About Us


Dr. Ahkami attended New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry from 1995-1999 where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree.

From 1999-2000 Dr. Ahkami was a resident at St. Josephs Hospital and Trauma Center in Paterson, NJ there he worked with top Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Endodontists, on patients ranging from trauma to extensive oral rehabilitation and full mouth reconstruction.

In 2002 Dr. Ahkami opened his first dental office in Clifton, NJ then opened a second location of 2007 in Edgewater, NJ. After selling his practices in 2012 Dr. Ahkami opened his new location in Wayne, NJ closer to home.

Dr. Ahkami is highly regarding by his patients and peers for his dental skills and aesthetic appreciation. His philosophy is based upon recognizing that each patient has individual needs and expectations. He ensures that each patient will approach their treatment plan with a full understanding of the procedures, a full understanding of options available and a realistic expectation of their results.

Dr. Ahkami is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, implants, root canals, and all other phases of dentistry. Dr. Ahkami is also Board Certified by the State of NJ in Botox and all dermal fillers which is an adjunct in his dental practice. This achievement makes Dr Ahkami a true artist when it comes to an overall appearance of a patients face.

Dr. PatelDr. JAY PATEL

Dr. Jay Patel began his education in New Jersey at Rutgers University on an academic scholarship. From there, he understood his passion for the sciences and entered the healthcare field by pursuing dentistry. He enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and was exposed to many specialties in the dental field, but none drew his interest as much as anesthesiology. He continued his post-graduate education at NYU Lutheran Medical Center and trained at a Level 1 trauma center in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, Dr. Patel completed over 1500 cases involving all levels of anesthesia and treated a broad spectrum of patients; including those with complex medical histories.

Since completing his anesthesia residency, Dr. Patel has become Board-Certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is dedicated to upholding the highest standard of care in his field.

Dr. Patel is now focused on serving the area he called home growing up. He works with some of the top dentists in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is concentrated on delivering top quality and safe sedation services. Patients are screened preemptively to ensure that any potential complications can be anticipated and avoided. Dr. Patel hopes to usher in a new era of dentistry where fear can be eliminated from dental visits. He works with the pediatric population, special needs population, and severe dental phobics, where his skill set has proven invaluable.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel is an avid movie-goer, sports enthusiast, and enjoys traveling to new destinations.


At Glow Dental Spa, Dr. Behshad Ahkami and his entire team strive to provide patients with cosmetic and family dental care in a Wayne, NJ. His exceptional staff provides comfortable and personalized dental care to patients in Wayne and we look forward to providing you with exceptional dental care. Contact our Wayne dental office to schedule time with Dr. Ahkami and his entire team to determine the cosmetic and family dental care that will best improve your smile and overall dental health.

 LORI- Office Manager

What year did you begin your career with Dr. Ahkami? 2012

Why do you enjoy working at Dr. Ahkami’s office?

I enjoy working at Dr. Ahkami’s office because of the caring and anxiety free dentistry we provide in our practice. We have a wonderful team and we all work well together to make sure each patient has a pleasant dental experience.

What are your special interests?

I enjoy speeding time with family and friends. I also have a passion for travel.

NICOLE- Dental Hygienist

When did you begin your career in dentistry? 2012

I was a dental assistant for a little over a year, I enjoyed it so much I decided to further my knowledge and experience and attend DH school.

Why do you enjoy dentistry?

I love being around people all day. Especially in a healthcare profession where I can benefit someone or change their life in a positive way. I’m not just here to clean teeth, I’m here to educate my patients.

What are your special interests?

Hygiene! Health, mind, body, and spirit (yoga and mediation)

In my free time I enjoy:

Working out (health all around is crucial!), cleaning, and anything outdoors.

See What Patients Are Saying About Glow Dental Spa

  • Went to the Dr. Ackami needing major dental work done, the staff was very nice and helpful and made me feel welcome! Also the doctor did a great job and my teeth have very good quality crowns and work done! 10/10 i would definitely recommend to anyone for any work needed! Thanks so much!!!

  • You guys were very friendly, professional, and welcoming. The Hygienist was very meticulous and did a great job. The Doctor was easy to talk to and made you feel very comfortable. The X-Ray tech and office staff were real nice and accommodating . Can't say that I love going to the dentist (who does) but Glow made the process much easier.

    Cyndi F.
  • Very professional and polite! The waiting room is very comfortable, they have a beverage bar while you wait! I love that it's a multicultural office, I feel very comfortable when I am there and the hygienist take there time and do it right. I found this office by reading reviews and it payed off! I am very impressed! !

    Amie T.