Morris/Essex Health & Life: Feb/Mar 2023

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{ FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 } CONTENTS Features Early Detection Programs Help Beat Lung Cancer | 16 Two women share how the lung screening programs at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center may have saved their lives. Taking The ‘Wait’ Out Of Waiting Room | 18 The brand-new Virtual Immediate Provider program at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center expedites the emergency process, making it easier for both patients and providers. The Future Of Cancer Care | 26 An innovative technology used at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center determines an individualized treatment plan for metastatic cancer based on a patient’s genetic makeup. 6 Welcome Letter 7 Editor’s Note 15 Health News 57 Where to Eat 62 Be There IN EVERY ISSUE 5 WAYS TO GET FIT Local experts explain today’s hot workout trends and how they can work for you. p.22 ON THE COVER:
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Departments CONTENTS

Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in the counties.

Your Friends & Neighbors | 11

Improving a nature preserve won Montclair’s Logan Bateman, 18, his Eagle Scout badge, an environmental award—and the gratitude of nature lovers.

For Men Only | 12

Of all the coat trends that exist, this one is fur sure one of our favorites.

Style Watch | 13

Is it yellow? Is it orange? Either way, saffron is the burst of flavor your winter wardrobe craves.

Home Front | 14

Embrace the new year with sleek, geometric pieces that pay homage to the 1920s.

Escapes | 26

A spa that offers family fun as well as pampering can be a vacation from your vacation.

Tastes | 28

These three soups are healthy, flavorful and hearty enough to stand alone as the whole meal.

Power Food | 34

Prunes are a vitamin-rich dried fruit that are much more than a way to keep things moving.

Bar Tab | 60

A Jack Frost Cocktail is an island-inspired sip that provides a much-needed taste of a tropical paradise.

Restaurant Review | 61

From the hummus onward, traditional Hellenic flavors are irresistible at Azure in Morristown.

Gatherings | 63

Morris/Essex residents always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially when help is needed most.

A Morris/Essex Moment | 64

A Caldwell school teacher photographed a little ice magic at Codey Arena in West Orange: Verona-Glen Ridge’s game-winning goal in the Kelly Cup Finals.

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Here For You

2023 is in full swing, and we look forward to what’s in store for the new year here at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC). As always, your health remains our top priority, and we are proud that we can continue to bring you excellent healthcare close to home.

February is American Heart Month and March is Colon Cancer Month, a friendly reminder to schedule your preventive care appointments and screenings. So many diseases, including colon cancer, can be avoided with early detection.

In fact, in this issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life, you’ll meet two patients who had lung nodules detected on scans through CBMC’s Incidental Lung Nodule Program and High Risk Lung Screening Program. Turn to page 16 to find out more about the programs, and how these screenings saved these women’s lives.

On page 18, you’ll learn about the brand-new Virtual Immediate Provider (VIP) Program at the Emergency Department (ED), which expedites the emergency process and limits wait time for patients. The pilot program debuted in late 2022 and has proved successful at our Livingston campus, and will be expanding to other RWJBarnabas Health sites throughout the year.

Lastly, we’re also excited to offer Next-Generation Sequencing technology at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. This powerful technology has many applications including identifying the genomics of an individual’s cancer in order to determine how best to treat the cancer. This technology is available at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center thanks to generous philanthropic support from the community. Turn to page 20 for more.

We hope your 2023 is off to a great start and that you find this issue of our magazine both helpful and informative.

In good health,

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It’s Time To Reset And Recharge

We know perfectly well that more than a month of 2023 has already slipped away— perhaps taking many of your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions with it. Whether or not you’re on track with your goals, it can’t hurt to tweak the path in which you’re pursuing them—or set new objectives entirely.

That’s precisely why we think “5 Ways To Get Fit” is well timed. February is perfect for settling down and deciding what steps— either tried-and-true ideas or ones that are new to you—toward greater health and well-being you’re actually prepared to take. Our article on page 22 takes a deeper look at five hot workouts and features tips from local fitness experts, who also explain what’s new in each gym routine and how to effectively perform them at home. If you’re looking for ideas to hit “restart” on the year, I’m certain you’ll find a few in this story.

There’s much more in this issue to interest you—because health concerns us all. Is it time to buy new fitness gear (page 10) or add a healthy soup to your menu (page 28)? Ready for a relaxing vacation (page 26)?

And, of course, we’ve renewed our own resolution to deliver you the best that our counties have to offer. Discover where to find styles in the latest “it” color, saffron (page 13), or which local stores carry some of the coolest faux fur jackets for men (page 12). We also hear from Upper Montclair teen and Eagle Scout Logan Bateman, who, in an exclusive interview with Morris/Essex Health & Life, tells us how he worked to earn the prestigious Charlie Kontos Environmental Activist Award. Read all about Logan on page 11. This time of year can be a challenge—but we know you’re up to it! Whatever your personal focus this month (and year), here’s wishing you a happy and healthy one!

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OUR GUIDE TO NEW IDEAS, TIPS, TRENDS AND THINGS WE LOVE IN OUR COUNTIES.

PICTURE-WORTHY PANCAKES

Food is about nutrition and taste, but doesn’t it help if it’s Instagramworthy too? With National Flapjack Day coming up March 7, five local eateries’ syrupy stacks are ready for their close-ups:

• The Committed Pig (28 W. Park Pl., Morristown) is seriously committed to its pancake game. Pumpkin pancakes with cream cheese glaze and cinnamon sprinkle are a fall favorite back every year by popular demand, but the year-round pancakes—red velvet, cookie-dough, blueberry or buttermilk—are as good as it gets too.

• Missy’s Main Street Café (181

E. Main St., Rockaway) is a hot spot for brunch and breakfast, and customers love its ever-changing pancake specials. A few recent favorites include the Twelve Carat Toothache (with funfetti, vanilla chips and strawberry reduction),

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pancakes and a savory Asian-inspired scallion pancake made with cheddar cheese and pork, ham or sausage.

• Minia’s Breakfast & Lunch (22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair; 419 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield) has only one type of pancake, such is

its confidence that that choice is a winner. Try an entire platter of pancakes served with two eggs and a meat of your choice, or veggies or avocado as a vegetarian side option. Pancakes are dusted with powdered sugar, and you can opt for a mixed berry topping and/or chocolate syrup drizzle.

• The Original Pancake House (831 Rte. 10 East, Whippany; 817 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell) is an old-school restaurant without the bells and whistles, but that doesn’t matter when all you want are solid flapjacks. Buckwheat, buttermilk, banana, blueberry, bacon—that’s just the B list!

• Toast City Diner’s (700 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair) pancake options include buttermilk, red velvet, carrot cake and gluten-free. They’re all cooked on the griddle, which gives them that authentic diner taste. Choose a single pancake or a short stack, depending on your appetite.

BIRD’S THE WORD

More people these days know the differences between a bluebird and a blue jay, and that’s because bird watching has risen in popularity. It’s been said to reduce stress and blood pressure. Simply set up one of the feeders below and watch the magic happen.

• Hopper Bird Feeder. These feeders are enclosed on all sides to protect seed from rain and snow.

• Suet Feeder. This feeder has a cage that encases a suet cake, which is typically made of hardened fat of beef or lamb.

• Tube Feeders. This style has several openings to give multiple birds access to seed at the same time. Experts at shops like Wild Birds Unlimited (3130 Rte. 10, Denville, 973.629.7636) can help you get started.

THINK GREEN

Don’t wait till it’s actually Saint Patrick’s Day to check out the local parades that honor this joyous Irish holiday, as four fine ones in Morris and Essex counties take place before the 17th this year:

• Saturday, March 4, Nutley, 1 p.m. The annual Nutley parade kicks off on Franklin Avenue after Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. nutleyirish.com

• Saturday, March 11, Morristown, 12 p.m. The parade starts at Morristown Town Hall at noon and wraps around 3 p.m. at Morristown High School. paradeday.com.

• Saturday, March 11, Newark, 1 p.m. New Jersey’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates its 83rd year, paying homage to the Irish population and establishments throughout Newark. The parade begins at Prudential Center on Mulberry Street and marches past Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick’s ProCathedral, the Newark Museum and Washington Park. newarkhappening.com

• Sunday, March 12, West Orange, 12:15 p.m. at the corner of Mt. Pleasant Ave. and Main St. after morning mass at Lady of the Lake in Verona. Expect some surprises for the parade’s 70th anniversary. westorangeparade.com.

PUPPY LOVE

Dog: Geo Moon, 2-year-old Chihuahua mix

Owners: Nevina Giuliano (mother) and Rhianna Giuliano (daughter) of West Orange

Geo Moon is a lovable puppy who always likes cuddles and who was adopted from St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter in Madison. He enjoys hikes in the South Mountain Reservation, running super-fast in circles at dog parks and watching movies with his owners.

His favorite foods are apples, peanut butter and baked chicken. “Whenever we slice an apple, he comes running from wherever he is in the house to have some!” Rhianna says. And Geo loves the winter. During this time of year, he loves sporting his new puffer jacket, jumping in and out of the snow—and trying not to become a pup-sicle!

To see your dog or cat featured in the pages of Morris/Essex Health & Life, send his or her photo and a brief description to rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com.

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GEAR HERE!

Working out isn’t easy, but there’s a fun part to that resolution: getting new gear! Below is a collection of items that, while they won’t do the work for you, will make you feel tiptop while you’re sweating away at the gym.

• Fitbit Charge

5 Advanced.

A user-friendly interface and reliability make this one of the leading fitness trackers. It records all your stats—steps, distance, heart rate, sleep pattern, etc.

• On Cloud

X. Whether you’re running outdoors or high-stepping in an aerobics class, these lightweight trainers provide plenty support and stability.

• Bose Sport Earbuds. These Bluetoothenabled buds are comfortable, sweatresistant and secure, so you can enjoy your tunes without worry or distraction.

• Athleta Salutation

Tights. These leggings are made of lightweight fabric that not only allows unrestricted movement and has two drop-in pockets for your phone, but also passes the squat test.

• Lululemon Pack

It Down Vest. Layer this vest over a running jacket for your outdoor jog or simply over a tee during the drive to the gym. It’s lightweight but filled with down material to keep your core warm.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

March marks three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while some local businesses didn’t survive the turmoil, others are flourishing—and still others are opening their doors. Here are three new spots to try in our counties, which will help you improve your health, your look and your fitness in 2023, respectively:

You’ll find everything organic under the sun at Organic Sun Market, Montclair’s newest niche grocery store. Flexitarians, vegans and herbivores will discover lots of options here at this store, whose mission is to make healthy eating easier and more accessible. Merchandise includes fresh produce, snacks, pantry items, drinks and health supplements. The shelves are also stocked with CBD-infused goodies, zero-alcohol spirits and personalized gift baskets.

• 108 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973.7077.2906; organicsunmarket.com

Clients are already raving about the cuts and color they’re getting at Suite Roots, a brand-new salon in Boonton. Owner and stylist Rachael Music (yes, that’s her real name) spent five years in California but has returned to her Jersey roots (hence the salon’s name) to open her own business. Suite Roots gives individual attention to each client, and each haircut and styling session is personalized to your face shape and preferences.

• 410 Main St., Boonton, 201.241.2425; suite-roots.com

And if you’re an athlete or an aspiring one, check out Boonton’s newest training facility, Allegiance Training Founder Coach Jordan, who’s experienced in track and field, football and basketball, does yearround football training sessions. Sports-inclined kids will thrive in their small group classes or one-on-one training sessions that focus on strength, speed and agility.

• 1210 Cedar St., Boonton, 862.263.0079; allegiancefootballtraining.com

MORRIS HISTORY ON THE MAP

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund, which considers grants for “the acquisition, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration or preservation of historic resources by the County.” To celebrate, Morris has launched an interactive online story map that depicts the historical sites that have benefited from the nonprofit’s historical grants—from the Ralston Cider Mill in Boonton to the Hopatcong State Park Fountain, to name just two of dozens. The website provides background information, photos, video and geographical data for each; visit morriscountynj.gov/ Departments/Historic-Preservation/Funded-Sites.

CULINARY CORNER

Here at last

It’s been years in the making, but Village Hall Tavern & Beer Garden has finally opened its doors in South Orange. It has a Paris-meets-NewYork-City-bar vibe; there’s a 40-seat bar, an outdoor biergarten, firepits and an indoor dining area that seats about 70 guests. Indoor diners will have full view of the open-concept kitchen and the raw bar for a oneof-a-kind experience. And, oh yeah, the second floor has an expansive, modern event space too.

• Village Hall Tavern & Beer Garden, 101 S. Orange Ave., South Orange, 973.996.8969; villagehallnj.com

Indian fusion

LaZeez by Dhaba ended 2022 with an exciting grand opening, bringing its “Indian fusion” fast-casual restaurant to Parsippany. Authentic Indian spices such as turmeric give the true flavor of the subcontinent to its food items; standouts include curry bowls, sandwiches, Desiwala pizza and pasta and native dishes chaat and stuffed paratha. Finish off with a sweet Indian dessert. There are plenty of build-your-own-meal options too.

• LaZeez by Dhaba, 745 Route 46 East, Parsippany, 973.878.0062; lazeeznj.com

Go for the gold

“Gold” isn’t just in the name of Kinya Ramen Sushi Bar, a brandnew spot in West Orange. (Kinya means gold in Japanese.) It’s also the theme of the restaurant’s décor and its aspiration to provide an overall “golden” dining experience. You may even find some little flecks of (edible) gold in your food. Ramen and sushi are the staples here, as the moniker suggests, but other menu faves include pork bao buns, soy ginger chicken wings and a chicken chashu bowl. To really go all in, try the Kinya Experience, with a Kinya ramen bowl, a sushi roll and a cocktail, each made with gold.

• Kinya Ramen Sushi Bar, 495 Prospect St., Suite 20, West Orange 862.530.1616; kinya.us

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Scout’s honor

Improving a nature preserve won Montclair’s Logan Bateman, 18, his Eagle Scout badge, an environmental award—and the gratitude of nature lovers.

team went to work. Bateman’s efforts have won him the 2022 Charlie Kontos Environmental Activist Award from the Silvio Laccetti Foundation. He’s only the second person to win this student award, named for a naturalist and Rutgers doctoral candidate who died in 2010 at age 33.

Why the Alonzo Bonsal Wildlife Preserve?

I am a varsity rower for the Montclair High School crew team, and the Passaic is our home. I spend countless hours on it training with my team, and because it’s one of the most polluted rivers in the nation, I have always wanted to do something to improve the quality of the water. Realizing the Third River at the Bonsal was a tributary to the Passaic made me realize this was the perfect project.

