Meet Dr Daniel Nejat, DMD


Dr. Daniel Nejat is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has made significant achievements beyond the educational requirements of the specialty.

Dr. Daniel Nejat graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Drew University. He continued his education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School, where he was honored with the UNDNJ-NJDS Academic Scholarship, received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and was presented with an award in the Excellence in Oral Pathology.

After completing dental school, Dr. Daniel Nejat continued his training at New York University School of Dentistry for an additional 3 years post-graduate training in periodontics. During his training, he mastered the art and science of periodontics and implantology from some of the best periodontists in the country.

Through an educational grant from Colgate, Dr. Daniel Nejat has also published two continuing education articles: “Periodontal Inflammation: The Oral Body Connection” and “Controlling the Intraoral Environment Before and After Implant Therapy” are peer-reviewed publications that were designed to help dentists, physicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants understand the relationship between periodontal disease and its systemic influence as well as how to maintain newly placed implants.

Dr. Nejat has given presentations at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and the Metropolitan Periodontal Symposium about the benefits and techniques involved in minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery with the use of computer guided technology.


  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Northeastern Society of Periodontists
  • American Board of Periodontology (board certified)
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • New York Dental Society.

Dr. Daniel Nejat practices with the philosophy of a conservative, minimally invasive and gentle approach in treating his patients. He also believes that educating patients about their dental needs and maintenance of their teeth and implants are vital for a successful long term periodontal and implant treatment. His calm and smooth chair-side manner is known to relax patients and make them feel at ease when it is time to receive dental therapy.

In his spare time, Dr. Daniel Nejat enjoys playing racquetball, jogging, reading, photography, and taking long walks.

What is a Diplomate/Board Certified Periodontist?

A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. In addition to the educational requirements, Board certification requires:

  • Comprehensive qualifying and oral examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
  • Recertification every six years.