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ABOUT US

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ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNIQUES

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From the Director’s Chair by Cristina Mendez

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ome of my fondest memories from my childhood are visiting mom, who worked in the hospital as a nurse—and a great one, I might

add. Many children (and adults) are terrified of the hospital, doctors, medical equipment, etc., but for me it was all so exciting; I saw the hospital as a land of opportunity, innovations and hope. I wanted to make a difference. As a teenager, I committed almost every weekend to volunteering in the hospital. I primarily volunteered in the post-partum/maternity unit. Many would think this is a place of true happiness and joy because of the constant flow of new life, but there is another side. Not all

EDITOR IN CHIEF TY SAWYER DESIGN DIRECTOR SARAH LECKIE-CILIBERTI SENIOR EDITOR MARA MODEL ASSOCIATE EDITOR NICOLE FONZINO CONTRIBUTING WRITERS DANA LEIGH SMITH, A.C. SHILTON, JACQUELINE KLECAK CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS CHARLES PALMISANO

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to value life and the value in a great medical team. My mother instilled in me the value of good healthcare and diligent research while being an active part in my healthcare. It was no surprise that I have spent my adult career working in the healthcare field. I started as a receptionist in an after-hours pediatric call center and dedicated many hours, education, hard work and drive toward eventually working in medical education administration. What better way to make a difference than assisting in the education of future doctors, and future amazing doctors I would need? My family and I have been through many medical struggles over the years. We have dealt with cancers, countless surgeries, broken limbs, dental emergencies and chronic illnesses. Each step along the way, the questions have always been the same. Where do we go? Who do we see? For the last four and a half years I have been working with NJ Top Docs/NJ Top Dentists and I have found a new place to make a difference, a place to help others find the best healthcare provider they can. These providers are not voted for but are simply listed with no criteria or just. They are providers who really do make a difference, really are great, really are Top Doctors and Top Dentists. Additionally, through our social media platforms, press releases and our blog we try to pose questions, present research and provide patients with the tools to be an active participant in their healthcare. I would like to personally congratulate all the approved NJ Top Dentists featured in this issue and thank them. Thank you for making a difference. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall

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NJ Top Dentists It helps to know trusted dental providers; and while personal recommendations are certainly appreciated, most people would like to know about a dentist’s credentials and experience before scheduling an appointment. That’s where NJ Top Dentists—a division of NJ Top Docs—comes in. We place extraordinary value on our selection process. Only the top dentists who are proven experts in their fields are approved. NJ Top Dentists—including all who are profiled in the subsequent pages—have been extensively screened on a number of criteria, including verified licenses and credentials, years in practice, board certification, continuing education and much more.  As always, our goal remains to help you find the best healthcare providers in the state, and this special issue of Healthy Living invites you, our valued readers, to learn more about these individual doctors, their areas of practice and the services they provide in their respective offices. We know dental providers you can trust.

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LAURENCE C. BREITERMAN, DMD, MAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Member of the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology Master of the Academy of General Dentistry Graduate of Las Vegas Institute Anterior Esthetics Named to America’s Top Dentists for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Graduate of the Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum at Louisiana State University Graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate of General Practice Residency with the Veteran’s Administration

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Dental Association International Congress of Oral Implantologists American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Academy of Facial Esthetics Academy of Laser Dentistry Dental Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) Education

SERVICES Implant & Surgery Restorations Cosmetic Dentistry General Dentistry

Advanced Dental Techniques “I believe education is so important to dentists because the technology is always changing. I want to know my craft as well as I can, and education is the best way to do that. I also believe it’s in the patient’s best interest for me to have the most up-to-date training possible.”

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dvanced Dental Techniques is a patient-centered practice that offers complete dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and conscious sedation. Dr. Breiterman’s practice utilizes today’s most advanced dental techniques in a friendly spa-like environment to create customized high-quality dentistry. “When I started Advanced Dental Techniques in 1995, I wanted to create a practice that could perform world-class dentistry that caters to patients,” says Dr. Breiterman. As part of the experience, a comfort menu is available to every patient or family member who walks through the door. Patients can get free paraffin treatments, enjoy coffee and home-baked goods or sit in

the massage chair while they wait. “Everything in our office begins with a conversation. We believe in open and honest discussions with our patients that help them get the dentistry they want rather than dictating treatment plans.” As part of the practice’s commitment to evolving technologies, Dr. Breiterman is one of the very few nationwide dentists to perform LANAP, a new, lesstraumatic alternative to gum surgery for periodontal disease that uses no scalpels and no stitches. It gently removes harmful bacteria from the gum pockets so they improve and the teeth become more stable. “The recovery is much faster and the tissue improves extremely quickly,” says Dr. Breiterman.

Periodontics Endodontics Oral Surgery Laser Dentistry Sedation Dentistry Advanced Technology Invisible Braces Facial Cosmetics

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Laurence C. Breiterman, DMD, MAGD ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNIQUES 1211 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 305, Wayne, NJ 07470 973-694-2835 www.AdvancedDentalTechniques.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic SPECIALTY: General Dentistry, General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

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Another technology that Dr. Breiterman has incorporated in his practice is the E4D, an intraoral scanning and milling process that allows crowns to be made on site. It provides the flexibility of custom coloring crowns to match the rest of the teeth without patients having to wait endless weeks while work goes back and forth to a dental lab. “It is an exciting time to be in dentistry,” Dr. Breiterman continues. “The level of knowledge and technology that now exists in dentistry is amazing.” Since graduating dental school, Dr. Breiterman has earned more than 3,000 hours of post-graduate continuing education, putting him in an elite group of dental professionals. Recently he was recognized for his achievement, earning the prestigious Lifelong Service and Recognition Award by the Academy of General Dentistry, becoming one of just a few hundred dentists worldwide to do so. Dr. Breiterman treats a wide spectrum of dental issues, including temporomandibular joint disorders, implant dentistry, bone and tissue grafting, endodontics, periodontics, rehabilitation and smile makeovers. Patients who are fearful of pain at the dental office can be sedated in order to experience procedures in a more relaxing and calming way. Dr. Breiterman also often

gives back to the community by performing donated services for a number of organizations. Every February, Dr. Breiterman donates his office, staff and time to Give Kids A Smile, which provides underprivileged children with the

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dental care that they desperately need. Last year he was part of the American Academy of General Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile program, performing a complete makeover to an abused woman in New Jersey.

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EDWARD A. ROMANO, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING

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Georgetown University School of Dentistry Post-training, NYU College of Dentistry, Rosenthal Institute Graduate, Ross Nash Esthetic Epitome for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Guest instructor, NYU College of Dentistry, Rosenthal Institute Teaching attending at Morristown Memorial Center

SERVICES Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover Teeth Whitening Laser Dentistry Composite Bonding Inlay and Onlays Non-invasive Wrinkle Eraser Invisalign® Laser Gum Recontouring Composite Fillings Reconstructive Dentistry Implant Dentistry Dental Bridges Dental Crown Periodontal CEREC iTero® Sedation Dentistry Laser Dentistry

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r. Ed Romano’s serviceoriented practice, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, offers general dentistry services for patients of all ages and is one of the top cosmetic practices in the state. The modern, comfortable office resembles a high-end hotel and is staffed with a multilingual (Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and German) serviceoriented team of administrators, hygienists, assistants and doctors. Dr. Romano and his partner, Dr. Matthew Vaccaro, have gone to great lengths

to cater to their patients’ needs by providing a continuum of care not typically found at other practices. Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey routinely brings in periodontists and board-certified anesthesiologists so they can perform more procedures in their office instead of referring patients to other care providers. “Many of my patients were unhappy about being referred elsewhere to get procedures done that I wasn’t previously able to offer. Often, because of this, they wouldn’t

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go to get the work done. To better cater to my patients’ needs, I brought in specialists. Because my patients are already familiar with our office, we’re finding that our patients are actually following through with their prescribed treatments and procedures, and they’re healthier because of it,” explains Dr. Romano, who has been featured on many television news programs, including Dateline NBC and WPIX news. While working with specialists allows Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey to offer a wide variety of additional services, Dr. Romano is most passionate about performing cosmetic smile makeovers. He has been performing cosmetic procedures since 1989, and he is part of the original group of doctors to offer these specialized procedures in the of New Jersey. “My passion is making people look awesome,” says Dr. Romano. Due to his years of experience with smile design, Dr. Romano often sees patients who were not happy with previous attempts at smile makeovers. Working with the patients, his results look natural and beautiful. Dr. Romano’s high-quality dentistry has helped him secure positions with prestigious organizations, colleges and hospitals such as Aesthetic Advantage Continuum and Morristown Medical Center, teaching other dentists aesthetic dentistry and how to run a cosmetic dental practice. While it’s true that cosmetic procedures can be costly, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey is actively working to help patients with insurance plans of varying costs. “We brought a doctor on who can

work within PPO plans because we recognize that everybody needs basic dental care. Yes, our practice is high-end, but we also want to serve as many people as possible. Becoming more flexible allows us to serve patients who we may not have been able to care for in the past. We don’t want to tell people that we can’t accommodate them.” To provide the best services to their wide population of patients, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey pairs the extensive education and talents of their staff with cutting-edge technological tools. Among the many innovative tools they have in the office is the CEREC 3D Machine, which allows Dr. Romano to provide one-visit crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays. The CEREC 3D software takes a digital picture of the tooth and sends the data to a milling machine in the office where the ceramic restoration is quickly prepared to be bonded. “An hour and a half later you’re walking out, no temporary or return trip necessary. You’re finished and you look great,” says Dr. Romano of the procedure. Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey also utilizes new technologies during routine checkups. “We have something called a Diagnodent, which shines a laser onto each tooth to help us look for

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“We provide world class smiles for the entire family.” cavities. That way we don’t have to poke our patients with an explorer. This method makes checkups more comfortable for our patients and improves the accuracy of cavity diagnosis, which is very important to us,” notes Dr. Romano. While providing quality care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Romano and his staff, utilizing Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey to helping those who are less fortunate is also a big priority. The practice hosts drives to collect food and supplies for worthy causes and regularly participates in pro-bono smile makeovers. “We like to do things like that to not only make people smile here in our office, but across the globe, too.”

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PATRICK CUOZZO, DDS, PA AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Maryland Dental School

Cuozzo Orthodontics

University of Pennsylvania Orthodontic School of Dental Medicine American Board of Orthodontics Certified Diplomate, The American Board of Orthodontics Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Orthodontics or School of Dental Medicine

SERVICES Traditional Braces Child Orthodontics Adult Orthodontics Invisalign® Lingual Braces Orthodontic Appliances Digital X-rays iTERO® Digital Scanner CBC/CT 3D X-rays

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s an orthodontist offering the highest-quality clinical care, Dr. Patrick Cuozzo’s primary goal is to keep his patients in braces for the least amount of time. When “treatment starts too early, it results in braces needing to be worn too long or having to be done twice,” explains Dr. Cuozzo, who joined his family’s practice, Cuozzo Orthodontics, 17 years ago. “We’re not an office that is going to put braces on someone just because they came in to see us. This is something

that really sets our office apart.” Honesty and integrity are the main components that continue to fuel Cuozzo Orthodontics’ success. The practice also respects their patients’ time and ensures that one of his top priorities is to run on time. “We have the appropriate number of staff members needed for the number of patients scheduled for the day. We also have someone on staff whose job is to keep everything running on time,” explains Dr. Cuozzo. “I am a parent of four

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children myself. All of my kids are involved in different activities and I need to be places, too. I know what it’s like to go somewhere and have to sit and wait when you need to be somewhere else. I can’t stand it, so we try not to do that,” adds Dr. Cuozzo, who also serves as a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Orthodontics for School of Dental Medicine. To further cater to busy moms and dads, Cuozzo Orthodontics provides parents with access to their child’s files and X-rays through an online portal so parents can access information from home and email images to their child’s primary dentist. At Cuozzo Orthodontics, it’s not all about appeasing the parents. They want to ensure the children are happy with their care as well. Being a parent has helped Dr. Cuozzo better understand his patients’ fears and find ways to keep them at ease. “Keeping kids relaxed starts with the staff—and my staff is spectacular.

A lot of them have been here for over 20 years, so they’re all very well-trained and they work really well with kids. The majority of them have children of their own,” explains Dr. Cuozzo. “The office is also a friendly environment. We have video games in the waiting room, it’s well-lit, and we have an open bay treatment room, which means all the kids are in the same room and can see each other.” Not only does this provide a fun atmosphere for the patients, it also allows timid or apprehensive children to observe other children’s care. “When a scared child sees there’s nobody screaming, yelling or crying, they start to relax. They realize it can’t be that bad.” Most importantly, Dr. Cuozzo loves practicing orthodontics, and it shows in his high-quality work. “The best part about orthodontics is changing kids’ lives. Kids are self-conscious

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when their teeth are crooked or they have large gaps,” says Dr. Cuozzo. “We’ve had a lot of kids cry the day they get their braces off. When they look at the pictures of their teeth before they had braces, they just can’t believe how much better their smile looks. Some patients become totally overwhelmed. For me, that’s the best part of my job!”

“The goal at our office is to start treatment at the correct time to ensure our patients receive excellent results in the least amount of time. Treatment that starts too early results in braces needing to be worn too long or having to be done twice.”

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Gallery of Little Smiles

“Being able to provide positive experiences to our patients and guide children through a happy and enjoyable visit and a lifetime of good dental health is extremely gratifying.”

D DENNIS W. LAM, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)

AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Toronto – B.Sc. Queen’s University – M.S. Columbia University – College of Dental Medicine New York Methodist Hospital – General Practice Residency Bronx-Lebanon Hospital – Residency in Pediatric Dentistry

SERVICES Digital X-rays Dental Laser Technology Computerized Anesthesia Delivery Intraoral Camera Sedation/Hospital Treatment Options Available Special Needs Dental Care Available Orthodontics

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r. Dennis W. Lam became interested in pediatric dentistry to help children maintain good health and to provide a comfortable, stress-free experience for them. He does this now at his practice, Gallery of Little Smiles. “When children come in, we make the waiting room warm and welcoming to keep kids at ease,” explains Dr. Lam. The reception area and exam room are filled with lots of child-friendly books, toys and decor about dental care to provide the opportunity for children to get acclimated and comfortable at the office instead of jumping right into the appointment. Dr. Lam and his staff have been extensively trained to treat children and manage all temperaments. Everything is explained in simple, child-friendly language, which not only serves as an educational experience but also helps children feel less nervous. “When you can help a child not only get through a

checkup but also something more difficult like a filling, and then walk out with a smile, it’s a very rewarding experience,” says Dr. Lam, who is a member of a very select group of internationally board-certified pediatric dentists. Dr. Lam is one of the few dentists in the state who is trained to treat both children and adults with special needs and developmental disorders. Dr. Lam can care for patients with unique demands and those who require sedation at either his Florham Park office or Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Lam cares about building a strong, healthy foundation for his patients’ long-term health. “All too often we underestimate the impact that our oral health can have on our overall health and well-being,” he explains. At the end of the day, helping his patients stay healthy is what Dr. Lam loves most about being a dentist. “The people I treat are more than just patients. We want to make an impact on their lives.”

Dennis W. Lam, DDS, MS, FRCD (C) GALLERY OF LITTLE SMILES 220 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite B1, Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-295-6700 www.GalleryofLittleSmiles.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: Pediatric Dentistry

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Gallery of Smiles “Dr. Glass’ passion for dentistry, perfectionism and love of artistry is reflected in the way her spa-like practice is designed and in the way she treats her patients.”

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edation can transform a visit to the dentist for anyone who feels anxious about being in a dental chair,” says Dr. Glass. “What some patients used to consider an overwhelming obstacle becomes stress-free, manageable and even a pleasant experience. Patients return for follow-up visits and treatments with a positive attitude.” At her boutique practice, Dr. Glass sees only one patient at a time and creates individualized treatment plans after discussing various options, whether it is for a complete smile makeover or more routine care. As an added convenience, her husband, Dr. Lam, treats young patients at the office next door, Gallery of Little Smiles.

