Dentists in San Jose, CA

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Sapana Kothary

General Family Dentist

Dr. Kothary graduated in 1991 from Indiana University (Bloomington) with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She finished her dental school in 1995 from Northwestern University in Chicago. She then completed a year of general practice residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Kothary has been in active practice since 1996.

Dr. Kothary performs all aspects of general dentistry ranging from regular cleanings and check-ups to full mouth reconstruction. She is a Premier provider with Invisalign and has completed hundreds of successful cases. She is also certified with placing and restoring implants, veneers, and a variety of laser procedures.

Dr. Raoul Shah

General Family Dentist

Dr. Raoul Shah was born and raised in Michigan.  He attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Anthropology-Zoology and Biology.  He was always interested in the medical field and ultimately chose to pursue dental school at the University of Michigan where he graduated in 2000.  

He worked in various offices from 2000 to 2005.  He traveled and worked in Michigan, Virginia and Georgia before ultimately moving to California. 
He owned a dental practice in Fremont for 10 years before selling it and partnering at Meridian Dental Associates in 2015.  Dr. Shah enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has studied and taking continuing education courses throughout his career. He has studied to place and restore implants and has treated full mouth implant rehabilitation cases.  He loves making all of his patients happy and enjoys building relationships with his patients. He has worked with various consultants to improve his ability to relate to patients, learn how to communicate and to ensure his practice is moving in the right direction. 
He spends most of his time outside the office with his family.  His wife, Neha, and his 3 kids keep him very busy.  He spends time at boy scout events, gymnastics competitions and various dance performances.  He enjoys visiting wineries, playing the occasional round of golf and traveling.

Dr. Siamak Madani


Dr. Siamak Madani is a specialist in the fields of periodontics and dental implants. He completed both his dental school training and specialty program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduating he moved to the Bay Area and has been in practice here since 1993. Dr. Madani is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and has been involved with dental implants for many years. He speaks fluent English, French, and Farsi and has degrees in Microbiology, History, French Language and Business Administration. His interests include skiing, soccer, camping, and hiking.                                                                                                   





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Meridian Dental

1241 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95125