Bergen Mama’s ‘Best Of’ Guide: Doctors and Dentists

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You voted, we listened. Bergen Mama's first 'Best Of' guide is here! With the help our our loyal and trusty readers, we rounded up some of Bergen County's best in the categories of doctors and dental health. Think of this list as that go-to Bergen friend who seems to always be able to recommend someone when the need arises. While there are so many amazing doctors in the medical field who reside in Bergen, this parent-approved-slash-suggested list does the leg work for you, so all you need to do is pick up the phone and call. 



Top 10 Pediatricians

Dr. Geeta Kumar, Bridge Pediatrics The core of Bridge Pediatrics' treatment philosophy is to take into account a child's physical and psychological wellness, treating each child and family with compassion and respectfully, and as a whole. "Dr. Kumar at Bridge Pediatrics in Fort Lee is thorough, knowledgeable and friendly too! We love her" -- Brittany Guerin 

2175 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201-585-7337


Dr. Rabinowitz and Dr. Rodriguez, Madison Avenue Pediatrics At Madison Avenue Pediatrics, families can expect thorough care from Dr. Rabinowitz and Dr. Rodriguez, without ever feeling rushed through appointments. Both award-winning pediatricians were recognized by Bergen Mama readers for their pleasant experiences at every visit.

22 Madison Ave., Paramus, 201-291-9797


Dr. Mondana Yazdi, Wyckoff Pediatrics Dr. Yazdi, an award-winning pediatrician, believes practicing medicine should include getting to know each patient and their family on a personal level. Wyckoff Pediatrics treats newborns to young adults in everything from health and growth to managing behavioral concerns. "Dr. Yazdi has been with me and my kids since the very start, we love her" -- Adriana Ferreira-Meyers

219 Everett Ave., Wyckoff, 201-891-4777


Dr. Alissa Zenack, Top Notch Pediatrics This private practice, started by Dr. Zenack, offers families a more personalized approach to care, with Dr. Zenack working around the clock to serve her patients. "Dr. Zenack is very knowledgeable and has awesome bed manners" -- Andreea Glenney

899 Main St., Hackensack, 210-820-4600


Dr. Michelle Mayer, Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics Dr. Mayer offers an individual approach to working with her patients, and believes involving the whole family in patient care offers the highest success rate in physical and emotional well-being. From offering successful solutions for weight concerns to helping families deal with behavioral problems at school, Dr. Mayer provides an understanding and affable approach to treatment.

135 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201-391-2020


Dr. Lawrence Rosen, Whole Child Center Beloved by his patients, Dr. Rosen's practice provides integrative, inclusive and sustainable healthcare for kids of all ages. Dr. Rosen focuses on natural solutions for common illnesses, as well as treating the whole child in mind, body and spirit using integrative practices.

690 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201-634-1600


Dr. Fallon and Dr. Munteanu, Broadway Pediatric Associates From preschool to grad school and everyone in between, the team at Broadway Pediatric Associates is available to patients 365 days a year. Their growth as a practice has led them to becoming certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home. "[I recommend] Dr. Fallon and Dr. Munteanu 1000xs over!" -- Nicole Iasiello

336 Center Ave., Westwood, 201-664-7444


Tenafly Pediatrics With seven convenient locations around Bergen County, Tenafly Pediatrics is open daily to best serve patients' needs for sick and well visits. Special shoutout from our readers to Dr. Gail Schewitz in Teaneck, Dr. Darren Saks in Park Ridge and Dr. Joanne Aranoff in Fort Lee. "They all take their time seeing you, listening and give the best care and advice" -- Maria Catano

Locations in Tenafly, Fort Lee, Paramus, Oakland, Park Ridge, Teaneck, Closter


Dr. Christopher Weiss, Washington Avenue Pediatrics Often recognized as one of NJ's top doctors, Dr. Weiss focuses on providing patients with a calming, caring and compassionate experience at the practice, no matter the reason. He is known to take his time with each patient, making the family feel heard and understood while providing thorough information. Weiss and the other physicians at Washington Avenue Pediatrics aim to provide exceptional care for all families.

