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Features Love Speak | 42

A Banker’s Balance | 50

A chat with Bergen’s only female bank CEO is rich with insights about finance—and fitting in family and career.

“How did you meet?” BERGEN asks four married couples to share their stories.

The Art of Crafts | 48

A Tenafly home’s wall of marble and limestone serves as a striking focal point.

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Local brewers are raising the bar with their artisanal beers. Join us on a Bergen beer crawl and see where these inventive and delicious drinks are made.

“Produce Pete” Napolitano loves his weekly TV segment, but his sweetheart is always at the top of his list.

Lessons of the Heart | 60

After treatment for cardiac problems, these local residents are feeling much better—and they’ve learned a thing or two.

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Departments Local Buzz | 17

Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

Bergen Beauty | 24

Two local makeup artists help you find the right shade of red lipstick.

For Men Only | 26

The way you wear a beard and ’stache is just as important as the way you wear clothes.

Style Watch | 30

A bold floral skirt sets the stage for a romantic night out on the town.

Jewelry Box | 32

Blaze a trail across her heart (and fingers, and ears, and wrists) with ruby sparklers in the color of love.

Home Front | 34

Every hearth deserves an ornamental screen that makes a statement.

Talk of the Town | 36

Saddle River’s low taxes and large properties draw people to this bucolic borough.

Escapes | 58

Which world destinations do BERGEN readers find most romantic? One might surprise you.

Tastes | 116

Indulge in these delectable soups, which have fewer than 250 calories per serving.

Power Food | 124

Meet your match, kale. Chard is the leafy underdog that’s ready to go the distance.

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Wine + Spirits | 126

Serve up a Negroni, a classic Italian apértif that’s the perfect mix of bitter and sweet.

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Gatherings | 128

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

Restaurant Review | 136

Great food and healthy portions make Angelo’s Greek Taverna in Maywood a go-to BYO spot.

Win It | 142

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A Bergen Moment | 144 A Ramsey mom snaps a photo of her family in the middle of some snow day fun. bergenmag.com

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Love makes the world go ’round Welcome to the romance issue, where we share four very different love stories (page 42). Turn to page 52 to read about local celebrity “Produce Pete” Napolitano, who tells us all about his love for his wife—and fruits and veggies. Discover which red lipstick works best for your skin tone on page 24, and if you’re on the hunt for a special Valentine’s Day gift, take a look at the ruby sparklers on page 32. Of course, there are other forms of love beyond romantic love: familial love, the bond between us and our kids, parents, sibs and pets. And collegial love, the relationship we develop with friends, and yes, those we work with every day. Our BERGEN family is tight-knit. Sure, we can fight just like family, but in the end, we truly care about one another. Take a look at the pictures below and see for yourself. We’re pictured here celebrating at the Cornerstone in Hillsdale. Draw your loved ones near and make it your best February yet!

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It’s all downhill If you’re a snow lover, you don’t care what Punxsutawney Phil predicts— you want more snow. That’s especially true for sleigh riders and snow tubers, who during this time of year can’t get enough of the fluffy white stuff. After the next snowfall, be sure to check out some of the following neighborhood sledding hot spots and fall in love with winter: Citizen’s Park, Ridgewood: It might not be the steepest ride from top to bottom, but it’s the safest and most popular gathering place in the village after the storm. Make sure to bring a camera too: You’ll have plenty of photo ops here. Ridgefield Park High School: Classes might be canceled, but the school is where to be when winter weather hits. There are an assortment of hills and plenty of space for kids (and parents) to enjoy. Cobblestone Hill, Carlstadt: For a unique ride, head here when treacherous conditions force the borough to close cobblestoned Park Lane. It’s truly a neighborhood destination. “It’s one of my favorite things about living here,” says Karl Damon, 50, of Carlstadt. “It’s not always closed off, but it’s a can’t-miss thrill ride when it’s available.”

let it snow! Palisades Park had the highest recorded snow accumulation (23.9 inches) in Bergen County during the January 2016 blizzard. AccuWeather predicts above-normal snowfall and colder temperatures for this season. bergenmag.com

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Looking forward to a day off from school or work on Feb. 20? We welcome Presidents’ Day every year but did you know some of them actually made their marks in Bergen? Test your knowledge of some U.S. presidents who visited the county:

Laura visited the Oakland Animal Shelter more than a decade ago and when she met Ruby, a shepherd– Australian cattle dog mix. Just about 2 years old at the time, Ruby was “skin and bones,” Laura recalls, but she gravitated toward the pooch’s playful personality. It was puppy love at first sight. Much of that youthful spirit still shines through today: “She loves running up to robins and squirrels, and when people walk by, she wants to lick their faces and play,” Laura reports. “We love having her, and we know that she truly appreciates everything we have given her.”

George Washington visited the area numerous times as leader of the Continental Army, camping with his troops in towns such as Fort Lee during the American Revolution. Harry Truman and his wife, Bess, attended a 1961 production starring their daughter at the Playhouse on the Mall. The theater was housed at the former Bergen Mall, which is now Bergen Town Center.

Ronald Reagan visited with senior citizens at the Wellington Hall Nursing Home in Hackensack during his 1984 reelection campaign.

Barack Obama made numerous stops in Bergen County, including one at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck in 2009 to support Jon Corzine’s gubernatorial reelection campaign.

Turn to page 36 to find out which president lived in Saddle River between 1981–1991.

Dance revolution Show me the money We already know North Jersey residents are a hardworking, talented lot, but up-to-date U.S. Census info proves that some of the wealthiest families in the state actually live in Bergen County. Seven of the top 20 towns with the highest median income are located right here. Here’s the county’s current Magnificent Seven (not all towns have reported complete data) with state ranking in parentheses. (4) Upper Saddle River: $169,301 (6) Demarest: $163,571 (8) Haworth: $160,526 (10) Franklin Lakes: $156,146 (12) Glen Rock: $155,221 (15) Ridgewood: $147,823 (16) Tenafly: $147,196

Robyn D’Angelo has been a dancer for most of her life, and she’s been sharing her passion with others for more than a decade. This winter, the Little Ferry resident opened her third dance academy, Robyn D’Angelo School of Dance, for kids in Bergen County. The new Wyckoff location has a lineup similar to her existing schools in Little Ferry and Ramsey. Boys and girls can learn dances ranging from jazz to hip-hop styles, ballet to tap. There are also special classes for mothers and their kids, gymnasticsinspired sessions and various competitions. “When kids finish dance school,” says D’Angelo, “they leave with the love of arts, good self esteem and the desire to strive for high goals and achievements.”

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Did you know? Of the 450,000 Bergen County residents in the workforce, 20,712 worked at home, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Those who commute spend an average of 31.9 minutes traveling to their jobs. bergenmag.com

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Culinary Corner

Seeing Blu What do the owners of Blu Sushi do when their widely popular Normandy Beach restaurant closes for the offseason? They open a second eatery by the same name in Ridgewood, that’s what. The new Japanese-American hot spot boasts a menu with traditional and special sushi rolls and sashimi as well as noodle dishes. Not a fan of raw fish? Order from a variety of appetizers and hot entrées like teriyaki, seafood tacos and fried rice. “There is a great selection of rolls that you can’t find anywhere else,” says Michele Fuentes, 29, of Glen Rock. Blu Sushi, 26 Wilsey Square, Ridgewood, 201.882.1700; blusushinj.com

A cut above You might think your $10 haircut is a steal, but remember that you get what you pay for. Up your grooming game at The Ridgewood Man, the new shop from the owners of The Hoboken Man, a popular men’s salon rooted in the Hudson County city. Gentlemen can sit back and enjoy the salon services, ranging from haircuts and wet shaves to manicures and facials and other spa treatments. It’s all offered in a shop that combines the feel of a traditional barbershop (wood panels with chrome accents) with the modern vibe of an upscale salon (HD flat-panel TVs, anyone?). “I went in for the first time and thought I’d get a regular haircut,” says Ridgewood resident Renato Reyes, 28. “But what I got is a new hairstyle that I love and plan to keep. I’m glad I decided to try it.”

This reigns Suprema From the owners of Michael’s Salumeria in Lyndhurst comes Suprema, a new Italian marketplace and eatery now anchored on Park Avenue in Rutherford. If you’re looking for a touch of Italy in your own backyard, this is it. Suprema is part specialty store, part takeout joint and part sit-down eatery. The Italian dishes are made fresh daily using organic, grass-fed meats and in-season produce. The seafood is always wild and never farm-raised. “I love the fresh mozzarella,” says Anthony Stefano, 45, of Carlstadt. “It’s some of the best I’ve ever had.” Suprema, 92 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201.531.1190; supremaitalian.com

Loving Lebanese Craving babaganouj or falafel? Maybe you have a hankering for kofta or a lola kabob. For a taste of true Lebanese cuisine, head to L’Orange Bleue, which opened late last year in the heart of downtown Fort Lee. All dishes—including hot and cold mazza, and grilled and baked entrées—are made to order, meaning you’ll taste all of the traditional Middle Eastern spices and flavors with every bite. “Since all the ingredients are fresh, it’s a lot healthier than a lot of what’s served at other places,” says Athanos Kalantzis, 48, of Cliffside Park, a frequent diner. L’Orange Bleue, 206 Main St., Fort Lee, 201.944.5100; lorangeblue.com

Lodger crackdown If you were thinking about renting out a room or your home to travelers, think again. While Internet-based home-sharing communities providing short-term affordable lodging have become big business, the practice is starting to meet resistance from cities and towns across the country, including our very own Bergen County. Companies like Airbnb, the largest community, are being affected by new legislation—Wyckoff, for example, recently passed a law banning residential rentals of 30 days or less. What’s the reason for the ban? Overcrowding, fighting, littering, parking of vehicles on lawns, sanitation issues and other issues, according to Wyckoff’s new ordinance. It’s not just Wyckoff—other towns that have similar bans in effect include Cresskill, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee and Leonia. And the list is growing. “I haven’t noticed a problem yet,” says Mary Needleman, 59, who has lived in Wyckoff for the past 15 years, “but that doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist now or will exist in the future.”

The Ridgewood Man, 66 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.652.2820; theridgewoodman.com

Attention meat lovers! Book your reservation at The River Palm Terrace. The restaurant—with locations in Edgewater, Fair Lawn and Mahwah—was ranked the 39th-best steak house in America for 2016 by popular food and dining website The Daily Meal.

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Art for

All

Rocky Roads

Surely you’ve heard the phrase “innovation in art,” but One River School of Art & Design is on a mission to bring that phrase to life through modern methods. Instructors at the school— which doubled its Bergen County footprint by opening a branch in Allendale in January to complement its flagship Englewood location—encourage students to fully engage in today’s artistic movement through both traditional and digital art making. One River founder and Cresskill resident Matt Ross—former CEO of the School of Rock centers—had a vision to make a contemporary art education available not only to those in the country’s biggest cities, but also to local suburban children, teens and adults. To that end, One River offers classes and camps geared toward kids as young as kindergartners and to adults of all ages, ensuring immersion opportunities for all. Part of the school’s appeal is the ability to get their work out to the public through local exhibitions. To get a taste of some of the work done by Bergen County teens, check out the special “Figure Painting & Allegory” exhibit on display at Garden State Plaza in Paramus through Feb. 9, featuring narrative oil paintings. One River School of Art & Design, 319 Franklin Tpke., Allendale, 201.466.1372; oneriverschool.com

Welcome To Bergen County

Getting from point A to point B isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re navigating some of Bergen County’s notorious roadways. BERGEN magazine asked its readers to share their least favorite roads and traffic nightmares—from pothole-lined highways to hair-raising intersections.

“Linwood Avenue in Fort Lee is a disgrace. The asphalt is completely uneven and there are potholes everywhere.” —Christine Weiss, 51, Rutherford

“Traffic can back up for a while on Livingston Street in Northvale because of a left handturn into the Citgo gas station [near Pegasus Avenue]. There’s no stoplight and no designated turning lane there, which is a very busy part of the main road.” —Keith Schoen, 39, Old Tappan

“Making a left turn onto Franklin Avenue from North Maple in Ridgewood is hectic, mainly because of the two consecutive traffic lights. It’s confusing, especially to a new driver or someone unfamiliar with the traffic pattern.” —Stephen Fox, 44, Glen Rock

#&!

Helping hands “There always seems to be construction on Harriot Avenue in Harrington Park near the bridge leading toward River Vale and Emerson. It’s the unexpected traffic stops and unmarked detours due to construction that are particularly frustrating.” —Michelle Marki, 29, Harrington Park

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County received helping hands from the employees of Paramus-based Suez at one of the organization’s construction projects. A team of five Suez workers helped at a Bergenfield worksite, where a 1,900-square-foot, three-bedroom single-family home is being built. Habitat aims to eliminate poverty and homelessness by working in partnership with people in need. For more about the organization, visit habitatbergen.org.

Did you know? Taking your car to a car wash—Bergen has more than 40—is greener than hosing it down in your driveway. Why? Federal regulations require commercial car washes to dispose of wastewater properly, while many also filter and recycle the water. bergenmag.com

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{ beauty }

Find Your Perfect Red With Valentine’s Day nearly here, it’s time for a scarlet pout. But not all shades of red lipstick are created equal. Bergen makeup artists offer their picks and tips for making sure you rock the right red. Just look for your skin tone below. Fair and light

Medium and Olive

Orange-red lipstick shades really pop against paler skin without looking too bold. But Khuraira Musa, makeup artist and owner of Khuraira Cosmetics in Tenafly, cautions that redheads with fair or light complexions should stay away from orangey shades with blue undertones. Try: NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave

These skin tones look best in reds with a pink base. Musa recommends avoiding hues with blue or orange undertones. Try: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Carina’s Love

Khuraira Musa

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Take your lipstick game to the next level Consider these pro tips from Daniela Murano, makeup artist and owner of Araya Rebirth in Ridgewood, before choosing your perfect shade.

Caramel and Golden

Dark and Deep

If this describes your complexion, you’re in luck. Musa says you can wear almost any scarlet shades. Most flattering, though, are brownish-red lipsticks. Try: Tom Ford Ultra-Creamy Lipstick in Scarlet Rouge

Rich reds work well if you have a darker complexion. Musa suggests shades with blue undertones for dark skin, and ruby reds or merlots for those with deep skin. Try: MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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After applying lipstick, add gloss to the center of your lips to plump them and create a more dramatic effect. *To determine your skin’s undertone, hold a piece of white paper up to your face and look in the mirror. If your skin appears yellowish or sallow, you have a warm undertone. If it’s pink, rosy or bluered, you have a cool undertone.

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{ for men only }

Face to Face

Sure, your tailored suit and designer shoes reveal your fashion chops. But don’t forget to dress your best asset—your face! The way you wear a beard and ’stache shows your style too.

Boy, that Abraham Lincoln had one great beard. Bet that thought never crossed your mind, but it’s true—the 16th president of the United States was (and still is) a facial hair trendsetter: That fluffy beard (called a chin curtain) has been imitated time and again and has influenced pop culture, from Halloween costumes to websites. In fact, Honest Abe’s style is still worn by gentlemen today; you’ll see it on guys like young professionals, successful businessmen, star athletes, Hollywood A-listers and, of course, Bergenites. But it’s not the only preferred look for 2017. Check out the following facial hairstyles and pick up a couple of hints from these Bergen County men on how to maintain them.

Long Stubble How to achieve it: Allow your hair to grow for 1–2 weeks and keep it clean by using a trimmer or shaver. The length is typically 6 millimeters. As seen on TV: Russell Crowe Local look: Stephen Vitarbo, Montvale Why did you grow it? It happened out of circumstance—we were on a trip to Tuscany about eight years ago when my electric razor broke. The beard continued to grow over the course of the next 10 days before we arrived in Venice where I could buy new grooming equipment. But the more it grew in the more I

loved it, and the more my wife loved it. What steps do you take to maintain it? I shape around the neck using cream and a razor. I let the hair on the chin grow a little longer but use an adjustable hair trimmer to keep the rest of the beard close to the skin. Grower’s remorse? My wife loves my beard when I keep it at a good length. But she’ll let me know if I’ve trimmed it too much because the hairs will be sharp. If I get too close with the “porcupine hairs” she’ll yell, “You’re stabbing me in the face!”

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Circle Beard

Medium Stubble

The Bandholz

Full Beard

How to achieve it: Start by growing a reasonable amount of hair to avoid overtrimming or shaving. Create a circular shape using a razor or trimmer.

How to achieve it: Keep your hair trimmed to 3–5 millimeters long. It adds a scruffy look and the right amount of manliness.

How to achieve it: Patience. Put away your razors and scissors— shaping and cutting usually begin after seven months.

As seen on TV: George Clooney

As seen on TV: Jake Gyllenhaal

Local look: Vince Tillona, Wyckoff

Local look: Pete Konikowski, Wyckoff

How to achieve it: Genetics comes in handy, especially if hair grows all over your face. Let hair grow until medium stubble forms then shape it with a razor to keep it even.

Why did you grow it? A former boss at Citibank had a beard, and the rest of the team thought we should grow them too, kind of as a joke. So when our boss came back from vacation, we all had them. That was in 1986, and I’ve had a beard ever since.

Why did you grow it? I attended Don Bosco High School, where you aren’t allowed to have facial hair. Shaving always gave me razor burn and made my skin itchy, so I let the beard grow as soon as I graduated. It took about a year for it to reach its maximum length, which was 6 inches.

As seen on TV: Bryan Cranston Local look: Darius Amos, Westwood Why did you grow it? My face had been clean-shaven until I grew a mustache and beard for No-Shave November last fall. Once that month ended, I shaved the sideburns and formed the rest of my facial hair into the classic shape. What steps do you take to maintain it? I use a double-edged safety razor to clear the hair from my sideburns and cheeks and to clean the area around the beard. And about once a week or as needed, I’ll use barber shears to trim the hair so it’s a manageable (and less itchy) length. Grower’s remorse? I didn’t realize that my beard would have so many gray hairs. I used a hair dye on it just once, but I’ve since embraced the salt-andpepper color.

What steps do you take to maintain it? I use a beard trimmer as well as a short comb for the sides and a longer comb for the chin to give it some shape. Otherwise, it looks like I have no chin. Grower’s remorse? It’s not as full as I’d like. But without the beard, my face would look like a baby’s [butt]. So it’s staying because without it I lose most of my business intimidation factor!

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What steps do you take to maintain it? I love how it looks naturally so I don’t do more than an occasional trim. I massage coconut oil into my beard and face when they feel dry. Grower’s remorse? Having a big beard has its problems, particularly for me since I’m a chef. Fire is a problem: During a barbecue last summer, oil had caught fire and burst when I opened the grill. I wasn’t hurt, but the bottom of my beard was singed.

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As seen on TV: Ben Affleck Local look: Nick Elefther, River Vale Why did you grow it? I started losing the hair on my head about five years ago and I thought, “I have to have hair somewhere.” So then I tried growing a beard, and luckily it worked out. What steps do you take to maintain it? To keep it soft, I use beard oil, shampoo and conditioner. A beard brush comes in handy too to tame it when it gets out of control. Once a week, at a minimum, I’ll use a beard trimmer and scissors to trim the hair. Grower’s remorse? Now that I have the beard, it’s become part of my identity. When I’m cleanshaven, no one recognizes me. I’m a teacher, and my students freak out when I don’t have it.

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Curb road rage

{ health News } phones and kids

You’re 78 percent more likely to be in a car crash if you’re an angry driver— so stay calm.

What’s the right age to let youngsters have a smartphone? According to parents in a recent study, 11.9 years is the average age they say they gave kids a phone.

Eat fruit, be happy

—Family Online Safety Institute

You already know that taking in the recommended daily amounts of fruits (two cups) and veggies (three cups) has health benefits, but new research shows that eating more—eight cups per day—can boost your happiness. —American Journal of Public Health

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“While there is no exact age when kids should get a smartphone, it’s imperative that parents discuss the responsibility that comes with having one. Parents should also monitor their child’s phone use, including text messages, Internet and social media. I highly suggest having the child sign a ‘contract’ outlining the rules for having a phone.” —Michelle Mayer, M.D., Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics, Woodcliff Lake

Gut check for chronic fatigue

Bacteria found in the gut is being used to diagnose—with 83 percent accuracy—chronic fatigue syndrome. Blood and fecal samples look for “abnormal” bacteria, that is, bacteria that is less diverse with fewer good bacteria, the kind that has anti-inflammatory properties. About 1 million Americans suffer from the condition. —Cornell University

5+

The number of servings of nuts per week that folks need to eat to reduce inflammation, which is linked to heart disease and cancer. Walnuts are especially heart healthy because they’re chock full of omega-3s.

—Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Bookworms live longer

counteract the effects of that desk job

You don’t have to worry about being stuck at your desk for hours on end— as long as you’re exercising an hour or more each day, that is. A recent metaanalysis of 16 studies of more than 1 million people found no correlation between how much time people spent sitting and how soon they died—as long as they stayed active. —The Lancet

Vitamin A gets an ‘A’ for allergy relief

Folks who read books more than 3.5 hours a week had a 23 percent decrease in mortality compared with those who didn’t read at all. And those who averaged 3.5 hours of book reading had a 17 percent lower risk. Researchers theorize that because books are longer and more complicated than, say, websites and streaming screens, and have more complex plots and characters, they require more brainpower. —Yale

Eating a diet high in vitamin A and fiber can beat food allergies by boosting the immune system. It’s believed that fiber helps bacteria in the stomach make short-chain fatty acids, which control allergic reactions, while the vitamin A helps those cells function at peak performance. —University of Australia

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The number of fractures that occur annually worldwide. To combat osteoporosis, get plenty of exercise and eat a diet rich in calcium, protein and vitamin D. —American Bone Health

—Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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“Weight-bearing exercises such as walking may be very helpful in preventing osteoporosis. Performing this modest exercise several times a week, combined with a bone-healthy diet, is a good way to combat osteoporosis.” —Michael A. Kelly, M.D., HackensackUMC, Hackensack

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{ sTYLE WATCH }

Pretty in Print A bold floral skirt sets the stage for a romantic night out on the town.

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Red Hot Blaze a trail across her heart (and fingers, and ears, and wrists) with ruby sparklers in the color of love.

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housing costs The median home value in Saddle River is $1,691,300, an increase of 1% in the past year, according to Zillow.

Locals Love

WELCOME TO

Saddle River Low taxes and large properties draw people to this bucolic borough. Searching for a Bergen County town with sprawling properties and that mythical beast, low property taxes? Look no further than Saddle River. One of the wealthiest small municipalities in the country—it ranked ninth in the state in per capita income in the 2010 U.S. Census—Saddle River is a bucolic borough full of stately older homes interspersed with newer mansions. The borough’s 3,152 residents enjoy the convenience of two major highways—Route 17 runs through the town, while the Garden State Parkway is just minutes away—making it a breeze to get to the retailers and shopping malls that dot the area. And the area has a rich history, beginning two centuries before Saddle River’s 1894 incorporation as a borough full of apple groves and strawberry fields. From the late 17th century into the early 18th century, Lenni Lenape tribal leaders sold parcels of land to English and Dutch settlers with family names

such as Ackerman, Hopper, Zabriskie and Stilwell. The Van Buskirks built the first home in Saddle River in 1709 on East Saddle River Road, where it still stands. It’s no wonder historic preservation is near and dear to the hearts of Saddle River residents; nearly two dozen historic properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That’s not to say the new has no place with the old here. Buyers have been scooping up homes at the Saddle River Grand, a 68-unit luxury development of attached manor homes set on 23 acres. Children in pre-K through grade 5 attend Wandell School within the borough, then move on to Ramsey’s Eric S. Smith Middle School. For high school, Saddle River students have a choice of either attending Ramsey High School or Northern Highlands Regional. And for those looking for a private school education, there’s the K–12 Saddle River Day School.

nC  ommunity events held at the Bishop House n The water lilies at Waterford Gardens n Yoga and meditation classes at The Body Image Boutique n T he new cupola on Wandell School n G etting primped at Eric Alt Salon Find all things aquatic— such as lotus flowers—at Waterford Gardens.

n In an effort to combat suburban sprawl, an ordinance requires home lots to be a minimum of 2 acres each. n The borough is named after the Saddle River, which got its name from a stream and valley in the small Scottish village of Saddell. n Celebrities such as Wyclef Jean, Rosie O’Donnell and Mary J. Blige and famed suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark own homes in the borough.

dining Recently named one of the top 100 restaurants in the country, according to the OpenTable website, Saddle River Inn blends New American and French cuisine. The restaurant—which is BYO because Saddle River is a “dry” town, meaning the sale of alcohol isn’t allowed within borough limits—is located in a charming circa-1791 barn. For breakfast or lunch, check out the Saddle River Gourmet Deli, where locals rave about the hot and cold sandwiches and quality coffee.

Median Household income Approximately $121,026, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics.

Saddle River Inn photography by Yvonne Marki.

Fast facts

Did You know? Although he was a California native, former president Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, settled in Saddle River in 1981. They called the borough home until 1991. bergenmag.com

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MATSU Voted #1 Best of Bergen Winner for Sushi and Japanese Restaurant. Matsu uses only the freshest ingredients to prepare every meal. Much attention is given to every entrée and you will be amazed by the presentation and authentic dishes created by our talented chefs. Come and join us for the holidays. Pick up a Gift Certificate for that special someone.

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Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”

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“How did you meet?” It’s a question that inevitably comes up during conversations about relationships. BERGEN asked four now-married couples to share their stories. By Nicole Canfora Lupo matter how you initially connected, it’s your love story to tell. These four local couples recall to BERGEN how they fell in love: a Closter husband and wife find their way back together after a brief high school dalliance; a Mahwah pair who had no intention of dating one another; a Lyndhurst couple’s high school friendship leads to marriage and family; and after 10 years of orbiting the same social circles, two Wood-Ridge musicians tie the knot.