What did your Eagle Scout project entail?

that was previously left in the preserve to a new location. With 10 to 12 guys, we walked it through the winding trails to its final resting place. It took longer than expected but we got the job done. It was one of the hottest days on record, so we had to take many breaks and stayed hydrated. How long did the project take?

The idea took several months to work out, and the planning took over a month—from securing sponsor approvals, town approvals, Scout approvals, etc., to fundraising, to the actual design of the space and sourcing of the trees and materials. Once I had the plans, approvals, funding and volunteers in order, it took about two days for us to physically do the project.

Before this restoration, what did you know of the preserve?

For most of my life I didn’t know it existed. My father introduced me to Jonathan Grupper, the president of the Bonsal Preserve Conservancy, to see if he had any needs for Eagle Scout help at the preserve. We had a nice conversation and came up with the trail and river restoration project together. It was a tremendous leadership experience. This project was particularly fun and fulfilling for me because I got to lead many of my fellow Scouts, friends and family on a project that helped our community.

How did it feel to win the award?

It was extremely heartwarming, and a cherry on top to the whole project. Dr. Laccetti’s [president of the Laccetti Foundation] honor was humbling and so appreciated. It was also quite a surprise and an incredible honor to speak with the governor.

Have your parents, Alicia and Michael (who is also scoutmaster), been an influence?

A hidden gem—21 acres of wilderness and wildlife sanctuary known as the Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve—straddles Montclair and Clifton, but even many residents don’t know it exists (or that it was named for a textile executive and Upper Montclair resident who died at 71 in 1966). Logan Bateman, a senior at Montclair High School, happened upon the preserve while checking out a site for his Montclair Troop 13 Eagle Scout project, and something clicked. He investigated what could be done to improve the preserve, got a project approved by the Scouts and recruited others to assist. Then, during last July’s heat wave, he and his

I led a group of 30 volunteers to build four walking bridges and planted 40 native trees throughout the preserve. The walkways have opened up the trails for people to explore and made it safer for them to enjoy. And the native plantings will help fight against invasive species, improving the river’s water quality. As we were finishing, a woman actually stopped us on the trail and mentioned how thankful she was since she had ruined so many shoes over the years by walking through the muddy preserve.

What challenges did you face?

We had a plan to carry a 300-to-400-pound bridge

They’ve always taught me to treat every day like a gift, so I try to live life to the fullest, always pushing myself to do more, whether it be through my engineering pursuits to figure out how to get an engine running or competing with my teammates or making a bigger impact on our society. The Third River experienced a tremendous fish kill a few weeks before your project. What do folks need to appreciate about the environment if it is to be saved?

People need to understand how fragile the environment is. They need to be aware of how small, careless gestures can have serious consequences. We all have an important responsibility in protecting our environment and natural resources.

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SHOOT FOR MORE SHUT-EYE

Studies support the advice that seven hours of sleep per night is a healthy amount for folks ages 50 and older. Research found snoozing fewer hours, five hours, for example, had a 20 percent greater risk of developing a chronic condition.

—PLOS Medicine

VARY SPORTS TO PREVENT KIDS’ INJURIES

Experts maintain that less specialization in kids’ sports is better for youngsters. Not only will it lead to less burnout, but fewer injuries. One study suggested that adolescent athletes who played one sport were more likely to be injured compared with athletes who were less specialized.

—Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

BREATHE ANXIETY AWAY

Researchers have found that mindfulness-based stress reduction in which you focus on breathing was just as effective as medication prescribed for anxiety.

—JAMA Psychiatry

EXERCISE POST CANCER

Research suggests that staying active could curb cancer cell growth. A recent study found that prostate cancer patients enrolled in a 12-week exercise regimen were found to have suppressed the growth of new cells.

—Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

CYCLE FOR HEALTH

People with diabetes who cycled regularly were found to have a 24 percent lower mortality rate than non-cyclists.

—JAMA Internal Medicine

ALL IN THE FAMILY

—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT’S THAT?

Hearing loss in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research. Meanwhile, not being able to communicate leads to loneliness and depression.

—The Lancet

140,000,000

The number of Americans who have had the coronavirus, based on an analysis of blood tests that reveal antibodies from the infection.

—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Approximately 28 percent of people report knowing little or nothing about their family’s health history.

EARLY DETECTION PROGRAMS HELP BEAT LUNG CANCER

Two women share how the lung screening programs at CBMC may have saved their lives.

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Lung Screening Program or the Incidental Lung Nodule Program at Cooperman Barnabas

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But, as with most types of cancer, catching it early dramatically improves the chances of survival and prognosis.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) has been catching lung cancer early in individuals who are at high risk since 2012, thanks to its program offering free screenings and testing.

HIGH RISK LUNG SCREENING PROGRAM

Marie Napoli, 77, from Bloomfield, started smoking in her 20s and continued for 40 years, until she quit cold turkey in 2009. Given her history, she asked physicians about screening, but was told every five years would be fine. “That didn’t sit well with me,” she says. “I always worried about lung cancer, even after I stopped [smoking]. I always thought I did the damage already.”

In 2017, she saw an ad for the CBMC High Risk Lung Screening Program and qualified. She was tested every year, and in 2021, her annual screening identified a 2.5mm nodule on her left lung, small enough to be of low concern. But in March 2022, her screening showed it had grown to 11.5mm. The size, coupled with its rapid growth, was worrisome; nodules greater than 10 mm have an 80 percent probability that they are malignant. “I cried a lot,” she says. “Then I also realized we were catching it early. The doctors told me this is nothing to cry about. They told me I’m very lucky.”

Because of the nodule’s size and rate of growth, her doctors advised she go right to surgery. Joanna Sesti, M.D., chief of thoracic surgery and chief of robotic thoracic surgery, CBMC, and regional director of thoracic surgery northern region, RWJBarnabas Health, performed the surgery. She removed the cancerous nodule and several nearby lymph nodes to check for spread (thankfully, they were clear of cancer). Marie did not require chemotherapy, but Andrew Brown, M.D., medical oncologist and co-director of the Cooperman Barnabas Lung Cancer Screening Program, will monitor her health for the foreseeable future. She had her first lung nodule scan following surgery in December and will repeat them every six months for at least five years, when a clear scan would indicate she is effectively cured.

Because it was caught at stage 1, Marie has five-year survival rate odds of 95 percent, says Killol Patel, M.D., medical director of the Lung Nodule Program and director of Interventional Pulmonary at CBMC. That drops to 35 percent at stage 4. Without early detection, “the cancer could have spread, and we’d only be able to control the disease, not cure her.”

Now, Marie says, “I feel great. I’m amazed I have no problem breathing.” Though she took a break during the height of COVID—she contracted the virus herself—she went and still goes to the gym three days a week. “I thank God I went for the

scans. The recovery was easier than when I had COVID,” she says.

INCIDENTAL LUNG NODULE PROGRAM

Jessica Chiu, project coordinator for cardiovascular services at CBMC, was hired for the position in early 2022. All new hires receive physical screenings which includes a TB screening. Jessica opted for a chest X-ray to avoid needles, and it’s a good thing she did. Unexpectedly, the chest X-ray revealed an incidental lung nodule on her lung. Further testing revealed the nodule was stage 3 cancer, meaning it had spread to her lymph nodes. Jessica, 40, of Parsippany, neither smoked nor drank alcohol, and she had no symptoms—no cough, no chest pain, no shortness of breath. “They were surprised that I had it, there was no explanation,” she says.

Jessica needed surgery quickly, and Dr. Sesti performed the surgery. She removed the nodule and the impacted lymph nodes. “The surgery wasn’t bad. I was in the hospital for three days,” Jessica says. She stopped needing painkillers quickly and went back to work in about 10 days. “I felt fine,” she says. However, she needed chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, which caused side effects like dizziness, nausea and headaches. “There were ups and downs,” she says. “Some days I would cry to my doctors, but they are very supportive.” Going forward, she will receive a CT scan every three months, and if all is clear, progress to six months and then to every year. Despite her hardships, Jessica knows, “I was very lucky I went through the whole thing.”

Recently, CBMC introduced the Incidental Lung Nodule Program, which is for patients in whom an abnormal lesion or spot has been detected incidentally, during a scan ordered to look for something else. When this happens, a software system alerts the lung nodule team and sends a letter to both the ordering provider and the patient, offering an opportunity to follow up at the Lung Nodule Clinic. The patient also gets a follow-up phone call from the team. If a patient chooses to follow up at the Clinic, providers will review the case and recommend a course of action. If the patient is ultimately diagnosed with lung cancer, as Jessica was, he or she may be referred to a surgeon.

This program is unique to CBMC. In two years, it has found and treated 33 lung cancers in patients who, Dr. Patel says, “otherwise would be ignored, because lung cancer often has no symptoms until it’s too late. Like an iceberg, it keeps growing under the surface.” The program’s goal is to start patients on treatments as quickly as possible to minimize the chance of the cancer spreading, he adds.

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with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey—the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center—call 973.322.6644 or go to rwjbh.org/cbmclung. Killol Patel, M.D. Joanna Sesti, M.D. Andrew Brown, M.D.

TAKING THE ‘WAIT’ OUT OF WAITING ROOM

On Nov. 1, 2022, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) introduced a pilot program in the Emergency Department (ED) called the Virtual Immediate Provider (VIP) program, which streamlines some patients’ visits and limits their wait time. It proved to be so successful that in 2023, it’ll continue at the Livingston campus, and will be introduced at other RWJBarnabas Health sites across New Jersey.

The ED at CBMC always works diligently to move patients through the department to ensure shorter wait times in addition to top-notch medical care. But this innovative program works to expedite emergency care even more. Qualified patients who come into the ED meet virtually with an Advanced Practice Provider (APP, a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant). After the patient is assigned an Emergency Severity Index (ESI), which determines the severity of their case, an experienced tech will bring the patient into the triage room. The virtual APP will complete an initial assessment, enter orders into the computer system, start their chart and initiate testing. From there, depending on the results, the patient will be either sent for testing such as lab work or scans, brought to a treatment room or return to the waiting room.

This initiative at CBMC is among the first virtual triages in the country. It has proven to be a game-changer both for patients and providers. Under the direction of Christopher Freer, D.O., senior vice president of Emergency and Hospitalist Medicine at RWJBarnabas Health, Gidon Coussin, physician’s assistant and director of telehealth for the Emergency Medicine Service at CBMC, helped create VIP’s initial proof of concept at CBMC. “If you compare the numbers from November/ December of 2021 to 2022, the volume in our ED increased by 20 percent, but the patient wait time didn’t change at all,”

take away from the in-person ED experience. Coussin notes that as soon as a bed is available, patients in the VIP program will be examined by an attending physician, just as those ED patients who don’t qualify for the VIP program would be.

Virtual Immediate

The physicians benefit from VIP too. “Doing the intake process virtually frees up the on-site provider so they can better tend to their current patients,” says Eric Handler, D.O., chairman of Emergency Medicine at CBMC. “We’ve been able to evaluate close to five patients an hour with this new process.”

The VIP program currently operates

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The brand-new Virtual Immediate Provider program at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center expedites the emergency process, making it easier for both patients and providers.
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Immediate Provider (VIP) Program

“We’re always striving to be more efficient at caring for patients throughout their ED experience. The reality of emergency medicine since COVID is emergency departments reach capacity at some point during the day, but our model strives to utilize the patient’s time while in the waiting room.. They’re getting seen by a provider to initiate their evaluation and treatment, even if a traditional treatment room isn’t available.”

during the three busiest days of the week at the Livingston campus during the peak hours of 12 to 6 p.m., and will expand to eight hours on Mondays through Fridays later this year at CBMC, as well as at other RWJBarnabas Health sites.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) for your care. The triage nurse has determined for our VIP program. This program works to expedite care by having a patient meet with a virtual Provider (APP) who will complete an initial assessment,

utilize the patient’s time while in the waiting room.. They’re getting seen by a provider to initiate their evaluation and treatment, even if a traditional treatment room isn’t available.”

“We’re always striving to be more efficient at caring for patients throughout their ED experience,” Dr. Handler says. “The reality of emergency medicine since COVID is emergency departments reach capacity at some point during the day, but our model strives to

enter orders and initiate testing prior to

The VIP program is composed of CBMC Advanced Practice Providers (APP) located off-site who ED team to expedite your visit.

“We want to embrace the change happening today in healthcare which emphasizes, mobile [apps], internet and technology,” says Coussin. “And we want to be at the forefront of meeting patients where they are. That’s in the ED but also at home, at the clinic, at the physician’s office—wherever a patient seeks emergency care.”

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THE FUTURE OF CANCER CARE

Innovative technology at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center determines an individualized treatment plan for metastatic cancer based on a patient’s genetic makeup.

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is used to sequence DNA and RNA to quickly identify and understand the gene abnormalities responsible for a variety of diseases and conditions. NGS is typically tested through a tissue biopsy, but, depending on the case, can also be performed through a blood sample. Available for more than a decade, this technology was limited to a few commercial companies around the country.

The Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center was an early adopter, collaborating with those facilities to obtain this genetic analysis and integrate it into the care plan. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) is now one of a few hospitals in the region that has NGS within its facility. “Sending out the samples took more than two weeks to get the results,” says Michael Dardik, M.D., chairman of Pathology at CBMC. “By doing it locally, we can better target the analysis more efficiently in about two business days and facilitate treatment much faster.”

WHY USE NGS?

Because cancer isn’t a one-size-fits-all disease—each type is specific, and even the same cancer may act differently in different individuals. Not all treatment plans will be effective for all patients. By using NGS and identifying mutations that cause cells to become cancerous, doctors at RWJBarnabas Health and CBMC, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey—the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center— can determine which specific drugs to administer to a particular patient. The targeted treatment will inhibit the mutation from causing the cell to grow and divide and thus metastasize, says Michael Scoppetuolo, M.D., medical director of The Cancer Center at CBMC.

For the patient, targeted therapy, often called precision medicine, is more effective with less toxicity, as it zeroes in on specific genes in the cancer cells and causes them to stop grow-

ing, Dr. Scoppetuolo adds. The medication is typically an oral drug—though it may sometimes be administered via injection or infusion—and for many patients has better outcomes than chemotherapy, which does not differentiate between cancerous and healthy cells.

NGS analysis is used across the board for most types of cancer, particularly in those with stage four disease. “However,” Dr. Scoppetuolo notes, “we can use NGS to identify markers for prognosis and use them to help patients in earlier stages.” Dr. Dardik adds that it’s used primarily for oncology patients now, and will soon be expanding to other areas at CBMC.