95 North Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201-384-0300


Dr. Dorina Halifman, Glen Rock Pediatrics For many kids, consistency is key when visiting a doctor's office, and feeling comfortable with the same doctor will help ease many worries. Dr. Halifman is the sole physician at Glen Rock Pediatrics, making anxious children feel comfortable with her familiar and friendly face at each visit. The atmosphere and décor, with kid-friendly themed designs, provides patients with a personal and warm experience.

385 South Maple Ave., Glen Rock, 201-857-3111 


Top 5 Primary Care Physicians

The Park Medical Group As part of the Englewood Health Physician Network, the doctors at The Park Medical Group offer services for everything from family medicine to internal medicine, putting patients health and wellness first. "All the doctors there are great, plus they have offices in multiple locations in different towns" -- Suzanne Hartmann-Gonzalez.

Five locations across Bergen County


Dr. Danuta Stankiewicz, Valley Medical Group Family Practice The whole family can visit Dr. Stankiewicz, who treats patients of all ages for everything from preventative care and physicals to injuries and illness. Dr. Stankiewicz believes in the importance of getting to know each patient physically and emotionally, in order to treat patients in the most caring and thorough way. 

50 Essex St., Rochelle Park, 201-843-3152


Dr. Diane C. Schwartz, Old Tappan Medical Group Recognized as a leading doctor in internal medicine, Dr. Schwartz works closely with her patients on everything from routine physicals to treating illness, developing a relationship with each patient in order to best manage their health care. Dr. Schwartz is known for her patience and kindness, allowing each patient to feel heard and and confident in her care.

645 Westwood Ave., River Vale, 201-666-1000


Dr. Christine Healy, Leonia Medical Associates At Leonia Medical Associates, Dr. Healy works with patients of all ages, with a particular interest in Women's Health and Geriatrics. As a family practice, the whole crew can visit Leonia Medical Associates for regular and preventative care. "We love Dr. Christine Healy at Leonia Medical!" -- Maria Castano

25 Rockwood Pl., Englewood, 201-568-3335


Dr. Lynn Corrigan, Park Ridge Medical For patients searching for a doctor that doesn't rush through appointments and makes sure to answer all of your concerns, Dr. Lynn Corrigan takes her time to listen and respond to all of her patients questions thoroughly. Dr. Corrigan holds Board Certifications in the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine.

Associated with Valley Medical Group, 70 Park Ave., Park Ridge, 201-930-0900



Top 5 OB-GYNs

Dr. Fred Rezvani, Health Care 2000 OBGYN and Family Dr. Rezvani's calm demeanor and expert care during pregnancy have helped him develop an almost cult-like following from Bergen Mamas, who rave about his exceptional patient care, particularly for high-risk pregnancies. "He is the absolute best, I have two healthy 12-year-olds thanks to what an amazing doctor he is" -- Christine Bamagnano Preston

119 Prospect St., Ridgewood Associated with Valley Hospital, 201-444-1600


Dr. Amy Gerhardt, All Generations Women's Care Having recently opened her own practice in Westwood, Dr. Gerhardt's patients were relieved to be able to follow her to her new location. At All Generations Women's Care, Dr. Gerhardt's priority is providing women with a comfortable, inclusive and welcoming experience, while providing top-notch care. She is known for listening to her patients of all ages with compassion and warmth. "A vote for Dr. Gerhardt! She is amazing!" -- Samatha Perro

333 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, 201-497-0175


Dr. Rebecca Eddinger, Valley Medical Group Providing a positive and trusting experience at each appointment, Dr. Eddinger helps her patients feel calm and reassured. "Could not do without her! She is kind, has a gentle nature that she exudes to her patients which helps us too. Got through my first pregnancy with her!" -- @orangeaud

550 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood, 201-444-4040


Dr. Belle Wang, Ob/Gyn Associates of Bergen County With a specialty in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Wang's thorough, kind and compassionate way of care allows patients to feel comfortable during what can be a stressful, yet exciting, time. Dr. Wang takes her time with each patient in order to provide a pleasant and reassuring experience. 

