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Ridgewood Dental Associates

Dr. Mark Samani, DMD - Prosthodontist

  • NJ Spec. Permit No. 3916

Dr. Mark SamaniDr. Mark Samani is a partner at Ridgewood Dental Associates, a comprehensive dental practice offering a full range of world-class, cutting edge general and specialty dental care. Treatment is provided in a comfortable environment where a variety of services are coordinated according to patients' individual needs. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Samani is on the forefront of prosthodontic care and specializes in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry, including dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and same-day implants. Board certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, he also has expertise in treating sleep apnea, and lectures extensively on both dental implants and the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. He is a graduate of UMDNJ and is a clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics there.

While Dr. Samani provides the best and most advanced technologies, his clinical expertise and attention to his patients' needs are what set him apart. "With my partners Drs. Min-Hee Cho and Jin Ha Joung (NJ specialty permits #5871, #5872), and our entire staff, we make sure our patients are always fully educated and informed, treating them the way we would want to be treated: with honesty, dignity, and respect," he says. "Most rewarding is when patients say, 'You've changed my life.'"

Curriculum Vitae

Mark F. Samani, DMD

EDUCATION

  • 1988: Bachelor of Science, Cook College- Rutgers University
  • 1992: DMD New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1994: Postdoctoral Prosthodontic Program, New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Licensure: New Jersey – DIO 18387,  New York – 047389-1

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Academic / Administrative Appointments

  • January 2000- Present:  Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, New Jersey Dental School & University of Medicine and Dentistry

 Private Practice

  • 1992-1994: General Practice – Part Time at Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071
  • 1994- Present: Prosthodontic Practice- Full Time at Fort Lee/Ridgewood/Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Hospital Appointments

  • 1996-2007: Staff Member at  Pascack Valley Sleep Center & Pascack Valley Hospital

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Teaching

  • January 2000 - Present:  Associate Clinical Instructor in Prosthodontic Department,  New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine and Dentistry
  •  9/03 – 6/05: Director of Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea in the Oral Medicine/ Prosthodontic Department at New Jersey Dental School University of Medicine and Dentistry

Service-University

  • 1994 – 1997: Prosthodontic Advisor at Englewood Study Club, Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1995 – 2000: Prosthodontic Advisor at Seattle Study Club, Fort Lee, New Jersey
  • 1996 – 2001: Chairman – Membership Committee at Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • 1996 – 2000: Board of Directors at Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • 1997 – 2001: Member – Dental Advisory Committee at New Jersey Sleep Society
  • 2005 – present: Co-President at Pascack Valley Dental Study Club, Westwood, New Jersey
  • 2006 – 2008: Program Chairman of Bergen County Dental Society, New Jersey Dental Association 
  • 2008: Vice President of Bergen County Dental Society, New Jersey Dental Association
  • 2009: President Elect of Bergen County Dental Society, New Jersey Dental Association
  • 2010 – 2011: President of Bergen County Dental Society, New Jersey Dental Association

Service – Community

  • 1996 – 2002: Board Of Directors at Aramaic American Association                       
  • 1997 – 2000: Newark Beth Israel Hospital Sleep Center, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1997 – 1999: St. Luke’s – Roosevelt, New York, New York

Special Awards

  • 1997: New Jersey Congress and General Assembly For Service to Profession and Community  
  • 1999: Credentialed by the Certifying Board of Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • 2010: New Jersey Congress and General Assembly For Service to Profession and Community

Professional Memberships

  • 1992: Gamma Phi Delta, Prosthodontic Honor Society
  • 1992: American Dental Association
  • 1994: American College of Prosthodontists
  • 1994: American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • 2000: Academy of Osseointegration
  • 2001: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
     

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