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Falling in love can be one of the most wonderful—and, for some, slightly terrifying—experiences. There are many ways to meet someone who is so special that you can’t imagine spending the rest of your life without them. But the first time you set eyes on that person evokes different feelings for different folks. Maybe it was someone you’d secretly had a crush on for ages or an old flame that you wanted to rekindle. Or the cliché love—or disinterest—at first sight. No

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High School Sweethearts

“He just kissed me.” “The thought of going to hang out together at a football game or at Mr. Bruno’s for a slice of pizza put a smile on my face.” That’s not to say their relationship has been smooth sailing—the pair have grown up together, navigating the rocky transition from teenagers to young adults and, now, parents. “There were many people who would tell us that it’s not healthy to only be with one person, that we should explore the world or learn more about ourselves without being in a relationship,” says Nikki. “It was discouraging at times, but we knew we wanted to stay together— and we didn’t want to be with anyone else.” After 16 years together, seven years of marriage and three children under the age of 4, it still feels right. “When I look at Nikki, I see the same person that I was waiting in the hallway for all those years ago and look forward to everything that comes our way in the future,” says Scott. “I can honestly say Scott is my best friend and the love of my life,” shares Nikki. “I wouldn’t change our story for anything.”

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Both 32, Nikki and Scott Wiese of Lyndhurst have been together half of their lives, an impressive feat in this day and age. But the initial love connection almost didn’t happen. The two met as freshmen at Lyndhurst High School, and Nikki didn’t see Scott as anything more than a good pal—for another two years. “My friends always said Scott had a crush on me, but I always just saw us as friends,” Nikki recalls. Yet Scott truly was feeling the stirrings of young love—eventually, he’d start waiting outside of Nikki’s Italian class for the chance to carry her books and walk her to her next classroom. “I’m not really sure how Nikki felt about me at that time,” says Scott, but the two fell into a comfortable routine for the rest of the school year. It wasn’t until the following summer at a house party that Scott finally made his move. “Scott and I were just sitting and talking like we always did, then he just kissed me,” explains Nikki. “We’ve been together since that moment. Something clicked. It just felt right.” Scott agrees. “Being with her simply made me happy,” he says.

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A Rekindled Flame

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“He was still beautiful.” Karen Friberg knew it was love when Nick Mrnarevic gave her a python for Christmas. Because she’s a “total reptile freak,”a scaly, slithery python was something she’d always wanted, but her parents drew the line at allowing only lizards in their house. Nick fulfilled Karen’s greatest desire. And the rest, as they say, is history. The Closter couple grew up a block apart in Norwood, and as classmates at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, they were a study in contrasts. Karen, 32, describes herself back then as a “studious theater nerd who wrote a lot of poetry, wore thriftstore hippie dresses and listened to Joni Mitchell,” while Nicholas, 37, was a popular football player with a rebellious streak. After a fleeting make-out session behind the high school followed by a few weeks of sharing a ride to school, Karen and Nick went their separate ways. One fateful night a few years later, Karen and a pal met up at the Sidewalk Café in Piermont, N.Y., a favorite hangout. Little did she know Nick would be there. “He was still beautiful,” Karen recalls. As she remembered Nick was engaged to a girl from high school, she inquired how the wedding plans were going—only to find out the two were no longer together. Outwardly, she told him she was sorry to hear the news, “but inside, I was more than mildly pleased,” says Karen. “I gave him my number and told him to call if he ever wanted to talk or hang out. He called me the next day.” They began dating, much to the chagrin of Karen’s mother: Karen broke up with her then-boyfriend to see where things would go with Nick. But now, after three children and nine years of marriage, their relationship continues to bring both of them happiness. “The first thing I really fell in love with about her is how she laughs,” says Nick. “She laughs as if her soul is laughing. It’s a wonderfully loud sound, and her whole body laughs with her when she does. If I can make her laugh every single day, then I’m a very happy man.” Karen cherishes Nick because of “how much he values me as a partner and a mom, and how he lets me know it all the time.” Like any couple, they’ve faced their challenges. But through it all, Karen says, the pair continue to support one another. “I really think that if you’re going to stick with a person,” she explains, “you have to feel loved and valued, and make your partner feel the same way.”

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Disinterested Parties

“He was the biggest stuffed shirt I’d ever met.” It wasn’t love at first sight for Addie, 60, and Rick Moore, 62, of Mahwah. Addie, who was sitting in her Ho-Ho-Kus travel agency one wintry January day in 1983 when a stranger strolled in. “He was a sales rep for Ford, and his biggest client was right down the street from my office,” Addie explains. “He came in one day to plan a trip to Mexico for himself and his girlfriend.” She booked the trip, and Rick and his girlfriend went to Mexico. She didn’t expect to see him again. “I thought he was the biggest stuffed shirt I’d ever met,” she recalls. “He was very buttoned-up and businesslike.” But Rick returned to the travel agency to set up another trip—this time to his home state of Oklahoma. When Addie asked if his girlfriend would be accompanying him, Rick only asked Addie to book the travel under “Mr. and Mrs. Moore,” as things hadn’t worked out. A few weeks later, Rick was back again. Addie asked if he had found a Mrs. “Are you applying?” he joked. Her response? “Nope!” One day, on her way down the street to pick up a bagel for breakfast, Addie found Rick sitting in his car with papers splayed every which way on his dashboard; a makeshift office. “I knocked on his window and told him, ‘I have an extra desk if you need to use it,’” she remembers. “But I told him he had to bring bagels if he stopped in.” Addie will tell you she had absolutely no interest in Rick as a potential partner; Rick says, “It was definitely not love at first sight. I wasn’t looking for a girlfriend, just a place to do my paperwork.” Rick started coming in every Friday— with bagels—and he and Addie struck up a friendship. “He wasn’t as stuffy as I’d thought. He had a great sense of humor,” Addie recalls. By summer, Rick asked Addie out on a date, and she agreed. When Rick showed up, Addie was dressed to the nines, wearing heels. Then she discovered Rick planned to take her out on the water. “Addie’s travel agency had a sailboat as part of its logo,” explains Rick. “I owned a sailboat and loved to sail. So taking her out on my boat as our first date seemed like a good idea.” More dates followed, but without major commitment from either party. The tipping point finally came when Addie invited him to her house for a birthday get-together. As the two of them were racquetball enthusiasts, Rick showed up with a gift he was sure would make her happy: a ball keeper. “Nothing says ‘romance’ like a racquetball keeper!” Addie jokes. “We laugh about that all the time.” From there, the relationship blossomed. Addie threw Rick a surprise 30th birthday party, secretly flying in his sister from Colorado. Says Addie: “Rick claims that’s when he knew it was love.” An engagement followed and the pair wed in August 1986, despite Rick’s transfer to a position in Maryland bergenmag.com

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prior to the nuptials. Unwilling to leave her travel agency, Addie stayed in New Jersey and the two only saw each other on weekends for the first year of marriage. Only when Addie became pregnant did Rick return to New Jersey for good. Now, 30 years and two daughters later, the two can’t imagine being apart. “We enjoy each day together,” says Rick. Time hasn’t dulled their feelings for one another. “He is still one of the most considerate men I’ve ever met,” Addie gushes. And Rick is just as in love with her: “Addie is very intelligent, caring, compassionate, attractive, a great cook and a wonderful mother—and the best wife a man could be blessed with.”

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A Secret Crush

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“I always thought he was cute.” It’s no surprise—at least to those who know them—that music eventually bound together Alana Quartuccio, 42, and Anthony Bonillo, 48. The two married rock musicians from WoodRidge first met back in 1998 when their bands shared a bill at Images in Fairview. “I can’t say for certain if or how much we spoke that night,” says Alana, “but I remember watching his band and talking to some of the members.” “I always thought he was cute,” she admits, “and I think he may have had a teeny crush on me.” While nothing outwardly came of it, Anthony plays it coy with his side of the story: “Let’s just say she was always one of my favorite local performers.” Other relationships came and went, as did rock gigs—both continue to perform in bands (hers, Six to Eight Mathematics; his, The Atomic Disasters)—and Alana and Anthony’s paths continued to cross for another 10 years. “We both wound up in the same social circles through fellow musician friends,” bergenmag.com

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Alana explains, “so we began to talk and hang out a bit more, little by little over the years.” Finally, in 2008, all that time getting to know each other led them to give dating a go. “Alana is a strong and independent type of person,” explains Anthony. “Like myself, this can sometimes be misunderstood as intense. But we are both very similar in that way and understand each other.” After dating for five years and supporting each other’s musical endeavors, their relationship culminated in what the couple calls their “rock ’n’ roll” wedding, complete with a cake shaped like a vinyl record and a marriage ceremony accompanied by live music. And forget about your typical ring exchange. The two instead exchanged guitar riffs—after performing Little Richard songs such as “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Ooh! My Soul” instead of saying their vows. “Anthony’s straightforward and tells it like it is,” says Alana. “It’s one of the many awesome things I still love about him.”

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Opposite, from top: beer barrels at Brix City Brewing; a flight of eight samples at Plank Pizza Co. Beer Parlor. This page, clockwise from top: beer flights at Brix; a coaster from The Alementary Brewing Co.; the packaging for Bolero Snort Brewery’s Ragin’ Bull beer; Plank’s wall of craft beer taps; a view of the brewing equipment at Alementary.

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The art of crafts

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From pubs and restaurants to the dinner table at home, local brewers are raising the bar with their artisanal beers. Join us on this Bergen beer crawl and see where these inventive and delicious drinks are made. By Darius Amos space—which looks more like a log cabin than a beer factory from the outside—by installing a renovated wooden façade with exposed wood beams. “It reminds me of an old-fashioned saloon,” says 41-year-old Bogota resident and beer connoisseur Cliff Bartolemeo. “But these aren’t beers from the Old West—these are modern drinks with modern flavors and tastes that really hit the spot.” The beers change regularly and include IPAs, porters and lagers. Want something to nosh on while you drink? You won’t find any popcorn or mixed nuts at these bars. The Alementary, like Brix City, doesn’t serve food, but customers are welcome to bring their own treats or even call for delivery. If you want to eat while chugging a fine brew, several establishments like Plank Pizza Co. Beer Parlor in Saddle Brook boast craft-beeronly drink menus. “There are specialized pizzas that you can only find here,” says Justin Presa, 35, of Waldwick. “I ordered a pie and selected a good flight of beers to try.” One of those drafts was a Ragin’ Bull, an amber produced by Bolero Snort Brewery, headquartered in Ridgefield Park. Alementary and Brix City are also represented on the menu, along with other New Jersey breweries. Just why is the craft beer industry booming? Thank state legislators, who about five years ago passed a law permitting beer makers to sell their beverages by the glass without a conventional liquor license. It was a big step for small-scale operations like Brix City, Alementary and Bolero Snort. It also allowed local brewers to deliver their products to distributors—liquor stores, bars, restaurants—themselves and bypass expensive truckers. “It was a win-win for everyone,” Melendez notes. “The brewers get a chance to create and we get the chance to drink, be merry and enjoy their creations.”

It’s time to get hopping, beer fans, because you don’t want to miss what’s brewing in Bergen County. Where wine once ruled, craft beers are quickly taking over—you can find them served in fine dining establishments as well as on tap in your favorite neighborhood bar. Better yet, you can actually visit the sites where these local brews are conceived and produced. That’s what thousands have learned at joints like Brix City Brewing in Little Ferry, which two years ago became the first craft brewery to open in the county. There, customers can imbibe imaginative brews—the names of the full-bodied stouts, India pale ales, Belgian-inspired pilsners and other beers are scribbled on a chalkboard overlooking the bar. Once customers make their selections, bartenders pour the frothy libations into a variety of containers, including pint glasses and growlers. “I like to sample all the beers,” says Junior Melendez, 37, of Ridgefield Park, who prefers to order drinks by the flight. His choice ale? “You have to try Just Another IPA,” he says. Brix City’s simple setting, Melendez adds, is also an attraction. Picnic-style benches are arranged in the tasting room and adjacent to the facility’s brewing equipment, which co-owners and Hasbrouck Heights residents Joe Delcalzo and Peter Reuther allow patrons to tour during operation hours. “This is our passion, and we want to be able to share it with everyone,” Delcalzo says. “The county was perfect for a brewery and hopefully more people decide this is a good place to open up because the more breweries around us the better.” For a different taste, head a couple miles north to The Alementary Brewing Co., which opened in Hackensack last spring. Bergen’s second craft brewery follows Brix City’s keep-it-simple model, showcasing the beverages rather than pumping big bucks into décor. Co-owners and Bergenfield residents Blake Crawford and Michael Roosevelt (by trade, a chemical engineer and a molecular biologist) created a cozy, rustic

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How a banker keeps her balance A chat with Bergen’s only female bank CEO is rich with insights about finance— and fitting in family and career.

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{ Money talks } Is it still OK to ask high achievers about gender? After all, it’s 2017; women have been everything from admirals to astronauts—and almost a U.S. president. But there’s still only one female bank CEO in Bergen County. She’s Edgewater resident Nancy E. Graves, 64, who last April was named head of the Bank of New Jersey and its holding company, Fort Lee–based Bancorp. In a recent chat, BERGEN Editor in Chief Rita Guarna couldn’t resist posing a question about what it’s like to be a bank boss—and a “she.” In a study in the Journal of Business Ethics, Finnish researchers found U.S. banks with female CEOs less likely to fail in a financial crisis than banks run by men. Study authors theorized that women leaders may be more conservative. What do you think? I’m not sure if there’s a gender difference. But I would theorize that with so few female CEOs, the ones there have more experience and heightened leadership abilities partly because for them it’s been a more difficult path to the top. My own strategy is to be inclusive, collaborative and transparent, and to stay in touch with the community. What’s the biggest mistake people make about money? Too often they spend their gross income, not their net pay. When you take a new job, think about how the offer is made in gross dollars. Your $60,000 salary is really closer to $42,000; your biweekly pay $1,600, not $2,300. Not realizing this can lead to overspending, which puts even more pressure on family cash flow. Avoid debt, especially credit cards. Invest in your future by contributing to a 401(k) or other retirement account. Become a saver.

What made you choose a career in banking? I started as a commodity trader developing hedge strategies for currencies and agriculture, then was a financial consultant to professional corporations and business owners. I viewed banking as relatively simple compared with financial services and was not convinced that I should make a career move. But I took a leap of faith and joined a bank. Once there, how did you succeed? I started with one business line and moved on to manage multiple areas of operations and revenue. That was the foundation for later bank executive positions. I didn’t have a plan, didn’t know how it would all work out. But I grasped every opportunity and worked to differentiate myself. Why should someone choose a community bank over a “big” bank? For one thing, community banks generally have lower fees (or no fees) but can offer the same services. Community banks gather deposits and lend locally. This provides capital for businesses in the community, which supports jobs and growth. Ninety percent of banks in the country are community banks. They’re generally more responsive because decision makers are local. Do you have a favorite source for following economic trends? Barron’s, American Banker and the Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation publications.

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What’s on your nightstand? Three Women by Sylvia Plath, A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates and The Circle by Dave Eggers. How have you balanced work and your personal life? I raised my daughters as a single parent. I was committed to putting my family first— which included my daughters, my parents and my siblings. (I’m one of six children.) That required compartmentalization. I focused on work when I was at work, which allowed me to leave it there. I am very organized and detail-oriented, and I multitask constantly. At the same time I am constantly reprioritizing. I am calm, patient, efficient, analytical and decisive. Work is work—it is not my life. I was a school room parent; I went on field trips; I didn’t miss concerts or sporting events; I was home at night to fix dinner and do homework, and when I was with my daughters I was present. What advice do you have for young women today? Start with something that you enjoy and that complements your skill set. Be attentive, show initiative, find a mentor and be thoughtful in how you approach your work. What are your favorite places in the county? The trails in Fort Lee Historic Park, Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood and River Palm Terrace in Edgewater. What would readers be surprised to learn about you? That I was a singer and an actress. It’s ancient history, really. But I sang from a young age, and some said I was gifted with perfect pitch. A director from the New York Opera Company selected me for their touring production. I traveled to New York City for casting opportunities, but my analytical side realized that at each packed casting call, there were hundreds of people more committed (if not more talented). I continued through college and soon after headed for NYC—this time to Wall Street, not Broadway.

But don’t most people know that stuff? I’m on the board of directors of Junior Achievement, a nonprofit that provides financial literacy education to more than 60,000 young New Jerseyans each year. Often kids say they’re going to tell their parents what they learned in the course. So while Mom and Dad might know about this stuff, there’s a void in imparting information about budgeting, planning, the costs of borrowing and the many benefits of saving. Education is the key to money management, and for most people it’s a lifelong learning process. What’s the most outlandish thing you’ve seen in banking? When my company acquired an Illinois bank, we arrived to transfer ownership and count the cash. We found the bank vault filled with shotguns that belonged to local residents. It was general practice for the owners to just stop by and go into the vault to get the guns whenever they needed them.

What can’t you live without? Laughter. Bread. Books.

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What accomplishment are you proudest of? That I’ve lived my life as an individual, aspiring to use my unique abilities in all aspects of my life and to do so with humility, integrity and empathy. My parents believed in me, were proud of me and guided me by their example to always live without limitations. I never thought there was anything I could not aspire to or achieve. That is powerful. The living proof of my life’s success? That would be my daughters. They are individuals with intelligence, core values, humor and strength.

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Produce Pete loves his weekly TV segment, but it’s his sweetheart that’s always at the top of this Bergenite’s list. By Darius Amos Think you know the correct way to peel a banana? “Produce Pete” Napolitano will likely tell you to make like a chimpanzee and try a little monkey business. “Your first inclination is to open it from the top, which results in those annoying loose strings,” says Napolitano, who’s considered the New York metro area’s authority on fruits and vegetables. Our distant jungle cousins, he notes, pinch and peel from the bottom for cleaner, easier access to the fruit. “If you’re not doing that, try it.” Napolitano, 72, has been offering tidbits like these from his childhood days as a peddler for the family business to his successful run as a mom-and-pop farm stand owner to his 30-year career as a local television personality—with the past 25 years spent on WNBC’s Weekend Today in New York. And while he loves produce, he wouldn’t be where he is today without his wife, Bette. It was her foresight that brought the Produce Pete persona to life. Napolitano’s history on television traces back to 1986, when, not satisfied with work, he was on the verge of closing his family’s Bergenfield-based Napolitano’s Produce Store. One day that year, a customer overheard Napolitano joyfully speaking with other shoppers. That customer was Rosemary Henri, a local TV producer who “found me very interesting and thought I would be good for television” he recalls. “I told her I was too busy,” Napolitano says. “She continued to call, but I turned her down each time.” But things changed the day Bette answered the phone. When Napolitano came home from work that afternoon, she told him to get dressed—the network was sending a car to bring him to its New York studio. “Bette convinced me that going on TV might be good for business,” he says. “She’s the one who saw something good.” He’s been talking produce on the air ever since. Fruits and veggies are Napolitano’s passion, and it’s seen every week during his regular TV appearances, when he converses about any and every piece of produce that’s in season. His long stint on Weekend Today is a testament to that passion, earning the “Produce Pete” and “Pete Your Produce Pal” nicknames along the way. “Most of the stuff I talk about is common sense, but they’re tips that people want,” he admits. “Why is a fruit that’s heavy in the hand better than others? Simple: It has more juice. If it’s light like a feather, then there’s usually nothing inside.” The segments got more and more popular over the years “because people love to eat, and they love to eat good food,” he says. “And I think it’s because of my honesty. When I’m in front of the camera, my first line is usually thought out, but everything else, when I talk about a product or produce, that’s just me running my bergenmag.com

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mouth. It also helps to throw in some humor and stories about my family, because viewers can relate even more.” Family, he says, turned him into the produce guru. He learned about fruit as a child, helping his parents’ produce stand by selling tomatoes door-to-door in Englewood and Tenafly. In 1969, he took the reins of the family business. “Bette helped me in the store for 20 years on the business end and was also there to raise the family and take our two kids to soccer and football,” he says. “She’s been a trouper, and I give credit to her for all the success I’ve had.” The couple have been side-by-side for most of their lives: The two were high school sweethearts—he was 15 and she was 14 when they fell in love. They’ve lived in Bergenfield and Oakland in Bergen County, and now reside in nearby North Haledon. So did it hurt when Bette decided to leave the business to pursue an administrative career with large companies such as Konica? Not at all. “She’s such a hard-working woman and so smart when it comes to business. I didn’t want her to regret not making a change, and I think she made a great decision,” he says. “But everyone at Napolitano’s missed her a lot.” Napolitano’s finally closed in 2006 after a 52-year run in Bergenfield, but Pete and Bette are still partners in produce and in life. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer. “Bette has been my rock and my foundation all these years,” he says. “None of this, the store or Produce Pete, would’ve happened without her.”

Bette and “Produce Pete” Napolitano will celebrate 50 years of marriage this summer.

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In this Tenafly home, a wall of marble and limestone combines with dark wood to create a welcoming entertaining area. By Marisa Sandora

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“The cushions on the window seats are covered in a Sunbrella fabric that I bought many years ago,” says homeowner Shelley Cekirge. “It has a little bit of gold—it’s just the right amount of color.” She chose dark-brown coffee tables that play up the darker stone found above the fireplace.

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Opposite: The marble and limestone motif carries to the wet bar, where glass shelving holds stemware by Waterford and artist Carole Stupell. This page: In front of the fireplace, two folding stools provide extra seating. “The idea of a textured, matte-finished stone wall appealed to me,” explains Cekirge. “I liked that it was not super-finished and polished, just more raw. It brings in a rustic element, and it brings in a bit of history, and I liked the way it felt when I looked at it. I’ve always loved using natural materials.”

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Shelley Cekirge’s living room is a study in contrasts. When the Tenafly homeowner renovated the space, she covered an entire wall and wet bar area in ash limestone and Zebrano marble from Artistic Tile but wanted to temper the coolness of the stone with warm wood used throughout the room. “I tried to incorporate a lot of wood because I think it softens the look,” says Cekirge, who owns her own design firm, Shelley Cekirge Interiors. The dark floors, which are 5-inch-wide white oak planks stained dark brown, also stand out against the lighter taupe, gray and ivory furnishings. The room isn’t just a formal entertaining space, it serves as the main hangout in the house, so Cekirge sought to make it functional as well as beautiful. She designed three separate seating areas in the room: a TV nook on one side, a conversation space on the other side and a game table with four wooden chairs in the rear. Two wooden and leather stools in front of the fireplace provide extra seating when needed. “A lot of the furniture was repurposed from our bergenmag.com

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previous home in Los Angeles,” says Cekirge, who moved back to the East Coast about two years ago. “I didn’t spend a lot of money on furnishings because I knew our three kids were going to be running in and out of here. I spent more on the stone on the walls because I knew they weren’t going to damage that.” The walls and counter of the wet bar on the other side of the room are covered in the same stone, with open shelving that showcases Waterford crystal and vintage gold art-deco glasses by artist Carole Stupell that were once featured in Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art. Nambé champagne flutes from Cekirge’s wedding sit on the counter above a wine fridge. “I wanted to make sure people used this room because we don’t have an open floor plan,” says Cekirge. “We did everything we could to really drive the traffic in here when we entertain. We use the game table for hors d’oeuvres, and we use the wet bar to make drinks. This is a very well-utilized room, which makes me really happy.”

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Love Getaways Which world destinations do BERGEN readers find most romantic? One of them might surprise you. Certain places naturally make you feel starry-eyed when you’re with that special someone: Paris, for example. But not all couples choose “typical” love locales. No matter the destination, the feeling of amore is woven into every moment, from moonlit strolls along local streets to couples’ massages and alfresco dining.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

“We’ve been fortunate to celebrate two romantic moments in Jamaica. It’s where we got engaged and also where we honeymooned. We’ve never been anywhere else where it felt like time slowed down drastically and all the normal day-to-day distractions completely vanished. Perhaps it’s simply the vibe of the island. There’s no schedule to keep; we planned our days as we went along. When you don’t have to be anywhere, you can really enjoy being together. The complimentary bottles of Appleton rum and endless plates of jerk chicken didn’t hurt either.” —Laurie Paravati and Ben Sherman, Rutherford

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Vernon, N.J.

“From the minute you arrive at Crystal Springs Resort and Spa, you feel like you’ve flown somewhere exclusive. The lodgings are beautiful and the couples’ massage is to die for. The rooms all have their own fireplaces and balconies that overlook beautiful mountains. The best part is their yearround outdoor pool, where you can get a cocktail and swim outside—even in the winter months! One moonlit night we walked the property together. There’s just something special about the place.” —Zabrina and Jason Kearns, Bogota

Bali, Indonesia

“Bali is our favorite destination for a romantic vacation—we love the private villas, fiery sunsets, exquisite food, rich culture and warm smiles. For our honeymoon, we stayed at Disini Luxury Spa Villas and enjoyed a private pool, butler and gorgeous garden view outside each window. One night, we had the entire pool filled with flowers and floating candles. It was a magical moment.” —Kerri and Chris Geene, Franklin Lakes

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Rome, Italy

“One of the most romantic nights of our marriage took place in Rome. We enjoyed dinner alfresco on a little street off Piazza Navona and then joined other couples and families in the evening passeggiata—walking without a plan or a guidebook, simply soaking in the sights, the lights and the beauty of the Eternal City together.” —Louise and Joe Casapulla, Waldwick

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“We honeymooned on the island’s North Shore and truly enjoyed the unparalleled beauty of the place. It was the perfect setting for a romantic dinner on the beach at sunset, a hike to the top of the Diamond Head volcanic crater and a horseback ride in a private session. Together we watched the sun set each night over the ocean from our beachfront cottage.” —Catherine and Ramon Rosario, Ramsey

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Lessons of the heart

After treatment for cardiac problems, these local residents are feeling much better—and they’ve learned a thing or two. By Timothy Kelley

GIVING UP A TREAT Call yourself a hot-dog fan? Step aside for Janet Rasmussen, 70, of Ridgefield Park, who gobbled down a half-dozen of them weekly at one point. But she’s only had one occasionally since her heart attack November 8, 2015. “It’s easier not to have them in the house,” she says. Though this retired real estate title insurance clerk never smoked or drank and didn’t go for sweets, she confesses: “I was a salt girl. Salt and bread.” She also had a family history of cardiovascular disease. Her mother and her grandmother died of strokes, and congestive heart failure claimed an older sister’s life five years ago. But on that November day Rasmussen did something right. She recognized that the pain that had kept her up all night wasn’t arthritic. “It went from my elbows down into my hands,” she recalls—and a heating pad didn’t relieve it. “In the morning I felt a tightness in my chest.” She went straight to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. There she told nurses: “It isn’t like one of those movie scenes where the guy clutches his chest and falls down.” Indeed, heart attacks—especially in women—often don’t announce themselves in such classic fashion. Interventional cardiologist Tariqshah Syed, M.D., found Rasmussen was having a heart attack and needed a stent inserted to open a blocked artery. After her successful procedure, she spent a day in the intensive care unit and two more days in the hospital. Explains the doctor: “She also had a ‘nonculprit’ artery with significant narrowing; that one was opened with a stent later.”

