Meet Dr. "Zu" Sayany

Although our practice consists primarily of healthy pediatric dental patients, we take great pride in being able to treat medically and behaviorally challenged pediatric patients that most other practices are unable or unwilling to take care of. My special area of interest is in treating many of these complex patients, both in office as well as under general anesthesia, should they require it. In many cases, these patients have been unable to obtain care at multiple dental offices. The palpable relief that I see among many parents of our special needs patients when they learn that they can finally get the treatment their child deserves and needs in a manner that is caring, compassionate, and nurturing, without having to compromise on quality, makes it all worthwhile.

To quote Emerson, “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed better, because you have lived….” That is what the profession of pediatric dentistry is all about. — Dr. Sayany

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 pediatric dentistry since 1993 and stays up to date on the latest advances in dentistry by maintaining active membership in numerous prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

He is a past president of the New Jersey Association of Pediatric Dentistry and has taught as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sayany served as program director of the fellows training program in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before joining Dentistry for Special People in 2002. 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 is married with two wonderful children who share his passion for all Philadelphia sports teams. The family also has two dogs, Suri and Trixie, who are rescues from kill shelters.

Other than spending time with his family (and driving the kids back and forth between soccer, basketball, tennis, ice skating, drama rehearsals, and piano lessons), Dr. Sayany loves listening to music, reading, and playing golf.