JEANNETTE G. GLASS, DMD, MS Dr. Glass has an obvious passion for the art and science of her profession that is reflected in her love of learning. She passed a myriad of board examinations to practice dentistry in New York, New Jersey as well as Canada. She has also participated in additional orthodontic courses at the University of California and an extensive internship at Harvard University, and delved into oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, B.S., M.S., DMD Harvard University University of California, San Francisco Mount Sinai Hospital Metropolitan Hospital St. Vincent’s Hospital

CERTIFICATIONS American Association of Cosmetic Dentists New Jersey Dental Society

SERVICES Caring, Calming and Gentle Doctor and staff Individual Treatment Rooms Computerized Office Digital X-Rays Dental Laser Technology Intraoral Camera Invisalign®

Jeannette G. Glass, DMD, MS GALLERY OF SMILES 220 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite B1, Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-295-6600 www.GalleryofSmilesNJ.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

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ROSAMINA DE LA ROSA, DDS, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University College of Dentistry Staten Island University Hospital The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Misch International Implant Institute Nash Institute for Dental Learning Vizstara Education Clinical Mastery

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS Academy of General Dentistry New Jersey Dental Association American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation International Congress of Implantologists Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry Fellow of the International Congress of Implantologists

SERVICES Teeth Whitening Veneers Dentures/Partials Tooth-colored Fillings Dental Implants Crowns and Bridges Cosmetic Braces

Rosamina De La Rosa, DDS, FAGD “Together with our team, we share a common value of providing life-enhancing dentistry that will have a positive impact on patients’ health and self-esteem.”

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or nearly 20 years, Dr. Rosamina De La Rosa has dedicated herself to providing the very best in dental care. Her highly regarded practice provides a wide array of services to enhance patients’ oral health and total well-being. “We are a happy team of caring individuals. We share a common value of providing life enhancing dentistry that will have a positive impact on our patients’ health and self-esteem. We conduct ourselves in the spirit of love, compassion and integrity. We do this for our patients who appreciate our values and our commitment to excellence and quality care – that’s the vision that guides the practice,” says Dr. De La Rosa. “All of that is supported by a team who puts patients’ needs above anything else. Patients have expressed that they feel this as soon as they walk through our doors.”

The practice continues to grow as patients happily refer their family and friends to the office. “These referrals, along with the many positive reviews, are a true reflection of the high level of our patients’ satisfaction and confidence in the office.” Dr. De La Rosa moved into a brand- new, state-of-the-art dental facility in September 2013. The custom-designed building features the latest in dental technology. “We considered our patients’ safety and comfort in every aspect of the design of our new facility,” says Dr. De La Rosa. The office uses digital x-rays and sterilization equipment that exceed recommended standards. Each operatory features natural lighting, heated chairs with massagers and various entertainment options for patients. Dr. De La Rosa has an extensive list of training under her belt to

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Rosamina De La Rosa, DDS, FAGD LIFE-ENHANCING DENTISTRY 21 Summit Street, Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-257-0707 www.SmilesByDrD.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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ensure that patients get nothing but the best treatment when they come in for a procedure. She graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1992 and completed her residency at the Staten Island University Hospital. She continued to pursue post-graduate education and training from the Pankey Institute of Advanced Dental Education, the Misch International Implant Institute, the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Vizstara Education and Clinical Mastery. In 2001, Dr. De La Rosa received the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in recognition of her dedication to remain current in the dental profession and to provide excellent patient care. Dr. De La Rosa offers a wide array of services such as teeth whitening, crowns and bridges, cosmetic braces, veneers and implants. Combining the latest in dental technology and training, she is able to provide different treatment options for her patients. “I enjoy every aspect of dentistry: from a child’s dental visit to a comprehensive adult smile-

makeover,” says Dr. De La Rosa. “I love what I do. I work with an amazing group, a talented and highly engaged team. But what excites

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me the most each and every day is seeing the difference we make in our patients’ lives with the high caliber of dentistry we provide.”

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Advanced Dental Care of Ridgewood

F ROBERT A. SCHERRER, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Implants Crown and Bridge Root Canals Teeth Whitening Porcelain Veneers Gum Disease

or 25 years, Robert Scherrer, DMD has never settled for being second best while striving to achieve excellence in dentistry. His practice delivers optimum dental care in a competent, compassionate and gentle manner, with patient comfort and satisfaction a primary concern. This year, Dr. Scherrer moved his practice to a brand-new location. The 2,400-square-foot space is designed to feel spa-like while also incorporating all the latest cuttingedge technologies. The new office has private, off-street parking and also allows Dr. Scherrer to offer more Saturday hours. Although he offers comprehensive dental care, Dr. Scherrer’s emphasis is on cosmetic dentistry, including crowns, bridges, root canals porcelain veneers and implants.

“My pledge and what I stand fully behind is that I can and will give you something to smile about, a smile that far exceeds your greatest expectations The success of my office is greatly due to patient referrals to the practice. The fact that my patients trust me enough to refer their family and friends is the greatest honor to a doctor.”

Robert A. Scherrer, DMD ADVANCED DENTAL CARE OF RIDGEWOOD 160 South Broad Street Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201-670-0670 www.AdvancedDentalCarePA.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

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All Smiles Family Dentistry “We have over twenty years of experience providing compassionate, high-quality care to our patients.”

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ames D. Walter, DMD, FAGD of All Smiles Family Dentistry located in Montville, New Jersey is proud to provide services to everyone from toddlers just getting their first teeth to senior citizens and everyone else in between. While All Smiles Family Dentistry is equipped with all the latest technology and equipment, including digital radiography and modern bonding and composite materials, Dr. Walter feels what truly sets his practice apart is the friendly environment and his genuine interest in his patients. All Smiles Family Dentistry’s patientfirst approach has helped Dr. Walter develop long-term relationships with those who seek his services. “I see patients that I’ve treated since they were three years old and now they are married and have their own kids! I love seeing my patients, hearing about their families and

what is happening in their lives,” says Dr. Walter. “Not only do I enjoy developing personal relationships with my patients, it is beneficial to them as well. They see our familiar staff when they arrive at the office and it makes coming in for a cleaning or a procedure a bit more enjoyable and comforting.” In addition to building strong bonds with his patients, Dr. Walter finds helping others improve their health to be extremely gratifying. “It’s really fulfilling to know that I’m improving my patients’ oral health, which so greatly impacts their lifelong, overall well being,” explains Dr. Walter, who is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious honor for the most highly trained and experienced general dentists in the country. “Getting people out of pain and helping them to improve their health is truly gratifying.”

James D. Walter, DMD, FAGD ALL SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY 150 River Road, Suite D-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-334-4114 www.DrJamesWalter.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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JAMES D. WALTER, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Lehigh University Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine Residency at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

SERVICES Child and Adult Dentistry Family Dentistry Cleanings and Checkups Hi-Tech Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Restoration Dental Implants Porcelain Veneers Invisalign® Dental Bonding Tooth-colored Fillings Dentures Major or Complex Dental Work Root Canals Inlay and Onlays Mature Adult Dentistry Bridges Gum Treatment Teeth Whitening

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Kenneth W. Arida, DDS

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KENNETH W. ARIDA, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING State University of New York School of Dentistry, Buffalo, NY, DDS Completed Residency in General Dentistry, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ Graduate of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association New Jersey Dental Association Union County Dental Society Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

SERVICES Dental Implants - Placed and Restored Laser Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Intraoral Cameras Advanced Restorative Dentistry Root Canal Therapy Periodontics Oral Medicine Pain Management TMJ

or over three decades, patients have been going to Dr. Kenneth W. Arida’s practice because of the quality of service he provides. But this year, with the total renovation of his Westfield office, patients have never been happier. “Our physical plant, everything from the materials we use to our technology, it’s all cutting edge,” says Dr. Arida. During the renovation process, a separate pediatric waiting room was added. Now kids can play video games or enjoy the 200-gallon fish tank along with children’s toys. Since the office has five different treatment rooms, a family of five can get in, get everyone’s teeth cleaned and leave in only an hour. Dr. Arida’s associate, Maral Regas, loves treating children and was brought on to “create a place where parents and kids could be treated at the same time. Parents find it so convenient to only have to come to one office,” says Dr. Arida. The Caldwell office is a charming converted colonial home. Dr. Arida takes convenience seriously, with his two locations offering nearly 60

hours of appointment time a week— including evenings and weekend hours. Dr. Steven Reff, DDS also provides comprehensive care and performs surgery, including wisdom tooth extraction and dental implant placement. “Patients love not having to leave our office for these services,” says Dr. Arida. The practice is outfitted with technologically advanced dental instruments, including lasers, intraoral cameras and all-digital x-rays. Doing most dental work in Dr. Arida’s office makes for the most convenience possible for patients.

KENNETH W. ARIDA, DDS 131 South Euclid Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090  908-654-6262 45 Smull Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-228-0200 www.DrArida.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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“We take the time to explain what’s going on with each of our patients. That prompts them to ask questions, which means by the time we start a procedure, the patients understand what we’re doing, why and what to expect.”

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Caggiano Orthodontics

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aving worked as a biomedical engineer prior to becoming a dentist, David Caggiano, DMD, MS, is uniquely qualified to evaluate and leverage the latest advances in his field. “The technology behind braces is changing rapidly. These tools help me engineer customized treatment programs in the most efficient and comfortable way possible,” Dr. Caggiano says. “The difference between braces today and even just a few years ago is dramatic. Today’s high-tech orthodontists should be using self-ligating braces with body-heat-activated wires, goop-free impression computers 3D x-rays, computerized brace placement, and lasers, to name just a few of the advancements.” The benefits of this technology are faster and more accurate outcomes (read more beautiful smiles) requiring fewer patient appointments and more patient comfort. In addition to his technical skills, Dr. Caggiano takes pride in his patient-friendly office and the

“Engineering each smile should be personalized. It is important to achieve the best result in the most efficient and comfortable manner for each patient.”

DAVID CAGGIANO, DMD, MS AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING New Jersey Institute of Technology University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey General residency, Newark Beth Israel Hospital

positive, unsolicited Google reviews he consistently receives. “We take pride in the double meaning hinted at in our tagline: ‘You’ll love the way we make you smile.’ When done with your treatment, you will love your new smile, but we will also make you smile at each appointment along the way.”

Orthodontic residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES Braces for Children and Adults Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen (Premier Preferred Provider) Harmony Lingual Braces (Self-ligating Braces)

David Caggiano, DMD, MS CAGGIANO ORTHODONTICS 316 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-947-4458 www.MorrisCountyBraces.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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Carcara Orthodontics

S SALVATORE J. CARCARA DMD, MS, PC AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Fairleigh Dickinson University University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Residency, Hackensack University Medical Center SUNY at Buffalo, Graduate School of Oral Medicine

SERVICES

Complimentary Initial Consultation Orthodontics for Children and Adults Dentofacial Orthopedics Insignia™ Custom Braces Innovation C Clear braces Invisalign® Teen Invisalign® Lingual Braces

alvatore J. Carcara DMD, MS earns accolades year after year from both his peers and patients for the commitment and caring he brings to patient care. He takes a modern approach to orthodontic treatment utilizing the latest technology, including digital scanners, Invisalign®, and Insignia™ customized braces. By utilizing custom aligners and braces fabricated with digital scanners, Dr. Carcara transforms patients’ smiles with minimal discomfort, in less time and with fewer extractions. “I can’t stress enough the value of early intervention. Children should make an initial visit to the orthodontist at the age of seven,” Dr. Carcara says. “Early diagnosis allows me to implement a treatment plan that eliminates habits such as thumb-sucking and tongue thrust, and improves facial development and bite correction. Doing so can prevent extractions and improve speech.” Celebrating over fifteen years of practice in Bergen County, Dr.

“A modern approach to orthodontic treatment utilizing the latest technology.”

Carcara recently opened a second office in Allendale to serve patients who live in northwest Bergen County. He also expanded the Carcara Cash rewards program, in which patients earn points for taking care of their teeth that can be redeemed for prizes or donated to select charities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Speaks and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Thumb and Tongue Thrust Habit Therapy Digital X-rays and Digital Impressions

Salvatore J. Carcara DMD, MS, PC CARCARA ORTHODONTICS 70 West Allendale Avenue, Suite C, Allendale, NJ 07401 201-962-7447 381 Broadway, Suite 41, Westwood, NJ 07675 201-664-4443 www.CarcaraOrthodontics.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com

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or many, going to the dentist is a stressful experience, but Richard Champagne, DMD, MAGD of Champagne Smiles is trying to change that. Dr. Champagne and his staff deliver high-quality clinical care at their Monmouth County practice designed to promote relaxation. Unlike traditional dental practices, Champagne Smiles is modeled after a high-end home and furnished with plush couches, a beverage bar, big screen TVs and WiFi, while the examination rooms have dimmers, warm neck wraps, hand waxtherapy and headphones. Dr. Champagne knows delivering high-quality care goes beyond beverage bars and recliners. He makes a huge effort to connect with patients and deliver results that exceed expectations. “The personal interactions I have with my patients are so fulfilling. It’s great to see my patients really get excited about the result I’ve helped them achieve. When some of my patients first came to me, they would hide their smile. As I’ve continued to work with them to improve their teeth, I’ve

“We go above and beyond to give you the smile you’ve always wanted in a relaxing environment you won’t want to leave.”

also helped them to improve their confidence. That’s priceless.” To provide more specialized care, Dr. Champagne brought in dental specialists to perform procedures patients would generally need to be referred out to receive. “Several years ago, I brought on an anesthesiologist and a periodontal surgeon. Now we can provide nine of out of every 10 procedures right in my office,” explains Dr. Champagne. Patients who visit Champagne Smiles can rest assured they’re in good hands. Dr. Champagne is a “Master” in the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction that less than 1 percent of dentists receive. The award demonstrates Dr. Champagne’s long-term commitment to dental education and his desire to provide his patients with superior care.

RICHARD CHAMPAGNE, DMD, MAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry, General Dentistry Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry General practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Residency in Dental Implants at New York University and Brookdale Hospital Holds two U.S. patents for dental devices Teaches at Monmouth Medical Center, Section Chief for Sleep Disorder Breathing

SERVICES

Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry Implant Sedation Cosmetics Same Day Dentistry Cosmetic Bonding Invisible Braces Fastbraces® Teeth Whitening

Richard Champagne, DMD, MAGD CHAMPAGNE SMILES

Tooth Colored Fillings

480 Route 79, Morganville, NJ 07751 732-972-0918

Cosmetic Bonding

www.ChampagneSmiles.com

Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

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Dental Implants

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Inhalation, IV and Oral Conscious Sedation

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Dennis G. Coyle, DMD, FAGD, LLC

D DENNIS G. COYLE, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING

University of Notre Dame, B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, DMD Spear Education Graduate Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry Member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

SERVICES

Cosmetic Dentistry General and Preventive Dentistry Teeth Whitening

r. Coyle wants to change the way you feel about going to the dentist. “I think the best thing I’ve learned in my years of practicing dentistry is providing quality care in a manner that makes the patient comfortable.” Besides outstanding patient care, Dr. Coyle is known for his commitment to continuing education that benefit his patients. He has been selected as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor only 7% of dentists receive nationally. Patients of Dr. Coyle enjoy his well-trained staff, the majority of whom have been with the practice for many years. All staff members have been trained in the highest levels of advanced dental care, while keeping the patients’ comfort in mind. “Whether it’s a blanket or selecting your favorite TV program, or having an iPad to use, we will always remember the personal touch. Our practice is here to serve our patients.”

“As a doctor, I believe in continuous training. That’s the commitment I make to my patients. My obligation is to offer everyone the very best care.”

TMJ/Botox Therapy Occlusal Splints for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Porcelain Veneers and Crowns Root Canal Therapy Dental Implant Restorations Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliances Invisalign® Preferred Provider Six Month Smiles® Nitrous Oxide Sedation

DENNIS G. COYLE, DMD, FAGD, LLC 8 Shunpike Road, Madison, NJ 07940 973-966-6555 www.CoyleDentistry.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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Joseph F. DelPrete, DMD

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r. Joseph F. DelPrete graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. His dedication to dentistry was recognized by Tufts when he was awarded the Restorative Excellence Award and graduated the Valedictorian of his class. Following dental school Dr. DelPrete completed a residency program at Booth Memorial Medical Center in New York to further refine his skills in the dental arts. He then went on to practice in Midtown Manhattan and Central New Jersey before establishing his practice in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. For the past 18 years, Dr. DelPrete has focused his practice on the science and art of aesthetic dentistry. Both he and his staff are committed to providing outstanding service and a comfortable patient experience. That commitment to service extends to his emphasis on continuing education to keep his office in the forefront with cutting-edge technology, materials and advanced techniques. He has a caring staff, many of whom have been part of the practice for over a decade. They

“We really strive to give patients a different level of service at our practice.” JOSEPH F. DELPRETE, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

ensure appointments are kept on schedule and are happy to submit all insurance claims for patients as part of their exemplary service. While Dr. DelPrete and his staff perform all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. DelPrete is well known for the many beautiful smiles he has created with the use of porcelain veneers and implant dentistry. His passion to create beautiful smiles stems from his childhood experience in which his two front teeth were broken. “I remember how that affected me,” he says. “A beautiful smile opens countless opportunities and we are committed to keeping our patients smiling!”

