Allegra attended one of the premiere hygiene programs in the tristate area receiving her AAS in Hygiene from the New York City College of Technology.

Prior to attending Hygiene program Allegra worked for several years assisting doctors with a variety of procedures. These experiences have given her sensitivity to her patients needs from varying perspectives.

Her consummate professionalism is informed by the great empathy she feels for her patients and the respect she has for the trust they give us as a practice.

Allegra refreshes her education by reading the latest literature and taking classes in emerging areas such as Implant Maintenance, Sleep Apnea, and the Treatment of the Medically Complex Patient.

Allegra is a member in good standing of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Dental Hygiene Association of the State of New York. She is distinguished for being a Colgate Oral Health Advisor.

​Allegra Fiore, RDH

Hengameh Abtahi, DDS

With over 13 years of experience, Dr. Zohreh Rasouli has been creating healthy and beautiful smiles for her patients, providing them with exceptional orthodontic care. She feels fortunate to have chosen a profession through which she can change not only smiles but lives.

Dr. Rasouli graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and received inductions in several Honors Societies. She continued her education at Stony Brook University where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, and received the American Association of Orthodontists Student Award. She then completed a 3-year residency program and obtained a Certificate in Advanced Education in Orthodontics.

Dr. Rasouli maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the North East Society of Orthodontists. She feels strongly about her responsibility to stay current with the latest orthodontic treatments and technologies and spends a considerable time attending continuing education courses and seminars.

When not in the office, she enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children. She loves reading, and staying involved with the community and her children’s schools.

​Zohreh Rasouli, DDS

​David Heering, DMD MS

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Sometimes people want a little help to make the most of their smiles. Any requested cosmetic improvements will be addressed by our team of specialists. 

Any existing problems you and your family have will be addressed immediately so that they don't get worse - this way complications and costs can be kept to a minimum.

A complete custom preventive plan will be made for each family member to optimize dental health. Again, prevention is always less costly and healthier than treatment.

Since most dental problems can be avoided, it all starts with proper home care. We'll show you how you and your family can keep your teeth for life avoiding unnecessary procedures and costs.

Our team of General Dentists and Specialists have been treating families for as long as their own adult children have been alive. But unlike other long-standing practices, We focus intensively on the latest technological advancements in the field and the latest research. No matter if you're new to town or want your family to see the same dentist you do, Bellerose Terrace Dental is a welcoming place for your loved ones.

We Have OVER 65 Years of COMBINED Experience

Helping Your Whole Family Stay Healthy!

We know there's nothing in the world that gives parents more joy than seeing a warm smile spread across their children's faces.
We want you and your family to have everything in the world to smile about - unabashed, confident, and healthy.
At Bellerose Terrace Dental, we have the passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge to make that happen.


Kavi Shah, DMD

Dr. Lee has over ten years of clinical experience in the field of pediatric dentistry. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Dr. Lee earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then moved to New York and obtained his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Montefiore Medical Center.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Lee is very skilled at understanding and attending to the individual needs of your child. Dr. Lee strives to provide outstanding dental care to all his patients with an emphasis on patience and compassion, and he is dedicated to making each child's dental visit a positive and comfortable experience.

Dr. Lee is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and regularly attends seminars and courses through the Academy to consistently advance his education and knowledge in his field.

When not in the office, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time visiting area schools to teach children the importance of good dental habits at home.

Eugene Lee, DDS

According to the New York State Board of Dentistry, the professional dental licensing authority, any general dentist can do a root canal. We maintain a higher standard. Hopefully you will never need a root canal but if you do, with Dr. Abtahi, you will be in good hands. Aside from being a great general dentist, Dr. Abtahi has completed thousands of root canals successfully. Her extensive experience with this demanding procedure ensures that you will be comfortable and have a successful outcome.


Dr. Hengameh Abtahi graduated from dental school in 1999 and practiced for several years in California. In 2008 she moved to New York to attend Rochester University, completing her AEGD program in 2010. Since then Dr. Abtahi has practiced in a private office.

