Meet Dr. Arash Vahid and the AV Dental Team

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Our entire dental staff is ready to give you the best service in the Jersey City area. AV Dental is dedicated to our customers and providing trusted dental care in a warm and friendly environment.

Come in and see us soon.

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Arash Vahid DDS

• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Dentistry 1999-2003
• Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at New York University College of Dentistry 2003-2004
• Maxi Dental Implant Course at New York University College of Dentistry 2006-2007
• Certified in Clear Correct (Clear Aligner Therapy, eg invisalign)
• Certified in 6 Month Smiles ( Short term/Cosmetic orthodontics)
• Certified in MIS Dental Implant System
• CPR Healthcare Certified
• Implants In Paradise Charity Program in Puerto Plata Dominican republic (8/2013) dental implant surgery for underserved

• Member of ADA (American Dental Association)
• Member of NJDA (New Jersey Dental Association)
• Member of Hudson County Dental Society
• Member of AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
• New Jersey Enteral Sedation License member
• Member of DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation)

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Dr Jonathan Mendia, Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jonathan Mendia earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. After, Dr. Mendia completed a post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, one of only six highly specialized Dental Anesthesiology programs in the country. Dr. Mendia’s specialized training includes all levels of anesthesia services.

In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Anesthesia at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine, Dr Mendia provides continuing education courses on IV Sedation and medical emergencies. He holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Dr Mendia safely sedates pediatric, special needs, and geriatric patients, as well as anxious or dental phobic adults, providing a comfortable environment for both the patient and Dentist. Dr. Mendia aims to minimize patients’ dental fears and ensure that all of his patients feel more comfortable during their dental care.

Dr. Mendia resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and son. His personal interests include sporting events, physical fitness and traveling.

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Dr.Yandresco Quintana Oral Maxillofacial surgeon

Yan Quintana was born in Cuba. He moved to New York in his early 20s after attending college in Miami. He received his dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Quintana completed a six year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Columbia where he served as chief resident during his last year of training.

Dr Quintana practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. This includes extraction of teeth, dental implants, bone grafting both major and minor, and general anesthesia. Also included are the diagnosis and treatment of pathology, diagnosis and treatment of TM joint disease, jaw surgery in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, facial trauma, and cosmetic facial surgery including Botox and cosmetic fillers. His special interest is orthodontic jaw surgery. He admits his patients to New York Presbyterian. His goal is to provide surgical excellence, while making each and every patient as comfortable as possible.

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Dr. Shahram Lashgari, Periodontist

Bio Soon to Come

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Ingry Alicea RDH

Ingry's dental background began as a sophomore in Newark Tech high school where she took Dental assistant classes until her senior year. After graduation, she decided to take a further step in her dental career to become a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from UMDNJ (now known as Rutgers) in 2010 and obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene. Ingry joined AV Dental Associates PA in January of 2014. Now 4 years into her career she continues to love what she does and grows more passionate about her profession. Her number one priority is to make her patients comfortable and educate them about the importance of good oral health.

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