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Tufts University Dental School – Valedictorian Fordham University, B.S. Residency, Booth Memorial Medical Center, Queens

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS The American Dental Association

The Academy of General Dentistry The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

SERVICES Veneers Implants Bonding Crowns and Bridges Root Canals Cosmetic Fillings Whitening Scaling and Root Planing Invisalign®

JOSEPH F. DELPRETE, DMD 964 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-891-1171 www.DrDelPrete.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Dental 2000

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LARRY KAPLAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University, Dental School, DDS

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Facial Esthetics Life Member of the American Dental Association Doctor of Conscious Sedation Passaic County Dental Society

SERVICES Pain-Free Dentistry Dental Implants, Bridges and Crowns Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

ain-free dentistry sounds too good to be true, but at Dental 2000, Dr. Larry Kaplan guarantees your visit will be painless—or it’s free. “Before I became a dentist—before I went to NYU dental school—I sat down and thought about why I wanted to be a dentist, what I could contribute to the field. I thought, people hate the dentist because we hurt them, and that’s when my mission was commited to providing pain-free dentistry,” says Dr. Kaplan. With more than 40 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Kaplan provides more than just comfortable care. “My purpose was to have a healthy mouth and healthy body and was based on four principles: to get teeth functioning so that you can enjoy food, to make sure your teeth are comfortable —not sensitive to temperature or joint pain—to enhance your selfesteem through cosmetic dentistry and to give your teeth longevity so they last a lifetime,” he explains. By delivering on these four principls, Dr. Kaplan truly impacts his

“We offer meticulous, uncompromising service but with love, joy and compassion.” patients’ health and quality of life. What patients love most about the Dental 2000 office is its warm, caring atmosphere. Dr. Kaplan has developed a culture of service with all of his employees. Everyone is equally committed to providing compassionate, customer-oriented care. The office offers evening and weekend hours, treatments in its candlelight “dental spa” and daily fresh-baked cookies. With all of these perks, it’s not hard to believe that when Dr. Kaplan surveyed his patients on how to enhance patient experience, many didn’t want to go elsewhere for care from a specialist. After that, Dr. Kaplan brought the specialists to his office. Now, there’s a staff endodontist, periodontist, orthodontist and oral surgeon—all of whom practice under the same pain-free promise.

Invisalign®/Orthodontics Same Day Dental Emergency Treatments Porcelain Veneers Periodontal Therapy

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Larry Kaplan, DDS DENTAL 2000

Root Canal Therapy

360 Route 46 East, Totowa, NJ 07512 973-339-7122

Candlelight Spa Dentistry

www.Dental2000NJ.com

Sedation Dentistry Facial Cosmetics

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Cosmetic Cleaning

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Denville Dentist

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n practice for 39 years, this father-son team of dentists, Dr. Adam and Hal Kimowitz, are known for their patient-centric approach to dentistry. “We pride ourselves on building a level of trust and connection with our patients. With each type of treatment provided from Complex Full-Mouth Implant dentistry to family dentistry, it’s a much more concierge-level of service we offer to our patients,” says Dr. Adam Kimowitz. The two dentists are known for their complex, full mouth rehabilitation work. Using their inhouse CEREC lab, they can digitally take impressions and print a 3D crown or veneer on site for a patient the same day. Additionally, most specialty treatments such as implant surgery, gum surgery and root canals are provided in one office by both doctors, eliminating the need for multiple visits to other offices. Both doctors have done extensive, post-doctorate training in implant dentistry and are Morris and Essex County’s exclusive provider of HYBRIDGE Dental Implants,

“We work well with our patients because we care about them and their needs. We show real accountability with our work too, we stand behind every procedure we do.”

75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 205 Denville, NJ 07834

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EDUCATION + TRAINING

Dr. Hal Kimowitz Rutgers University Phi Beta Kappa Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Misch Institute of Implant Dentistry Residency, General Practice at Newark Beth Israel Post-Graduate GP Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantology Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantology Dr. Adam Kimowitz Brandeis University B.S., Economics Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Post Graduate Program for Implant Dentistry MaxiCourse Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry Fellow, International College of Oral Implantology Lecturer, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine President Elect, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association

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973-627-3363 View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

an advanced implant technology. “HYBRIDGE addresses primary dental issues and provides longlasting implant options, from a single tooth to a full-mouth restoration,” explains Dr. Adam Kimowitz. “A typical process takes place in our location, and in far less time than conventional methods.” Both doctors are also passionate about education and staying upto-date on the latest technologies in implant dentistry. Dr. Adam and Hal Kimowitz run monthly Dental Implant education seminars for patients to help them better understand their dental options.

Hal Kimowitz, DMD, FAGD Adam Kimowitz, DMD DENVILLE DENTIST

www.DenvilleDentist.com

HAL KIMOWITZ, DMD, FAGD ADAM KIMOWITZ, DMD

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HYBRIDGE Dental Implants Single Tooth Replacement Replacing Multiple Teeth Full Arch Replacement Denture Stabilization with Implants Bone Grafting

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Gentle Dental of Clark Inc. “Our mission is to help you obtain a beautiful smile, which is affordable, painless and time sensitive in a gentle manner that sets us apart and above others.”

D NAVIN BOGGAVARAPU, DDS, MAGD, CCSR AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery: 1994, DDS Two year residency at Montefiore Hospital, 1994-1996 Chief Resident at Montefiore Hospital, 1995-1996

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry, 2000 Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry, 2003 Life Long Service Recognition of Work from the Academy of General Dentistry, 2009 American Dental Association

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General Dentistry Bridges Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns Dentures Endodontics Implants Nervous Patients Oral and Dental Surgery Orthodontics Patient Comfort Periodontal Services Preventive Services Restorative Services TMJ/Headaches

r. Navin Boggavarapu, otherwise known to her patients as Dr. Bogg, has been in practice for 20 years and recently opened up her newest office in Clark, NJ. To Dr. Bogg, dentistry isn’t just a job, it’s her lifelong passion. Dr. Bogg wants her patients to feel extremely comfortable at all times. She offers a variety of services for patients to help them relax. She has equipped her office with noisereduction headphones, TVs in every room, heating pads on the chairs, “laughing gas” and medication if necessary to reduce the anxiety and make the dental visit as pleasant as possible. “We want them to be comfortable.” She adds, “I try to explain everything to them up front. I also make sure they know they are in control no matter what.” Besides patient experience, Dr. Bogg strongly believes in charity work and helping others. She works with various dental and non-dental charitable organizations. She is active with the

ADA Give Kids a Smile, Kiva, Uplift a Child and the 4H. She and her staff visit local schools during Dental Health Month (February) to teach kids the importance of oral and dental hygiene. She also provides dental services to children who can’t always afford it. In addition, she served on the NJAGD as several chairs and as president and currently serves on the PACE council for the Academy of General Dentistry and serves on the board of Uplift a Child, an organization that sends underprivileged children to schools in India. Dr. Bogg is constantly taking continuing-education courses to make sure she stays up to date on new discoveries. She also has lectured at NJDA conventions, AGD Master Track courses and at several residency programs. Due to her continued learning, she received the Fellowship & Mastership and the coveted Life Long Service Recognition of Work (LLSR) award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2000, 2003 and 2009.

Navin Boggavarapu, DDS, MAGD, CCSR GENTLE DENTAL OF CLARK, INC. 1119 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066 | 848-467-4671 221 Chestnut Street, Roselle, NJ 07203 | 908-245-1615 www.DrBogg.com www.facebook.com/drbogg View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

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echnologies in the dentistry field are changing every year, making procedures more comfortable and effective than ever. But what good is the latest advancement if your dentist isn’t using it? Dr. Louis Theodorou believes that staying up to date with technology allows him to offer the best in patient care. He completes more than 100 hours of continuing-education classes each year to stay current on emerging technologies. “The way I practice dentistry today is different than it was five years ago, and really different than it was 10 years ago,” he says. Say a patient needs a bit of gum removed. A laser is the most effective way to remove it—but not all dentists are doing laser dentistry. “Something like laser dentistry is really useful because it’s more precise. You need less anesthesia. There are no stitches and there’s

“I believe in staying cutting-edge on the latest technologies for my patients, so I can offer them the highest quality of care available.” much less healing time,” he says. Another example of Dr. Theodorou integrating new technologies into his practice lay in his bridge and crown work. Recently, Dr. Theodorou began offering zirconium crowns, which are both beautiful and strong. Unlike their metal-based counterparts, zirconium crowns look more lifelike and offer a high quality of wear over their lifetime. A full-service practice, Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers everything from annual cleanings to full-mouth restorations and tooth whitening.

Louis Theodorou, DMD, FAGD GLEN RIDGE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY 89 Glen Ridge Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 973-743-6092 www.GlenRidgeDentist.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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LOUIS THEODOROU, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University, B.A. UMDNJ, Doctor of Dental Medicine Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (2006)

SERVICES Nitrous Oxide Sedation Periodontics Oral Surgery Endodontics Pediatric Dentistry TMJ Disorder Digital X-Ray Technology Intraoral Cameras Technology Laser Cavity Detection Extreme Smile Makeover Porcelain Laminate Veneers Invisalign® Zoom® - Teeth Whitening Implant Restorations Porcelain Crowns Dental Bridges Composite Fillings Dental Bonding Laser Gum Treatment and Laser Surgery

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MICHAEL GRUBER, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING

University of Maryland—BS Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry—Doctor of Medical Dentistry OKU General Practice Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital Fellowship of American College of Dentists Fellowship of Academy of General Dentistry

SERVICES

Cosmetic Dentistry and Esthetic Restorations General (Restorative) Dentistry Endodontics Periodontics Pediatric Dentistry Implant Dentistry Dentures/Overdentures Oral Surgery Invisalign® TMJ/Heachaches Tooth Whitening Sports Mouthguards Conscious “Enteral” Sedation VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening Spectra Doppler Cavity Detection

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n just over 30 years, Dr. Michael Gruber has built one of New Jersey’s most successful and well-respected dental practices, but he refuses to take all of the credit for his success. “I have an amazing team of professionals” he says. “They are the ones who allow us to offer uncompromising care to our patient’s every single day.” A nationally recognized leader in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gruber utilizes cutting-edge technology such as digital x-rays, cone beam computed tomography (3-D Cat scans), lasers, cosmetic imaging for before-and-after smiles, shade scanners to customize tooth color, diagnostic intra-oral video cameras, Doppler cavity screening, and 3-D digital impressions, scanning for perfect-fitting same-day crowns and onlays. Dr. Gruber works alongside two other full-time dentists, Dr. Michela Russo and Dr. Daniel Cohen. Having three full-time dentists on staff allows Gruber Dental to offer an extensive range of dental services, including porcelain crowns and veneers, implants, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, bleaching and Invisalign orthodontics for the entire family. Dr. Gruber is also certified in the administration of Botox and Juvederm hyaluronic

“The success of our practice and what really distinguishes us is that we have such an amazing team. Each member of our staff is so committed to giving our patients the very best in care.” cosmetic dental fillers. Earning prestigious Fellowships with the American College of Dentists as well as the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Gruber is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He’s also an attending at Morristown Medical Center, teaching cosmetic and implant dentistry. In 2013, Dr. Gruber founded the Children’s Dental Center at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, and also has organized a team of volunteer New Jersey dentists to offer free dental care to Newark’s youth. “It’s something I’m very proud of,” he says, adding, “ and it’s really becoming a prototype for similar programs like it throughout the country.”

Michael Gruber, DMD, FAGD GRUBER DENTAL 362 Parsippany Road, A4 Parsippany, NJ 07054 | 973-428-1515 www.GruberDental.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

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High Tech Family Dentistry “High-tech family and cosmetic dentistry.”

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r. Arthur Scheiner is proud to announce the celebration of the office’s 20th anniversary of treating patients in Westfield and the surrounding communities. Along with his associate Dr. Suzanne Lorino and the rest of his dedicated, professional dental staff, they aim to provide their patients with the highest quality of family and cosmetic dentistry using the most advanced dental technologies available today. When it comes to running Dr. Scheiner’s office, patient satisfaction is the ultimate goal. He says the greatest part of his job is “seeing the smile on the [patients’] faces when they walk out with an amazing cosmetic result.” The centerpiece of the practice is the latest in dental technology. The CEREC machine integrates the use of a computer, a specialized dental video camera, and a threedimensional milling unit to make dental restorations (porcelain crowns and onlays) in minutes.

Unlike most other dental offices, which require multiple visits for these procedures, Dr. Scheiner can often perform these procedures in a single visit. Dr. Scheiner also utilizes an intraoral dental camera so patients can see for themselves why treatment might be necessary. “When patients visualize a problem and see it in front of them on a computer monitor, they want to become more involved in the decision-making process.” Dr. Scheiner also holds certificates from the Synergy Training Program for Dental Implants and from the Great Lakes Center for Training in Advanced Dental Technology.

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry Greater Westfield Dental Study Club CEREC Dentists of America

SERVICES Implants Cosmetics Porcelain Veneers Porcelain Onlays Porcelain Crowns Root Canals

Arthur G. Scheiner, DMD HIGH TECH FAMILY DENTISTRY 330 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 908-789-3034 www.WestfieldDentist.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

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Kids Dental Kare “We treat our patients like they were our own children.”

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JAY FELSENSTEIN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Eastman Dental Center

SERVICES Infant Dental Care Healthy Checkups and Maintenance Primary Teeth Evaluation Dental Emergencies Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Pulp Therapy Prevention Therapies Adolescent Dentistry

ids Dental Kare, owned by Dr. Jay Felsenstein, is an all-encompassing practice designed to offer the most comprehensive care available for children and adolescents. The team members go above and beyond to make sure patients actually enjoy their visit to the dentist. How do they do it? Keeping dental visit jitters at bay starts before patients even come to the office. The practice provides new patient coloring sheets on their website that aim to familiarize children with oral hygiene. During appointments, the fun continues. “We blow up balloon animals, have a really good prize drawer and host a no-cavity contest every month,” says Dr. Jay, who he’s referred to as with the children he’s treated for the past 31 years. “These types of incentives not only make coming to the office more fun and relaxing, but they also really help with preventive efforts to keep kids’ teeth healthy.” “I speak to kids at their level and explain everything going on during the appointment so that it makes the visit a little more comfortable.

To me, the most rewarding thing about being a pediatric dentist is taking a child who is very frightened, upset and nervous and helping them through the process and having them come out at the end being a great, happy patient who is not afraid to come back.” As a parent himself, Dr. Jay feels it is important to educate parents so they can fully understand their child’s oral hygiene. Kids Dental Kare utilizes digital x-rays, “which are not only safer for children because they give off less radiation, but also make it easier to show and explain to parents what’s happening in their child’s mouth,” Dr. Jay explains. “I always aim to make parents comfortable and treat our patients like they are our own children.”

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Kevin D. Marshall, DMD “Dedicated to dental perfection and comfort in a professional and relaxed setting.”

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evin D. Marshall, DMD, has been serving three generations of families as their general practitioner for three decades—and he wouldn’t want to have it any other way. He is proficient and enjoys providing dental care to children, their parents and their grandparents. Overlooking the Ramapo Mountains, Dr. Marshall’s painfree dentistry utilizes the latest equipment such as intraoral cameras, oral cancer screenings and digital x-rays to improve dental diagnosis, delivery and comfort for everyone coming in for an appointment. “Appointments are personalized and respectful of people’s time,” says Dr. Marshall. “Our goal is to be a ‘no waiting’ office, so we don’t overbook to ensure that appointments stay on time and you will not feel rushed.” He helps all patients maximize benefits so dental care continues to stay affordable and believes in giving back to his community. Dr. Marshall

currently works with the not-forprofit organization Dental Lifeline Network, which donates dental services to those who can’t afford it. Dr. Marshall also strongly believes in educating his patient’s thoroughly, especially on the mouth-body connection such as how poor dental health has been linked to systemic disease. To ensure he provides them with the most upto-date information, he and his staff attend monthly programs to stay on top of the newly developed advancements in dentistry. A medical history including blood pressure screenings are part of all checkups. He prides himself that these screenings have discovered previously undiagnosed cases of hypertension and cardiac disease. Because of the knowledge he possesses, Dr. Marshall’s reputation earns him referrals from patients as well as other dental colleagues—and their trust in him is the ultimate endorsement of his skills and capabilities.

