Dr. Nicole C. Forel moved to Maryland from Brooklyn, NY in 1997 to attend Johns Hopkins University. After graduating with a BA in Natural Sciences in 2001, she attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005. She participated in an international internship at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and completed a general practice residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nicole has specialized training and certifications in a broad range of dental services such as Invisalign orthodontics, rotary endodontics, implant restoration, and esthetic dentistry. She takes great pride in her work and strives to create an environment where patients feel at ease. Her goal is to help each patient achieve optimal dental health and to keep Baltimore smiling.
Dr. Nicole lives with her husband Erik in Federal Hill. You might see them walking around the neighborhood with their pug dog Tank or in a local restaurant. Other interests include dance, sports, scuba diving, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Eve Desai is a Maryland native. Her interest in dentistry began in high school during an internship in the dental clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. She attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation, Dr. Eve joined the Peace Corps and spent 2 1/2 years in Tanzania East Africa where she taught high school Biology and organized health education programs focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Dr. Eve attended the University of Maryland Dental School and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in school, she completed a specialized clerkship in Oral Medicine and was a leader of the Prosthodontic Honor Society. She received the American Academy of Oral Medicine award for excellence in that field. She completed her externship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Eve practiced for several years in Havre de Grace Maryland before joining Light Street Dental.
Dr. Eve enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and prides herself on her ability to help patients feel at ease during dental procedures. She lives in Federal Hill with her husband and two children Bridgett and James. She is often seen walking her dog, Ginger, at Federal Hill Park or at the Science Center with her daughter. Her hobbies include travel, running, and water sports.
Dr. Mike Kerins is a Maryland native. After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland with a BS in Biology, he attended the University of Maryland Dental School and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, he completed a specialized clerkship in Special Patient Care and Geriatrics, focusing on patients with HIV, special needs or elderly. He also participated in an international externship at the Universidad Peruana in Lima, Peru.
After graduating, Dr. Mike completed a residency in general dentistry and oral medicine/oral pathology at the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Dr. Mike likes to travel in his spare time and hang out with his dog Omar.