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Kids & Family Dentistry

Learn More About Kids & Family Dentistry in New Jersey

We can provide quality dental services for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today to meet our team in person! At Kids & Family Dentistry, we can meet all your dental needs under one roof. We’re a multi-specialty dental practice with offices in Livingston and Harrison, NJ, offering everything from basic preventive care to advanced dental surgery. We pride ourselves on providing quality dental services in a wholesome and family-friendly environment. Our dedicated and professional staff help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles using state-of-the-art technological equipment. 

Meet Our Dental Professionals

Dr. Farideh Golestani, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Farideh Golestani began practicing pediatric dentistry after graduating from New York University Dental School in 1993. She completed her advanced education in pediatric dentistry in 1995 and taught pediatric dentistry at her alma mater. Dr. Golestani also underwent two years of intensive pediatric training and focuses on care for children with special needs.

Dr. Kevin Persily, Orthodontist

Dr. Kevin Persily graduated from Brooklyn College in 1973 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1976 from New York University Dental School. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a specialization in Orthodontics. Dr. Persily maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Association of Functional Orthodontists.

Dr. Gordon Barnes, Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gordon Barnes, a board-certified dental anesthesiologist, graduated from New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Health Sciences, Antigua School of Medicine. He possesses years of experience in delivering anesthetic care to pediatric and special needs patients. He also holds a diploma from the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Barnes maintains memberships in the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.


Dr. Shahid Aziz is the co-founder and President of Smile Bangladesh. A first-generation Bengali-American, Dr. Aziz has been leading a small team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses to Bangladesh since 2006. To date, his teams have treated about 1100 children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities.

Dr. Shakila Ziashakeri

Dr. Shakila is a highly accomplished dental professional. She has a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University in Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular biology from Towson University. After completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University, she participated in a dental mission in Jamaica, helping the underserved community. She also participated in Give Kids A Smile, helping elementary-age children have access to oral health care and dental needs.

Dr. Chu

Dr. Chu graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After completing a two-year general practice residency program at NYU Langone, formerly known as Lutheran Medical Center a Level 1 Trauma Center, Dr. Chu served as Chief during the second year.

Charles Lennon D.M.D

During his early professional education, Dr. Lennon received multiple restorative dentistry awards from the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry (1977). His four years as a lieutenant in the US Navy (1977 -1981) as a general dentist allowed him to learn the various specialties within the dental profession, with many courses taken at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Dr. Firas Marsheh

Dr. Firas Marsheh is a highly accomplished dentist serving the Midtown Manhattan community. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry and holds a specialty degree in Endodontics from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Professional Dentists, Compassionate Dental Care

At Kids & Family Dentistry, we strive to understand the specific needs of each patient. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure you or your child receive nothing less than the best care possible. Now that you know a bit about our team at Kids & Family Dentistry in New Jersey, We’d love to get to know you and your family too! Come meet us in person by scheduling an appointment at our Livingston office by calling (973) 597-1818 or our Harrison office at (973) 484-4200 today. We hope to see you soon!