About Our Doctors


Zuhair Sayany, D.M.D.


    Dr. Zuhair Sayany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1993. Dr. Sayany has practiced dentistry since 1993 and stays up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry by maintaining active membership in numerous prestigious professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently president of the New Jersey Association of Pediatric Dentists. He is also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sayany has given national lectures for the Association of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has published multiple articles from 1995-2001. Dr. Sayany is married with two children, a daughter, Ayza, and a son, Zayan. In his time away from the office, Dr. Sayany enjoys spending time with his kids, golfing and being a Philly sports Phanatic.

Kruti Sanghavi, D.D.S. 


    Dentistry For Special People is extremely excited to announce the addition of Dr. Kruti K. Sanghavi to our practice. Dr. Kruti completed her Ivy League undergraduate Dental education at Columbia University, NY and is a graduate of the advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residency training program at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (formerly UMDNJ). She has strong Jersey roots and is excited to begin practicing in the south jersey area. On a personal note, Dr. Kruti has just recently gotten married and settled in the South Jersey area. As far as her favorite sports team goes, let’s just say we are still working on converting her into a Philly Fan  : )

    Dr. Kruti brings with her a great sense of compassion for her patients, as evidenced by her long history of volunteer services, as well as the relationships she has fostered with her patients throughout her career, which includes a special interest in patients with special needs. We are looking forward to her unique skills in putting children at ease, along with her clinical excellence in treating our patients here at Dentistry for Special People. We are confident that she will fit in great and be a great addition to your children’s “Dental Home”.


Miriam Friedman, D.M.D


Dentistry for Special People is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Miriam Ciner Friedman to our growing family of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Friedman comes to us with stellar credentials, graduating as valedictorian of her high school, and Magna cum laude at Stern College for women. She was a Dean's Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania school of Dental Medicine and completed her Pediatric Dental residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for children in Philadelphia.
Dr. Friedman's long list of accomplishments would be incomplete without mentioning her dedication to helping those with special needs. She has been a camp counselor to young adults with special needs, as far back as 2007, helping them learn the skills they need for daily living. Being a young mommy herself, she is also an expert on the concept of the “Dental Home” and the importance of the age one dental visit. We are thrilled to have Dr. Friedman join our team and are certain that you all will feel the same.

Jeffrey Podowitz, D.D.S.


    Dr. Jeff Podowitz has been providing outstanding pediatric dental services since 1983. He is a 1975 graduate of New York University School of Dentistry. In 1982, he graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry with a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His dental interest is in the treatment of young and adolescent children, and he is an advocate of special education and special needs dentistry. He is married with two sons.