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Need a medical expert? You came to the right place.

Edited by Jennifer Nelson - June 1, 2018
                                                            

 

The Advanced Spine Center Loew Orthodontics Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A.
Advocare the Orthopedic Center Newman Orthodontics Transcendental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Caggiano Orthodontics Plaza Family Care Tri-County Orthopedics
Discovery Wellness Center, LLC Shore Children's Dental Care  
Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Sparkles Dentistry for Children  


 


 The Advanced Spine Center

Jason E. Lowenstein, MD

A board certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon, Dr. Jason   Lowenstein is committed to taking a conservative approach when working with young patients dealing with scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and sports-related injuries of the spine. He develops balanced treatment plans to manage his patients’ spinal issues.

“Early diagnosis is extremely important when it comes to making treatment decisions, so we focus on tailoring treatment options for each individual patient as early as possible,” says the father of three.

TAKING A TEAM APPROACH

As the director of scoliosis and spinal deformity at Morristown Medical Center/Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lowenstein offers families his expertise and training in all aspects of adult and pediatric spine surgery. “I always take a team approach when working with patients,” he says. “I want children and families to play an active role in the treatment process.”

He specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, including scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Lowenstein is a leader in the use of minimally-invasive spine surgery to treat spinal deformity. He has extensive experience in treating disc herniations and stenosis of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and utilizes endoscopic techniques as well as artificial disc replacement for treatment of these disorders. Dr. Lowenstein has a particular interest in complex revision surgery for the treatment of failed back syndrome or for patients who have had previous spinal deformity surgery and require further surgical intervention.

“Scoliosis surgery isn’t always a ‘one and done’ process; I see many patients who have had surgery but continue to require additional care, and we’re available to patients at all stages of development—from childhood to early adulthood and beyond,” he says. “We continue to follow our patients throughout their lives to provide total continuity of care.”

CHOOSING THE NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT OPTION

When managing patients with scoliosis, Dr. Lowenstein believes in pursuing all non-surgical options first, such as brace treatment or the Schroth method of scoliosis-specific exercises, with the goal of improving posture, eliminating pain and preventing curve progression. Dr. Lowenstein will utilize intraoperative CT guidance paired with computer-assisted navigation to offer patients less invasive surgeries with smaller incisions and faster recoveries. “I choose the least invasive approach whenever possible,” he says. “When surgery is necessary, I often utilize minimally invasive techniques to make the treatment process easier and reduce recovery time for my patients.” 

HELPING PATIENTS RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES

A member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Lowenstein studied neuroscience and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree at the  University of Pittsburgh, and performed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Lowenstein currently practices at Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

“We take a variety of different approaches to streamline our scoliosis and spinal treatments and make them as minimally invasive as possible,” he says. “It’s always our goal to help our patients of all ages return to their normal activities as quickly as possible.”

160 E. Hanover Ave., Ste. 200, Morristown; 973-538-0900; jasonlowensteinmd.com • theadvancedspinecenter.com


ADVOCARE THE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER

Mark Rieger, MD • David Lin, MD • Joshua Strassberg, MD

Advocare The Orthopedic Center provides pediatric and adolescent patients with the highest quality of care for orthopedic issues stemming from sports injuries and problems related to the spine, bones, joints and muscles. The practice uses the most innovative, nonoperative, minimally-invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques available.

One of the largest pediatric and adolescent orthopedic practices in the tristate area, tristate area, Advocare is affiliated with New York University Medical Center so its doctors can care for children locally at Morristown, Saint Barnabas and Overlook Medical Centers while taking advantage of NYU’s state-of-the-art resources.

“Our practice is unique because we’re able to offer the resources of a world-class care center at NYU, but still continue our relationship with our patients and remain their physicians,” says Dr. Mark Rieger, assistant professor at NYU Medical Center and founder of Advocare The Orthopedic Center.