KEVIN D. MARSHALL, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry Residency, East Orange VA Medical Center Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

SERVICES Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns Bridges Dentures Endodontics Esthetic Restorations Extractions Implant Dentistry Invisalign® Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry Porcelain Veneers

KEVIN D. MARSHALL, DMD 9 Post Road, Suite M5, Oakland, NJ 07436 201-644-0857 www.KevinDMarshallDMD.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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SUNITA MERRIMAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University, College of Dentistry 1994, New York, NY Postgraduate training, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Dental Association American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine American Academy of Dental Practice Administration American Association of Women Dentists New Jersey Dental Association Union County Dental Association Dawson Alumni Association

SERVICES General and Cosmetic Dentistry Implant Dentistry

any people think of oral health as just one facet of their overall health, but that’s hardly the case. Whether you realize it or not, your oral health impacts your entire body, such as gastric issues, inflammation, cardiovascular issues and even the quality of your sleep. “Our practice is all about improving the lives of our patients through integrative care,” says Dr. Sunita Merriman. “We recognize that the mouth and head and neck area is an extremely important part of our clients’ overall health.” Dr. Merriman considers herself to be an integral part of your healthcare team. She approaches each new patient with the knowledge that their oral health is closely linked to their systemic health. “I ask, Do you exercise? What is your stress level? When is the last time you saw your primary care physician? Do you snore? Are you tired during the day? This is conjunction with a thorough examination of your head and neck region, your mouth, teeth and gums. “I deeply believe in the mind, body and soul connection, but I also respect evidence based treatment,

“As a critical part of your healthcare team, we work to create a partnership and dialogue between all of your healthcare providers so you are guaranteed not only a beautiful smile but also optimal health and well-being.” the importance of a clear diagnosis and delivery of care with the latest advances in technology and materials. Most recently, she’s focused her training on treating sleep apnea. About 18 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)—a medical condition with a possible dental solution. “If left untreated, it can have serious to fatal consequences,” she says, adding that people with sleep apnea are more likely to exhibit excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired cognition, mood disorders, insomnia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease and/or history of a stroke.

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229 Charles Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 908-389-0222 www.DoctorMerriman.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Mona Lisa Dental

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ith 25 years of experience, Dr. Rajashree S. Karandikar assures you will get outstanding and painless dental care. Having opened her Mona Lisa Dental practice one year ago, patients have experienced a stateof-the-art facility in a comforting atmosphere. “What makes our practice unique is the ambiance,” says Dr. Karandikar. “At Mona Lisa Dental, you are ensured of pain-free dental treatment where the ambiance is relaxing and calming, and patients are treated with care and compassion.” With an open-floor plan, patients are able to look out the windows at the beautiful landscape instead of staring at a wall while being treated by Dr. Karandikar. Patients are also always greeted with a warm welcome by the Mona Lisa Dental staff members and an office policy ensures your appointment will be on-time and prompt. At Mona Lisa Dental, not only do patients enjoy a stress-free experience, they also receive thorough explanations on all procedures from Dr. Karandikar. By taking continuing-education courses,

“We will accommodate all financial situations. What matters is our patients getting the best of dental care.” she is up-to-date on all of the latest dentistry techniques, allowing her to keep all patients well informed. “It is extremely fulfilling when patients are treated with perfectionism and they leave our office with a sense of well being,” says Dr. Karandikar. Dr. Karandikar graduated from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine and specializes in both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. She is able to provide her patients with an extensive list of services, including teeth whitening, oral cancer screenings, root canal therapy and more. “Being able to change someone’s life with cosmetic dentistry, restoring implants and Invisalign is extremely rewarding.”

RAJASHREE S. KARANDIKAR, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, NY

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

SERVICES Restorative Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers Pediatric Dentistry Zoom!® Teeth Whitening VELscope ® Oral Cancer Screenings Implant Crown and Restorations Root Canal Therapy Crowns and Bridges Snore Appliance Bruxism Appliance

Rajashree S. Karandikar, DDS MONA LISA DENTAL 751 Route 206 North, Suite 111 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 | 908-829-5055 www.MonaLisaDentalNJ.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Somerset SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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FREDRIC A. LUBIT, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Endodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Columbia University – Dental School and Residency Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS)

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f you need a root canal or other endodontic treatment, call Dr. Fredric A. Lubit at North Jersey Endodontics. In addition to being named a New Jersey Top Dentist, he was also voted one of the “Best Dentists in America” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Lubit graduated from and completed his endodontic training at Columbia University, where he taught for several years before devoting himself full-time to North Jersey Endodontics. More importantly, he provides an oldfashioned style of patient service in a compassionate and ethical manner while utilizing cutting-edge technology. “This is a relatively small office, so you don’t see a different doctor every time you come in,” Dr. Lubit says. “I personally do the vast majority of the procedures.” Both of Dr. Lubit’s experienced endodontic associates, Dr. Eileen Hansen and Dr. Paul Langer, do their utmost to continue the gentle caring approach that Dr. Lubit has brought

“We go out of our way to help patients relax and perform procedures in the most painless and calming manner possible.” to North Jersey Endodontics. Root-canals might be a common dental procedure, but it’s also a complex treatment that can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for dental implants, bridges or dentures in the future. Choosing a specialist like Dr. Lubit, who performs thousands of these procedures each year, means you will get the very best care and have the best, long-term outlook for the health of your tooth. Dr. Lubit’s website explains what to expect before, during and after root canal treatment. He also guides patients on how to care for the treated area so it heals properly. Prospective patients will be happy to know that the practice has two locations and participates with a large number of insurance companies.

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1292 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 11 Kiel Avenue, Kinnelon, NJ 07405 | 973-633-1155 www.NorthJerseyRootCanals.com www.DrLubit.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic, Morris SPECIALTY: Endodontics

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River Edge Family Dental

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entistry has advanced in ways we couldn’t have imagined even a few years ago. The advent of new technologies and the growing body of research that ties our overall health to our dental health makes choosing the right dentist more important than ever. Dr. Marlen Martirossian has dedicated himself to this growing field called “comprehensive”, or “neuromuscular” dentistry. “We treat the whole person, not just their teeth. This allows our patients the convenience of visiting one office versus multiple specialists and the assurance of knowing their care is integrated towards one goal – their overall health,” says Dr. Martirossian. “We look at the gums and muscles of the jaw, which can play a profound role in stress and pain associated with bad oral function. But we also take into account other factors such as fears, concerns, hopes and dreams to create a treatment plan together with our patients.” Combining this comprehensive

“Exciting advances in dentistry are helping our patients achieve their very best overall health.” approach with his advanced cosmetic training allows Dr. Martirossian to transform smiles with an artistic eye. He understands how much a great smile can improve one’s life socially, emotionally and professionally and strives to fulfill his mission of “Creating Smiles Every Day.” Dr. Martirossian is often described as “masterful” and “the best” by his patients who appreciate his friendly, approachable style of dentistry. This is the sixth year in a row that the Consumer Research Council of America has rated Dr. Martirossian a “Top Dentist,” and he is recognized as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Association of Comprehensive Esthetics.

MARLEN MARTIROSSIAN, DDS RIVER EDGE FAMILY DENTAL 130 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, NJ 07661 201-343-4044 www.RiverEdgeDental.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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MARLEN MARTIROSSIAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Hunter College New York University New York University College of Dentistry Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Dental Association American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Internal Congress of Oral Implantologists NJ Top Dentist 2008-2014

SERVICES Restorative / Neuromuscular Dentistry Dental Implants New You Dentures® Bridges, Crowns Headache/TMJ Treatment Cosmetic Dentistry Lumineers® Invisalign® Teeth Whitening Veneers Inlays/Onlays Bonding Snoring Appliances Fillings Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Needle-less Anesthesia Dental Health Advanced Technology

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ROBERT S. ROSENFELD, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

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Cornell University, B.A, Cum Laude Northwestern University, DDS Long Island Jewish Hospital, General Practice Residency Completed chief residency during his second year

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS American Dental Association American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry International Team for Implantology New Jersey Dental Association Bergen County Dental Society The Academy of Comprehensive Dental Studies

SERVICES Restorative Dentistry Tooth-Colored Restorations Cosmetic Dentistry Snap-On Smiles Fixed Bridges Dental Implant Restorations Full Mouth Reconstruction Gum Disease Therapy Porcelain Veneers Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Bonding TMJ Therapy Root Canals, Dentures, Partials

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o it once, do it right” is the watchword for Dr. Robert Rosenfeld’s office, the Rosenfeld Dental Studio. By paying close attention to his patients’ needs and wants, his office embodies this saying and strives to deliver the highest-quality treatment. “Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” says the doctor. Dr. Rosenfeld treats patients of all ages, emphasizing prevention but also offering a broad range of services to restore health, function, and beauty. Dr. Rosenfeld prefers to concentrate on the procedures at which he excels: restorative, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. By accentuating crowns, bridgework and “advanced” aesthetic restoration of implants, he is able to change peoples’ lives by creating healthy smiles. “I believe outstanding attention to detail, superb listening skills and a modern but warm and comfortable atmosphere are what make us unique,” says Dr. Rosenfeld. In order to educate his patients, Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff use an intraoral video camera, which

“We don’t rest when a patient says ‘that feels ok.’ We work until the patient says ‘that feels perfect.’ ” shows patients the condition of their teeth before and after a procedure. He also documents his work with digital photography, which enhances communication with the laboratory and enables him to provide more aesthetic outcomes. His commitment to raising his treatment to the next level is evidenced by Dr. Rosenfeld’s continuing education. In addition to his 30 years of clinical experience, he has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate training and participates in a number of dental study clubs. Dr. Rosenfeld also lectures to dentists on a number of topics in restorative dentistry. “I love when a patient appreciates our dedication to perfection,” says Dr. Rosenfeld. “It is most fulfilling when we are able to make a difference in the lives of our patients.”

Robert S. Rosenfeld, DDS ROSENFELD DENTAL STUDIO 197 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 201-666-8080 www.RosenfeldDentalStudio.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Charanjit K. Sandhu, DDS “It’s easy to make someone smile, but it requires passion and hard work to create a smile and change someone’s life.”

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or more than 23 years, patients have been going to Dr. Charanjit K. Sandhu’s two “one-stop” offices because of her continuous desire to learn the latest innovations in dentistry while helping patients achieve their dental goals and improve their over-all life. Since graduating from New York University’s Dental School in 1991, Dr. Sandhu has relentlessly kept herself in-the-know of the newest technology in dentistry. She has received numerous certifications for dentistry including Invisalign, implants, Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, Oral Appliance Therapy and Epigenetics DNA Appliance. Dr. Sandhu’s two offices, A P S Dental Center in Linden and Bethany Dental Care in Hazlet, are equipped with the latest technology, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, PAN- CEPH equipment and VELscope for cancer screenings. Additionally, she offers her

patients an array of services such as general and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry, endodontics, Sleep Apnea and more. Now, Dr. Sandhu is dedicated to expanding her knowledge in sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep disorders that interrupts breathing and shorten life span. She has attended various seminars to make sure she provides her patients with the most up-to-date information. Since Dr. Sandhu’s patients are her number-one priority, she makes sure she can provide them with the utmost care and make trips to the dentist as carefree as possible. Because of her eclectic practice, Dr. Sandhu has assured patients that they will not have to travel far to get the dental care they need. “I have had the same patients for almost 23 years when they were kids, and now they’re grown up and my practice basically thrives on patient referrals,” she says.

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate: Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab: 1974 Masters of Science, Meerut University, Meerut, India: 1977 Dental School: New York University: 1991 Orthodontics: United States Dental Institute: 2001 Invisalign Certifications I and II: 2002 Dental Implants: Mini Residency, Smile USA Center for Reconstructive Dentistry: 2005 Dental Implants: Aspun Dental Implant Research & Education Center Certificate: 2008 Enteral Conscious Sedation: Nitrous Oxide: UMDNJ: 2011 Associate Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry: 2012

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Charanjit K. Sandhu, DDS A P S DENTAL CENTER, INC. 24 West Price Street, Linden, NJ 07036  | 908-925-3535

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1 Bethany Road, Building 1 Suite 18, Hazlet, NJ 07730 732-203-0405 www.DrSandhuDDS.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry, General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

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Jay S. Schuster, DDS “I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was five. Growing up in the country, my father’s best friend was a dentist and ever since I was a kid I’d help him out in his office. It was what I always wanted to do.”

JAY S. SCHUSTER, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry and General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Maryland, BS N.Y.U. College of Dentistry, DDS Residency in Cosmetic Dentistry at NYU

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS New Jersey Dental Association Laser Accredited Standard Proficiency Member of the American Dental Association General Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Member of the Academy of General Dentistry Angie’s List Super Service Awards

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fter eight extensive months of renovating the former historic Red Cross building in Morristown, Metro Dental Associates has opened their doors to a modern, high-tech dental office where patients receive award-winning care. The new office allows Dr. Schuster to make patients more comfortable than ever with heated massage chairs, iPad stations in the waiting room and programmable music options that you control. What he loves best about the updated space is the amount of technology it’s allowed him to incorporate. “Modern technology has made today’s dentistry so much better.” For example, Dr. Schuster is now able to utilize an E4D CAD/ CAM device that creates same-day crowns, onlays and veneers for patients. “That means fewer visits and less time in temporaries,” he

says. He also uses a new, all-digital x-ray machine that emits minimal radiation, and VELscope provides the most advanced oral cancer screening in the industry. Dr. Schuster offers comprehensive general dentistry, but he especially loves doing cosmetic and restorative dentistry work. “To see the difference you can make in a patient’s life is so rewarding,” he explains. “Recently we had a young girl, and her father was unsure about the possibility of a smile makeover for her. But when he saw the finished product, he started to cry and said, ‘That’s the first time I’ve ever seen my daughter smile.’ That felt really good.” When he’s not busy running Metro Dental Associates, Dr. Schuster likes to spend time with his wife and two young boys. The family loves outdoor adventures, including surfing, skiing, biking and playing tennis.

JAY S. SCHUSTER, DDS METRO DENTAL ASSOCIATES 29 Elm St., Morristown, NJ 07960 | 973- 538-2563 www.MetroDentalAssociates.com View Full Profile at: www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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“I get a real joy from doing something right. I especially enjoy working through complex dental problems. There’s a real sense of accomplishment when you’ve helped someone.”

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hile Dr. Jin believes in integrating all of the best technology, he strives to maintain a traditional feel within his office. A certified trainer in several restorative techniques, his equipment is all state-of-the-art. He even coaches other dentists on how to perform complex and restorative work. Dr. Jin runs a 100 percent referral-based practice, which means he relies on patients relaying admirations of his work to their family and friends. “We know everybody in the practice; it’s not like those big offices where you’re just a number,” says Dr. Jin. David Jin, DDS A BEAUTIFUL SMILE DENTISTRY 1315 Anderson Avenue, A Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-224-4400 www.ABeautifulSmileDentistry.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General and Cosmetic Dentistry

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r. Alan M. Burton provides exceptional individualized cosmetic, orthodontic and family dental services. With the help of his experienced, well-educated staff, Dr. Burton is able to cater to each patient’s need. “Our office puts a great deal of emphasis on the highest standard of care and excellent cosmetic results,” explains Dr. Burton. “I personally make sure every patient is happy with their dental work.” To guarantee his patients’ satisfaction, Dr. Burton utilizes tools to demonstrate how a crown, veneer or inlay will look after a procedure is performed. His impeccable work and attention to detail are what’s allowed him to exceed patients’ expectations for over 25 years.

2035 Hamburg Turnpike Suite B Wayne, NJ 07470 | 973-839-8000 www.DrAlanBurton.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University, DDS Residency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland Served in four duty locations in the United States Navy Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Member, American Dental Implant Association Instructor, Academy of General Dentistry

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ALAN M. BURTON, DMD

“Our office provides a high quality of care and uses the latest technology to give our patients a positive experience.”

