Meet Our Team


Lisa Candon, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

A native of Charlotte, Dr. Lisa Candon is thrilled to be practicing pediatric dentistry in her hometown! She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate studies and completed her dental training at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lisa then pursued her postdoctoral specialty training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital which is often ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country! She is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When not treating patients, Dr. Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter.


Somto Akamnonu, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Somto Akamnonu received her DMD degree from Boston University, School of Dental Medicine and graduated with honors. She completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at NYU Langone Hospitals.

Dr. Somto was drawn to the career of pediatric dentistry because of her desire to make a change in the life of children. To her, knowing that she can make a difference in the care of her patients leaves her with a very gratifying feeling. Dr. Somto enjoys working with kids, because with kids there is never a dull moment; no single day is the same. Seeing a child have that breakthrough and leaving a smile on the faces of these little angels warms her heart.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Somto is a family woman and loves being “mommy” to her two lovely kids. In her spare time, Dr. Somto enjoys traveling, cooking, exercising, volunteering at the local community, and coaching at neighborhood kids’ events.

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Cecilia (Sun) Hwang, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Cecilia (Sun) Hwang grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, after first earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at UNC. During dental school, Dr. Hwang participated in rotations at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the pediatric dental clinic at Gaston Health Services in Gastonia. 

Immediately following dental school, Dr. Hwang completed her training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa. After her training in Iowa, Dr. Hwang moved back home to North Carolina to join a private practice. She has been providing dental care to many families in Charlotte since 2006. Dr. Hwang has been voted as “Top Dentist” by Charlotte Magazine for several years.

Dr. Hwang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, NC Dental Society and Charlotte Dental Society. 

Dr. Hwang chose her career in pediatric dentistry due to her own fear of dentists as a child. She strives to make a difference in each of her patient’s dental and overall health by providing individualized and compassionate care. Outside the office, Dr. Hwang enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering at her sons’ schools. She and her husband also love to spend family time together exploring NC mountains, camping and trying new restaurants.

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