Using Cutting-Edge Technology

The practice remains a pioneer in minimally-invasive spine surgery and low-dose radiation techniques, including EOS, a state-of-the-art X-ray machine for scoliosis patients that emits 10 times less radiation than standard X-rays. It’s the first of its kind to be used in New Jersey. Advocare also offers expanded evening and weekend walk-in hours and a smartphone app.

Known for his commitment to excellence among both patients and colleagues, Dr. Rieger’s expertise lies in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders that include scoliosis, sports injuries and fractures. Dr. Rieger was the first surgeon in New Jersey to perform endoscopic spine surgery, use ultrasound to evaluate pediatric hip disorders and use the nonsurgical Ponseti technique to treat clubfeet. He served as the first division chief of pediatric orthopedics at Morristown Medical Center.

“We treat our patients like family,” Dr. Rieger says. “We perform cutting-edge treatments to get kids back to the activities they love quickly and safely, and also take the time to educate families on how to help prevent injuries from happening.”

Helping Kids Feel at Ease

Dr. David Lin has treated thousands of children with a variety of age-specific problems and has a special interest in fracture/trauma care. An expert in the field of pediatric sports medicine, Dr. Lin is highly experienced in arthroscopically treating meniscal injuries and ACL tears in adolescents and teenagers. “It’s exciting to work with children—they keep me young at heart, and I love their resilience,” he says.

Dr. Joshua Strassberg specializes in pediatric and adolescent trauma, sports injuries and hip disorders. He’s an expert in the latest arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgical procedures, including techniques for reconstructing the ACL in children. “I enjoy having the opportunity to relate to kids and make them feel at ease,” he says.

“The doctors on our team are sub-specialty trained, which enables us to offer the highest level of expertise in treating everything from sports and spinal injuries to trauma,” Dr. Rieger says.

Making a Difference

The doctors at Advocare The Orthopedic Center achieve the best possible outcome with the least amount of surgical intervention so children can get back to their lives with minimal interruption. 

“Returning kids back to their optimal level of health is the most rewarding thing about what we do,” Dr. Rieger says.

218 Ridgedale Ave., Ste. 104, Cedar Knolls
609 Morris Ave., 2nd Fl., Springfield
1 Robertson Dr., Ste. 27, Bedminster
377 Jersey Avenue, Ste. 280A, Jersey City • 973-538-7700 • advocaretheorthocenter.com

From left to right: (Back row) Drs. Tamir Bloom and David Lin. (Front row) Dr. Joshua Strassberg, Jaime Morley and Drs. Mark Rieger, Vivek Natarajan and Samara Friedman   


Discovery Wellness Center, LLC

Meryl Skinder, LCSW

One of the state’s few dedicated centers for children and families, Discovery Wellness Center LLC is a family-friendly group practice that offers a wide range of clinical expertise and accepts most insurance plans. The practice offers individual, family and group sessions and emphasizes a collaborative approach to promote healthy change for the entire family.

PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES

The Discovery Wellness Center is the sister practice of Discovery Psychotherapy Center, where clinical psychologist Dr. Christopher Barker and his team of clinicians offer individual, couple and group therapy.    

“We provide a warm, embracing environment where children and families can feel supported while we help them explore their concerns and overcome challenging times,” says Meryl Skinder, a licensed clinical social worker and director of Discovery Wellness Center. “We believe in empowering children and families with the strategies and tools needed to thrive and move toward positive change and progress.”

 The practice offers flexible day and evening hours and readily available appointments, as well as support groups and psychoeducation for families. The comfortable, inviting office environment boasts toys, books and snacks, as well as a homework area for siblings.

A RANGE OF SPECIALTIES

The team of compassionate professionals has experience in everything from ADHD assessment and therapies to grief, anxiety and depression, and works collaboratively with teachers and parents to provide the most comprehensive services and treatment options. Therapists are also available to address behavioral and developmental issues, offer in-school observations and provide substance abuse therapy and referral or bereavement counseling.

