Nisha Maniar, DMD
I was born and raised in Glen Dale, WV. I received my DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. I then completed my specialty training in periodontics at the University of Chicago in Illinois, during which I also earned an M.S. in Oral Science for my work in genetics and stem cell research. I practiced for 4 years in the Philadelphia area before making my move to Latham.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. Less than half of all periodontists in the U.S. are board certified.
I have significant experience in all aspects of periodontics. The most common procedures I have received referrals include:
- Treatment of periodontal disease – I develop a comprehensive treatment plan that looks at the prognosis for each tooth. I use nonsurgical SRP and surgical osseous surgery for treatment in most cases.
- GTR (Guided tissue regeneration) – during comprehensive periodontal treatment if there is a vertical bone defect in which periodontal regeneration is feasible I include GTR in the patient’s surgical treatment plan.
- Gingival grafting to treat recession or to gain attached gingiva around teeth or implants
- Implant site preparation – including sinus augmentation and GBR (guided bone regeneration), both will help with developing bone in preparation for dental implants when there is inadequate bone initially.
- Dental implant placement – including single site or multiple sites for an implant supported bridge, immediate implants, full arch cases for implant supported hybrid dentures, narrow implants, and short implants. I also do ridge expansion/ridge splitting or GBR when necessary at time of implant placement.
- Gingivectomy for gummy smile cases
- Crown lengthening for functional or esthetic reasons
- Biopsy of soft tissue lesions
- Surgical exposure and bonding for impacted teeth (prior to ortho movement)