Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Brian Trava
Dr. Trava, was born and raised locally, graduating from Lycoming College in 1984, and graduated dental school from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, (UMDNJ), in 1988. He was accepted and finished his two year post-graduate work in Endodontics from UMDNJ, 1990. Dr. Trava started his practice in Hawthorne in1990, Ho-Ho-Kus 1993, Oradell in 2009 and Wyckoff in 2010. He was an assistant clinical professor at UMDNJ teaching Post Graduate Endodontics from 1993- 2000. In his spare time, he volunteered at Eva’s Village doing dental work and with the National basketball Association. Dr. Trava was honored by the Paterson/Passaic Boys and Girls Club in 2010. Dr. Trava lectures nationally on diagnosing patients with 3-D imaging and laser technology. Dr. Trava is also a published author.
Education 1980- Ramapo High School
1984- Lycoming College
1988- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Post Doctoral 1990- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Endodontic Residency Program
Licenses & Certificates 1988- North East Regional Board Certificate
1988- New Jersey Dental License
1990- New Jersey Endodontic Specialty License
Honors & Awards 1981- Lycoming College Blue Key Honor Society
1984- Byron C. Brunsetter Award for outstanding Achievement in Biology
1984- Colley Award Candidate Theta Chi Fraternity International
1984- Graduated Magna cum Laude
1984- Dean’s List 1980-84
1987- New Jersey Dental School Table clinic Award
1987- 117th New Jersey Dental Association Annual Session Award for Advancement of Dentistry
1988- Greater New York Dental Meeting Award for Research Presentation
1990- New Jersey Dental School Science Award
Research 1984- Inflammation Research Program Merck, Sharpe and Dome Rahway, New Jersey
1990- The Effects of Light Cured Calcium Hydroxide on Dentin Bridge Formation
Appointments 1997- Associate Professor of clinical Endodontics University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Professional Organizations American Association of Endodontics
American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
Passaic Dental Society
Bergen Dental Society
International Association of Dental Traumatology
Academy of Laser Dentistry
Special Care Dentistry Association
Rotary International
UMDNJ Dental Alumni Board
Eva’s village, Paterson, New Jersey

Dr. Sujean Oh
Education 1992- University of Albany, B.S.
1996- Columbia University School of Dental And Oral Surgery
1997- St. Barnabas Hospital, General Practice Residency
Post Doctoral 1999- Columbia University Endodontic Residency
Licenses & Certificates 1996- North East Regional Board Certificate
1996-New York State Dental License
1997- New Jersey State Dental License
1999- New Jersey Endodontic License
Honors & Awards 1996- New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation \\ 1996- Dr. Arthur Hastings Merritt Memorial Award
1996- Teledyne Water Pik Award for Excellence in Fixed Prosthodontics
1997- St. Barnabas Study of Oral Pathology
Professional Organizations American Association of Endodontics
American Dental Association
Bergen Dental Association

Dr. Alison Petix
Education 1990- Fairfield University
1994- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Post Doctoral Residencies 1998- Manhattan Veterans Affairs General Practice Residency
1999- Manhattan Veterans Affairs Endodontic Residency
Licenses & Certificates 1998- North East Regional Board Certificate
1998- New York State Dental License
1998- New Jersey Dental License
2001- New Jersey Endodontic Specialty License
Honors & Awards 1994- Tufts Merit Scholarship
1995- Tufts Research Fellowship
1996- Dean’s List for National Dental Board Scores
1998- Induction into Tufts Senior Incentive Program
1998- North East Society of Periodontist Award
Professional Organizations American Dental Association
American Association of Endodontics
New Jersey Dental Association
Bergen County Dental Association

Dr. Seung U. Shon
Employment Experience 07/2008-06/2010- Endodontic Resident Dept. of Endodontics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2001-2003- Software Developer PAX Clearing Co., New York , NY
Education 07/2008-06/2010- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Specialty certificate in Endodontics and M.S. awarded 06/2010
09/2004-05/2008- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
D.M.D. conferred 05/2008
09/1995-05/1999- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with concentration in Chemical Engineering
Awards & Honors 2008- American College of Implantology Student Award
2008- American College of Material Science Student Award
2008- American Association of Endodontists Student Award
2005- Omega Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society Certificate of Excellence
Research Experience 2009- University of Florida, Gainesville, FLElimination of Enterococcus faecalis from surgical root-end preparations using the Erbium, Chromium:Yttrium-Scandium-Gallium-Garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser
2008- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJIn vitro analysis of biodegradation of root canal filling materials in human blood and saliva
2005- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJStudy of dentin-bonding using self-etching monomer via molecular dynamics simulation

Dr. Jae Y. Oh
Education 1996-2000- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (BA in Biophysics)
2000-2003- New York University, NY, NY (MS in Biology)
2003-2007- College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, NY, NY (DDS)
Post Doctoral Residencies 2007-2008- General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
2008-2010- Postgraduate Endodontics, Columbia University, NY, NY
Title, Licenses & Certificates Assistant Attending at Postgraduate Endodontics, Columbia University, NY
Certificate of GPR at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, NY
New Jersey Dentist & DEA License (Specialty Permit)
New York Dentist & DEA License
Research & Experiences Endodontics:
2007- American Association of Endodontics Award at Columbia University
Basic Science Research:
1998-2000- Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Department of Allergy and Asthma. Studied in the role of Histamine Releasing Factor (HRF) in atopic patients
2004- Nathan Kline Institute and New York University. Studied in the role of Cathepsin D in APP protein processing in Alzheimer’s disease
2005- Most Outstanding Presentation Award in Basic Science Research at Hinman National Dental Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee
2005- 3rd place student research award on Birnberg Research at Columbia University
2004-2006- Department of Surgical Sciecne (Received NIH T35 Dental Research Grant). Studied in the role of SUMOylation on Receptor for Advance Glycosylated End-product (RAGE) activation in diabetic patients
2008-2010- AAE research grant on Aging Influence in Dental Pulp Stem Cells
Extracurricular Activities:
2005-2007- Editor of Columbia Dental Review (CDR)