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How to protect your heart? We’ve all seen the lifestyle advice: don’t smoke; eat more leafy green vegetables and fewer salty, fatty and sugary foods; get plenty of exercise and see your doctor regularly for blood-pressure and cholesterol checks and medications if you need them. But sometimes a neighbor’s personal story can motivate us as mere advice can’t. So BERGEN marks American Heart Month by reporting on four local residents who have been treated for heart disease—and learned its lessons.

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From left: Frances Addeo of Rutherford is back in action thanks to a minimally invasive procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center; a new type of dissolvable coronary stent put in at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center helped clear a blockage in Robert Algieri Jr.’s heart.

Lifestyle changes and medications can help minimize Rasmussen’s risk of a recurrence, Dr. Syed says. Thus her favorite food has become a rarity. Also, bacon and eggs used to be a daily ritual; now she allows herself real eggs just twice weekly, accompanying them with “fake stuff” that “if you really burn it, kind of tastes like bacon.” She takes two cholesterol medications and regularly sees Dr. Syed, who advises her to lose weight. She wasn’t a big exerciser before her heart attack and still isn’t. But she does take strolls in Overpeck County Park with her husband, Alan, 73, and enjoys watching the horses at the Bergen Equestrian Center. The lesson for others? “Take chest-pain episodes seriously,” says Dr. Syed. “Don’t sit them out.” As for Rasmussen’s new no-frank ban, she puts that in perspective. “I’m alive,” she says, “so I’m not going to cry about it. Not having a hot dog is the least of anybody’s problems.” BREATH RETURNS Last fall, Rutherford resident Frances Addeo, now 80, could hardly clean her house. “I’d do two cents’ worth of work and have to sit down for a half hour,” she says. Things got so bad she sometimes couldn’t summon the breath to speak. In a minimally invasive procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center in November, a catheter-delivered clip was implanted to close a leak in her heart’s mitral valve, which connects the left atrium and the left ventricle. It was a medically busy autumn in which this four-time cancer survivor was also treated for lymphoma and underwent two cataract surgeries. But she’s feeling much better today. “I’m grateful for the condition I’m in,” she says. Carlos Ruiz, M.D., director of Hackensack’s Structural and Congenital Heart Disease Center, explains that the procedure Addeo underwent is used when mitral valve surgery is considered too risky for a patient. Studies show that if a repair isn’t needed in the first year, he says, patients at five years are doing as well as

those who had surgery. Addeo has learned to do exactly what her doctors advise. Her medical problems have kept her from driving for more than a year, and she hasn’t had time for exercise either. The safest way for her to return to exercise now, says Dr. Ruiz, would be under supervision in Hackensack’s cardiac rehabilitation program. “I used to go to a gym, and I had nice muscle tone,” says Addeo. “I’ll see how it goes.” TINKERER’S TICKER Saddle Brook resident Joseph Schilp, 72, retired manager of aircraft maintenance at LaGuardia Airport, had a heart attack 25 years ago. It was “silent”—unknown till heart damage showed up on an echocardiogram when he visited a doctor for a sinus condition. More recently he’s confronted some troubling numbers. In 2013 he had episodes of a racing heartbeat—tachycardia. Anything over 100 beats per minute qualifies; Schilp clocked 160 to 170. He underwent a cardiac ablation procedure at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood that “zapped” some heart tissue that had helped cause the problem. A defibrillator was also implanted to monitor his heart rate, which has stayed mostly in the normal range since. A year ago he was feeling fatigued, and an annual stress test led to the discovery that his ejection fraction—a measure of how well the heart pumps—was down to 15. (Normal begins at about 50.) His cardiologist at Valley, Thomas Molloy, M.D., referred him to Kariann Abbate, M.D., a heart-failure specialist who prescribed a medication called Entresto. Last fall, his ejection fraction was back up to 45–50. One lesson of Schilp’s experience? “People do tend to do less as they age, but it shouldn’t be a drastic decline,” says Dr. Abbate. If you notice a drop in your energy level, she says, don’t put it down to age. “Get checked out to make sure you’re not missing a treatable condition.” Today Schilp works part-time on a usedcar lot and tinkers with cars. He takes pride bergenmag.com

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in his restored 1935 Ford, and on nice days takes his ’65 ‘Vette for a spin. The hours fly by when he’s working on an automobile, but Dr. Molloy reminds him that the bending and crouching involved don’t equal the activity at his aircraft job, when he walked across huge airplane hangars several times a day. So he tries to work in regular exercise at the gym. He eats steak less often—half the portion size of bygone days—and he and his wife Anne, 71, have almost totally given up fast food. Schilp knows his choices make a difference. His parents had heart attacks in their 60s, but were treated promptly and followed medical advice. They died, but it was only two years ago—at 94 and 92. Their long lives, he says, “I credit to modern medicine.” When genes are to blame There was lots of heavy lifting in Robert Algieri Jr.’s job with his family’s industrial scales company. But ironically, he was doing paperwork on the February day three years ago when he was stricken. “I kept saying to myself, ‘I’m 45 years old—I can’t be having a heart attack!’” recalls the New Jerseyan. But he was—even though he’d been eating right and getting plenty of activity. Heredity was the culprit; indeed, heart disease had affected several close relatives. The lesson he learned: If you have heart disease in your family, work closely with your physician to minimize your risk with appropriate medications and monitoring. And when you don’t feel well, be alert to all possibilities—even if you haven’t reached what you consider “heart attack age.” Fortunately, at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Algieri had a new kind of coronary stent implanted that is made of dissolvable material—after the blockage has been relieved, it safely melts away. That means there will be fewer obstacles should open-heart surgery someday be required. It’s an improvement on the treatment given Algieri’s father, who has had eight metal stents implanted—and is still around at 84.

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DOCTORS 2017 BERGEN COUNTY IS HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT AND SOUGHT-AFTER PHYSICIANS IN THE COUNTRY. To help you find the best of the best, across more than 60 specialties, BERGEN magazine commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of thousands of practicing and active physicians across the county. Doctors were asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their practice areas and whom they would seek out for particular procedures. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the first annual “Bergen County’s Top Doctors” list. While not every outstanding area doctor is listed in “Bergen County’s Top Doctors,” we think you will find it to be a valuable resource in the future for all your physician needs.

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TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ADDICTION MEDICINE HAYMAN K. RAMBARAN Bergen Regional Medical Center 230 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.967.4210

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY NEIL I. MINIKES Allergy & Asthma Center of Northern New Jersey 500 Piermont Rd., Ste. 304 Closter, NJ 07624 201.564.7777 ZIV HARISH Asthma Allergy and Immunology Care of New Jersey 200 Engle St., Ste. 18 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.7475 STUART B. FROM Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 214 Engle St., Ste. 14 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.1480 JAY M. KASHKIN Jay M. Kashkin, MD 23-00 State Rte. 208, Ste. 2-1 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.794.7400 THOMAS A. SELVAGGI Hackensack Allergy & Asthma Center 211 Essex St., Ste. 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.6673 CAROLYN E. GOODSTEIN Carolyn E. Goodstein, MD, PA 235 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.7677 MARY ANN MICHELIS The Center for Allergy, Asthma & Immune Disorders 360 Essex St., Ste. 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.2065

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PATRICIA M. HICKS Patricia Hicks, MD 119 First St., Ste. 5 Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.444.5277 YASMIN BHASIN Allergy & Asthma Care 27 S. Franklin Tpke., Ste. 301 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.934.9393 LEONARD SILVERSTEIN Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PC 82 E. Allendale Rd., Ste. 7A & 7B Saddle River, NJ 07458 201.236.8282 PATRICK V. PERIN Allergy Partners of NJ, PC 185 Cedar Ln., Ste. L2 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.6400 MA L. DE ASIS Allergy & Asthma Consultants 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 207 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.8500

ANESTHESIOLOGY DAVID MOSKOWITZ Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238 JEFFREY T. SMOK Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238 GREGG P. LOBEL Northern Valley Anesthesiology 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238 FARAZ A. SYED Northern Valley Anesthesiology 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238

ALI I. SECKIN Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 602 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.2442

BREAST SURGERY FAITH GOLDMAN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3893 VIOLET M. MCINTOSH Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3893

ELIE M. ELMANN Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 900 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.2261 ERIC D. SOMBERG Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 900 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.2261 ARTHUR F. NG Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 900 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.2261

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BARRY C. SUSSMAN Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400

JAY A. ERLEBACHER Englewood Cardiology Consultants 177 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.4901

THOMAS N. AHLBORN Valley Medical Group 385 S. Maple Ave., Ste. 202 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.444.5757

RICHARD S. GOLDWEIT Englewood Cardiology Consultants 177 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.4901

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DENNIS KATECHIS Englewood Cardiology Consultants 177 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.4901

ADAM G. ARNOFSKY Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636 JAN GALLA Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636 JAMES KLEIN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636

SAMUEL SUEDE Cardiovascular Associates of New Jersey 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 440 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3690 ANDREW J. WEISSMAN Cardiovascular Associates of New Jersey 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 440 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3690 JEFFREY S. MATICAN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 309 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.1920

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DANIEL J. GOODMAN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 777 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.288.4252 GERALD SOTSKY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Ste. 307 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.670.8660 SANJEEV N. PATEL Heartcare Center, PA 38 Mayhill St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.843.1019

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY RAFFI E. AGOPIAN Colon & Rectal Surgery of North Jersey LLC 85 Harristown Rd., Ste. 105 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.689.9100 JOEL S. NIZIN Colon & Rectal Surgery of North Jersey LLC 85 Harristown Rd., Ste. 105 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.689.9100 MARK E. HELBRAUN Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 811 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.1660

CHILD PSYCHIATRY

CHRISTINA J SEO White and Waxenbaum 127 Union St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.4466

PATRICIA S. BROWN Patricia Brown, MD 155 County Rd., Ste. 18 Cresskill, NJ 07626 201.541.8080

STEVEN I. WAXENBAUM White and Waxenbaum 127 Union St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.4466

MORTON Z. FRIDMAN Morton Fridman, MD 185 E. Palisade Ave., Apt. A6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.0002

RONALD A. WHITE White and Waxenbaum 127 Union St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.4466

SARABJIT SINGH Behavioral Health Associates 40 E. Midland Ave., Ste. 101 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.9400

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SRIKANT KONDAPANENI Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

HELIO F. PEDRO Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave., Ste. 210 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5264 NELLY J. OUNDJIAN Valley Medical Group 470 N. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.327.8765

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SELWYN E. LEVINE Holy Name Pulmonary Associates, PC 200 Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.3636

THEOPHANIS A. PAVLOU Holy Name Pulmonary Associates, PC 200 Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.3636 FRANCESCO CALIFANO Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238 FARAZ A. SYED Northern Valley Anesthesiology 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3238 WANDA W. CHOY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Ste. 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.689.7755 STEVEN C. JACOBY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Ste. 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.689.7755 JEFFREY P. BARASCH Better Breathing: A Center for Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, PC 140 Chestnut St., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.3866

DERMATOLOGY EILEEN Q. TROKHAN The Trokhan Group 235 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201.767.1908 MICHELE GRODBERG MGMD Dermatology, PC 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 330 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.8884 MIRIAM FISHMAN Miriam Fishman, MD 216 Engle St., Ste. 104 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.5678

NAANA A. BOAKYE Bergen Dermatology 140 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 205 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.567.7546 SYLVIE D. KHORENIAN Sylvie D. Khorenian, MD, PC 630 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.503.0302 HELEN T. SHIN Hackensack University Medical Center 155 Polifly Rd., Ste. 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.8697

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

HOWARD C. ROTHMAN Advanced Cardiology Institute 2200 Fletcher Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.6200

MARGARET S. RAVITS Margaret Ravits, MD & Associates 721 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3691 MICHAEL WIEDERKEHR Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery 1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 103 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.857.4200 IRIS H. KOPELOFF Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 107 Ridgewood, NJ 07645 201.689.2103 KAPILA V. PAGHDAL Northern Bergen Dermatology Group 400 State Rte. 17 S. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.4536 KARIN H. SATRA Northern Bergen Dermatology Group 400 State Rte. 17 S. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.4536 SHARON SCHERL The Office of Sharon Scherl, MD 45 Central Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.568.8400

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CAMILA JANNIGER Dermatology & Plastic Surgery 72 Locust Ave. Wallington, NJ 07631 973.472.5044

ROBIN M. BRODY ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., Ste. 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.883.1062

HYESOO LOWE Endocrinology Consultants, PC 229 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.8999

JONATHAN E. BLUME Westwood Dermatology 390 Old Hook Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.9550

LEE D. EISENBERG ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., Ste. 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.883.1062

JOSEPH J. SCHWARTZ Endocrinology Consultants, PC 229 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.8999

JARED M. WASSERMAN ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., Ste. 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.883.1062

JESSICA FLEISCHER Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770

JASON B. SUROW ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.722.9850

NATALIA ANCHIPOLOVSKY Dr. Natalia Anchipolovsky MD, DO, PhD 5 Summit Ave., Ste. 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.820.3596

HERBERT L. FINE Westwood Dermatology 390 Old Hook Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.9550

EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT BRYAN T. HO Englewood Ear, Nose, & Throat, PC 216 Engle St., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.9800 DAVID A. LEWIS Englewood Ear, Nose, & Throat, PC 216 Engle St., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.9800 DAVID H. HENICK Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 301 Bridge Plaza N. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.592.8200 ARIE ROSEN ENT Institute of New Jersey 2 S. Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.996.9200 BRIAN BENSON Bergen Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, PA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 909 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.6520 CHRISTOPHER M. SHAARI Christopher M. Shaari, MD 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 712 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.8060

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ROBERT CUSUMANO ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.722.9850 DOUGLAS D. LEVENTHAL ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.722.9850

JOSEPH GIANGOLA Forest Healthcare Associates, PC 277 Forest Ave., Ste. 200 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.986.1881 JACK F. TOHME Endocrine Associates, PA 30 W. Century Rd., Ste. 255 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.444.4363

MICHAEL P. SCHERL Northern Valley ENT 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 204 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.8787

MARK WIESEN Summit Medical Group 870 Palisade Ave., Ste. 203 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.5655

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM

FAMILY MEDICINE

SAMEERA DAUD-AHMAD Old Hook Medical Associates, LLC 452 Old Hook Rd. Emerson, NJ 07630 201.666.3900 ESTHER J. LEE Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

HARVEY R. GROSS Primary Care NJ 370 Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.3370 ALICIA C. SKARIMBAS Primary Care NJ 370 Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.3370 ARTHUR W. CHANEY JR. Hackensack University Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 715 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.1877 MARY R. BELLO Dr. Mary Bello Family Practice 400 Franklin Tpke., Ste. 106 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.327.3333 RAYMOND P. ESKOW Valley Medical Group 44 Godwin Ave., Ste. 102 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.5992 RAYMOND P. ESKOW Valley Medical Group 44 Godwin Ave., Ste. 102 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.5992 ARA A. AJEMIAN Valley Medical Group 85 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 111 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.930.1700 IYAD BAKER Riverside Medical Group 200 Main St. Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 201.870.6099

PHILIPPE DESPLAT Valley Medical Group 40 Washington Ave. Dumont, NJ 07628 201.387.7055

ROBERT A. ADAIR Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 699 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.7970

RITU SURI Holy Name Medical Center 245 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.5330

BINITA P. PRAJAPATI Valley Medical Group 780 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.7664

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GENERAL SURGERY

STEVEN D. GILLON Digestive Healthcare Center 401 S. Van Brunt St., Ste. 401 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.0555

MICHAEL G. MAGRINO Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400

SANDARSH R. KANCHERLA The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.537.4328 MARK S. SAPIENZA The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.537.4328 BARRY M. ZINGLER The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.537.4328 MARC A. FIORILLO The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 140 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 101A/101B Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.945.6564 MICHAEL E. MEININGER The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 140 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 101A/101B Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.945.6564 MITCHELL K. SPINNELL The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 140 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 101A/101B Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.945.6564 DAVID L. FEIT Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, PA 52 First St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3003 MICHAEL G. RAHMIN Valley Medical Group 140 Chestnut St., Ste. 300 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.2600

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BARRY C. SUSSMAN Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400 FRED A. WOLODIGER Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400

TERRI F. KATZ Center for Dynamic Aging 1530 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.363.8871

MARK A. GURLAND Dr. Mark Gurland, MD 235 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0099

INDERPREET SACHAR Center for Dynamic Aging 1530 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.363.8871

RICHARD Y. KIM Dr. Richard Kim, MD 360 Essex St., Ste. 303 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5439

BENNETT P. LEIFER Van Dyk Health Care 304 S. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.8200

FREDERICK F. FAKHARZADEH R. Rosenstein & F. Fakharzadeh 22 Madison Ave., Ste. 301 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.587.7767

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

THOMAS N. AHLBORN Valley Medical Group 385 S. Maple Ave., Ste. 202 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.444.5757

NIMESH NAGARSHETH Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.5999

JONAS MANSSON Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5690

AMI P. VAIDYA John Theurer Cancer Center 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5374

SEBASTIAN R. EID Advanced Laparoscopic Associates 81 Route 4 W., Ste. 401 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.646.1110

NOAH A. GOLDMAN Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza, Ste. B-201 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5401

JOSEPH J. LICATA JR. Dr. Joseph J. Licata Jr., MD 245 E. Main St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.327.0220

HAND SURGERY

STAVROS G. CHRISTOUDIAS Heritage Surgical Group 741 Teaneck Rd., Ste. B Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.833.2888

GERIATRIC MEDICINE RITU SURI Holy Name Medical Center 245 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.5330

DAMIEN I. DAVIS Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770 ANNE J. MILLER Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770 MICHAEL F. PIZZILLO Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

GASTROENTEROLOGY

ROGER G. ROSENSTEIN R. Rosenstein & F. Fakharzadeh 22 Madison Ave., Ste. 301 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.587.7767 SIDNEY RABINOWITZ Boss and Rabinowitz Plastic Surgery 305 Route 17 S., Ste. 3-100A Paramus, NJ 07652 201.967.1100 KEVIN M. ROENBECK Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.2830 JEN F. LEE North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000

HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY STEVEN T. BROWER Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3705 FRANCIS FORTE Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250

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TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

MINAXI JHAWER Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250 MICHAEL SCHLEIDER Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250 LEWIS ATTAS Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, PA 350 Engle St., Fl. 5 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250 BRIAN KIM Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, PA 350 Engle St., Fl. 5 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250 JILL MORRISON Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, PA 350 Engle St., Fl. 5 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.5250 BARRY R. FERNBACH Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza, Ste. C-211 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5353 THOMAS J. RAKOWSKI Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza, Ste. C-212 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5578 JASON W. SUH Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza, Ste. C-211 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5353

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SURAJ K. SAGGAR Holy Name Medical Center 200 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.0660

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MIHRAN SEFERIAN Holy Name Medical Center 200 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.0660 ASHWIN JATHAVEDAM Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3335 JEFFREY KOCHER Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3335 STEVEN WEISHOLTZ Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3335 RANI SEBTI Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.4088 NEIL GAFFIN Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Ste. 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.6468 GARY G. KNACKMUHS Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Ste. 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.6468 CAROL O. SOTSKY Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Ste. 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.6468 THOMAS BIRCH Birch Tree Medical Associates 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.833.7274

INTERNAL MEDICINE

MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE

DORON Z. KATZ Access Medical Associates, PC 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 203 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.0833

CARL J. SAPHIER Carl Saphier, MD 498 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.0121

LAWRENCE DAVIS Pattner & Grodstein MD, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.0446 RUSSELL GURA Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3335 MANUEL KATZ Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3335 CLENTON COLEMAN Clenton Coleman MD 699 Teaneck Rd., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07666 201.836.7970 SUHEL H. AHMED North Jersey Internal Medicine 92 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.0066 STEPHEN B. BRUNNQUELL The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201.784.0123 PETER A. SYMINGTON The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201.784.0123

ABDULLA M. AL-KHAN Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave., 2W-73 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.2453 JESUS R. ALVAREZ-PEREZ Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave., 2W-73 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.2453

NEONATAL AND PERINATAL MEDICINE ELIZABETH B. CARLIN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3021 BENJAMIN C. PLANER Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5362 FRANK P. MANGINELLO The Valley Hospital 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.8388

NEPHROLOGY

KAREN M. HART Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.4526

SUSAN M. CLIFFORD Pattner & Grodstein MD, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.0446

PETER A. LUONGO Valley Medical Group 1 Sears Dr., Ste. 202 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.2333

DEBORAH A. FEIN Pattner & Grodstein MD, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.0446

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AUSTIN M. PATTNER Pattner & Grodstein MD, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.0446 MIREL I. ABRAMOVICI Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.5787 LOUIS C. JAN Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.5787 MARC S. ZELKOWITZ Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.5787 CLENTON COLEMAN Clenton Coleman MD 699 Teaneck Rd., Ste. 101 Englewood, NJ 07666 201.836.7970 ALBERT TARTINI Renal Medicine Associates 400 Franklin Tpke., Ste. 208 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.825.3322 HOWARD B. WEIZMAN Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.447.0013 BENJAMIN W. ARONOFF Nephrology Associates, PA 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.0897 THOMAS L. SALAZER Nephrology Associates, PA 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.0897

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NEUROLOGY GARY S. ALWEISS Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.5805 KIRK J. LEVY Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.5805 RIKKI R. RACELA Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.5805 NANCY L. MUELLER Institute of Neurological Care 610 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs , NJ 07632 201.569.2282 ENRIQUE A. FEOLI Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 800 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.6676 DAMON M. FELLMAN Hackensack University Medical Center 211 Essex St., Ste. 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1515 PATRICIA G. KLEIN David D. Van Slooten, MD, PA 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 302 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.261.6222 OLGA NOSKIN Neurology Group of Bergen County, PA 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Ste. 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.0868 KENNETH A. CITAK Neurology Group of Bergen County, PA 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Ste. 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.0868

DANIEL R. VAN ENGEL Neurology Group of Bergen County, PA 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Ste. 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.0868

PATRICK A. ROTH North Jersey Brain & Spine Center 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.342.2550

GEORGES A. GHACIBEH Progressive Neurology 260 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 200 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.546.8510

GAETAN MOISE Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.327.8600

NEUROSURGERY

WILLIAM S. COBB Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.327.8600

MARC S. ARGINTEANU Metropolitan Neurosurgery 309 Engle St., Ste. 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7737 YAKOV GOLOGORSKY Metropolitan Neurosurgery 309 Engle St., Ste. 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7737 FRANK M. MOORE Metropolitan Neurosurgery 309 Engle St., Ste. 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7737 ALFRED A. STEINBERGER Metropolitan Neurosurgery 309 Engle St., Ste. 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7737 KEVIN C. YAO Metropolitan Neurosurgery 309 Engle St., Ste. 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7737 HOOMAN AZMI-GHADIMI North Jersey Brain & Spine Center 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.342.2550 GEORGE J. KAPTAIN North Jersey Brain & Spine Center 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.342.2550

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

GERALD P. GRODSTEIN Pattner & Grodstein MD, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.0446

ANTHONY L. D’AMBROSIO Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 220 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.327.8600

NUCLEAR MEDICINE KAVITHA VADDE Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3712

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY MARINA JACOBSON Complete Women’s Healthcare 200 Engle St., Ste. 14 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.735.5700 ARTHUR H. GROSS Englewood Women’s Health 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0003

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TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ERICA Y. SONG Vibrant Life Medicine 286 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.6190 TRACY F. SCHELLER Tracy Scheller MD 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 201 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.731.3178 NOFIT WEISS Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 440 Curry Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.408.4810

GAYLE GROSSMANALWEISS Metro Eye Care 523 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.5070 JEFFREY R. VAN INWEGEN New Jersey Regional Eye Care 284 N. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.327.3006 JACOB H. CHUNG Tenafly Eye Associates, PA 111 Dean Dr. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.567.5995

CARL J. SAPHIER Carl Saphier, MD 498 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.0121

JOHN R. STABILE Tenafly Eye Associates, PA 111 Dean Dr. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.567.5995

MICHAEL G. FAUST Valley Center for Women’s Health 581 N. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.236.2100

PATRICK K. CHIN Westwood Ophthalmology Associates P.A. 300 Fairview Ave. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.4014

ROBERT J. GALLO Hackensack University Medical Group 130 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 300 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.489.2727 ANDREW F. RUBENSTEIN Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD 82 E. Allendale Ave., Ste. 1A Saddle River, NJ 07458 201.934.5050

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE JEFFREY S. LIVA Preventive PLUS 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.444.3060

OPHTHALMOLOGY JOSEPH D. FISHKIN Joseph Fishkin, MD 85 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 201 Emerson, NJ 07630 201.383.9140

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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY DAVID N. FELDMAN Active Joints Orthopedics 25 Rockwood Pl., 4th Fl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.0447 PETER A. SALOB Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770

JASON BAYNES Health East Medical Center 54 S. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 888.633.7474 DOUGLAS S. HOLDEN Garden State Orthopaedic Associates 28-04 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.791.4434 GBOLAHAN OKUBADEJO Institute for Comprehensive Spinal Care 1605 John St. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 877.854.8274 GREGORY J. GALANO Hudson Crossing Surgery Center 2 Executive Dr. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.470.6977 AMIT SOOD Kayal Orthopaedic Center 266 Harristown Rd., Ste. 107 Glen Rock, NJ 07450 201.447.3880 FRANCIS G. ALBERTA Dr. Francis Alberta, MD 266 Harristown Rd., Ste. 100 Glen Rock, NJ 07451 201.493.8990 DANTE A. IMPLICITO New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery 266 Harristown Rd., Ste. 100 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.251.7725

