Meet Our Team
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.
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)
Glenn Atlas MD
Dr. Atlas’ background includes acting as a full professor in the department of anesthesiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and he has successfully passed the American Board of Anesthesiology recertification exam. He has also been an Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University and he completed a 12 Month Acute and Chronic Pain Management Fellowship at the Department of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York Health Science Center-Syracuse. His experience also includes an anesthesiology residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center-Syracuse and an M.D. from Hahnemann University-School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Shahram Lashgari, Periodontist
Bio soon to come
Tania Tapia – Dental Hygienist
Bio soon to come
Ernesto Negron – Dental Hygienist
Bio soon to come
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Office of the Dean
Laurie K. McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD
1011 N. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
T: 734.763.3315 F: 734.615.6285
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN.
Dear Dr. Vahid,
History has been the theme of 2017 at the University of Michigan as a yearlong celebration of the U-M bicentennial focused on two centuries of world-class leadership in higher education. At the School of Dentistry, we helped observe the bicentennial by opening a new exhibit at the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry that examines student life since our founding in 1875. The exhibit reminds us of how far we’ve come in our journey that today recognizes us as world-class leaders in the profession of dentistry.
That description of our standing was reinforced earlier this year when we were ranked as the No. 1 dental school in the world by an international higher education research organization that collects data about thousands of universities around the world. That distinction followed the 2017 QS World University Rankings, which listed us as the best dental school in the United States for the third year in a row and No. 2 in the world for the second consecutive year.
Another important indicator of our success is our ongoing ability to draw the best and brightest students. The DDS Class of 2021 that we welcomed this summer is another impressive cohort that comes to us from 60 universities across the U.S. and Canada, including 18 universities and colleges in Michigan. The 109 students, selected from 2,178 applicants, include 62 Michigan residents. The class members’ academic credentials and unique interests are already contributing to the vibrant diversity in the classrooms, clinics and hallways of our school.
We were thrilled to announce in March that we received the largest single research grant in school history, for a regenerative medicine project led by Drs. David Kohn and William Giannobile of our faculty. The $11.7 million award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funds a center that brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians from several U-M departments in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University and private companies. They will focus on translating research into new ways to clinically restore dental, oral and craniofacial tissues lost to disease, injury or congenital disorders.
On the student front, fourth-year DDS student John Le exemplifies the rich experiences our students obtain during their time here. John, who has his sights set on becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, returned this summer from the year-long Medical Research Scholars Program at the NIDCR in Bethesda, Md. He worked with some of the best medical researchers in the world. His focus was on how bone repairs itself, and in particular how aging affects the process. John was one of only two dental students who joined 50 medical students in the program, and this was the second consecutive year that one of our students was selected for the prestigious MRSP.