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  • Samir A. Shah, DMD, MS

    Dr. Samir Shah was born and raised in Central New Jersey. From an early age of many trips to the dentist himself, Dr. Shah knew he wanted to be in the dental field.  He started his career at Bucknell University, where he earned a BS in Biology. Later, he received his Doctor of  Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. After practicing as a general dentist in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties, Dr. Shah gained entrance to the prestigious Ohio State University Graduate Periodontology Program for surgical residency training, where he received a Certificate of Periodontology in 2012. 

  • Reza Hakim, DMD, MS

    Dr. Reza Hakim received his first dental degree from Semmelweis University in Hungary. After practicing dentistry for a few years in the Netherland, he moved to the United States and received his second dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, during which he was recognized as “The Recipient of the Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award” by the Academy of Osseointegration.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I can’t say enough about how friendly the whole staff was!!!! From making my appointment over the phone to meeting Dr. Shah! He spent so much time with me explaining everything. I was so impressed with his bedside manner, calmness and knowledge. Anyone needed to see a Periodontist needs to see him!!!!!"
    Melissa P. - 1/17/18
  • "I've never been a fan of the Dentist chair, probably because in my younger days I spent a lot of time in them. I was sent to this practice for some problems I was having and it's been life changing. Dr Shaw is wonderful, informative, kind and highly skilled. He has given me a smile I never would have had if I hadn't met him..."
    Deb R. - 12/20/17
  • "For the record - I'm old and have been around the "dental block". I have NEVER had an experience such as I did today. Dr. Shah considered EVERY angle with my unique/complex challenges. I left his office feeling hope and confidence the correct path will be traveled. GRATEFUL is probably the best word I can use to describe my experience today....!"
    Cindy R. - 10/19/17
  • "I can’t say enough about how friendly the whole staff was!!!! From making my appointment over the phone to meeting Dr. Shah! He spent so much time with me explaining everything. I was so impressed with his bedside manner, calmness and knowledge. Anyone needed to see a Periodontist needs to see him..."
    Rosemary M. - 10/10/17

Featured Articles

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Anesthesia Wand

    The single-tooth anesthesia wand provides increased comfort and decreased anxiety when it comes to dental procedures requiring anesthetization. The wand looks like a small pen with an extremely small needle at the tip. The anesthesia wand works by numbing the individual tooth your dentist needs to work ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Cone Beam CT Imaging

    Cone beam CT imaging provides dentists with a three-dimensional view of mouth, jaw, teeth, and nasal cavity. These images contain invaluable clinical information and help reduce the need for invasive procedures, shorten treatment time, and make treatment plans more effective and efficient. With 3D scans, ...

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  • Air Abrasion

    Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that involves an instrument used to blast away small areas of early onset tooth decay, as well as help dentists perform other dental procedures. It is recommended for children or other patients who are fearful of traditional drilling. Air abrasion can only be used ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Linwood, NJ

Monday - Wednesday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday - Sunday:


Cape May Court House

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday:



8:00 am - 6:00 pm