Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jaafar Ali
Was born and raised in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago. When he moved to the US he studied at Rutgers University, received his Masters from UMDNJ and his Doctorate in Dentistry at NYU where he received many awards in Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry. He continued on to complete his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Ali currently lives in Westfield with his wife and 2 kids.
When he isn’t practicing he loves to travel, dine and garden. What he enjoys most about practicing dentistry is “meeting and learning about people and being an integral part of reestablishing and maintaining a patients’ oral health”.
Dr. Muhammadali Dinani
Dr. Muhammadali Dinani was born in the United States but spent almost two decades of his early life in Tanzania, on the eastern coast of Africa. He completed his undergraduate studies at Villanova University and his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dinani has clocked hundreds of continuing education hours specifically in advancing his cosmetic dentistry and full mouth reconstruction skillset. He is a graduate of the Dawson Academy; a leading institute in advanced dental therapy. This has equipped Dr. Dinani the ability to greatly impact his patient’s quality of life and self confidence by creating long lasting and beautiful smiles.
Charitable care has always been one of his core values and since 2010 has always found time to care for needy women and children at the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald Foundation and schools in underserved communities. When Dr. Dinani isn’t taking care of patients he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family. “My greatest satisfaction is when a patient starts their visit by telling me ‘nothing personal but I hate the dentist’ and walks out saying ‘well that was real easy!’.”
Dr. Amanda Hochstein
Dr. Amanda Hochstein earned her D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She completed her specialty training in Periodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, where she was able to train under some of the most prestigious members of her field. She earned her board certification in Periodontics, and has lectured at local and national dental conferences on a wide variety of periodontal topics. She has extensive experience in all aspects of periodontal treatment, from implants to bone regeneration, to gum grafting and laser therapy. She is also a member of the board of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. Dr. Hochstein brings to our practice the latest and most effective periodontal and implant treatments available, and strives to provide treatment that is comfortable and predictable. She is a very caring and compassionate practitioner, who prides herself on the relationships she builds with her patients.
Dr. Hochstein resides in New Jersey with her husband Greg. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling. What she loves most about working at Dental Care Bridgewater is the opportunity to work alongside her father and continuing in the family tradition of exceptional patient care. Additionally, the office provides a warm and caring environment in which she can provide outstanding care for each patient she treats.”