• Healthy Mouth
    Happy Life



Meet Our Periodontists

Learn Who We Are

  • 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.

    Read More


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

Read about helpful topics

  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

    Read More
  • 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. ...

    Read More
  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

    Read More
  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

    Read More
  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

    Read More
  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

    Read More
  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

    Read More
  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

    Read More
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

    Read More
  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

    Read More

Our Location

Find us on the map

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