ASIT K. SHAH Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.2770

YAIR D. KISSIN Hackensack University Medical Center 360 Essex St., Ste. 303 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.8867

JOSHUA S. ROVNER Dr. Rovner Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics 440 Curry Ave.,Ste. A Englewood, NJ 07631 201.817.3097

ANTHONY J. DELFICO Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.2830

MARK M. PIZZURRO Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.2830 JONATHAN M. ARCHER North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000 STEVE K. KWAK North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000

PAIN MEDICINE ELIZABETH A. BAKER Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 220 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.1900 OFER WELLISCH Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3595 JEFFREY A. GUDIN Pain Management & Wellness Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3595 JEFF R. PAVELL The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 RUBY E. KIM Premier Spine & Sports Medicine 1555 Center Ave., 2nd Fl. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.242.1600 RICHARD KANG Metropolitan Pain Consultants 1640 Schlosser St., Ste. C3 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.729.0001

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ASHER C. GOLDSTEIN Genesis Pain Management 699 Teaneck Rd., Ste. 101 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.645.4336

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY DOROTHY J. MYRIDAKIS Pediatric Cardiology Associates 1 Broadway, Ste. 203 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 973.569.6250 GEORGE KIPEL Hackensack University Medical Center 155 Polifly Rd., Ste. 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.7617 ROBERT J. TOZZI Hackensack University Medical Center 155 Polifly Rd., Ste. 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.7617 ZVI S. MARANS Holy Name Medical Center 205 Robin Rd., Ste. 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.599.0026 DAVID E. SOLOWIEJCZYK Holy Name Medical Center 205 Robin Rd., Ste. 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.599.0026

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY EMILY BERGER Hackensack University Medical Center 155 Polifly Rd., Ste. 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.8697

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HELEN T. SHIN Hackensack University Medical Center 155 Polifly Rd., Ste. 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.8697 COLETTE D. LIEBER Colette D. Lieber, MD 400 Franklin Tpke., Ste. 208 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.825.0009

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY JAVIER E. AISENBERG Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave., Ste. 251 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5329 PAUL I. PELAVIN Valley Medical Group 579 Franklin Tpke. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.8182 MICHAEL NOVOGRODER Metropolitan Pediatric Group 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4301 RICHARD HERSHCOPF Pediatric Endocrinology of North Jersey 2 Dean Dr. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.871.4680

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY DIANA VOLPERT Valley Medical Group 74 Pascack Rd., Ste. 2 Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201.391.0846

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY STEVEN H. DIAMOND Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5437 MICHAEL B. HARRIS Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5437

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE ARYEH Z. BAER Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave., PC 360 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5308 KEVIN SLAVIN Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack , NJ 07601 551.996.5308

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY DANIEL G. ADLER Daniel Adler, MD 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.1551 JUDY WOO Bergen Passaic Pediatric Neurology, LLC 17-15 Maple Ave., Ste. 203 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.796.9500 ERIC B. SEGAL Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 800 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.6676

FELICIA J. GLIKSMAN Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.3200 JENNIFER A. COPE Neurology Group of Bergen County, PA 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., East Wing, Ste. 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.0868 GEORGES A. GHACIBEH Progressive Neurology 260 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 200 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.546.8510

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ROBERT S. SILVERMAN Valley Pain Management Center 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5555

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY RICHARD C.E. ANDERSON Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.327.8600 NEIL A. FELDSTEIN Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.327.8600 ARNO H. FRIED Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 201 Route 17 N., Ste. 501 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201.457.0044 ALLISON M. RATHMANN Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 201 Route 17 N., Ste. 501 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201.457.0044

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PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

PEDIATRICS (GENERAL)

ELLEN B. KAPLAN Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5207

CHRISTOPHER A. WEISS Washington Avenue Pediatrics LLC 95 N. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201.384.0300

PAKKAY NGAI Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5207

LUCIA P. CARUANA Metropolitan Pediatric Group 17 Closter Commons Closter, NJ 07624 201.768.8811

PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE PAKKAY NGAI Hackensack University Medical Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5207

PEDIATRIC SURGERY FREDERICK ALEXANDER Pediatric Surgicalcare, LLC 140 Route 17 N., Ste. 321 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.9700 DAVID L. FRIEDMAN Pediatric Surgical Associates 30 W. Century Rd., Ste. 235 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.9440 KEITH A. KUENZLER Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.2921

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY RICHARD N. SCHLUSSEL Pediatric Urology Associates, PC 350 Engle St., Ste. 3 East Englewood, NJ 07631 201.541.8628

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GARBIS BAYDAR Englewood Pediatrics, LLC 370 Grand Ave., Ste. 203 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.3262 MICHELLE VALDIVIESO Riverside Pediatric Group 10 First St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.8130 CLAUDE LIGENZA Valley Pediatric Associates 201 E. Franklin Tpke. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.652.1888 IRENE SHEVELEV Valley Pediatric Associates 201 E. Franklin Tpke. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.652.1888 GEORGE M. AZZARITI Pedimedica 18 Railroad Ave., Ste. 103 Rochelle Park , NJ 07662 201.291.2323

DORIENNE S. PLANER Metropolitan Pediatric Group 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4301 GAIL SCHEWITZ Metropolitan Pediatric Group 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4301 RUSSELL S. ASNES Tenafly Pediatrics PA 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.2400 JOSHUA D. MENASHA Tenafly Pediatrics PA 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.2400 DAVID A. SCHAUMBERGER Tenafly Pediatrics PA 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.2400 JILL S. STOLLER Chestnut Ridge Pediatric Associates 595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 4 Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.391.2020 MONDANA S. YAZDI Mondana Yazdi PA 219 Everett Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.4777

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

ALAN KANTER Metropolitan Pediatric Group 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4301

ELIZABETH A. BAKER Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 220 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.503.1900

KIMBERLY D. KINNEY Metropolitan Pediatric Group 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4301

ADEEL AHMAD The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311

JOSE A. ALONSO The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 SHAN BABEENDRAN The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 REBECCA C. BROWN The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 DONALD LISS The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 HOWARD LISS The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 JEFF R. PAVELL The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 PHILIP TASCA The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311 FANI J. THOMSON Valley Pain Management Center 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5555

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NORBERTO L. SOTO Advanced Aesthetic Associates, Inc. 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 490 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.0040 DAVID L. ABRAMSON David L. Abramson, MD, Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery 363 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.6977 STEVE R. FALLEK Fallek Plastic Surgery 300 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 301 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.541.4181 PAUL ROSENBERG Palisade Plastic Surgery 1567 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.585.2388 ROBERT J. MORIN Robert Morin, MD Plastic Surgeon 125 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3422 TROY CALLAHAN Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center, LLC 140 Prospect Ave., Ste. 17 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.225.1811 PERRY C. RITOTA Perry C. Ritota, MD 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 700 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.7333 GREGORY E. RAUSCHER Gregory E Rauscher, MD 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 600 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.482.1457 FRANK S. CIMINELLO Frank S. Ciminello, MD 113 W. Essex St., Ste. 204 Maywood, NJ 07607 201.289.5551

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STEPHANIE M. COHEN Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St. , Ste. 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201.487.3400 RICHARD M. WINTERS Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St., Ste. 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201.487.3400 LUIS A. ZAPIACH Art Plastic Surgery 1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 302 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.345.3518 PAUL M. PARKER Parker Center for Plastic Surgery 122 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.620.3420 MICHAEL C. GARTNER Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center 3 Winslow Pl. Paramus , NJ 07652 855.956.1661 PEDY GANCHI Pedy Ganchi, MD, Village Plastic Surgery 75 Oak St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.6646 HARRIS R. STERMAN Sterman Plastic Surgery 870 Palisade Ave., Ste. 304 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.4111

PODIATRY JEFFERY M. COHEN Northeast Podiatry Group 142 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.0033 EDWARD R. NIEUWENHUIS JR. Foot & Ankle Associates of Wyckoff 350 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.4930

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE JEFFREY S. LIVA Preventive PLUS 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.444.3060

PSYCHIATRY

PRITESH J. SHAH Holy Name Medical Center 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 102 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.358.0400

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

ROBERT S. SCHUMEISTER Dr. Robert Schumeister, MD 285 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.1133

MEI ZHANG Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3125

MICHAEL STEFANOVICH Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3149

DAVID DUBIN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3125

JUSTIN K. PALTROWITZ Justin Keith Paltrowitz, MD 60 Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.608.1670

GLEN GEJERMAN John Theurer Cancer Center 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.5900

STEVEN SAMUELS Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.681.2915

CHAD M. DEYOUNG Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5403

SARABJIT SINGH Behavioral Health Associates 40 E. Midland Ave., Ste. 101 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.9400 DAVID N. ROSENFELD Neuropsychiatric Associates of Northern New Jersey 265 Ackerman Ave., Ste. 202 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.2394 SYLVIA E. FLESCHER Dr. Sylvia Flescher, MD 76 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.0322 DAVID P. SEMAR David P. Semar, MD 148 W. Saddle River Rd. Saddle River, NJ 07458 201.694.1543

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PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

MICHAEL F. WESSON Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5403

RADIOLOGY MINDY A. GOLDFISCHER Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3532 MARK. L. SHAPIRO Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3415

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DWARKANATH SHEMBDE Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.984.3545

RHEUMATOLOGY

SLEEP MEDICINE

MICHAEL L. GROSS Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC 440 Old Hook Rd. Emerson, NJ 07630 201.358.0707

GEORGE S. LIN Pulmonary and Medical Associates 466 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 26 Emerson, NJ 07630 201.261.0821

SHERNETT O. GRIFFITHS Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

MITCHELL S. ENGLER Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

JULIE YIP Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

SRIKANT KONDAPANENI Bergen Medical Alliance PA 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.2050

SIMON RYOO Fair Lawn Imaging 19-04 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.794.3132

NOEL B. SALEM Salem and Cholhan 285 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.0223

EDWARD LUBAT Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.8822

EVAN H. LEIBOWITZ Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.4526

KIRK J. LEVY Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.5805

MARC A. HERMAN Englewood Radiologic Group 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3412 DANIEL B. LERER Radiology Center of Fair Lawn 0-100 28th St. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.475.1300

KYUNG-HWA RHEE Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.8822

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY / INFERTILITY PHILIP R. LESORGEN Women’s Fertility Center of NJ 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 400 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.6979 JANE E. MILLER North Hudson IVF 385 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.871.1999 ALI NASSERI Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5400

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ARIK ZAIDER Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.4526 RIMA G. KOPELMAN Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.4526 NEIL J. GONTER Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.7788

JOHN J. VILLA Hackensack University Medical Center 211 Essex St., Ste. 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.498.1311 JEFFREY P. BARASCH Better Breathing: A Center for Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, PC 140 Chestnut St., Ste. 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.3866 PAUL HAHN NJ Retina 628 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.7300

SPORTS MEDICINE

ALEXANDRU F. KIMEL Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.7788

JEFF R. PAVELL The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.425.9311

RALPH E. MARCUS Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.7788

JASON BAYNES Health East Medical Center 54 S. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 888.633.7474

STEPHEN G. SILVER Stephen G. Silver, MD 360 Essex St., Ste. 303 Hackensack, NJ 07601 212.434.4316 JONATHAN M. ARCHER North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000 STEVE K. KWAK North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000 JOHN M. OWENS North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, PA 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.353.9000

THORACIC SURGERY ADAM G. ARNOFSKY Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636 JAN GALLA Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636 JAMES KLEIN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3636 LYALL A. GORENSTEIN Rockland Thoracic and Vascular Associates 350 Engle St., 6th Fl., Ste. 6501 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.1101

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SAURABH AGARWAL Urology Group, PA 4 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.7070

IGNATIOS S. ZAIRIS Holy Name Medical Center 741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.8282

WAYNE DETORRES Urology Group, PA 4 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.444.7070

UROLOGY GEORGE KLAFTER Urology Center of Englewood 663 Palisade Ave. Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201.313.1933 CHESTER LEE Urologic Specialties, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7777 RICHARD LEE Urologic Specialties, PA 177 N. Dean St., Ste. 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.7777 THOMAS Y. CHUN Urology Center of Englewood 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.1900 ERIC J. MARGOLIS Urology Center of Englewood 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.1900 ROBERT B. SIMON Urology Center of Englewood 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.1900 GARY D. WASSERMAN Urology Center of Englewood 300 Grand Ave., Ste. 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.1900

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MUTAHAR AHMED New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology 870 Palisades Ave., Ste. 201A Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.6060 MICHAEL P. ESPOSITO New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology 870 Palisades Ave., Ste. 201A Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.6060

VASCULAR SURGERY THOMAS R. BERNIK Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3689 HERBERT DARDIK Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3689 KURT R. WENGERTER Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400 FRED A. WOLODIGER Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.0400

MASSIMO M. NAPOLITANO Bergen Surgical Specialists 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.0040 JOSHUA W. BERNHEIM New Jersey Endovascular Therapeutics PC 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 104 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.5353 DANIEL J. CHAR New Jersey Endovascular Therapeutics PC 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 104 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.5353

RONALD S. ARAMS Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.8822

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ROBERT J. KORST Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5722

IGNATIOS S. ZAIRIS Holy Name Medical Center 741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.8282

VASCULAR/ INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY PHILLIP BAHRAMIPOUR Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3690 ALLISON BARONE Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.894.3690 KEVIN HERMAN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.833.3310 JOHN H. RUNDBACK Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.833.7268

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ARNO FRIED, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAANS

Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

201 Rt. 17 N., Ste. 501, Rutherford, NJ 07070 • 201.457.0044 • ana-neurosurgery.com EARLY IN HIS TRAINING, Dr. Arno Fried studied under a vast number of experienced adult and pediatric neurosurgeons and as a result, is now one of the rarest neurosurgeons in the country to be double board certified in both general and pediatric neurosurgery. For over two decades, his reputation has grown as a leader and innovator in pediatric and adult neurosurgery, including brain tumor treatments and epilepsy surgery. His love for helping people with critical medical situations encouraged him to pursue neurosurgery, and his dedication and excellence in the field is recognized globally. Dr. Fried has seen the field of neurosurgery explode in its growth, from imaging technology to minimally invasive approaches in neurosurgery including the treatment of hydrocephalus, brain cysts, brain tumors and craniosynostosis using an intracranial endoscope. Dr. Fried treats children with spina bifida and tethered cord syndrome, taking the greatest care in maintaining a close, trusting relationship with

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both the patient and the family during and after treatment. Following his residency and fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center and a fellowship with the Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Fried continued to achieve a long and outstanding list of awards, memberships and accomplishments. He has held numerous leadership positions at many major medical centers in New Jersey and at The Cleveland Clinic prior to that. He also directs a world renowned pediatric neuroscience program. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Fried and his team will add a fellowship trained spine surgeon offering patients the newest techniques and procedures. ANA’s exceptionally compassionate and collaborative approach allows Dr. Fried the opportunity to provide an unparalleled level of service and care to all patients regardless of income, background, geography, age or other concerns.

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MICHAEL L. GROSS, M.D.

Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC 440 Old Hook Rd., Emerson, NJ 07630 • 201.358.0707 INJURED KNEE? Sore shoulder? Painful hip? When you want to feel better, make sure you have experience and expertise on your side. Choose Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Our physicians are expertly trained to treat each part of your musculoskeletal system. Each is fellowship trained in a specific area of orthopedics so they have hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating the injuries, aches, and pains that are slowing you down—not just every now and then, but on a regular basis. “So whether it’s an everyday problem or an uncommon injury, rest assured that we’ve already seen it and know how to treat it,” says Active Founder Dr. Michael Gross. “Best of all, we offer metropolitan-level care with the convenience of suburban settings—close to home.” When it comes to orthopedic care, the value of experience and the Active team approach cannot be overstated. “We believe that each patient is unique and brings with them their own set of

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challenges and circumstances,” says Dr. Gross. “Our physicians stay on the forefront of treatment and technology—both surgical and non-surgical—to meet those challenges. They work closely together to help people feel better in the most effective and efficient way possible.” Non-surgical treatment may include physical therapy, braces, or injections. If surgery is the best course of treatment, patients can take confidence in knowing that they’re in the care of exceptional surgical hands. At Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we make it a priority to see patients with acute injuries quickly, usually within 24- 48 hours. “Our team approach and multiple convenient locations help us ensure that patients receive expert care fast,” says Dr. Gross. “Our goal is to provide outstanding orthopedic treatment that restores quality of life—each and every day.” That’s the Active difference.

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SIDNEY RABINOWITZ, M.D., P.A.

Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery • Hand and Microsurgery 305 Rte. 17 S., Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.967.1100 • njcosmetic.com PATIENTS WHO GO TO DR. SIDNEY RABINOWITZ look rested, not resected. That’s because he has the ability to personably and respectfully communicate with his patients to carefully plan a treatment that reflects their ideal outcome, while at the same time creating a natural appearance. As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rabinowitz’s comprehensive expertise with both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures complements each other, making him a sought-after surgeon, and regarded by his colleagues as a leader in the field. His background also gives him the unique ability to operate on complicated, difficult reconstructive problems requiring creative solutions, which go beyond cosmetic enhancements. Dr. Rabinowitz sees men, women and children, repairing and reconstructing bones, muscles, and skin after cancer surgery, birth defects, and other traumatic events. Dr. Rabinowitz, in practice for over two decades, provides a wide array of non-invasive procedures, including Botox and Xeomin, a variety of fillers, laser procedures, in addition to a comprehensive list of

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cosmetic and reconstructive procedures such as breast enhancement and reconstruction, abdominoplasty, and reconstructive hand surgery. The last couple of years has seen a tremendous uptick in the number of tummy tucks and breast lifts for “mommy makeovers” performed, as well as massive weight loss patients requesting arm lifts. Dr. Rabinowitz frequently performs lip augmentation, and facial rejuvenation with the newer filler technology. Dr. Rabinowitz parlayed his engineering and art background into plastic surgery, becoming board certified in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Hand and Microsurgery. All three certifications reflect years in residency at the most prestigious institutions, providing him with a rare combination of training, experience, and leadership abilities that few other surgeons possess. In addition to holding a number of professional society memberships and fellowships, Dr. Rabinowitz is an associate attending at Rutgers Medical School. For a full explanation of procedures, please visit Dr. Rabinowitz’s website.

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STEPHEN G. SILVER, M.D.

New Jersey Office: 360 Essex St., Ste. 303, Hackensack, NJ 07601 • 551.996.8830 New York Office: 210 East 64th St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10065 • 212.434.4316 drstephensilver.com FROM THE AGE OF 10, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I was passionate about becoming the kind of doctor who could identify a problem, fix it and improve my patient’s quality of life. Specializing in arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries to the shoulder, knee and elbow, I take pride in being a thoughtful, meticulous and thorough physician. My patients always have my undivided attention. I am a board certified, sports medicine fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a ‘90 alumnus of the University of Michigan. I graduated with AOA honors from Medical School from New York Medical College. I completed my Orthopaedic residency in New York City at NYU Medical Center, followed by a renowned Sport Fellowship with the 3B group at The University of Pennsylvania’s, Pennsylvania Hospital. I have also been recognized as a Top Doc by Castle Connolly. I spent many seasons as a team doctor for the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, including two trips to the NBA finals. I have been

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courtside covering hundreds of basketball games for the team, and was often called on to evaluate the college players entering the draft. The use of arthroscopic techniques has greatly reduced the need for hospitalization. The vast majority of my procedures are now done on a same-day basis. I have both a New York City-based practice at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as a HackensackUMC-based practice. Additionally, I offer patients a refreshing new option to the traditional hospital setting as a founding member of the state-of-the-art Vanguard Surgical Center in New Jersey. Choosing a highly experienced surgeon, who is a fellowship trained Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialist is critical to achieving a great outcome. What will be very clear from the moment you enter my office, whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, grandparent or little league champ, I treat all patients with an equal passion, fulfilling my childhood commitment of restoring optimal function to help give my patients their life back.

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SAMUEL SUEDE, M.D. ANDREW J. WEISSMAN, M.D.

Cardiovascular Associates of North Jersey

Englewood office: 25 Rockwood Pl., Ste. 440, Englewood, NJ 07631 Fort Lee office: 1555 Center Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Northvale office: 220 Livingston St., Ste. 204, Northvale, NJ 07647 Hawthorne office: 290 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506 201.568.3690 • cardiovascularnj.com IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY PATIENTS Choose to put their heart health in the hands of Drs. Samuel Suede and Andrew Weissman, cardiologists at Cardiovascular Associates of North Jersey. Described by peers as extraordinarily capable and personable, both doctors are known for their open communication and cutting edge treatments that give patients, their families and referring doctors the best experience possible. Ask Dr. Suede and Dr. Weissman why they entered cardiology, and both doctors have the same answer: they are passionate about making critical decisions that save the lives of acutely ill patients and watching them rebound to lead full functioning lives. “Because heart disease is the number one cause of death, we have an enormous opportunity to impact the quality of our patients’ lives and their longevity,” says Dr. Suede. “It is an exciting time to practice cardiology given so many new medicines, technologies and procedures.” Dr. Weissman adds that aortic valve replacements were historically complex surgeries, but today, minimally invasive procedures

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allow the patient to leave the hospital the next day. “We can now offer options to patients who before could not endure a valve procedure,” he says. Dr. Suede is board certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology and is the Chief of the Section of Cardiology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Weissman is board certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. Both doctors are recipients of numerous Teaching Attending of the Year and Excellence in Emergency Care awards by Englewood Hospital. Founded in 1997, Cardiovascular Associates of North Jersey has grown considerably and now includes Dr. Sarah Kaplan and Dr. Aron Schwarcz. The practice treats the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease that includes risk factor modification, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disease and coronary artery disease. To learn more about cardiac health, the doctors invite you to attend one of the practice’s semiannual lecture series on controlling cardiac risk factors and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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STAVROS CHRISTOUDIAS, M.D., F.A.C.S. FARSHAD MANSOURI, M.D., F.A.C.S. EMILY SZCZECH, D.O.

Heritage Surgical Group

Teaneck: 741 Teaneck Rd., Ste. B, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Westwood: 260 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 303B, Westwood, NJ 07675 Oakland: 3 Post Rd., Fl. 1, Oakland, NJ 07436 201.833.2888 • heritagesurgicalgroup.com FACING EMERGENCY SURGERY for common problems can make you feel vulnerable, but relying on the skills of board certified general surgeons, such Dr. Christoudias, Dr. Mansouri and Dr. Szczech of the Heritage Surgical Group, can be most reassuring. The surgeons of the Heritage Surgical Group, founded in 1978 by Dr. Christoudias’ father, treat a broad range of medical issues, from abdominal hernias, to hemorrhoid procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal, small bowel resections and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies and much more. As general surgeons, they are able to quickly shift gears to diagnose, treat and manage a vast spectrum of conditions that require routine or emergency surgery. Dr. Christoudias grew up with an ill family member and remembers how terrifying it could be when doctors rushed through exams. It’s one of the reasons that Heritage’s surgeons have a solid reputation for being

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able to reassure and educate anxious patients and their families. “We let our patients know we will take good care of them,” says Dr. Christoudias. “We’ve been on that side of the curtain. When physicians rush a patient, they tend to miss things. We spend a lot of time with patients, and we don’t look at the clock.” Even so, the Heritage Surgical Group’s doctors are known for their extraordinary skill in handling a large volume of surgeries per year. Dr. Christoudias, Dr. Mansouri and Dr. Szczech all graduated from prestigious institutions. They are each affiliated with the best hospitals, such as Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley, Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. They enjoy being an independent practice and feel that it translates to better patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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ALFRED A. STEINBERGER, M.D. FRANK M. MOORE, M.D. MARC S. ARGINTEANU, M.D. KEVIN C. YAO, M.D. YAKOV GOLOGORSKY, M.D.

Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates

309 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.569.7737 • mnamd.com THE FIVE PHYSICIANS AT Metropolitan Neurosurgery have come together to provide unparalleled treatment for disorders that impair the spine and brain. The group offers multiple sub-specialties within neurosurgery. They are experts in the most advanced techniques in brain and spine surgery such as minimally invasive spine surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and image guided brain and spine surgery. When proven standard non-surgical treatments have been exhausted, the physicians at Metropolitan Neurosurgery perform minimally invasive surgical intervention and complex brain surgeries in an effort to optimize a patient’s outcome. All five members of the practice hold academic appointments at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Each physician of the team has unique experiences, training and clinical expertise and brings a long list of credentials, specialties and exceptional sensitivities to their patients. Highlights include: • DR. ABE STEINBERGER founded the practice in 1982 and has performed complex brain and spinal surgeries on more than 10,000 patients. He is renowned for his dedication to performing surgery without resorting to blood transfusion.

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• DR. FRANK MOORE trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC with Dr. Leonard Malis, recognized as one of the founders of modern neurosurgery. Dr. Moore received his undergraduate training in France and has vast experience ranging from brain tumors to complex spine surgeries. • DR. MARC ARGINTEANU, past President of the New Jersey Neurosurgery Society, is currently the Chairman of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to being a fully trained neurosurgeon, he has completed a fellowship in orthopedic spinal surgery. • DR. KEVIN YAO completed a fellowship in complex brain and spine tumor surgery at the renowned University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  He is expert in stereotactic radiosurgery using the Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife and linear accelerator. • DR. YAKOV GOLOGORSKY is fellowship trained in complex reconstructive and minimally invasive spine surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School. The practice is proud to include several nurses, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals all working together to provide top-notch care for their patients.

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MICHAEL SCHERL, M.D. JAMES LEE, M.D.