Dr. Abtahi wants your dental experience to be beyond your expectations. She has cared for others her entire life  and strives to give the best care possible to anyone that comes her way. Through all these years her success has been growing solely based on referrals from patients, loved ones, and friends.

Dr. Heering has placed thousands of implants in his career and places hundreds of implants each month. This extensive experience is the reason why he has such success in delivering lasting, trouble-free results.


After graduating from Rutgers University, Dr. Heering earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental medicine. He completed his advanced specialty education in Periodontics at Boston University. Dr. Heering is a staff periodontist at Hamilton Hospital. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Periodontics, New Jersey Society of Periodontists and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Keeping pace with the latest advancements in periodontics is a high priority for Dr. Heering. This is reflected in the more than 50 hours of professional courses in periodontal care and implant technology which he pursues yearly.

On the subject of making his patients feel at ease, Dr. Heering asserts, “It goes without saying that very few people like going to the dentist. Getting dental care that may involve surgery takes even more fortitude. That’s why I do what it takes for my patients to make sure that they’re as comfortable as possible every time I see them.”

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FAMILY Dentistry

​Gargi Gajera, DMD

Haresh Shah, DDS

Dr. Gajera is one of those doctors every patient loves. She is always in a good mood, always positive, and even when working on a scared, little child, knows how to make the patient feel that they are in good hands. Her patients all leave with big smiles and a renewed sense of well-being.

A true Southerner, Dr. Gajera attended Emory University and Barry University before attending dental school in Florida at  Nova Southeastern University.

Prior to joining private practice, Dr. Gajera completed a residency focused on general dentistry, implant placement and oral surgery at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island.


Her extensive experience in dealing with patients requiring extensive dental reconstruction has given her a natural empathy and the communication skills required for a great chair side manner. Her patients benefit from her extensive knowledge in thorough and relaxed consultations where again and again patients state, "No doctor has ever spoken to me this way nor been so thorough in their evaluation."

Dr. Gajera is a member in good standing with the New York Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Queens Dental Society, Nassau County Dental Society.

Referring to her patients Dr. Gajera says, " I strive to make going to the dentist a 'fun experience' especially for our younger patients, so that they enjoy an experience that is best kept as a life-long habit."

"My favorite part of the job is connecting with my patients; I like to know all of them on a personal level, as if they are my own family members or friends."

Dr. Kavi Shah received his D.M.D. degree from the College of Dental Medicine of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He also undertook a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Miami, Florida where he worked with patients with physical and mental handicaps in the Special Needs clinic. He has been trained in nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry and enjoys working with the dentally anxious patient.

“The dental chair is not a fun place for most people, and everything I do is designed to make patients as comfortable as possible. I focused my residency on sedation, implant surgery & implant restorations, along with complex esthetic prosthodontics so that I could live up to this vision."

In addition, Dr. Kavi has completed numerous elective courses in Endodontics and is involved in a literature review group. By taking an active role in the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and numerous other organizations, Dr. Shah stays involved in today’s proven improvements to bring to his patient care.

Taking a conservative approach, he prides himself on making sure you receive only the treatment that you need and believes in treating each patient like a member of his family.

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Dr. Haresh Shah is a Jamaica and Glen Oaks dentist with more than 32 years of private practice experience. He completed his dental education at New York University College of Dentistry in 1980, when he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He then took up an internship studying oral surgery, and has since studied multiple specialties with only the highest qualified professionals. He is continuously furthering his education with courses in dental implants, cancer screenings, prosthetics, infection control, porcelain veneers and oral surgery. 

Dr. Shah is a member in good standing of the American Dental Associationand the Indian Dental Association, USA. He also serves as a board member of the Advisory Committee and the New York ambassador member for NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Shah also spent time overseas teaching oral hygiene and basic dental care to underserved populations. 

With more than three decades of first-hand care experience, Dr. Shah understands the needs and concerns of his patients. He believes in the highest quality dentistry delivered in a comforting and caring manner. 

When he isn’t in the office, Dr. Shah can be found volunteering for community service or spending time with his wife and three sons -- the oldest whom is a dentist himself pursuing an advanced training residency before eventually joining Glen Oaks Dental Professionals alongside Dr. Shah.