Meet the Doctors
Meet Dr. Arindam Kakkar
Dr. Arindam Kakkar is a graduate of NYU, College of Dentistry (2006). In recognition of his academic record and clinical skill while in dental school, Dr. Kakkar was elected to membership into the dental honor society, the OMICRON KAPPA UPSILON. Membership into the society is limited to those dental students who have distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship, while demonstrating exemplary traits of character and potential qualities for future professional growth and attainments. He also has a general dentistry degree from India, where he amassed 5 years of experience.
Upon graduation from NYU, Dr. Kakkar started his career in Abington, a suburb of Philadelphia where he spent eight years. The new practice he established is now a successful office serving thousands of patients. He recently relocated to Morris County, New Jersey, to be close to his family.
Dr. Kakkar is proficient at and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, full mouth restorations, including same day crown, bridge therapy, dental implants, oral surgery, denture therapy, cosmetic dentistry, composite/cosmetic fillings and Invisalign. Dr. Kakkar prefers to perform most procedures in office without referring out, strongly believes that 95% of all treatment can be done in our office.
He has spent hundreds of hours on continuing education in order to stay abreast of all the new dentistry innovations including new techniques and technology. The hallmark of his practice is his ethics in dealing with patients. He considers his patients’ comfort as his priority and educating them of their best options, his duty.
Dr. Kakkar’s passions are soccer, formula 1 racing, movies, and travelling. He would like to adopt a British bulldog someday and travel around the world. His favorite quote is “Unless you are a shark and can grow back your teeth, take care of the ones you want to keep!” and his promise to them is just that - helping people preserve their teeth through quality care.
Meet Dr. Zahir A. Khokhar
Dr. Khokhar Delivers Quality Care
Dr. Zahir A. Khokhar is among a handful of dentists who holds dual degrees in two specialties in dentistry: periodontics and prosthodontics, two of the eight specialties in dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association. He holds specialty permits from the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry for periodontics, prosthodontics as well as Enteral Conscious Sedation. He graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy, and then received his Master of Science Degree (MS) in the specialty of prosthodontics from the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he received a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and a second Master Degree in Health Sciences (MHS) from the Medical University of South Carolina.
He spent many additional years beyond dental school to specialize in these fields. This unique combination of specialties enables Dr. Khokhar to not only practice General and Preventive Dentistry, but to also treat his patients for advanced periodontal (gum) disease and oral rehabilitation, including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. What does it all mean to his patients? It means that you receive both general and advanced care by a specialist. In addition, other dentists in the area refer their patients with special needs to Dr. Khokhar. He is dedicated to pursuing numerous hours of continuing education courses beyond what is required by the State Board. This reflects his commitment to excellence in dentistry. He is always exploring new technologies to implement what would benefit his patients.
Dr. Khokhar is a member of several dental associations including:
- The American Dental Association
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- The American College of Prosthodontics
- CEREC Doctors
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- The New Jersey Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Society
Who is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in periodontal disease (gum disease) therapy, as well as cosmetic periodontics and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists focus primarily on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. A periodontist is also an expert in the treatment of oral inflammation. A specialization in periodontics requires two to three years of additional training through a hospital or university based program accredited by the American Dental Association.
Dr. Zahir Khokhar is a member of The American Academy of Periodontology.
Who is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists are experts in the design, fabrication, and placement of prosthetic teeth. The art of prosthodontics restores the natural appearance and structure of a patient's smile. A specialization in prosthondotics requires two to three years of additional training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association.
Dr.Zahir Khokhar is a Member of The American College of Prosthodontists.
Experience dentistry at its finest. Dr. Kakkar and our team deliver the contemporary solutions and superior care our patients deserve. Call our Hackettstown, NJ dental office today to make an appointment. We serve Hackettstown, Long Valley, Flanders, Blairstown, Budd Lake, Chester, Belvidere, Washington township, Washington, Randolph, Newton, Succasuna-Kenvil, Mansfield township, Sparta, Clinton Township, Phillipsburg, Easton, Stroudsburg and the surrounding communities. Our office is conveniently located where Warren, Morris and Sussex Counties meet.