Northern Valley ENT & Innovative Hearing Solutions Westwood: 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 204, Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.666.8787 Englewood: 163 Engle St., Ste. 1B, Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.569.6789 northernvalleyent.com • innovativehearingsolutions.com • 201.312.6000 AT NORTHERN VALLEY ENT and Innovative Hearing Solutions, our team of Otolaryngologists and Audiologists have worked together treating hearing loss for over 30 years. Our team includes Dr. Michael Scherl, Dr. James Lee, Dr. Donna Szabo, Dr. Lori Roses and Dr. Esther Park, who each work closely with patients and their families to address their hearing needs. Patients with hearing loss are medically evaluated by the Otolaryngologists. Dr. Scherl and Dr. Lee can thoroughly address hearing-related symptoms and discuss the medical treatment options. It’s important for patients to know that not every complaint of hearing loss requires, or is best served, with a hearing aid. The Audiologists at Northern Valley ENT and Hearing Solutions are highly skilled in treating hearing loss and well versed in the latest technologies. Our practice specializes in non-surgical invisible hearing implant solutions. These tiny, invisible hearing aids, called the Lyric, are specifically programmed to match each patient’s hearing loss. Lyric

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hearing aids are easily inserted into the ear canal and remain in place for a few months. This “no hassle hearing aid” is a successful option for elderly patients with dexterity issues. Lyric is also an invisible option for younger patients who are concerned with the stigma attached to wearing a visible hearing aid. We also offer rechargeable hearing aids and all other hearing aid types. Our team provides patients with the ultimate care and newest solutions for hearing loss. Dr. Scherl is board certified in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology among his many esteemed achievements, appointments and memberships. Dr. Lee is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Szabo, Dr. Roses and Dr. Park are licensed Audiologists, hearing aid dispensers and members of The American Academy of Audiology.

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RALPH E. MARCUS, M.D., F.A.C.R. NEIL J. GONTER, M.D., F.A.C.R. ALEXANDRU F. KIMEL, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey

Teaneck: 1415 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666 Englewood: 200 Grand Ave., Ste. 202, Englewood, NJ 07631 North Bergen: 8305 Bergenline Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047 201.837.7788 • njarthritis.com ACHY, CHRONIC JOINT PAIN and mysterious joint swelling or abnormal blood tests need the skilled detective work and compassion of Drs. Marcus, Gonter and Kimel to determine the cause. Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey was one of the first rheumatology practices in Bergen County established over 40 years ago. It has built one of the most trusted and experienced teams of doctors, including Drs. Silverberg and Miceli, as well. With over a hundred different kinds of arthritis, patients need smart caregivers to figure out the causes. The doctors at RANJ are all board certified and spend the time getting to know patients to ascertain the precise diagnosis to determine tailor-made treatments. Each of the doctors are innovators in their own right. From treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis with multiple DMARD drugs, and cutting edge biologics  to treating lupus, vasculitis, myostitis, and other connective tissue disorders with new immunomodulating regimens, they think outside the box for appropriate treatments. They were the first

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rheumatologists in New Jersey to use advanced lubricating treatment, Hyluronic acid,.i.e, to treat osteoarthritis of the knees, and along with Dr. Gonter, to use ultrasonography for diagnostic purposes and ultrasound guided joint injections. Today all RANJ doctors routinely use this advanced procedure of guided injections to ensure its precision. Dr. Kimel is highly sought after for his expertise in complex cases involving inflammatory myopathies, arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and gout. RANJ offers an infusion suite staffed by a skilled team that has performed over 14,000 infusions on site, helping patients to reduce costs while accessing new therapies that weren’t available a few years ago to successfully treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. The team of highly trained doctors are affiliated with Hackensack Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center and Columbia University. They truly have become known as the doctor’s doctors and keep in tune with medical advances in the field by continuing to teach at these institutions.

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ERICA SONG, M.D.

Vibrant Life Medicine

286 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.569.6190 • vibrantlifemedicine.com NOT YOUR TYPICAL GYNECOLOGIST, Dr. Erica Song disagrees with the one-size-fits-all approach of conventional medicine. She believes that being vibrant and healthy is more than keeping symptoms at bay. Throughout 15 years as a successful conventional OB/GYN and undergoing personal and family health struggles, Dr. Song realized that there is more to the art of healing than her traditional medical training offered. She realized that current western medicine is excellent at treating symptoms but does not heal the entire person. Dr. Song founded Vibrant Life Medicine to provide true healing based on her philosophy of integrating the best of conventional medicine with functional, metabolic, regenerative and complementary medicine customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. In addition to holistic gynecology, Dr. Song provides wellness and functional medicine consultations for men and women, regenerative medicine with stem cells and platelet rich plasma, including PRP facials and the O-shot®, weight loss programs, bio-identical hormone optimization, metabolic detoxification, vaginal regeneration with

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MonaLisa Touch® and noninvasive body contouring with SculpSure™. Dr. Song, the only New Jersey affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network, offers innovative stem cell therapies for chronic conditions, including neurologic, autoimmune, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic and urologic problems. Dr. Song received her B.S. in Art at MIT, attended medical school and residency at NYU and additional fellowship training through Institute for Functional Medicine, Metabolic Medical Institute and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is board-certified in OB/GYN and is also a certified nutritional holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dr. Song provides care customized to each individual patient to help them achieve optimal wellness by building on the foundations of health with proper nutrition, adequate sleep, movement, mindbody stress management, and hormone balancing. She recognizes that information is nothing without inspiration and empowers men and women to become active partners in their quest for optimal wellness.

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DAMIEN I. DAVIS, M.D. • JESSICA FLEISCHER, M.D. ANNE J. MILLER, M.D. • MICHAEL F. PIZZILLO, M.D. PETER A. SALOB, M.D. • ASIT K. SHAH, M.D.

Englewood Orthopedic Associates, LLC.

Englewood: 401 South Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ 07631 Paramus: 1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652 West NY: 6310 Bergenline Ave., West NY, NJ 07093 • 201.569.2770 • fax: 201.569.1774

ENGLEWOOD ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES treats both children and adults who experience joint, extremity, spinal conditions, osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. A unique feature of our practice is the

ability to have your orthopedic and rehabilitative needs met all under one roof, along with our walk-in urgent care facility in Englewood. We excel at handling complex procedures and we are highly skilled with the newest technical advances for osteoporosis, minimally invasive surgeries and arthritis reconstruction, as well as small joint replacement. Each of our board-certified doctors are skilled in various orthopedic surgeries and specialties. Dr. Richard Salzer, Dr. Asit Shah and Dr. Peter Salob focus on hip and knee conditions, Dr. Anne Miller, Dr. Damien Davis and Dr. Michael Pizzillo focus on hand and upper extremities, Dr. Brian Cole specializes in spinal conditions, Dr. Adam Becker handles foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Jessica Fleischer specializes in osteoporosis and Dr. Andrew Hall focuses on rehabilitation and pain management. Our primary concern is you, the patient, and we will do our best to make your visit pleasant. PHOTOGRAPHED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. JESSICA FLEISCHER, DR. PETER SALOB, DR. DAMIEN DAVIS, DR. ASIT SHAH AND DR. MICHAEL PIZZILLO. NOT PICTURED DR. ANNE MILLER.

NAANA BOAKYE, M.D.

Bergen Dermatology

140 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 305, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 • 201.567.7546 • bergenderm.com “ONE OF MY GREATEST strengths is connecting with patients,” says Dr. Naana Boakye. “I love dermatology because I can help patients feel better physically and mentally,” she explains. “It also allows me to express my creativity. Cosmetic treatments require an artistic eye, and nothing makes me happier than seeing a patient smile when they see the results.” From drugs that effectively improve eczema and psoriasis to cosmetic procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and micro-needling for skin rejuvenation, hair loss, acne scars and even intimate enhancement, “Recent advances in dermatology have given me the ability to improve the appearance of just about everything,” explains Dr. Boakye. Bergen Dermatology is the only practice in New Jersey offering Affinity™ PRP-based treatments, which are often combined with laser-based IntimaLase and RenovaLase to improve sexual satisfaction and boost confidence. Other developments include Kybella, the first injectable treatment for reducing double chin fat. “I chose dermatology because it gives me the opportunity to treat patients of all ages from all walks of life. Every day is different, and I wouldn’t change that for the world,” she says.

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Art Plastic Surgery

1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 302, Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.345.3518 • artplasticsurgeons.com DR. LUIS ZAPIACH, double board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery, is routinely sought out for his skill and expertise with a number of advanced aesthetic enhancement techniques, such as natural breast augmentation and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. He is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon trained in breast, body, and facial cosmetic procedures and is known for his exceptional, natural-looking results. Dr. Zapiach and his compassionate, knowledgeable team at Art Plastic Surgery deliver personalized care from the first consultation to the last post-op visit. There is a good reason the practice is named Art Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zapiach believes that cosmetic enhancement is most successful when the science of surgery is combined with superior artistic skills. For body contouring, he performs procedures ranging from liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers to post weight loss body, arm, and thigh lifts. There are many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options including Ultherapy facial tightening, fractionated laser skin resurfacing, Botox/Dysport, fillers, platelet rich plasma (PRP), micro-needling, and ThermiRF treatments including ThermiTight for neck tightening. They also offer the Silhouette Instalift, a minimally invasive way to immediately lift your face with minimal downtime. The practice also has specially trained practitioners for ThermiVa, a noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation technology that reverses changes noted with aging.

TOP DOCTORS PROFILES

LUIS A. ZAPIACH, M.D.

JOHN M. OWENS, M.D. • JEN F. LEE, M.D. JONATHAN M. ARCHER, M.D. • STEVE K. KWAK, M.D.

North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists

Teaneck: 730 Palisade Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666 • 201.353.9000 Englewood: 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 230, Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.608.0100 Closter: 15 Vervalen St., Closter, NJ 07624 • 201.784.6800 • njorthopedics.com

FOR OVER 60 YEARS the physicians at North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists have practiced cutting edge medicine to help patients quickly get back on their feet. Trained at the most prestigious institutions in the country, Drs. Owens, Lee, Archer, Kwak, and Drs.

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Jake Zarah and Nicholas Bevilacqua treat patients using pioneering techniques such minimally invasive surgery and outpatient joint replacement which no longer requires hospitalization. In addition, all joint injections are performed under ultrasound guidance for pinpoint accuracy. They also have expertise in regenerative medicine, adding platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to their treatment options. Drs. Owens, Lee, Archer and Kwak are each boardcertified in orthopedic surgery and Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. They offer physician supervised physical therapy in all offices. Their Teaneck office also has a state-of-the-art MRI and ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Owens specializes in hip and knee replacement, spine and sports medicine; Dr. Lee specializes in hand and upper extremity conditions including fracture and trauma care; Dr. Archer specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, and joint replacement; and Dr. Kwak specializes in sports medicine and is one of the only area doctors formally trained in hip arthroscopy.

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TERRI F. KATZ, M.D. INDERPREET SACHAR, M.D.

MA. LOURDES DE ASIS, M.D., FAAAAI

Allergy & Asthma Consultants Of Rockland & Bergen 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 207, Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.8500 • rballergy.com

A BOARD-CERTIFIED Allergy and Immunology Specialist and Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Ma. Lourdes de Asis serves as Section Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nyack Hospital and is on staff at HUMC at Pascack Valley and The Valley Hospital. “In almost 20 years of practice providing comprehensive allergy, asthma and immunology care to the Bergen County community, I have learned that effective communication and a good patientdoctor relationship is the foundation of quality care.” The practice recently welcomed Dr. Sharon Yee. Dr. Yee completed an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at National Jewish Health in Denver, the leading respiratory hospital in the country.

Center For Dynamic Aging

1530 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 • 201.363.8871 655 Pomander Walk, Ste. 239, Teaneck, NJ 07666 • 201.836.2990 centerfordynamicaging.com THE CENTER FOR Dynamic Aging is a geriatric medical practice offering a continuum of care from outpatient evaluations to hospitalization to sub-acute rehabilitation and back home. But more than medical attention, founder Dr. Terri Katz, and her partner, Dr. Inderpreet Sachar, provide emotional support and help aging patients maintain a good quality of life. With great compassion, both physicians work closely with family members offering professional guidance regarding adjustments to changing caregiving roles and the needs of the elderly. In addition to offices in Fort Lee and Teaneck, the physicians make themselves available to individual living facilities and sub-acute rehabilitation facilities in the community. FEATURED IN THE PHOTO FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IS BRITANY CLUNEY, APN, TERRI F. KATZ, MD, AND INDERPREET SACHAR, M.D.

RUSSELL S. ASNES, M.D. JOSHUA D. MENASHA, M.D. DAVID A. SCHAUMBERGER, M.D.

Tenafly Pediatrics P.A.

EDWARD NIEUWENHUIS JR., D.P.M.

Foot & Ankle Associates Of Wyckoff 350 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.4930 • wyckoffpodiatrist.com

BOARD CERTIFIED by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Edward Nieuwenhuis Jr. has 24 years of experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as comprehensive treatment of the diabetic foot. During his residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Nieuwenhuis helped establish one of the premier residency training facilities for podiatric foot and ankle surgeons in the country. Awarded Top Doctor in New Jersey multiple times, Dr. Nieuwenhuis is an active staff member at The Valley Hospital and at Surgicare of Ridgewood. Through his caring and compassionate nature, Dr. Nieuwenhuis has participated in medical mission trips with Healing the Children locally and abroad.

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Tenafly: 32 Franklin St., Tenafly, NJ 07670 • 201.569.2400 Paramus: 26 Park Pl., Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.262.1140 Fort Lee: 301 Bridge Plaza N., 2nd Fl., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 • 201.592.8787 Clifton: 1135 Broad St., 2nd Fl., Clifton, NJ 07013 • 973.471.8600 Oakland: 350 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436 • 201.651.0404 Park Ridge: 74 Pascack Rd., Park Ridge, NJ 07656 • 201.326.7120 tenaflypediatrics.com TENAFLY PEDIATRICS just celebrated 40 years of pediatric care in northern New Jersey. “Although we are a large practice with six locations, each family forms a relationship with their primary physician and office so there is personalized care,” explains Dr. Russell Asnes, one of the founders of the practice. Five of the offices recently started early Walk-In hours for sick visits, and all have evening hours for check-ups. With offices open 365 days a year, access to care is enjoyed by the families. In-house labs and a patient portal add to the convenience. Make sure to check the doctors’ biographies on the website!

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Spine Center And Orthopedic Rehabilitation Of Englewood 106 Grand Ave., Ste. 220, Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.503.1900 • scorenj.com FOUNDED IN 2005, the Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood (SCORE) provides cutting edge treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal ailments. Anyone suffering from joint and spinal pain seeking the latest non-surgical treatments will benefit from the multidisciplinary approach used by SCORE physicians to manage these debilitating conditions. Their goal is to maximize function through exercise, lifestyle modifications and procedures indicated to get you “back in the game.” The physicians at SCORE are dedicated to learning about the newest methods of treatment as soon as they are discovered. They believe the future of healthcare is in Regenerative Medicine—helping the body heal and regenerate tissues using their own blood through PRP (platelet rich plasma) and stem cells. During PRP a patient’s own platelets are collected and reinjected into the body to stimulate healing and restoration of healthy functioning tissue in a more natural way. “We see the best healing in the cases where the patient is fully involved and invests time and energy in treatment through exercise and physical therapy,” states Dr. Baker. “We offer on-site physical therapy and work hand-in-hand with the therapists for optimal outcomes.”

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ELIZABETH A. BAKER, M.D.

JEFF R. PAVELL, D.O. • DONALD LISS, M.D. ADEEL AHMAD, M.D. • JOSE A. ALONSO, M.D. SHAN BABEENDRAN, D.O. • REBECCA C. BROWN, M.D. HOWARD LISS, M.D. • PHILIP TASCA, M.D.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. 500 Grand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.567.2277 • rehabmed.net

HAVING DOCTORS who listen carefully when patients “tell us where it hurts” is more than common sense. It’s good medicine. At the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, we take

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the time to learn about your pain, its history and what we can do to make you feel better. With this understanding, a thorough physical examination is performed and a program developed to maximize your improvement. Our doctors utilize the most modern medical testing including ultrasound and radiological guidance to accurately diagnose and treat your pain. We offer expert physical and occupational therapy, osteopathic manual medicine, and acupuncture to compliment our highly advanced treatments, such as image guided spinal injections, epidurals, PRP and stem cell treatments. Our patients benefit from a carefully coordinated level of care that’s truly unique. Our physicians are on the teaching staff at Columbia University and Dr. Jeff Pavell is Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Pavell, along with Dr. Donald Liss and their colleagues, will help you find the answers to relieve your pain. 

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Valley Pain Management Center

1 Valley Health Plaza, 3rd Fl., Paramus, NJ 07652 201.634.5555 • fax: 201.634.5454 • valleyhealth.com ON THE CUTTING EDGE of safe and effective pain management is Dr. Fani Thomson of Valley Pain Management Center, also known for the exceptional way she listens to her patients’ needs. She treats patients conservatively with medications combined with physical therapy and advanced techniques from epidurals and joint injections to radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulator trials. Dr. Thomson completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and an interventional spine fellowship at Mount Sinai. Dr. Thomson’s practice now takes most insurances. She’s also prescribing medical maraijana to patients who are candidates for it.

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DENTISTS 2017 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, BERGEN magazine commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across the county. Dentists were asked to choose which of their peers they consider the very best, across seven different practice areas—endodontics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the first annual “Bergen County’s Top Dentists” list. There are many other good dentists practicing in Bergen County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Bergen County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.

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TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

ENDODONTICS JOSHUA GOLDFEIN Metropolitan Endodontics 401A S. Van Brunt St., Ste. 402 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.354.6201 SEUNG U. SHON New Jersey Root Canal 290 Lafayette Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07506 973.423.0789 ANTHONY T. FASCIANO Dr. Anthony T. Fasciano, DDS 617 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.894.0350 STEPHEN J. TSOUCARIS Palisades Endodontics 1515 Palisades Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.969.0990 THOMAS B. ALLEN New Jersey Endodontics LLC 2033 Center Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.487.5444 HERBERT D. BENKEL New Jersey Endodontics LLC 2033 Center Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.487.5444 LOUIS A. JEROME Dr. Louis A. Jerome, DMD 2185 Lemoine Ave., Ste. 1M Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.944.0797 EDWARD B. DROZD Dr. Edward B. Drozd, DDS 42 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.1135 SUJEAN OH New Jersey Root Canal 119 1st St. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.251.8131 ALISON P. PETIX New Jersey Root Canal 119 1st St. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.251.8131

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BRIAN P. TRAVA New Jersey Root Canal 119 1st St. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.251.8131 MICHAEL B. FEINTUCH Endodontic Associates of Bergen County 1 Kalisa Way, Ste. 106 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.3636 CHARLES T. LOO Ridgewood Endodontics 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 219 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.4404 JEFFREY P. CHEN Mid-County Endodontic Group, PA 60 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.204.0158 JIN HAHN Mid-County Endodontic Group, PA 60 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.204.0158 MICHAEL J. LEWIS Foundation Endodontics 870 Palisade Ave., Ste. 303 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.273.7778 MARK SIMPSON Bergen County Endodontics DDS, PC 121 County Rd. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.568.8848 DENNIS F. PAWLAK Mid-County Endodontic Group, PA 250 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.204.0184

GENERAL DENTISTRY JOHN SARAYDARIAN Allendale Dental 42 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale, NJ 07401 201.760.1116 JASON M. SUSS Bergen Cosmetics and Implant Dentistry 179 S. Prospect Ave. Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201.384.2880 ARIEN BAHAWDORY Dr. Arien Bahawdory, DDS 85 Portland Ave. Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201.385.5080 STEVEN LAIFER Steven Laifer, DDS, PA 210 Knickerbocker Rd. Cresskill, NJ 07626 201.568.6688 JEFFREY G. MANHEIMER Jeffrey Manheimer, DMD 166 Washington Ave. Dumont, NJ 07628 201.384.2112 SAFWAT AFIFI Concord Dental Care 79 E. Madison Ave. Dumont, NJ 07628 201.385.3000 JOHN R. LAGANA Ultimate Dental 8 New Milford Ave. Dumont, NJ 07628 201.384.3333 ROBERT T. MARTINI Emerson Dental Associates 110 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 2A Emerson, NJ 07630 201.262.3663 PHILIP A. SPAGNESI Pascack Valley Dental Practice 449 Old Hook Rd. Emerson, NJ 07630 201.265.8600 DENISE C. FLEISCHMANN Denise Fleischmann, DMD, PA 11-26 Saddle River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.791.3283

THOMAS RENNY Family Dentists, PA 15-01 Broadway, Ste. 10-F Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.693.4001 BRAM K. ALSTER Bram Alster, DMD 20-20 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.797.3044 SAMI SOLAIMANZADEH Bram Alster, DMD 20-20 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.797.3044 JOSEPH MAURIELLO Global Dental Associates 1137 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.224.8180 JOSEPH F. DELPRETE Dr. Joseph F. Delprete, DMD 777 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201.891.1171 ADELFI E. MOLINA Family Dentistry Dental of Hackensack, PC 176 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.0202 PAUL W. ALBERG Alberg Dental Professionals 379 Union St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.4777 DINA JACKSON State Street Smiles 405 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.7030 MARISSA SALA Ho Ho Kus Dental Associates 625 N. Maple Ave. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.670.9076 MICHAEL T. VARALLO Ho Ho Kus Dental Associates 625 N. Maple Ave. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.670.9076

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EDWARD J. SUCHORA Saddle Brook Family Dentistry 289 Market St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.368.9222

NOAM KRANZ Noam Kranz, DMD 681 River Rd. New Milford, NJ 07646 201.210.5091

MICHELLE BLOCH Teaneck Dentist 100 State St., Ste. 1-D Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.719.9305

DAYNA M. CASSANDRA Dr. Dayna Cassandra Cosmetic Dentistry 351 Evelyn St. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.261.7645

ARI FROHLICH Teaneck Dentist 100 State St., Ste. 1-D Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.719.9305

ERIC M. KNAPP Eric Knapp, DDS 52 Park Ave., Ste. A-5 Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201.666.8200 ROBERT R. MASON Bergen Arts Dental 579 Bergen Blvd. Ridgefield, NJ 07657 201.941.4777 JOHN F. MAKHOUL Dr. John F. Makhoul, DDS 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ste. 217 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.9011 THOMAS F. SHERLOCK Dr. Thomas F. Sherlock, DDS 163 Dayton St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.1338 KELLY A. MCNALLY Lawrence Passarelli,DDS & Kelly McNally, DDS 172 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-4050 CHARLES J. PERRUZZI West Ridgewood Dental Professionals, PA 88 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.8875 PETER B. BERGER Dr. Peter B. Berger, DDS 193 Rochelle Ave. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.556.0037

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RICHARD S. GERTLER Teaneck Dentist 100 State St., Ste. 1-D Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.719.9305 RUFUS L. CAINE JR. Dr. Rufus L. Caine Jr., DDS 865 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.8200 DAVID K. CHRISTENSEN Glickman & Christensen 71 Franklin Tpke., Ste. 1-1 Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.652.1569 STEVEN N. GLICKMAN Glickman & Christensen 71 Franklin Tpke., Ste. 1-1 Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.652.1569 ROBERT S. ROSENFELD Rosenfeld Dental Studio 197 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.8080 ALAN A. ZARAFSHAR Broadway Dental Associates PA 700-64 Broadway Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.1300 LAWRENCE E. WEINER Lawrence E. Weiner, DMD, PC 374 Clinton Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.5424

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DORON RINGLER Knickerbocker Oral and Facial Surgery 300 Knickerbocker Rd., Ste. 2000 Cresskill, NJ 07626 201.399.7707

VINCENT NOVELLI Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 920 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07691 201.343.8297 LISA JO SMARTZ Dr. Lisa Smartz, DMD 110 Warren Ave., Ste. 4 Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.652.1154

STUART KATZ Garden State Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery LLC 1 Broadway, Ste. 101 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 201.794.3344

MICHAEL A. COSTELLO Costello Oral Surgery Associates 949 Spring Valley Rd. Maywood, NJ 07607 201.712.5556

RONALD FEDERMAN Riverside Oral Surgery 130 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 204 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.487.6565

ROBERT DEFALCO Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 270 Spring Valley Rd. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.2667

MANAF SAKER Ridgewood Oral Surgery and Implant Center 385 S. Maple Ave., Ste. 207 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.444.5355 NATHAN A. WUEBBELS New Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PC 16 Johnson Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.7353 JASON DIAMOND Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 920 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.8297 CHANG HAN Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 920 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.8297 STEVEN M. MOSS Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 920 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07691 201.343.8297

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ANTHONY CARAMICO Midland Park Family Dentistry 662 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.447.5555

DENNIS BARBIERI New Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PC 605 Broad Ave. Ridgefield, NJ 07657 201.941.9494 NICHOLAS BERARDO New Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PC 605 Broad Ave. Ridgefield, NJ 07657 201.941.9494 NEIL A. THOMAN Neil A Thoman, DDS 1250 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.4452 JASON M. AUERBACH Riverside Oral Surgery 130 Kinderkamack Rd, Ste. 204 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.487.6565 SUNG HEE CHO Riverside Oral Surgery 130 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 204 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.487.6565

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JERALD S. FRIEDMAN North Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 315 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.692.7737 ANDRE H. MONTAZEM North Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 315 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.692.7737 EV SCHULHOF North Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 315 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.692.7737

ORTHODONTICS

ROBERT L. LOEB Loeb Orthodontics, LLC 180 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland, NJ 07436 201.337.3701

PAUL J. MELONE Dr. Paul J. Melone, DDS 121 County Rd. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.567.6606

DAVID JENKINS Jenkins Orthodontics 180 Old Tappan Rd., Ste. 1 Old Tappan, NJ 07675 201.768.0018

JAMES J. BANCROFT Dr. James Bancroft Orthodontics 90 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.447.1611

ADAM B. SCHULHOF The Schulhof Center for Orthodontics 400 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201.205.2449

LAURIE A. BOVINO Galitsis and Bovino 345 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.0787

MATTHEW I. MILESTONE Milestone Orthodontics 27 Madison Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.845.8411

SALVATORE J. CARCARA Carcara Orthodontics 70 W. Allendale Ave., Ste. C Allendale, NJ 07401 201.419.5644

ADENA M. GOLDMAN Goldman Orthodontics 299 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.523.6298

KAREN R. REISNER Karen Reisner, DDS 29 E. Madison Ave. Cresskill, NJ 07626 201.567.2224

MARTIN VAN VLIET Van Vliet Orthodontics 76 Arch St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.258.3734

MICHAEL A. PERILLO Perillo Orthodontics 202C LaSalle Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.727.0988

MICHAEL DUONG Precision Orthodontics 139 Prospect St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.7447

