Meet the Doctors

Cosmetic & General Dentist in Bryn Mawr, PA

The doctors at Bryn Mawr Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Paul K. Bookman, DMD

Best of Maniline Media News Top Dentists 2017 Philadelphia magazine's
Top Dentists 2017

Dr. Paul Bookman

"It's the personal side of dentistry that appeals to me most. I like being able to work with people who are anxious about dental visits and watch them become enthusiastic about the progress of their treatment."

Paul K. Bookman, DMD has built a reputation among his colleagues and patients for his clinical ability, his attention to detail, and above all, his genuinely warm demeanor. A graduate of Tulane University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, he has been practicing in Bryn Mawr since 1987. His passion for the art and science of dentistry and for the way it can be used to enhance his patients’ lives is what keeps him committed to staying at the forefront of professional developments.

The enthusiasm he has for the profession continues to grow. Away from the office, Dr. Bookman enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, bicycling and spending time with his two grown children, Mark and Rachel. Mark, a graduate of Villanova University, is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel is a student at the University of Miami focusing on Marine Science and Marine Microbiology. Dr. Bookman’s memberships include: American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Chester/Delaware County Dental Association, Academy of Stomatology, Main Line Dental Society (past president), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Named one of the Top General Dentists by Main Line Today 2008-2018, one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Dentists 2017 & 2018 , as well as one of the Top General & Cosmetic Dentists by Suburban Life Magazine 2012!


Dr. Michael Pavel

"Trust is a fundamental part of the dentist-patient relationship and I want all my patients to be fully informed every step of the way. Maybe people don't always look forward to a dental appointment, but I always strive to make my patients' experiences a little better, a little easier, and a little more enjoyable with each visit."

Michael B. Pavel, DMD

Mainline Today Top Dentist 2017

Michael B. Pavel, DMD has been practicing dentistry in Pennsylvania since 1986 and in that time he has come to be recognized as a skilled clinician with a warm, inviting chairside manner. He devotes a good portion each year to upgrading his skills through continuing education, and he has extensive experience in all facets of general dentistry, including implants and veneers. Born and raised on the Main Line, Dr. Pavel attended Penn State University and Temple University School of Dentistry.

When he's not working or studying, he enjoys golf, traveling and restaurant dining. His wife Dori, an accomplished cellist, received her Masters in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and holds the position of Director of Conferences & Events at Penn Law School. Dr. Pavel has two children. Alexandra graduated from Cornell and received her Masters from The London School of Economics. She now works as a Financial Analyst and lives in London. His son, E. Maxwell graduated from University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a career in film & acting in LA.


Dr. Sanjay K. Kataria

"The best part about coming to work every day is knowing that I am educating and helping people maintain good oral health. There are very few professions where one can combine Art and Science… Dentistry truly is a merger of these two disciplines."

Sanjay K. Kataria, DMD

Sanjay K. Kataria, DMD is focused on providing the best possible care to his patients. Dr. Kataria attended the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and completed his dental school training at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After graduating dental school, he completed a two year General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident the latter year. He has experience in multiple dental specialties and has extensive training in managing and treating dental emergencies as well as complex cases. Dr. Kataria continues to stay informed of the most recent innovations in dentistry through attending continuing education courses. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.

Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Dr. Kataria was born and raised in West Chester, PA. He has a variety of hobbies and interests, including playing tennis, long distance running, trying new restaurants, traveling, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.