466 Old Hook Rd., Emerson, 201-391-5443


Dr. Tracy, Scheller, Englewood Health As the medical director of the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Health, Dr. Scheller's primary focus areas include gynecology and integrative medicine. Her extensive expertise in women's health combined with her compassion and caring for each patient makes her a top choice for women in Bergen County.

350 Engle St., Englewood, 201-731-3178



Top 10 Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Mrunal Parmar, The Smile Stop "Dr. P" excels in getting to know each patient on a personal level, so he is able to immediately make kids feel comfortable and less anxious (even when having cavities, or sugar bugs as he calls them, filled!). Stickers, prizes, a friendly staff and ceiling TVs in the office additionally make for a happy experience.

139A Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201-391-8516


Dr. Eytan Chen, Growing Smiles The bright, cheerful colors at Growing Smiles make for a very kid-friendly experience, matching the warm demeanor of Dr. Chen. Along with Dr. Soo Yoo, Growing Smiles provides all types of dental care for toddlers through teens. "A vote for Dr. Eytan, he's great with kids!" -- Rachel Fassler Fischler

105 North Dean St., Englewood, 201-608-5114


Dr. Eli Rachlin, Chestnut Ridge Pediatric Dental Known to his patients ast "Dr. Eli," Dr. Rachlin is the one to visit if your child has a fear of visiting the dentist. His calming, gentle and fun approach to providing pediatric dental care will quickly ease any anxieties in his kid-friendly, state of the art practice.

595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201-391-4441


Dr. Aura Caldera, Valley Smiles Dr. Caldera's state-of-the-art facility allows her to provide technologically advanced dental care to her patients. Her Smile for a Smile initiative, which has helped provide oral health care to more than 10,000 families around the world, reflects Dr. Caldera's caring demeanor for all of her patients. "Dr. Aura Caldera is the BEST of the BEST" -- Lynn Applin

470 North Franklin Tpke., Ramsey, 201-746-4626


Dr. Tal Lebel, Haworth Dental Providing pediatric and adult care, this family practice offers services from cleanings to crowns. Dr. Lebel's love of dentistry shines so bright, he has served as a consultant for motion pictures as well as the US Olympic Team. Using the latest technology in their modern, clean office, Haworth Dental is a one-stop-oral-health-shop for your kids -- and you!

141 Terrace St., Haworth, 201-384-1717


Dr. Eyal Simchi, Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry A bright office, kid-friendly decor and love of working with children is what you can expect to find at Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Simchi constantly has his finger on the pulse of the ever-changing industry, providing innovative care to his patients.  "Dr. Simchi is the absolute best pediatric dentist. Caring, compassionate, patient, gentle–I can't sing his praises enough! He is truly a blessing" -- Cassie Gould

301 Riverfront Blvd., Elmwood Park, 201-880-8130


Dr. Yael Kryzman, Palisades Dental Care Dr. Kryzman believes going to the dentist should not be a dreaded experience, and provides top-notch care to prove that. With a friendly staff, top-of-the-line equipment and warm yet modern office feel, patients will enter and leave feeling comfortable, no matter the reason for the visit.

47 East Madison Ave., Dumont, 201-397-6895


Dr. Rosalie Nguyen, Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Nguyen at Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry prides herself on providing inclusive and innovative care to all patients, particularly those with special needs. From games in the waiting area to themed rooms and a friendly staff, kids will feel comfortable visiting the dentist again. "Dr. Rose and her entire team are excellent" -- Josephine Maceri

725 River Rd., Edgewater, 201-205-2660


Dr. Jenny Lorenzo, Caring Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Lorenzo, aka "Dr. Jenny," opened Caring Smiles in order to provide individualized and personal care for every patient, treating each child as if they were her own. She is regularly keeping up with the latest dental advancements in order to provide optimal patient care. "Absolutely phenomenal pediatric dentist. Google her 5.0 stars on all her reviews!" -- Melly Mel

30 Ames Ave., Rutherford, 201-508-0102


Dr. Preeti Gupta, Sparkle Kids Dentistry Dr. Gupta is a highly skilled and trained pediatric dentist, whose goal it is to make visiting the dentist a positive experience for everyone. She works closely with all patients and their families, including those with special needs, to provide cutting edge care in a calm environment.

