Meet Our Parsippany Periodontist

Dr. Laura Merker

Parsippany dentist, 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. Joseph Zelig

Dr. Joseph Zelig, DDS Board Certified Periodontist & Endodontist

Dr. Joseph Zelig is our specialist in Periodontics & Endodontics. He is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry where he ranked among the top 10% of the graduating class. As a result of his exceptional scholastic achievements, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.

After completing dental school, Dr. Zelig continued his training at New York University for an additional 3 years post-graduate training in periodontics. He was then accepted into the 2-year program in Endodontics at NYU. Dr. Zelig holds two specialty certifications from New York University and has years of clinical experience.

As a Periodontist, Dr. Zelig is a specialist in all phases of advanced dental implant surgery, bone grafting, Laser Periodontal treatment, and Cosmetic Periodontal surgery. As an Endodontist, Dr. Zelig specializes in Root canal treatment and Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy).

Dr. Zelig also holds a permit in intravenous conscious sedation from the New York State Board of Dentistry and is fully trained and qualified to perform I.V. Sedation.

Dr. Zelig is also actively involved in teaching Periodontics & Implant Dentistry as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the departments of Periodontics & Implant Dentistry as well as the Department of Endodontics at NYU College of Dentistry.

Dr. Zelig possesses a warm and friendly "chair-side" manner, and it is his innate warmth, patience and sincerity that makes the difference in his care.