Dr. Samir Rana has been practicing dentistry for over seventeen years. He was born, raised, educated, and is currently living his dream in Northern New Jersey. Having graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a double major in Biology and Psychology, he then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-presently Rutgers University) where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2004.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Rana completed a postgraduate General Practice Residency at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Rana took pride in treating our nation’s veterans and still continues to do so in his private practice. Following his residency, he went on to complete hundreds of hours of continuing education and extensive implant training. Recently Dr. Rana has been awarded the prestigious fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, FICOI.
Dr. Rana has trained and shared his dental implant successes at global conferences in France, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Mexico. He holds membership in The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of General Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association, North East Regional Dental Society, Spider Study Club, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Rana gives back to the community in various forms. He is a member of Healthcare International and has treated underserved areas in Kingston, Jamaica, Grenadines, St. Vincent’s and Trinidad. Most recently, in January 2020, Dr. Rana took his family and staff to Jamaica in order to provide much needed dental care.
Dr. Rana is an avid supporter of Lincoln Park Day and enjoys educating first graders annually during February Dental Health Month. Dr. Rana has also supported former Saint Anthony’s High School in Jersey City for over 10 years and helped those underserved brilliant kids obtain a college education. Additionally, Dr. Rana is a supporter of #lunchbag and the Denville Runs on Service 5K.
Dr. Rana and his team were active in helping during the height of the COVID crisis when PPE supplies started to become scarce. Using the 3D printer in his office, Dr. Rana was able to print custom N95 masks, mask filters, hair ties, and valuable PPE items(masks, gowns,shields,etc) which he donated to hospitals including Chilton, St. Joseph’s and Valley Hospital.
Dr. Rana and his wife Dr. Maggie Rana, enjoy raising the couple’s two young children. Dr. Rana coaches his son’s baseball team and spends his spare time with his large extended family. He has a passion for bocce ball and loves to barbecue during the summer.