DentalWorks South Plaza is a premier dental office serving Akron, OH and the surrounding area.

Address & Hours

DentalWorks South Plaza

378 E Waterloo Rd

Akron, OH 44319-1237

Phone: 330-724-7401

Fax: 216-584-1037

We are located in the south plaza next to Marc’s across the street from Walgreens


9am - 7pm


8am - 5pm


9am - 5pm


9am - 7pm


9am - 2pm


9am - 2pm

*Open every other Saturday.

About Our Office

The DentalWorks South Plaza dental office is centrally located in Akron, OH. Warm and inviting, we welcome all patients to our facility. Updated with the progressive dental equipment, each room was designed with the patient in mind. The patient experience begins with a warm smile from our receptionist, where patients are greeted and made to feel comfortable. Our facility has several exam rooms, as well as a private meeting area to discuss treatment. Our procedure space is fully equipped with the highest grade dental technology to guarantee that every patient has a pain-free and seamless experience. Our team welcomes you to visit our spacious dental facility, DentalWorks South Plaza in Akron, so that we can offer you the service you need.

Our Team

Nishant Joshi


Nishant Joshi, D.M.D., is a Periodontist.

Nishant Joshi, D.M.D.

Dr. Nishant Joshi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario (2002) and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine (2006). After graduating in 2006, he immediately pursued a specialization in periodontics and received a Master of Science in Periodontology from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine (2009). During his residency, he served as Chief Resident for two consecutive years. Later that year, Dr. Joshi became a board-certified periodontist and attained diplomat status with the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Joshi is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Recently, Dr. Joshi received the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Educator Award in 2013 in recognition of outstanding teaching and mentoring in periodontics. He is one of the youngest recipients of this nationally recognized and prestigious award Dr. Joshi has been with DentalWorks for five years, serving patients in the Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown areas. Dr. Joshi is committed to his work, focusing on all phases of periodontal therapy, dental implants, third molar extractions, exposure of impacted teeth, and accelerated orthodontics, all in the comfort of IV sedation. Dr. Joshi has a warm personality and compassionate disposition. He is dedicated to providing high-quality services to his patients with respect and dignity. When not working or teaching, Dr. Joshi enjoys time with his son Aydin and traveling.

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David Ray


David Ray, D.D.S., is an Orthodontist

David Ray, D.D.S.

Dr. David Ray has 14 years of college and professional training under his belt. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and followed this up with a Master’s of Science in Physiology from The OSU Graduate School of Medicine. Following these, Dr. Ray also completed an Oral Medicine Residency at Indiana University School of Dentistry, with an emphasis on T.M.D. and sleep medicine. But he didn’t end there, earning a certificate in Orthodontic Specialty Training from the highly-respected University of Illinois in Chicago. To top it off, Dr. Ray has completed 50-plus hours on sleep apnea and sleep medicine. Dr. Ray’s career has allowed him to have extensive exposure to different techniques, with practices in Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio.

He has been improving smiles now for over 20 years and believes in a lifelong pursuit of continuing education, always reviewing scientific literature, postgraduate courses, and group involvement. Dr. Ray is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary Dental Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the National Registry of Who’s Who. He also maintains active memberships in the American Association of Orthodontics, the Foundation for Orthodontic Research, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Ohio Association of Orthodontists, the Columbus Dental Society, and is a Life Member of the Ohio State University Dental Alumni Association.

When he manages to squeeze in free time, Dr. Ray enjoys traveling with his wife and their three children. Their favorite place to travel together? To the House that Mickey Built, Walt Disney World.

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Customer Testimonials

From checkup and cleanings, to transforming your smile, our dental family is here for yours. But don’t take our word for it. See what our patients are saying about us.

They were polite and friendly and informative about what was going on and how much it would cost.K.F.
The staff there is friendly and professional. The dental hygienist did a great job working on my teeth and she was friendly. The whole staff here make it worth the visit because a lot of people, including myself, get anxiety going to the dentist as well as the doctor.L.P.
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