Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Sapan A. Parikh attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). From an early age, Dr. Parikh knew he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. It was during his senior year at Bridgewater-RaritanHigh School that his aspirations started to become a reality. He was accepted into the accelerated seven-year dental program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After just three years, Dr. Parikh graduated summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dr. Parikh’s hard work and perseverance paid off when he was one of five students selected to treat patients in a Northfield dental office during his senior year at UMDNJ. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Parikh was offered a position by UMDNJ to work as an associate dentist in all three of their satellite offices. During this period, he had the opportunity to service the underserved community of South Jersey. That experience is what currently motivates Dr. Parikh to dedicate his time and expertise to community service events.
Dr. Parikh has received a two-year fellowship in Oral Implantology from the prestigious NYU Dental Post-Graduate Program. He is a current Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology).
Additionally, Dr. Parikh plays an active role in dental organizations. He serves as the Treasurer for the Indian Dental Association of North America. Dr. Parikh continues to stay busy as an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, Middlesex County Dental Society, Academy of Dental Education Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Rishi I. Nijhawan, born and raised in New Jersey, has been a resident of Branchburg for the past 20 years. Being inspired by his orthodontist as a child, he pursued his interest in dentistry by going to the New Jersey Institute of Technology‘s 7-Year Accelerated Dental Program. After being a part of the Albert Dorman Honors College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering science in only three years, he subsequently received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, becoming the youngest dentist in his graduating class. At UMDNJ, Dr. Nijhawan was inducted to Gamma Pi Delta, the National Prosthodontic Honor Society.To advance his training and experience after graduation, Dr. Nijhawan successfully completed a rigorous general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Nijhawan has received a two-year fellowship in Oral Implantology from the prestigious NYU Dental Post-Graduate Program. He is a current Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing at the beach, playing sports, and watching movies. In fact, he has even acted in an Indian Bollywood film! Most importantly, Dr. Nijhawan’s passion for the dental arts is evident through his compassion and care for each and every patient. His friendly smile and personality has been featured on the cover of The New Dentist magazine.
dental implant and regenerative hard and soft tissue techniques, as well as
periodontal disease treatment. Dr. Lee has training in treatment-planning
and full-mouth rehabilitation, and is also involved in computer-guided
implant dentistry.AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
-Pinhole – Gum Rejuvenation Technique
-Esthetic Crown Lengthening
-Dental Implants, including Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
-Zirconia (non-metal) Implants
Dr. Lee attended college at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ,
where she completed a 3-year accelerated track followed by her dental
doctorate at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Dental
School in 2008, graduating with honors and the Dental Implant Student
Award. She further went on to complete a 3-year postgraduate specialty
program in Periodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School in
Baltimore, earning a certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Oral
Biology in 2011.
Dr. Lee is in private practice and is active in teaching and leadership
roles within her specialty organizations. Dr. Lee is currently a Clinical
Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – Department of
Periodontics, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the
General Practice Residency of Jersey City Medical Center. She has
volunteered for “Give Kids a Smile Day” and provided emergency need-based
dental care on a week-long dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic in
Dr. Lee is a speaker for Colgate-Palmolive and lectures at local and
regional study groups and provides continuing education courses on diverse
Dr. Lee currently chairs the Task Force on New Periodontists for the
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), and serves as a member of the
Membership Advisory Committee, and Task Force on Mission, Vision, and
Branding for the AAP. She was recently chosen to participate in the
inaugural Leadership, Engagement, Action and Development Program by the
American Academy of Periodontology, designed to cultivate leaders within
Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of
Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral
Implantologists, and Northeastern Society of Periodontists.
Dr. Parth Shah received his dental degree in 2016 from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he was a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society. Prior to attending dental school, he completed his undergraduate studies from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a degree in cell biology and neuroscience and a minor in economics. After completing his schooling, Dr. Shah completed a General Dentistry Residency at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Since then, Dr. Shah is constantly reading about dentistry and watching continuing education videos. He also participates in continuing education courses once a month.
Dr. Shah has been practicing dentistry in the Somerset area for 2 years. As a dentist, he strives to educate his patients on their oral health and its connection to their diet and systemic health while providing quality dentistry. Dr. Shah enjoys performing cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, crowns, bonding, and surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association.
When Dr. Shah is not working on improving smiles, he enjoys sports, reading, and music. He also gets to visit with his family often, as they live in the Somerset area.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Tinny Dhaliwal attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he earned his DMD in 1983. He has been practicing general dentistry in Bayonne, New Jersey, since 1988. He initially started practicing with South Hudson Dental Group, and now he is a part of our team at Platinum Dental Group.
Dr. Dhaliwal continues to regularly expand his knowledge and stay abreast of new advances in dentistry through a broad variety of professional development courses. His commitment to incorporating the latest developments in dentistry allows him to provide his patients with the highest quality dental care. He enjoys working with patients of all ages to help them preserve healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Dr. David Bolger received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, after completing his undergraduate studies from Boston University. Since completing his formal education, Dr. Bolger continues to expand his knowledge of dentistry through frequent continuing education courses. Dr. Bolger is also a former faculty member at the Rutger University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bolger has been practicing dentistry in the Somerset, New Jersey, area for 17 years, and we are pleased to have his at our dental office in Ventnor. As a dentist, Dr. Bolger strives to render the best possible care to his patients while also working with patients’ insurance plans.