Meet Our Doctors
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 Somerset 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.”
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. Danielle Indelicato
Dr. Danielle Indelicato was born in Brooklyn and moved to New Jersey at a young age. She attended Ursinus College and completed a graduate degree in Developmental Biology at Villanova University. She completed her dental education with Honors at New York University and continued as a resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She has also completed additional training at NYU for surgical and prosthetic placement of dental implants, studying under some of the most accomplished doctors in the field. Dr. Indelicato brings a unique approach to the care she provides and is recognized by her colleagues and patients for her attention to detail, honesty, competence and compassion.
When she isn’t working at Dental Care she loves to dance, cook, read and travel. “My favorite part about working in dentistry is the combination the two things I love most; art and science. Plus it’s impossible not to love a career whose goal it is to put a smile on a person’s face.”
Dr. Alvin Aquino
Dr. Alvin Aquino grew up in Bayonne, NJ. He attended Calvin College before earning his D.M.D degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He graduated in the top 10 of his class, and received multiple awards and scholarships. He then continued his training in Morristown Medical Center’s General Practice Residency program, where he learned advanced specialty procedures from some of New Jersey’s top dentists. Dr. Aquino currently resides in Plainsboro, NJ with his future wife Connie, who is an orthodontist. When he is not taking care of patients, he enjoys cooking, playing tennis and volleyball, and participating in CrossFit. He and his fiancé also love to travel together to discover new kinds of food. “I feel blessed to be in a profession, where every single day I have the opportunity to either get someone out of pain or give someone back their confidence by transforming and enhancing their smile.”
Dr. HT Kotchinian
Dr. HT Kotchinian was born in Armenia but moved to the US at a very young age and grew up in Boston, MA. He attended Tufts Dental School and Washington and Lee University to gain his degree in biology and dentistry. Dr. Kotchinian did his residency at Newark Beth Israel where he was elected chief resident. He is currently residing in Jersey City and when he isn’t practicing dentistry he likes to run, rock climb and workout. His favorite part about dentistry is “helping people every day from rebuilding their smiles to teaching and reinforcing good oral hygiene habits so they can keep their teeth healthy and happy”!
Dr. Saima Syed
Dr. Saima Syed grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers where she received a BA in Chemistry before continuing on into their dental program. She completed her residency at St. Barnabas, NY and furthered her education at the Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Syed still lives in New Jersey where she loves to spend quality time with her husband and 3 children, baking cupcakes with her daughters, being outdoors playing soccer with her son or relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea. She loves everything about dentistry especially working with patients with dental phobia and making them comfortable and at ease while they get their treatment and see the positive change to their life and realizing a smile is priceless.