“From that first phone call, we work diligently to find the best fit for each family and their concerns,” says Skinder, a mother of three. “Families appreciate that they can expect to be responded to quickly by our diverse and skilled team of clinicians—and they often tell us that our compassionate, creative and genuine approach helps make them feel safe and supported.”

HELPING KIDS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL

 The Discovery Wellness Center is home to experts in addiction and co-occurring disorders, trauma and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), art and play therapy and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help clients reach their potential and desired goals. 

“We all strive to provide the best care possible for each individual client, which often means collaborating and sharing strategies to help the entire family reach their personal goals,” says Skinder. “I think that’s what makes our center a particularly special place for parents and kids.”

Discovery Wellness Center also provides parent guidance and consultation and advocacy services for children with individualized education programs (IEPs). Parents of multiple children with different needs appreciate the fact that the entire family can work with their clinicians at the same time.IEPs). Parents of multiple children with different needs appreciate the fact that the entire family can work with their clinicians at the same time.

“We pride ourselves on helping kids and families reach their potential, and we’re proud that our solution-focused tools and treatments are helping families make such tremendous improvements,” Skinder says. “Our greatest reward is seeing families make positive changes and move forward in their lives.”

26 Madison Ave., Morristown • 862-242-3500 • discoverypsychotherapycenter.com

From left to right (back row): Jennifer Sumerlin, PsyD, Christopher Barker,  PhD, Meryl Skinder, LCSW, (front row) Susan Emerson, LMFT, Caitlin Song, LAC, Cynthia Odell, MFT, Keith Morgen, PhD, Sarah Lynott, MFT


Shore Children's Dental Care

Irvin Sherman, DDS

Dr. Irvin B. Sherman has provided exceptional and affordable pediatric dental and orthodontic care to infants, children, teens and patients with special needs for 35 years. The family-based, child-centered modern practice is beloved for its nonthreatening, warm and caring environment. 

The expanded practice now includes pediatric dentists Drs. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno, Britni Kearns and Jason Tesoriero, along with adult dentist Dr. Shira Gross and orthodontist Dr. Martin Rabinovich. “Our practice is very busy, and we think that speaks for itself,” says Dr. Sherman, a father of five with five grandchildren. “We pride ourselves on providing a very high level of care to patients of all ages.”

Making Dental Visits Fun

The practice blends personalized care, cutting-edge technology and continuing education to offer an interactive and fun dental experience. The comfortable, inviting office was designed to help children learn to actually enjoy coming to the dentist. Laser dentistry, digital scanners and digital X-rays help keep visits pain-free while video games and televisions in the waiting area and treatment rooms keep them entertained.

“Our goal is to make kids feel comfortable and safe, and provide them with a dental home,” says Dr. Sherman. “If kids have positive experiences with the dentist from a young age, they won’t be afraid of coming to the dentist as they get older.”

Educating Children and Families

Dr. Sherman and his team believe in involving parents in their child’s dental care to ensure the best possible outcomes. The dentists offer support and practical advice for parents on all aspects of pediatric dental care, in addition to cutting-edge laser treatments to address breastfeeding issues.

“We take the time to explain everything to our patients; we know how to talk to kids in a nonthreatening way to put them at ease and keep them involved in their oral health,” he says. 

Dr. Sherman earned his BA at the University of Louisville, where he also completed an MS in microbiochemistry. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to earn his DDS. Dr. Sherman also attended the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry to complete an MS degree in pediatric dentistry in 1974.     

A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sherman is an active attending pediatric dentist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Sherman served as chief of pediatric dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for more than 30 years and as an adjunct assistant professor in pediatrics at Rutgers Medical School. He’s currently chief of pediatric dentistry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Developing Relationships with Patients

Over the past three decades, Dr. Sherman has lectured extensively on all aspects of pediatric dentistry, and donates his time to an array of nonprofit organizations. 

