Meet the Prosthodontist—Edison, NJ
Get to Know
Dr. Vrajesh Shah
For over 20 years, Dr. Shah’s main goal for every patient has been to help them achieve and maintain a strong, healthy, and complete smile, whether their teeth are natural, repaired, or artificial. He strives to provide care and service at the absolute highest level, which is why he became a prosthodontist and continually invests in the latest, proven dental technology. He’s eager to help you realize your smile goals both now and well into the future, but first, you can start getting to know him by reading on below.
- BDS: Govt Dental College, Jamnagar, India
- DDS: New York University College of Dentistry
- Prosthodontics: New York University College of Dentistry
- Complex Prosthodontic Treatments
- Esthetic Dentistry
- Guided Implant Surgery
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Why did you decide to become a prosthodontist?
Dr. Shah was very motivated to become a prosthodontist. He always felt that he wanted to do more for his patients, so when he decided to move to the U.S., he took the opportunity to significantly advance his skillset. While getting his second dental degree, he would often have to refer patients with complex cases out to prosthodontists, and this ignited his curiosity about what they were able to do that he couldn’t. So, he started observing them and became more and more involved in the treatment process. With the guidance and motivation from his faculty mentors, he successfully completed a Prosthodontic Residency enabling him to better serve a wider array of patients.
Where did you study dentistry/ prosthodontics?
Dr. Shah began his dental training in his native India, where he graduated from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Jamnagar in 1998. After practicing for nearly 10 years, he immigrated to the U.S., where he completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. He went on to receive his Prosthodontic training at the same institution right after dental school.
Dr. Shah has taken countless hours of continuing education over the years, including courses focused on sinus lifts, guided implant surgery, and bone grafting from the Versah Academy in Chicago, Hiossen-NJ, and Dental XP. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American Dental Association
- The New Jersey Dental Association
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
What do you like to do outside of the dental office?
When he is not working, he loves spending time with his wife, Ami, or their daughter, Pushti. Dr. Shah enjoys listening to Indian music, reading poetry, and cooking. He never cooked for the first 32 years of his life, but when he was in New York living by himself, he forced himself to learn, and now he loves it! Be sure to ask him about his latest recipes at your next appointment.