KAREN A. MCCARTHY Dr. Karen McCarthy, DDS 31 Sheridan Ave., Ste. 2 Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.612.1322

JOEL M. SERVOSS Pediatric Dental Associates 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.7020

GWEN S. COHEN Cohen Orthodontics 156 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.828.9188 CARMINE C. RUSSO Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Midland Park 6 Prospect St., Ste. 1A Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.445.5555

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MICHAEL J. CLEMENTE Clemente Orthodontics 60 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.2888 NICOLE CLEMENTE Clemente Orthodontics 60 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.2888

ILYA LIPKIN Ilya Lipkin DDS Orthodontics 345 Old Hook Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.4646 ERIC WITTLINGER Wittlinger Orthodontics 595 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.391.5537 SCOTT E. MARTIN Martin Orthodontics 237 Everett Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.5534

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY FRANK P. SCARTOZZI Frank P. Scartozzi, DDS, FASDC 550 Durie Ave., Ste. 209 Closter, NJ 07624 201.750.9910 EYTAN A. CHEN Growing Smiles of Englewood 105 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.608.5114 NOUSHIN NASRI-GHAJARI Dr. Noushin Nasri-Ghajari, DDS 2175 Lemoine Ave., Ste. 301 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.302.9844

JAMIE DIAMENT-GOLUB Jamie Diament-Golub, DMD, PC 2185 Lemoine Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.944.7636 BRIAN NO Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Midland Park 6 Prospect St., Ste. 1A Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.445.5555 MARIO E. RAMOS Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Midland Park 6 Prospect St., Ste. 1A Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.445.5555 NARMATHA SINNARAJAH Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Midland Park 6 Prospect St., Ste. 1A Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.445.5555 MICHELLE KREINERLIEBERMAN Kreiner Dental 45 Eisenhower Dr., Ste. 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.556.0006 GERI KREINER-LITT Kreiner Dental 45 Eisenhower Dr., Ste. 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.556.0006 SARI C. ZIMMER Pediatric Dental Associates 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.7020 CYNTHIA A. PATTISON Pediatric Dental Associates 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.7020 PATRICIA B. SIOSONMASER Pediatric Dentistry of Teaneck 751 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.837.1612 STEVEN J. SEGAL Steven Segal, DDS 345 Old Hook Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.9078

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JERALD N. ROSENBERG Jerald N. Rosenberg, DMD, LLC 19-21 Fair Lawn Ave., Ste. 2H Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.794.0260 CORY A. WANATICK Cory Wanatick Periodontal Associates 1563 Parker Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.4133 ROBERT A. JAFFIN Affiliated Periodontists 15 Emerald St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.5155 AKSHAY KUMAR Affiliated Periodontists 15 Emerald St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.5155 MICHAEL J. VOSKIAN Ho Ho Kus Perio 204 Warren Ave., Ste. 201 Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.652.0080 SALVATORE LASPISA Laspisa Salvatore, DMD 466 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201.261.9200 RICHARD H. SHIN Alpine Periodontics & Dental Implants 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.634.9400 JULIANA YUN Juliana Yun, DDS 116 N. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.825.7677 JOHN R. VAROSCAK Kurpis Center for Advanced Dentistry 545 State Rte. 17 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.9700

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DANIEL C. BARABAS Ridgewood Periodontal & Implant Associates 88 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.0855 PAUL A. BARABAS Ridgewood Periodontal & Implant Associates 88 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.0855 JEFFREY M. GORDON Jeffrey Gordon, DMD 130 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.487.8329 ROBIN KLEIN Robin Klein, DDS 646 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.425.4285 DAVID WEINSTEIN Periodontics & Dental Implants 870 Palisades Ave., Ste. 303 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.5200 BARBARA KNOWLESFENNING Barbara Knowles-Fenning, DDS 61 Crescent Ave. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.0340 PRIYU GUPTA Westwood Periodontics 354 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 201 Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.3023

PROSTHODONTICS ROBERT T. MARTINI Emerson Dental Associates 110 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 2A Emerson, NJ 07630 201.262.3663 EDWIN LEE Dr. Edwin Lee, DDS 115 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201.567.8088 JAVIER URQUIOLA East Hill Dental 163 Engle St., Building #2 Englewood, NJ 07631 201.568.2532 SCOTT D. GANZ Fort Lee Dental Associates 158 Linwood Plaza, Ste. 204 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.592.8888

JOHN A. IANZANO Kurpis Center for Advanced Dentistry 545 State Rte. 17 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.447.9700 JOHN JACKSON Dr. John Jackson, DMD 82 E. Allendale Rd., Ste. 1B Saddle River, NJ 07458 201.760.0994 DANIEL B. FEIT Feit & Jonas Dental 19 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.4535

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PERIODONTICS

ARTHUR P. WEINBERG Arthur Weinberg, DDS 104 Broadway Woodcliff, NJ 07677 201.307.1919

JEFFREY R. SCHWARTZ Jeffrey R. Schwartz, DMD, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry 489 Edsall Blvd. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.224.9000 LEONARD J. RESNICK Resnick Premier Dentistry 841 Franklin Ave., Ste. 7 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 888.615.5599 ROBERT B. ULLMANN Dr. R. Brian Ullmann, DDS 312 Warren Ave. Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423 201.444.9777

MICHAEL S. YOUNG Wyckoff Periodontics PA 385 Clinton Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.6270

GUILLERMO J. MOLINA Guillermo J. Molina, DDS 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.670.7774

JOHN R. PULLMAN Wyckoff Periodontics PA 385 Clinton Ave. Wyckoff , NJ 07481 201.891.6270

MARK SAMANI Ridgewood Dental Associates 166 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.2474

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SALVATORE J. CARCARA, D.M.D., M.S., P.C.

Carcara Orthodontics

Allendale: 70 West Allendale Ave., Ste. C, Allendale, NJ 07401 • 201.962.7447 Westwood: 381 Broadway, Ste. 41, Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.664.4443 carcaraorthodontics.com DR. SALVATORE CARCARA and his staff at Carcara Orthodontics wants every patient’s visit to be one of the best parts of their day. A Board-Certified orthodontist in private practice for almost two decades, Dr. Carcara is known in the community for his genuine compassion for adolescents and their families, understanding how important it is to have a positive impact on a patient’s day. He is also known in the orthodontic field for his research on long-term teeth retention which continues to be lectured on by other orthodontists throughout the country. Over his career, Dr. Carcara has embraced the evolution of brace technology. “Years ago, there was one type of brace and the same results for everyone,” he says. “Now digital dentistry lets me build customized braces and customized smiles.” To help patients be successful with their treatment plans, he offers patient incentive programs. Patient success is also made easier with the advent of braces that come in a variety of types, materials and styles, including In-Ovation®, an advanced brace

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using a patented clip system to replace potentially problematic ties and elastics. “Teeth move faster, patients are more comfortable and oral hygiene is improved with In-Ovation®,” explains Dr. Carcara. Dr. Carcara’s distinguished education includes graduating at the top of his class as a Presidential Scholar from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, completing a residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, and orthodontic training and a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics and Oral Biology from the Graduate School of Oral Medicine at the State University of New York Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. Among his professional affiliations, he is the chairman of continuing education of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the only certifying board recognized for the specialty of orthodontics by the American Dental Association.

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DAYNA CASSANDRA, D.D.S.

Dayna Cassandra Cosmetic Dentistry

351 Evelyn St., Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.261.7645 • cosmeticdentistofparamus.com DR. DAYNA CASSANDRA has a general dental practice in Paramus, NJ where for ten years, she has serviced the community for almost all of their dental needs. However, Dr. Cassandra has a passion for advanced restorative dentistry. “I enjoy the process of uncovering the reasons why a smile is changing, and how I can restore or rejuvenate it with proper function leading to beautiful aesthetics,” she says. Often times, she works with a team of specialists to do the least amount of dentistry with maximum results. In the past few years, dentists such as Dr. Cassandra are actively identifying the ways dental health influences a patient’s total health. “A broken-down smile or worn teeth can be a sign of other significant issues such as airway obstruction, which can be life threatening,” she says. “Restoring wear can often improve one’s overall quality of life.” Dr. Cassandra has added a periodontist to her practice, as well. “Untreated periodontal disease can contribute to the breakdown of expensive dentistry,” she says. “Rebuilding a smile on a healthy foundation

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and regular periodontal maintenance is the key to long-term success.” New to dentistry is Digital Smile Design (DSD) which utilizes intraoral scanning and other technology to rebuild a smile. “Our new scanner replaces traditional impression techniques. A scanner allows for better communication and planning between myself, the lab technicians and in the case of implants, the surgeon placing them.” Dr. Cassandra uses the term “functional aesthetic dentistry” to describe long lasting cosmetic dentistry, delivered as a result of a thorough exam and treatment plan. In addition, using the best materials and top dental laboratories leads to outstanding results. She ensures patients that with the right steps, smile makeovers can be done in stages due to time or monetary issues. Dr. Cassandra continuously studies with top specialists to discuss the best treatment options for patients seeking her expertise. She has trained at the most prestigious institutions, is an active member of numerous dental organizations and she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Center for Esthetics, teaching other dentists how to provide excellent care.

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ROBERT MARTINI, D.D.S.

Emerson Dental Associates

110 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 2A, Emerson, NJ 07630 • 201.262.3663 • emersondental.com DR. ROBERT MARTINI OFFERS a five-star experience at Emerson Dental Associates where the focus of our general and cosmetic dental practice is always on your comfort and wellbeing. Our relaxing office is anxiety free because of our extraordinary listening skills, no waiting time for appointments and our option for sedation dentistry. We provide a Five Star Experience whether it be a teenage Cosmetic consult or adult Full Mouth Restoration with Dr. Martini making himself available for his patients needs and concerns. It is this level of care and service that makes Dr. Martini highly regarded in the Dental Community among his peers and patients. Dr. Martini’s advanced training in Cosmetic, Implant & Restorative dentistry, along with his 20 years of general dentistry experience, allows him to offer a full scope of services for patients of all ages, from twoday smile makeovers to individual prosthetic solutions such as crowns, veneers and implants, as well as excellence in everyday dental needs and routine cleanings. Dr. Martini has the ability to create beautiful,

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natural looking smiles. He also specializes in geriatric dental care to better fit dentures. For your convenience, Dr. Martini’s office has inoffice CT scans to diagnose issues that traditional digital X-rays cannot do so you don’t need to go elsewhere. He also uses this to technology for same day immediate placement and restorations of dental implants. As a national lecturer to dental peers on Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Martini is recognized as an industry leader. He is Section Chief of Prosthodontics, a Member of the Board of Trustees, Clinical Instructor and lecturer at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Dentistry. He completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine for Implant, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry. He has the unique advantage of training with the New York Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician. He’s consistently selected as a Top Dentist and is affiliated with numerous associations including the Bergen County Dental Society where he twice served as president.

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GUILLERMO J. MOLINA, D.D.S.

1200 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.670.7774 • guillermomolinadds.com IT ISN’T COMING from a long line of dentists, or building intricate model airplanes with his engineer father or his love of working on cars—it is his passion for creating a beautiful, natural smile that has made Dr. Guillermo J. Molina one of the most respected and talented prosthodontists in Bergen County. Dr. Molina has always been on the cutting edge of dentistry. Since the moment it became available, he has made computer-aided planning and guided surgery part of his practice, treating patients with all types of restorative needs, from high esthetic, single-tooth restorations to full-mouth reconstructions on natural teeth and implants. He achieves precision by using digital scanning and design technology and, as an AvaDent lab partner, provides milled, digital dentures with an unsurpassed fit. Dr. Molina is also an early provider of the All-on-4 technique for placing fixed implant restorations using as few as four implants. His

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10 years of experience with All-on-4 and extensive training in Europe with Dr. Malo, the developer of the All-on-4 technique, have made Dr. Molina a recognized leader in the field and a national lecturer that has helped train hundreds of dentists. Dr. Molina grew up in Fort Lee, NJ and is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. He received his dental degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland. After finishing his education, Dr. Molina was hired by a large prosthodontics practice in Washington, D.C. and also worked with the research and development department of a dental implant company to help create new parts, clinical techniques, and laboratory procedures. Today, in Ridgewood NJ, together with the dedication of his highly skilled staff, Dr. Molina strives to understand every patient’s needs and then deliver creative solutions to achieve the highest quality, longlasting results.

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JULIANA YUN, D.D.S., P.C. 116 North Franklin Tpke. • Ramsey, NJ 07446 • 201.825.7677 • ramseyperiodontics.com HAVING SERVED as a dentist in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Juliana Yun knows how to treat patients who come from a multitude of backgrounds. She is eager to make her patients feel calm and at ease with her warm and friendly demeanor. Dr. Yun also knows that patients need a trustworthy and accessible dentist in a practice where patient care exceeds expectations. In her gentle hands, Dr. Yun strives to make patients feel comfortable, focusing on compassion and conversation. Dr. Yun offers a wide scope of periodontics in her state-of-theart office, from cosmetic crown lengthening to periodontal plastic surgery, extractions, implants, deep cleanings, and full arch implant placement, to the treatment of periodontal disease. “I provide both surgical and non-surgical therapy, and put great emphasis on painless dentistry,” she says. “Preventing the progression of periodontal disease is key. It is important to focus on bone regeneration around teeth when possible. Extracting teeth is not

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always the best solution.” However, Dr. Yun adds that “When an extraction and an implant are necessary, dental advancements have allowed the ability to restore implants with crowns earlier than in the past. This is due to improved implant surfaces and regenerative material.” In addition, Dr. Yun knows how important it is to educate patients on the different causes of periodontal disease, and how to best take care of their oral health. Dr. Yun, a board-certified periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, received academic scholarships for both her graduate dental training at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine through the United States Navy, and for her postgraduate periodontics program at NYU College of Dentistry. Before opening her Ramsey practice in 2014, she practiced for seventeen years in New York City. Dr. Yun’s reputation led her to create the Ramsey Study Club in 2014 to review new techniques, advancements and modalities of treatment with local dentists.

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MICHAEL VARALLO, D.M.D.

Hohokus Dental Associates

625 North Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 • 201.670.9076 • hohokusdental.com PROVIDING MORE THAN just dental care, Dr. Michael Varallo and his team at HoHoKus Dental Associates passionately believe in the oral systemic connection: the important correlation between oral health and overall wellness. With one of the largest practices in New Jersey, the three dentists and staff of 14 focus on the entire patient and incorporate nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices as part of the treatment. “I believe wholeheartedly that good health starts in the mouth. Dentists can play a vital role in identifying symptoms from diabetes to sleep and breathing disorders. We help patients obtain a diagnosis and treatment for these conditions,” explains Dr. Varallo. Dr. Varallo proudly follows in the footsteps of his father, Dr. D. Vincent Varallo, who was one of the premier oral surgeons in New Jersey. He is also among the first group of 37 practicing dentists selected by the American Dental Association to be part of a study on evidence-based dentistry integrating clinical expertise with

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current scientific evidence to help patients make informed decisions about their health. Along with Dr. Varallo, the practice includes Dr. Joseph Mauriello whose 20 years of experience includes a post graduate training degree from Colombia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. In June 2013, they welcomed Dr. Marissa Sala who is currently continuing her education in cosmetic, neuromuscular and sleep dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry. HoHoKus Dental Associates offers an internship program for students who plan on pursuing a dental degree. Students work firsthand with the experienced dental professionals in all areas of the practice. With their dedication to the greater good of their community, Dr. Varallo and his staff sponsor charitable races, support local sports programs and visit schools to educate students about good oral hygiene.

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LISA SMARTZ, D.M.D.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

110 Warren Ave., Ste. 4, HoHoKus, NJ 07423 • 201.652.1154 DR. LISA SMARTZ doesn’t treat ten patients an hour. She treats one at a time so she can be calming and reassuring, offering individualized attention for patients who are extremely nervous about oral surgery. “My patients often tell me how much easier the procedure was because I was able to alleviate their fears and anxiety while in the chair,” says Dr. Smartz. She has had over 25 years of practicing oral surgery and has the expertise and patience to help people of any age—from infants to mature patients—overcome their fears. As a child, Dr. Smartz actually liked going to the dentist, even beginning her career by helping her siblings through the trauma of loosing their baby teeth. To this day, she’s able to help patients thoroughly understand what results they should expect after procedures, and she explains why certain procedures might be completely unnecessary. “I have a high standard of ethics,” she says.

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“I won’t do a procedure just because someone wants to have it, we go through realistic expectations and I steer them in the right direction.” She stays at the forefront of diagnostic and surgical advances in the maxillofacial surgery field. In addition to complex oral surgery, Dr. Smartz offers cosmetic procedures including all injectables and fillers that can help patients immediately look ten years younger. From the first phone call to the office to follow up after a procedure, Dr. Smartz’s staff handles administrative issues to take the stress off the patient. Dr. Smartz, one of the few oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country, who has been awarded America’s Top Dentist since 2007. She graduated the University of Pittsburgh and completed her residency at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University, jointly with St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the East Orange Veteran’s Hospital and UMDNJ.

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ANTHONY CARAMICO, D.M.D.

Midland Park Family Dentistry

662 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432 • 201.447.5555 midlandparkfamilydentistry.com • team@midlandparkfamilydentistry.com DR. ANTHONY CARAMICO and his experienced, friendly team at Midland Park Family Dentistry strive to build strong, trust-based relationships that deliver a patient experience which is second to none. From their unwavering commitment to provide each patient with the highest level of care to their focus on creating a stress-free environment, Midland Park Family Dentistry delivers an optimal patient experience. Combining his technical knowledge with the latest techniques in the field of dentistry, Dr. Caramico and his team are fully equipped to practice minimally invasive dentistry utilizing materials and techniques that have the same physiological characteristics as healthy, natural teeth. These new techniques and technologies improve the level of care patients receive and often lead to less time in the dental chair. These advancements include: CEREC technology which allows Dr. Caramico to deliver same-day crowns, eliminating the need for messy impressions, temporaries, and multiple office visits; Digital X-rays and Cone Beam technology

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that delivers a more accurate view and diagnosis of disease and injury; and SOLEA laser which allows Dr. Caramico to repair a tooth without drills, needles and numbness. Dr. Caramico graduated with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 1987. During his tenure at UMDNJ, he was selected as the Universities’ first recipient in Geriatric Dental Medicine. He’s also an active member of numerous dental associations and societies, which keeps him at the forefront of change and provide access to many of the brightest minds in the industry. Dr. Caramico believes open, honest dialogue and communication is critical to building relationships with his patients. From the welcoming feeling you get when you walk through the door to the highest level of care you’ll receive to the practice’s various patientfocused programs and services, Midland Park Family Dentistry puts the patient and their needs first.

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MICHAEL DUONG, D.D.S.

Precision Orthodontics

139 Prospect St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.444.7447 • luvmybraces.com IT TAKES PATIENCE and skill to guide patients through the process of orthodontia, and Dr. Michael Duong clearly has the perfect personality and skills for the job. He’s energetic, accomplished and he’s consistently guided by the philosophy that facial aesthetics are just as important as straight teeth. Dr. Duong truly enjoys practicing orthodontics and helping each patient achieve their best smile possible. Whether it is an adolescent or an adult, Dr. Duong gives every patient personalized attention. “I may show a patient a similar case to theirs so I can discuss what the treatment entailed and the outcome,” he says about patient education. “Orthodontia is also constantly advancing, resulting in digital scans of teeth instead of uncomfortable impressions, and new techniques and materials that make treatment more gentle and even faster.” Dr. Duong’s goal is to have patients and their families feel completely at home every time they walk

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through the door, knowing that they are receiving affordable, excellent orthodontic care, with access to flexible appointment times and 24/7 emergency coverage. Dr. Duong feels very fortunate to be in a profession where he can give his patients a smile they will cherish forever. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Orthodontic Specialty. Through teaching, Dr. Duong stays on the cutting edge of advancements and techniques while developing the clinical excellence of future orthodontists. Precision Orthodontics offers comfortable, aesthetic and customized appliances and treatments for adults, children and teens, including Invisalign, the Damon System and Damon Clear braces. Visit Dr. Duong’s new, cool, colorful modern office to learn more about the right options for you or your child.

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JASON M. AUERBACH, D.D.S. SUNG HEE CHO, D.D.S, M.D. RONALD FEDERMAN, D.D.S.

Riverside Oral Surgery

130 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 204, River Edge, NJ 07661 • 201.487.6565 333 Old Hook Rd., Ste. 100, Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.664.2324 riversideoralsurgery.com PUTTING PATIENTS AT EASE comes naturally for Dr. Jason Auerbach, Dr. Sung Hee Cho and their team of surgeons, including Dr. Shawn Lynn. The entire staff at Riverside Oral Surgery offers extraordinarily empathetic care to each and every patient who walks through the doors, whether it’s for a routine dental implant surgery or wisdom tooth removal to high-level corrective jaw surgery or treatment of oral pathology. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Auerbach’s and Dr. Cho’s many additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training has culminated in a practice that offers the full scope of leading edge treatments with standards that consistently exceed patient expectations. Riverside Oral Surgery’s offices focus on creating the optimal patient experience, including the latest high-definition, 3D imaging technology to accurately diagnose patients, along with the safest anesthesia options available. Advances in technology, such as “bladeless” implant surgery, state-of-the-art wisdom tooth extraction and minimally invasive bone grafting, have become the standard of care in this practice. Advanced surgical facilities feature fully equipped operating suites with separate recovery areas, and an aesthetics center for facial cosmetic procedures

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housed at the River Edge office. Riverside Oral Surgery also offers sameday full mouth implant-based restorations with the All-on-4 procedure. To mark Riverside Oral Surgery’s 10th Anniversary, this spring in Englewood they will celebrate the addition of Dr. Ronald Federman to the team and will open the most state-of-the-art oral and maxillofacial surgical office Bergen County has ever seen. Dr. Auerbach, a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, is dually board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and consistently recognized as a leader in his field. Dr. Cho, a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, is also a board certified dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon trained and licensed as both a dentist and a medical doctor. Referring doctors and dentists trust the surgeons at Riverside Oral Surgery to provide the most positive experiences, exceptional skills and uncompromised results for their patients. PHOTOGRAPHED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: DR.SUNG HEE CHO, DR. JASON M. AUERBACH AND DR. SHAWN LYNN. NOT PICTURED DR. RONALD FEDERMAN

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MARK F. SAMANI, D.M.D.

Ridgewood Dental Associates

166 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.652.2474 • ridgewooddental.com PROSTHODONTISTS ARE dentistry’s best kept secret. It takes extra years of rigorous training beyond dental school to become a prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the restoration of adult teeth, including crowns, implants, bridges and dentures. “Our specialty is virtually unknown by most dental patients and people might confuse it with cosmetic dentistry,” says Dr. Mark F. Samani, partner at Ridgewood Dental Associates (RDA), a comprehensive dental practice offering world-class general and specialty dentistry. “Simply put, prosthodontists specialize in adult restorative dentistry; anything from full mouth dental reconstruction to implant supported restorations to dentures and their alternatives,” explains Dr. Samani. “General dentists refer patients to our practice for cases that they feel might be too difficult or complex.” Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Samani was guided into prosthodontics by his father, Dr. Sami Samani, a root canal specialist.

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Since going into practice more than two decades ago, he has witnessed changes in his field. “Dental implants have forever altered the restorative landscape. Implants are our primary treatment option. Our cone beam cat scan (cone beam CT) allows us to better evaluate for implant placement and guides our surgeries with much greater predictability.” Along with Dr. Samani’s partners, Drs. Min-Hee Cho and Jin Ha Joung, RDA provides restorative, cosmetic and general dental treatments with a focus on prosthodontic dentistry. Dr. Samani is also an expert in sleep apnea and board certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Samani is a graduate of UMDNJ, where he also completed his postdoctoral prosthodontic program, and also where he is currently a clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics. Dr. Samani lectures frequently on advanced implant prosthodontics techniques and sleep apnea treatments.

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ROBERT S. ROSENFELD, D.D.S.

Rosenfeld Dental Studio

197 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.666.8080 • rosenfelddentalstudio.com “DO IT ONCE AND DO IT RIGHT” is the watchword of Dr. Robert S. Rosenfeld, who has been practicing for more than 30 years, the last 23 at Rosenfeld Dental Studio in Westwood. HIs extensive knowledge, unsurpassed skill, artistic eye, attention to patients’ needs and meticulous execution make him one of the area’s most respected dental professionals. Too often, patients are unable to gauge the quality of their dental care. It is noteworthy then that many dental professionals who can judge seek Dr. Rosenfeld for their own treatment. Dr. Rosenfeld’s care ranges from small, simple tooth-colored fillings, to cosmetic makeovers, to full-mouth reconstructions, depending on a patient’s needs. His treatment is always tailored to a patient’s specific circumstances, and each patient receives the time and attention required without feeling rushed. Dr. Rosenfeld graduated Cornell University and Northwestern University Dental School. He then served a two-year General

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Practice residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, the second year as Chief Resident. He has completed additional training in cosmetic dentistry, and served as a mentor at the prestigious Nash Institute in Charlotte, NC. Each year, Dr. Rosenfeld takes many times the required number of continuing education hours, keeping him abreast of the latest techniques and materials. In addition, he has a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) relationship with several dental manufacturers. Dr. Rosenfeld lectures to practicing dentists on numerous topics in restorative dentistry, and also teaches newly graduated dentists at the Dental Residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center. He has published on many subjects in various dental journals, domestic and international, and was inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics. Dr. Rosenfeld has been chosen multiple times by New Jersey Monthly magazine for being among the top dentists in the state.

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JOHN SARAYDARIAN, D.M.D.

Allendale Dental

42 West Allendale Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401 • 201.760.1116 • allendaledental.net DR. JOHN SARAYDARIAN and his associate, Dr. Caroline Hamilton, are committed to providing the highest quality of dental care and patient health. Both dentists place top priority on educating patients about the health of their mouths and work to meet personal hygiene and overall health goals. We integrate innovative, state-of-the-art cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a relaxed environment. “Honesty, integrity, and quality are the goals I’ve strived for since opening my practice in 2004. I consider my patients an extension of my family and treat them with kindness and respect,” states Dr. Saraydarian. “My ultimate goal is to establish a solid oral care foundation creating a beautiful smile and excellence in dental health.” That philosophy has proven successful spurring the growth of the practice particularly with children ages 2 to 12 through frequent referrals and growing word-of-mouth endorsements. With a focus on preventative care, the practice makes use of the most up-to-date technology including panoramic digital x-rays, lasers for soft tissue treatments and cavity detection, oral cancer detection and Invisalign.