 “We strive to establish long-term relationships with our patients; I’ve been treating some of my patients for 20 years because they trust me and my staff, and they don’t want to leave our practice,” he says. “Working with kids and watching them grow has always been the most rewarding part of what I do.”

514 Garfield Ave., Avon By The Sea • 28 Union Ave., Manasquan; 732-775-1492; shorechildrensdentalcare.com


Transcendental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Toan K. Bui, DMD

Dr. Toan K. Bui believes that dentistry is an art form, and won’t settle for anything less than perfection when treating patients of all ages. Dr. Bui and his friendly, knowledgeable team provide the highest level of cosmetic, preventative, general and restorative dentistry for both adults and children.

As a child, Dr. Bui was fascinated by how the human body functions, and over the years developed a curiosity about how to heal the sick. He combined his natural artistic talents with his knowledge of science to pursue a career in dentistry.

“I’ve always loved working with my hands, and I’ve been fascinated with science since childhood—and dentistry is a skill that combines my two passions,” says the father of two. 

Dedicated to Comfort and Convenience

The practice prides itself on offering both comfort and convenience for patients. The modern, sleek office was recently renovated. Treatment rooms are equipped with the latest technology such as digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to help keep visits pain-free. 

Dr. Bui also uses a CEREC machine, which has a 3-D scanner to fabricate same-day crowns and bridges in the office, allowing patients to complete their treatment in one visit. “I always take the extra time and effort to provide the best quality dentistry possible. Whether it’s a simple cleaning or full-mouth rehabilitation, I [won’t] settle for anything less than perfection,” Dr. Bui says.

Putting Young Patients at Ease

The walls are decorated with Dr. Bui’s artwork. “My patients always seem to enjoy the art on the walls…it’s something that makes our office a little bit unique,” he says.

The practice offers the most state-of-the-art dental treatments, ranging from professional whitening to porcelain veneers to dental implant restorations. Dr. Bui and his team maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to remain current with cutting-edge trends in cosmetic dentistry “We have a great team here,” Dr. Bui says. “Patients often compliment me on how friendly and knowledgeable the staff is.” 

The practice provides an array of both general and cosmetic dental treatments including veneers, dental implants, bonding and reshaping, crowns and bridges, oral surgery, composite fillings and appliances.

When working with his youngest patients, Dr. Bui takes the time to explain everything in an age-appropriate way so that children don’t have to fear coming to the dentist’s office as they get older.

“I like to rely on the classic technique of tell, show, do…I take the time to tell kids what I’m about to do, show them the dental tools and explain exactly how we’re going to use them,” he says.

Going Above and Beyond for Patients

A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the New Jersey Dental Association, Dr. Bui graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his DMD degree at UMDNJ, now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and his general practice residency at Overlook Hospital. He’s been named a Top Dentist by New Jersey Monthly magazine.

“I named our practice ‘transcendental’ because the meaning of the word ‘transcend’ is to go above and beyond…and that’s exactly what we try to do for our patients,” he says. “We make it our goal to exceed patients’ expectations from the moment they first walk into our office, all throughout their treatment and the care they receive afterwards.”

1373 Broad St., Ste. 311, Clifton; 973-458-9899; transcendentalsmiles.com


Tri-County Orthopedics

Andrew A. Willis, MD

Dr. Andrew A. Willis combines advanced training with an ability to put children at ease as he provides compassionate, effective care at Tri-County Orthopedics. A sports medicine surgeon, he specializes in athletic injuries and disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and hand. He’s among a select group of physicians who are triple-board certified in orthopedics, sports medicine and hand and elbow surgery. 

Minimally-Invasive Care for Sports Injuries

“My goal is to manage sports-related injuries in a noninvasive way whenever possible, and to safely allow an injury to heal while minimizing the time away from a patient’s favorite sport or activity,” he says.  