15-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, 201-475-1600


Top 10 Orthodontist

Golub Orthodontics This family-owned practice provides high-quality orthodontic care, treating each patient as part of their family. They never rush through appointments, ensuring patients feel comfortable with their treatment plans, outcomes and orthodontic care. Dr. Jon Golub and Dr. Michael Golub additionally dedicate time to their passion project, traveling to impoverished countries around the world to provide access to dental care.

2185 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201-944-9208 


Dr. Ilya Lipkin Orthodontics Looking for something to really smile about? Dr. Lipkin, an award-winning orthodontist, believes in giving his patience the confidence to smile big, which he achieves through his knowledgeable, high-tech, personalized treatment plans. Dr. Lipkin, along with his friendly staff, always makes himself available to his patients, so you can have any questions or concerns answered night and day. 

345 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, 201-666-4646


Dr. Natalie Capan, Capan Orthodontics Using the most advanced technology available in the orthodontic world, Dr. Capan helps her patients young and old achieve beautiful smiles in a comfortable space. This Bergen County native is on the pulse of the latest and greatest available orthodontic treatements, so every patient can be assured they're receiving the best care for their smiles.

580 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-569-9055


Dr. Sheila Bahadori, Ramsey Orthodontics at Valley Dental Group As part of Valley Dental Group, Dr. Bahadori, an orthodontic specialist, treats each patient with individualized care rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Bahadori uses advanced technology as part of her treatment plan for both kids and adults, so you can spend less time at the office, and more time smiling.

545 Island Rd., Ramsey, 201-597-4567 


Dr. Russell Sandman, Bergen Orthodontics Dr. Sandman at Bergen Orthodontics treats a wide variety of dental issues, from crowding to crossbite, for kids and adults. Dr. Sandman's continuing education in the field allows him to provide the most advanced orthodontic care for his patients. At Bergen Orthodontics, patients can expect a friendly and welcoming environment, so your orthodontic visit never needs to be something unenjoyable. Plus, with virtual screenings available, you can get care from the comfort of your home.

500 Piermont Rd., Closter, 201-768-4121


Dr. Michael Perillo, Perillo Orthodontics Dr. Perillo doesn't just want to give you straighter teeth, he wants to improve your quality of life by providing patients with top-notch care to build confidence in your self-image. Using cutting-edge technology, Dr. Perillo is able to treat common problems to more complex cases, always working with patients so they can feel comfortable in their treatment options.

202-C LaSalle Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201-727-0988


Dr. Don Oh, Montvale Orthodontics Dr. Oh, a Board Certified Orthodonist, provides excellent care through his attention to detail and customized treatment plans for each patient. Montvale Orthodontics is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to efficiently treat patients with all types of concerns, while recognizing the importance of understanding a patient's face and growth for optimal results.

305 West Grand Ave., Montvale, 201-746-9910


Clemente Orthodontics With Bergen County offices in Woodcliff Lake and Ridgewood, this family-owned practice offers convenient solutions for a straighter, happier smile. As pioneers of the Invisalign treatment for straighter teeth, the Clemente family doctors are committed to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through advanced technology and the newest and most successful treatment options.

