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Our Staff

Dr. Michael M. Moawad (Dr. Mike)

Upon graduating from high school Dr. Mike received a citation from the office of the governor of New Jersey for his academic performance. He then attended Wagner College in Staten Island, NY on a merit scholarship where he received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with a minor in art. He graduated magna cum laude and received the prestigious Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement award.  Dr. Mike completed post graduated level training in chemistry and was awarded membership to the American Chemical Society. Having a passion for science he worked as a research and development chemist in Colgate-Palmolive through his education as a part of a lengthy internship.

Dr. Mike was then accepted to multiple dental schools but chose to attend UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, where he completed his doctorate in Dental Medicine. He was the secretary of the class and an active member in the student government. He was involved in many programs that educated Newark public school children about the importance of oral care and health, and provided free dental care to them through Give Kids a Smile® program.

Wanting to advance his dental education Dr. Mike completed an optional year of residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch NJ. He worked and trained with many specialists including; Oral surgeons, endodontists (root canal specialists), prosthodontist, oral maxillofacial pain specialist, pediatric dentists, orthodontist and cosmetic dentists. He is a certified provider of invisalign™; an innovative form of orthodontics involving nearly invisible aligners. He has a sedation permit from the New Jersey Board of Dentistry that he received after completing a rigorous sedation curriculum. He has completed the Botox® course provided by the Jersey Shore Medical center, one of three programs approved by the Board of dentistry. He then completed many associate positions where he gained more experience and confidence.

Dr. Mike combines the fundamental practice of dentistry with the newest improvements offered today. He stays current to new advancements by being a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also an active member of his church and community where he tutors high school children chemistry and math. He is also involved in Coptic medical Association of North America, an association of medical doctors and dentists that provide free care to the poor of many third world countries like Bolivia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Kenneth L. Goldberg, D.M.D.

 Dr. Goldberg has been proudly serving the  Cliffside Park and Edgewater area for over 30 years. He is an active member of the PEARL Network, -https://web.emmes.com/study/pearl/index.htm)

 Which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- a Federal Government Agency -- to conduct cutting edge dental research in private dental offices.

Dr. Goldberg was the principal investigator of the PEARL Network's study on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) and has served on the PEARL Executive Committee for three years.

He has also conducted studies sponsored by pharmaceutical and dental product companies, in such areas as tooth hypersensitivity, dry mouth, tooth whitening, chewable oral contraceptives, experimental dentifrices and nicotine mouth strips for smoking cessation.

He has been invited to make presentations at the NIH, the Chicago Midwinter Dental Conference and was a featured speaker at the American Dental Association's conference on Evidenced-Based Dentistry. In September 2008, Dr. Goldberg's presentation appeared  in the JOURNAL OF EVIDENCED-BASED DENTAL PRACTICE.


       

Meet our staff.

Your comfort and dental health is our primary concern.  Each member of our staff has many years of experience and has special skills in managing and treating our patients with exceptional care. ealth is our primary concern.  Each member of our staff has many years of experience and has special skills in managing and treating our patients with exceptional care.  Our goal is to provide state of the art dentistry in a clean and comfortable environment. We stay apprised of the most current technology and advances in dentistry by regularly attending seminars and continuing education courses. 
Administration

Donna,
Office Manager\Treatment  Coordinator
Donna has more than 16 years of experience in the management of dental practices. She is an expert in the administration and coordination of dental insurance and will maximize your dental benefits. Donna is always available to address your dental treatment plans and manage your financial concerns. In her free time she enjoys the theater and the fine arts.
 

Fran, B.A, Scheduling\Insurance Coordinator
Fran has been working in various aspects of health care for over 15 years.
A native New Jerseyan, she graduated from Felician College and raised 3 children. In her free time, she and her family are avid sports fans and participants.
You can find Fran at our front desk. She is always available to assist in scheduling and help with insurance concerns.

Registered Dental Hygienists --RDH

Roma, RDH
Roma has been working for Dr. Goldberg as a hygienist  for over 25 years. She received her training at Bergen County Community College. Roma participates with the Bergen County Dental Hygiene Association. She is married with two sons. In her spare time she loves to garden.
 

Nadia Barr, RDH 

Nadia is a registered dental hygienist with over 15 years of experience in excellent patient care. She has been working with Dr. Goldberg for 8 years. She is professional and has a caring, friendly demeanor. She is a mother of two and enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. 

Rosanna Vargas, RDH

Rosanna is a registered dental hygienist who is passionate about excellent dental care. She has been working with Dr. Goldberg for over 4 years. She is very friendly and gentle. She is a mother of twins toddlers and enjoys spending time with family.

   


       

Registered Clinical Assistant



Laura Arana, RDA,CDA,
You can find Laura in one of our treatment rooms working side by side with Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Hughes. Laura graduated form Columbia School of Dental Assisting and has 15 years of experience in the field. When not in the office, Laura is a active mom of 3 school age children. She enjoys baking and sculpting in her free time. 

   

    

    Your comfort and dental health is our primary concern. Each member of our staff has many years of experience and has special skills in managing and treating our patients with exceptional care. Our goal is to provide state of the art dentistry in a clean and comfortable environment. We stay apprised of the most current technology and advances in dentistry by regularly attending seminars and continuing education courses.

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