in the Boston area including the Harvard School of Medicine.
My entire team and I actively attend continuing education courses on a regular basis, and we are fully up-to-date on the latest practices and technology. I am a participating member in several professional associations, including:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Hanover/Gettysburg Dental Society
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- CEREC Doctors
I enjoy visiting and spending time with my family in Aruba. On the weekends I can be found enjoying kayaking, biking, yoga, golf, and traveling. I recently became a 200hr RYT Certified Yoga Instructor and have shared with many the healing and calming effects of the yoga practice. My three dogs Bailey, Retro, and Phantom keep me very busy with flyball competitions traveling throughout the USA and Canada.
Dr. Bhargav Meghpara
Our team is thrilled to announce the newest addition to Elevate Dental Wellness & Health, Dr. Bhargav Meghpara!
Dr. Meghpara, who recently moved to Hanover with his wife from Allentown, PA, is joining us as an Associate Dentist. He comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience, having graduated from dental school at NYU in 2020 and completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.
Having his own personal smile transformation, Dr. Meghpara understands the profound impact a rejuvenated smile can have on one’s life. This personal experience fuels his passion for dentistry and makes him an excellent fit for our patient-centered approach.
Dr. Meghpara’s expertise spans a wide range of dental procedures, from fillings to implants, bone grafts, extractions, root canals, and he holds an Invisalign certification. His commitment to high-tech dentistry, combined with his gentle touch, ensures that our patients will receive the best care possible.
Outside the office, Dr. Meghpara enjoys spending time in nature, especially when riding the rapids! This passion for outdoor activities reflects his overall philosophy of wellness, which we believe will resonate with outpatients.
We are incredibly excited to have Dr. Meghpara join our team and are confident that you will appreciate his dedication to providing exceptional dental care. We look forward to giving you the best opportunity to get to know him personally during your next visit.