There are limits, however, to the information provided by NGS. “We know of driver mutations that occur in most cancers, but we don’t have specific drugs for all of them,” says Dr. Scoppetuolo, adding that, for example, only a few mutations leading to breast cancer have been identified. On the other hand, NGS can identify many mutations that cause sarcoma and lung cancer, and thus doctors have several treatment options to prescribe. And though most patients with metastatic cancer can take advantage of the results from NGS, only about 30 to 40 percent of patients who undergo the test will have a mutation that can be treated, Dr. Scoppetuolo adds.

Still, “this is the wave of the future for how cancer care is going to be dictated,” Dr. Scoppetuolo says. “Studies are looking at how these gene mutations play a role in the management of the patient, from the initial diagnosis up until metastatic disease.”

The Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center uses an interdisciplinary team approach to cancer care, where surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and others across various disciplines assemble at more than 13 tumor boards. Here, the teams discuss care for each patient, including how the information provided through NGS will affect each patient and what drugs may be available for their care.

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Whoever your heart beats for, our hearts beat for you.

New Jersey’s top TAVR program.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center has a passion for heart health. Our cardiac specialists, who diagnose and treat all cardiac conditions, lead our multidisciplinary team, including Magnet-recognized nurses. We’re at the forefront of innovation in critical and surgical cardiac care, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement. And, as the state’s largest cardiac rhythm disorder center, we offer the largest left atrial appendage closure program with the newest device for treatment. It’s all part of our dedication to every heart in our community. Learn more at rwjbh.org/tavr

5 WAYS TO GET FIT

Experts explain today’s hot workout trends and how they can work for you.

How many years in a row have you put “lose weight” or “get in shape” at the top of your list of resolutions? Don’t worry—you’ve got company. But the benefits of regular exercise could be simpler to achieve than you think. Today’s methods offer an efficient route to greater fitness if you use them wisely, and some can be used in the comfort of your home. Here are five current fitness approaches and what the experts have to say about them. (As with any new exercise program, check with your health care provider first to make sure the activity you choose is safe for you.)

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HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT).

A workout is considered HIIT if it involves short bursts of intense exercise, followed by brief rests or lower-intensity moves in between sets. Overall, HIIT routines help decrease fat, build muscle and improve body composition, and they don’t need to be an hour long to be effective. The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) official recommendation is a more doable 30 minutes of moderate-to-intense activity five times a week.

What’s next: “We’ll see more programs designed with HIIT or SIT (sprint interval training) aspects included,” predicts Allison Kalsched, a personal trainer in Maplewood. “Additionally, with more studies and an increase in awareness of the importance of exercise for peri- and post-menopausal women, I think we’ll see more of these kinds of classes and programs available.”

How-to at home: Choose four exercises such as squat, reverse lunge, plank variation and bicycle, and do each for one minute with 20 seconds of rest in between. Aim to do five to six rounds, says Kalsched, but you can start with fewer and work your way up.

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TECH WORKOUTS.

Technology and fitness have collided over the past decade. In fact, wearable tech was the No. 1 fitness trend of 2022, according to the ACSM. With the touch of a button, you can track your steps, your progress, your form, your heart rate and sometimes even your sleep patterns. “Information is gold—the more we have, the better we can track our performance and our progress,” says Lenin Rodriguez, owner of F45 in Morris Plains. These devices can help you optimize your workout in real time. A recent study out of Brigham Young University found that simply wearing a fitness tracker— even if you don’t pay attention to it—may increase your time spent walking.

What’s next: Apps that do it all—such as the F45 Challenge App, which includes meal plans, recipes, educational articles and videos to support one’s health and fitness goals—are continuing to gain steam. And in addition to wearables and apps, experts are projecting 2023 as a big year for AI-based fitness training programs. This means that a workout aficionado can expect bespoke workouts with moves and intensity levels specific to his or her body and needs, resulting in highly personalized regimens—and top-notch results.

How-to at home: There are hundreds of apps you can download right to your phone, from Fitbit Charge 5 to Sweat, to help push you to your personal best in terms of both diet and overall fitness. “Many of us don’t have a great understanding of how many calories we take in on a daily basis,” says Rodriguez. “These tech tools help us understand this area better so ultimately we make healthier lifestyle choices.” FitnessAI is at the forefront of artificial intelligence workouts; its algorithm adjusts your level of difficulty and your rest intervals based on each workout you track. It also has messaging in the app to keep you accountable, much as a personal trainer would “IRL.”

TOTAL-BODY RESISTANCE EXERCISE (TRX).

This is suspension training that improves strength and tightens muscles by using just your body weight and gravity—no weights or kettlebells required. All you need is the adjustable straps (the original TRX straps were invented by a Navy SEAL), which amplify standard moves such as planks, pushups, squats, crunches and chest presses. “TRX works for all fitness levels and can target all the major muscle groups, including upper body, lower body and core, depending on the particular exercise,” says Rodriguez. You’ll probably want to work with a trainer at least at first to perfect your form and limit the risk of injury. But once you’re well equipped with the basics, this regimen is completely scalable for just about anyone, from student athletes to seniors.

What’s next: Some studios offer TRX-specific classes, but many gyms have the straps so that members can utilize them as they please. At F45, for example, TRX is used frequently on the studio’s cardio and resistance training days. How-to at home: Alternatively, you can purchase a set of TRX straps for between $100 and $200 online and do this exercise at home.

EXERCISE “SNACKING.”

This may be the best life hack for those of us who are busy and can’t always commit to a lengthy workout. The idea is that rather than one long session, you get some movement in via “bite-sized” bursts throughout the day, in whatever way feels comfortable to you. “This gets people moving throughout the day who otherwise don’t work out, and helps build consistency and motivation for a lifestyle that includes exercise,” Kalsched says. Bonus: Short-but-sweet workouts will make you feel accomplished, and that, in turn, can improve your mood and mental health. What’s next: Expect to see more online programs and challenges offering five-, 10and 15-minute workout snippets that you can pepper into your daily routine. (Peloton is known for this, and Kalsched offers a program like this too.) Low-intensity moves such as walking the dog or climbing the stairs count too, so you can feel productive knowing you’re doing even just a little something to get your body moving. How-to at home: The point of exercise snacking is that it doesn’t need to be formal and planned out. But if you prefer it to be, in between Zoom calls or the chauffeuring of kids, aim to take three 10-minute breaks each day, with three sets of 10 exercises during each. Kalshed suggests “using your stairs for a step-up and your coffee table for a push-up and doing resistance band rows—you can buy an inexpensive resistance band on Amazon.”

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YOGA.

Something new? Of course not. But this ancient practice is breathing new life into workouts in ’23. It combines breathing techniques, physical movements and meditation to challenge both the mind and the body. Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility, and it has cardio and circulatory health benefits as well.

What’s next: Yoga is more than just exercise, and it’s gaining steam with the current focus on mental health and wellness. “Yoga helps to release tension from the body and create more clarity in the mind, and it can lead to better sleep and reduced stress and anxiety,” says Sarah Bodnar, co-owner of Three Birds Yoga Studio with locations in Florham Park and South Orange. She adds that in-person classes will replace hybrid options, as more and more people are getting comfortable with working out in-person once again. “On-screen classes have lost their charm, and there is nothing like the energy created in a studio yoga practicing with your fellow yogis!” Bodnar says. How-to at home: “Start your morning with five sun salutations and five minutes in quiet meditation,” says Bodnar. Doing so will give you a good stretch and get your heart rate going.

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AHH! STRESS-FREE

A spa that offers family fun as well as pampering can be a vacation from your vacation.

Let’s face it, a trip for the whole family can be stressful. There are too many minds debating where to eat, what to see, when to do what. It triggers a desire to unwind, so here’s an idea: Go to a place where unwinding is on the agenda. The five spa resorts here are places to de-stress, yes, but they also promise fun for the whole traveling tribe. That can put serenity right on your itinerary.

THE PHOENICIAN SPA

Scottsdale, Arizona.

The temperature around the Valley of the Sun is ideal this time of year, but it’s always perfect—even when the mercury is consistently in triple digits—at this desert oasis. Create your personal wellness treatment by choosing from a variety of five-star services and amenities. From scrubs and massages to facials and Drybar services, there’s something soothing for everyone. Meanwhile, you’ll have the chance to soak up the fragrance of the exclusive Phoenix Rising Aroma Blend of essential oils. Remember to save time to relax at the rooftop pool, which offers undisturbed views of Camelback Mountain.

Family fun: The resort boasts three outdoor pools with cabanas available for rent, as well as a championship golf course for all skill levels. Outside the facility, all visitors will enjoy the shops, eateries and photo ops in Old Town Scottsdale, while NASCAR fans can ogle the displays at the Penske Racing Museum.

RUSH CREEK LODGE & SPA

Groveland, California.

Just minutes from the entrance to picturesque Yosemite National Park, this resort is an extension of the park’s beauty. Inspired by Yosemite’s waterfalls, hot springs and wildflowers, the spa’s amenities promote natural healing and wellness. An aromatherapy steam room and a Himalayan salt sauna mimic a summer hike along rocky trails, while warm waterfall coves and misting rooms resemble the natural pools found in the park. Traditional and standup paddleboard yoga (great for all ages!), facials and scrubs, massages and Colorpuncture (noninvasive light therapy) are also offered.

Family fun: Take advantage of the lodge’s rental equipment and head over to Yosemite. Gear includes bikes, backpacks, trekking poles and binoculars.

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C LAZY U RANCH

Granby, Colorado.

Do everything or nothing at this Rocky Mountain State dude ranch. Odds are you’ll want to do the Lazy You Spa for a unique, relaxing experience. For instance, massages are offered in “tents” that are suspended over the Willow Creek and have glass floors, so you can enjoy the sight and sound of running water during your session. Moonlit soaks in therapeutic copper tubs are accompanied by champagne, strawberries and unobstructed mountain views. Facials, scrubs and wraps are also available.

Family fun: Your crew can enjoy on-site activities such as horseback riding and horsemanship or hatchet throwing, or take to the outdoors and rent bicycles or hiking equipment from the pro shop. Depending on the season, archery, beehive tours, fly fishing, ice skating and skiing are also offered.

CARILLON MIAMI WELLNESS RESORT

Miami, Florida.

Sure, the temperate aqua waters of the Atlantic provide plenty of relaxation for us Northeasterners, but you’ll find more ways to unwind at this South Florida retreat. Customize your spa treatment to improve in more than 30 health areas, from back pain and memory to arthritis and fatigue. Sign up for a soothing massage or a facial or skincare consultation, or try something new such as a salt float bath or cryotherapy. Before your treatment or workout, be sure to walk through the private hot and cold zones for a thermal hydrotherapy session.

Family fun: Between spa sessions, take the kids to the resort’s two-story rock-climbing wall or sign up everyone for kiteboarding lessons with the International Kiteboarding Organization.

LA FONDA ON THE PLAZA

Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Historic Santa Fe Plaza is always filled with the hustle and bustle of tourists, but this quiet gem is the perfect getaway from the main square. The folks here are experts in tranquility, creating and offering programs for comforting massages and full-body treatments. Boost any relaxation treatment with aromatherapy, CBD oil or reflexology—or all three! If you’re staying at La Fonda and would rather not leave your luxurious guest quarters, opt for an in-room massage.

Family fun: Santa Fe is a hotbed for the arts—more than 3,000 pieces are in the permanent collection at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Young ones will love the hands-on Santa Fe Children’s Museum or the Santa Fe Railyard Park.

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SOUP’S ON!

CASHEW-CREAM QUINOA SOUP

Yields 4-6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE SOUP:

n 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

n 3 shallots, diced

n 4 carrots, shredded

n 1 rib celery, diced

n 1 tsp. kosher salt

n 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

n 4 cloves garlic, minced

n 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock

n 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

n 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

n 1 14.5-ounce can finely chopped tomatoes, preferably Mutti

n 1 tsp. dried basil

n 2 tsp. dried thyme

n ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

n 3 cups baby spinach

n ½ cup Cashew Cream (see below)

n ¼ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, for serving

FOR THE CASHEW CREAM:

n 1 cup raw cashews

n 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

n 2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice

n 1 clove garlic

n ½ tsp. sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

Heat the oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high. Add the shallots, carrots and celery. Season with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Add the stock, chickpeas, quinoa, tomatoes and spices. Stir to combine. Season with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and the remaining ½ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Partially cover the pot and cook for 25 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cashew cream. Allow the spinach to wilt. Divide among bowls and top with the grated cheese.

For the cashew cream, place the cashews and ½ cup water in a small bowl. Let sit in a warm area for at least 8 hours. Drain. With a high-speed blender, blend the cashews, oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt until smooth. Store the cashew cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Since dairy is a culprit to bloating and other digestive symptoms, I recommend eliminating the grated cheese. Doing so will also make this soup vegan.”

—Jackie Klein, certified nutrition consultant, Jackie Klein Nutrition, Fairfield

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Nothing says winter like the smell of homemade soup wafting from the stovetop. These three bowls are healthy, flavorful and hearty enough to stand alone as the whole meal.
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RUSTIC PARMESAN AND POLENTA CHICKEN SOUP

Yields 4-6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

n 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

n 1 shallot, diced

n 2 medium cloves garlic, minced

n 6 cups chicken stock

n ½ cup stoneground yellow

cornmeal

n 1 cup grated Parmigiano

Reggiano

n 8 oz. baby spinach leaves

n 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

n ½ tsp. kosher salt

n ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes until tender.

Add the stock to the pot and bring it to a simmer. Add the cornmeal to the stock in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the soup is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Whisk in the cheese and simmer for 1 additional minute. Stir in the spinach and chicken.

Simmer until the spinach is wilted and the chicken is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and drizzle with olive oil.

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HARISSA-SPICED MOROCCAN CAULIFLOWER AND ALMOND SOUP

Yields 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

n 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

n 1 small yellow onion, finely

diced

n ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

n ½ tsp. ground cumin

n ½ tsp. ground coriander

n 1 tbsp. harissa paste

n 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets

n 1½ cups vegetable or chicken

stock

n 1¼ cups almond flakes, toasted

n ¼ cup half-and-half

n 1 small baguette, cut into

¾-inch cubes and toasted

n freshly ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until very soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cinnamon, cumin, coriander and harissa paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets, stock, and 1 cup of the toasted almond flakes. Cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can let the soup cool, then purée the solids in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and return them to the pot). Reheat the soup in the stockpot. Add the half-and-half and mix thoroughly.

To serve, ladle the warm soup into bowls and top with the remaining toasted almonds and the toasted bread cubes. Season with pepper as needed.

Serve

This soup is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Cooking with spices like cinnamon and cumin along with garlic and onion help to reduce inflammation and control blood sugar levels.”

—Jackie Klein, certified nutrition consultant, Jackie Klein Nutrition, Fairfield

All photos and recipes are reprinted with permission from The Art of Pantry Cooking by Ronda Carman. Photos by Matthew Mead. Rizzoli 2022.

