About Us


Dr. Yan Gu

Originally from Shanghai China, Dr. Gu moved to New Jersey when she was 14 years old.  Dr. Gu obtained her Master’s degree from Rutgers school of Biomedical Science. With her interest in dentistry, she went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and graduated at the top of her class! Following graduation, Dr. Gu completed a rigorous General Practice Residency at Hackensack Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gu is in constant pursuit of the mastery of her craft through continuing education courses. This has allowed her to stay abreast of state-of-the-art dental procedures, materials, and equipment - which ensures that her patients have the most comfortable and effective care that the field has to offer. She finds gratification in making meaningful differences in the lives of her patients.

Dr. Gu’s approach to treatment relies heavily on patient education and the prevention of oral pathology and trauma. She practices by the mantra that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Dr. Gu believes that by clearly conveying the status of a patient’s oral and systemic health, they may opt for the treatment plan that best fits their needs and desires.


 

 



Dr. Ariz Tanvir

Dr. Ariz Tanvir is a Brooklyn native who currently resides in New Jersey with her family. She completed her Undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College and went on to pursue a career in Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Tanvir completed a General Practice Residency at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Tanvir is continuously looking to improve herself through continuing education courses with a particular focus on implant and cosmetic dentistry. She is committed to providing each patient with the highest level of care. Dr. Tanvir believes that Dental visits should be a pleasant experience and strives to provide pain free dental care.

Dr. Tanvir is available Mondays at our Highland Park location.



Dr. Manleen Kaur

Dr. Manleen Kaur received her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Amritsar, India. After moving to the USA she completed a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from University of North Texas. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Minnesota.

Dr. Kaur’s passion is to provide comprehensive dental services to her patients in a pleasant, safe, and comfortable environment and takes pride in strong relationships she has created with her patients and  colleagues. Dr. Kaur continuously participates in innovative seminars and continuing education courses to keep herself updated with the latest advances in Dentistry. Outside work, Dr. Kaur loves to travel and spend time with her husband and two kids.



Fanny

Office Manager

Welcome to our practice! I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I have been in dentistry for over 15 years and love the positive environment of our office. At Zen Dental, we all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. As your office manager and insurance and billing specialist, I am here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. I am a mother of two wonderful boys and in my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids. I love to shop, cook, dance and travel.



Pamela

Patient Care Coordinator

​Meet Pamela, our patient care coordinator. Pamela has worked in the dental field for 6 years. Her favorite part about her job is meeting new people every day and helping them meet all their needs to have the smile they want and she making sure everyone that comes in has a great experience starting with the front desk. Pamela is trilingual and when she is not at work she loves spending time with her family and friends.



Cheryl

Registered Dental Hygienist

My patients are always a priority while under my care. I ensure they receive the best dentistry I am capable of. I regularly attend continuing education courses to update my knowledge of dental procedures. I graduated top of my class at MCC and have been treating patients for over 25 years.

Some of my hobbies include interior design, dollhouses, cruising and studying foreign languages. I am also very passionate about animals. I am married and enjoy spending time with my husband.



Anabela

Registered Dental Hygienist

Meet Anabela! She has been a hygienist for over 3 decades and is a dedicated hygienist. She strives for excellence in her skills and patient experience. She enjoys talking to her patients about dental oral care and hygiene. Anabela does her absolute best in helping her patients to improve their dental education and experience. What makes Anabela unique is that she loves her wonderful patients who became a part of our dental family. Anabel enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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