Pediatric Dental Arts
Melissa Burruezo, DMD
Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Melissa Burruezo, who was the most nominated dentist in Central Jersey in 2015, believes dentistry is an art form—and her masterpiece is a child’s smile.
In practice for 16 years, she treats patients for preventive and restorative dentistry in a lighthearted, joyful atmosphere.
Dr. Burruezo alleviates patients’ fears while educating them about nutrition via a mini-science lab, which teaches children how sugar and bacteria cause cavities. “I want patients to take what they learn here into adulthood,” she says. She treats children of all ages, including those with special needs. An anesthesiologist is available when necessary.
Dr. Burruezo graduated from UMDNJ and completed her specialty training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is a Tri-County Trustee to the NJ Dental Association, on the Board of Health for Tewksbury Township, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists and member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, and New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
"She's always calming and reassuring to ease my girls' nerves and the office and staff make the visit enjoyable. They're always pleasant and the atmosphere is friendly." -Kevin, Bridgewater
"She devotes ample time to each patient, she's very competent professionally, courteous and has a helpful staff and a clean and well-decorated office." -Anna, Califon
"Dr. Burruezo and her staff really understand children. They make the trip to the dentist as fun as it could possibly be!" -Dominique, Bernardsville
"Dr. Buruezzo has been my son's dentist since he was a toddler. She's very good at handling children and her staff are all very nice." -Ben, Dunellen
"Dr. Melissa and her staff always provide a warm, inviting environment for my children. She is compassionate, understanding and very knowledgable. She takes time after every visit to explain procedures, results, exams and concerns." -Jennifer, Far Hills
"Dr. Melissa has been taking dental care for both my children for about 10 years now and has always been welcoming. She always takes time to discuss concerns and sometimes just to shoot the breeze about what their hobbies and interests are. She's extremely personable." -Terry, Bridgewater
"Dr. Melissa is terrific with kids of all ages. She provides excellent care while giving all of her attention to my children. She's always looking out for their best interest." -Jennifer, Far Hills
"Dr. Melissa is very patient and kind with the kids and takes her time with them. She really makes the kids and parents feel at ease when they are in the office. Dr. Melissa is the best!" -Christina, Hackettstown
"Dr. Melissa makes kids feel so comfortable, takes her time with each patient and treats them like they're her own. I love her office staff, too!" -Heather, Basking Ridge
"Dr. Melissa provides the highest level of pediatric dental care in a truly warm and supportive environment. All three of my children love having her as their dentist!" -Lisa, Califon
" She has extremely high standards and is up on all the latest health trends. She's very kind and has a great staff." -Jennifer, Long Valley
"She has a great staff, she's patient with difficult children, understanding and loving." -Alicia, Basking Ridge
She's a nurturing doctor and has a great staff. She's always available and gives exceptional dental care." -Julia, Basking Ridge
"She's always happy, very helpful, willing to answer any questions and gives you the time you need. The kids love her and that's the most important thing!" -Jaime, Branchburg
"She's an awesome dentist! She puts the the kids at ease and they look forward to seeing her! She's gentle and knowledgable! She knows how to handle difficult situations."-Ken, Bridgewater
"She's great at working with kids and helps them feel comfortable. She's also very thorough. I always feel confident that she remembers my son and his particular issues, and is keeping close track of his oral development. She also always knows the latest research on pediatric oral health. Also, her staff is warm and professional, and the office is set up to make kids comfortable. My son actually looks forward to his dental visits." -Noelani, Peapack
"She's kind, patient and understanding of children's needs at every stage of development. She's also patient with the parents, too!" -Ann, Branchburg
"She's the sweetest, kindest dentist any kid could have. She's very gentle with my kids and they love visiting her!" -Nancy, Far Hills
"She's always puts my child at ease. He loves going to the dentist and actually counts down the days on our calendar until our next appointment. He now brushes every morning and night so he won't get cavities as he would never want to disappoint his favorite, Dr. Melissa." -Ang, Bridgewater
Pediatric Dental Arts
This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.
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