Usman Javed, DMD
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Usman Javed was raised in a family that highly valued a healthy mouth. When he fell and damaged his two front teeth as a child, treatment at a mobile dental unit on the army base was “fun” in his eyes. He also loved to accompany his sister to her orthodontic appointments. So when it came time to choose his career, dental school beat out medical school, and the rest is history.

Dr. Javed approaches dental care first by listening to his patients, without judgement and with the time and interest to learn who they are and what they want for their health. He believes that his job is “not just fixing a tooth – it’s a health issue. The health of the mouth impacts the whole body, just like a disease of the heart or the lungs does.” So to listen and know the whole person and their overall state of health is an important part of the relationship, from the beginning appointment and throughout each following visit.

With this focus on total health, Dr. Javed creates a plan with his patients, doing the right things to achieve a good end result. People appreciate that there’s no “convincing” or “negotiating” what’s to be done, or as Dr. Javed puts it, “They know I’m on their side.” What patients say is that “no one ever took that time with me before.” And when the end result is that patients can eat foods they haven’t eaten in years, or no longer have to hide a smile behind a hand, Dr. Javed knows his work has been a success.

Outside of dentistry Dr. Javed enjoys spending time at the gym and swimming. And you won’t find a more passionate soccer fan anywhere! Manchester United is his team and his passion is for collecting team jerseys. Dr. Javed lives with his wife, Dr. Sheikh, their young son Azlan, and a beloved cat. They will soon be moving to southern New Hampshire from Massachusetts.

Services:
Restorative Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Invisalign Orthodontics
Sedation Dentistry
Digital Dentistry

Education:
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor in Dental Medicine (DMD)

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
New Hampshire Dental Society
Greater Nashua Dental Society
Spear Education Member
Seattle Study Club

Hajra Sheikh, DMD
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Hajra Sheikh is someone who always knew what she wanted to do in life – she wanted to become a dentist. While in dental school she considered specializing in children’s’ dentistry but she decided that serving adults too allowed her to care for whole families with a bigger impact towards helping everyone be healthier. She loves what she’s doing!

Dr. Sheikh’s focus is not just on the teeth and mouth – it’s helping people become healthier overall and improve their state of total well-being. Whether it’s nutrition, daily habits, or the stresses that happen in life, the results of those factors and more will show up in your oral and overall health. She helps people discover those connections and offers choices for making change towards keeping teeth for a lifetime and greater health over the years.

Dr. Sheikh has an innate passion for learning and staying up-to-date with the expanding knowledge and skills that’s become a part health care and dentistry these days. You’ll find that she’s determined to give you the best care and results possible. And because she partners with the two specialists on the NHCCD dental team you`ll have more options and excellent results for a wider range of treatments to restore or replace your teeth.

To ensure that your dental treatment is comfortable and anxiety-free, a variety of comfort and anti-anxiety measures, including oral and IV sedation, are available during restorative and cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Sheikh.

Dr. Sheikh worked in a number of dental practices around the Boston area before joining NHCCD. Fun fact: she has a twin sister (also a dentist!) who has a practice in Maine! Dr. Sheikh lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Dr. Javed, their young son Azlan, and one furry kid/cat. She enjoys traveling, listening to TED talks, and learning anything new.

Services:
Restorative Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Invisalign Orthodontics
Sedation Dentistry
Digital Dentistry

Education:
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor in Dental Medicine (DMD)

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
Spear Education Member
Seattle Study Club


Tevyah Dines, DMD
Endodontics

Dr. Tevyah Dines is a third-generation dentist following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Dr. Dines graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and then completed a three-year endodontic training program at Harvard, which included patient care, biomedical research, and teaching. In addition to his endodontic certificate, Dr. Dines also earned a master’s degree in oral biology and, upon graduation, was awarded the prestigious Krakow Award for outstanding research, clinical achievement, and professionalism in postdoctoral endodontics at Harvard University.

As committed as he is in promoting and providing clinical excellence, patients remark about their relaxed and comfortable experience and the warm and easy way Dr. Dines talks with them. For patients who have had anxiety about root canal therapy in the past, it’s a great relief to know that their dental care going forward can be different.

As an endodontist offering IV sedation for root canal therapy, Dr. Dines cares for patients from within our practice and by referral from other practices. Oral sedation and nitrous (laughing gas) are also options for patients who need a little extra help relaxing during treatment. Root canal therapy at NHCCD is easier and more comfortable than ever.

Dr. Dines is an active member of several professional organizations and in 2008 was selected to participate in the American Association of Endodontists First Emerging Leaders Workshop and is now serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the association. Dr. Dines is also a part time clinical endodontic instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Services:
Endodontics
Sedation Dentistry

Education:
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, MMSc. Degree, Oral Biology Certificate in Endodontics
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, D.M.D. Degree, Cum Laude
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, B.A. Degree

Affiliations:
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Association of Endodontists
Massachusetts Dental Society
Metropolitan District Dental Society
West Metropolitan Dental Study Club

Teaching Experience:
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – Department of Restorative Dentistry & Biomaterial Sciences, Clinical Endodontic Instructor