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Ron  Saffar, D.D.S.Ron Saffar, D.D.S.

Dr. Ron Saffar has been creating beautiful smiles since 2002. His true passion is to make a positive change in people’s lives by helping them achieve confident and dazzling smiles. He has accomplished this vision very successfully over the years and his mission is to continue to provide the same level of high quality service to as many people as he can across the globe.

Dr. Saffar earned his dental degree and completed specialty training in orthodontics at the prominent New York University School of Dentistry. He also completed a six-month fellowship in surgical orthodontics at the New York University School of Medicine, providing him with additional training in management of difficult orthodontic cases.

With his vast array of experience, Dr. Saffar is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Mercer County Dental Society. He is also a past president of the Hudson County Dental Society and the current president of the Mercer Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Saffar has had several abstracts published and has lectured at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) convention, New York Greater Dental meeting, and the IADR meeting.

In his spare time, Dr. Saffar enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, traveling, exercise and meditation, and spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife Parissa have one daughter, Nikki, and live in Belle Mead, NJ.


Barry  Elaahi, D.D.S.Barry Elaahi, D.D.S.

Dr. Barry Elaahi has always been a firm believer that a healthy and beautiful smile is the foundation to an improved quality of life. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering and Technology in 2005. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2009 at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

In 2010, Dr. Elaahi completed a year of General Practice Residency at the Stony Brook University Hospital as a PGY-1 resident. He then went on to complete his three-year post-graduate orthodontic training at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his specialty certificate in orthodontics in 2013. He has done extensive research and completed his thesis on pediatric sleep apnea during his orthodontic training, where he was the recipient of the 2013 Leo Sreebny award for best post-graduate residency research project.

Dr. Elaahi is a Board Certified Orthodontist and affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and NYSDA. Furthermore, he is a certified provider of Invisalign and 3M Incognito Lingual braces.

Dr. Elaahi spends much of his spare time on continuing education, research, and studies in evidence-based dentistry. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


Warren  Apollon, D.M.D.Warren Apollon, D.M.D.

Dr. Warren Apollon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and subsequently graduated from the Post-Doctoral Orthodontic Program at the same university. He has been elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society.

In addition to practicing orthodontics in Lower Bucks County for over 35 years, Dr. Apollon has also served on the orthodontic faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Apollon is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. He continues his study of orthodontics as a member of an ongoing orthodontic study group, as well as through frequent continuing education courses, seminars, and conferences.

In addition to his family and orthodontics, Dr. Apollon is passionate about sports and sculpting. He is married to Susan, his wife of 42 years. They have two children, Rebecca and David.


Anna Morrison, D.M.D.Anna Morrison, D.M.D.

Dr. Anna Morrison is a board certified orthodontist, committed to delivering the highest standard of care for her patients. She is a strong proponent of individualized, patient-centered care and tailors each orthodontic treatment plan with the individual diagnosis, stage of development, and case-specific needs in mind.

Dr. Morrison graduated in 2007 from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and completed her residency at University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 2009. She is a member of the ADA, AAO, Pennsylvania Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, American Board of Orthodontics, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She has been practicing orthodontics for over 7 years.

When she’s not perfecting smiles, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Purvy Shah, D.M.D.

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Dr. Purvy Shah was born in New Jersey and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with the highest honors. She then returned back to Philadelphia to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.   

After dental school, Dr. Shah completed a year of General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. It was during this year that she discovered her passion for orthodontics. She went on to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY  where she completed her specialty certificate in Orthodontics. She received the Herzberg Award for the graduating resident demonstrating the highest degree of clinical proficiency. 

Dr. Shah is a Board Certified Orthodontist. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontist, the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

When she is not at the seeing patients, Dr. Shah loves traveling with her husband, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to provide the highest quality of care for you and your family with a smile!  


Marina Gonchar, D.M.D.

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Tabitha Barnabei, D.M.D.Tabitha Barnabei, D.M.D.

Dr. Tabitha Barnabei graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with clinical honors.  

After dental school, Dr. Barnabei completed her formal training at Temple University and received both her Certificate in Orthodontics and MS in Oral Biology. She completed and published a master’s thesis focusing on gene associations with temporomandibular joint disorders and facial asymmetry. While at Temple, she received training in the most advanced orthodontic techniques including Invisalign, temporary anchorage devices, 3D imaging, soft tissue laser therapy, SureSmile, lingual braces and TMD.

Dr. Barnabei feels privileged this is her profession and is dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles. She is active in many professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontist. She is married to her high school sweetheart, David, and together they live in Center City Philadelphia with their yellow lab, Lemon. 

 

 

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  • Lawrenceville Office - 3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1A, Suite 101, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: 609-883-3636
  • West New York Office - 431 59th St., West New York, NJ 07093 Phone: 201-223-2700 Fax: 201-590-9560
  • Cherry Hill Office - 1940 E. Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Phone: 856-428-1441 Fax: 856-424-1309
  • Deptford Office - 1800 Clements Bridge Rd., Deptford Township, NJ 08096 Phone: 856-845-7846 Fax: 856-251-0649
  • East Orange Office - 185 Central Ave., Suite 305, East Orange, NJ 07018 Phone: 973-672-4141 Fax: 973-672-1005
  • Langhorne, PA Office - 586 Middletown Blvd., Suite C-10, Langhorne, PA 19047 Phone: 215-750-7779 Fax: 215-750-7848
  • Bayonne Office - 1222 JFK Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002 Phone: 201-355-2467
  • Paterson Office - 1010 Main St. 2nd Floor, Suite 8, Paterson, NJ 07503 Phone: 862-881-4962

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