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  • Samir A. Shah, DMD, MS
    Periodontist

    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
    Periodontist

    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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Testimonials

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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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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  • 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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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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Linwood, NJ

Monday - Wednesday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday - Sunday:

Closed

Cape May Court House

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday:

Closed

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm