Dr. Dara Nikoonezhad

Meet "Dr. Dara"

Dr. Dara has been intrigued by healthcare as long as he can remember. That interest led to his enrollment in the Academy of Allied Health and Sciences, a nationally recognized high school that specializes in preparing students for careers in the medical sciences.  As he continued his studies at Monmouth University, he began to focus on dentistry.

One of the first things people notice about Dr. Dara is his approachability and calm nature. He has a relaxed, affable manner that immediately puts patients at ease. Dr. Dara’s interest in his patients is genuine, many of them seeing him as both their dentist and friend! Although cool and collected, Dr. Dara is disciplined, exacting and fully committed to educating his patients about their oral health.

Dr. Dara’s strong educational background, broad skill set and impressive clinical experience make him a great addition to our dental team. His exemplary performance through 300-plus hours of intense in-house training has shown that he meets our high standards and is ready to deliver our unique brand of dentistry.


  • D.M.D. | Temple University School of Dentistry
  • M.S. in Biology | Monmouth University, cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Academy of Allied Health and Sciences

Clinical Experience

  • Oral Surgery
  • Fixed crown / bridge / veneer restorations
  • Denture fabrications, modifications, and repairs
  • Root canals / pulpectomies
  • Scalings / root planing

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association | 2013 – present
  • American Student Dental Association | 2013 – present
  • American Dental Education Association | 2013 – present
  • National Honors Society | 2008 – present
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society | 2008 – present

Something Personal

Dentistry is Dr. Dara’s only vocation, but this native of Holmdel, NJ has many other interests. On his days off, you may find Dr. Dara exploring his passion for food, going on a hike, attending a concert or exploring an art gallery.