Children's Dentist & Orthodontist in Clifton, NJ
A little tooth talk and a little fun. We are a dedicated group of dental professionals (we’re big kids), who also know how to have a good time, (we play with toys when you’re not looking).
Whether you’re here for a routine visit or something more extensive, we will always make sure that you are COMFORTABLE and CARED FOR. We love getting to know you / your child and want to build a long-lasting relationship with your family. Welcome to our family.
Dr. Hassam Sultan
Dr. Sultan was raised in East Lyme, CT. After completing his Connecticut public grade school education, Dr. Sultan went on to become an avid UCONN Huskies fan while completing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Sultan went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Connecticut-School of Dental Medicine, while concurrently completing his Masters of Sciences in Biomaterials in Biomedical Engineering in Farmington, CT. Dr. Sultan completed his pediatric dental residency training at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT (affiliated with the University of Connecticut-School of Dental Medicine), where he received extensive training in treating medically compromised patients, treating patients with special health care needs, sedation, trauma, general anesthesia, and interceptive orthodontics.
Dr. Sultan’s easy-going personality makes going to the dentist fun and stress-free. He strives in providing an atmosphere of positive dental health experiences for children and parents. His focus on preventative care helps his patients have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. He has and continues to provide his time in educating children in the importance of oral health, but also helping the underserved populations. He has volunteered in multiple programs: Connecticut Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, Dental Service Trips (Paraguay), where he has provided free dental care for patients in need of treatment. Because of these qualities, Dr. Sultan was voted as a Top Dentist in Connecticut for 2016 and continues to be voted NJ Favorite Kids Doc. Dr. Sultan is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD); in addition, he is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Dr. Sultan is married to his loving wife, Sonia, and runs everywhere after his son, Esa. During his days off not cleaning kids’ teeth, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and learning more chords on his ‘ukulele.
Fun Facts: Besides talking about teeth and the UCONN Huskies, Dr. Sultan enjoys traveling, playing tennis, golf, skiing, and staying fit (well…trying!).
Dr. Rupali Shah
Dr. Rupali Shah is committed to providing the highest level of orthodontic care to her patients and truly enjoys working with patients of all ages. Dr. Shah grew up in East Hartford, CT, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. She received her D.D.S. degree in 2011 from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and then went on to complete her orthodontic residency in 2013 at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. After spending several years practicing in New York and Connecticut, Dr. Shah is excited to join the team at Dentistry for Children.
Aside from orthodontics, Dr. Shah enjoys dancing, biking, being outdoors during the summer, and traveling. She is also a huge sports fan, so you’ll often find her watching the UConn Huskies or the Dallas Cowboys.
Dr. Arielle Faden
We are so honored to welcome Dr. Arielle Faden to our growing DFC family! She will be starting this month as a board-eligible pediatric dentist, working alongside Dr. Sultan!
Dr. Faden grew up in Long Island, New York, and received her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, graduating amongst the top in her class and winning the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. She then completed her Pediatric Dental residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Faden believes all children, regardless of ability, deserve compassion and high quality of care. She strives to create a relationship with her patients and their families to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new restaurants, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills!
Dr. Faden currently resides in Jersey City and is thrilled to be joining the team at Dentistry for Children.