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AboutSmile Design Specialist

Smile Design Specialist is a North Arlington based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 201-627-5060 and experience why our patients think Smile Design Specialist is the best dentist in North Arlington.

Dr. Esmailzada


Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada

Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson.

Her love of learning how to create healthy smiles continued when she began expanding the need to educate her patients about the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth; through continuing education. She completed 7,000 hours over 4 years! Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada loves to remind her patients, “A body is not healthy if it doesn't start with a healthy smile!”

Today, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada is recognized as a top dentist in the Leading Physician Of The World and Excellence in Geriatric Treatment, AEGD.

When Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada is not creating healthy smiles, you can find her spending quality time with her husband and wonderful two children. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada strongly believes in culture and reminders her children each day the importance of following their dreams and to never give us, as she did. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada shares, “I am grateful each day for the opportunity this country has provided me in being recognized as a top dentist!”

Dr. Kapadia

Yash Kapadia, DDS, FICOI, FACP

Career Highlights

• Postgraduate Prosthodontics – NYU College of Dentistry

• The I. Kenneth Adisman Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics

• Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics

• Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists

Dr. Yash Kapadia is a Board-certified Prosthodontist. In addition to this, he is a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Kapadia has been a recipient of the I. Kenneth Adisman Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics (2013), the ICOI Fellowship Award (2014), and ABP Diplomate Recognition Award (2016). Dr. Kapadia is an expert in full mouth reconstruction including the All-on-X (full arch) implant treatment. Dr. Kapadia has worked most recently for ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers in Queens, NY where he completed over 1000 full arch reconstructions. In addition to this, he has worked in clinical practices for over a decade and has an extensive background in academics and clinical research. He has served in many different roles in his teaching experience at several U.S. Universities, initially as a teaching fellow, mock board examiner and interim postdoctoral program director at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in the Department of Rehabilitative and Reconstructive Dentistry.

The topics that Dr. Kapadia taught included pre-clinical fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative dentistry and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Kapadia was also responsible for developing the curriculum related to the pre and post-doctoral education in prosthodontics. Dr. Kapadia is an active member of 15 editorial review boards and has been a part of several national and international organizations including the ACP, APS, ITI, ICOI, IADR, ADEA and ADA. Dr. Kapadia has a rich background in presenting on an international and national level. He has been a part of 39 presentations in his career thus far. He has published his own research on a variety of topics as well including the catenary curve, esthetic rehabilitation as related to veneers and implant dentistry.

Dr. Kapadia resides in Jersey City with his wife and two children. He is engaged in private practice, serving various communities in New Jersey.

Dr. Niyati Kapadia

Dr. Niyati Kapadia is a board-certified Periodontist. She completed her dental education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and specialty education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. In 2019, Dr. Kapadia achieved board certification by the American Board of Periodontics. She is a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists as well as an active member of organizations such as AAP and NESP. She has a well-established career in clinical practice and academics in both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education. She has held faculty positions at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Kapadia believes in providing the best care for her patients using compassion combined with evidence-based dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys being a mom, spending time with her family, watching movies, and traveling.

Dr. Altunji

Dr. Altunji is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she was a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College and earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She then attended the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. During her time at Rutgers, she was selected as a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society.

Dr. Altunji completed a general practice residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, with a focus on cosmetic dentistry and root canals. She also completed a certification in Botox injection and became a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Altunji loves to educate her patients on dental health and its impact on overall health. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care using state-of- the-art technology. When Dr. Altunji is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.


Receptionist/Insurance Coordinator

Amanda has recently shifted from working in the medical field to dental. She implements her skillset to ensure that each patient feels valued and has a smooth experience from start to finish. She takes pride in making sure patients always feel heard, appreciated, and most importantly satisfied with their experience. Outside of work, she has a passion for custom cake baking and spending quality time with her pup, Onyx, at the dog park.


Dawood Ahmadi

Practice Manager

Dawood Ahmadi changed his career from being a Master Tailor at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to being the Master Office Manager in 2013. Dawood has mastered his transition from tailoring position to a dental office manager position by taking extensive Master Level Courses for dental practice office management. Dawood implements his skills in assisting Dr. Ana’a mission to provide the utmost patient care with today’s cutting-edge technology. When Dawood is not managing his team, you can find him enjoying his time abroad venturing other parts of the world. Dawood is happily married to Dr. Ana and has 2 wonderful children.




Graduating from Rutgers School of Health Professions, I had the honor of treating patients in Scotch Plains and Newark Campuses, as well as University Hospital, East Orange and Lyons Veterans Affairs Hospitals. During my program I also worked part time as a Certified Dental Assistant. Before committing to a full time position I took a year to explore the field as a dental hygiene temp gaining knowledge from multiple dentists and hygienists around New Jersey; working in all three New Jersey Counties. My main focus as a hygienist is to continue to learn and grow knowledge in an ever changing field while building sustainable relationships along the way. In the next year I plan on branching out into the field of airway and respiratory assessment and its relations to dental function. In the future I hope to join missionary trips to developing countries to provide free dental care. In my free time I enjoy acrylic painting, running a lash extension business and roller skating.

Liz Brache

Dental Assistant

After more than 8 years in South Florida working as a Dental Assistant, she moved from Miami, FL to follow her heart and join our team. “I love helping make beautiful smiles, being able to assist the dentists in achieving the best care for the patients makes my day. Under the guidance of this amazing team of providers, I have been able to expand my knowledge with the most updated techniques in dentistry”.

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