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the ribs over mashed potatoes or creamy polenta and top with gravy.

The Practical Prune

This vitamin-rich dried fruit is much more than just a way to keep things moving.

Prunes are dried plums. The dark-purplish fruit—sweet, chewy, squishy and stickytextured—is usually made from Prunus domestica. That’s the European plum, the fruit of a flowering deciduous tree that grows not only in Europe, but also in the Americas (especially California), the Middle East and the Far East. No beauty, the prune is widely hailed simply for one purpose: helping to keep us regular. But such typecasting does the wrinkly little thing an injustice, selling short its culinary versatility and its manifold nutritious boons.

While all prunes start out as plums, not all plums are candidates for prunehood. Generally, plums sold to be eaten as plums are “clingstone” fruits, with hard-to-remove pits, while plums with a pruny destiny are “freestone”—the pit can be taken out easily. In 2001 some prune marketers won permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to call what they were selling “dried plums” instead of prunes to avoid what they thought were negative connotations of the latter label. Fortunately, many of these prune prudes have since recovered their prune pride.

POWER UP:

When it comes to assisting your body’s blood clotting and bone building, vitamin K is a powerhouse. And guess what food is a veritable K-mart! A 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving of uncooked prunes meets 57 percent of your daily need for K—as well as 16 percent each of your riboflavin, alias vitamin B2 (which can help the body absorb nutrients and prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals), B6 (good for the brain, nerves and immune system) and potassium (an aid to maintaining normal fluid levels in cells). At 115 calories for a serving of five prunes, this fruit can be a healthy snack alternative.

And what about prunes’ claim to fame? Five London researchers, not content simply to ask their grandmothers, rigorously reviewed previous trials to assess the fruit’s vaunted prowess as a laxative. Results published in 2014 in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics charted groups of participants, with and without a constipation complaint, as they ate 100 grams of prunes a day for three weeks.

“Number twos” became more frequent for the constipated group and easier for both groups. The reasons? Probably both prunes’ high fiber content and their generous quantity of sorbitol,

which can help stimulate the gastrocolic reflex, a signal to the colon to go into action.

Prunes do have potential downsides. Eating too many can trigger gas and/or diarrhea. Also, the Mayo Clinic warns that if you’re taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, eating foods like prunes that are high in the amino acid tyramine can result in excessive tyramine levels in the body—and a possible blood-pressure spike.

BUY/STORE/SERVE

Almost every grocery store and many fruit markets sell prunes; you’ll find them among other dried fruits, often in jars or plastic packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says dried fruits such as prunes can retain their quality stored in a pantry for up to six months. “After opening,” it adds, “you may wish to store them tightly sealed in the refrigerator to preserve the quality for up to six additional months or freeze them for one month.”

You can pop a prune into your mouth and be happy about it—it’s a healthy snack with natural sweetness. Or use prunes in a salad, a wholegrain muffin or a bowl of cereal. Mix them with spiced red cabbage or a quinoa stew. As an hors d’oeuvre, try prunes stuffed with chicken-liver mousse. Search out online recipes for main courses such as braised pork with prunes or roast pheasant with leeks and prunes. Go international with Belgian rabbit in prune sauce or prune-filled Middle Eastern pilaf. Or make a memorable dessert using prunes in a chocolate cake, or fashioning a prune-and-almond scone or a prune-andchocolate-torte.

Finally, of course, there’s prune juice. Try it in the morning when you need to help things along— or when you simply want a distinctive-tasting breakfast-beverage change-up pitch.

DID YOU KNOW? More than 1,000 varieties of plums are dried and packaged as prunes.
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MORRIS COUNTY’S

TOP DENTISTS 2023

TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Morris 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 2023 “Morris County’s Top Dentists” list.

There are many other good dentists practicing in Morris County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Morris County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.

SPECIAL SECTION

ENDODONTICS

KEITH APPELBAUM

Appelbaum Endodontics, LLC

10 W. Hanover Ave. Suite 105 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-598-3450

AARON AUE

Morris County Endodontics

141 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ 07866 973-625-3384

HAROUT BARSEMIAN

Apex Endodontics, LLC 123 Washington St. Suite 205 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-5660

CRAIG BERRY

Marc P. Gimbel, DMD, LLC

150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046

MITCHELL H. DAVICH

Davich Endodontics

95 Madison Ave., Suite A02 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-898-0100

MARC P. GIMBEL

Marc P. Gimbel, DMD, LLC

150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046

RENA KREITMAN

Marc P. Gimbel, DMD, LLC

150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046

ROSEMICHELE SORVINOMACCHIA

Chatham Endodontics 291 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-9191

LEO YUDKIN

Advanced Endodontics of New Jersey 16 Pocono Rd., Suite 211

Denville, NJ 07834 973-664-0181

GENERAL DENTISTRY

EWA AWAD

Dentex Smile Studio

2 Franklin Pl. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-500-2555

JOSEPH R. CARAVANO

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Randolph

390 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869

973-361-1198

SIDNEY CHONOWSKI

Sidney Chonowski, DMD, FAGD

26 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960

973-538-1100

JORGE O. CORDOVA

Jorge O. Cordova Inc. 272 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ 07866

973-627-2121

VINCENT J. CORSELLO

Morristown Dental Associates

261 James St., Suite 3B Morristown, NJ 07960

973-538-3456

GREGGORY DILAURI

Dr. Greggory DiLauri, DDS

66 Sunset Strip, Suite 307 Succasunna, NJ 07876

973-252-0030

DEBRA DURYEA

Aesthetic Image Dentistry

5 Cold Hill Rd. South, Suite 5 Mendham, NJ 07945

973-543-2232

RODRIGO ECHEVERRI

Rodrigo Echeverri, DMD 35 Pine St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-984-1818

DEREK FINE

Aesthetic Family Dentistry 35 W. Main St., Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834

973-627-3617

ANTHONY L. FUSCO

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Randolph 390 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869

973-361-1198

VICTOR GITTLEMAN

Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry

31 Dehart St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-287-3337

ALEXA GRUBER

Gruber Dental

362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

MICHAEL GRUBER

Gruber Dental

362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

REBECCA S. JACKSON

Main Street Dental Arts

291 Main St., Suite A Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-9091

ADAM S. KIMOWITZ

Denville Dentist

75 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 205 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-3363

DOUGLAS KITCHIN

Kitchin Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

40 Main St. Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-584-2533

ALAN S. KRAUSE

Krause Comprehensive Dental Care

150 River Rd., Suite J-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-334-5556

EVAN KRAUSE

Krause Comprehensive Dental Care

150 River Rd., Suite J-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-334-5556

JENNI KWIATKOWSKI

Aesthetic Family Dentistry

35 W. Main St., Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-3617

STEPHEN M. LASHEN

Lashen Dental Group 3155 Route 10, Suite 102 Denville, NJ 07834 973-328-3500

RICHARD W. MANN

Dental Care of Morristown 95 Madison Ave., Suite 100 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-957-3299

KAREY P. MATTHEWS

Attentive Dental Care

95 Madison Ave., Suite 401 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-975-4956

SIRIN OCHAROEN

Sirinity Smiles

256 Columbia Turnpike Suite 213 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-377-6300

SAMIR RANA

Comprehensive Dental

166 Main Street, 2nd Floor (new location) Lincoln Park, NJ 07035 973.633.5666

THOMAS W. REINHARD

Reinhard Dentistry

130 Whippany Rd. Whippany, NJ 07981 973-887-2436

EDWARD R. ROCKFORD

Gruber Dental 362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

ED ROMANO

Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey 310 Madison Ave., Suite 210 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-285-5480

SAMUEL ROMANO

Sam Romano, DMD, MAGD 120 Park Ave. Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-7088

GLENN A. ROTHENBERG

The Rothenberg Dental Group 29 Columbia Tpke. Suite 102A Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-301-0011

JAY S. SCHUSTER Metro Dental Associates 29 Elm St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-2563

MICHAEL S. SIEGEL

Michael S. Siegel, DDS, PC 160 E. Hanover Ave. Suite 102 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-539-8922

ALAN STEINER

Aesthetic Family Dentistry 35 W. Main St., Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-3617

RICHARD H. WEDEMEYER

Wedemeyer Sang, DDS 39 E Hanover Ave., Suite C-5 Morris Plains, NJ 07950 973-538-0202

CHRISTOPHER S. WYCKOFF

Christopher S. Wyckoff, DMD 210 Main St., Suite 1 Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-6688

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

GERARD A. BEGLEY

Gerard A. Begley, DMD 385 Route 24, Suite 3B Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-8339

MEREDITH A. BLITZ

Pompton Plains Oral Surgery, LLC 28 Jackson Ave. Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 973-831-0382

SCOTT A. COHEN

Denville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, LLC 35 W. Main St., Suite 101 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-6006

LAWRENCE M. GORZELNIK

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, LLC 100 Kings Rd. Madison, NJ 07940 973-966-6699

GREGG A. JACOB

Northeast Facial and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC 83 Hanover Rd., Suite 240 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-360-1100

BRIAN KLEIN

Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

JESSICA S. LEE

Northeast Facial and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC 83 Hanover Rd., Suite 240 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-360-1100

KURT NOTARNICOLA

Morris Sussex Oral Surgery Associates, LLC 22 Howard Blvd., Suite 201 Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 973-601-0606

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

PATRICK J. PIROZZI

Montville Oral Surgery Associates

150 River Rd., Suite J1 Montville, NJ 07045 973-316-5757

TARA C. PLANSKY

Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA

447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

KENNETH PRESS

Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, LLC 95 Madison Ave., Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-984-7000

RICHARD D. RIVA

Riverside Oral Surgery

33 Main St., Suite 201 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-5800

EDWARD A. ROSENBAUM

Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

STEVEN SILVERMAN

Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, LLC 95 Madison Ave., Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-984-7000

MICHAEL D. SINGER

Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA

447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

ORTHODONTICS

SONIA ABRAHAM

Fox & Abraham Orthodontics, PC 3155 Route 10, Suite 111 Denville, NJ 07834 973-328-4434

JOSEPH M. ARVAY

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry 230 Route 206, Suite 305 Flanders, NJ 07836 973-927-2260

KENNETH BANASIAK

Banasiak & Nettune

Orthodontic Associates

18 E. Main St.

Mendham, NJ 07945 973-543-6644

HEATHER BAUMWOLL

Baumwoll Orthodontics

390 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869 973-989-5100

HOWARD B. BOBROW

Howard B. Borrow, DMD, PA 8 Shunpike Rd., Suite 2 Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-6879

DAVID CAGGIANO

Caggiano Orthodontics 272 Parsippany Rd.

Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-828-0759

BARBARA FODERO

Chatham Orthodontics

33 Main St., Suite 104

Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-2200

MICHAEL GOLDKIND Goldkind Family

Orthodontics

28 DeHart St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-949-0063

KEVIN LEHNES

Lehnes Orthodontics 765 Route 10 East, Suite 106 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-361-4018

STELLA P. MELLAS

Mellas Orthodontics

59 East Mill Rd., Suite 1-203 Long Valley, NJ 07853 908-867-7457

GIGI PARALKAR

Livingston Family Orthodontics

201 S. Livingston Ave., 2B Livingston, NJ 07039 973-758-8926

MELISSA ROBERTO

Rockaway Orthodontics 141 Route 46 West, Suite 101

Rockaway, NJ 07866

973-298-5900

JASON ROTHENBERG

Rothenberg Orthodontics

333 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940

973-822-2308

DANIELLE K. ZEIFMAN

Zeifman Orthodontics

128 Columbia Tpke. Florham Park, NJ 07932

973-241-1848

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

SKY BERDAHL

Starship Pediatric Dentistry

300 Madison Ave., Suite 201 Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-4321

CHRISTINA R. CARTER

Carter Smile

180 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940 973-540-1666

TALYA GLUCK

Montville Pediatric Dentistry

350 Main Rd., Suite 101 Montville, NJ 07045 973-265-1155

HOWARD C. KOTKIN

Howard C. Kotkin, DDS, PC 33 Main St., Suite 203 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-6444

MICHAEL P. LATEINER

Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

218 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 203 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-585-6756

AARON MANNELLA

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph 390 Route 10, Floor 2 Randolph, NJ 07869

973-989-7970

MATTHEW MANNELLA

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph

390 Route 10, Floor 2 Randolph, NJ 07869

973-989-7970

PETER PARADISO

Peter Paradiso, DMD

218 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 203 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-585-6756

LISSET PENTON

Children’s Dentistry of Morristown 95 Madison Ave., Suite A08 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-821-3719

SUZY H. PRESS

Children’s Dentistry of Morristown 95 Madison Ave., Suite A08 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-821-3719

JASON P. ROSENFELD

Route 23 Pediatric Dentistry 1395 Route 23 South Butler, NJ 07405 973-838-0093

STEPHANIE ROSSY

Rossy Pediatric Dentistry 477 Route 10 East Bldg. 1, Unit 2 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-989-9040

EDWARD SONNENBERG

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry 230 Route 206, Suite 305 Flanders, NJ 07836 973-927-2260

PERIODONTICS

WAYNE F. ARNDT

Wayne F. Arndt, DMD 101 Madison Ave., Suite 300 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-455-0150

THOMAS A. BISSELL

Bissell Periodontics & Dental Implant Center of New Jersey 385 Route 24, Suite 3J Chester, NJ 07930 908-747-1290

STEVEN A. CAMPOLATTARO

Dr. Steven A. Campolattaro 22 Route 10 West, Suite 102 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-598-1601

ALEJANDRO CASTANO

Castano Periodontics & Dental Implants

16 Pocono Rd., Suite 213 Denville, NJ 07834 973-625-0602

KENNETH A. GLUCK

Montville Periodontics and Implantology 170 Changebridge Rd. Bldg. C-6 Montville, NJ 07045 973-453-0510

MARK I. KHAIMOV

MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, PC

131 Columbia Turnpike, #2C Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-547-1989

CARYN MILLER

Caryn Miller, DMD, LLC 300 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-4960

MARIA PARRELLA

Madison Periodontics & Implants 8 Shunpike Rd., Suite 5 Madison, NJ 07940 973-822-9323

VICTOR H. TRAIN

Victor H. Train, DDS 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-361-6180

PROSTHODONTICS

THOMAS J. EMMER JR. Thomas J. Emmer, DDS, PA 310 Madison Ave., Suite 206 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-540-8800

BARRY A. KAPLAN

Morristown Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry 120 Columbia Tpke., Suite 2 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-540-1311

MAURICIO LAVIE

Chatham Prosthodontics 33 Main St., Suite 103 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-0698

CARLOS MOGLIANESI

Carlos Moglianesi, DMD, FACP 300 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 908-665-2300

CLAUDIO D. ORELLANA

Claudio Orellana, DDS 16 Pocono Rd., Suite 215 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-7934

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

DR. DAVID CAGGIANO COMBINES HIS BACKGROUND IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING WITH HIS EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN DENTISTRY to create innovative solutions for the toughest of orthodontic situations. “Engineering each smile is a unique process with many options,” he says.