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Willis specializes in advanced arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery, ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures, as well as fracture and tendon repair. “We take a multi-specialty approach that may include physical or occupational therapy or brace specialists to get patients safely and effectively back to their sports and daily routines,” he adds.  

Treating Young Athletes

A partner at Tri-County Orthopedics, Dr. Willis is the service chief for arthroscopy and sports medicine at Morristown Medical Center and a member of the sports medicine fellowship teaching faculty at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. He’s a team physician for the NY Jets, Drew University and The Delbarton School.

“My experience working with high school, college and professional teams means I can offer my young patients a very high level of care,” he says. 

Dr. Willis received his MD from Columbia University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center. 

He completed a fellowship in hand, elbow and upper extremity surgery at the Mayo Clinic and a second fellowship in shoulder, knee and sports medicine surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he trained under the team doctors for the New York Giants and New York Mets.

Putting Children and Parents at Ease

Dr. Willis has been chosen as one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs for the past three years, and has also been honored three times as one of America’s Top Orthopedists by the Consumers Research Council of America. He’s a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

Dr. Willis is the author of numerous peer-reviewed original research articles, as well as book chapters on sports medicine topics ranging from ACL and meniscal injuries in adolescents to Tommy John surgery in throwing athletes. 

His research in the field of shoulder surgery has been recognized and honored both nationally and internationally by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society.

“It’s satisfying to see the joy on a patient’s face when they return to their favorite sport, and gratifying to help alleviate the stress and anxiety surrounding these injuries for the patient’s family,” he says. “I love being able to experience a patient’s joy when they’re able to resume their sports and activities, as well as [know] that I’ve helped eliminate a fellow parent’s anxiety and fear about their child’s care.”

197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls; 973-538-2334; tri-countyortho.com


Caggiano Orthodontics

David Caggiano, MS, DMD

Dr. David Caggiano blends his education in biomedical engineering with extensive orthodontic training and state-of-the-art equipment to create innovative orthodontic solutions for his patients.

His team is committed to being at the forefront of technology and the latest orthodontic techniques. 

 “Watching our patients transform from insecure and shy to confident and outgoing during their treatment is the reason we come to work every day,” says the father of two. “I have an amazing team and we work hard to be as good as we are.” 

Comfortable, Efficient Treatments   

Dr. Caggiano was one of the first orthodontists in the state to use digital impression scanners and 3-D printers. The practice can provide a completely impression-free treatment that eliminates goopy molds and discomfort. 

The office uses high-quality self-ligating braces and indirect bonding to allow for fewer appointments, shorter treatment time and superior results.

“Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and patients are always complimenting us on how thorough our exam process is,” he says.

Affordable Orthodontic Care for Families

Dr. Caggiano is one of the area’s leading Invisalign providers for teenagers and adults. The team is passionate about making orthodontic care affordable for families. 

The practice receives rave reviews for its Caggiano Smile Assessment, which includes a complimentary exam, treatment plan recommendation, digital X-rays and consultation for all new patients.

The Caggiano Smile Warranty ensures that patients can return any time for affordable follow-up care.

316 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany 
973-887-8780
MorrisCountyBraces.com


Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Michael Lateiner, DMD

Known as Dr. Mike, board-certified  ‌pediatric dentist Dr. Michael Lateiner provides pain-free, state-of-the-art oral care to infants, children, adolescents and children with special needs.  

The Newton-Sparta office features an amazing jungle theme, and Kidz World, the newest location, has a Traveling Around the World motif. Both offices offer comprehensive care, as well as kid-friendly TV shows and tablet games to keep visits fun and exciting for patients.

PROVIDING PATIENTS WITH A FUN, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

“We try to keep everything fresh and new to provide kids with a fun, positive experience each time they come to visit,” says the father of two, who calls himself
“a big kid.”  

“My patients have taught me to take my time and go with the flow. With kids, they really dictate how your day is going to go,” says Dr. Lateiner. He’s happiest when a once-fearful patient leaves with a smile.  

