Meet the Doctors

Sharna Hemrajani, DMD
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sharna was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey and knew when she was very young that she wanted to become a Pediatric Dentist. She is passionate about treating children in a fun and comfortable environment. Dr. Sharna understands children’s fears and can relate to them. Unfortunately, as a young child she had several cavities and became afraid of going to the dentist. Due to her own phobia regarding going to the dentist, she made it her goal to make dental visits easy, comfortable and pain-free for her patients.

Dr. Sharna was accepted to a seven year accelerated dual degree program. She completed her BS in Engineering Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and graduated within the top ten percent of her class. Dr. Sharna was then accepted to one of the top Pediatric Dental specialty programs at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. She served as Chief Resident and graduated with a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry. This hospital based residency program provided specialized training in pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry and care for children with special needs.

Dr. Sharna then completed additional training and coursework and became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.   She recently completed her 10 year recertification exam.

Dr. Sharna lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She enjoys kickboxing, traveling to the Carribean, and cooking with her kids.

 

Dr. Elyse Kerschner
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Elyse Kerschner strives to create a lasting, fun and positive memory of going to the dentist for kids. She is a strong believer in preventive dentistry and teaching children and their families’ healthy habits to encourage a life time being free of dental disease.

Originally from Albany, NY, Dr. Kerschner earned her B.A. in Biology at Binghamton University. She then attended New York University College of Dentistry to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Falling in love with NYC, Dr. Kerschner continued her dental training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn completing a general practice residency and two year specialty training in pediatric dentistry. She is AAPD Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. In her spare time Dr. Kerschner enjoys traveling, yoga, biking, cooking and reading.

 

Dr. Devina Shah
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Devina Shah was born and raised in central New Jersey and received her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She continued her advanced academic endeavors at Tufts, where she also earned a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. She practiced in Boston for two years prior to moving back home to New Jersey. During her final year of dental school, Dr. Shah was the recipient of the Jack and Anne Rubin Senior Prize Award in Pediatric Dentistry, an award given to a student who had displayed exceptional outreach to the community, dedicated service to underserved populations, and the intention to pursue pediatric dentistry as a career.

Dr. Shah loves the challenge of treating children’s dental needs while nurturing bonds of trust, confidence, and friendship with them. She has volunteered on dental outreach trips to the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, and Mexico where she has provided free pediatric dental care to underprivileged children. She has also participated in Give Kids A Smile, a national charity event providing free dental care for several years.

Dr. Shah is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys traveling, photography, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Dr. Reshma Kumar
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Reshma grew up in Tampa, Florida and attended Case Western Reserve University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree as well as her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After receiving her dental education, Dr. Reshma completed a General Practice Residency at Monmouth Hospital in New Jersey. She then moved to New York to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Reshma is an active member of the New York Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her goal is to help build a foundation for good oral health and make every visit a fun and positive experience. When she isn’t providing dental care, Dr. Reshma enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Dr. Scott Kamenitz
Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Scott loves working with all children and wants every child to have a positive experience at the dentist as well as create healthy, life-long dental habits. He grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. He then attended New York University College of Dentistry to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery and completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, in Brooklyn, where he also served as chief resident. In his spare time, Dr. Scott loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, and eating.

 

Dr. Raya Abu-Zahra
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Raya Abu-Zahra is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality dentistry to each child in a positive and nurturing environment. She grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and went on to complete her dental education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she served as chapter president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, completed two pediatric focused dental mission trips to Guatemala, and volunteered her time treating underserved populations. This fueled her passion for pediatric dental care and she completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She received extensive training in behavior management, use of nitrous oxide, sedation dentistry, and treatment of patients with special needs. She also spent a significant amount of time completing research with a focus on patients with special health care needs, and is proud to have written several published articles.

Dr. Raya also completed an Executive MPH in Health Policy and Management, and a Postdoctoral Oral Health fellowship through Columbia University. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the National Network for Oral Health Access, and the Association for State and Territorial Dental Directors. She resides in Manhattan with her husband, daughter, and son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, reading, cycling, and exploring the city.