As the Author of A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Orthodontics: How to Confidently Choose the Best Orthodontist for your Family and Perfectly Clear: Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign, Dr. Caggiano understands the importance of feeling confident that you are getting the best treatment possible to help create your perfect smile.

Staying at the forefront of orthodontic technology is how Dr. Caggiano keeps his promise to offer his patients the most effective orthodontic solutions. He was one of the first orthodontists in New Jersey to use

digital impression scanners and 3D printers, allowing for impression free treatment. Dr. Caggiano provides treatment using the latest techniques, including self-ligating braces, Indirect Bonding and accelerated Invisalign, just to name a few.

“Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and patients are always complementing us on how thorough our exam process is,” he says. Nominated for many accolades, Dr. Caggino is one of the area’s leading orthodontists. The practice receives rave reviews for its Caggiano Smile Assessment, which includes a complimentary exam, digital x-rays and consultation for new patients. Dr. Caggiano takes pride in delivering quality orthodontic treatment with great customer service, that’s why he is confident and has trade-marked, “You’ll Love the Way We Make You Smile!”

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
Caggiano Orthodontics 272 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.887.8780 • www.MorrisCountyBraces.com
David Caggiano

Debra Duryea, D.M.D.

Aesthetic Image Dentistry

5 Cold Hill Rd. South, Suite 5, Mendham, NJ 07945 • 973.543.2232 • www.AestheticImageDentistry.com

CONSISTENTLY NAMED A TOP DENTIST FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS in numerous publications, Dr. Debra Duryea’s philosophy, “healthy teeth, healthy you,” is evident throughout her general dental practice. She treats patients of all ages, stressing the important connection between oral health and overall physical health and wellness. Whether providing preventive or cosmetic care, she and her staff have your health and comfort as a priority.

“I derive gratification from every successful procedure and satisfied patient.,” says Dr. Duryea. “I love the environment I have cultivated and the excellent staff that surrounds me.”

Dr. Duryea’s relaxed and calm boutique-style office has the latest in dental advances. She is mercury-free and utilizes current materials and technologies. She is certified in Invisalign, Lumineers veneers, and laser dentistry. Noted for her superb artistic eye, Dr. Duryea’s cosmetic procedures enable her patients to feel more confident and attractive.

Dr. Duryea was a dental assistant and hygienist before graduating from Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1990. She completed a general practice residency at Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, good oral health, and personal service are the cornerstones of Dr. Michael Gruber’s and Dr. Alexa Gruber’s Parsippany based practice. They specialize in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry and their philosophy “is to make a positive difference in the lives of all of our patients by offering the highest-quality dental care in a warm, contemporary, private-office atmosphere.”

Gruber Dental is nationally recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and along with associates Dr. Edward Rockford, Dr. King Yin Lu, and periodontist Dr. Anthony Chin, the office strives to educate their patients about the human body, and the impact that good oral health has on their physical well-being. “By providing a team of professional, highly educated, honest, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, selfconfidence and overall quality of life.”

Gruber Dental features the latest state-of-the-art technology and innovative procedures, from digital x-rays that use less radiation, 3D Cat Scans and lasers, diagnostic intra-oral video cameras, Doppler cavity screenings, 3D digital impressions scanning for perfect-fitting same day crowns and onlays, and cosmetic computer imaging programs that presents patients with “before” and “after” digitally enhanced photographs. Dr. Gruber states “more of our treatments have become

digitally focused and digitally delivered, so we are committed to embrace this change and are excited about the many opportunities and the many directions our profession is going next.”

Earning prestigious Fellowships with the American College of Dentists as well as the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Michael Gruber is also a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Dental Studies, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He is an attending at Morristown Medical Center, teaching implant and cosmetic dentistry and is the founder and former Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Children’s Dental Center.

Dr. Alexa Gruber is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Dental Studies and she is an associate attending at Morristown Medical Center. She is involved as a volunteer with Mission of Mercy as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Children’s Dental Center. She plans to continue to give back to her community through these organizations and hopes to be involved with their continued growth in the future.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
Gruber Dental 362 Parsippany Rd., Suite A4, Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.428.1515 • www.gruberdental.com
Michael Gruber, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., P.A. Alexa Gruber, D.D.S.

Henry J. Falk, D.D.S. (West Orange)

Shawn Lynn, D.D.S. (Chatham & Livingston)

Gary J. Vitale, D.M.D. (West Caldwell)

Riverside Oral Surgery

River

WITH FOUR OF ITS 13 OFFICES IN MORRIS-ESSEX COUNTY, RIVERSIDE

ORAL SURGERY IS PRIVILEGED TO DELIVER the very best oral and maxillofacial services to communities that have embraced the practice’s quintessential care.

The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists provide comprehensive and progressive care to patients of all ages. The team of distinguished practitioners carefully coordinate treatments using complementary skills to address patients’ issues concerning care for wisdom teeth, dental implants, head and neck pathology, facial cosmetics, TMJ disorders, oral cancers and facial deformities including cleft lip and palate with a focus on the health and wellness of the whole person.

At the forefront of clinical and scientific innovations in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the team is proud to pioneer many medical firsts. Alongside Dr. Shawn Lynn, the practice’s first female practitioner and woman of color heads the Livingston office. Unique to the Chatham office,

Dr. Lynn specializes in treating infants who are diagnosed with tongue-tie, a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion presenting difficulties in feeding and swallowing. Through a simple surgical procedure, Dr. Lynn aids in releasing the tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Proud of the growing number of babies who are relieved of the difficulties caused by tongue-tie, Dr. Lynn also finds great satisfaction in helping adult patients who require bone graft reconstruction prior to dental implant placement. “In performing this procedure, patients who lack enough jaw bone become candidates for dental implants,” explains Dr. Lynn. “There is absolutely no substitution for permanent teeth; it’s truly life-changing.”

Voted NJBIZ Best Places to Work 2022, Riverside Oral Surgery is leading the way by continually redefining and cultivating the optimal patient experience while attracting a diverse team of esteemed surgical and multi-specialists and trailblazing the field as thought leaders through education and training.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
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DR. SAMIR RANA at Comprehensive Dental for his unsurpassed implant dentistry skills. Comprehensive Dental is a highly regarded and designated All-on-4 Center of Excellence, a rare distinction given to only a distinct few dental practitioners nationwide by Nobel Biocare, the leading manufacturer and innovator of dental implants in the world.

To accommodate the practice’s growth and prominence, Dr. Rana proudly announces a move to a new, larger, modern, and state-of-the-art location. His new location is unique for its entirely digital workflow and customized lab work done in-house and under one roof using the fastest 3D printer in the dental market and precise milling machine for beautiful esthetic final restorations. This cutting-edge technology allows Dr. Rana to achieve precise and predictable outcomes every step of the way in a patient’s treatment plan. Not only does Dr. Rana custom design each treatment plan, but he also sees it through from start to finish to ensure superior results.

In addition to implants, Comprehensive Dental offers a range of services, from preventive dentistry to full mouth reconstruction, smile makeovers, and the office is a preferred Invisalign® provider. The fully digital practice combines advanced technology such as 3D CT scan, digital intraoral

scanners, and digital X-rays which lead to less invasive and accurate procedures, fewer and more predictable dental appointments, and a shorter recovery time. Dr. Rana’s team includes Dr. Maggie Rana, who focuses on restorative and pediatric dentistry. As a husbandand-wife team, they have built a solid reputation for fully and clearly communicating details of treatment with patients, using advanced technology to handle the most challenging dental cases.

Dr. Rana is a “Jersey Strong” native who attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-presently Rutgers University) where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). He completed his residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, taking pride in treating veterans, and continues to do so in his private practice. He was also awarded a fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, FICOI.

If you are seeking a highly skilled dentist who specializes in precise, predictable, and painless implants, contact Comprehensive Dental. The practice offers flexible scheduling, emergency services, and complimentary consultations.

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Comprehensive Dental 166 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035 • 973.633.5666 • www.ranadental.com
Dr. Samir Rana,

AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY OF DENVILLE, FOUNDED OVER 40 YEARS AGO, offers a highly technological yet gentle and holistic approach to dentistry rarely found in a family practice. Dr. Derek Fine and Dr. Jenni Kwiatkowski focus on each patient’s overall well-being and how dental health affects the body.

The dentists recognize that first impressions are critical. From the initial moments of contact with the kindest and most devoted staff to the waiting room’s ambiance, patients get a picture of how they will be treated and if it’s the right practice for their family. The dentists also share cell phone numbers with patients, finding that it offers peace of mind and promotes patient-physician trust.

The dentists look for homeopathic options whenever possible to avoid the use of drugs and chemicals. For many procedures, they’ll use an ozone generator which kills bacteria, viruses, and fungus without the use of chemicals or other medications.

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, it’s all about the best patient experience possible. For example, patients feel more comfortable having a 3-D scanner create their impressions. Aesthetic Family Dentistry is especially proficient when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), sleep breathing disorders, and headaches. Additionally, there’s a wide array of traditional and advanced dental treatments available, as well as cosmetic dentistry, Botox, and a variety of dermal fillers.

The dentists are committed to continuing education and have extensive expertise far beyond the required training hours. Dr. Fine is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry with advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry, cosmetic reconstruction, TMJ, and occlusion. Dr. Kwiatkowski has advanced training with implants, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, and neuromuscular orthodontics.

To schedule an appointment for an unparalleled dental experience, contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry to achieve optimal dental health and a bright, beautiful smile.

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Aesthetic Family Dentistry, P.A. 35 West Main St. Suite 208, Denville, NJ 07834 • 973.627.3617 • www.aestheticfamilydentistry.com

Douglas Kitchin, D.D.S.

Kitchin Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

40 Main St., Succasunna NJ 07876 • 973.584.2533 • www.roxburydental.com

DR. DOUGLAS KITCHIN AND HIS DENTAL TEAM pride themselves on having one of the most comfortable and welcoming dental offices in the area. The state-of-the-art practice offers patients a wide range of solutions under one roof, making the office the complete dental health facility that generations of families near and far rely on for their oral care. Dr. Kitchin utilizes proven technologies, such as digital impressions, dental implants and Invisalign® to achieve high quality results. He also provides comprehensive services, including root canal therapy, extractions and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kitchin and his team have built a reputation for outstanding communication with patients. “As a result, our patients are well informed and experience better outcomes because they understand what’s happening with their oral health,” he says.

He trained in advanced dental procedures at the highly regarded Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Before that, Dr. Kitchin obtained his degree in dental surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. The team invites you to meet Dr. Kitchin to experience firsthand their warm, welcoming environment.

Melissa Roberto, D.M.D.

Rockaway Orthodontics

141 US-46 W, Suite #101 Rockaway, NJ 07866 • 973.298.5900 www.rockawayortho.com • info@rockawayortho.com

HIGH-QUALITY ORTHODONTICS WITH A MOM’S TOUCH, is the cornerstone of Rockaway Orthodontics’ patient experience. Dr. Melissa Roberto built her practice around the idea that patients deserve compassionate and transparent care tailored to their needs and the needs of their families.

As a single practitioner, Dr. Roberto’s patients know they’ll be getting her expert attention and thoughtful guidance each time they visit the office. She takes personal care in ensuring patient comfort and is proactive in creating a low-stress environment for everyone, especially those with special needs or who require sensory accommodations.

Dr. Roberto knows that successful, on-schedule orthodontic treatment is the result of a team effort. That’s why she invests time in explaining to patients and parents the reasons behind the treatment she’s recommending. Providing tangible goals and realistic strategies for meeting them, encourages patient engagement, leading to better results sooner.

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Chatham Orthodontics

33 Main St., Suite 104, Chatham, NJ 07928 • 973.701.2200 • www.chathambraces.com smile@chathambraces.com

A DUAL PASSION FOR ARTISTRY AND ANALYSIS LED DR. BARBARA FODERO, to studying orthodontia and has seen her happily engineering beautiful smiles for kids, teens and adults ever since. As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Fodero leverages the latest technology, like custom, 3-D printed Lightforce braces, to ensure she can provide the best available treatment for each patient, with the fastest possible treatment time.

Chatham Orthodontics—established by Dr. Fodero over a decade ago— is situated in close proximity to Essex, Morris and Union counties. As a mom, Dr. Fodero implicitly understands the importance of a gentle hand and only recommends treatment she would endorse for her own family. She delights in her work with young people and enjoys the strong connections made with her adult patients. Dr. Fodero is highly skilled at working with patients who have oral sensitivities and anxiety issues.

Edward Rosenbaum, D.M.D.,

AS ONE OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY’S LARGEST and most respected practices, patients and colleagues rely on Randolph Oral Surgery’s professionals to handle their advanced and complex oral and maxillofacial surgical care. Dr. Edward Rosenbaum, Dr. Michael Singer, Dr. Tara Plansky, and Dr. Brian Klein are honored to be selected by their peers as Morris/Essex Health & Life Top Dentists.

For almost four decades, the team at Randolph Oral Surgery has been at the cutting edge of advanced treatments and patient safety to create exceptional patient experiences at their convenient six office locations.

ROS provides skilled care for a full scope of oral and maxillofacial treatments, from wisdom tooth extraction and dental implant placement to complex cases involving bone grafting, implants, and surgical treatment for facial trauma, always keeping in mind long-term function and aesthetics. The practice offers All-on-4®, a popular same-day procedure that restores a patient’s smile with a full arch supported by implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Drs. Jonathan Friedman, Marie F. Woke, Neha K. Grewal, Sebastian Mendoza, Daniel Diaz, and Michael V. Spataforaare part of this esteemed team providing patients with around-the-clock surgical care. All aesthetic and restorative procedures are performed in Randolph Center’s state-of-the-art, hospital-style operating suites.

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447 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ 07869 • 973.328.1555 • 230 Route 206, Flanders, NJ 07836 • 973.598.8423
Offices also located in Newton, Hackettstown, Brick and Sparta • www.randolphoralsurgery.com
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Sam Romano, D.M.D., MAGD

120 Park Ave. Madison, NJ 07940 • 973.377.7088

info@drsamromano.com • www.drsamromano.com

DR. SAM ROMANO IS WORKING TO CHANGE the way people think about dentistry. Through clear communication, clinical excellence and a culture of caring, Dr. Romano’s office has been improving the health of his hometown since 1986. They provide exceptional general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry all under one roof. As one of only fifty practices offering Sedation Dentistry in New Jersey, Dr. Romano has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to ensuring all patients can have a comfortable, low-stress dental experience.

