DENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES

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Boshi Jeff Zhang, DMD, Orthodontist

Dr. Boshi Jeff Zhang received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated #1 in his class. He subsequently completed his orthodontic residency at UCLA where he specialized in clinical orthodontic research on skeletal expansion and airway. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Dr. Zhang is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. He was born in Harbin, China, but since the age of 7, he grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He is passionate about working with both children and adults to improve their smiles. In his spare time, Dr. Zhang enjoys playing basketball, tennis, cooking, reading, and traveling.

Education

  • Orthodontic residency, UCLA
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Gail Hutnick, DDS, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Gail Hutnick began practicing general dentistry in 1992 and pediatric dentistry in 2000. She graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and completed her general practice residency at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in 1993. With a desire to specialize in treating children, Dr. Hutnick later pursued a second residency in pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center and then joined Dental Health Associates.

Education

  • Residency – Pediatric Dentistry, Interfaith Medical Center, 2000
  • Residency – General Practice, Goldwater Memorial Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center, 1993
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Jyoti Kansara, DDS, General Dentist

Dr Jyoti Ranjan Kansara received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Southern California where she graduated with the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon award. Before moving to the United States, she was practicing dentistry in India. Dr. Kansara attended Manipal College of Dental Sciences, India where she completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Oral Pathology. Dr. Kansara is passionate and dedicated to providing the highest level of care and services to all her patients.

Dr. Kansara is fluent in English and Hindi. In her spare time, she enjoys music, dancing, and traveling.

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Mihir Patel, DDS, General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Mihir Patel graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2006 and joined Dental Health Associates in 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Education

  • DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2006
  • BA – Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • Joined our Practice on January 25, 2010
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Samina Shakir, DMD, General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Samina Shakir graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She completed a 7-year liberal arts/dental education program, receiving both her undergraduate and DMD at the same time. Dr. Shakir completed her general practice residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Shakir enjoys bowling, tennis, scuba diving, traveling, and playing the flute. She is a volunteer in community service and an active member in several professional organizations.

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Cary Leizer, DMD, Orthodontist

Dr. Cary Leizer began practicing orthodontics in 2008. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2004 and completed both a general practice residency, as well as a residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Leizer has participated in several research opportunities and has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as the Journal of Dental Research. He is Board-certified in orthodontics.

Education

  • Residency – Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2008
  • Residency – General Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2005
  • DMD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2004
  • BA – Political Science, Emory University, 1996
  • Joined our Practice on August 24, 2009
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Gila Beer, DDS, Periodontist

Dr. Gila Beer graduated with honors from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2006. After completing a fellowship, she pursued specialty training in periodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As an undergraduate, Dr. Beer studied biology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Beer is an active member of the Community Benevolence Society at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains and the Young Israel of White Plains where she is on numerous charity and fundraising committees.

Education

  • Postgraduate training in Periodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2010
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Amish Patel, Chief Dental Officer

Bio to come.