Dr. Lateiner practices alongside pediatric dentists Drs. Bernadette Lapena and Jennie Young-Eun Lee and orthodontists Drs. Bernard Barrish, Kevin Lehnes, Jordan Lissauer and Mark Bogdan.

COMFORTABLE AND PAINLESS VISITS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

His high-tech offices are both completely paperless and treat patients using the latest technology, including digital X-rays and digital impressions, to keep visits comfortable and painless for kids.

Dr. Lateiner graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his DMD degree from UMDNJ with a specialty in pediatric dentistry and MS degree in dentistry. He serves on the staff at Morristown Medical Center, where he teaches dental residents. 

“There’s nothing more rewarding than when patients who were once apprehensive about dental visits tell us how much they love coming to see us,” he says.

218 Ridgedale Ave., Ste. 203, Cedar Knolls • 973-585-6756 • kidzworlddental.com

Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics • 11 Lawrence Rd., Ste. E., Newton • 973-300-0002 • drmikedmd.com


Newman Orthodontics

Richard A. Newman, DMD

Dr. Richard Newman’s practice carries on a 50-year family tradition of proactive and patient-focused care. 

With an emphasis on long-term results, the board-certified orthodontist and his team treat patients in an inviting, friendly atmosphere. 

Dr. Newman has extensive clinical experience in treating both children and adults. His practice continues to improve with cutting-edge dental technology and innovation.            

BEAUTIFUL SMILES FOR GENERATIONS OF PATIENTS

“Our practice has a long-standing history of providing excellent dental care, and we pride ourselves on creating a lifetime of beautiful smiles for generations of patients,” says the father of three.

An Invisalign Gold Provider, Dr. Newman combines advanced training in craniofacial and surgical orthodontics with cutting-edge techniques tailored to each patient’s needs. He serves as chief orthodontist at the NJ Institute of Craniofacial Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center, where he volunteers his time providing care for patients with cleft lip and palate issues.

 A graduate of Rutgers Dental School, Dr. Newman received his specialty training at Columbia University. 

He’s a past president of the Essex County Dental Society and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.             

GIVING BACK

Dr. Newman is passionate about giving back to the community and educating families about dental care. He serves as a chairman of Children’s Dental Health Month and regularly speaks at local schools about the importance of oral hygiene. Dr. Newman also serves as chairman of the alumni interviewing committee for the University of Pennsylvania. 

“We love building lifelong relationships with children and their families,” he says.

395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange •  973-731-5855
431 State Rte. 10, Randolph  •  973-366-6804 • newmanortho.com


Sparkles Dentistry for Children

Natasha Mathias, DMD

Dr. Natasha Mathias and the Sparkles Dentistry team believe that going to the dentist can be fun. Known as Dr. Sparkles, she designed her practice to be a dental home for kids that’s safe, fun and, most importantly, pain free!

Fostering Healthy Habits

Strong believers in prevention, the team educates parents on the importance of positive habits, and helps patients stop associating dentistry with fear. She asks parents not to share their negative dental experiences or mention drills or needles.

 “We’re not here just to fix cavities…we’re here to build relationships and help foster healthy habits,” Dr. Mathias says. “We get to know our patients and customize every visit, from treatment to the prizes they receive as positive reinforcement.” 

Delivering Comprehensive Care

 Dr. Mathias addresses functional and developmental issues, such as sleep, swallowing, chewing and speech. Her team includes a board-certified anesthesiologist to offer in-office sedation, an orthodontist specializing in early-intervention orthodontics, an oral myologist and speech and feeding therapists to provide comprehensive care. She routinely diagnoses and treats tongue ties, which can cause issues ranging from improper sleep to teeth grinding.

“We go beyond routine dental care to address developmental issues that may otherwise go undetected,” she says.

Dr. Mathias received a bachelor’s dental degree in India, and DMD and specialty certificate from Rutgers School of Dentistry, where she was trained in growth and development, orthodontics and treating special needs patients. 