Caryn Miller, D.M.D.

Caryn Miller, DMD, LLC | Specialty # 3529 300 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.4960 • www.drmillerperio.com

DR. CARYN MILLER, a Board Certified Periodontist, has been in practice for over 25 years. She works with an exceptional staff to build relationships with both dentists and patients in a caring, relaxed atmosphere.

Dr. Miller utilizes the latest technology that

allows regrowth of bone and gum tissues. Office procedures include implant surgery, gum grafting, cosmetic procedures, and preventive treatment for gum disease. Dr. Miller is certified in “Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.” An alumna of Northwestern and Rutgers Dental School, where she taught periodontics for over 20 years. She directs a prestigious Spear Study Club.

Barry Kaplan, D.M.D.

Prosthodontist

120 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 2 Florham Park, NJ 07932 • 973.540.1311 • www.kaplandentistrynj.com

FOR MORE THAN

30 YEARS, Dr. Barry Kaplan has been recognized and respected for his expertise and compassionate care in the specialty of prosthodontics while providing patients with crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetic procedures and implant reconstructions. His dual training in prosthodontics and the surgical placement of implants offers patients comprehensive treatment plans in one location. He uses 3D planning software to perform implant surgery and then completes the final implant reconstruction. Treatment plans are custom tailored to each patient’s needs placing emphasis on a stable and healthy bite and esthetically driven restorations. Dr. Kaplan often uses cutting edge grafting procedures to rebuild bone where necessary to enhance the functional and esthetic outcomes.

Carlos Moglianesi, D.M.D., F.A.C.P.

300 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 • 908.665.2300 www.drmoglianesi.com

DR. CARLOS MOGLIANESI IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED prosthodontist (NJ Specialty #3639) who specializes in renewing smiles with restorations and a cosmetic focus. Through advanced specialty training, Dr. Moglianesi creates optimal oral health both in function and appearance using the latest dental technologies and trusted techniques from effective, innovative diagnosis to computer-aided design and fabrication of dental restorations.

Dr. Moglianesi is particularly proud of his devoted staff who create a warm, comfortable environment for their patients. Dr. Moglianesi is an avid teacher and lecturer affiliated with UCLA, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Loma Linda University teaching implant dentistry and aesthetics to post graduates as well as continuing education coursework to general dentists.

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Rebecca S. Jackson, D.D.S.

Main Street Dental Arts

291 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.9091 • www.mainstreetdentalartsnj.com

FROM UTILIZING STATEOF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY to offering aromatherapy and personalized music selections, Dr. Rebecca Jackson’s dental practice is committed to the full patient experience. Offering comprehensive dental services in her newly renovated Chatham office, Dr. Jackson and her staff are dedicated to providing superior care. From cleanings and preventive visits to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Jackson uses the latest technology including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and the iTero® digital scanner that eliminates messy impressions. Her patient-centric approach has earned her testimonials applauding her high level of care and ability to calm even the most anxious patients.

After graduating with honors from Lafayette College, Dr. Jackson earned her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. She completed a general practice residency prior to starting her career in private practice.

Anthony L. Fusco, D.M.D.

Joseph R. Caravano, D.M.D.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Randolph

390 State Rt. 10, Randolph, NJ 07869 973.361.1198 • www.dentistryofrandolph.com

DRS. ANTHONY FUSCO AND JOSEPH CARAVANO practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry. With an on-site dental technician, their office provides quick turn-around time on their patients’ dental needs. These skills and conveniences combined with treating patients like family have made this practice a Top Dentist choice.

Drs. Fusco and Caravano, are both graduates of UMDNJ and are members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and New Jersey Dental Association. They are involved locally with the Tri-County Dental Society. Their office offers family scheduling, and evening and weekend hours for added convenience.

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FIND DENTIST LISTINGS AND CONTACTS ONLINE! Morris County www.msxhealthandlife.com/morris-top-dentists-2023 Essex County www.msxhealthandlife.com/essex-top-dentists-2023 TOP DENTISTS 2023 ESSEX COUNTY’S TOP DENTISTS 2023 MORRIS COUNTY’S

ESSEX COUNTY’S

TOP DENTISTS 2023

TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Essex 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 2023 “Essex County’s Top Dentists” list.

There are many other good dentists practicing in Essex County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Essex County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.

SPECIAL SECTION

ENDODONTICS

JOSEPH CHIKVASHVILI

Advanced Endodontics

100 Northfield Ave. Suite 4

West Orange, NJ 07052

973-731-4800

VIVIAN GRAHAM

Modern Micro Endodontics

127 Pine St. Suite 3 Montclair, NJ 07042 973-655-9080

ALAN A. LAYTON

Millburn Endodontics, PA

75 Main St. Suite 102 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-376-1944

GENERAL DENTISTRY

RENEE ARACE

Dr. Renee Arace, DMD

51 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973-325-9933

PETER J. BENISCH

Dental Group of Millburn

187 Millburn Ave. Suite 1 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-709-8195

JOSEPH M. DALBON

New Jersey Center For Laser And Cosmetic Dentistry

1019 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 1A & 1B West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-244-2424

MED DAWOUD

D&G Dental

667 Eagle Rock Ave. Suite B

West Orange, NJ 07052 973-419-6906

ANTHONY G. DEVINCENTIS

Brookdale Dental Group

1218 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003

973-338-3700

VINCENT DEVINCENTIS

Brookdale Dental Group

1218 Broad St.

Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-338-3700

DAVID I. FERGUSON

Ferguson Dental Associates 177 Gordonhurst Ave.

Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-3181

PAULA GENCARELLI

D&G Dental

677 Eagle Rock Ave. Suite B

West Orange, NJ 07052 973-419-6906

ROSEANN GIANNELLA

Dr. RoseAnn Giannella 204 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland, NJ 07068 973-226-7407

JASON HAMBERGER

Hamberger Dental Associates

155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0075

JOHN HAMBERGER

Hamberger Dental Associates

155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0075

MARIE JACKSON

Stellar Smile Center 39 The Crescent Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-5806

CHRISTOPHER KARYDES North Mountain Dental 86 Valley Rd. Suite 2

Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-1616

BRIAN KOO

Dental Artistry of Livingston 201 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 1E

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-250-6694

DANIEL C. LEITMAN

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates 203 Bellevue Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-5466

JOSEPH A. MAGOTCH

Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, PA 114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-617-1214

MARGARET MCINTYRE

Margaret McIntyre, DMD 421 Essex St. Millburn, NJ 07041 973-467-4211

MICHAEL S. MILLER

Dr. Michael S. Miller 315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2E Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0267

KEVIN NOREIKA

Kevin Noreika, DMD 131 Watchung Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-3972

HAROLD A. POLLACK

Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Harold A. Pollack, DDS, PA 280 Millburn Ave. Millburn, NJ 07041 973-947-4331

MICHELA RUSSO

D’Amore Russo Dental Design

100 Grove St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-233-1161

DAVID SILVERSTROM

The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-3990

DAVID ST. LEDGER

Upper Montclair Dental Associates

223 Lorraine Ave. Montclair, NJ 07043 973-746-6056

LOUIS J. THEODOROU

Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, PA 89 Glenridge Ave. Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 973-743-6092

ARTHUR YEH

Dr. Yeh & Associates

1460 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-338-9595

ORAL

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MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

EMIL J.A. CAPPETTA

Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair 54 Plymouth St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-3466

PHILIP M. ECHO

The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology

187 Washington Ave. Suite 1-B Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-5844

HENRY J. FALK

Riverside Oral Surgery

101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-315-5559

BENJAMIN JACOBS

NJ Center for Oral Surgery

16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-8444

MICHAEL H. KIRSCH

NJ Center for Oral Surgery 16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-8444

SHAWN LYNN

Riverside Oral Surgery 209 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 2 Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-4750

GERARD M. MIRKOV

Montclair Oral Surgery Center

89 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-6200

WILLIAM G. RANUCCI

Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair 54 Plymouth St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-3466

SANDEEP SINGLA

Exclusive Oral Surgery 63 Valley St. South Orange, NJ 07079 973-762-5733

GARY J. VITALE

Riverside Oral Surgery 33 Clinton Rd. Suite 101 West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-264-9935

ORTHODONTICS

MICHAEL W. FREDA Freda & Suriano

Orthodontics

1310 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-748-2248

EDWARD D. GOLD

Montclair Orthodontics 218 Lorraine Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1912

DOUGLAS HARTE Harte Orthodontics 100 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7558

RICHARD A. NEWMAN Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-5855

BRUCE E. OLLINS

Ollins Orthodontics 653 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-0771

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

ARIANNA L. PAPASIKOS

Papasikos Orthodontics

55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-2511

HADLEY A. RUBINO

Montclair Orthodontics

218 Lorraine Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1912

ERIC M. SACKS

Sacks Orthodontics

41 N. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-251-2265

ANTHONY T. SURIANO

Freda & Suriano

Orthodontics

1310 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-748-2248

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

ALEXANDER H. ANASTASIOU

Pediatric Dentistry of Millburn and Bedminster 90 Millburn Ave. Suite 103 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-762-1110

FRED APPELBAUM

Nutley Pediatric Dentistry 500 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-5507

CHRISTOPHER JONES

Christopher Jones, DDS 1129 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-575-8330

PAMELA LEDIG

Itsy Bitsy Dental 299 Glenwood Ave. Floor 2, Suite 7 Bloomfield, NJ 07003 862-333-4910

SHARI SUMMERS

Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates

315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2-C

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-5555

PERIODONTICS

ANNA BRUNETTI

Livingston Dental Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

531 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-1200

ROBERT N. ESKOW

Robert N. Eskow, DMD, MScD

514 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-9000

LOUIS L. GALIANO

Dental Specialists of New Jersey 25 Pompton Ave. Suite 101A

Verona, NJ 07044 973-239-2111

CHERYL GOREN ROBINS

Suburban Periodontics & Implants

75 Main St. Suite 107 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-467-5567

ANDREW J. GREENBERGER

Periodontics and Implantology Associates

97 Northfield Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-8300

JAY L. GREENFIELD

Dr. Jay L. Greenfield, DMD 25 Pompton Ave. Suite 101A Verona, NJ 07044 973-239-2111

ANNE C. HARTNETT

Montclair Perio & Implant Specialists 90 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-1555

DAVID MOISA

Periodontal & Implant Associates

340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2A

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-8600

GEORGE J. PAPASIKOS

George J. Papasikos, DMD, PA 55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-2300

GARY M. ROSENBLATT

Millburn Periodontics & Implants

187 Millburn Ave. Suite 2 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-302-9553

ALAN ROTHSTEIN

AR Periodontics, PC 315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2E

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-625-1491

STEVEN R. SCRIVO

Dr. Steven Scrivo 185 Fairfield Ave. Suite 4A West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-0063

ERIC C. WEISS

Periodontal & Implant Associates

340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2A

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-8600

PROSTHODONTICS

ANDREW I. BRAFMAN

Andrew I Brafman, DMD, PA 2 W. Northfield Rd. Suite 302b Livingston, NJ 07039 973-736-1199

ELLIOT N. COHEN

Elliot N. Cohen, DMD 22 Old Short Hills Rd. Suite 208

Livingston, NJ 07039 973-740-0100

JAMES F. SKIBA

James F. Skiba, DDS 17 Midland Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-7037

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

Dr. Mark I. Khaimov, D.D.S.

184 Centre St., Nutley, NJ 07110 • 131 Columbia Turnpike, # 2c, Florham Park, NJ 07932 973.798.2639 • www.Mkperionj.com

DR. MARK KHAIMOV’S MISSION AS A BOARD-CERTIFIED PERIODONTIST is to rejuvenate his patients’ smiles giving them confidence, and returning them to the quality of life they desire. State-of-the-art techniques Dr. Khaimov uses for treating tooth loss and periodontal diseases include dental implants, laser therapy, Teeth-in-a-day (also known as All-on-4), Pinhole Surgical Technique, and Piezosurgery. As a certified LANAP clinician to treat gum disease he also performs laser treatments on failing implants (LAPIP), as well as other types of gum surgery, to address conditions. All procedures are performed in offices designed to provide the most comfortable, compassionate atmosphere possible.

MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry stands out for even more reasons.

Dr. Khaimov treats patients of all ages in boutique-like offices where each person is treated with the necessary time and patience to fully explain procedures. He believes in working with patients within their budgets for

the work that needs to be done. Dr. Khaimov’s multi-lingual staff can also easily communicate with patients in Russian and Spanish.

Dr. Khaimov is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr.Khaimov received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from New York University in 1988 and he graduated in the top 10% of his New York University College of Dentistry class in 2002. He holds a certificate in Periodontics from UMDNJ (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, RSDM) after completing a three-year specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He is a former clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at RSDM. A strong proponent of continuing education, he believes in staying on top of the latest technology to benefit patients and to distinguish oneself professionally.

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Joseph M. DalBon, D.M.D.

ARE YOU TIRED OF CONSTANTLY BEING TIRED? Have you noticed someone who snores at night? Do you or a loved one wake up gasping for breath?

An estimated 18 million Americans have Sleep Apnea, and 80-90% remain undiagnosed. Undiagnosed Airway Problems such as Sleep Apnea can impact productivity and quality of life, causing significant health problems, and increased risks of serious health conditions.

Snoring and sleep apnea are more than just a nuisance. Serious, long term health issues could also result such as: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Attack, Dementia, Acid Reflux, Impotence, and many others.

Dental Sleep Medicine is the treatment of Airway Problems using such therapies as Oral Sleep Appliances or Laser Sleep Therapy. Oral Sleep Appliances and Laser Sleep Therapy such as NightLase are as effective and much more comfortable than the prescribed and often not-used awkward CPAP machines.

For most snorers, the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable, and effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed, mandibular repositioning device such as a Prosomnus Evo Snore Guard. Dr. DalBon is a proud member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and one of the ONLY dentists in New Jersey certified in the NightLase procedure. The mandibular repositioning device or MRD positions the lower jaw forward using special connectors that are attached to upper and lower splints. This device is flexible, thin, and comfortable, and exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.

We can help get you back to a restful night’s sleep! If you or a loved one suffers from snoring, contact our office at 973-244-2424 or NJLCD.com.

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The New Jersey Center For Laser And Cosmetic Dentistry 1019 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 1A & 1B, West Caldwell, NJ 0700 • 973.244.2424 • www.NJLCD.com

HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES PHILOSOPHY FOCUSES on compassionate and individualized care for every patient. Drs John & Jason provide comprehensive services ranging from General dentistry, including routine cleanings and fillings, to endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, laser surgery, veneers, implants, cosmetic dentistry and “All On 4”. Hamberger Dental Associates utilizes 3-D Scanner/Cone Beam Technology for accurate diagnosing and treatment planning for advanced care needs. Patients are given a clear understanding of their treatment options. The office prides themselves on delivering the highest quality of dentistry with their wonderful staff!

