Born And Raised in New Jersey
Growing up to Italian immigrant parents, family was a very important value I learned at an early age. I remember, whenever someone came to my house, whether they were related or not, my parents opened our house and treated everyone like family. From food to entertainment to advice, it was great environment to be in. I continued those values into my practice, and I truly value the idea that I treat my patients like family. Families stick around forever, and support you in good and bad times. Periodontal treatment is not a single event visit to the Dentist. It usually requires a long term relationship that does not disappear. Just like family, periodontal treatment and maintenance sticks with you and a periodontist is there to help you in mostly good times, but especially when you have issues you need addressed.
My extensive training has given me the opportunity to give my patients just that kind is support. I received my BA in biology from Rutgers University where I graduated summa cum lade from the Honors College. I then went on to gain my dental degree from UMDNJ in Newark, NJ. I continued my periodontal residency there, where I was appointed chief resident and was awarded the Michael J Deasy distinguished scholar award. I am a board certified periodontist, and a certified LANAP clinician.
I offer my patients the most up to date and advanced periodontal treatments that are minimally invasive. I believe knowledge is power, and as people, we never stop learning. I make sure to keep up to date with the newest advancements in the field of periodontics, and have published articles from my learning experiences in the field.
More importantly, I believe sharing your knowledge with others is a gift that is priceless. I have served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers School
Of Dental Medicine, and am currently on staff attending at Morristown Medical Center teaching and mentoring Dental students and residents in the field of Periodontics.
As a resident of Livingston, NJ, I enjoy being part of the community as a member of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club. When I am not in the office, I enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures. I am an avid artist, and have produced many mosaic pieces in my hometown of Vineland, NJ. Of course, I spend as much time as possible with my family! I hope my family values I learned growing up translate into the goal of patient care I envision for my patients. I look forward to adding to my patient family and look forward to offering the best treatments in Periodontics and dental implants.