the Team

Our Practice

Dental Specialties of
monmouth county, p.a.

Our dedicated team with extensive experience will provide you and your family with the customized service and care you deserve!

Meet Our Team


Skilled and compassionate, Dr. Kang builds lasting relationships with his patients while providing exceptional dental care. Dr. Kang aims to understand his patient’s individual needs and circumstances, and collaborates closely with general dentists and other dental specialists to deliver optimal care.

Dr. Kang employs cutting-edge technology such as the Waterlase Express® laser for minimally invasive treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis, and Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for treatment of gum recession.

Dr. Kang furthers his education through research on dental implants, periodontal regeneration, and biomaterials. He serves as a Clinical Advisor for Geistlich® Pharma, one of the largest global manufacturers of regenerative materials including bone grafts, and collagen membrane and matrices. Dr. Kang also serves as a member of the e-Poster committee at the annual Academy of Osseointegration meeting to judge and award the most current and innovative clinical studies. His passion for esthetic dentistry and dental occlusion has provided him with opportunities to share his lectures at dental society meetings.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Kang enjoys exploring different cities and their cuisine with his wife Sophia, and spending time with his parents and sister who are a family of musicians!


Born in the Philippines but raised in New Jersey, Dr. Brown earned her bachelors degree from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She then pursued her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she developed a passion for treating pediatric patients. Dr. Brown had always loved being around children — having had a much younger sibling whom she spent much time with — so it came as no surprise that this translated into a passion for working with children in the dental setting as well! She pursued a specialty in pediatric dentistry at the NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. Committed to spreading awareness about the importance of dental health and taking preventative measures starting at a young age, she partakes in numerous neighborhood and community volunteer events, as well as organizing events for local underserved communities. Today, she and her husband are excited to be back in New Jersey, where they enjoy going on food adventures, watching movies, bike riding, and spending time with their cats!


Karla Isaacs, DDS graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She speaks Spanish fluently and has the opportunity to practice it every day. She then attended Howard University College of Dentistry where she graduated with an honors award in Prosthodontics. That is where she developed an interest in Orthodontics. She helped to conduct several research studies with the orthodontic post graduate residents. Dr. Isaacs then did her general practice residency at Harlem Hospital Medical Center where she gained an invaluable amount of experience managing a wide variety of injuries of the head and neck. In her second year of General Practice Residency, she was promoted to Chief Resident. Dr. Isaacs gained entrance to Columbia University College of Dentistry where she completed her orthodontic residency. She taught residents at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center shortly after that. Dr. Isaacs comes to our company with a wealth of experience as she maintained licensure and practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for a number of years. She currently practices in New York, Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey. With almost fifteen years of experience there isn’t much that she can’t handle.


Nikolaos Gavrilis, DDS completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology/Microbiology in 1995. Immediately after, he was accepted at New York University where he received his DDS. This was followed by a two year general residency at Woodhull Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident during his second year. He furthered his studies by accepting a position at the University of Pittsburgh in the Prosthodontics Specialty Department and received his Prosthodontics Speciality Certificate in 2004. His training placed higher emphasis on Implant Surgery and Implant Restoration, and so in 2004 he received Fellow and Diplomate status at the International College of Oral Implantology, an independent organization responsible for accreditation, guidance, and to some degree, regulation in the field of dental implants. Upon completion of his Prosthodontics specialty, he decided he wanted to receive specialty trainings in Endodontics as well, which he also completed at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. He has been in private practices since receiving his DDS and has been providing specialty care such as root canals and implant surgery in our offices since 2006. He enjoys his position with our company, as he feels he has encountered a wonderful setting which allows him to provide the best possible care to his patients in a care-free environment.


Daniel Peikes, DMD is a Pediatric Dentist with several years of experience. Graduating from UMDNJ Dental School with his DMD in 2010, Dr. Peikes continued his education there by joining a Pediatric Dentist Residency program, from which he graduated in 2012. Since 2010 he has been a Preclinical Instructor and a Clinical Instructor for Pediatric Dentistry at UMDNJ, and received the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award for outstanding interest and proficiency in Pediatric Dentistry in 2010. He is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.