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Dr. Behshad Ahkami, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Ahkami attended New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry from 1995-1999 where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree. From 1999-2000 Dr. Ahkami was a resident at St. Josephs Hospital and Trauma Center in Paterson, NJ there he worked with top Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Endodontists, on patients ranging from trauma to extensive oral rehabilitation and full mouth reconstruction. In 2002 Dr. Ahkami opened his first dental office in Clifton, NJ then opened a second location of 2007 in Edgewater, NJ. After selling his practices in 2012 Dr. Ahkami opened his new location in Wayne, NJ closer to home. Dr. Ahkami is highly regarding by his patients and peers for his dental skills and aesthetic appreciation. His philosophy is based upon recognizing that each patient has individual needs and expectations. He ensures that each patient will approach their treatment plan with a full understanding of the procedures, a full understanding of options available and a realistic expectation of their results. Dr. Ahkami is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, implants, root canals, and all other phases of dentistry. Dr. Ahkami is also Board Certified by the State of NJ in Botox and all dermal fillers which is an adjunct in his dental practice. This achievement makes Dr Ahkami a true artist when it comes to an overall appearance of a patients face.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Residency)

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Dentist 2009

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1104049303

Office locations

Glow Dental Spa

506 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 101

Wayne, NJ 07470

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He was Awesome!!
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Dr. Ahkami and his assistant, Tomasa, are wonderful! He thoroughly explained my procedure and fully answered all of my questions . Generally, my anxiety runs a bit high when at the dentist but Dr. Ahkami patiently and kindly talked me throughmy it. Zero wait time and the totally judgment free zone (considering the amount of work I need done) helped as well. I highly recommend Dr. Ahkami and his staff!
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Best dentist I have ever been too! Staff is professional and attentive.
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Fantastic
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It’s always a pleasure visiting Glo Dental.
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Dr. Ahkami was pleasant, explained everything in layman's terms what needed to be done was necessary and what the options were. The office staff was very accommodating as the injury to the tooth needed to be tended to immediately. I wouldabsolutely return for regular dental cleanings and exams, as well as nonroutine issues if needed.
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Dr. Behshad Ahkami is the best dentist I have ever visited. His office is spotless. His staff is friendly, well- trained and polite. I have never waited past my appointment time. He has dealt with several procedures on me including crowns,dental implants, regular cleanings and more. He is amazing at addressing complicated conditions. He makes sure I understand the procedure and what if any costs are not covered by insurance BEFORE he does the work. I would recommend him to any family member or friend. I really can’t imagine going anywhere else.
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Quick, friendly, and painless!
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Simply professional and on time. Excellent work. His staff is friendly and are also excellent. I highly recommend!!!
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I hate dentists, but this dentist and his team make you feel at home the minute you walk through their door! Dr. Ahkami is down to earth and straight forward! He doesn't hold anything back! I've yet to have any problems!Also, his office is always clean, I've never seen a speck of dust!
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I have never waited over 5 minutes. Dr. Ahkami is always extremely eager to correct any minor to major issues you may have as quickly and efficiently as possible. The entire office is super clean & modern. overall great experience everytime.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ahkami once again was on point with my treatment. The dental hygienist is only there are certain days, but those days did not work for me, so Dr. Ahkami did my annual cleaning. Very pleased with his bedside manner and accommodation.
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He was great. The numbing medicine didnt quite take after the first shot so he insisted on another dose and wait to continue. I told him it was Ok but he assured me he wasnt in a rush, and it's betterwe wait so theres minimal to no pain. I really appreciated that. He put my comfort first. Even though I was the last patient on a Friday afternoon running late for my appointment. He was also teaching an associate while working on me and it didn't feel weird or awkward at all. The receptionist was kind and thorough. Doc and I talked about cars while we waited for the numbing medicine to kick in. Overall a good experience and definitely recommend.
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As was the first visit, Dr. Ahkami was in point from beginning to end.
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Behshad Ahkami, DDS is amazing! I've been coming to this office for over two years and I love him! The receptionists are always very sweet! I will never go anywhere else!
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My recent visit to Dr. Ahkami was a rewarding on. Beginning with my welcome at the front desk to the gentle approach by the dental assistants, I was completely relaxed and confident and knew I was in good hands. Although thework I needed was extremely time consuming, Dr. Ahkami took his time, kept me comfortable, and was concerned about any pain or discomfort. I experienced a fine result. I would recommend this office to anyone seeking a friendly, caring professional staff.July 2017 Linda I.
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Dr.Behshad Ahkami is an excellent dentist, I wouldn't go any place else. The staff is always friendly. He takes his time to explain everything and most important he is affordable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ahkami is very professional & takes the time to explain exactly what he's doing, how each product works differently and the benefits. Thanks to Dr. Ahkami, I love the natural look of the work that's been done & people notice that I am glowing.
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Dr. Beshad was great. Took his time to explain everything to me and gave great advice on the path my treatment need to go. I will recommend him to all my friends and family.
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very professional manner recommended my brother in law and a friend.
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Dr. Ahkami is very very friendly and he's cool and all the staff there.. waitinf will be depend if he is still with other patient, which is fine with me.. they took good care of my root canal.. I love them.. very professional.. highly recommended..
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I'm petrified of the dentist ever since I had a horrible experience years back. He's the first Dr I've seen that I can actually tolerate . At this particular visit he literally only did what I was comfortable doing (I needALOT done) he was professional enough to point out that since I was there for one tooth in particular but also had a cavity in the tooth right next to it that it made sense to just do that one as well since I would be numb anyway. I went in to have 2 teeth worked on and left having 4 with absolutely no pain. He used so much numbing gel that I barely felt the needle for the Novocaine! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs an excellent dentist.
