Gentle, Effective Care by a Board-Certified Periodontist

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Combining Modern Technology with Compassionate Care 

At MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Florham Park and Nutley, NJ, we offer expert solutions in a relaxed environment. Dr. Mark Khaimov and his office staff excel at helping those in need of gum disease treatment and other periodontal care.

About Our Practice

At MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C., our mission is to deliver high-quality care in a relaxed atmosphere while showing respect and compassion for everyone in need of dental implants or other periodontal treatment. Located in Nutley, NJ and Florham Park, we cater to all surrounding areas and cities in the greater Essex County, New Jersey area. This includes Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and all boroughs of New York City. We want as many people as possible to have access to a periodontist they can trust in order to overcome periodontal disease and other issues.

In simple terms, the difference between a dentist and a periodontist is that a dentist is primarily concerned with the teeth, gums, and soft tissues of the mouth. A periodontist is focused on the gums, the jaw, and other tissues that support your teeth. If your dentist identifies a complex need, we are here to help you.

Piezosurgery®, implants, and laser therapy are just some of the state-of-the-art techniques used by Dr. Mark Khaimov for treating tooth loss and periodontal disease. People suffering from early symptoms of gum disease, advanced periodontitis, gum recession, and related issues can count on MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Nutley and Florham Park for safe dental treatment and effective periodontal care.

Our Mission & Promise to Patients

“From dental implants and cosmetics to gum disease, our mission is to rejuvenate our patients’ smiles making sure that they return to the quality of life that they deserve.” Dr. Mark Khaimov

Meet Dr. Mark Khaimov Board-Certified Periodontist

Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dental surgeon based in Nutley, NJ. He has helped many patients improve their health and quality of life through the surgical placement of dental implants, prevention and management of gum disease, and other periodontal care

He is well known in the field of periodontology, and has undergone extensive training. He is a member of numerous dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, the American Academy of Periodontology, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the North Eastern Society of Periodontics. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Khaimov received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from New York University in 1998. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his New York University College of Dentistry class in 2002. He holds a certificate in Periodontics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) after completing a three-year specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Khaimov is also a former clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at UMDNJ.

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Meet Dr. Leonard Swerdlof Board-Certified Periodontist

Dr. Leonard Swerdlof is a board certified specialist in the field of Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery, which is the highest obtainable credential from the American Academy of Periodontology.

He is a member of prestigious national organizations. 

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • North-Eastern Society of Periodontology

Dr. Leonard is extensively trained in providing state of the art dental and periodontal care.

Meet Dr. Courtney Pantirer Board-Certified Periodontist

MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry announces with pleasure that Dr. Courtney Pantirer has joined the practice and will be located our Implantology and Periodontics office in Florham Park

After dental school Dr. Pantirer completed an AEGD and then worked as a general dentist for two years in Charleston, South Carolina. She decided to return to residency to pursue her passion for dental implants and periodontal surgery. She completed her Periodontology residency at UConn where she was chief resident.

Dr. Pantirer moved to New Jersey in 2021 and resides locally with her husband and son. She enjoys yoga, pilates, hiking, skiing, and traveling. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches weekly at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Courtney Pantirer to MK Periodontics. Her addition and future expansion of our facilities will only further improve patient services.

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"#1 In My Book."


Don Cable


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It was 8 months ago that I first walked into the offices of MKP&I and am glad I did. Today, I was there to have my first implants put in and while I walked in a bit apprehensive and nervous, I walked out a very satisfied and happy person. And once again, a lot of that credit goes to the outstanding staff that Dr. K. has working for him. I have one awesome periodontist and staff and am so thankful for them every time I walk into the office. You’re all #1 in my book!

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Heidy Rodriguez


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From the second I walked in I knew I had made the right choice. Reception was very polite and followed COVID-19 guidelines by checking my temp. I was called quickly, Evie was so nice. Dr. Khaimov came in, asked some questions, even diagnosed an issue I had with my tongue that NO ONE had ever caught before. The LANAP treatment he suggested is brilliant. I can't wait to get started. Coming here was the best decision I've made all 2020!

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Book Your Consultation Today

If the foundation of your smile is compromised by issues such as infection, inflammation, tissue recession, or tooth loss, Dr. Khaimov is here to provide the state-of-the-art care you need. His advanced solutions can help you begin a new phase of excellent oral health in your life that can also benefit your overall health.

Our friendly and welcoming practice is equipped to meet your needs. To schedule your consultation at our Nutley or Florham Park office, contact us online or call

Nutley: (973)-798-2639

Florham Park: (973) 377-3131

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Featured Procedures

LANAP Laser Gum Therapy

LANAP is a modern method of treating periodontal disease using lasers. The laser precisely targets diseased soft tissue and kills harmful bacteria without affecting the healthy tissue of the gumline. LANAP laser gum therapy means less pain and much faster recovery times.

