Farideh Golestani, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Golestani graduated from The New York University Dental School in 1993 and completed her advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry in 1995. She has taught Pediatric Dentistry at The New York University Dental School.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Golestani has two years of advanced pediatric training and education beyond dental school with a focus on care for children with special needs. The dental care for these children can be provided under a normal dental setting or under some form of sedation, in our office. Dr. Golestani will review your child’s treatment options with you.

Dr. Golestani believes in high-quality dental care with proper behavior management to minimize children’s fear and anxiety during their office visits.

John Ianzano, DMD


After receiving his degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. John Ianzano went on to graduate studies and received his D.M.D. degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1980. He continued to study at the post-doctoral level and received his Master of Science of Dentistry in Prosthodontics from Indiana University in 1983. He returned to New Jersey where he became Department Chairman of Dental Materials at UMD&J. He later became Director of Fixed Prosthodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. During his academic tenures, Dr. Ianzano had the opportunity to publish many articles and contribute to several textbooks in the field of advanced restorative dentistry. He spent many years lecturing both nationally and internationally, teaching fellow dentists the finer points of advanced dental restorations. He was elected President of the Northeast chapter of the American Association of Dental Research and he maintains memberships in many prestigious dental organizations.

Shahid Aziz , DMD, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

DMD, Harvard University, 1996

MD, Columbia University, 1999

Surgical Residency –  Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2002

Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Shahid Aziz has practiced oral & maxillofacial surgery since 1996, completing a residency in 2002. Dr. Aziz is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College, received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and received his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Aziz is a Full Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers – NJ Medical School. He holds attending surgeon appointments at the University Hospital, Newark, NJ, and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Since 2006 Dr. Aziz travels every March and November to rural Bangladesh, donating his time and expertise to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities, under the auspices of Smile Bangladesh, a NJ-based 501c3 medical nonprofit. To date, Smile Bangladesh has operated on over 700 children free of charge. Please visit www.smilebangladesh.org for more information. Dr. Aziz’s honors include performing the first mandibular distraction (lengthening) surgery in Bangladesh, the 50th oral & maxillofacial surgeon to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the 9th dentist to be inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Founding Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Aziz has written over 50 peer-reviewed publications, is a reviewer for multiple surgical journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He practices full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular interest in implant dentistry, craniofacial trauma, and reconstructive surgery, cleft lip/palate surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Aziz’s practice philosophy is based on treating every patient as if they are family, providing the highest level of compassionate surgical care possible.