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Dr. Shayer Shah, DDS

Dr. Shayer Shah, DDS

Dr. Shah is originally from Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree and received his doctoral degree from NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Shah completed a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Shah has also completed an implant fellowship at The Ohio State University and has a strong interest in implant dentistry. Dr. Shah thrives to stay up to date with the latest dental technology by attending numerous continuing education courses. Dr. Shah is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI), American Dental Association, and the local Dental Association. Dr. Shah is married to Dr. Ami Patel who is a dentist as well and they have a daughter Gia and son Krish. In his spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys golfing, Ohio State football and traveling. Dr. Shah’s motto: "Never Fear the Dentist Again!"


Dr. Ami Patel, DDS

Dr. Ami Patel, DDS

Dr. Ami Patel was born & raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her undergrad at Case Western University with a major in Nutrition before completing dental school at The Ohio State University. She truly enjoys working with children and focuses most of her dental practice to them. Her calm, patient and gentle attitude is appealing to children as well as adults. Dr. Patel works one Friday a month in our office and two days a week at a dental practice in Pickerington. Dr. Patel and her husband, Dr. Shayer Shah reside in New Albany with their children Gia and Krish. Dr. Patel enjoys cooking, arts & crafts, and traveling.


Dr. Emily Hutchins, DDS

Dr. Emily Hutchins, DDS

Dr. Emily Hutchins grew up in Dublin, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Finance and minor in Spanish. She earned her doctoral degree from UCSF School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. Dr. Hutchins completed a comprehensive, 12 month AEGD residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. Her residency focused on the surgical placement and restoration of implants, gum and bone grafts, root canals, advanced crown and bridge, esthetic dentistry, TMD therapy, sleep medicine, Invisalign®, Botox & Xeomin and IV sedation. Dr. Hutchins is a member of the American Dental Association and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society. Dr. Hutchins married Kris, in August 2017. They live in Upper Arlington with their dog, Hermione, and cat, Leo. Dr. Hutchins enjoys exercising, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


Thomas Rouse, DDS

Thomas Rouse, DDS

Originally from Carmel, IN, Dr. Rouse's excitement for dentistry was first sparked by a high school shadowing experience.  The balance of science, hands-on artistry and relationship building lead him to specialize in his undergraduate studies as Ball State University in Biology.  While at Ball State University, Dr. Rouse was captain and twice earned first-team all-conference honors as a member of the men's volleyball team.

Dr. Rouse went on to study at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he was awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Dental Award.  He completed a General Practice Residency at Harlem Hopsital Center in New York City, which focused highly on root canal treatment, dental extractions and bone grafts, crown and bridge restorations, and dental trauma.

Dr. Rouse is happy to return to the Columbus area to continue his dental career.  He brings his love for patient satisfaction combined with a passion for art and science to Newark Smiles and hones his craft through continuing education courses and conferences locally and across North America.  Dr. Rouse is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Outside the office, you can find Dr. Rouse spending time with family, walking his dog, exercising, and playing volleyball with friends.

 


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