Since your health and well-being are considered most important, Hamberger Dental Associates have exceeded all recommendations with the American Dental Association, OSHA, WHO and the CDC regarding air

purification systems for protection from aerosols. They provide both an office system and individual room chairside systems to protect patients and staff. Doctors and Hygienists also wear “Supplied Air Respirators” while treating patients. This separates the air supply of each room for added protection.

Drs. John and Jason are truly appreciative of their loyal patients and the confidence that they’ve placed in them throughout the years. The office offers early morning, evening and weekend hours to accommodate their patients’ busy schedules. Hamberger Dental Associates are welcoming new patients to their practice.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
155 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.992.0075 • www.hambergerdentalassociates.com
John Hamberger, D.M.D. Jason Hamberger, D.D.S . Hamberger Dental Associates

David I. Ferguson, D.D.S.

Ferguson Dental Associates

177 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 • 973.744.3181

FERGUSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES has provided the Montclair community with outstanding family dental treatment for over three generations. With a degree in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a summa cum laude doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the award-winning Dr. Ferguson has led the practice since 1997. In 2019, he proudly welcomed Dr. Rachael Cocchia to his growing team, which also includes three talented hygienists. Together they are able to offer a full range of advanced and pain-free services from implants and cosmetic dentistry to exceptional routine oral hygiene care.

Dr. Ferguson believes strongly in practicing dentistry in a safe and friendly environment, utilizing the most advanced dental methods, state-of-the-art technology and appropriate anxiety management. Dr. Ferguson has successfully placed thousands of implants offering the full spectrum of implant services including an on-site 3D Cone-beam CT x-ray machine and provides single-visit crowns utilizing in-office computer design and manufacturing. “What is truly unique to our practice is the confidence and trust our patients have in our entire team,” adds Dr. Ferguson.

Michela Russo, D.D.S.

D’amore Russo Dental Design Studio

100 Grove St., Suite 3, Montclair NJ 07042 •

DR. MICHELA RUSSO AND HUSBAND DR. JOSEPH D’AMORE took their years of collaboration to the next level by opening D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio together. Located in the first “green” commercial building in Montclair, the dental office features state-ofthe-art technology.

A belief that strong family ties, overall health and a feeling of wellbeing all contribute to a healthy smile, lies at the core of Drs. Russo and D’Amore’s daily dental practice.

D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio is a family practice, treating patients of all ages just like family. The dentists and the staff are sensitive to the needs of each patient and take the time to properly discover what is most important to each of them.

From preventive dentistry focused on proper hygiene to teeth whitening and the placement of implants and crowns, Dr. Russo and Dr. D’Amore are committed to providing healthy and natural smiles to their patients, young and old.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
• www.drddsmontclair.com
973.233.1161
• www.fergusondental.com

Gi Gi Paralkar

DR. GI GI PARALKAR BELIEVES THAT CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS deserve a highly personalized, one-on-one approach to beautifully straight smiles. Her practice, Livingston Family Orthodontics, is a boutique specialty practice offering the latest in braces and Invisalign for all ages.

Our personalized approach to orthodontics sets us apart. We make every effort to get to know our patients and their concerns to give them the smile they’ve always wanted. Unlike corporate orthodontic practices, Dr. Gi Gi crafts every smile herself through one-on-one care. She prides herself on providing a positive experience on the way to achieving a beautiful smile.

Dr. Gi Gi graduated from Columbia University at the top of her class, and completed her orthodontic training at Rutgers University as chief resident. She is a member of several esteemed dental associations and has proudly served as past president of the Livingston Rotary Club.

Marie M. Jackson, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Stellar Smile Center

39 The Crescent, Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973.744.5806 www.StellarSmileCenter.com

A PATIENT’S POSITIVE EXPERIENCE is what matters most to Dr. Marie Jackson. Since she was a teen, Dr. Jackson has worked in dentistry, assisting and listening to patients’ concerns and questions. Because of this experience, she devotes her general practice to approaching every patient with empathy and compassion. Dr. Jackson, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, is also an active member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, where she received extensive training for non-surgical facial injectables. Dr. Jackson is known for improving her patients’ smiles by using injectables to create a natural and enhanced look.

Suburban

Goren Robins, D.D.S

WITH MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND 15 MAJOR AWARDS, Dr. Robins is known for her treatment planning and surgical skills, as well as her communication with patients and doctors. Her office incorporates leading edge technologies and personalized therapies to maximize results and patient comfort. Services include surgical and nonsurgical periodontal and implant treatment, laser-assisted therapy, gum and bone grafting, and periodontal maintenance for teeth and implants.

Believing that continuing education is paramount for providing quality care, Dr. Robins teaches at NYU in the Periodontal and Implant Department, is involved in multiple national and local dental organizations, and directs the local chapter of the prestigious Seattle Study Club.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES
S. Livingston Ave., Suite 2B, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.758.8926 • www.LivingstonFamilyOrthodontics.com
Periodontics and Implants 75 Main St., Suite 107 Millburn NJ 07041 www.suburban-perio.com
973.467.5567 Livingston Family Orthodontics 201

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Where To Eat

CALDWELL FORTE 182 Bloomfield Ave. 973.403.9411 fortepizzeria.com

HOKKAIDO NOODLE & ROLL 405 Bloomfield Ave. 862.702.3817 hokkaidoroll.com

CEDAR KNOLLS

H2OCEAN RESTAURANT & RAW BAR 41 Ridgedale Ave. 973.984.9594 h2oceanrestaurant.com

CHATHAM RESTAURANT SERENADE 6 Roosevelt Ave. 973.701.0303 restaurantserenade.com

SCALINI FEDELI 63 Main St. 973.701.9200 scalinifedeli.com

CHESTER REDWOODS GRILL & BAR 459 Main St. 908.879.7909 redwoodsgrillandbar.com

DENVILLE

THE PASTA SHOP 13 First Ave. 973.253.4143 thepastashopdenville.com

DOVER

FAIRFIELD

JOSE TEJAS 647 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.8201 bordercafe.com

HANOVER SEASONS 52 1402 Rte. 10 862.242.2750 seasons52.com

KINNELON CYPRESS TAVERN 174 Kinnelon Rd. 973.492.2700 cypresstavernnj.com

HOUSE OF THAI 1483 Rte. 23 # 6 973.750.1600

SAN GIORGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO 86 Boonton Ave. #86 973.492.5305

SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN 9 Perimeter Rd. 973.838.7770 smokerisevillageinn.com

LAKE HOPATCONG PAVINCI ITALIAN GRILL 453 River Styx Rd. 973.770.4300 pavinci.com

THE WINDLASS 45 Nolans Pt. Park Rd. 973.663.3190 thewindlass.com

BELLEVILLE

SOLAR DO MINHO 15 Cleveland St. 973.844.0500 solardominhobelleville.com

TOPAZ THAI

137 Washington Ave. 973.759.7425 topazthainj.com

BLOOMFIELD

BELLA NAPOLI

1640 Broad St. 973.338.8500 bellanapolinj.com

BINH DUONG 61 Belleville Ave. 973.680.8440

BLOOMFIELD STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE 409 Franklin St. 973.680.4500 eatbeefgethooked.com

STAMNA 1055 Broad St. 973.338.5151 stamnataverna.com

BOONTON BOONTON SUSHI HOUSE 701 Main St. 973.394.8811 sushiboonton.com

ROMA PIZZERIA 709 Main St. 973.335.1614 romapizzaofboonton.com

THAI PING 811 Main Ave. 973.335.9541 thaiping.com

THE QUIET MAN 64 E. McFarlan St. 973.366.6333 quietmanpub.com

EAST HANOVER DON JOSE

200 Rte. 10 W. #7 973.781.0155 donjosemexican.com

MR. CHU 44 Rte. 10 W. 973.887.7555

PENANG

200 Rte. 10 W. #8 973.887.6989 penangcuisine.com

LEDGEWOOD ICHIBAN SUSHI 1034 Rte. 46 973.252.0900 ichibanroxbury.com

LOVING HUT 538 Rte. 10 973.598.9888 lovinghut.us/ledgewood

LINCOLN PARK 202 ITALIAN BISTRO 177 Main St. 973.709.0093 202bistro.com

ANTHONY FRANCOS 60 Beaverbrook Rd. 973.696.0708 anthonyfrancospizza.com

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Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Morris and Essex counties are home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings.
SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN IN KINNELON

SUNSET

425 973.694.8700 sunsetpubandgrill.com

LIVINGSTON LITHOS

405 Eisenhower Pkwy. 973.758.1111 lithosgreekrestaurant.com

SWEET BASIL’S CAFE 498 S. Livingston Ave. 973.994.3600 sweetbasilscafe.com

LONG VALLEY CHESAPEAKE TAVERN

1 W. Mill Rd. 908.867.7102 chesapeaketavernnj.com

LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY

1 Fairmount Rd. 908.876.1122 restaurantvillage atlongvalley.com

MADISON BEGUM PALACE

300 Main St. 973.660.9100 begumindiancuisine.com

IL MONDO VECCHIO 72 Main St. 973.301.0024 ilmondovecchio.com

MAPLEWOOD

CODA KITCHEN & BAR 177 Maplewood Ave. 973.327.2247 codakitchenandbar.com

ST. JAMES’S GATE

PUBLICK HOUSE 167 Maplewood Ave. 973.378.2222 stjamesgatepublick house.com

MENDHAM

THE BLACK HORSE TAVERN

1 W. Main St. 973.543.7300 blackhorsenj.com

100 E. Main St. 973.543.5401 dantesnj.com

PIATTINO 88 E. Main St. 973.543.0025 piattinonj.com

MILLBURN BASILICO 324 Millburn Ave. 973.379.7020 basilicomillburn.com

CAFÉ MONET 309 Millburn Ave. 973.376.8555 cafemonet.info

CARA MIA 194 Essex St. 973.379.8989 caramiamillburn.com

MOONSHINE 55 Main St. 973.218.6042 moonshinesupperclub.com

MINE HILL

CINDERS WOOD FIRE GRILL 319 Rte. 46 973.928.7000 cinderswoodfiregrill.com

MONTCLAIR

EGAN & SONS 118 Walnut St. 973.744.1413 egannsons.com

FASCINO 331 Bloomfield Ave. 973.233.0350 fascinorestaurant.com

FAUBOURG RESTAURANT AND BAR

544 Bloomfield Ave. 973.542.7700 faubourgmontclair.com

HALCYON 114 Walnut St. 973.744.4450 halcyonbrasserie.com

MESOB 515 Bloomfield Ave. 973.655.9000 mesobrestaurant.com

RAYMOND’S 28 Church St. 973.744.9263 raymondsnj.com

SAMBA MONTCLAIR 7 Park St. 973.744.6764 montclairsamba.com

TOAST

700 Bloomfield Ave. 973.509.8099 toastmontclair.com

ZEUGMA GRILL 44 S. Park St. 973.744.0074 zeugmagrill.com

MONTVILLE COLUMBIA INN 29 Rte. 202 973.263.1300 thecolumbiainn.com

LOCANDA VECCHIA

167 Rte. 202 973.541.1234 locandavecchia.com

MORRIS PLAINS

BOLLYWOOD GRILL 1729 Rte. 10 E. 973.998.6303 bollywoodgrill.net

TABOR ROAD TAVERN

510 Tabor Rd. 973.267.7004 taborroadtavern.com

TOMMY’S

TAVERN & TAP 1900 Rte. 10 973.998.6429 tommystavernandtap.com

UP THAI 981 Tabor Rd. 973.998.8536 upthainj.com

MORRISTOWN

END OF ELM 140 Morris St. 973.998.4534 endofelm.com

FIG & LILY GARDEN

2 Cattano Ave. 973.539.3999 figandlilygarden.com

JOCKEY HOLLOW BAR & KITCHEN 110 South St. 973.644.3180 jockeyhollowbarandkitchen. com

MALAY 147 Morris St. 973.538.3322 malaymorristown.com

MARJAN FINE PERSIAN GRILL 84 Speedwell Ave. 973.889.8884 marjanpersiangrill.com

REVOLUTION 9 South St. 973.455.0033 revolutionmorristown.com

ROOTS STEAKHOUSE 40 W. Park Pl. 973.326.1800 rootssteakhouse.com

1776 BY DAVID BURKE 67 E. Park Pl. 973.829.1776 1776bydb.com

SOUTH+PINE 90 South St. 862.260.9700 southandpine.com

NEWARK ADEGA GRILL 130 Ferry St. 973.589.8830 adegagrill.com

CASA VASCA 141 Elm St. 973.465.1350 casavasca.net

FORNOS OF SPAIN 47 Ferry St. 973.589.4767 fornosrestaurant.com

IBERIA TAVERN & RESTAURANT 80-84 Ferry St. 973.344.7603 iberiarestaurants.com

MOMPOU TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT 77 Ferry St. 973.578.8114 mompoutapas.com

SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA 87 Madison St. 973.465.1250 seabrasmarisqueira.com

SOL-MAR RESTAURANT 267 Ferry St. 973.344.3041 solmar-restaurant.com

NUTLEY MEAL 433 Kingsland St. 973.542.8522 mealnj.com

QUEEN MARGHERITA 246 Washington Ave. 973.662.0007 queenmargherita.us

ORANGE BELLA ITALIA 535 Central Ave. 973.676.4300 bellaitaliarestaurantnj.com

HAT CITY KITCHEN 459 Valley St. 862.704.6248 hatcitynj.com

PARSIPPANY CAPITAL GRILLE 10 Dryden Way 973.889.8622 thecapitalgrille.com

CHAND PALACE 257 Littleton Rd. 973.334.5444 parsippany.chand palace.com

ECCOLA 1082 Rte. 46 973.334.8211 eccolarestaurant.com

GOURMET CAFE 136 Baldwin Rd. 973.316.0088 gourmetcafenj.com

MARAKESH RESTAURANT 321 Rte. 46 973.808.0062 marakesh.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1 Hilton Ct. 973.889.1400 ruthschris.com

SHAN SHAN NOODLES 333 Rte. 46 973.287.7399 shanshannoodles.com

PEQUANNOCK BARDI’S BAR & GRILL 149 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.694.1058 bardisgrill.com

RIVAAZ GASTRO BAR & INDIAN RESTAURANT 23 Rte. 23 973.686.6040 rivaaz23.com

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UP THAI IN MORRIS PLAINS
Photos courtesy of Smoke Rise Village Inn, Up Thai, Rails Steakhouse