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AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Washington and Lee University Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School

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SIDNEY CHONOWSKI, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING The Pratt Institute University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1978 General Practice Residency in General Dentistry at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

SERVICES Deep Bleaching Hygiene/Periodontal Health Perio Protect Method Bonding/White Fillings Bridges and Crowns Teeth Whitening ZOOM!® Whitening Veneers Dental Implants Snoring and Sleep Apnea Invisalign® Root Canal (Endodontics)

MATTHEW KAYNE, DMD STEVEN TUCKMAN, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Kayne Dental School, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Tuckman Dental School, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

SERVICES Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Restorative Dentistry Oral Surgery Dentures Crowns and Bridges Implants Cosmetic Dentistry, Whitening and Veneers

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Sidney Chonowski, DMD, FAGD “We offer high quality, friendly service in a gentle, caring atmosphere.”

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s a long-time family practice, Dr. Sidney Chonowski makes sure he offers patients and their families the highest caliber of dentistry available. He has served more than four generations of families and outfits his office with the newest technology such as digital x-rays and dental lasers. Besides providing cutting-edge equipment, Dr. Chonowski is involved in a practice-based research network that’s part of a National Institute of Health project and teaches in the general practice residency program at Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Chonowski will work with you to make sure your benefits are utilized properly.

Sidney Chonowski, DMD, FAGD 66 Maple Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 | 973-538-1100 www.MorristownDentist.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Clifton Dental Associates

“It’s so important to be able to communicate with patients and explain what their options are—and to give them options. Our goal is to build a practice where patients receive high-quality, trustworthy care.”

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rs. Matthew Kayne and Steven Tuckman pride themselves on providing comprehensive patient care. A new patient exam lasts an hour and checks for conditions such as periodontal disease, oral cancer and TMJ. The practice also offers a new single-tooth anesthetic and an intraoral camera, which shows patients images from inside their mouth. Matthew Kayne, DMD & Dr. Steven Tuckman, DMD CLIFTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES 1005 Clifton Avenue, Suite 206, Clifton, NJ 07013 973-779-1000 www.CliftonDental.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey “We make smiles happen.”

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r. Anthony Vocaturo and Dr. Donald Lapine offer a full-service cosmetic and restorative dental practice in a stress-free environment. Serving patients of all ages, they use cutting-edge technology such as Invisalign and laser dentistry. “Our commitment to excellence through education and dental product companies keeps us up on the latest and greatest in the profession,” they say. Dr. Vocaturo and Dr. Lapine have performed cosmetic services on Dancing with the Stars participant Carson Kressley as well as Alyssa Campanella, 2011 Miss USA winner. Both are dedicated to providing an exceptional service as well as making sure all patients feel welcome. Anthony J. Vocaturo & Donald P. Lapine COSMETIC AND WELLNESS CENTER OF NEW JERSEY 90 Avenue B, Bayonne, NJ 07002 | 201-918-3288 www.NJCosmeticDentist.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Hudson SPECIALTY: General Practice – Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

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Dynamic Dental Arts

“I try to work with all of my patients to alleviate their fears. I find if I take the time to talk to them about the procedure before we get started, they’re not fearful by the end.”

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r. Lori Vanderwende-Bleeker built her practice around providing comfortable, trustworthy care in a stress-free environment. “The thing that really sets us apart,” she says, “is that we spend a lot of time with every patient, describing each procedure from beginning to end.” Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker offers many of the latest dental technologies, including sameday crowns and OralID oral cancer screenings. Growing up in Wayne, Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker enjoys giving back to the community and regularly does free dental work for those who cannot afford it. Lori Vanderwende-Bleeker, DMD, PA DYNAMIC DENTAL ARTS Dynamic Dental Arts, 504 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 204 Wayne, NJ 07470 | 973-595-8700 www.DynamicDentalArt.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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ANTHONY J. VOCATURO & DONALD P. LAPINE AREA OF PRACTICE General Practice – Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Dr. Vocaturo: NYU School of Dentistry Accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Lapine: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

SERVICES Extreme Smile Makeover Bonding and Veneers Laser Dentistry Tooth Whitening Invisalign® Dental Implants Crowns Dentures Tooth Colored Fillings TMJ Treatments Preventative Exams and Cleaning

LORI VANDERWENDEBLEEKER, DMD, PA AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING UMDMJ, DMD Member of Gamma Pi Delta

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS The Leading Physicians of the World/ Doctors of Excellence recognized by the International Association of Dentists America’s Top Dentist by the Consumer Research Council of America NJ Top Dentists 2011-2015 Dental Lifeline - Donated Dental Services for the Needy New Jersey Dental Association American Dental Association

SERVICES Bonding/White Fillings Bridges, Crowns, Cerec Crowns, Veneers Hygiene/Periodontal health Zoom!® Whitening Dental Implants

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ROSALIE NGUYEN, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – DMD General Practice Residency at St. Joe’s Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital Diplomat of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2005) Member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

SERVICES

Pediatric Dentistry General Dentistry for Developmentally Disabled Sedation Dentistry

MICHAEL MIGDAL & ANDREW SPECTOR AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Dr. Andrew Spector University of Pennsylvania, DMD Two-year post-doc programs in full mouth restorations and surgical restorative implantology Dr. Michael Migdal University of Pennyslvania, DMD Residency, Lutheran Medical Center Two-year post-doc program in implant dentistry

SERVICES

Implants-Minimally Invasive Invisalign® 2-visit Smile Makeovers CAD/CAM Tooth Restorations Teeth Whitening Options Metal Free Dentistry Laser Gum Care Sleep Dentistry

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Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry

“I feel that every child should be able to be treated regardless of his or her ability to sit through a traditional dentist’s exam. Too often I have parents tell me that they can’t find a dentist that will give this type of care.”

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he best way to set up a lifetime of good oral health for a child is to make sure their first few trips to the dentist are as painless and stress-free as possible. That’s why Dr. Rosalie Nguyen meets all of her new patients in a consultation room. During the consultation, Dr. Nguyen assesses what kind of treatment options might be right for your child. As a mom of three, Dr. Nguyen has a real knack for figuring out which patients need a little extra TLC. She’s also adept at treating children with special needs and developmentally disabled adults. Rosalie Nguyen, DMD EDGEWATER PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 725 River Road, Suite 204A, Edgewater, NJ 07020 201-313-5437 www.EdgewaterPediatricDentistry.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: Pediatric Dentistry

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Gentle Dentistry

“The reactions we get from our patients when they realize how efficient and simplified even a complex treatment can be are one of the best things about what we do.”

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or the last 24 years, Drs. Michael Migdal and Andrew Spector have been at the forefront of dental technology. They have taught over 2000 dentists the latest techniques in implant and digital dental care. Their approach has been featured in the New York Times and the Star Ledger and on NBC, ABC, CBS and News 12. Gentle Dentistry is a full-service office, offering all your care under the roof of their state-of-the-art-facility as well as a Certified Hybridge implant provider, a technique that allows the implant dentist to restore an entire set of permanent teeth in three to 16 weeks. They’re one of 30 designated centers in the country to provide such care. “It’s the highest level of what implant dentistry can offer,” says Dr. Spector. Michael Migdal & Andrew Spector GENTLE DENTISTRY 173 Terrace Street, Haworth, NJ 07641 | 201-384-1611 www.Bergenhybridge.com, www.GentleDentistry.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

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Michael Liberto, DDS

MICHAEL LIBERTO, DDS

“We are passionate about what we do and consistently provide predictable, successful treatments. We are on top of our game and our patient testimonials continue to reflect that.”

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1120 Springfield Avenue, Mountainside, NJ 07092 908-232-2242 www.DrMichaelLiberto.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union SPECIALTY: General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

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“I make a commitment to always have the most cutting-edge dental technologies in my office, because that’s just who I am. I think my patients desire the best dentistry has to offer.”

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f you want to be treated in one of the most state-of-theart dental offices in the country, schedule an appointment at Dr. Fred A. Puccio’s new office in Wyckoff. The entire space was specifically designed to offer the best dental technologies, such as Dental Lasers, CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry, and of course Cone Beam 3D Scanning. “We’re very, very proud of the new space. It came out beautifully,” says Dr. Puccio. He still sees patients at his first practice in Garfield, where they can expect the kind, exceptional care from a doctor with more than 20 years of experience.

243 Morse Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 | 201-485-8847 www.MidlandFamilyDental.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

General Dentistry General Dentistry - Cosmetic Services

Rutgers University Howard University, College of Dentistry Memorial Sloan Kettering Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ

Midland Family Dental Care, PA

Fred A. Puccio, DDS MIDLAND FAMILY DENTAL CARE, PA

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EDUCATION + TRAINING

r. Michael Liberto credits the success of his practice to his strong morals and focus on providing quality patientcentric care. His use of the latest, proven technologies, including diagnostic equipment, digital x-rays and computerized cavity detection, contributes to providing top-notch care to his patients. These innovations allow Dr. Liberto and his talented team to better identify problems early on and provide the best treatment. A top priority for Dr. Liberto and his staff is to continue accommodating new and existing patients with extended office hours. They offer appointments on Saturdays and before and after work and school to assist busy families. MICHAEL LIBERTO, DDS

NJ Top Dentists

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Customized Cleanings and Exams 24-Hour Emergency Care Digital x-ray, Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Periodontal Treatment Dental Implants and Surgery Porcelain Veneers and Whitening Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns “Teeth in a Day” – Permanent Teeth Replacement in One Day Dentures, Implant Enhanced Dentures Painless Root Canal TMJ, Athletic, Night and Snore Guards Bite Evaluation

FRED A. PUCCIO, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University College of Dentistry Residency, VA Medical Center, East Orange, NJ

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS Bergen’s Top Dentist (201) HEALTH Magazine - 2013, 2014 NJ Top Dentists “Teaching Attending of the Year” “America’s Top Dentists”

SERVICES CEREC® Implants Veneers Root Canals Oral Surgery Periodontal Therapy Laser Dentistry Smile Makeovers Invisalign® Preferred Provider

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IRA GOLDBERG, DDS, FAGD, MICOI AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Connecticut University of Michigan, School of Dentistry Residency, Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

SERVICES Dental Implants Cosmetic Dentistry - Veneers, Bonding, Bleaching, SNAPon Smile® and More Porcelain Veneers Full Mouth Reconstruction Family Dentistry - Cleanings & Check-Ups Root Canals Dentures Crowns and Bridges

IVAN STEIN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Georgetown University Dental School (DDS) Fairleigh Dickinson University (BS) University of California Georgetown Head Neck Surgery Center American Academy of Craniofacial Pain DC General Hospital American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

SERVICES General & Cosmetic Dentistry TMJ/TMD Treatment Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatments Restorative Dentistry Dental Implants Periodontics Drill-less Dentistry Periodontal Dentistry

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Morris County Dental Associates Experience, Compassion, Quality

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r. Ira Goldberg and his Morris County Dental Associates team provide general dental treatments, cosmetic procedures and family dental care, but they have become well-known for their dental implant practice. He earned Diplomate Status in 2013, making him one of the preeminent experts in implant care. Equipped with a 3D scanner and other technology, he provides the optimum solution for patients with implant needs. Care and all procedures, including complex cosmetic and implant solutions, happen under one roof, making the practice the perfect one-stop office for dental care. Ira Goldberg, DDS, FAGD, MICOI MORRIS COUNTY DENTAL ASSOCIATES 15 Commerce Blvd., Suite 201, Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-328-1225 www.MorrisCountyDentist.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Morris SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Northfield Dental Group

“A patient’s oral health is directly related to their overall physical well-being.”

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r. Ivan Stein and his team stay miles ahead of the curve in all aspects of dentistry, specializing in the fields of cosmetics, TMJ/neuromuscular disease and sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Stein developed, patented and received FDA clearance on OravanOSA, one of the most effective oral appliances on the market today for the treatment of sleep apnea. If you were to survey the seven thousand or so patients of the practice, the recurring theme would be: “You have the most amazing staff!” Dr. Stein adds, “We work hard but laugh a lot along the way. Our patients feel comfortable to be themselves.” Ivan Stein, DDS NORTHFIELD DENTAL GROUP 769 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052  973-736-0111 www.NorthfieldDentalGroup.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Essex SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Spring Lake Smiles

“Your teeth need to look good, work well and last a very long time. With proper planning, we can improve the lifespan of your smile.”

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry General Dentistry

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310 Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | 732- 449-5666 www.SpringLakeSmiles.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Monmouth SPECIALTY: Cosmetic and Restorative and General Dentistry

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r. Daniel Sullivan designed his entire practice around making patients comfortable from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave. With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Sullivan has performed thousands of wisdom-teeth extractions and placed several thousand implants. While he loves using new technologies for his patients, such as a CBCT-scanner for placing implants, he’s clear about one thing: “It all falls back on your surgeon. Technology is good, but a good surgeon is the most important part.”

31 Mountain Boulevard, Suite T, Warren, NJ 07059 | 908-222-7922 www.WarrenOralSurgery.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Somerset SPECIALTY: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

University of Maryland, DDS Graduate of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies Graduate of the Pankey Institute Mastership Status in Academy of General Dentistry Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

SERVICES Routine Cleanings, Exams, and X-rays Oral Cancer Screenings Tooth Colored Fillings Periodontal Treatments Restorative Dentistry Dental Implants Dental Bridges Dental Bonding Full Mouth Rehabilitation Porcelain Veneers

DANIEL SULLIVAN, DDS

“I make a commitment to provide the most proficient oral surgical care, with a great emphasis on my bedside demeanor and the overall treatment of the patient.”

Daniel Sullivan, DDS WARREN ORAL SURGERY

PETER E. CIAMPI, DDS, MAGD AREA OF PRACTICE

uring Dr. Peter Ciampi’s work as a general cosmetic dentist, he sees that a beautiful smile can change a patient’s life. But when it comes to cosmetic restorations, prosthetic dentistry or total smile rehabilitation, Dr. Ciampi doesn’t just want your finished smile to look good, he wants it to function properly as well. Dr. Ciampi and his staff at Spring Lake Smiles are known for their ability to make patients feel comfortable while creating one-of-a-kind smiles. “People feel home at our office. My staff is like a family and people sense that,” says Dr. Ciampi. Peter E. Ciampi, DDS, MAGD SPRING LAKE DENTAL CARE

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AREA OF PRACTICE Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING NYU College of Dentistry, DDS University of Pennsylvania, Oral Surgery Internship Harvard School of Dental Medicine Seton Hall University, Oral Surgery Residency

SERVICES Wisdom-tooth Removal Dental Implants Teeth in a Day™ CT Scan Sedation and Anesthesia

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Vita Head, Neck & Facial Pain Relief Center

LOUIS R. VITA, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry Head, Neck and Facial Pain and TMJ Disorders

EDUCATION + TRAINING Seton Hall University Georgetown University, School of Dentistry U.S.D.I. Certification in Function Jaw Orthopedics Academy of General Dentistry Piper Clinic, Certification in Advanced TMJ Disorders Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies HUMC Attending Dentist/Board of Trustees

“As a human being, there is no greater thrill than making a difference for a person that positively changes their life.”

