Dr. Omar Nijem

Dr. Omar Nijem is joining the Family Smiles of the Hudson Valley Poughkeepsie office from National Dental in New York, NY. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2018. He has clinical experience from New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital.

Dr. Nijem is ACLS, PALS, BLS (CPR & AED), CDCA, and Digital Smile Design in 2D/3D certified. He has a background in comprehensive full mouth examinations, diagnosis of dental conditions, assessing and creating treatment plan options, and educating patients on oral health. He has also been able to perform dental treatments on oncology patients undergoing care in addition to evaluating the various effects of chemotherapies in the oral cavity. He has provided dental treatment for a variety of patient groups, including pediatrics, and has performed emergency treatment, oral surgery, and general dental care.

Dr. Nijem spends his free time cooking and staying fit. He previously volunteered with World of Smiles Dental Outreach Missions where he traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide care in dental fillings, emergency care pulpotomies, extractions, and the promotion of oral hygiene to underprivileged communities.