“Most children associate the dentist with pain and drills…but parents tell me their kids can’t wait for their next visit,” Dr. Mathias says.

76 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair • 973-744-3127 • sparklesdentistry.com


Loew Orthodontics

Darren Loew, DDS • Niyati Patel-Parekh, DMD

Drs. Darren Loew and Niyati Patel-Parekh provide exceptional, customized care using cutting-edge technology in a friendly environment where patients quickly become family. Kids love the iPads in the waiting room and participating in contests to win prizes. “I have the best job in the world,” says Dr. Loew, a father of four. “I get to do something I love and make people smile every day.”

When they’re not creating beautiful smiles, the team is giving to charitable organizations and sponsoring events within the community. They have experience treating patients of all ages and sensitivities, including those with special needs.

“I’m so fortunate to work in a profession that creates a happy face and a smile that you can’t wait to tell your friends about,” says Dr. Patel, the mother of a two-year-old son.

The team turns a visit to the orthodontist into something you’ll look forward to. They produce a fun and unique experience with serious results.

4 Walter Foran Blvd., Ste. 205, Flemington • 1465 Hwy. 31 S., 4th Floor, Clinton • 908-751-1633 • loeworthodontics.com

From left to right: Darren E. Loew, DDS, Niyati Patel-Parekh, DMD

 

Plaza Family Care

Patrick Caruso, MD • Jim Chang, MD • Adam Dick, MD • Melissa Libert, DO • Unnati Tailor, DO • Lillian Theune, DO • Kristen Walsh, MD

The doctors at Plaza Family Care in Hackettstown and Chester are available 24/7 and 365 days a year. 

They specialize in internal medicine, pediatrics and gastroenterology. Pediatrics is open for emergency visits on weekdays as well as four nights a week, every weekend and most holidays. 

Plaza Family Care’s board-certified pediatricians and internists provide general medical care for infants, children, adolescents and adults. 

The practice also offers subspecialty services in gastroenterology, provides minor surgical procedures and pulmonary function testing.

Its award-winning violence-prevention program, Stand Up for Children, is unique in the area. Log onto pfcmd.com for more information.  

Find out why Plaza Family Care has been trusted by families like yours since 1973.

657 Willow Grove St., Ste. 401, Hackettstown • 245 Main St., Ste. 300 and 302, Chester • 908-850-7800 • pfcmd.com

From left to right (standing): Unnati Tailor, DO, Patrick Caruso, MD, Adam Dick, MD, Jim Chang, MD, Kristen Walsh, MD, (sitting) Melissa Libert, DO, Lillian  Theune, DO


Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A.

Tenafly Pediatrics has provided the highest quality of pediatric health care for more than 40 years. “Parents are grateful for the accessibility they have to their doctor,” explains Dr. David Wisotsky, the Medical Director of the practice. “We recently added a ‘walk-in hour’ at 8:30 am at each office for sick visits on weekdays. We also have evening check-ups available on weekends for sick visits. We have offices open 365 days a year.”

Tenafly Pediatrics opened its Hoboken office in March of this year. The practice now has seven office locations and 28 physicians.

“We encourage patients to review our physicians’ educational backgrounds; they come from the best programs in the country,”

Wisotsky explains. “Our patients select their primary doctor and office so they know they're getting personalized care.” Tenafly Pediatrics schedules “meet and greet” visits and monthly evening group meetings for patients who’d like to talk to a doctor before making a decision. Wisotsky explains, “This is just another example of us seeing the need to be accessible for our patients.”  

32 Franklin St., Tenafly • 201-569-2400    
1135 Broad St., Clifton • 973-471-8600   
301 Bridge Plaza N., Fort Lee • 201-592-8787
350 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland • 201-651-0404     
26 Park Pl., Paramus • 201-262-1140    
74 Pascack Rd., Park Ridge • 201-326-7120 •  tenaflypediatrics.com

 
 
 

 

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