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r. Louis R. Vita offers a full-service family dental practice in his welcoming, comfortable office in Clifton. For 30 years, he has researched and developed the most effective screening methods and treatment plans for people suffering with TMJ and neck disorders. Dr. Vita successfully treats thousands of patients by focusing on their specific diagnosis. He offers all treatment options to patients, including correction to the upper cervical spine using a specialized Atlas Orthogonal Therapy. His patients know the value of his knowledge and appreciate his extraordinary compassion and desire to correct their problems and improve their lives. LOUIS R. VITA, DDS

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TMJ consultation/examination Neck Therapy with Atlas Orthogonal Treatment Appropriate Testing Non-surgical Treatment Options Full-service Dental Treatments

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Sean McIntyre, DMD ADVANCED DENTAL ASSOCIATES 98 New Road Somers Point, NJ 08244 609-601-9300

991 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013 | 973-777-1933 www.DrLouisVita.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Passaic SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

ADVANCED DENTAL ASSOCIATES

AR PERIODONTICS

AREA OF PRACTICE

AREA OF PRACTICE

General Dentistry Cosmetic Services

Periodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Received DDS degree in 1990 Received certificate in periodontology in 1992

In practice since 1998 Received his DMD from UMDNJ

SERVICES

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Alan Rothstein, DDS AR PERIODONTICS, PC

Crowns

16 Pocono Road Suite 304 Denville, NJ 07834 973-625-1491

www.AdvancedDental1.com

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Dental Implants

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Bonding and White Fillings Bridges

Dental Hygiene and Periodontal SPECIALTY: General Dentistry Health Cosmetic Services Extraction Site Preservation

COUNTY:

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Night Guards

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SERVICES Comprehensive Treatment Planning Non-surgical and Surgical Periodontal Therapy Local Delivery of Antibiotics Diagnostic Testing of Oral Bacteria Aesthetic Periodontal Procedures Dental Implants Gum Grafting Bone Grafting Extractions Sinus and Ridge Augmentation Crown Lengthening In-office Whitening Nitrous Oxide and Anxiety Reduction Medications Available


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CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY INCLUDING FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTICS

MARY V. DECICCO, DMD, FAGD

AREA OF PRACTICE

AREA OF PRACTICE

Pediatric Dentistry

General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA Slippery Rock University, Slippery Philip J. Pistolas, DDS CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY Rock, PA INCLUDING FUNCTIONAL New York University College of ORTHODONTICS Dentistry, New York, NY 41 Main Street Jewish Hospital and Medical Center Sparta, NJ 07871 of Brooklyn, New York, NY 973-729-7785 www.PistolasSmiles.com

View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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Non-extraction Orthodontics Dental Restorative Procedures Growth Enhancement Appliances Space Maintainers Dental Hygiene Maintenance and Instruction Occlusal Sealants TMD Splints and Treatment Bonded Composite Restorations Nitrous Oxide Therapy

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Mary V. DeCicco, DMD, FAGD 67 Tamarack Circle Skillman, NJ 08558 609-921-7744 www.DeCiccoDental.com

BS Biochemistry from University of Scranton, PA DMD from UMDNJ, Dental School FAGD - Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry 1986 Pankey Institute Advanced Education

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Porcelain Veneers Periodontal Cleanings www.NJTopDentists.com Tooth-colored Fillings COUNTY: Somerset Sealants and Preventions SPECIALTY: General Dentistry Implants and Bridges Equilibration, Bonding Natural Crowns (No Metal) Whitening Sleep Apnea Appliances Pediatric Dentistry USE THIS TMJ Analysis and Treatment QR CODE Dentures FOR MORE View Full Profile at

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RANGEL DENTAL AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Lisa D. Rangel, DMD, FAGD RANGEL DENTAL 310 Madison Avenue Suite 201 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-292-0001

Cornell University University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine Morristown Medical Center Dawson Academy

SERVICES Preventive Cleanings Periodontal Scalings

www.RangelDental.com

Invisalign®

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Crowns and Bridges

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Morris

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The Numbers

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M. Coviello Associates Scotty Monty - the former global digital/multimedia communications manager at Ford’s once said during a conference

“What’s the ROI of putting your pants on in the morning?” In reference to using Social Media as a marketing tool. The Answer: “It’s hard to measure but there’s a negative consequence for not doing it.” In other words, just because you can’t see an immediate, tangible benefit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be doing it. How businesses communicate with audiences has shifted from a traditional media world, to one that is instantaneous, viral and remarkably far-reaching. Customers have moved online. We can help you meet them there to spread the word about your business through social media, review sites, and traditional marketing gaining their lifelong loyalty in the process. Contact:

M. Coviello & Associates

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7,475

Number of board-certified dentists in New Jersey

2,212

Number of board-certified female dentists in New Jersey

2022

The year in which an increasing demand of dentists are on the rise, faster than average as compared to other occupations

65

Number of patients the average dentist see’s per week

31

Average number of patients that have tartar build-up per week

28

Average number of patients per week that have gingivitis, according to Kantar Media’s Dentistry Study

7,600

Number of CVS Caremark stores nationwide that have vowed to eliminate tobacco products from its shelves this year

500 to 700

Births with birth defects such as cleft lip and palate

40,000

Number of cases diagnosed every year for oral cancers

90%

Of all systematic diseases have oral health symptoms, according to the Academy of General Dentistry

64.7%

Americans in 2013 said they did visit the dentist at least once in the previous year

6

Number of months after a baby is born when tooth decay can develop


Celebrities

Guess the Grin Whether appearing on the silver screen or attending the latest red-carpet events, celebrities constantly flash their million-dollar smiles for the cameras. Because we’re always staring at them while flipping through magazine pages or scouring the Internet for the latest entertainment news, it shouldn’t be too hard to recognize your favorite celeb’s pearly whites—or is it? Test your knowledge and see if you can identify these celebrities based solely on their Hollywood grin.

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ANSWERS G. Jennifer Aniston

F. Miley Cyrus

B. Jessica Biel

A. Eva Mendes

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H. Will Smith

I. Tom Cruise J. Beyonce Knowles

C. Denzel Washington

D. Matt Damon

E. Bradley Cooper


EVENTS

Get Happy: Top Local Winter Festivals Although there are plenty of physical activities to keep you in shape this winter season, nothing will bring a bigger smile to your face than attending some of the Garden State’s holiday activities with your family and friends. With hundreds of events to attend—from holiday markets to tree-lighting ceremonies—New Jersey and its surrounding cities such as New York City explode with holiday spirit during “the most wonderful time of the year.” Make sure you set aside time between your hectic holiday shopping sessions to relax and take in some of the holiday events that will surely have you grinning from ear to ear!

SANTA TRAIN RIDES November 29 – December 14 Join Santa Claus and his helpers this season on a Christmas-themed train ride through the suburban hills of New Jersey. The train ride, which lasts around one hour, gives children the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s elves, as well as other characters. Presented by four different United Railroad Historical Society of NJ groups, these fun-filled Santa train rides begin at the Glen Rock, Whippany, Westfield, Somerville or Wayne transit stops. For ticket purchases and time schedules, visit www.santatrain.net.

night sky this winter season at Rockefeller Center. Surrounded by elaborate decorations of the famous Rockefeller ice-skating rink, the tree lighting ceremony has been an official New York tradition since 1933. Each year thousands of people gather in the surrounding streets to watch the tree light up for the first time. Before the tree officially gets lit, New Yorkers celebrate with a Christmas concert with live performances from top entertainers that are televised worldwide. If you can’t make it to the lighting ceremony, don’t worry! The tree will be continuously lit until January 7, 2015.

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND EXHIBIT AND CRAFT SHOW December 5 – 14, $2

ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Wednesday, December 3, 7 – 9 p.m. Come out to see one of New York City’s beloved holiday traditions illuminate the

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Visit Gingerbread Wonderland this winter at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Marking their 23rd annual event, the ten-day Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit and Craft Show features over one hundred handmade gingerbread displays in all shapes and sizes. In previous years, gingerbread displays portrayed the Jersey Shore, the Eiffel Tower, Santa’s workshop and many more. Perfect for all ages, the exhibit is accompanied by

a craft show on the weekends. These sweet treats will not disappoint!


SCULPTED ICE WORKS! Chester, New Jersey Saturday, December 6 Join the citizens of Chester, New Jersey, as they celebrate the holiday season with a display of sculpted ice works. Created by ice sculptors at ICE WORKS, located in downtown Chester, these icy displays will be carved to replicate a variety of holiday symbols. The sculptures will be on display in the Boehs Cabinet Shop parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is completely free for you and your family. The event is part of the “Historic Chester Experience,” that will feature an array of events and run until December 21.

been performed by the New Jersey Ballet for more than 40 years. Filled with familiar melodies and outstanding choreography, the New Jersey Ballet’s performance at the Bergen Performing Arts Center will definitely put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

ESSEX COUNTY TURTLE BACK ZOO HOLIDAY LIGHTS December 6 – January 1 Take a walk on the wild side this holiday season and visit the Turtle Back Zoo on Northfield Avenue in West Orange. The staff at the Turtle Back Zoo transforms the entire area into a twinkling winter wonderland filled with numerous light displays. Throughout the grounds, people can enjoy lights shaped as various animals, candy canes and even Santa’s reindeer. Because the holiday season is one of giving, admission to the light displays is free. The Turtle Back Zoo staff kindly asks that viewers attending the light show donate canned goods and toys in lieu of the waived admission fees.

WORLD’S LARGEST HANUKKAH MENORAH LIGHTING December 16 – 23 at Sunset

NUTCRACKER AT THE BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER December 6 – 7 Don’t miss a chance for you and your family to follow Clara and her fairytale friends into the Land of Sweets this holiday season. Based off of Hoffman’s 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and originally scored by Tchaikovsky, the timeless holiday tradition has

Celebrate the “festival of lights” this season by attending the Hanukkah Menorah Lighting in New York City.

The 4,000-pound menorah is made of steel and stands 32 feet tall—making it the largest Menorah in the world. Held in the Grand Army Plaza, located on Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street near the Plaza Hotel, the lighting ceremony begins at sundown each night during the holiday. Due to the Sabbath, Saturday’s ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m.

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS’ MIDNIGHT RUN Manhattan Wednesday, December 31 Ring in 2015 with the New York Road Runners’ Midnight Run in New York City. Held on Wednesday, December 31 at 11:59 p.m., this race begins at 72nd Street Transverse and lasts for four miles. Cash money prizes will be given out to the top three runners who finish the race as well as the runners who break previous runners’ records. Besides prizes, race participants can partake in a costume contest prior to the race and enjoy Manhattan’s firework display during the race and post-run celebrations. Got little runners? The New York Road Runners also allows children to run alongside you during this spectacular event.

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Fitness

Winter Fitness Plan By Nicole Fonzino

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elcoming winter is never easy. It means swapping out beach gear for snow boots and heavy jackets. Besides the additional layering, a season filled with low temperatures and endless holiday dishes means putting fitness on the back burner, which ultimately can harm your health. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease this year found that cholesterol levels were 3.5 percent higher in men and 1.7 percent higher in women during the colder months due to a lack of physical activity. So don’t be dissuaded from getting out and exercising

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this season. Create a winter fitness plan with these local accessible activities while sparking up some excitement during those winter blues.

WORKOUTS Groupon is an effective and inexpensive way to kick-start your winter fitness plan. Offering the ability to search on the website or their app, specifically under a “health & fitness” category, Groupon generates a list of classes being offered near you. There are plenty of options to choose from, such as kickboxing, tennis lessons and gym membership discounts for CrossFit and Zumba. The best winter class

to take is Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga. Bikram yoga classrooms reach up to 100 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. In 90 minutes, yoga instructors present 26 different postures and breathing techniques. Search for yoga studios such as NBD Training Zone in Mountainside, which currently offers 10 hot yoga sessions for $25, or Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls, offering an unlimited month of Bikram classes for $49. Groupon constantly adds to their database, so if you don’t find anything that appeals to you at first, make sure you check back for new deals.


GOLF SEASON EXTENDED

MY FITNESS PAL APP

The Players Club indoor golf facility in Paramus allows men to play the sport and not get so rusty during the off-season. The Players Club has over 8,000 feet of space for six golf simulators and provides over five different collections of renowned virtual golf courses to play, such as Pebble Beach, Myrtle Beach and The Links at Casa de Campo. Whether you want to play a round of golf alone or with your buddies, the Players Club keeps golfers playing year round instead of only summer. Reserve your tee time now at www. njindoorgolf.com.

Rated one of the best weight-control apps, MyFitnessPal has been featured in Self and Marie Claire for the results it’s yielded for users. Once you download the app, you’re asked to answer a series of health and fitness questions. When you’re finished, MyFitnessPal generates a number of calories to consume daily. With the food diary feature, MyFitnessPal helps you keep track of your caloric intake by logging in your meals, allowing the app to generate a chart breaking down the carbs, fat and protein of each entry. With one of the best food databases for apps, MyFitnessPal makes it easy so you can locate the foods you’ve eaten to log into the diary. The database includes store-bought items as well as chain restaurant dishes, to make it easy to stay on track wherever you eat. The

best feature of MyFitnessPal? It’s completely free and compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices.

WINTER SPORTS Located in Vernon, Mountain Creek is one of the top skiing and snowboarding destinations in New Jersey. With four different peaks, Mountain Creek accommodates all types of skiers and snowboarders on a variety of trails. Levels range from easy, difficult, more difficult and extremely difficult. The resort offers a “Triple Play” card, allowing three visits at $89.99 for adults and three visits at $69.99 for children ages seven to 12. Want to explore outside of Jersey? Vermont has some of the best slopes in the U.S. With over 10 mountains to choose from, Stowe, Killington and Sugarbush are among the best.

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Feel Good

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Reasons You Should Smile Now by Mara Model

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know what you’re thinking: Another person telling me to smile. When it comes to smiling— whether it’s the natural result of a happy moment or a request from photographers or dentists—we all acknowledge the emotional benefits associated with it. Smiling, even through life’s tough times, changes our mental state and mood for the better. But what does it do for us physically? Consider this: In the last couple of years, researchers have found that showing off our million-dollar grins, even when it’s forced, contains physical benefits, and can improve your heart health and make you live longer. Here are five scientific and fun reasons you should want to smile.


The Facts 1. Reduces Stress Who needs a stress ball when you have your face? According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, smiling can reduce feelings of stress, regardless of whether the person actually feels happy or not. Researchers Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman at the University of Kansas noted the way different types of smiling, and being aware that you’re smiling, helped volunteers recover from stressful situations. Additionally, students’ heart rates were monitored before, during, and after being asked to do stressful tasks. Their findings showed that those who were asked to smile had significantly lower heart rates than those who didn’t. The study also found that if the smiling occured during a stressful activity—not just after—it can help the body and mind recover more quickly. The next time you’re stuck in traffic or dealing with

a tiresome colleague, a simple smile may be your solution.

manipulated into a smile—even though they were faking.

2. Boosts Immune System

4. Creates Longevity

How does smiling help boost your immune system? As we know, poorly-managed stress can lead to many health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, digestive distress, and obesity. And, along with reducing the effects of stress, smiling can lower blood pressure, help you relax and fight off illnesses. Need more proof? A recent study by the Smiling Hospital Research Team found that smiling can increase your leukocytes—the first line of defense in your immune system. After hospitalized children were given more attention when visited by celebrities who made them smile, they had a higher white blood cell count, making for a stronger immune system.

Smiling may be the elixir to a longer life. A study from the London University College, published in the PNAS (Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences), found that happier people have a 35 percent lower risk of a premature death than the least happy. Researcher Andrew Steptoe asked more than 4,000 people, ages ranging from 52 to 79, how they were feeling on a particular day and recorded their answers on a five-point scale. After monitoring these people for five years, Steptoe found that the people with a higher PA score (known as Positive Affect, meaning their answers had higher points) were at a reduced risk of dying over this period of time. Hopefully we’ll be told what happens if Steptoe follows up again 10 or 15 years from now.

3. Helps You Tolerate Pain Research has found that smiling can act as a painkiller, a kind of natural drug with healing effects on the body. It releases healing hormones, such as feel-good serotonin and pain-lowering endorphins, lifting your mood. When it comes to physical pain, research suggests that people who frown during an unpleasant procedure report feeling more pain than those who do not. Pressman, who co-wrote a study on stress in 2012, solidified these findings in her follow-up 2014 study focusing on smiling and pain. Similar to the results of her stress study, when volunteers were given an injection, they reported less pain when their facial muscles had been

5. Lowers Aggression Smiling doesn’t just mean positive health benefits for you; smiling can help others, too. According to a study published in Psychological Science, research from the University of Bristol in England suggests that those who see people smile at them are less prone to violence or aggression. A group of young volunteers looked at photographs of people’s faces and had them judge their emotions based on the faces in the pictures. After the experiment concluded two weeks later, the volunteers’ aggression had lessened.

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Smile

Everything You Need to Know About OPERATION SMILE By Nicole Fonzino

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very three minutes a child is born with a cleft malformation, meaning that one out of every 700 children suffers from a mouth deformity around the globe. While children born in the United States are treated at an early age, benefiting from our our advanced technology and highly trained professionals, the same cannot be said of those born in third world countries. Since many countries lack the proper medical care needed to provide corrective surgeries, many, if not most, children go untreated. This sobering fact is what motivated Dr. William P. Magee Jr., a plastic and craniofacial surgeon, and his wife Kathy Magee, to establish the nonprofit medical service organiza-

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tion Operation Smile. Since 1982, they have been helping children and young adults overcome cleft facial defects. For over 30 years, Operation Smile has provided their time and efforts to provide untreated cleft lip and palate patients from low- and middle-income families all around the world with operations and post-operation medical attention that they would not have received otherwise. In a 2003 interview, Kathy Magee spoke about her first mission trip to the Philippines. “We saw hundreds of children, and saw many more turned away,” she said. Seeing these families and children left helpless and untreated influenced the Magees to create the organization.