BRAM ALSTER, D.M.D.

20-20 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 • 201.797.3044 • bramalsterdmd.com FOR 30 YEARS, Dr. Bram Alster has served patients in Fair Lawn. He and his staff have cultivated a practice where integrity, patient comfort and quality care remain their highest priorities. In a warmly decorated “stateof-the-art” office, caring staff make patients feel “at home” from the minute they arrive. With an emphasis on being conservative yet ideal, Dr. Alster explains options to patients to derive a plan that most meets their needs and desires. Our family practice stays current with the latest technologies and proven techniques and materials in general, cosmetic and implant dentistry. We utilize digital X-rays, quiet drills and laser-warmed syringes for added comfort. Our TV’s in each room provide patient education and serve as a pleasant distraction during treatment. With extensive post graduate training in implant dentistry, prosthetics, full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry, as well as Invisalign certification, Dr. Alster creates soft, natural and beautiful smiles that conform and also enhance a patient’s facial features. He maintains a teaching affiliation at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and participates monthly at the prestigious New York Forum Study Club. Most recently his son, Dr. Jason Alster, completed a General Practice residency program at Hackensack University Hospital and has joined the practice part time as he continues to practice in NYC as well. Dr. Bram Alster’s extensive background in restorative and prosthetic dentistry is well complimented by Dr. Jason’s surgical training at Tufts University Hospital and his current participation in the 2 year NYU post graduate surgical implant program.

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ERIC WITTLINGER, D.D.S.

Wittlinger Orthodontics

595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 • 201.391.5537 • wittlingerorthodontics.com PARENTS AND CHILDREN look for, and appreciate, an orthodontic office that runs on schedule, has a friendly and helpful staff and an orthodontist who personally sees every patient to keep moms and dads fully informed on progress. These attributes accurately describe Wittlinger Orthodontics, founded by Dr. Eric Wittlinger in 2004, which treats children and adults. One of Dr. Wittlinger’s noted strengths is his conservative orthodontic philosophy. “I prefer to wait until children have lost most of their baby teeth before starting orthodontic treatment,” he says, which saves parents travel time, money and allows patients to spend the least amount of time in braces, unless early treatment is warranted for more severe orthodontic needs. Parents are also happy when they learn that Dr. Wittlinger uses techniques and appliances that require the least amount of patient compliance. He also digitally scans patient’s teeth for Invisalign rather than the traditional method of using impression trays, performs soft tissue laser procedures if needed to engage certain teeth in a timely

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manner without the need for surgery, and doesn’t routinely take full 3-D head scans on patients to reduce their X-ray exposure. Kids and parents also love the patient rewards program encouraging participation and cooperation. “Orthodontists need to be able to diagnose complex problems and over multiple visits unravel a puzzle and achieve great results,” Dr. Wittlinger explains. “I’m a perfectionist and strive to achieve perfect alignment and occlusion in all my patients.” That goal has resulted in great success with his retention protocol, helping patients retain their winning smiles for years and years. Dr. Wittlinger, a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a member of many prestigious honor societies and professional organizations. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia and was selected into the highly competitive orthodontic residency program at the New York University (NYU) School of Dentistry in NYC.

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KELLY MCNALLY, D.D.S.

172 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.444.4050 • theridgewooddentist.com IN 2015, DR. KELLY MCNALLY unexpectedly lost her husband and business partner of the dental practice which her father-in-law founded in 1961. Suddenly, Dr. McNally became a solo practitioner, and using her innate optimism and determination, has continued to grow the practice known by generations of patients for its quality, conservative dentistry in a warm, friendly office. “We’ve succeeded by having the best staff around to help us achieve this goal, “Dr. McNally says. “Our employees join our team, and stay.” Dr. McNally focuses on general dentistry and cosmetic reconstructions at her state-of-the-art office. “Patients are apprehensive and we work hard to put them at ease,” adds Dr. McNally, who understands the anxiety after spending hours as a child in dental offices to treat a cleft lip and palate. Her childhood experiences, and the desire to carry on her husband’s legacy of practicing excellence in dentistry, shapes the way she treats patients—with compassion and honesty. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. McNally studied at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School and completed her residency at The Medical Center of Delaware.

CORY A. WANATICK, D.M.D.

Periodontal Associates 1563 Parker Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.461.4133 • fortleeperio.com

BARBARA KNOWLES-FENNING, D.D.S.

61 Crescent Ave., Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.0340 • bkfdds.com

DR. BARBARA KNOWLES-FENNING has been serving the community of Bergen County for over 20 years. With a gentle nature and thoughtful, conservative approach to treatment, she plans each patient’s care with individual attention. She lives by the words “kindness matters” as displayed prominently in her newly redecorated office in Waldwick. She is a skilled surgeon who specializes in Periodontics and Implantology. The practice offers a wide range of treatment options from Scaling/Root Planing, Extractions, Bone Grafting, Implants, Pinhole Surgical Technique and Laser Therapy. We also offer Nitrous Oxide or prescribe medications to aid in your comfort and use the latest technology in digital radiographs and Cone Beam CT Scan with less radiation.

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BOARDCERTIFIED periodontist Dr. Cory Wanatick blends his surgical skills with new technologies to treat gum disease and perform cosmetic and implant procedures. “We’re one of a very few New Jersey practices performing computer-navigated implant surgery,” Dr. Wanatick says. “Our CAT scan machine delivers accurate diagnoses for implant placement.” Dr. Wanatick graduated from UMDNJ and SUNY at Stony Brook, where he is a clinical assistant professor. He directs a local study club. Patients appreciate the homey atmosphere of the easy-going office whose friendly staff also speaks Spanish. Emergency care is available 24/7. Dr. Wanatick’s favorite dental care tip—“Daily flossing is your best bet for healthy gums.”

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New Jersey Root Canal

680 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, NJ 07649 • 201.261.6900 • njrootcanal.com

SAVING A TOOTH with root canal is preferable to extraction. Our office specializes in diagnosing, root canal, fixing root canals, special needs patients and sports trauma. New Jersey Root Canal is comprised of endodontists with diverse educational backgrounds

working in a team approach to save teeth. The defining new standard of care for root canal care now consist of the use of surgical microscopes, 3D imaging and lasers. These standards increase the success rate to make root canal the most financially sound long term treatment for a tooth. Satisfaction comes when a tooth is saved after the patient has been told to have it removed. We field a great deal of trauma. The use of stem cells to regenerate nerves in children’s teeth caused by trauma has been a great achievement in our practice. Parents are shocked when they hear the words, “No root canal.” The doctors have vast experience with complex cases and all have been fortunate to share Top Doc awards. We are grateful to the great patients and doctors we work with. New to the practice also shown above is Jae Oh, D.D.S.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

BRIAN P. TRAVA, D.M.D. • SUJEAN OH, D.D.S. ALISON PETIX, D.M.D. • SEUNG SHON, D.M.D.

DENNIS F. PAWLAK, D.D.S., M.S. JIN HAHN, D.M.D. • JEFFREY CHEN, D.M.D.

Mid-County Endodontic Group

Ridgewood location: 60 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.652.3311 Westwood location: 250 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.666.4546 • midcountyendo.com

APPREHENSIVE ENDODONTIC patients can find comfort at Mid-County Endodontics where Drs. Pawlak, Hahn and Chen offer a blend of compassion and world-class skill in an office with the most advanced technology.

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The practice performs routine endodontic cases (root canal treatment) to complex re-treatments and micro-apico surgeries, offering in-office sedation with an on-site anesthesiologist. The goal of each doctor is to help patients keep their natural dentition with top quality treatment using 3D imaging technology/ CBCT and magnification and technological innovation in sonic irrigation which are among the many major advances revolutionizing endodontics and micro-endodontics. Dr. Pawlak earned his dental degree from SUNYBuffalo, with specialty training in oral surgery and endodontics from UMDNJ. Dr. Hahn received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, endodontic training at Columbia University and a two-year implantology fellowship at NYU. Dr. Chen was an assistant clinical professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and is also Board Certified by the American Board of Endodontics. The practice’s newest associate, Dr. Benjamin Porras, is as equally dedicated to providing the best care possible to patients.

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LAURIE ANN BOVINO, D.M.D.

Galitsis and Bovino

345 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.0787 • galitsisandbovino.com ORTHODONTIST DR. LAURIE BOVINO, and her husband, prosthodontist Dr. Paul Galitsis joined together over 25 years ago to form the unique dental practice of Galitsis and Bovino. “I have the luxury of working with a prosthodontist who specializes in full mouth reconstruction allowing me to treat unconventional cases and correct the most difficult malocclusions, says Dr. Bovino. “We see all ages – from young children age six to older adults in their eighties.” Drs. Galitsis and Bovino are graduates of Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery Specialty Program. Dr. Bovino served as Assistant Clinical Professor of the school’s post graduate department for five years and as alumni president of the Columbia Orthodontic Society in 2001.

JEFFREY R. SCHWARTZ, D.M.D.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

489 Edsall Blvd., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.224.9000 • jeffreyschwartzdmd.com DR. JEFFREY SCHWARTZ brings more than 30 years of clinical excellence, judgment and personalized attention to his restorative dental practice. His expertise includes crowns, bridges, partial and full dentures, implant restorations, veneers, bleaching, aesthetic fillings and treatment for TMJ pain, snoring and sleep apnea. “No patient is ever just a number, but always treated as an individual,” says Dr. Schwartz who received both his dental and prosthodontic degrees at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Recognized as the specialist of choice by many of his colleagues, Dr. Schwartz has a reputation for perfection in creating beautiful, healthy smiles for both complex and routine services.

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DAVID WEINSTEIN, D.M.D.

870 Palisade Ave., Ste. 303, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.5200 • goodgums.com DR. DAVID WEINSTEIN and his father, Dr. Ephraim Weinstein, have over 60 years combined experience in the practice of periodontics and dental implants. They both served on the faculty of Columbia University School of Dentistry. Their approach is conservative, meticulous and patient-oriented. They strive to maximize every experience by preserving the health, function and appearance of the patient’s natural dentition. Dr. David Weinstein says, “We live by the philosophy that every patient is part of our family and every tooth is important.” With offices in New Jersey and New York, their practice utilizes the latest diagnostic techniques and state-of-the-art procedures including LANAP laser gum surgery, tunnel gum grafting and ceramic, non-metal dental implants.

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soup’s on!

What’s more comforting than a piping-hot bowl of soup? Knowing that it’s fewer than 250 calories per serving! Enjoy!

watercress with balsamic beet-roast chickpeas and parsley crab Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients FOR THE CHICKPEAS n 1 cup beet juice n 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar n 1 14-oz. can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried n Salt and pepper FOR THE SOUP n ½ small leek, finely chopped n 1 garlic clove, chopped n 1 celery rib, coarsely chopped n 1 large zucchini (approximately 9 oz.), coarsely chopped n ½ Tbs. olive oil n 2 ¼ cups vegetable or chicken stock n 3 sun-dried tomatoes n 3 ½ oz. fresh white crabmeat n F ew sprigs of parsley or tarragon, finely chopped n Squeeze of lemon juice n 12 oz. watercress n 1 ½ cups unsweetened soy milk

Directions

To make the chickpeas, place the beet juice and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the liquid has reduced to about ¼ cup and has a thick syrupy consistency.

—Chef Rama Ginde, WannaBee Chef, Hillsdale

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the chickpeas in a small baking pan and pour over half of the syrup, mixing well. Season and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour over the remaining syrup and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, keeping an eye to make sure the syrup does not burn. When ready, set aside. Sauté the leek, garlic, celery and zucchini in the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of water for about 5 to 8 minutes. Add a splash more water if necessary. Pour in the stock, then the sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Mix the crabmeat with the chopped parsley or tarragon, and then season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Refrigerate until needed. Removed the sun-dried tomatoes then add the watercress and soy milk. Simmer for a couple of minutes to soften. Blend until smooth and season to taste. Serve, topped with a spoonful of crabmeat and a scattering of chickpeas.

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Calories: 238 per serving

The key to a flavorful soup is homemade chicken or vegetable stock. To make a quick vegetable stock, simmer 1 quart of water with onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper for an hour. Cool the stock and use as needed.”

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carrot, coconut and ginger with cilantro sambal

Yield: 4 servings

If you are a fan of coconut or want to add a little creaminess without dairy, substitute half of the stock with light coconut milk.” —Chef Rama Ginde, WannaBee Chef, Hillsdale

Calories: 227 per serving

Ingredients

n1  ¼ cups fresh coconut, grated n ½ tsp. cumin seeds n ½ tsp. coriander seeds n 2 shallots, diced n 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped n 5 Tbs. ginger, peeled and grated n ½ tsp. chile flakes n ½ Tbs. coconut oil n 1 ½ lbs. carrots n 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock CILANTRO SAMBAL n 2 cups cilantro, coarsely chopped n 1/3 c up grated fresh coconut n 1 Tbs. ginger, peeled and grated n 1 small green chile, seeded and coarsely chopped n Juice of 1 lime n S alt and pepper

Directions

If using a whole coconut, prepare it by piercing the three eyes with a skewer, and drain out the liquid. Then, wrap it in a towel, place on a hard surface, such as the floor (or take it outside), and give it a firm blow with a hammer to crack it open. Use a spoon to gently lift the flesh away from the harder exterior and remove the brown skin using a potato peeler if desired. Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan for about 2 minutes, then grind in a mortar and pestle. Sauté the shallots, garlic, ginger, chile flakes and ground spices in the coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of water for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a splash of water if the mixture sticks to the pan. Add the carrots, fresh coconut and stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes until the carrots are soft. To make the sambal, place the cilantro, grated coconut, ginger and chile into a mini food processor and pulse to a coarse, dry paste. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste. When the soup is ready, blend until smooth, season and serve topped with the sambal.

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beets with tarragon buckwheat Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

n½  cup raw or unroasted buckwheat n 1 tsp. olive oil n 1 medium onion, coarsely diced n 1 garlic clove, finely sliced n ½ tsp. fennel seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle n 3 medium beets, approximately 1 lb. unpeeled weight n 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. sherry vinegar n 3 cups vegetable stock n ¾ cup tarragon, leaves picked and coarsely chopped n 1 tsp. English mustard n S alt and pepper FOR THE BEET CHIPS n 1 beet, washed and peeled n 1 Tbs. canola or olive oil n F lavor ideas: ground fennel seeds, sumac and fresh thyme n Salt and pepper

Calories: 147 per serving

Directions

For the beet chips, preheat the oven to 300°F. Thinly slice the beet into perfect circles about 1/8-inch thick. Thoroughly coat with the oil, salt, pepper and any other flavor you have chosen. Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway. Check every 5 minutes, and remove any that are already cooked—smaller chips will cook quicker. Let cool before serving.

Using different varieties of beets such as golden or candy cane will create more depth of flavor and sweetness. When used as a garnish, the different colors make for a beautiful presentation.” —Chef Andrew Gonci, Ridgewood Culinary Studio, Ridgewood

Rinse the buckwheat in a strainer under cold water and transfer to a saucepan with about 2/3 cup cold water and a generous pinch of salt. Simmer with the lid on for 8 to 10 minutes until tender. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside in the strainer to ensure all excess liquid drains from the seeds. Gently heat the olive oil and add the onion, garlic and ground fennel along with 1 tablespoon of water. Sweat, with the lid on, for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add a splash more water if the onions stick to the pan. Peel and coarsely grate the beets and add to the saucepan with the tablespoon of sherry vinegar and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the beets are tender. Meanwhile pound the tarragon, mustard and teaspoon of sherry vinegar in a mortar and pestle to a smooth paste. Season to taste and stir through the buckwheat. Set aside. When the soup is ready, blend until smooth and season to taste. If the beets are particularly sweet, a good grinding of pepper may be needed to create a good balance. Serve the soup, topped with the tarragon-dressed buckwheat and beet chips.

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superfood chowder

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients n 1/3 cup black quinoa n P inch of salt n 1 ½ cups unsweetened soy milk n 9 oz. smoked haddock n 1 bay leaf n 1 onion, peeled and halved n 6 peppercorns n 1 medium leek, finely sliced n 1 garlic clove, chopped n ½ Tbs. olive oil n 1 fresh corn on the cob n 3 cups vegetable stock n 5 ½ oz. spinach, finely shredded n 3 Tbs. chives, finely chopped

Calories: 241 per serving

Directions

Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a small saucepan, cover with 2/3 cup water, add a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave undisturbed for 5 minutes so that the grains absorb any remaining water. Return to the strainer and run under cold water again to cool completely. Set aside until needed.

Before cooking the quinoa, toast it in a preheated 350-degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes—it will give your soup a nutty undertone.” —Chef Andrew Gonci, Ridgewood Culinary Studio, Ridgewood

Place the soy milk in a medium saucepan with the smoked haddock, bay leaf, onion halves and peppercorns. Slowly bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain and set the cooking broth aside. Clean the saucepan and return to the heat. Sauté the leek and garlic in the oil and 1 tablespoon of water over low heat for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Stand the corn upright and slide the blade of a sharp knife along the length of the cob, removing the kernels as you do so. Add these to the saucepan, along with the reserved cooking broth and the vegetable stock. Add the cob for added flavor. Bring to a boil, immediately reduce to a simmer, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes. When ready, remove the cob and used a slotted spoon to skim any foam that has formed on the surface. Add the cooked quinoa, along with the spinach and fish. Bring to just below boiling point, season to taste, garnish with some chopped chives and serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Skinny Soups by Kathryn Bruton © 2017 Kyle Books, and photographs © Laura Edwards. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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Chard Your Course

Meet your match, kale. This leafy underdog is ready to go the distance.

In the arena of superfoods, leafy greens are the crowd favorites, offering a lowcalorie, low-fat source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But with spinach and kale stealing the spotlight, one nutritional all-star is often overlooked. Part of the goosefoot family of vegetables, along with spinach and beets, chard goes by many names, including Swiss chard, spinach beet and silverbeet, to name a few. But no matter what you call it, there’s no doubt it touts plenty of health benefits. POWER UP Worried about weight? Simply washing your dishes after dinner will be enough to burn off the calories you take in from a serving of raw chard—one cup has only 7 calories (about the same as raw spinach), and a cup of cooked chard has approximately 35 calories (that’s about 5 minutes of light jogging, if you’re counting). It’s also lacking in fat (less than 1 gram in 1 cup cooked) and sugar (2 grams), leaving room for more of the good stuff, including about 700 percent of the recommended intake of vitamin K, which supports bone

and blood health. It delivers a substantial amount of vitamin A, which promotes eye health and boosts immune function, and it’s a significant source of vitamin C, fiber, iron, magnesium and potassium. Chard is also believed to be beneficial to those with diabetes because it contains an antioxidant called syringic acid that studies have shown may help to regulate glucose levels. BUY/STORE/SERVE Available in green, red and rainbow varieties, chard can be purchased at most supermarkets, usually alongside kale and other leafy greens. Look for crisp stems and healthy leaves that aren’t wilted or brown. Store chard by wrapping it in a dry paper towel, placing it in a plastic bag that is left unsealed, and keeping the bag in the refrigerator. Depending on freshness, it will last from several days to as long as a week. Chard has the same culinary

flexibility as its cousin spinach: as a salad base, in a frittata, sautéed with garlic, or simply braised or steamed. To prepare chard, wash it well in cold water, taking care to remove any grit, and cut the leaves away from the stems (the stems can be cooked separately in soups or a stir-fry). DID YOU KNOW? What exactly is in a name? In the case of this vegetable, a lot of confusion. Often called Swiss chard, it’s actually believed to have originated in Italy and is a staple in Mediterranean diets. In fact, no one is quite sure where the “Swiss” part comes from. Some believe “chard” originated from the French word carde or the Latin word carduus, both referring to an artichoke thistle plant. In South Africa, it is simply called “spinach.” —Liz Donovan

One cup of chard gives you a whopping 575 micrograms of vitamin K. This underrated vitamin is important because it keeps calcium in the bones and out of the arteries, which results in strong bones and reduces the risk of arterial calcification.” —Julene Stassou, registered dietician, Fort Lee and Englewood Cliffs

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The herb and citrus notes of the Campari and vermouth mellow out the strong flavor of the gin without taking away its floral and botanical tones, making this old-school speakeasy cocktail a great introduction to gin.” —Jerrod Hicks, bartender at Hearth & Tap Co., Montvale

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IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY Students and faculty members Inserra Supermarkets team presented a check for $21,819 to the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC for its Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. 1 Ron Onorato, Stephen Percy, Michael B. Harris, Lindsey Inserra-Hughes, Lawrence Inserra Jr., John Hughes and Linda Stanton.

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modeled cocktail and formal holiday attire from Lord & Taylor and Ridgewood’s Biltmore Tuxedos at the school’s Fashions of the Heart luncheon and fashion show fundraiser, held at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. 2 Riley DeRosa and Thomas Hels. 3 IHA students with Mackenzie and Hayden Tucker. 4 IHA students.

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LODI MEMORIAL LIBRARY Miss New Jersey 2016 Brenna Weick visited the Lodi Memorial Library as part of a special event hosted by the Friends of the Lodi Memorial Library. Weick participated in a Q&A session and performed her version of “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. 5 Patricia Licata, Brenna Weick and Justin Watrel.

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10 RAMAPO–BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE The shelter hosted its sixth-annual Whiskers & Tails Charity Ball at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with some canine friends, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the gala benefited the shelter and its efforts to relieve the unnecessary suffering of animals. 8 Guests at the charity ball. 9 Guest with Gail Dickard. 10 Pam Goldman, Stephanie Pearl, Megan Boyle, Frannie D’Annunzio, Arlene Jurovitsky and Craig Goldman. 11 Pam Goldman, Marge Kraus, Marilyn Rubner and Arlene Jurovitsky. 12 Guest with Bill Ervolino.

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ALDER APHASIA CENTER As part of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 501©Trees event showcasing Bergen County nonprofits, Adler Aphasia Center members decorated a tree to promote their group’s mission. The trees were displayed at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights throughout December. 15 Chrysa Golashesky, Rebecca Lovino, Dolores Donatello and Stacy Kaplan.

14 PUFFIN FOUNDATION The 11th-annual Teaneck International Film Festival, sponsored by the nonprofit Puffin Foundation, held screenings at Teaneck Cinemas, the Puffin Cultural Forum and Temple Emeth. This year’s theme was “Activism: Making Change.” 13 Valerie Huttle and Sandi Klein. 14 Corethia Oates, Jeffrey Brown, Valerie Huttle and Jeremy Lentz. bergenmag.com

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16 BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION More than 150 people showed up for the inaugural Hero 5K Run, hosted by the Bergen Community College Foundation and the institution’s Department of Wellness and Exercise Science. The event raised approximately $15,000 for the college’s veterans and students. 16 5K participants.

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Take in some classical music, race for a cause, check out award-winning films—there’s always something going on in Bergen County.

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FEB 9 Discover what it takes to get behind the podium from one of the country’s most talented conductors. As part of its Masterclass Series, Ars Musica presents OPERA EXCERPTS WITH JOSEPH COLANERI at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, beginning at 7 p.m. Attendance is open to all. Tickets: $25. Get yours at arsmusica.org.

FEB 11 In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, put your heart— and feet—toward a good cause. Community Options Inc. invites runners, walkers and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make difference in the lives of people with disabilities

by participating in the annual CUPID’S CHASE 5K. The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Glen Rock Municipal Pool. Fee: $40 on the day of the event, $30 for early registration. Visit comop.org to sign up.

FEB 11 Bring the entire family to the Tenafly Nature Center for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt from 2–3 p.m. Participants will use clues to solve naturebased riddles while traversing the center’s trails. Family admission: $10 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Register now and dig up more details at tenaflynaturecenter.org. bergenmag.com

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FEB 12 Join Princess Anna and Queen Elsa for a magical adventure at DISNEY’S FROZEN SING-ALONG at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Anna and Elsa will lead audience members through the singalong movie (with lyrics onscreen) and will be available for photos after. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite Frozen character! Tickets: $15–$25. Purchase yours at bergenpac.org.

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FEB 17–25 Bergen Community College presents OH, COWARD!, a witty musical celebration of the life and work of one of theater’s greatest entertainers, Noel Coward. Showings will take place in the Ender Hall Lab Theatre in Paramus throughout the week. Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and

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for both a Tony and an Outer Critic Circle Award as Best Play of 2010, TIME STANDS STILL is a Donald Margulies play that’s sure to please. Can a couple who makes their living reporting on war carve out a normal life? Find out when you catch it staged by the Bergen County Players in Oradell all month long. Tickets: $21 on Fridays and Saturdays, $17 on Sundays. For additional information and showtimes, check out bcplayers.org.

Library Theatre in Fair Lawn presents AMADEUS. Follow the story of one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he takes on his rival composer, Antonio Salieri, in the Austrian royal court. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, $10 for children under 12. Purchase yours at oldlibrarytheatre.net.

FEB 24 & 25 For an evening of laughs, get to the Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights to see ALONZO BODDEN, the season three winner of Last Comic Standing. Don’t miss his hilarious stand-up act, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

FEB 26 Revel in the musical mastery of Beethoven during a concert featuring the ARS MUSICA CHORALE and RIDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at 8 p.m. in Ridgewood’s West Side Presbyterian Church. The performance will culminate with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, “Ode to Joy.” Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. Get your tickets now at arsmusica.org.

FEB 26 Celebrate Mardi Gras with a concert by the DR. DUBIOUS DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND in the Winter Room of the Mahwah Public Library, 2–3:30 p.m. Admission: FREE. Find more info at mahwahlibrary.org. FEB 26 Celebrate POLAR BEAR DAY at the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus. The event is scheduled to feature special activities including crafts, animal encounters, short programs and exhibit chats from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission: FREE. Head to friendsofbergencountyzoo. org for more info.

coming up, check out the vendors at the ELEGANT BRIDAL SHOW at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, 7–10 p.m. The event will feature some of the area’s top wedding professionals, such as photographers, florists and caterers, plus other products and services for brides and grooms. Admission: FREE. For additional information, visit elegantbridal.com.

