Akshay Kumar, D.M.D.

Dr. Akshay Kumar received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed his post-graduate training at Temple University. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is a highly regarded surgical specialist in the area of periodontics and osseointegration (dental implants) with advanced training in bone regeneration. In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Kumar has lectured both nationally and internationally and teaches periodontics and implants at Hackensack University Medical Center. Specialty License #3928

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Name Akshay Kumar
  • Date of Birth 22 November 1967
  • Marital Status Married to Ajanta Kumar with three sons
  • Deven, Neelan, Arin

Education:

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA
  • Specialty Certificate in Periodontics
  • Muhlenberg College
  • B.S. Natural Science

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice
    Affiliated Periodontists of North Jersey, P.A.
    15 Emerald Street
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    201-489-5155
    Periodontics and Implant Surgery

Hospital Appointments

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Clinical Attending, Department of Dentistry

Academic & Government Appointments:

  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Facilitator, Ethics Course
  • New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
  • Board Expert, 1998-Present
  • Bergen County Dental Society
  • Past President, 2005-2006
  • Program Chairman, 1999-2003
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
  • Visiting Lecture

Honors:

  • Fellow, International Team of Implantologists (2007)
  • Associate Fellow, New York Academy of Dentistry


Professional Societies:

  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration – Chairman, Historian Committee
  • American Dental Association
  • Bergen County Dental Society – Delegate
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Northeastern Society of Periodontics
  • NJ Society of Periodontics

Publications

  • “Implant Placement With or Without Simultaneous Tooth Extraction in Patients Taking Oral Bisphosphonates: Postoperative Healing, Early Follow-Up, and the Incidence of Complications in Two Private Practices,” Fugazzoto PA, Lightfoot WS, Jaffin RA, Kumar A, J Periodontol 2007, Vol. 78, No. 9, 2007
  • “The Radiographic Bone Loss Pattern Adjacent to Immediately Placed, Immediately Loaded Implants,” Jaffin RA, Kolesar M, Kumar A, Ishikawa S, Fiorellini J, The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Completely Edentulous Maxilla: A Clinical Report,” Jaffin RA, Kumar A, Berman C, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 19, No.5, 2004.
  • “Immediate Provisionalization of Single Tooth ITI Implants Placed into Fresh Extraction Sockets,” Jaffin RA, Kumar A, Academy News (publication of the Academy of Osseointegration).
  • “The Effect of Smoking on Achieving Osseointegration of Surface-Modified Implants: A Clinical Report,” Kumar A, Jaffin RA, Berman C, The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implant, Vol. 17, No. 6, 2002.
  • “Management of a Severely Phobic Patient Utilizing Dental Implants,” Kumar A, NJDA Newsletter, Vol. 71, No. 4, Fall 2000.
  • “The Immediate Loading of Implants in Partially and Fully Edentulous Jaws: A Series of 27 Case Reports,” Jaffin RA, Kumar A, Berman CL, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 71, No. 5, May 2000.
  • “Preferred Needle Lengths for Inferior Alveolar Anesthesia,” Kumar A, Kronin K, The Journal of The Academy of General Dentistry, January-February, 1994.

Textbook

  • “A Critical Assessment of Implant Failure,” Kumar A, Clinical Guide to Prosthodontics, Hoffman, J., 1999.

Lectures

  • ITI Congress; Boca Raton, FL, April 2011
    “Successful Practice Transitions- One Generation to The Next”
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2010
    “Maximizing Papillae Around Implant Restorations”
  • Demar Dental Labs, October 2010
    “Increasing Case Acceptance in Implant Dentistry through Simplified Treatment Planning”
  • ITI World Congress, Geneva Switzerland, April 2010
    “Critical Factors in Achieving and Maintaining Esthetic Stability”
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2009
    “Immediate Loading and Treatment Planning with Dental Implants”
  • American College of Prosthodontists of New Jersey, October 2009
    “Single Tooth Immediate Extraction/Immediate Provisionalization”
    (evening lecture)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2008
    “Increasing Case Acceptance Through Clinical Innovation”
    (1/2 day course)
  • 2nd District Dental Society of New York, February 2008
    “Optimizing Implant Therapy by Combining Biological Principles with Technological Advances” (full day course)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2007
    “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants” (1/2 day course)
  • UMDNJ, Continuing Education, Newark, NJ, March 2007
    “Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry” (full day course)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2006
    “Treatment Planning for Implant Supported Tooth Restoration” (1/2 day course)
  • NJ Dental Association Annual Convention, June 2006
    “The Latest Concepts in Implant Dentistry with Regard to Treatment Planning, Immediate Loading, & Esthetics” (1/2 day course)
  • UMDNJ, Continuing Education, Newark, NJ, June 2006
    “Advances in Implant Dentistry” (full day course)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2005
    “Achieving Esthetic Implant Restorations” (1/2 day course)
  • New Jersey State Dental Association, November 2005
    Weekend Study Club
    “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants” (1/2 day course)
  • UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, Full-Day Continuing Education, May 2005
    “Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry”
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2004
    “The Biological and Clinical Rationale for Immediate Loading of Dental Implants”
    (1/2 day course)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2003
    “Treatment Planning for Immediate Provisionalization”
    (1/2 day course)
  • New Jersey Dental Convention, June 2003
    “The Synthesis of Science and Clinical Applications in Implant Dentistry”
    (1/2 day course)
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 2002
    “Immediate Provisionalization of Dental Implants.” (1/2 day course)
  • New York City Study Club, New York, NY, June 2002
    “Esthetic Concerns with Dental Implants. (evening lecture)
  • UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, Full Day Continuing Education, April 2002
    “Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques for Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.”
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, April 2002
    “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.” (evening lecture)
  • Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, April 2001
    “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.” (evening lecture)
  • Anglo-Asian Odontological Group, London, England, April 2001,
    “The Evolution of Treatment Planning Philosophy Since the Introduction of Osseointegration.” (evening lecture)
  • UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, Full Day Continuing Education, May 2001,
    “Issues Involved in Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.”
  • American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September 1999, “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.” (table clinic session)
  • American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 1998, “Simplifying Implant Dentistry Using A Crown and Bridge System.” (table clinic session)
  • Pascack Valley Dental Society, Washington Township, NJ, September 1998, “Treatment Planning Complex Implant Cases.” (evening lecture)
  • Tri-County Dental Society, Florham Park, NJ, September 1998, “Advances in Implant Dentistry.” (evening lecture)
  • Bergen County Implant Study Group, Englewood, NJ, 1997, “Crown and Bridge Implant Dentistry.” (evening lecture)
  • Academy of Osseointegration, Annual Meeting, New York, NY, March
    1996, Table Clinic, “The Immediate Load Implant.”
  • Bergen County Implant Study Group, Englewood, NJ, 1996, “Treatment Planning Implant Cases Using Sim/Plant.” (evening lecture)
  • First District Dental Society of New York, November, 1995, “Immediate
    Load Implants” and “Treatment Planning Implant Cases Using Sim/Plant.”
  • Temple University, 1994, “Guided Tissue Regeneration Utilizing Membranes.”

Interests/Hobbies

  • Head Coach – Ridgewood Baseball Association (instructional league), 2008-2009
  • Golf, tennis, skiing