Facial cleft deformities, which are breaches in the lips or palate, essentially occur when body parts do not develop correctly during pregnancy. While the precise causes of these defects are unknown, researchers say that if left untreated patients can develop numerous health complications. According to Operation Smile, “A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before their first birthday. Children with cleft conditions who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly.” Other complications include hearing loss, dental problems and overall poor health. Besides health problems, children are often harassed by their peers for looking different.


Meet Some of the Celebrity Smile Ambassadors Jessica Simpson: This singer-turnedfashion-designer has been working alongside Operation Smile for over 10 years. Since 2003, Operation Smile has been one of Simpson’s top philanthropies, and she has helped the organization tremendously. Not only has Simpson performed at numerous Operation Smile events, but she also spoke about the organization on Capitol Hill. In 2005, Simpson joined a mission in Kenya, where she witnessed a corrective surgery and experienced firsthand the great service Operation Smile provides to children.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Operation Smile team is comprised of nearly 5,400 volunteers who possess vast medical backgrounds, including surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists and speech pathologists. To date, Operation Smile has provided nearly 220,000 corrective surgeries to children suffering cleft abnormalities. The organization dedicates a generous amount of time on mission trips to train local doctors so they are capable of performing surgeries themselves. Operation Smile has reached out to patients in over 60 countries, including Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya and Colombia. The organization gained attention when Mother Teresa wrote a letter

asking if the organization could treat patients in India. Since then, Operation Smile has been accredited for its efforts to end cleft deformations by several highprofile people. The organization has been granted the Unsung Hero of Compassion award by the 14th Dalai Lama, the President’s Call to Service award by President George W. Bush, Jr., and the Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives from President Ronald Reagan. Besides the awards, Operation Smile has a long list of celebrity and corporate ambassadors, including Marriott Hotels and Johnson & Johnson, who volunteer their time to raise money and awareness for the fight to end cleft deformities through the organization.

Molly Sims: The noted supermodel, mostly known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated, has been a crucial part of the Operation Smile team. When Sims joined the organization on one of the organization’s mission trips to Peru in 2007, she said, “Operation Smile volunteers are wonderful, beautiful people who change children’s lives.” Since then, Sims has been active in her role as a Smile Ambassador and helped co-host the Smile Collection Fundraising Gala in New York City. Bill and Giuliana Rancic: The powerhouse couple, who star on their own reality show Giuliana and Bill, have raised awareness for Operation Smile by hosting their own fundraising events to benefit the organization. Bill, who rose to fame after winning the first season of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, hosted the Show Your Love campaign on Valentine’s Day in 2010. Giuliana, best known as a host on E!, held an event later in the year called Be the Light, which raised $75,000 for the organization.

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Smile

ORAL CANCER: The Latest on Cause and Prevention By Mara Model

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t’s no secret that I’m not a fan of going to the dentist. Despite the efforts dentists have made to update their offices with the latest technology and promote a pain-free environment, there’s something about “what’s to come” that makes me reluctant to schedule an appointment. Nonetheless, after learning about the high incidence of oral cancer and the dismal survival rate,

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I may never forget a dentist appointment again. The next one may save my life. Here’s the hard truth: in 2014, 43,000 Americans will have been diagnosed with oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No longer is oral cancer associated only with with high-risk behavior such as

smoking and excessive drinking of alcohol, or even for people over 50, or people who have a history of cancer. New research has found that young, non-smoking individuals are the fastest-growing demographic to develop oral cancer, due to the human papilloma virus (HPV16), a sexually transmitted disease. While some of these cases are low-risk, 40 percent of those diag-


nosed with oral cancer will not live another five years if it’s not treated right away. That prognosis sounds grim, but dentists everywhere have become more determined to conduct oral screenings during routine appointments to detect the early signs of oral cancer. The way to survive is through early detection.

What is oral cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute, oral cancer “forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).” This not only includes the roof of the mouth and the area behind the wisdom teeth, but also the tongue, gums and the inner lining of lips and cheeks. Oral cancer has such a low survival rate because it’s not usually detected until very late. Since the early stages are typically painless, the cancer often goes unnoticed until it spreads, leaving many undiagnosed until they are already suffering from chronic pain or loss of function. Getting screened for oral cancer also prevents the high risk of producing second primary tumors, as survivors are 20 times more likely to develop a second cancer. Finding any abnormal tissue early on is essential. Oral cancer can produce major changes in speech, chewing, swallowing and oral health, causing the patient to have social problems and low self-esteem.

Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms: •A  lump or thickening of your cheek •A  white or red patch on any part of your inner mouth or throat •A  sore inside your mouth that doesn’t heal within two weeks •C  hronic difficulty swallowing or chewing •Jaw swelling or difficulty moving your tongue or jaw • Numbness inside your mouth

Prevention Before beginning a full oral cancer screening, the dentist first checks the patient’s neck and mouth for discolorations, lumps or irregular tissue changes. If any lesions are found, the dentist can choose a variety of procedures to ensure no cancerous areas are found. The doctor can coat the mouth with a blue dye, and the

areas that stain darker are likely to become cancerous. Another procedure involves collecting cells from the lip or oral cavity using a cotton swab or brush. Most dentists use fluorescence staining, which consists of a mouth rinse that allows dentists to see any abnormalities under a light. Dentists are starting to use the VELscope system, a fast and painless method to conduct oral cancer screenings. Cleared by the FDA and approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization, VELscope has become a worldwide, awardwinning device that helps discover viral, fungal and bacterial infections, inflammation and tumors, and cancer and pre-cancerous symptoms. The device emits a bright blue light to inspect the mouth and tongue. The light is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes, causing the soft tissue of the mouth to naturally glow if there are any significant problems. Since it’s a two-minute procedure that can be performed in the dentist’s office during a routine hygiene exam, it doesn’t require dyes or prolonged testing. A two-minute exam makes all the difference. When discovered early, the five-year survival rate for oral cancer patients is about 83 percent. Although April is technically Oral Cancer Awareness month, it is never too late to visit your dentist and get an oral cancer screening.

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FASHION

Stay Warm in Style We showed you what it takes to stay physically active during the winter. But what do you wear during these adventures? Check out these fashion suggestions and be prepared for any situation, from cozy nights near the fire to weekend ski trips.

NORTH FACE NFZ INSULATED PANT, $280, backcountry.com

RALPH LAUREN BOOT SOCKS $12, Macy’s

The thrill of exploring the outdoors, learning about nature and testing your own limitations can only be fulfilled only with the proper outdoor equipment. North Face was founded on the idea of constructing the best gear for the outdoors and these insulated pants in Tech Blue are no exception. North Face encourages a lifestyle of outdoor exploration and adventure in their tagline, “never stop exploring,” that must be why they guarantee their products for life, including these pants which are also waterproof.

Fun and festive, these socks provide an extra layer of protection for your toes with a Fair Isle pattern, a design similar to that of a snowflake and consisting of different color blocks. Ralph Lauren, usually known for pushing fashion boundaries, shows off it’s classic, simple side with these socks that are meant to be worn under boots. Made from a wool blend, they are the perfect length to warm the entire foot and ankle.

COLLECTION XIIX TRIBAL JACQUARD WRAP SCARF, $24, Macy’s Jacquard’s tribal print scarf with fringe ends incorporates cool colors such as gray, turquoise, purple, pink and blue into Aztec-inspired designs. Dress up with a cardigan or down with dark jeans. Either way, you’ll be making a fashion statement and, most importantly, staying warm. North Face NFZ Insulated Pant

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UGG AUSTRALIA ANIMAL PRINT EARMUFFS, $118, Lord and Taylor Hate the feeling of your frozen ears thawing after being exposed to harsh winter winds? Furry earmuffs could be just the winter accessory you need. Whether you’re enjoying a nature walk in the snow or running errands, UGG earmuffs act as a fur coat for ears to keep them extra toasty. The animal print is an added fashion luxury; UGG specializes in cozy and soft products—despite


the brands being founded by a surfer—so their expertise can be trusted when it comes to staying warm.

SOREL SNOW BOOTS $180, sorel.com Fashion and function don’t always go hand in hand, but for Sorel they do. Whether you are the adventurous type or on the hunt for a practical boot this season, Sorel’s slim boot is stylish and waterproof. This equestrian-style boot has an oiled suede panel to guard against water and a small heel and buckle for additional flair. Equipped with a zig-zag design on the bottom for gripping the ground, you’ll be ready to take on the world in these boots.

it also protects the neck from the cold. The gray color means it can be paired with anything and is appropriate for every occasion, from a holiday get-together to an ice skating date.

Calvin Klein Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater

SMARTWOOL WOMEN’S PhD RUN WIND TIGHT PANT $140, smartwool.com No more being restricted to indoor activities this winter! Perfect for your adventurous and active side, these windblocking pants from Smartwool lock in warmth so you can enjoy your workout in cold conditions. Whether you’re heading for a jog after a snowstorm or preparing for a treacherous hike, these Smartwool pants let you go the extra mile.

CALVIN KLEIN CABLE KNIT TURTLENECK SWEATER $89.50, calvinklein.com Part of Calvin Klein’s holiday warmup event this season, with all items 40 percent off, this Calvin Klein turtleneck sweater is both a steal and a staple all in one. Allowing for room for layers underneath without losing its flattering shape,

Smartwool Women’s PhD® Run Wind Tight Pant

Sorel Snow Boots

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FAMILY

Jewelry Gift Guide Knowing your family should make gift buying easier, right? While this may be true, it’s also easy to fall back into old habits. Skip the inevitable slippers for Mom and tie for Dad. Avoid the cliché presents this year by using our family gift guide. Your shopping woes will disappear as you please the ones you love with these designer accessories.

FOR YOUR WIFE TIFFANY T SQUARE BRACELET IN STERLING SILVER, $950, TIFFANY.COM Splurge a little this holiday season with this sleek and simple T-shaped bracelet from the new Tiffany T collection. Tiffany’s first female designer, Francesca Amfitheatrof, designed her collection after the “modern Tiffany woman,” who’s confident yet approachable no matter where she wears the bracelet. This accessory matches almost everything: Layer it with other bracelets; mix and match it with other metals. The love of your life will never take it off.

FOR YOUR HUSBAND BURBERRY LAYERED CHECK CUFFLINKS, $275 Whether they’re for a business meeting or a date, men need accessories too. These steel blue and gray rectangular cufflinks with an asymmetrical lattice design will make the man in your life look polished and sophisticated everywhere he goes. This noticeable design is flawlessly

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Tiffany T square bracelet in sterling silver

modern with depth, as the enamel is created beneath the check pattern. Burberry has always celebrated hardworking, innovative men, such as famous explorers and aviators, who were among the first to wear their clothing. Celebrate his accomplishments by giving him this refined yet practical addition to his style.

FOR YOUR SON BULOVA CLASSIC WATCH, $199 Like Joseph Bulova himself, your son is ambitious and successful. Reward him with this simple but professional time piece that is simultaneously casual and dressy. Bulova is known for its quality artistry and this watch is no different. With a black leather band and Roman numerals in its case, the design is modest yet accessbile for various occasions. This water-resistant timepiece follows

Alex and Ani Maverick Wrap Bracelet

Bulova’s commitment to creating wristwatches for the modern man.

FOR YOUR DAUGHTER ALEX AND ANI MAVERICK WRAP BANGLE, $38, BLOOMINGDALE’S Alex and Ani have obtained a cult-like following from young women everywhere since 2013. While most wrists are already covered in charms from Alex and Ani’s signature lightweight bangles, mix it up by giving this Maverick Wrap in Rafaelian gold (or silver). This coiled, wire wrap with bean-shaped beads and subtle patterns stands out among this already popular brand, allowing your daughter to embrace her inner spirit with a fresh and transformative look.


DIRECTORY

NJ Top Dentists All practices listed in the directory have submitted a qualification questionnaire and have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Dentists within the last 12 months. Any practice not listed may not have applied for review yet. The following providers have been reviewed and approved and are featured online (O = Featured online) at www.NJTopDentists.com and also may be featured in the magazine. (P = Profiled in this publication). ENDODONTICS

O Dr.

Dr. Fredric Lubit North Jersey Endodontics

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PO CITY

Wayne

P O Dr.

Richard Champagne Champagne Smiles

COUNTY Morris

GENERAL DENTISTRY O Dr.

Allison Adams Adams Dental Madison COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Kenneth W. Arida Kenneth W. Arida, DDS, PC Westfield COUNTY Union CITY

Beckman

O Dr.

Gari Bloom The Center for Excellence in Dentistry CITY New Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex P O Dr.

Navin Boggavarapu Gentle Dental of Clark, Inc. CITY Clark COUNTY Union P O Dr.

Wayne

COUNTY Passaic

Anthony Cannilla

Montville COUNTY Morris CITY

O Dr.

Daniel W. Carey

P O Dr. CITY

Clifton

P O Dr.

Florham Park

Dennis G. Coyle

Madison COUNTY Morris P O Dr. CITY

Mary V. DeCicco

Skillman

COUNTY Somerset P O Dr.

Rosamina B. De La Rosa

Parsippany COUNTY Morris CITY

P O Dr. CITY

Joseph DelPrete

Franklin Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

Edward Gaines Lawrence Dental Lawrenceville

COUNTY Mercer P O Dr.

Jeannette Glass Gallery of Smiles Florham Park

COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Ira Goldberg Morris County Dental Associates, LLC Succasunna COUNTY Morris O Dr.

COUNTY Morris

P O Dr.

Arthur Haliczer

David Jin A Beautiful Smile Dentistry CITY

Fort Lee

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Nimish B. Joshi Joshi Dental, LLC Madison COUNTY Morris CITY

CITY

O Dr. CITY

Peter Ciampi

COUNTY Monmouth

CITY

John A. Carollo

P O Dr.

Marlen Martirossian

P O Dr. Sean McIntyre Advanced Dental Associates

Basking Ridge COUNTY Somerset CITY

Oakland

COUNTY Bergen

P O Dr.

Sidney Chonowski

Morristown COUNTY Morris

CITY O Dr.

CITY

COUNTY Morris

P O Dr.

CITY

CITY

Parsippany

Kevin D. Marshall Smile Corner

CITY

O Dr.

Alan Burton

CITY

P O Dr.

Cranford COUNTY Union

Wayne COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Michael Gruber Gruber Dental

CITY

Laurence C. Breiterman Advanced Dental Techniques CITY

P O Dr.

Morganville COUNTY Monmouth CITY

CITY

CITY

O Dr. Kenneth CITY Netcong COUNTY Morris

David Castellano

Warren COUNTY Somerset

CITY

Richard E. Goldberg

Monroe Township

COUNTY Middlesex

P O Dr.

Lawrence Kaplan Dental 2000 Totowa COUNTY Passaic CITY

P O Dr.

Rajashree S. Karandikar Mona Lisa Dental Hillsborough COUNTY Somerset CITY

P O Dr.

Matthew Kayne Clifton Dental Associates CITY

Clifton

COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Adam S. Kimowitz Denville Dentist CITY

Denville

COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Hal H. Kimowitz Denville Dentist CITY

Denville

COUNTY Morris P O Dr. CITY

Donald Lapine

Bayonne

COUNTY Hudson P O Dr.

Michael Liberto

Mountainside COUNTY Union

River Edge COUNTY Bergen

CITY

Somers Point

COUNTY Atlantic P O Dr.

Sunita Merriman Sunita Merriman, DDS CITY Westfield COUNTY Union P O Dr.

Michael Migdal Gentle Dentistry

CITY

Haworth

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Nicole Padovan-La Grasta Nicole Padovan-La Grasta, DMD, PA CITY

Bound Brook

COUNTY Somerset P O Dr.

Fred Puccio Midland Family Dental Care

CITY

Garfield

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Gregorio Rago Hillsborough Dental Center CITY

Hillsborough

COUNTY Somerset O Dr.

Rajdeep S. Randhawa Innovative Dentistry CITY

Rahway

COUNTY Union P O Dr.

Lisa D. Rangel

Morristown COUNTY Morris CITY

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P O Dr.

Edward Romano Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey Morristown COUNTY Morris CITY

O Dr.

Samuel Romano

Madison COUNTY Morris CITY

P O Dr.

Robert S. Rosenfeld Rosenfeld Dental Studio Westwood COUNTY Bergen CITY

P O Dr.

Charanjit K. Sandhu APS Dental Center, Inc. Linden COUNTY Union CITY

O Dr.

