40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

NURI ERAYDIN

  • Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
  • Maple Glen Associates

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Maple Glen Associates

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

The motto of Dr. Eraydin’s practice is “we bring family back to family dentistry.” He walks the walk: During the week, his parents live with him and his wife (a high-school biology teacher) to help care for the pair’s 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. Dr. Eraydin, who moved to the U.S from Turkey when he was 12, is deeply involved with the Montgomery Bucks Dental Society and Valley Forge Dental Conference, two continuing-education organizations.

PHILOSOPHY:

“In life and in dentistry, I always want to help. I also worry as little as possible. Life is full ups and downs, and I don’t get bothered by the little things. When you don’t worry about every little thing, you can enjoy life a whole lot more.”

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

“I play competitive soccer — indoor, outdoor, men’s over-30, coed: I spend a lot of time on the pitch.”