Dr. Richard Nejat, D.D.S.
Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Leader in Minimally Invasive Dental Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Dr. Richard Nejat is a Board Certified Periodontist* whose practice is in the forefront of computer guided implant dentistry and minimally invasive dental surgery.
Dr. Nejat attended college at Drew University and continued his education at New York University where he attained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Nejat was elected to membership in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon, The National Dental Honor Society recognizing academic and clinical excellence in dentistry. Dr. Nejat completed a three-year residency in Periodontics and Dental Implants, earning his certificate in Periodontics from The State University of New York at Stony Brook University. Dr Nejat is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry & Periodontics and Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course at New York University. He is also is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry & Periodontics at Stony Brook University In addition to his professorship at New York University and Stony Brook University, Dr. Nejat maintains private practices in Manhattan and Nutley, New Jersey.
Through an educational grant from Colgate, Dr. Nejat published a continuing education article entitled: “Periodontal Inflammation: The Oral Body Connection.” This peer-reviewed publication was designed to help dentists, physicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants understand the relationship between periodontal disease and its systemic influence.
Dr. Nejat was a Research Investigator on two major projects: (1) A Pivotal, Randomized, Parallel Evaluation of Recombinate Bone Morphogenic Protein-2/ACS and Standard Bone Grafting Materials for Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation, and (2) a Multi-center Phase 3 Trial of Minocycline Periodontal Therapeutic System (Minocycline PTS): Adjunctive Use in Patients with Adult Periodontitis. Both of these medical devices have received FDA Approval.
Currently, Dr. Nejat is involved in numerous clinical research projects on topics including: flapless dental implant surgery, minimally invasive periodontal plastic surgeries, and computer guided dental implant surgery with immediate function. He has developed a new 3D/CAD-CAM technique that allow for an Immediate smile with dental implants in cases where extractions are needed in a minimally invasive manner.
Dr. Nejat is active in professional continuing education. He lectures national and international at the American Academy of Periodontology annual meetings, Academy of Osseointegration annual meetings, and dental societies on topics including:
- Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery
- Immediate Loading of Dental Implants
- Minimally Invasive Dental Surgery
- Periodontal Medicine with Systemic Health Implications
- Same day Dental Implant Surgery
- Periodontal Plastic Surgeries such as Crown Lengthening and Dental Implant placement