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Learn a little more about Dr. Richard Nejat and his background.

Dr. Richard Nejat, DDS

Periodontist
Diplomat, American Board of Periodontology
Dr. Richard Nejat is a board-certified periodontist offering leading-edge dental implant placement and gum surgery techniques. Dr. Nejat has completed many years of advanced training at highly recognized medical institutions and is a member of numerous leading professional organizations. Recognized as a foremost New York dental implants provider, Dr. Richard Nejat is frequently invited to lecture at professional seminars and symposiums. Dr. Nejat attended college at Drew University and continued his education at New York University where he attained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Nejat was elected to membership in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon, The National Dental Honor Society recognizing academic and clinical excellence in dentistry. Dr. Nejat completed a three-year residency in Periodontics and Dental Implants, earning his certificate in Periodontics from The State University of New York at Stony Brook University. Dr Nejat is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry & Periodontics and Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course at New York University. He is also is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry & Periodontics at Stony Brook University In addition to his professorship at New York University and Stony Brook University, Dr. Nejat maintains private practices in Manhattan and Nutley, New Jersey.
Dr. Nejat is active in professional continuing education. He lectures national and international at the American Academy of Periodontology annual meetings, Academy of Osseointegration annual meetings, and dental societies on topics including: Through an educational grant from Colgate, Dr. Nejat published a continuing education article entitled: “Periodontal Inflammation: The Oral Body Connection.” This peer-reviewed publication was designed to help dentists, physicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants understand the relationship between periodontal disease and its systemic influence. Dr. Nejat was a Research Investigator on two major projects: (1) A Pivotal, Randomized, Parallel Evaluation of Recombinate Bone Morphogenic Protein-2/ ACS and Standard Bone Grafting Materials for Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation, and (2) a Multi-center Phase 3 Trial of Minocycline Periodontal Therapeutic System (Minocycline PTS): Adjunctive Use in Patients with Adult Periodontitis. Both of these medical devices have received FDA Approval. Currently, Dr. Nejat is involved in numerous clinical research projects on topics including: flapless dental implant surgery, minimally invasive periodontal plastic surgeries, and computer guided dental implant surgery with immediate function. He has developed a new 3D/CAD-CAM technique that allow for an Immediate smile with dental implants in cases where extractions are needed in a minimally invasive manner. Dr. Nejat is a member of the American Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, New Jersey Society of Periodontists, New York Dental Society, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Nejat specializes in same day dental implants with immediate function (Same day implant teeth), and he is consistently invited to lecture on the topics in his area of expertise: minimally invasive and computer guided dental implant surgery with immediate function. Dr. Nejat has lectured on these topics numerous times on the main podiums at the annual meetings of both the Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. As a top New York City periodontist, Dr. Nejat was appointed by the Academy of the Osseointegration as a section participant of the State of the Science on Implant Dentistry Consensus Conference. The findings of this meeting will be used by dentists and dental specialists internationally to guide them on the current methods and research within the field of implant dentistry. Dr. Nejat volunteers for the American Association of Women Dentists program for battered women, “Smiles for Success”, which helps build self-confidence in these individuals as they begin anew. He also volunteers for the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give Back a Smile” Program, which helps needy people get the proper care to get their smiles back using his Smile in a Day™ procedure. Recently, Dr. Nejat has been featured on UPN/Fox News with a live computer guided dental implant surgery demonstrating NobelGuide™ and Teeth-in-an-Hour™. In his leisure time, Dr. Nejat enjoys photography, mountain biking, but mostly just spending quality time with his wife Tiffany and their sons James, Ashton, Miles & Landon.