Dr. Matt

MATTHEW MANNELLA, DMD

Dr. Matt Mannella is a board eligible pediatric dentist who grew up right down the road from Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph. After spending so much time in the office shadowing his parents, Dr. Mannella and Dr. Arnold, Dr. Matt decided to become a pediatric dentist himself! He received his DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2019 and pursued his pediatric certificate at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he received extensive training in dental traumatology, special needs care and advanced behavior management techniques. He is so excited to be a part of the Pediatric Dental Associates family and to serve a community he has known for his whole life!

When not making smiles happen, Dr. Matt likes to stay active! He is currently training for his first marathon, plays lots of golf, and in the wintertime, teaches snowboarding to children of all ages. Dr. Matt is also a bass player and loves to jam with friends to all types of music. Dr. Matt looks forward to meeting you at your next visit!

 

Dr. Mannella

AARON MANNELLA, DMD

Dr. Aaron Mannella founded Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph in 1991. He is board certified in pediatric dentistry and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Mannella is highly respected in his field. He is the chair of pediatric dentistry at Morristown Hospital, where he donates his resources performing dental restorations on patients who could not otherwise afford treatment. Dr. Mannella has been named a top dentist in New Jersey Monthly Magazine and NJ Family magazine since the lists’ inception.

Dr. Mannella is highly respected in his field, and he also maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association®, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the Tri-County Dental Association.

In his free time, Dr. Mannella enjoys teaching snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Dr. Susan Arnold. They have three adult children.

 

Dr. Farajian

SARA FARAJIAN, DDS

Dr. Sara Farajian is a board eligible pediatric dentist. She completed her dental education and training locally, receiving her DDS from New York University College of Dentistry, as well as performing her General Practice Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center and her pediatric dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Sara’s dedication to providing exceptional care for her patients comes naturally to this mom of three young daughters. When she is not creating smiles in the office, Dr. Sara makes smiles at home with her girls baking her family’s favorite chocolate and cinnamon apple cakes. She can also be found exploring local parks with her family and friends, and when she can steal some time to herself, Dr. Sara retreats to her hobby of oil painting.

 

Dr. Beheshti

MAHDIEH BEHESHTI, DMD, MS

Dr. Mahdieh Beheshti is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. She began her dental education and training in Iran, continuing her education in the U.S. at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she was awarded her DMD with distinction. Her post-graduate pediatric dental training was completed at the esteemed Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Following her training, she practiced at pediatric dental offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and New York City before joining our team at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph.

Dr. Beheshti is committed to creating great dental experiences for children while providing unparalleled care. Outside of the office, she enjoys baking and cake decorating, reading, and doing yoga. She looks forward to spending time sailing during the summer.

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Aaron Mannella and associates are pleased to present our fantastic dental team! Filled with kind and caring individuals, our competent squad of professionals is invested in the children we see at our office and provides personalized care for every patient. For ease of communication, we also have staff fluent in Spanish on our team. Learn more about our entire office by calling Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, in Randolph, New Jersey, at 973-989-7970.

 

Smidge the Therapy Dog

We are excited to introduce Smidge, our office’s certified therapy dog! Smidge formerly worked as a guide dog for Dr. Matt’s sister. Now, in her retirement, she is offering comfort to our patients who need a little extra love.