60 W Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-447-2888; 595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201-484-0600


Top 10 Dentists and Oral Surgeons for Adults

Dr. Jason Auerbach, Riverside Oral Surgery Known as the OG for bringing dentistry to the forefront of social media, Dr. Auerbach's following is unmatched in his field. His focus is often on complex procedures, providing a wide range of oral surgeries. "A true leader in his field. He's constantly providing value to not only his patients, with the most detail-oriented care and incredibly thoughtful staff, but to his followers. He is always there for advice to aspiring pre-dental students and dental students alike" -- @misty_blu

130 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge, 201-487-6565


Dr. Richard Bucher, Laser Dentistry of North Jersey Pain-free dentistry is possible at Laser Dentistry of North Jersey, where Dr. Bucher provides gentle, individualized care to patients of all ages. From general care to procedures using the most innovative laser technology, Dr. Bucher provides a wide range of dental care for families -- without discomfort.

9 Post Rd., Oakland, 201-425-1549


Dr. Patricia Desalvo, Desalvo Dental From teeth whitening to teeth cleaning and everything in between, Dr. Desalvo works with the patient -- rather than just on the patient -- to ensure you understand the work being done through her innovative computerized patient education system called GURU. "Highly recommend Desalvo Dental. I have been going to Dr. Desalvo since I was a teen. She has all state of the art equipment and a wonderful staff" -- Carla Raeann Berta-Can

105 N Dean St., Englewood, 201-244-7658


Dr. Samuel Mufson, Chestnut Ridge Dental Gentle-meets-dental work is the ultimate goal for Dr. Mufson, who knows the importance of a dentist-patient partnership. His thorough knowledge translates to a thorough patient experience. Dr. Mufson is always working to further educate himself through the communication with peers to provide patients an optimal visit every time. 

595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201-391-44466


Dr. Allen Ghorashi, Valley Dental Group Dr. Ghorashi is a leading expert on dental implant care, expanding his expertise in implant dentistry as well as general dentistry. Known to his patients as a trusted doctor who can do it all, he works with his patients to repair the teeth and mouth to a healthy state through expert oral surgery, state-of-the-art technology, and preventative care.

545 Island Rd., Ramsey, 201-597-4567


Dr. Robert Guller, Pascack Dental Arts At Pascack Dental Arts, Dr. Guller provides regular dental maintenance services with emergency care, so no matter the reason for visiting, he can help. His use of the most modern technology provides the whole family with a comfortable experience, while working with each patient to educate on preventative care and general dental health practices. Pascack Dental Arts provides everything from cosmetic dentistry to oral surgery.

21 S. Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201-391-5565


Dr. Robert Martini, Emerson Dental An industry leader, Dr. Martini puts patient experience as a top priority for each and every visit. He makes himself available to all of his patients when a question arises, and uses his advanced dental training to make each visit comfortable and successful. From routine dental care to cosmetic services, Dr. Martini will help you leave his office with a beautiful and healthy smile.

110 Kinderkamack Rd., Emerson, 201-620-9998


Dr. Dayna Cassandra, Dr. Dayna Cassandra Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Cassandra wants to help her patients smile more, one healthy mouth at a time. She does so by keeping up to date on the latest dental practices and advancements, always improving on her passion for advanced restorative dentistry. "I don't know how many people appreciate their dentist, I do big time and she deserves it. She's the most honest and compassionate dentist you'll ever meet" -- @purselove214

351 Evelyn St., Paramus, 201-350-7304


Dr. Chun Park, Oradell Dental Dr. Park at Oradell Dental is regularly educating himself on new treatment methods that can effectively and safely treat patients, to make the dental experience more enjoyable. Using top of the line technology, including laser treatments and digital scanners, Dr Park is able to provide a comfortable and efficient experience.

680 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201-262-4500


Bergen Oral Surgery Every Board Certified oral surgeon at Bergen Oral Surgery brings advanced training, top expertise and the latest technology to each visit, so patients can rest assured they're receiving the best dental care possible. Their state of the art offices in four convenient Bergen County locations provides convenience for comprehensive surgical dental care.

920 Main St., Hackensack, 201-343-8297; 260 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, 201-664-5656; 1200 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-444-4137; 794 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, 201-808-8700 

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