John Saraydarian Allendale Dental Allendale COUNTY Bergen CITY

P O Dr.

Arthur G. Scheiner High Tech Family Dentistry CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union P O Dr.

Robert Scherrer Advanced Dental Care of Ridgewood CITY

Ridgewood

COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Jay Schuster Metro Dental Associates Morristown COUNTY Morris

P O Dr.

Louis Theodorou Glen Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Glen Ridge COUNTY Bergen CITY

O Dr.

Nicholas Tria

Wayne COUNTY Passaic CITY

P O Dr.

Steven Tuckman Clifton Dental Associates Clifton COUNTY Passaic CITY

O Dr.

Matthew Vaccaro Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey CITY

Morristown

COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Lori A. VanderwendeBleeker Dynamic Dental Arts CITY

Wayne

COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Louis Vita Vita Head Neck & Facial Pain Relief

CITY

Clifton

COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Anthony Vocaturo Cosmetic & Wellness Center of NJ Bayonne COUNTY Hudson CITY

CITY

O Dr.

David Silverstrom The Silverstrom Group Livingston COUNTY Essex

P O Dr.

James D. Walter All Smiles Family Dentistry Montville COUNTY Morris CITY

CITY

O Dr.

Gary Silverstrom The Silverstrom Group CITY

Livingston

COUNTY Essex P O Dr.

Andrew Spector Gentle Dentistry Haworth COUNTY Bergen CITY

O Dr.

David P. St. Ledger Upper Montclair Dental Associates, PC

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY O Dr.

Jason M. Auerbach Riverside Oral Surgery CITY

River Edge

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Philip R. Geron Westfield Oral Surgery Associates CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union

CITY

Ronen Gold Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Westfield

P O Dr.

P O Dr.

Montclair COUNTY Bergen

Ivan Stein Northfield Dental Group CITY

West Orange

COUNTY Essex

O Dr.

Westfield COUNTY Union CITY

Daniel Sullivan Warren Oral Surgery

CITY

Warren

COUNTY Somerset

ORTHODONTICS P O Dr.

David Caggiano Caggiano Orthodonics CITY

Parsippany

COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Salvatore Carcara Carcara Orthodontics CITY

Westwood

O Dr.

Irvin Sherman Shore Children’s Dental Care CITY

Avon By The Sea

COUNTY Monmouth O Dr.

Edward Sonnenberg Flanders Pediatric Dentistry CITY

Flanders

COUNTY Morris

COUNTY Bergen

PERIODONTICS

O Dr.

O Dr.

Tina S. Chung

Clifton COUNTY Passaic

CITY

P O Dr.

O Dr.

Patrick Cuozzo Cuozzo Orthodontics CITY

Lincroft

Paul Barabas

Ridgewood COUNTY Bergen

CITY

Tracy Ginsburg Associated Periodontist CITY

Warren

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Somerset

O Dr.

O Dr.

Peter Magoulas

Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth CITY

O Dr.

Adam Schulof Kindersmiles CITY

Oradell

COUNTY Bergen

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY O Dr.

Darryl Engel Kindersmiles CITY

Oradell

COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Jay Felsenstein Kids Dental Kare

CITY

Howell

Susan L. Goldfarb Advanced Peridontics & Implant Care CITY

Teaneck

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Caryn Miller

Chatham COUNTY Morris CITY

O Dr.

Kathleen Nordman

Denville COUNTY Morris CITY

P O Dr.

Alan Rothstein AR Periodontics

CITY

Denville

COUNTY Morris

COUNTY Monmouth

PROSTHODONTICS

O Dr.

O Dr.

Stephen Korson Summit Peds CITY

Summit

COUNTY Union P O Dr.

Dennis Lam Gallery of Little Smiles CITY

Florham Park

COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Rosalie Nguyen Edgwater Pediatric Dentistry CITY

Edgewater

COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Philip J. Pistolas Philip J. Pistolas, DDS Sparta COUNTY Sussex CITY

O Dr.

Suzy Press Children’s Dentistry of Morristown Morristown COUNTY Morris CITY

Bruce Barnhard Oral Reconstructive Associates CITY

Florham Park

COUNTY Morris O Dr. Charles Bloom The Center for Excellence in Dentistry CITY

New Brunswick

COUNTY Middlesex O Dr.

Jerald Blum

Highland Park COUNTY Middlesex CITY

O Dr. Ray Galvan The Center for Better Smiles, LLC CITY

Fair Lawn

COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Madalina Iorgulescu

Morristown COUNTY Morris CITY

O Dr. Peter King Aesthetics & Prosthodontics Dentistry CITY

Glen Rock

COUNTY Bergen

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The following providers have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Dentists ENDODONTICS

Dr. Harout Barsemian — Morristown Dr. Jeffrey Chen — Ridgewood

Dr. Edward J. Dooley — Spring Lake Dr. Gabriel F. Doria — Bayonne Dr. Charmen Douglas — Gibbsboro

Dr. Shannon Keyes — Forked River Dr. Brian S. Klohn — Lakehurst Dr. Jonathan Koren — Raritan

Dr. Edward R. Rockford — Morristown Dr. Bruce J. Roland — Somerset

Dr. Jeffrey Koslow — Deptford

Dr. Craig A. Rosenthal — Garwood

Dr. Roger M. Kriete — Chatham

Dr. Mary K. Russo — Sea Girt

Dr. Jinu Kurian — Hamburg

Dr. Frank T. Sagen — Galloway

Dr. Thomas Letizia — Pleasantville

Dr. George J. Schmidt, Jr.— Whippany

Dr. Bruce Lustbader — Lawrenceville

Dr. Dorothy Drain — Sicklerville

Dr. Lee Meadvin — Cherry Hill

Dr. Steven Dultz — Gillette

Dr. Lawrence Sheer — Clifton

Dr. Jeffrey A. Everitt — Clark

GENERAL DENTISTRY Dr. Valerie Barba — Manasquan

Dr. Drew W. Fairweather — Bridgewater

Dr. George Malke — Saddle Brook

Dr. Robert P. Barone — Westwood

Dr. Carmella Fanelle — Barrington

Dr. Judith Mamah — Hackensack

Dr. Richard C. Schonberg — Millburn

Dr. George A. Barth — Sewell

Dr. Louis J. Feldman — Cape May

Dr. Richard A. Mancino — Branchburg

Dr. Dipika Shah — Holmdel

Dr. John D. Beckwith — Hillsborough

Dr. Adam E. Feret — Westfield

Dr. Nicholas Bencie — Vineland

Dr. Mario S. Fiorentini — Highland Park

Dr. Peter J. Benisch — Millburn

Dr. Bruce G. Freund — Englewood Cliffs

Dr. Michael Brantley — Asbury Park

Dr. Mitchel L. Friedman — Lincroft

Dr. Alan M. Burton — Wayne

Dr. H. Craig Froonjian — Oradell

Dr. Joseph P. Buttacavoli — Brick

Dr. Greg Gallant — West Caldwell

Dr. Zelia D. Cannon — Sparta

Dr. Lisa N. Gallucci — Marlton

Dr. Anthony Caramico — Midland Park

Dr. Richard S. Gertler — Teaneck

Dr. Richard P. Charmoy — Somerville Dr. David W. Chetkin — Clifton

Dr. Neal R. Gittleman — Somerville Dr. Richard E. Goldberg — Monroe Township

Dr. Joseph Mason III — Upper Montclair

Dr. Seyed Shahmehdi — Little Falls Dr. Bhairavi Sheth — Hillsborough

Dr. Mike Mavrostomos — Bedminster

Dr. Inna Silman — Manalapan

Dr. Darren A. McKeever — Pompton Plains

Dr. Brian Silverman — Cranford

Dr. William B. Megill — Rocky Hill

Dr. Joel D. Singer — Fort Lee

Dr. Christoph Michel — Somers Point Dr. Alexander Milman — Jersey City Dr. Leanne Mitchell — Richwood Dr. Frank J. Navarro — Wall

Dr. Vineet V. Sohoni — Florham Park Dr. John P. Sousa — Cliffside Park Dr. Linda E. Stone — Livingston Dr. James J. Susack — Pennsville Dr. Joseph Terranova — Hazlet

Dr. Jerome S. Cohen — Randolph

Dr. Kimberly Goldenbaum — Cranford

Dr. John J. Nazzaro — South Plainfield

Dr. Vincent Colonna — Colonia

Dr. Paula S. Gould — Englewood

Dr. Richard J. Olin — Rahway

Dr. Joseph M. Dalbon — West Caldwell

Dr. Robert Griggs — Old Bridge

Dr. Kavita Patel — Colonia

Dr. Elena V. Tsymbalova — Paramus

Dr. Richard J. Gryzmolowicz — Totowa

Dr. Carrie Polster — Midland Park

Dr. Jeffrey R. Turner — Somerdale

Dr. Naren Rajan — Mendham

Dr. Raj Upadya — Florham Park

Dr. Anthony J. Rapone — Carneys Point

Dr. Mariam Vaziri — Summit

Dr. Jeffrey R. DeMartino — Phillipsburg Dr. Teresa DeStefano — Raritan Dr. Joseph DiBenedetto — Little Silver Dr. Denise DiBona — Red Bank Dr. Frank DiCicco — Wayne Dr. Michael A. Dill — Scotch Plains

Dr. Joseph Haddad — Somerset Dr. Mark J. H. Hannah — Spring Lake Dr. Avi M. Israeli — Manasquan

Dr. Stanley Rauchwerger — Hamilton

Dr. Narpat S. Jain — Tenafly

Dr. Warren Ravner — Howell

Dr. Sonal Jain — Roselle Park

Dr. John Raziano — Raritan

Dr. Christopher G. Kaplan — Randolph

Dr. Philip Rispoli — Clifton

Dr. Katherine L. Thomas — Sicklerville

Dr. Douglas Veenstra — Midland Park Dr. Eric D. Veenstra — Midland Park Dr. Jeffrey Wechsler — Mahwah

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Dr. Michelle S. Weddle — Watchung

Dr. Jonathan L. Nicozisis — Princeton

Dr. Edward M. Jackson — Hackensack

Dr. Stacy I. Weedon — Bridgewater

Dr. Ali N. Weiselberg — Fort Lee

Dr. Robert T. Robinson — New Providence

Dr. Christopher M. Jones — West Caldwell

Dr. Jennifer L. Wilbur — Madison

Dr. Tony Tyan — Plainsboro

Dr. Dami Kim — Tenafly

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Dr. Jill N. Alenier — Red Bank

Dr. William H. Lieberman — Colts Neck

Dr. Sari C. Zimmer — Ridgewood

Dr. Daniel J. Allen — Oakland

Dr. Aaron Mannella — Randolph

Dr. Wayne Arndt — Morristown

Dr. Diane Baldwin — Point Pleasant

Dr. Gregory D. Mc Gann — West Deptford

Dr. Robert M. Benedon — Cherry Hill

Dr. Joseph A. Basilicato — Pompton Lakes

Dr. Mary Jo McGuire — Annandale

Dr. Stephen M. Catania — Lyndhurst

Dr. Mitchell J. Bayroff — Summit

Dr. Melvin J. Miller — Morristown

Dr. Sky A. Berdahl — Madison

Dr. Michael Neiman — Lyndhurst

Dr. Andrew Greenberger — West Orange

Dr. Melissa Burruezo — Bedminster

Dr. Liya Ostrow — Freehold

Dr. Karen H. Winterfield-Dodds — Lawrenceville Dr. Hasan R. Zaidi — Belmar ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Dr. Michael Costello —

Maywood Dr. Shahin Ghobadi — Wayne Dr Michael Kirsch — Caldwell Dr. David Sykes — Linwood Dr. Warren M. Torchinsky — Maple Shade Dr. John V. Vecchione — Budd Lake ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Jorge H. Caceda — North Brunswick

Dr. Joseph M. Arvay — Morristown

Dr. Dianna J. Champion — Cherry Hill

Dr. Albert S. Chinappi Jr. — Marlton

Dr. Elton Chan — East Brunswick

Dr. Gregory Shawn Coakley — Little Silver Dr. Gregory J. DeFelice — West Creek Dr. Karen DeSimone — Pennington

Dr. Danny Chiang — Englishtown Dr. Annie Creato — Sewell Dr. Jennifer L. Cully — Cherry Hill Dr. Helen Ann DeSimone — Totowa Dr. Kerry Gallagher — Manalapan

Dr. Frederic Paperth — Manasquan Dr. Cynthia Pattison — Ridgewood Dr. Jeffrey D. Podowitz — Cherry Hill Dr. Herbert H. Portnoff — Edison Dr. Victoria Joy Roeder — Cream Ridge

Dr. Julian D. Freeman — Turnersville

Dr. Robert P. Gersh — Cherry Hill

Dr. Jason P. Rosenfeld — Butler

Dr. Bryan Graye — Shrewsbury

Dr. Matt Safari — Little Silver

Dr. Scott D. Gersch — Westfield

Dr. Sally Guerrasio — Little Silver

Dr. Zuhair Sayany — Cherry Hill

Dr. Glenn D. Goldstein — Somerset

Dr. Neal Hammer — Freehold

Dr. Talbot A. Sklar — Edison

Dr. Amy E. James — Haddonfield

Dr. Purnima R. Hernandez — Fair Lawn

Dr. Lisa L. Sobel — Monroe Township

Dr. Rachel M. Hoffmann — East Brunswick

Dr. Elena Stavisky — Haddon Township

Dr. Stephen E. Hoffmann — East Brunswick

Dr. Steven P. Stern — Manalapan

Dr. Ari Y. Krug — Lakewood Dr. Lawrence Lieberman — Saddle Brook Dr. Robert Loeb — Oakland Dr. Drew R. Lombardi — Jersey City

Dr. Wendell Holdbrook — Gibbsboro Dr. Richard Holstein — Princeton

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Dr. Francine J. Paladino — Cherry Hill

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Dr. Elisa Velazquez — Toms River Dr. Vanessa Q. Velilla — Ridgewood

Dr. Stacey A. Yandoli — West Deptford

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Dr. John R. Kukucka — Manasquan Dr. Akshay Kumar — Hackensack Dr. M. Jeffrey Morton — Moorestown Dr. Maria E. Parrella — Madison Dr. Sapna Patla — Holmdel Dr. Charles P. Procini — Marlton Dr. Frank H. Ricker — Bernardsville Dr. Stephen Sheinberg — Cresskill Dr. Cory A. Wanatick — Fort Lee PROSTHODONTICS

Dr. Bruce W. Bitzer — Ridgewood Dr. Trudy M. Burke — Scotch Plains Dr. Antoine E. Chiha — Hackensack Dr. John J. Corino — New Providence Dr. Michael Cortese — Princeton Dr. Leslie A. Klardie — New Providence Dr. Arthur Weinberg — Woodcliff Lake


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Dr. Drzala, a clinical aspine,” clinicalsaid assistant professor at assistant professor at the Rutgers the Rutgers New Jersey MedicalNew Jersey Medical School. “For chronic School. “For chronic sacroiliac pain, sacroiliac pain, newdevices biomechanical new biomechanical that rapidly painful sacroiliac devicesstabilize that rapidly stabilize painful joints can be easily using sacroiliac joints canimplanted be easily implantaedminimally invasive procedure.” using a minimally invasive proceDrs. Drzala and Reiter treattreat the the dure.” Drs. Drzala and Reiter

full full spectrum spectrum of of spine spine disorders: disorders: disc

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ties, trauma, tumors and infections. “We include patients in the decision “We include patients in the making process and consider surgery decision-making process and only as a last resort,” said Dr. Reiter, consider surgery only as a last a clinical assistant professor at the resort,” said Dr. Reiter, a clinical Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, assistant professor at the Rutgers where he served for 10 years as chief New Jersey Medical School, where of orthopaedic he served for 10spine yearssurgery. as chiefHe of is currently President of the New orthopaedic spine surgery. He isJersey Orthopaedic Society, President of currently President ofVice the New the New Jersey SpineSociety, SurgeryVice society, Jersey Orthopaedic and chairman of the ComPresident of The NewProfessional Jersey Spine pliance Panel of the North American Surgery society, and chairman of the Spine Society. Professional Compliance Panel of the infections.

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EDUCATION-DR. MITCHELL F. REITER New Jersey (Orthopedics) University of Miami (6 years BS/MD) Saint Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center University of Miami/Jackson Memorial (Fellowship) Hospital (Orthopaedics) Emory University (Fellowship)

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