Your Team

Our Philosophy

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We are ever mindful of the value of your time – as well as the importance of each and every patient as a prominent factor in our practice’s ongoing success.

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized
dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We
strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care“. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.


Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you
need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.


A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating
our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Your Doctors

Ryaz Ansari DDS

Oral Surgery Consultant

Dr. Ansari is the like the batman of our practice. You need him,he is there. He built our oral surgery department and after all these years, his footsteps are still here.We are best friends forever because he knows too much! He is the best oral surgeon in the tristate area.Full of charisma, experience and a stellar academic background, he excels in diagnosis, management and treatment of oral and maxillofacial conditions.

Tiffany Christensen DDS

Orthodontic Consultant

Dr.Christensen built the orthodontic department at Nova. She was the one who put all the chicks in line.The diamond of our practice is a diplomate of American board of Orthodontics, holds a masters from Columbia University and teaches dental medicine on a voluntary basis.

Paul Dengelegi DMD


We will be friends forever, won’t we Pooh? asked Piglet.Even longer. Pooh answered. The Pooh bear of our practice with a heart of gold. Specializes in prosthodontics, implants and a solid history of achieving excellent results in full mouth reconstruction cases. We call him the master of smiles!

Matthew Kerr DDS

General Dentist

I need a 6 month vacation, twice a year! Anyone else with me on this? No Dr.Kerr,your 4,999th root canal is waiting for you. Dr. Kerr has been awarded multiple honors for his professionalism and performance. He is the analytical brain of our practice, who makes us proud on a daily basis. He looks forward to days when he can play his guitar all day long.

Nazeeh Abunasra DMD

Oral Surgeon

He is a limited edition. No other copies! We truly believe that he holds the fastest record of removing wisdom teeth. No wisdom teeth stand a chance when he is in action. He excels in bone regeneration, implants, dentofacial deformities and maxillofacial trauma.

Ammar Idlibi DMD


He is our Nemo. We caught him from the ocean and we are not letting him go. Every child deserves love and care and he knows the little teeth like no one else.

Melissa Landin DMD


Some people look for a beautiful place and others make a place beautiful. Our dear Dr. Landin, just did that with Nova. With her hearty laugh, she is out to put smiles on all the faces with genuine care and love.

Pooja Palaksha DMD

General Dentist

One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that someone is happy because of you.She talks to teeth and they respond. Honest, professional and witty, she has added glitter to Nova.

Meera Menon DMD

General Dentist

Her motto is measure twice,drill once. You will always have this assurance that with her, no tooth gets drilled unnecessarily for monetary gains. She strongly believes in ethics and holds a very strong FAGD degree which gives her all the experience your tooth demands!

Asma Ijaz DDS

General Dentist

With all her funky ideas, we still choose to be seen with her in public. She is a dentist who fears going to the dentist, so she understands the anxiety. She radiates passion and sincerity and ensures every visit is all about you. Values honesty and every patient quickly becomes a friend.

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