Meet Our Parsippany Dentists
Dr. Alan Rauchberg
Alan Rauchberg graduated in 1984 from Parsippany High School, and then attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Maryland at College Park. He earned his DMD from Temple University in Philadelphia before completing a one-year general residency at MCP Hospital, which is also in Philadelphia.
Dr. Rauchberg has also attended the Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center, two prestigious postgraduate dental training institutions. His professional affiliations include:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Association
- President-Elect of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
- New Jersey Pankey Mann Study Group
In addition, Dr. Alan Rauchberg is a member and past president of the Parsippany Rotary Club, was named a Paul Harris Fellow, and continues to remain current in the dental field through continuing education courses.
Happily married, Dr. Alan Rauchberg and his wife, Maureen, have three children, Jessica, Jake, and Cameron. He is a big sports fan of all kinds: baseball, football, soccer, tennis, and golf. He also loves to travel and cook.
Dr. Joel Rauchberg
The founding member of Rauchberg Dental Group, Joel Rauchberg obtained his undergraduate degree from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania before attending dental school at Temple University, where he earned his DDS. He completed his general residency at Homestead Air Force Base.
Dr. Joel Rauchberg is a member of several distinguished professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Association (past president)
- Academy of General Dentistry with Mastership Degree
- American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
In addition, he has been a delegate to NJDA, Council of Insurance-NJDA, past president of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, treasurer and past president of the New Jersey Pankey Mann Schuyler Study Group, and he holds Mason and Shriner memberships.
Dr. Joel Rauchberg participates in a school dental health program, and in an effort to continue educating others, he has published an essay on the program. He is married to Liz, and they have three grown children, Alan, Steven, Tracy. After hours, Dr. Rauchberg keeps fit by playing tennis and enjoys time with his grandchildren.
Dr. Lara Merker
Dr. Merker is a Board Certified Periodontist who completed her training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Merker received extensive training in all aspects of periodontology, including periodontal plastic and cosmetic surgery, regeneration, sinus augmentation and dental implants. She received her dental training from UMDNJ after completing her undergraduate education from Penn State. She is a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Northeastern Society of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, NJDA and ADA.
Dr. Marc Moskowitz
Dr. Moskowitz received his dental degree from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in dentistry and certificate in endodontics from Boston University. He also completed a residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and spent several years in private practice. Dr. Moskowitz focuses on endodontic services, including root canal therapy… and looks forward to meeting the many patients at Rauchberg Dental Group.
Dr. Hubert Gugala
Dr. Hubert Gugala was born in Poland and immigrated to United States in 2003 after practicing dentistry for 2 years. He continued his studies at Boston University, MA from which he graduated with D.M.D. degree in 2007 with high honors. He then went on to pursue his passion and sub-specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for next 4 years at Montefiore Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, NY from which he graduated in 2011.
Dr. Gugala is committed to excellent patient care. Dr. Gugala has active licenses in Dentistry, Oral Surgery and General Anesthesia in the state of New Jersey and New York
Dr. Mark Khaimov
Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology with a passion for helping his patients achieve optimal oral health. He earned his Bachelor of Chemistry degree from New York University in 1998 and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class at New York University College of Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Khaimov’s other professional accomplishments include completing a three-year specialty training program in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, earning his Certificate of Periodontics, and serving as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at UMDNJ.
Dr. Khaimov is dedicated to the prevention and management of periodontal disease, utilizing the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to ensure successful implant placement. He regularly incorporates modern regeneration techniques in implant cases in order to replace lost bone and gum tissue, allowing more of his patients to experience the full benefits afforded by dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Khaimov performs cosmetic treatments that enhance and revitalize the appearance of the face, including dermal fillers and medical-grade neurotoxins like BOTOX Cosmetic, Restylane, Juvederm, and Dysport. He is constantly pursuing continuing education in order to hone and advance his knowledge and skills.
Dr. Khaimov is an active member of numerous dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, the American Academy of Periodontology, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Northeastern Society of Periodontics. He lives in northern New Jersey with his beautiful wife, Irina, and their two wonderful children, Matthew and Alexandra.
Dr. Lajja Patel
The growing patient list at Rauchberg Dental Group of Parsippany has Dr. Alan Rauchberg, practice owner, welcoming yet another new associate. This month Dr. Lajja Patel joins the team, a general dentist specializing in all aspects of oral health with a particular focus on restorative care.
After Dr. Patel received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, she completed a general practice residency at Morristown Medical Center and pursued higher-level continuing education in smile aesthetics. “I believe in building confidence by improving a person’s smile and providing customized dental care that exceeds my patients’ expectations,” says Dr. Patel, who takes pride in promoting excellent oral health and attends to even the smallest of patient needs.
Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tri-county Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a licensed Invisalign® provider.
Rauchberg Dental Group is a multi-specialty practice in northern New Jersey, providing general and restorative dentistry as well as treatment for root canal, gum disease, oral surgery and orthodontics -- all at one location. This second-generation practice offers state-of-the art technologies, modern comforts and amenities, and a focus on education and dental innovation. Rauchberg Dental Group participates in most major dental insurance plans and offers a dental savings plan for those without insurance.
Dr. Allie DeGeorge
Dr. Allie DeGeorge grew up in New Jersey and earned her undergraduate degree, dental degree, and certificate of orthodontics from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While at Penn, she received training in the most advanced orthodontic techniques including Invisalign, 3D imaging, TMD, and temporary anchorage devices (TADs). She is experienced in all phases of orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association. Dr. DeGeorge is truly committed to providing the highest quality of care to create beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. Niyati Sheth
A general dentist who has practiced in northern New Jersey for over six years, Dr. Sheth is an Invisalign® provider and offers high-level skill in restorative and cosmetic procedures and prosthodontic care. She focuses on early diagnosis for proper treatment planning and keeps current with the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Sheth graduated from NYU College of Dentistry after achieving her dental degree and residency at the Dental College and Hospital at Ahmedabad, India.