Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. We recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.
The Cherry Hill Dental Sleep Solutions team includes a dentist with years of advanced training beyond dental school. For our patients interested in a whole-body approach to dental health, we offer the care of leading holistic dentists. Our entire team has excellent credentials and includes faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other related sleep disturbances can find themselves in potentially life-threatening situations if left untreated. It is important to seek medical attention to determine the diagnosis of your sleep disorder and the proper treatment specifically designed for you. In cases where your physician refers you to a dental clinic for oral appliance therapy (OAT), we will help treat your sleep apnea by providing the dental appliance that best suits you. The Cherry Hill Dental Excellence team consists of two well-qualified and experienced dentists who can guide you through the process of eradicating your sleep disorder.
Dr. Zahra Afsharzand has spent her career as an active clinician, educator and researcher. She graduated from Temple University in 1992 and completed her graduate training in Prosthodontics in 1994 at Temple. A prosthodontist specializes in the restoration of oral function by creating prostheses and providing custom restorations. Extensive training allows her to treat complex cosmetic cases, full-mouth reconstruction, TMJ-related problems and congenital disorders. She has taken many hours of continuing education courses relating to sleep disorders. She has been a faculty member at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine since 1994. Dr. Afsharzand is a group leader and has recently been promoted to clinical associate professor. She established Cherry Hill Dental Excellence five years ago, providing general and specialty dental treatment in a unique clinical setting. She continues to maintain her teaching responsibilities at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association. Cherry Hill Dental Excellence offers a high level of care with focus on quality patient relationships. Her practice is committed to making sure every dental experience is comfortable, personalized and affordable. She is part of a trusted Cherry Hill tradition of clinical excellence, offering state-of-the art services.
Prosthodontists specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth. These dental specialists receive two years of postdoctoral, specialized training. Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with the special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental concerns.
Meet the Team
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Cherry Hill Dental Excellence dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced in providing thorough, gentle hygiene care that helps protect your dental health. Like our other patients, we’re sure you’ll also find our hygiene team to be friendly, helpful and a pleasure to visit!
Margaret Stone (Peggy) CDA, RDA, RDH
Margaret is a registered dental hygienist who loves her career. She is a graduate of the Camden County Dental Hygiene Program with 30 years of experience. Margaret has been recognized by the American Dental Association for outstanding achievement in dental hygiene and she is an active member of Southern New Jersey Dental Hygiene Association.
Margaret complements our practice with her 30 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys helping our patients achieve and maintain optimum dental health, with the latest hygiene techniques. Margaret has a friendly, caring and positive attitude that she shares with all of us, every day.
Julie DeFeo, RDH
Julie is a graduate of the Camden County College Dental Hygiene Program with over 12 years of experience. Here at Cherry Hill Dental Excellence, Julie performs nonsurgical periodontal therapy and hygiene for our general dentistry patients and our prosthodontic patients. She shares our practice-wide emphasis on patient education to help our patients prevent dental problems and to maintain their positive results from treatment. Julie is interested in holistic health and works with several other patients who want a holistic approach to their hygiene needs.
Julie is an advocate for better dental health. She speaks in local schools about the importance of children’s dental health and enjoys volunteering her time. She is a wife and mother of four beautiful children.