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Meet Our Periodontists

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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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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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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