About Us

Dr. Rajesh Kamdar, Founder
Dr. Kamdar began his dental career at Nair Hospital and Dental College in Bombay, India, earning his BDS (Bachelor in Dental Surgery) there in 1971.

Spending one year interning at his alma mater in both the Departments of Operative Dentistry and Pedodontics, he then passed the National Board and New York State Board Exams, earning his New York State License as a General Dentist in 1975. He went to work at Laguardia Hospital for the IV Team before becoming an Associate and practicing General Dentistry with Dr. Israel and Dr. Kirshen in the Bronx and later began his own private practice in Massapequa, New York. He became a dentist to help patients restore their smile and tooth function, because he feels it is a very gratifying goal to achieve.

In 1981 Dr. Kamdar became owner of Preferred Dental Associates, practicing General Dentistry full time, building a successful practice which continues to this day. He also continues his education, plays golf and tennis and enjoys studying management courses. A particular joy Dr. Kamdar relishes in is helping struggling students with their tuition, books, and housing needs in his native India.

Dr. Shilpa Trivedi, Founder
Dr. Trivedi earned her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the New York University College of Dentistry, and she has been a respected general and restorative dentist for over 15 years. Dr. Trivedi excels in all aspects of dentistry, combining advanced education with state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest level of dental care. To help achieve her goal of eradicating dental disease from society, Dr. Trivedi stays abreast of advances on the field of dentistry and continually updates her skills.

As a compassionate general and restorative dentist, Dr. Trivedi works one-on-one with patients to achieve highly-attractive results. Her friendly demeanor and compassionate approach helps soothe fearful patients, and she always discusses any concerns about matters of longevity and health.

Dr. Trivedi's professional memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the New York State Dental Society. She is an active member of the community and regularly volunteers with human rights organizations such as Youth for Human Rights, The Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, The Way to Happiness Foundation, and the Second Chance Program.

Dr. Medhat Awad, Founder
Dr. Awad graduated from Cairo University in Egypt with a BDS in 1991 and then from NYU with an HDD in Oral Surgery in 2000. He became a dentist to help people have a better quality of life through proper health care. His personal interests include playing soccer, table tennis, running, and reading.

Dr. Sanford Schimmel, Orthodontist
Dr. Schimmel graduated from NYU Dental School in 1969. He became a dentist, because he was always interested in helping people and improving the aesthetics of their smiles. He also has been a past president of the Bronx County Dental Society, and he is currently a delegate to the American Dental Society. In his spare time, Dr. Schimmel enjoys jogging, tennis.

Dr. Lawrence Schimmel, Orthodontist
Dr. Schimmel graduated from NYU Dental School in 2001. His passion for dentistry stems from his desire to help people look and feel their best. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, playing the guitar, and playing with his two kids.

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