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The staff and Dr Ahkami are all good. The Dr explains everything as he is doing it, which was great. I had a root canal today and Im glad that he was the one doing it.
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Dr. Ahkami is thorough and does perfect dental work, in my opinion. He's very nice and will keep you relaxed and calm throughout the entire visit. Also his staff are sweet and very helpful! The office environment is extremely clean! It'sthe kind of place where you walk in and just feel comfortable and I have to admit that is a hard thing to do in dentist's offices.
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Dr Ahkami is an excellent Dentist with good bedside manners and dedicated to his patients need.
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Knowledge, pleasant. His office has the newest equipment. His office is clean and has a calming feeling.
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Going to the dentist is never something I look forward to but Dr. Ahkami and his staff make it easy. Each time I've been there, they've been right on time, super friendly and knowledgeable. I would happily recommend this practice to anyone looking for a positive dental experience.
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I liked him. He explained what he was doing or about to do. It makes all the difference to me. His staff was friendly too.
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Very professional! Staff is awesomr
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great job always on time
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I have an extreme fear of dentists because of 3 botched jobs in the past. My first visit with behshad I sincerely thought would be my last and only consultation. However, he sat with me and spoke to me in detailson what he had to do and what he can do to comfort my fears. I have to have several procedures with this dentist and so far three weeks in I can say both the dentist and his staff have an amazing bed side manners. Something drs tend to forget. I was even amazed with the dentist offering a dental plan to help me with my cost to continue these procedures. This dentist gives you what many of the Doctors of the 50s use to give. A one on one conversation helping the patient in all aspects. Not only my comfort and fears but my financial as well. During my consultation he gives you options into what would be best or works best for you. I am on my 3rd week of treatment with this dentist and my last visit was a tooth extraction! Painful and uncomfortable but with a staff and dentist like behshad any pain and discomfort was taken care of immediately. As for his assistant she held my hand the entire time. What can I say about Behshad and staff...thank you!
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He is a soft-spoken dentist who immediately puts you at ease. His bedside manner is excellent. He explains exactly what he is going to do every step of the way and takes pride in his work and making sure that youare comfortable before you leave his chair. He does not pressure you and tell you that you need work done that isn't really necessary like other dentists I have been to. Also, compared to other dentists I have been to, his prices are not as high. He uses state of the art equipment. His office staff is friendly and makes you feel like you are the only patient there. I highly recommend this dentist
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Love this office.This is the first dentist I don't mind going to.The staff is friendly and I don't have to wait to be seen.The dentist and hygienist made me feel rlaxed .Can't say enough about this office so if you're looking for a dentist this is where to go.
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Dr. Ahkami is always very professional, explains what is going in a clear manner and always makes me feel very comfortable! I would recommend him to anyone
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I was terrify of dentists', Last time I visit one was when I was in navy back in 79. Dr Ahkami is amazing!!! he very gentle he explains step by step what he is doing I felt NO PAIN!!! at allfrom being to end, my whole family goes to Dr.Ahkami we love and his staff the are GREAT!!!!!! I highly recommend him for all your dental work once you go see him you wont go to any one else. I know me and my family are his patients for life.. KUDOS!!! to Dr.Ahkami thank you so much no more fear of dentists
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Dr. Ahkami is a profesional who I trust. He takes pride in his work. Another great visit. Highly recommended!
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Every body in the office is very courteous and trying their best to please the client.
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Very pleasant Dr. & staff extremely clean & very calming environment
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Again, Dr. Ahkami made me feel very comfortable and the procedures were painless. He was very gentle and eased my mind and continuously reassured me when I was feeling anxious. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist
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This was the best root canal I've ever had and I've had 3 (2 from another dentist). It was quicker and less painful than some fillings I've had.
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Dr. Ahkami was great!! The dentist is not my favorite type of doctor but Dr. Ahkami made me feel at ease right from the beginning. I was comfortable throughout and the procedure was painless despite me being very nervous beforehand. Ithought the entire office was very professional and I would recommend Dr. Ahkami to anyone looking for a new dentist
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I believe everything was explained properly to me, but I think I should have had more time to be able to discuss the treatment plan with my husband to make a decision financially. Insurance plans cover so little as it is.I feel like I cannot go back for anymore treatment at this time due to lack of funds on my end.
More than 1 year ago
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1st time visiting so I don't want to jinx it. They saw me right after I finished my paper work. I was really scared since I haven't been to a dentist in years. The assistant was super sweet. Don't remember hername but she made me feel comfortable. The Dr was straight foward, not as warming as the assistant BUT he is kinda Kool and definitely explains and shows you EVERYTHING. When you come out the dentist you feel like you have a brand new set of teeth. I hope my second visit goes the same.
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The office was efficiently laid out and the staff behind the desk was super nice and friendly over the phone and in person. Dr. Akhami was very welcoming and explained all the details of the current and future possible procedures. Thedental hygienist just did her job, explained very little and was not welcoming at all and I'm more used to having procedures explained from beginning to end especially on my first time and personalizing my experiences if I'm planning on returning.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a excellent doctor I will tell friends about him and his team and what a wonderful job they did for me.
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I love the visit a lot.
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Very professional
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Dr. Ahkami and his staff was very professional and friendly. Best experience at dentist's office that I've had in a while.
More than 1 year ago
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Awesome
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Great!
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