Meet our doctors:
Dr. Haresh Shah is a Jamaica and Glen Oaks dentist with more than 32 years of private practice experience. He completed his dental education at New York University College of Dentistry in 1980, when he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He then took up an internship studying oral surgery, and has since studied multiple specialties with only the highest qualified professionals. He is continuously furthering his education with courses in dental implants, cancer screenings, prosthetics, infection control, porcelain veneers and oral surgery.
Dr. Shah is a member in good standing of the
American Dental Association and the
Indian Dental Association, USA. He also serves as a board member of the Advisory Committee and the New York ambassador member for
NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Shah also spent time overseas teaching oral hygiene and basic dental care to underserved populations.
With more than three decades of first-hand care experience, Dr. Shah understands the needs and concerns of his patients. He believes in the highest quality dentistry delivered in a comforting and caring manner.
When he isn’t in the office, Dr. Shah can be found volunteering for community service or spending time with his wife and three sons -- the oldest whom is a dentist himself pursuing an advanced training residency before eventually joining Glen Oaks Dental Professionals alongside Dr. Shah.
Dr. Kavi Shah received his initial training at the College of Dental Medicine of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then undertook a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Miami, Florida where he also worked with patients with physical and mental handicaps in a Special Needs clinic. He has been trained in nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry and enjoys working with the dentally anxious patient.
“The dental chair is not a fun place for most people, and everything I do is designed to make patients as comfortable as possible. I focused my residency on sedation, implant surgery & implant restorations, along with complex esthetic prosthodontics so that I could live up to this vision."
In addition, Dr. Kavi has completed numerous elective courses in Implantology and is involved in numerous literature review groups and study clubs. By taking an active role in the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and numerous other organizations, Dr. Shah stays involved in today’s proven improvements to bring to his patient care.
Taking a conservative approach, he prides himself on making sure you receive only the treatment that you need and believes in treating each patient like a member of his family.
Dr. Hengameh Abtahi graduated from dental school in 1999 and practiced for several years in
California. In 2008 she moved to New York to attend
Rochester University, completing her AEGD program in 2010. Since then Dr. Abtahi has practiced in a private office.
Dr. Abtahi wants your dental experience to be beyond your expectations.
She has cared for others her entire life and strives to give the best care possible to anyone that comes
her way. Through all these years her success has been growing solely based on referrals from
patients, loved ones, and friends.
Dr. Gajera is one of those doctors every patient loves. She is always in a good mood, always positive, and even when working on a scared, little child, knows how to make the patient feel that they are in good hands.
Her patients all leave with big smiles and a renewed sense of well-being.
A true Southerner, Dr. Gajera attended Emory University and Barry University before attending dental school in Florida at Nova Southeastern University.
Prior to joining private practice, Dr. Gajera completed a residency focused on general dentistry, implant placement and oral surgery at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island.
Her extensive experience in dealing with patients requiring extensive dental reconstruction has given her a natural empathy and the communication skills required for a great chair side manner.
Her patients benefit from her extensive knowledge in thorough and relaxed consultations where again and again patients state, "No doctor has ever spoken to me this way nor been so thorough in their evaluation."
Dr. Gajera is a member in good standing with the New York Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Queens Dental Society, Nassau County Dental Society.
Referring to her patients Dr. Gajera says, " I strive to make going to the dentist a 'fun experience' especially for our younger patients, so that they enjoy an experience that is best kept as a life-long habit."
"My favorite part of the job is connecting with my patients; I like to know all of them on a personal level, as if they are my own family members or friends."
Salina received her extensive training from the New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York, one of the
highly ranked hygiene programs in the country. Her passion for oral health stems from her desire to help patients enjoy their teeth for
their entire lives, trouble-free.
When she isn’t customizing a hygiene program for each of her patients, Salina enjoys spending time with her husband and son exploring the New York and New Jersey regional farms for healthy, seasonal offerings.
“My favorite part of my job is seeing my patient’s oral health improve and making my patients happy and comfortable.”
Allegra attended one of the premiere hygiene programs in the tristate area receiving her AAS in Hygiene from the New York City College of Technology.
Prior to attending Hygiene program Allegra worked as a dental assistant for several years. These experiences have given her sensitivity to her patients needs from varying perspectives.
Her consummate professionalism is informed by the great empathy she feels for her patients and the respect she has for the trust they give us as a practice.
Allegra refreshes her education by reading the latest literature and taking classes in emerging areas such as Implant Maintenance, Sleep Apnea, and the Treatment of the Medically Complex Patient.
Allegra is a member in good standing of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Dental Hygiene Association of the State of New York. She is distinguished for being a Colgate Oral Health Advisor.
Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and
caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to
Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to
communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.