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
- Past President of the American Academy of Dental Practice
- Member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce
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. 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. Sorin Portuc
Dr. Portuc studied dentistry at Temple University, where he completed additional education in endodontics after finishing dental school. Endodontists like Dr. Portuc specialize in the study and treatment of the interior of the tooth -- or the pulp -- especially performing root canal therapy. Dr. Portuc is passionate about helping patients keep their natural teeth with his expert, careful approach. He stays up-to-date with the latest advances in endodontics through active membership in the American Association of Endodontics. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Portuc enjoys jogging, biking, taking care of his fish, and spending time with his family.
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. 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. Manal Kazi
Dr. Kazi obtained her DMD at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ and completed her residency at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. She excels in cosmetic and general dentistry and is Invisalign and Cerec certified. Her passion for dentistry translates into the quality of work as she strives to provide a comprehensive and comfortable dental experience for each patient.
Dr. Kazi is a member of the American Dental Association and continues to attend various continuing education programs to provide the best and most up to date treatment options to her patients.
Dr. Matthew Moy
Dr. Moy is committed to providing his patients with high quality care and has extensive experience with wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, and bone grafting.
He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in biology and then continued his education at Columbia College of Dental Medicine to earn his D.D.S. degree. Since dental school, he has been undergoing an intensive six years of additional training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, including two years of further medical education at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons to earn his M.D. as well.
Dr. Moy is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has publications in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Moy enjoys working out at the gym, playing fetch with his dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Minoo Khanna
Dr. Khanna studied dentistry at Mumbai University, India obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She trained in Oral Surgery gaining significant experience in the United Kingdom and obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDS RCS). On relocating to the U.S, she gained her D.D.S from Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery, New York and completed her General Practice Residency from New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York. She has also completed a mini-Residency in Dental Implants and an Associate Fellowship in Laser Assisted Dentistry. Apart from bringing up her 4 children, she is constantly updating herself with the latest techniques and procedures.
Dr. Joseph Zelig
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.