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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

In the past, gum grafting surgery was one of the few options to treat recession caused by periodontal disease. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a less invasive method of restoring the gumline. Instead of using scalpels, sutures, and donor tissue, the pinhole technique repositions the gum tissue in the treatment area.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded into the jawbone. When in place, the implants can support restorations to replace an entire tooth or several teeth, restoring the ability to bite, chew, speak, and smile. These custom implant restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

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All-on-4® is a solution that can support a full-arch denture with just four implants. The primary advantage is that many who would otherwise need a bone graft can often immediately undergo this procedure without preparatory surgery.

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TeethXpress® is a type of same-day implant solution in which Dr. Mark Khaimov can place your implants and attach a temporary restoration during the same office visit. This allows you to have a full set of teeth immediately, without having to wait for the implants to completely fuse to the bone tissue.

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Gum Grafting

In cases of advanced gum disease, it may become necessary to graft healthy tissue into places that have experienced serious gum recession. Dr. Khaimov can use gentle techniques to restore your gum tissue, setting the stage for restored periodontal health and controlled periodontitis.

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Bone Grafting

People who are missing teeth for a long period of time will eventually experience the loss of bone density along the jaw. Bone grafting replaces lost tissue in the jawbone. The process restores the ability of the jaw to support a dental implant, reducing the risk of complications and implant failure.

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In Her Own Words: A Laser Gum Surgery Testimonial

Here is one of Dr. Khaimov's patients describing her personal experiences with laser gum surgery and its results. Her story is just one of the many positive experiences that MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. has provided to patients in need. It's a testament to our commitment to our patients and the gentle, patient-centered periodontal care that Dr. Mark Khaimov offers.

Dental Services & Technologies for Advanced Care

MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Nutley and Florham Park, New Jersey, uses state-of-the-art tools and techniques that are not often found in general dentist's offices to diagnose and treat periodontal disease and a wide variety of other issues:

"A Very Personal, Positive Experience."


Emely Wexler


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Dr. K is knowledgeable, gentle, and top of the line in his area of expertise. He made me feel comfortable during the gum procedure and constantly checked in to make sure I was OK the whole time. Evie made me feel at ease and was gentle when handling my gums. Antonette was helpful when explaining the insurance information.

Thanks for providing a five star experience!

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Dan L


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Great experience! Dr. Mark Khaimov is very knowledgeable, skilled, caring, and personable. He and his team provide a very personal, positive experience, and will go out of their way to address any concerns. Everyone there is so friendly! The office is very inviting, clean, and up to date. Dr. Khaimov is well versed and equipped to offer the latest techniques. I definitely recommend MK Periodontics!

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Request a Consultation

Has your dentist recommended that you consult with a periodontist? Are you noticing signs of periodontal disease? Contact MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Nutley, NJ, today to set up a time to meet with Dr. Khaimov. You can contact us online or give us a call at (973) 798-2639.

Nutley: (973) 798-2639

Florham Park: (973) 377-3131


When should I see a periodontist?

Periodontists are specialized dentists who focus on treating the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth. You should visit our Nutley periodontal practice if you are noticing signs of gum disease or if you have missing teeth. Many patients visit us after being referred by their general dentists, but referrals are not required.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

Common signs of periodontal disease include swollen gums, discolored gums, or gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other signs include chronic bad breath or loose teeth. If you suspect you have gum disease, you should consult with a periodontist like Dr. Khaimov as soon as possible.

What does "board-certified" mean?

Dr. Khaimov is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. According to the ABP, "A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty." To become board-certified, Dr. Khaimov had to pass a series of difficult exams. To maintain his status, he must stay updated on the latest developments in the field so he can pass his recertification test every six years.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We accept multiple forms of health and dental insurance at our practice in Nutley, New Jersey. Our team includes experienced insurance coordinators who can help you review your coverage and file claims on your behalf. To confirm whether we accept your insurance, give us a call or contact us online.

What are your hours?

We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. We ask that you schedule an appointment before visiting. You can schedule your visit by contacting us directly or by using our convenient online scheduling system.

"This Is the One"


Zugehy Roman


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Wonderful experience with Dr Mark and his staff since 2016. They ensured patients have a smooth prep for surgery and follow up. I am so glad I chose Dr Mark for my implant procedure . I highly recommend becoming his patient!

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Elaine Reilly


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Anyone in need of implants go see MK Periodontics & implant Dentistry. You will find a dentist who is highly skilled and caring to be pain free and accurate. He works with the latest equipment to perform a precision outcome. Call today to schedule an appointment. No need to shop for a great implant specialist! This is the one. Guaranteed to be happy when done.

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Dr. Mark Khaimov

Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist proudly serving the Nutley and Florham Park communities. He is dedicated to providing quality care in a relaxed environment. MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call one of our two convenient locations today.

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