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Farideh Golestani, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Farideh Golestani - Pediatric Dentist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Golestani graduated from The New York University Dental School in 1993, and completed her advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry in 1995. She has taught Pediatric Dentistry at The New York University Dental School.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Golestani has two years advanced pediatric training and education beyond dental school with a focus on care for children with special needs. The dental care for these children can be provided under a normal dental setting or under some form of sedation, in our office. Dr. Golestani will review your child's treatment options with you.

Dr. Golestani believes in high quality dental care with proper behavior management to minimize children's fear and anxiety during their office visit.

Kevin B. Persily, DDS

Dr. Kevin Parsily - Orthodontist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Kevin Persily graduated from Brooklyn College in 1973. He then attended New York University Dental School and earned his DDS in 1976. Dr. Persily completed his residency (1979) in Texas with the Army. In 1981 he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry with his specialty in orthodontics.

Dr. Persily is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Association of Functional Orthodontist. Dr. Persily was nominated favorite orthodontist by NJ Moms in NJ Family Magazine 2013-2016. In his spare time Dr. Persily enjoys tennis, relaxing, and Mrs. Fields cookies.

Tener Huang, DDS

Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Huang Tener - Pediatric Dentist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Tener Huang is a board eligible pediatric dentist. Having received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from NYU, Dr. Tener went on to study at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she was the first graduate of a dual degree program, receiving both a Doctorate in Dental Surgery as well as a Masters of Public Health through the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She went on to complete a pediatric dental residency at the Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry, where she served as chief resident and also received an additional Masters in Oral Biology.

Throughout her career, Dr. Tener has remained committed to the advancement of pediatric care in her community and abroad. She has participated in dental missions in Cambodia and the Dominican Republic, treating underserved children. Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Tener serves on faculty at Columbia University teaching first year dental students, conducting community outreach, and continuing dental public health research.

Dr. Tener grew up in Millburn, NJ and graduated from Millburn High School. She currently lives in New York. She enjoys her time with friends, family and her newborn son. Her greatest passion second only to dentistry is traveling, having been to over 40 countries and counting.

Shahid Aziz , DMD, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Menasha - General Dentist in Livingston, NJ

DMD, Harvard University, 1996

MD, Columbia University, 1999

Surgical Residency - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2002

Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Shahid Aziz has practiced oral & maxillofacial surgery since 1996, completing residency in 2002. Dr. Aziz is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College, received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and recieved his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Aziz is a full Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers - NJ Medical School. He holds attending surgeon appointments at the University Hospital, Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Since 2006 Dr. Aziz travels every March and November to rural Bangladesh, donating his time and expertise to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities, under the auspices of Smile Bangladesh, a NJ based 501c3 medical non profit. To date, Smile Bangladesh has operated on over 700 children free of charge. Please visit www.smilebangladesh.org for more information. Dr. Aziz's honors include performing the first mandibular distraction (lengthening) surgery in Bangladesh, the 50th oral & maxillofacial surgeon to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the 9th dentist to be inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Founding Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Aziz has written over 50 peer reviewed publications, is a reviewer for multiple surgical journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular interest in implant dentistry, craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery, cleft lip/palate surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Aziz's practice philosophy is based on treating every patient as if they are family, providing the highest level of compassionate surgical care possible.

Dr. Silverstein

General Dentist
Dr. Silverstein - General Dentist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Silverstein attended University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and graduated in 1982.

With 25 years experience, Dr. Silverstein training has been primarily focused in crown and bridge, prosthodontics, and endodontics. He also has considerable training in cosmetic dentistry and implant prosthodontics.

Dr. Silverstein has accumulated many hours of continuing education, the highlights of which is Invisalign training; implant training with Nobel Biocare, and numerous courses in aesthetic dentistry.

He has lived in Livingston for many years and excited to continue helping people in his hometown.

Isaac Menasha, DDS

General Dentist
Dr. Menasha - General Dentist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Menasha grew up in Virginia and attended New York University College of Dentistry in 2001. After Dental School, he completed a General Practice Residency at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Middlesex County Dental Society and Raritan Valley Study Club. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife and 3 children. Outside the office, he enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and having fun.

Gordon Barnes, DDS, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Dr. Gordon Barnes - Pediatric Anesthesiologist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Barnes is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Health Sciences, Antigua School of Medicine. He completed his dental residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and his anesthesia residency at Brookdale Medical Center, also in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1993 Dr. Barnes started Paramount Ambulatory Anesthesia, a provider of office based ambulatory anesthesia for the pediatric dental patient. He also held a part-time attending position at Interfaith Medical center from 1993-2000 and at Bronx Lebanon Hospital from 2000-2001, where he was responsible for delivering anesthesia care to the pediatric and mentally challenged patents in the dental department. He was also responsible for delivering weekly lectures on anesthesia/sedation to the dental residents.

Dr. Barnes is a Diplomate in the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and has been practicing office based anesthesia since 1993 in the NY/NJ metro area.

Victor Terranova, DMD, PHD

Dr. Victor Terranova - Licensed Periodontist in Livingston, NJ

Dr. Victor P. Terranova received his DMD from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He holds both a Master's and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. At the Eastman Dental Center - University of Rochester, Dr. Terranova earned his Certificate of Specialization in Periodontology under tutelage of Dr. Helmut A. Zander.

Dr. Terranova has held academic positions at The Revlon Biotechnology Research Center, State University of New York at

Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Loyola University Stitch School of Medicine and Collaborative Clinical Research.

In 1995, he was the recipient of a grant from the Veterans' Administration, titled "Biological Interactions on Native and Modifies Implant Surfaces." Since that time, he has devoted his research career to the cell biology of Implantology.

He has been the recipient of many scientific honors and has lectured internationally for more than 25 years.

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