Though he seems quite at home among the advanced tools at his Jersey Smiles dental office, Dr. Shankar Iyer is no stranger to the world outside. The jet-setting dentist has made a name for himself as an international speaker, having lectured on subjects such as implant and prosthetic dentistry across Europe, South America, and Asia. When he isn’t publishing peer-reviewed articles or patiently autographing tooth fairies’ prized collections, Dr. Iyer joins Drs. Preeti Iyer and Devika Bhola—as well as a dedicated staff of dental assistants—at his offices in Elizabeth and Jersey City. Together, the three dentists clean and correct smiles with treatments that encompass the many subsets of their field, from dental implants to prosthodontics and smile design. Their collective expertise has not gone unnoticed by former and current patients, many of whom will testify to the staff’s “professionalism and humane attitude” in devising gentle treatments to correct chipped teeth, brighten stained enamel, and silence the trills of swallowed harmonicas.
At Jersey City Dental, Dr. Andrew S. Paek leads a staff of experienced hygienists and technicians in treating each patient that walks through the door on an individual level. The team helps alleviate any anxieties by listening to patients’ concerns, as well as taking the time to explain each procedure. In addition to exams, cleanings, and periodontal services, Dr. Andrew’s menu of cosmetic-dentistry techniques, such as veneers and whitening services, glamorize mouths without the hassle of pasting on celebrity photos.
Though she was already a partner at a prestigious dental practice in Union, Dr. Ramya Narayanan wanted to give back to her community in some way. So instead of painting smiley faces over all the neighborhood’s stop signs, she decided to start a private dental practice in her hometown of Jersey City. Today at Strong Roots, she oversees a team that includes two general dentists and a periodontist, and together they provide a slew of general and cosmetic services ranging from crowns and root canals to teeth whitening.
As the leader of a modern office, Dr. Narayanan makes sure she and her staff remain up to snuff on the industry’s latest techniques by consistently attending lectures and conventions. In keeping with the practice's mission to better the community, the office is also working toward becoming 100% paperless, and is situated just steps from the Grove St. PATH Station, making it easily accessible to those who take public transportation.
At AVM Dental Center, Dr. Alexander Milman knows patients don't want their dental work to show. He keeps his handiwork concealed by using tooth-colored materials, which replace metal fillings and other conspicuous dental treatments. It makes sense then, that he'd specialize in Invisalign, which straightens teeth while remaining almost invisible—something it has in common with most superhero dentists. Even his CEREC crowns replicate the look and function of the natural tooth and can be put in during a single visit. But Dr. Milman wants his patients to have an easy visit, too. His office's technologies help make appointments more comfortable with digital X-rays and special cameras that give him a tongue's-eye-view of each tooth for more accurate diagnoses.
Advanced Dental’s league of enamel avengers takes its cues from seasoned dentist Peter Tsambazis and keeps abreast of the latest tooth-tiding techniques and technology for refurbishing smiles of all ages. The office’s comprehensive array of services spotlights the staff’s multiple talents, such as periodontal surgery, bone grafting, and being able to hold their breath throughout entire treatments. Routine exams and cleanings scrutinize mouths for oral ailments, and cosmetic treatments renovate grins with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. At each of Advanced Dental’s locations in Jersey City and Denville, visitors can unwind in a homey setting marked by paintings and stacks of magazines.
Drs. Paul Lustiger, Caroline Hamilton, and Hamlet Garabedian work together to improve the health and appearance of patients' teeth. Digital x-rays and intraoral cameras can provide helpful medical insight into future dental problems, unlike a fortuneteller who just keeps telling you to stay away from hockey pucks. In the office, they also craft Invisalign braces to straighten teeth and customize teeth-whitening trays to brighten smiles.