Meet Our Doctors

Parth Parekh DDS, FICOI



Originally from Albany, N.Y., Dr. Parth Parekh graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Mathematics and graduated top 10 in his class while earning a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Him and his wife decided to put down roots in the Triangle Area in 2017 and have loved being a part of the community ever since!

Dr. Parekh provides unparalleled patient care in areas of cosmetic, restorative, and full-mouth rehabilitation and focuses his efforts on developing meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all of his patients. Dr. Parekh is best known for using his vast training in sedation dentistry to make even the most apprehensive patients feel comfortable and at ease at Durham Dental Group.

Before becoming a co-owner of Durham Dental Group with his best friend and dental classmate Dr. Ali, Dr. Parekh completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he received extensive training in surgical, cosmetic and implant dentistry, intravenous (I.V.) sedation, wisdom teeth extractions, Invisalign, and managing medically compromised and anxious patients.

Dr. Parekh is one of the youngest recipients in the nation of the highly coveted Fellowship in the International Congress of Implantologists after having placed over 200 implants during his time in residency. In addition, he is one of the few dentists that has passed the written test and is pursuing a Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In his quest to perfect his skills in implant dentistry and intravenous sedation, Dr. Parekh completed 360 hours of continued education in a nine-month implant continuum at the AAID MaxiCourse and performed over 175 I.V. sedations during his two-year residency in Augusta, Georgia.

It was while he was pursuing his passion in implant dentistry that he discovered a love for teaching. Dr. Parekh has assisted in teaching the hands-on components of placing and restoring implants, performing I.V. sedation, and bone grafting procedures to dentists and residents from all around the nation that have now integrated these skills into their own private practices. He continues to volunteer his time as a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the Dental College of Georgia, where he focuses on mentoring dental residents in implant and sedation dentistry.

Dr. Parekh is a firm believer in giving back to underprivileged communities nationally and internationally and has traveled to remote areas of Tennessee and the Dominican Republic to provide free dental services for those in need. In his free time, he loves to travel with his wife, watch UNC basketball, exercise, cook, and spend time with family and friends.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences – State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency (GPR) – Augusta University Dental College of Georgia
  • Certified and Licensed in Oral and IV Sedation
  • Fellow – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Certificate in Advanced Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting from Russo Seminars
  • Invisalign Certified
  • Osseodensification Training
  • Advanced Cerec Training
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • AAID Maxicourse Continuum
  • Augusta University Intravenous Conscious Sedation
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS)

Ayub Ali, DDS

Dr. Ali is a proud alumna of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, New York where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) and achieved his aspirations of becoming a dentist. He subsequently completed his Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, from which he gained additional experience and sharpened his skills in various disciplines of dentistry. Prior to entering dental school, Dr. Ali obtained his Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University located in sunny Boca Raton. Since completing his General Practice Residency, Dr. Ali has worked for several years as an Associate Dentist, during which time he has sought to increase his knowledgeability in the dental field by training with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and also becoming Invisalign certified. Dr. Ali is also proficient at performing root canals (including molar root canals), wisdom teeth extractions, and various cosmetic procedures (including smile makeovers, direct bonding, and veneers).

Dr. Ali is committed to providing high quality, personalized, and compassionate care to our DDG patient family, and to the entire community at large! He strongly believes that empathy, competence, and dedication are integral to a dental professional’s ability to improve the dental health of their patients. Dr. Ali’s philosophy is that each patient is an individual with unique needs, therefore ensures that he invests the time and effort to provide treatment specifically tailored to each patient he sees. He not only focuses on alleviating pain and correcting dental problems, but also on improving long-term patient dental health, and satisfying patient cosmetic needs and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Ali is determined to keep abreast of current dental technology, techniques, materials, and continuing education opportunities in order to provide cutting-edge, efficacious treatment options to our DDG patient family.

Dr. Ali has been married for 20 years to his wife, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves nature, hiking, traveling, astronomy, philosophy, and is a fervent supporter of animal rights.

Dr. Ali believes that the secret to a happy life lies in caring for others and creating meaningful and beneficial relationships that last a lifetime.

Advanced Training and Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Florida Atlantic University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency (GPR) – Staten Island University Hospital, NY
  • Invisalign Certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Accreditations/Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • AAID Maxicourse Continuum
  • North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS)
  • Journal of the American Dental Association