Meet the Doctors

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

sharnaDr. 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. This is an honor bestowed upon those candidates who have demonstrated to the public and to the health professions that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed both an advanced educational program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, application, and performance requisite to the delivery of proficient care in pediatric dentistry.

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

elyse1Dr. 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. Amrita Batheja
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Board Eligible

Dr. Batheja received her BS in Biology at Haverford college, her MPH from Rutgers University and DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.  Upon her dental school graduation, she was awarded the James Collord Memorial Award for her achievements in pediatric dentistry and the New York State Founders Student Recognition Award for her role in community service.  After dental school, she completed her residency training in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Batheja is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Batheja loves working with children and their families with the goal to make each visit enjoyable and educational.  She values including both kids and parents in the plan of care. As someone who was afraid of the dentist when she was young, she is sensitive to the fears that may be associated with going to the dentist and hopes to help alleviate these with each visit.

Dr. Batheja lives with her husband in New Jersey.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, making jewelry and spending time with her 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. Raya Abu-Zahra
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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 was also chosen for a Postdoctoral Oral Health fellowship through the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from which she is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, reading, cycling, and exploring the city.

 

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