PINE BROOK

BONEFISH GRILL

28 Rte. 46 973.227.2443 bonefishgrill.com

CHINA PAVILION 263 Changebridge Rd. 973.227.1006

DON PEPE STEAKHOUSE 58 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.5533 donpepesteakhouse.com

POMPTON PLAINS

STEFANO’S RESTAURANT 565 Rte. 23 973.616.6624 stefanosrestaurant.net

TAVERN 5 710 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.835.1426 tavern5.com

V&J PIZZA 500 Rte. 23 973.839.9757 vandjpizza.com

RANDOLPH BLACK RIVER BARN

1178 Rte. 10 W. 973.598.9988 blackriverbarn.com

KABAB PARADISE 124 Rte. 10 973.453.0202 kababparadise.com

LA STRADA RISTORANTE 1105 Rte. 10 E. 973.584.4607 lastradarestaurantrandolph.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 140 Rte. 10 973.620.9135 nochesdecolombiarandolph.com

RANDOLPH DINER BAR & GRILL 517 Rte. 10 973.328.2400 therandolphdiner.com

ROSIE’S TRATTORIA 1181 Sussex Tpke. 973.895.3434 rosiestrattoria.com

SUBURBAN BAR & KITCHEN 500 Rte. 10 W. 973.891.1776 sbknj.com

VERONA RESTAURANT

1171 Sussex Tpke. 973.895.8888 veronarestaurant.com

RIVERDALE

CONEY ISLAND PIZZA 40 Hamburg Tpke. 973.476.9223 coneyislandwoodfired pizza.com

ROCKAWAY BRICK 46 68 Rte. 46 973.625.4900 brick46.com

CAFFÈ NAVONA 147 Rte. 46 W. 973.627.1606 caffenavona.com

THAI NAM PHET 296 Rte. 46 973.627.8400 thainamphet.com

THE EXCHANGE 160 E. Main St. 973.627.8488 exchangefood.com

SHORT HILLS BENIHANA 840 Morris Tpke. 973.467.9550 benihana.com

BOCCONE SOUTH 519 Millburn Ave. 973.378.9222 bocconeristorante.com

THE DINING ROOM 41 JFK Pkwy. 973.912.4756

ENZZO’S TRATTORIA 514 Millburn Ave. 973.379.7111 enzzos.com

LEGAL SEA FOODS 1200 Morris Tpke. 973.467.0089 legalseafoods.com

SOUTH ORANGE

ARIYOSHI 56 South Orange Ave. 973.378.8818 ariyoshijapanese.com

WALIA 11 Village Plz. 973.762.2186 waliarestaurant.com

TOWACO 900 DEGREES 626 Main Rd. 973.335.2555 900degreespizza.com

RAILS STEAKHOUSE 10 Whitehall Rd. 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com

UPPER MONTCLAIR DAIKICHI 608 Valley Rd. 973.744.2954 daikichimontclair.net

DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 275 Bellevue Ave. 973.893.5008 denovoeuropeanpub.com

TURTLE + THE WOLF 622 Valley Rd. 973.783.9800 turtleandthewolf.com

WEST ORANGE CHIT CHAT DINER 410 Eagle Rock Ave. 973.736.1989 chitchatdiner.com

HIGHLAWN PAVILION 1 Crest Dr. 973.731.3463 highlawn.com

KIM’S SUSHI 456 Eagle Rock Ave. 973.669.2800 kimssushinj.com

THE MANOR RESTAURANT 111 Prospect Ave. 973.731.2360 themanorrestaurant.com

MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE 9 Cherry Ln. 862.252.7108 mcloonesboathouse.com

NICHOLAS ANTHONY’S FAMILY KITCHEN 450 Main St. 862.520.1252 nicholasanthonys.com

SUZYQUE’S BBQ AND BAR 34 S. Valley Rd. 973.736.7888

WHARTON 4 SEASONS 322 S. Main St. 862.244.9777 4seasonswharton.com

THE CANAL HOUSE 47 Kossuth St. 862.244.4495 canalhousenj.com

WHIPPANY THE AULD SHEBEEN PUB 1401 Rte. 10 E. 973.583.8811

IL CAPRICCIO 633 Rte. 10 E. 973.884.9175 ilcapriccio.com

TRATTORIA TOSCANA 554 Rte. 10 973.386.0303 trattoriatoscana

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RAILS STEAKHOUSE IN TOWACO

A Winter Wonder

JACK FROST COCKTAIL

Yields: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

n ½ cup coconut rum

n ¾ cup pineapple juice

n ½ cup blue Curacao

n ½ cup cream of coconut

n 3 to 4 cups ice

n edible glitter, optional n 1 Tbs. coconut cream, for serving

n coconut flakes, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Add ingredients to blender with 3-4 cups of ice as well as glitter, if using. Blend until you have a slushy consistency, adding more ice if needed. Dip rim of glass in coconut cream, then dip rim in coconut flakes. Allow to dry. Pour blended drink into your prepared glass.

Recipe courtesy of thesoccermomblog.com

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When the weather outside is frightful, this island-inspired sip provides a much-needed taste of a tropical paradise.

Keeping It Greek

From the hummus onward, traditional Hellenic flavors are irresistible at Azure in Morristown.

In New York City, one might expect to find an understated hideaway and top-notch dining in a restaurant situated below sidewalk level. But I was pleasantly surprised, not long ago, to encounter just that in Morristown. Azure the Greek Mediterranean, which last fall took over a Pine Street space that’s accessible via descending stairway, has every bit as much romance and excellence as a Manhattan eatery, and I was excited to score a table there on a busy Saturday.

Upon arrival, my dinner date and I were warmly greeted by our host, and after sharing a laugh, he escorted us to our table in the middle of the intimate dining room. There were several couples and large groups around us, some of whom we assumed—based on the different languages we overheard—hailed from Mediterranean countries. As the late Anthony Bourdain would say, that was a good sign.

For our evening, we limited ourselves to two appetizers. The first was hummus with warm pita. OK, it sounds run-of-the-mill, but Azure’s is anything but basic. The smooth chickpea dip was flavored with so perfect a blend of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil that it felt almost wrong slathering it on our pita—I just wanted to eat it straight by the spoonful. Whether it’s consumed with bread, with veggies or on its own, Azure’s hummus is a must. We also equally enjoyed an order of spanakopita, a pair of generously sized pieces of crispy filo dough stuffed with baby spinach and feta. A sweet roasted pepper salsa topped each piece, an ideal complement to the savory and creamy filo stuffing.

There’s a variety of entrée choices to satisfy every palate and diet. Assorted salads and vegetarian options are available for those who have dietary restrictions or just want a light meal. Seafood, duck, lamb and beef dishes, as well as bowls filled with meat and Greek rice, meanwhile, will delight omnivores. I went light: grilled salmon with a colorful blend of steamed veggies all served on a bed of mandolinesliced lemon potatoes. The salmon filet was seared with perfect grill marks and cooked to the proper temperature. It was flaky throughout, with the seasoned skin side the ideal crispiness.

My friend went for red meat, ordering tender beef souvlaki with Greek rice and veggies. The meat was so flavorful that using the accompanying tahini wasn’t necessary, though a dab or two of the sauce did add a richness when applied to the beef. Our only criticism is that we had hoped the dish would come with two beef skewers instead of one. That said, each piece of meat on the skewer was cut larger than those found on typical skewers elsewhere.

A general rule of thumb when going to a Greek restaurant: Always save room for dessert because baklava is a must. Azure serves its baklava smothered in honey syrup with crushed walnuts and vanilla ice cream. Dessert doesn’t get any better than that—or does it? Our second sweet treat of the night was pistachio-stuffed kataifi, a dessert that I’ll admit I’d never tried. The two pieces of shredded walnut pastry were filled liberally with pistachio, then topped with honey syrup and served with vanilla ice cream over ice. Eating both pieces (a shoutout to my friend for letting me have her portion) was heaven in my mouth.

In restaurant-rich Morristown, there were already several eateries specializing in Mediterranean cuisine before Azure arrived. But each one offers something different. Some present sandwiches and pizza, others focus on kebabs and yogurt dishes. That leaves plenty of space, below the sidewalk, for Azure’s traditional Greek delights.

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• AZURE THE GREEK MEDITERRANEAN, 3 PINE ST., MORRISTOWN, 973.998.9555; AZUREGOURMET.US —Darius
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Be There

Feb. 16-March 23

“Go the distance” when the Disney animated film Hercules becomes a musical adventure at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn. This coming-of-age tale about Greek god Zeus is a family-friendly show filled with humor and catchy songs. Evening shows are at 7:30, and matinees begin at 1:30. Tickets for range from $50 to $135. Learn more my.papermill.org.

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Carrie Underwood brings her “Denim Rhinestones” tour to the Prudential Center in Newark. The American Idol winner will perform all her greatest hits, including classics like “Before He Cheats” and newer tunes such as “Ghost Story.” Underwood’s opening act is Jimmie Allen, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50 and are available at prucenter.com.

Feb. 25

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to plunge into a body of water in the middle of winter, the Denville S.P.A.R.K. Polar Plunge 2023 is calling your name. Jump into Cooks Pond to help fulfill S.P.A.R.K.’s mission of assisting adults with special challenges live independently. Ice cold swimming not for you? Show your support or donate instead. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Sign up at givebutter.com/PLUNGE4SPARK2023.

Feb. 25

And if one freezing February event isn’t enough, try the Febapple Frozen Fifty in Maplewood. Depending on your running expertise, sign up for the 50-mile, 50K, 20-mile or 10-mile route, all of which begin at Summit Field Picnic Area. Registration is between $45 and $95, depending on the race, and includes swag and awards for best men and women in each categories. Start time varies too (heads up that the 50-miler can take up to 12 hours!). Contact njtrailseries@gmail.com for more information.

March 4

The first of three beer festivals in Morris County in 2023 kicks off on the only calendar day of the year that’s a command (march forth!) at The Morristown Armory The event will feature great food, live music and more than 150 different craft beers just waiting to be discovered. Choose from the afternoon sessions (12 to 4 p.m.) or the evening shift (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Must be 21 to enter. Visit bigbrewnj. com/morristown to register.

March 10–12

The famed Riverdance, a performance filled with theatrical Irish music and dance, celebrates 25 years with an anniversary tour spanning the United States from January to June. And their stint at NJPAC in Newark coincides perfectly with St. Patrick’s Day. They’ll be playing five shows in Newark spread out across the weekend—tickets start at $41. Get your tickets at ticketmaster. com, and learn more about anniversary show at riverdance.com.

St. Patrick’s Day, don your finest green head on over to the St. Patrick’s Day West Orange. The parade begins at 12:15 corners of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Street. Expect some surprises for the parade’s anniversary! Whether you want to be a spectator or a walker (kilts optional!), find the details at westorangeparade.com. more St. Paddy’s Day events on page 9.

March 12

Finally, keep Paddy’s spirit an Irish music at Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair.

“Tribute to Irish will be performed the Marrazza-Cart a chamber ensemble formed by Regina DiMedio-Marrazza (piano) and Robert (flute). Concert-goers must register in online at montclairfoundation. org and show proof vaccination and Admission price is a suggested donation of $10.

March 20

Don’t miss one of the first outdoor events of the season when the North Jersey Classic Cruisers car show comes to Canal House in Wharton. Cars featured will be of all makes, models and years, plus there will be music, trophies, food and a live DJ. The festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, or $20 per car in the show. Race on over to njcruisenews.com for the scoop.

March 24–26

Book your STEAM-loving, creative kid’s (or company’s) calendar now for the 9th annual New Jersey Makers Day This festival in downtown Whippany will feature hands-on workshops, DIY activities and “makers” of all kinds, from inventors to artists to environmentalists and engineers. Individuals as well as colleges, libraries, nonprofits and K-12 schools will be in attendance, so it’s a fantastic networking opportunity too! Friday and Saturday’s hours are 12 to 5 p.m.; Sunday is 12 to 4 p.m. For pricing, registration and more, visit njmakersday.org.

From concerts and car shows to polar plunges and parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our counties.
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*Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events are subject to cancellations or changes. Attendees are encouraged to observe local safety guidelines.

Gatherings

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR

The nonprofit organization held the 10th Annual 1891 Gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove. Event honorees were Izumi Hara, the Y’s chief volunteer officer, and Rao’s Homemade, which has partnered with the YMCA and other area nonprofits. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Y’s scholarship fund and Camp at the Lake. 5 Risa Cretella, Buddy Evans 6 Marjorie Pierre-Merritt, Izumi Hara, Buddy Evans

UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

The Cedar Knolls-based group teamed up with the New York Jets Women’s Organization, nourish.NJ, Soup Sisters New Jersey and Healthy Italia - La Buona Cucina in Madison to cook up some healthy meals for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families in need. 1 Volunteers finish preparing meals for distribution to United Way clients.

SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The South Orange Performing Arts Center held its annual Gala at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Event honorees include Paul Bartick, former chair of the SOPAC Board of Governors, and Emmanuella Estime, winner of the Paul Bartick Emerging Artist Award. 2 April Hart, Emmanuella Estime 3 Paul Bartick

4 Stephen Beaudoin, Sam Joseph, Douglas Newman

JERSEY CARES

Before the holidays, staff from Vornado and Livingston-based Jersey Cares volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The teams helped organize and prepare food donations, which were handed out for Thanksgiving. 7 Vornado and Jersey Cares volunteers

MORRIS HABITAT

A team from Acrow in Parsippany offered a helping hand to Morris Habitat for Humanity. The contracting and bridge-building pros installed insulation at The Crossings at Bennett Avenue home site in Randolph. 8 Acrow employees lend a hand at a Habitat for Humanity build site.

HUMAN NEEDS FOOD PANTRY

Verona Heating & Cooling of Verona made a surprise donation of 100 pumpkins pies for the holidays. The pies were distributed to clients of the Montclair food pantry.

9 Anthony Palmer, Marlon, Geronimo, Shannon Palmer

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Morris and Essex residents always show up to support their friends and neighbors— especially when help is needed most
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United Way (1), South Orange Performing Arts Center (2–4), YMCA of Montclair (5–6), JErsey Cares (7), Morris Habitat (8), Human Needs Food Pantry (9) 7 5 6 2 4 3 6 8 9

“I’m an elementary school teacher in Caldwell, as well as a professional photographer, and was at this game at Codey Arena in West Orange last February to take pictures during the Kelly Cup Finals. This photo features Rowan Brennan from the Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team as he celebrates his game-clinching goal against Cranford. I loved that he scored and then jumped up against the glass to celebrate with the fans, his classmates. This is one of my all-time favorite sports photos and moments.”

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Photo courtesy of Jeff Stiefbold, Instagram @jeffstiefboldphotography
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