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FEB 28 In the mood for Bach? The All Seasons Chamber Players returns to the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford for a 3 p.m. concert. BOOKEND BACHS will feature works for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. For more information, visit allseasonschamberplayers.org.

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The Greek goddesses Demeter and Hestia, both associated with food, no doubt would approve of the unassuming Angelo’s Greek Taverna, a 46-seat BYO eatery located next to the historic landmark Maywood Station. Having heard that the place fills up and can get loud, making conversation difficult, we opted for an earlyish start time—6:30— on a Friday night. Our servers were among the friendliest we’ve encountered and were quick to fill our water glasses, hand out menus with a promise of returning with the night’s specials and fetch a platter of grilled-to-perfection pitas served with a red-pepper hummus for dipping. Chef Angelo Bushi, who can be seen through a cut-out window, has been cooking professionally for six years, but learned his craft as a young boy, preparing Greek dishes in his native Albania. For starters, we chose the keftedakia, bite-size fried meatballs served with a lemony sauce. The petite rounds were served piping hot—crispy on the outside and moist on the inside—and there were plenty for sharing. We enjoyed them very much but the spanakopitakia, bite-size spinach pie, was our favorite. The hot, flaky, triangular phyllo pillows were stuffed with a delectable filling of spinach and cheese, and they were bursting with flavor. There were five on the plate, and I almost grudgingly offered my companion the last one. Diners are given a choice of a Greek salad or a lemon chicken soup. We opted for the salads, and we’re glad we did: They were fresh and tangy with a heaping helping of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and chunks of feta cheese. Choosing entrées proved challenging as everything sounded so bergenmag.com

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good. Like most Greek restaurants, meat and fish options abound, but there are several vegetarian picks too. We decided on two specials: one meat—the grilled baby lamb chops—and one fish—the panroasted bronzini. Both were offered with two sides each: seasoned fries, lemon potatoes, rice and spinach; we tried all but the fries, and they were all delicious. As for the main courses, the five lamb chops were tender and flavorful and cooked to medium-rare perfection, as ordered. The bronzini—two large filets—were light and flaky and ohso-tasty. In fact, it was even the better the next day when the lemon and assorted spices had a chance to meld. (Yes, the portion was big enough to take half home.) Even though we were satiated, these two sweets lovers ordered dessert. The classic baklava was everything it should be: honeyed, nutty and flaky; in short, wonderful. The galaktoboureko, or custard pie, was creamy, but not as great as the baklava. We were so comfortable at Angelo’s that we ended up lingering quite a while, and as we’d been warned it did get packed. (We even witnessed servers kindly turning away three groups who dared to venture in without reservations.) But unlike what we’d been told, we were still able to converse comfortably. This is a splendid spot if you’re in the mood for great food, fair prices, healthy portions and a lively atmosphere. Be warned, however, that tables are so close that you’re apt, as we did, to chat with fellow diners. Hmm, what would Demeter and Hestia think? —Rita Guarna Angelo’s Greek Taverna, 245 Maywood Ave., Maywood, 201.845.4278; angelosgreektavern.wixsite.com/chef-angelo

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Where To Eat

Getting three square meals a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings.

Fancy some fajitas? Find all your Mexican favorites at Chapala Grill in Bergenfield.

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ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL Casual American sports bar with pub food, 67 W. Allendale Ave., 201.327.3197

CHAPALA GRILL Familyfriendly Mexican restaurant, 52 S. Washington Ave., 201.387.2107

ALLENDALE Steakhouse Classic steak house, 95 W. Allendale Ave., 201.962.9797 Masa Sushi & Grill Japanese fare featuring sushi and BYO, 81 W. Allendale Ave., 201.934.6616 RESTAURANT L Eclectic New American cuisine, 9 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.785.1112

TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE Classic American pub fare, 32 S. Washington Ave., 201.384.0900

CARLSTADT BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 430 Route 17 South, 201.933.4000 IL VILLAGGIO Italian dining, 651 Route 17 North, 201.935.7733

SAVINI Italian cuisine, 168 W. Crescent Ave., 201.760.3700

STEVE’S SIZZLING STEAKS Traditional American steak house featuring seafood, 620 Route 17 South, 201.438.9677

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BUON GUSTO Casual Italian dining, 534 Durie Ave., 201.784.9036

LOCALE Eclectic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, 208 Piermont Rd., 201.750.3233 sear house Upscale steak house with seafood options, 411 Piermont Rd., 201.292.4612

CRESSKILL Delvina Traditional Italian fare, 172 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0239 GRIFFIN’S BAR & Grill American fare, 44 E. Madison Ave., 201.541.7575 SAMDAN Middle Eastern fine dining, 178 Piermont Rd., 201.816.7343 UMEYA Japanese cuisine, 156 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0511

DUMONT CUBAN EDDIE’S Classic Cuban fare, 110 W. Shore Ave., 201.338.2382

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Fink’s bbq Traditional barbecue, 26 W. Madison Ave., 201.384.3210 IL MULINO Northern Italian cuisine featuring seafood, 132 Veterans Plz., 201.384.7767

EAST RUTHERFORD PARK & ORCHARD Organic, healthy, original American cuisine, 240 Hackensack St., 201.939.9292 Su di Noi Traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flair, 132 Park Ave., 201.507.0093 TAOS Asian fusion and seafood, 356 Paterson Ave., 201.460.8988

EDGEWATER BAREBURGER Organic burger house with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. 78 Promenade, 201.941.2273

BAUMGART’S CafÉ Chinese and American cuisine with homemade ice cream, 59 Promenade, 201.313.3889 THE CRAB HOUSE Casual riverside dining with Manhattan views, 541 River Rd., 201.840.9311 Fleming’s steakhouse at City Place Premium steak and seafood accompanied by an award-winning wine list, 90 Promenade, 201.313.9463 Greek Taverna at city place Traditional Greek cuisine, 55 Promenade, 201.945.8998 HAVEN RIVERFRONt Restaurant & bar Waterfront eatery offering New American cooking with a seafood emphasis, 2 Main St., 201.943.1900

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JACK’S LOBSTER SHACK Seafood restaurant, 1040 River Rd., 201.224.2808 KINARA Northern Indian cuisine, 880 River Rd., 201.313.0555 LA VECCHIA NAPOLI Traditional southern Italian cuisine, 2 Hilliard Ave., 201.941.6799 MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET Seafood dishes, a raw bar and happy hour martinis, 541 River Rd., 201.840.9311 NAMASTE Authentic Indian food, 1086 River Rd., 201.224.9777 the original pancake house Gourmet breakfast with a variety of pancake flavors to choose from. 15 the Promenade, 201.366.4065 REBECCA’S Caribbean cuisine, 236 Old River Rd., 201.943.8808 THE RIVER PALM TERRACE Classic American steak house and seafood restaurant, 1416 River Rd., 201.224.2013 ROBERTO’S II Gourmet Italian dining, 936 River Rd., 201.224.2524

ELMWOOD PARK ROYAL WARSAW Authentic Polish cuisine, 871 River Dr., 201.794.9277 Taverna Mykonos Greek- and Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine, 238 Broadway, 201.703.9200

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE Elegant sushi lounge, also offering other traditional Japanese dishes, 11 N. Dean St., 201.541.0086 BAUMGART’S CAFÉ American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 45 E. Palisade Ave., 201.569.6267 BENNIE’S Delicious, healthy Mediterranean cuisine, 54 E. Palisade Ave., 201.894.5700 BISTRO CAPRI Italian/ Mediterranean fare, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 23 E. Palisade Ave., 201.541.0600 CASSIE’S RESTAURANT Casual Italian restaurant and pizzeria, 18 S. Dean St., 201.541.6760

DARUMA Japanese cuisine featuring a sushi bar, 45 N. Dean St., 201.567.9600 La’mezza Lebanese fusion cuisine, 63 Nathaniel Pl., 201.569.2662 PINtXO Y TAPAS Elegant Spanish tapas restaurant, 47 N. Dean St., 201.569.9999

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS American cut Bar & Grill Outpost of Marc Forgione’s acclaimed steak house brand, 495 Sylvan Ave., 201.510.4460. cafe italiano ristorante & Bar Authentic Italian fare, 14 Sylvan Ave., 201.461.5041 CENTRAL KITCHEN Fresh American comfort food, 717 E. Palisade Ave., 201.503.0104 CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 18 Sylvan Ave., 201.944.0233 GRISSINI Ristorante Elegant Italian cuisine, 484 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.3535

FAIR LAWN GOTHAM CITY DINER American favorites, 39-10 Broadway, 201.398.9700 KIMICHI MAMA Korean BBQ with kimichi cooking classes, 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave., 201.703.2905 OCEANOS Mediterranean food with raw bar, 2-27 Saddle River Rd., 201.796.0546 THE RIVER PALM TERRACE Classic steak house and seafood restaurant, 41-11 Route 4 West, 201.703.3500 ROSE’S PLACE Fine Lebanese fare, 32-01 Broadway, 201.475.8800

FORT LEE City Perch Kitchen + Bar Contemporary American with a full cocktail and whiskey list, 2023 Hudson St., 201.582.7101 DONG BANG Korean barbecue, 1616 Palisade Ave., 201.242.4485 Fort lee pizza Pizza, pasta, salads and wings, 2469 Lemoine Ave., 201.947.2420 IT’S GREEK TO ME Casual Greek taverna,

1611 Palisade Ave., 201.947.2050 Mood’wiches Sandwich eatery featuring smoothies and baked goods, 2448 Lemoine Ave., 201.944.1404 PRIME & BEYOND Upscale American steak house, 501 Main St., 201.461.0033 PUNTA CANA A taste of paradise with Dominican cuisine, 2151 Lemoine Ave., 201.849.5556 Tast Eatery Healthminded wraps, salads, grass-fed burgers with vegan options, 1224 Anderson Ave., 201.313.8278

FRANKLIN LAKES CHEF’S TABLE French eatery, 754 Franklin Ave., 201.891.6644 SUSHI COCORO Authentic Japanese cuisine with a sushi bar, 856 Franklin Ave., 201.560.1333

GLEN ROCK GLEN ROCK INN Sports bar with Italian-influenced menu, 222 Rock Rd., 201.445.2362 ROCCA Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare, 203 Rock Rd., 201.670.4945

HACKENSACK The Cheesecake factory Family-friendly eatery with more than 50 cheesecake varieties, 197 Riverside Sq., 201.488.0330 THE CROW’S NEST Contemporary American fare, 309 Vincent Ave., 201.342.5445 Cubby’s bbq restaurant Home-style barbecue using only the freshest ingredients, 249 S. River St., 201.488.9389 Houston’S Traditional American eatery, 1 Riverside Sq., 201.488.5667 LOTUS CAFÉ Cozy Chinese restaurant, BYO, 450 Hackensack Ave., 201.488.7070 Maggiano’s Little italy Family-style Italian restaurant, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.221.2030 MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Upscale dining featuring traditional steakhouse fare, 1 Riverside Sq., 201.487.1303

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Korean barbecue rules the menu at Fort Lee’s Dong Bang. THE OCEANAIRE Sophisticated eatery with seafood, steaks and extensive wine list, 175 Riverside Sq., 201.343.8862

Terrace Street Cafe Eatery with breakfast and lunch options, 149 Terrace St., 201.338.4720

picco tavern Classic Italian cuisine, 160 Prospect Ave., 201.880.8750

Domani Authentic Italian food with fresh, local produce, 387 Washington Ave., 201.722.8881

P.F. CHANG’S Familyfriendly casual Chinese eatery, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.646.1565

GOLDEN DYNASTY Upscale, traditional Chinese cuisine, 295 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.358.8685

ROSA MEXICANO Upscale Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.489.9100

matsu sushi Sushi eatery and grill with BYO, 140 Broadway., 201.722.9388

SOLARI’S Casual, familyfriendly Italian restaurant, 61 River St., 201.487.1969 WHITE MANNA Lively burger joint, 358 River St., 201.342.0914

HARRINGTON PARK DINO’S RESTAURANT Contemporary Italian cuisine, 12 Tappan Rd., 201.767.4245

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS IVY INN American and Continental fare served in a romantic setting, 268 Terrace Ave., 201.393.7699 MT. FUJI STEAKHOUSE Elegant Japanese fare and hibachi grill, 193 Route 17 South, 201.288.2800

HAWORTH ALESSANDRO’S TRATTORIA E PIZZERIA Casual Italian cuisine, 157 Terrace St., 201.385.8544 ANDIAMO Eclectic Italian fare, 23 Hardenburgh Ave., 201.384.1551

HILLSDALE

Stickey’s bbq Authentic smokehouse with barbecue fare, 321 Broadway., 201.664.4227

HO-HO-KUS Cafe Amici BYO Italian-American bistro, a perfect blend of two nations, 4 Sycamore Ave., 201.389.6377 HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN New American farm-to-table fare, 1 E. Franklin Tpk., 201.445.4115 Just JANICE Homestyle Italian-American cuisine, 23 Sheridan Ave., 201.445.2666 SICILIAN SUN RISTORANTE Grab a slice of heaven in this Italian Bistro, 604 N. Maple Ave., 201.444.3494 ST. EVE’S Organic, healthy New American eatery, 611 North Maple Ave., 201.857.4717

LODI rebar Casual American fare and bar, 132 Essex St., 201.368.8181

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{ on the town } YA FOOD CHAN’S WOK Authentic Chinese cuisine with a health-food menu available, 2 Mercer St., 973.777.0633

MAHWAH Bon appetit french Cafe & bakery A touch of Paris, serving breakfast and lunch, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.512.1144 Bon appetit Tea House Traditional high tea served Wednesday to Sunday, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.1144 Mason jar Traditional American fare featuring brick-oven pizza and barbecue specialties, 219 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.2302 RIVER PALM TERRACE Traditional American steak house dishes, 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.1111 ROXANNE’S Familyfriendly Italian eatery with brick-oven pizza, 150 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.0007 Stateline diner Neighborhood family restaurant, 375 Route 17 North, 201.529.3353

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S Classic Italian fare, 41 Central Ave., 201.444.2466 ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA Casual Italian, BYO, 29 Central Ave., 201.445.3335

MONTVALE ALDO & GIANNI RISTORANTE Traditional Italian fare, 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.391.6866 Anchor seafood American seafood eatery, 10 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.9170 BELLISSIMO Fine Italian cuisine, 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.746.6669

117 Moonachie Rd., 201.641.4010 DOLCE NOVITÀ Authentic Italian fine dining, 107 Moonachie Rd., 201.440.3339

NEW MILFORD Jersey Boys Grill American comfort food, 704 River Rd., 201.262.5600 SANZARI’S NEW BRIDGE INN Italian cuisine featuring seafood and pasta, 105 Old New Bridge Rd., 201.692.7700

NORTHVALE BRADY’S FOX HUNT INN Irish/American classics, 201 Livingston St., 201.784.8047 The Greek village Classic Mediterranean cuisine, 254 Livingston St., 201.750.8570 MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS Light French cuisine, 416 Tappan Rd., 201.767.0063 NORTHVALE CLASSIC DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 247 Livingston St., 201.767.6267

NORWOOD COUSINS Casual Italian cuisine, 450 Livingston St., 201.767.4300 DIMORA RISTORANTE Italian cuisine served in a family atmosphere, 100 Piermont Rd., 201.750.5000 Ragazzi Authentic Italian fare, 530 Livingston St., 201.660.7950

OAKLAND W’s GRILL Classic American bar food, 20 Elm St., 201.651.0005 PORTOBELLO Upscale, modern Italian cuisine featuring pizza and a raw bar, 175 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.8990

Momma’s kitchen Italian eatery and pizzeria with gluten-free options, 15 Grand Ave., 201.746.9777

TROVATO’S DUE II Italian fare featuring pasta and seafood, 4 Barbara Ln., 201.337.0813

THE PORTER HOUSE American steak house, 125 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.307.6300

RED APPLE Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes, 235 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.986.1800

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BAZZARELLI RISTORANTE Italian pizzeria offering gluten-free options,

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EL CID Romantic Spanish fine dining, 205 Paramus Rd., 201.843.0123

KIKU Traditional Korean and Japanese fare served hibachi style, 365 Route 17 South, 201.265.7200 LEGAL SEA FOODs Seafood restaurant with a raw bar, 1 Garden State Plz., 201.843.8483 Miller’s Ale house Sports pub featuring classic American fare and bar snacks, 270 Route 4, 201.342.4800 shake Shack Angus beef burgers, hand-cut fries and frozen drinks, 479 Route 17 South, 201.241.2381 steak ’n shake Organic burger and fries fare, 700 Paramus Park, 201.262.4969

PARK RIDGE esty street Eclectic American fare with an inventive twist, 86 Spring Valley Rd., 201.307.1515 The park steakhouse Old-fashioned chophouse with seafood dishes, 151 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.1300 PEPPERCORNS Classic American steak house, 176 Colony Ave., 201.391.2818

RAMSEY BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 1315 Route 17 South, 201.962.9099 BRADY’S AT THE STATION Traditional American cuisine and pub food, 5-7 W. Main St., 201.327.9748 CAFÉ PANACHE Eclectic American fine dining, 130 E. Main St., 201.934.0030 GAO Thai cuisine served in a cozy and intimate setting, 63 W. Main St., 201.962.2691 GIOVANNA’S CAFE Homemade food with made-from-scratch ingredients, 19 E. Main Street, 201.825.5835 KINCHLEY’S TAVERN Italian cuisine and delicious homemade pizzas, 586 N. Franklin Turnpike, 201.934.7777 LAKESIDE GRILLE & bar American fare featuring noteworthy burgers and seafood, 105 Lakeside Dr., 201.327.0009

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The extensive food and beer menus and lively atmosphere at Mason Jar in Mahwah make for a memorable night out. SHANNON ROSE Have the luck of the Irish at this pub and restaurant, 1200 Route 17, 201.962.7602 TAWARA Japanese sushi bar, 53 W. Main St., 201.825.8712 varka estiatorio Specializing in fresh seafood, 30 N. Spruce St., 201.995.9333

RIDGEWOOD A MANO Authentic Neapolitan trattoria, 24 Franklin Ave., 201.493.2000 Baumgart’s CafÉ American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 158 Franklin Ave., 201.612.5688 cafÉ 37 Modern American fare with seasonal ingredients, 37 S. Broad St., 201.857.0437 Country Pancake House Gourmet breakfast foods and sandwiches, also featuring a juice bar, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.8395 Cravings Tapas Bistro Specializing in small plates from around the globe, 8 Wilsey Sq., 201.857.8533 DUE Contemporary Italian bistro offering homemade pasta, BYO, 16–18 Broad St., 201.857.3231 east coast burger company Burgers, hot dogs, shakes and other American favorites, 75 Franklin Ave., 201.857.0277

finca Global tapas menu ranging from stuffed plantains to charred octopus, 20 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.1199 fish urban dining Seafood restaurant with an original dining concept, 54 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.857.5151 GEN SUSHI Hibachi, sushi and Asian fusion, BYO, 15 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.493.1988 La Lanterna Café & Grill Fine Italian cuisine, 29 W. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.5520 Latour French/American fare, 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.445.5056 Lisa’s mediterranean cuisine Mediterranean dishes, moussaka and other entrées, 28 Oak St., 201.251.8686 Malee Thai Authentic fine Thai cuisine, 2 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.612.7797 mediterraneo Middle Eastern food with tapas plates, 23 N. Broad St., 201.447.0022 Mekong Grill Authentic Vietnamese dishes, 24 Chestnut St., 201.445.0011 novo Modern Mediterranean fare, 37 Chestnut St., 201.444.4910 Park West Tavern Modern American cuisine, 30 Oak St., 201.445.5400

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Pearl Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and homemade pasta, BYO, 17 S. Broad St., 201.857.5100

RUTHERFORD

Piccola Bistro A taste of Italy, 29 Chestnut Street, 201.882.1111

SABOR PERU Authentic Peruvian cuisine, 8 Highland Cross, 201.935.7378

Ridge Thai Traditional Thai cuisine, 50 Chestnut St., 201.493.9929 roots steakhouse Classic chophouse with seafood dishes, 17 Chestnut St., 201.444.1922 Sakura bana Traditional Japanese cuisine with sushi, BYO, 43 Franklin Ave., 201.447.6525 VILLAGE GREEN RESTAURANT Contemporary American cuisine, 36 Prospect St., 201.445.2914 WILD GINGER Asian fusion bistro, BYO, 31 Chestnut St., 201.857.3830

RIVER EDGE FUKI SUSHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT Fresh sushi, 828 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.225.0160

RIVER VALE ARMANDO’S TUSCAN GRILL Northern Italian cuisine, 688 Westwood Ave., 201.722.5820 CRECCO’S CAFÉ Casual, family-style restaurant offering Italian-American fare, 655 Westwood Ave., 201.664.7200 Cuban eddie’s Classic Cuban fare, 216 Rivervale Rd., 201.497.6888

CAFÉ MATISSE Leisurely French dining with grazing portions, 167 Park Ave., 201.935.2995

STEVE AND ANDREA’S RESTAURANT Casual American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, 298 Park Ave., 201.939.7668

SADDLE BROOK MATSUYA Cozy, elegant Japanese steak house, 490 Market St., 201.843.5811

SADDLE RIVER THE SADDLE RIVER INN Romantic, upscale eatery, 2 Barnstable Ct., 201.825.4016

TEANECK AMARONE Italian cuisine, including low-fat, vegan and gluten-free options, 63 Cedar Ln., 201.833.1897 CLASSIC QUICHE CAFÉ French and Continental fare specializing in several varieties of quiche, 330 Queen Anne Rd., 201.692.0150

MEXICALI LIVE Authentic Mexican fare with live music, 1409 Queen Anne Rd., 201.833.0011 REGINA’S STEAKHOUSE Steak house and seafood grill, 827 Teaneck Rd., 201.862.1996 VICTORIA’S Quaint, contemporary American dining, 336 Queen Anne Rd., 201.801.0888

TENAFLY AXIA TAVERNA Stylish Greek eatery, 18 Piermont Rd., 201.569.5999 Kinara Indian cuisine, 10 Jay St., 201.399.7788 MAX’S ITALIAN GRILL Quaint Italian restaurant, BYO, 39 Highwood Ave., 201.569.7171 PALMER’S CROSSING RESTAURANT Casual American and Continental eatery, 145 Dean Dr., 201.567.4800 simply vietnamese Traditional Vietnamese cuisine, 1 Highwood Ave., 201.568.7770 Tavlin Middle Eastern eatery, 7 W. Railroad Ave., 201.871.6060 Zestt Eclectic cuisine with a heavy Mediterranean influence, BYO, 10 W. Railroad Ave., 201.871.2002

COFFEECOL AREPA BAR AND GRILL A taste of Colombia, 1126 Teaneck Rd., 201.357.2700

WALDWICK

ETC. STEAKHOUSE Contemporary American steak house, 1409 Palisade Ave., 201.357.5677

ANDREA’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE Cozy, authentic Italian eatery, 20 E. Prospect St., 201.670.0275

LIMONCELLO RISTORANTE Delicious Italian cusine with the perfect amount of pasta sauce, 32 Franklin Turnpike, 201.652.5573

harmony tea room Soups, salads and traditional afternoon tea, including homemade scones, 224 Fairview Ave., 201.664.2608

MATTHEW’S DINER Classic American fare, 4 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.447.1411

Jack’s cafe American fare, BYO, 325 Broadway, 201.666.0400

NELLIE’S PLACE A great stop if you need a taste of Ireland in your life, 9 Franklin Turnpike, 201.652.2618 THE VILLAGE GRILLE Eclectic fare with Mediterranean, Japanese and Greek influences, 71 Crescent Ave., 201.670.8200

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BACARI GRILL Fine contemporary American dining with an extensive wine list, 800 Ridgewood Rd., 201.358.6330 Dog House saloon and Grill Traditional American fare with Texasstyle BBQ, 270 Pascack Rd., 201.722.1820

Weehawken chart house Seafood and steakhouse fare on the waterfront, 1700 Harbor Blvd., 201.348.6628 molos restaurant Seafood restaurant with raw bar, 1 Pershing Rd., 201.223.1200

WESTWOOD BACI ITALIAN GRILL Bistro-style eatery perfect for anyone who wants a taste of Italy, 36 Jefferson Ave., 201.722.8687 Bibi’z Eclectic eastern Mediterranean eatery, 284 Center Ave., 201.722.8600 CAFE ANELLO Italian food with a special taste of perfection, 425 Broadway, 201.786.8137 grange A playful yet elegant take on classic American cuisine, 31 Westwood Ave., 201.497.3788 GRANITA GRILLE Italian cuisine, 467 Broadway, 201.664.9846

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MELTING POT Fonduestyle dining with glutenfree options, 250 Center Ave., 201.664.8877 mezza Mediterranean cuisine, 20 Jefferson Ave., 201.722.8822 OSAKA SUSHI Sushi rolls made to perfection, 441 Broadway, 201.722.8687

WOODCLIFF LAKE BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 42 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.782.9500

WOOD-RIDGE MARTINI GRILL European-inspired dishes and specialty cocktails, 187 Hackensack St., 201.939.2000

WYCKOFF 3 chicas mexican kitchen California freshMex taqueria specializing in old-time favorites prepared in a new healthy way, 637 Wyckoff Ave., 201.848.4700 ALDO’S Italian favorites like pasta, meatballs and chicken parm, 640 Wyckoff Ave., 201.891.2618 The barn All-American family eatery in a historic setting, 359 Sicomac Ave., 201.848.0108 Blue moon mexican cafÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 327 Franklin Ave., 201.891.1331 BOURBON BBQ Traditional Texas barbecue, 529 Goffle Rd., 201.444.4744 THE BRICK HOUSE Fine steaks, chops and seafood, 179 Godwin Ave., 201.848.1211

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