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 Global Podiatry, Dr. Losyev and his staff treat issues ranging from sprained ankles to fungal growth with a range of services. The PinPointe laser system uses beams of light to eradicate fungi, bacteria, and stains from toenails and nail beds. MicroVas therapy accelerates the body's natural healing processes, soothing injuries as well as lasting conditions such as tendonitis. Treatments for bunions, athlete's foot, and ingrown toenails restore extremities to mint condition before they are immortalized by stints as foot models or an inability to read “wet cement” signs.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.
As founders and directors of Old Bridge Spine and Wellness, Dr. Peter Bufano and Dr. Arlene Kazio restore their patients' health through pain management and chiropractic care. Massage or physical-therapy sessions relieve pain in the back or neck caused by sports injuries, car accidents, or accidentally driving into the bleachers. Certified massage therapists tailor the sessions to the needs and ailments of each patient.
Practicing in the area for more than 18 years, Dr. Russell D. Schwartz combines his professional expertise with deep community roots to put patients at ease within his warm, friendly dental office. Dr. Schwartz and his staff snuff out future aches with extensive preventative care, offer prompt emergency services for unforeseen accidents, and renovate more worn-down smiles with implants and fixed prosthetics. The team also also accommodates hectic schedules with evening, Saturday, and virtual-reality appointments.
Both Dr. Sapan Parikh and Dr. Rishi Nijhawan have a few things in common, including an interest and dedication to oral health that stretches back to early childhood. They both spent their formative years in New Jersey, before attending local universities. As graduates of NYU's College of Dentistry, they continue to deepen the scope of their dental knowledge.
Today, supported by a team of licensed hygienists and dental assistants, the dentists use that experience to perform general dentistry such as cleanings and exams, as well as cosmetic services such as Zoom teeth whitening. Their surgical backgrounds also means expert handling of more complicated procedures such as placing dental implants and dispelling myths that a dentist’s hand is full of candy.