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Asha Samant, DMD


School
New Jersey Dental School
Department/Program
Prosthodontics
Year Inducted Phone E-Mail 
2004 973-972-4225 samantas@umdnj.edu
Office Hours
Dr. Samant is available for consultation in preparing lectures and community service. Email or call Dr. Samant to schedule a consultation.
Biography

Dr. Asha Samant received her undergraduate and postgraduate degree from Government Dental College, Amritsar, Panjab, India, after which she completed the NYU School of Dentistry Graduate Certificate Program in Prosthodontics, where she also served as a teaching fellow. Subsequently, she completed the DMD Program at UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School (NJDS) and in 1981 joined its faculty, where she is now a tenured associate professor. While teaching Prosthodontics at UMDNJ, she has completed a TMJ Residency at NJDS, and a fellowship for disabled and handicapped patients at the University of Washington. Dr. Samant is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI) and International College of Dentists (FICD) and been recognized for her extensive involvement in community service via the Recognition Pin and the Alpha Key from the town of Livingston, NJ. Dr. Samant has authored or co-authored over 60 publications in referred journals, received numerous grants, provided dozens of presentations at national and international conferences and has been very active in professional organizations, especially in the area of women’s oral health issues. During her teaching career, Dr. Samant has served as course directors for six different predoctoral courses and has been involved in both pre- and postdoctoral courses as clinical instructor, mentor, confidant and research participant. In recognition of her teaching excellence, Dr. Samant has been received the NJDS Excellence in Teaching Award three times and was selected for the UMDNJ Master Educators Guild Award in 2004.