About Our Doctors

Dr.Kaplan_25July2014Alan S. Kaplan, D.D.S.

Alan Kaplan, D.D.S.,  the senior doctor of Metuchen Dental Group, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He earned his degree in Dental Surgery at Georgetown University School for Dental Medicine prior to completing his general practice residency at JFK Hospital in Edison, NJ, in 1988. His specialty is general and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Kaplan is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and Middlesex County Dental Society. As part of Dr. Kaplan's continuing education, he completed a two-year post-graduate program in periodontal diagnosis and treatment at Albert Einstein University Hospital in New York. He also takes advanced education classes in various areas of dentistry at the Jersey Shore Medical Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Kaplan enjoys hiking, biking and skiing.

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Dr_Alex_Shalman_24mar14Alex Shalman, D.D.S.

Alex Shalman, D.D.S., an associate of Metuchen Dental Group, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and completed a Master of Science degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Shalman went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry with Honors in Aesthetic Dentistry. In addition, he has completed the two year Postgraduate Dental Implant  Program at New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Shalman is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (where he serves on the University Outreach Committee), American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

As a 5th generation dentist, Dr. Shalman has been passionate about dentistry since an early age. He is constantly attending continuing education workshops and seminars to advance in every facet of dentistry. He is particularly passionate about and inspired by designing smiles using porcelain veneers as well as Invisalign orthodontics.

Dr. Shalman recently led a group to raise $18,500 for the Give Back a Smile charitable group. As a newlywed, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, cooking meals for good friends, and traveling.

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IlanIlan Gamburg, D.M.D.

Ilan Gamburg, D.M.D., an associate of Metuchen Dental Group was born in Israel and moved to New Jersey as a child. He graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Biological Sciences. Dr. Gamburg went on to study dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Upon graduation, he completed a general dentistry residency program at Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Gamburg is attending an advanced study Postgraduate Dental Implant Program at New York University College of Dentistry. He is being trained in all aspects of implant dentistry- from the placement of the implant to the final restoration process.

Dr. Gamburg is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society.

As a general family dentist, Dr. Gamburg enjoys working with both adults and children. He strives to make each patient experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. He regularly attends continuing education courses to help him achieve these goals.

Dr. Gamburg has volunteered as an EMT and participates in the annual Give-Kids-A-Smile-Day. He is fluent in Hebrew, conversational Russian and Spanish. An avid tennis player/coach since he was a child, Dr. Gamburg continues to enjoy playing today.

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