Our History

Our History

Our practice was founded on October 1, 1978 by Dr. Michael Sullivan who had just completed his two year hospital residence in Periodontics at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital.  His solo practice grew because of Dr. Sullivan's commitment to the principals of compassion, clinical excellence and integrity.

In 1986, Dr. Michael Yasner - having just completed his periodontal residency at the University of Pennsylvania - joined Dr. Sullivan.  In 1989, Dr. Yasner was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  That same year, the office was moved from its original location on Kings Highway in Cherry Hill to its present location at 1416 Brace Road, Cherry Hill.


Their practice was very successful and continued to grow.  In the 1990s, it became apparent that they would require a third member of their group.  Dr. Shahin Kazemi, having completed his Periodontal residency program and an additional year as an Implant Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, joined them.  In 2003 Dr. Kazemi became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

In May 2018 Dr. Vu Dang La joined the practice. Dr. La is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

We're dedicated to maintaining the spirit, compassion, clinical excellence and integrity that Dr. Sullivan established in 1978.  Among our doctors' many credentials are faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and staff appointments at local area hospitals.  We are one of the few practices in the country staffed exclusively with Board Certified Periodontists.