Samir A. Shah, DMD, MSPeriodontist
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.
Along with surgical training, Dr. Shah also graduated from The Ohio State University Graduate School with a Masters of Science Degree in Oral Microbiology. He is now a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and member of the American Dental Association and New Jersey Dental Association.
Dr. Shah was awarded a grant from the Osteohealth Dental Company for his work in bone regeneration around natural teeth using recombinant Platelet Derived Growth Factor (GEM21s). Dr. Shah also won the Balint Orban Memorial Competition at the 2012 American Association of Periodontology annual meeting in Los Angeles for his research titled, “ The Effect of Smoking on Immune Responses to Subgingival Biofilms.” He enjoys expanding his knowledge of the latest research and advances in dentistry through publications, continuing education conferences around the country, as well as collegueages from around the globe.
Dr. Shah has been a resident of South Jersey since 2012. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shah enjoys skiing, hiking, camping and anything outdoors with his family and friends.
"This practice is what service and standards should be about. From the initial call to the visit with the Dr. the entire team was friendly, pleasant, detailed and the medical evaluation informative . Dr Shah has possibly the best chair side manner I've ever experienced. His attention to detail and willingness to review and explain every detail in terms you understand is rare in today's medical practices . It's a high tech practice with old school philosophies. Strongly recommend the SJ Periodontics Team."J.E. - 3/10/16
"I'm a bit dental-phobic and was apprehensive about first visit. Dr. S. and his team inspired total comfort + confidence. All steps were explained as they occurred, and services were rendered in top-notch professional fashion. I felt empowered by this treatment, instead of afraid. Thank you!"Carol R. - 2/21/16
"From the moment you walk in the door, you know you are in the right place. They are thorough in everything they do and in everything that is explained to you. Dr. Shah ("please call me Samir") is genuinely concerned with the health of his patients. It's unmistakable by the way he talks to you and listens to you."Christine C. - 2/3/16