Our Annual Best Doctors in Bergen County Reader Poll: Pediatricians, Dentists and More!

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We asked. You answered! When your kids need medical care, whom do you choose? It's not always easy when seeking out the right doctor (as in pediatricians, dentists, allergists, psychologists and speech therapists) so thanks to you -- our savvy team of Bergen readers -- we've carefully selected the best from the rest. From pediatricians with the shortest waiting room times to orthodontists that will make you smile, here is the run-down on the very best doctors in town.


Best General Pediatric Practice: Tied – Tenafly Pediatrics (Multiple Locations; click here for contact information) and Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics (595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Suite 4, Woodcliff Lake, NJ; (201) 391-2020)

Top 3 Pediatricians:
  • Dr. Lynne Sugarman, M.D.Tenafly Pediatrics (32 Franklin St., Tenafly, NJ; (201) 569-2400) “Truly knows her patients and cares about each and every one of them. Always kind, caring and never rushes through the appointment. She explains everything she is doing and will answer all of your questions thoroughly so you leave with peace of mind."
  • Dr. Lawrence Rosen, M.D.Whole Child Center (690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 102; Oradell, NJ; (201) 634-1600) “Takes the time to listen and truly cares about the child’s overall well-being. Uses principles of holistic medicine and will try remedies with less side effects before jumping to more aggressive medicines but will be honest if your child needs it. The office and staff are wonderful and friendly plus they offer yoga, recipe shares, and various special events that proactively keep your child and the family healthy.”
  • Dr. Arnold Rabinowitz, M.D.Madison Avenue Pediatrics (22 Madison Ave., #301, Paramus, NJ; (201) 291-9797) “Great bedside manner and spends quality time with each of his patients. Attentive, kind and you can truly tell he loves what he does.”


Best Pediatric Dentist Practice: Kreiner Dental Pediatric and Family Dentistry and Orthodontics (45 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 100, Paramus, NJ; (201) 556-0006)

Top 3 Pediatric Dentists:

  • Dr. Daniel Cohen, D.D.S. (180 N. Dean St., Suite 1 North, Englewood, NJ; (201) 569-KIDS (5437)) “All around great with kids. Very patient, personable and his staff is always warm and friendly.”
  • Dr. Noushin Nasri-Ghajari, D.D.S (2175 Lemoine Ave #301, Fort Lee, NJ; (201) 302-9844) “The sweetest and most gentle dentist. She has the greatest disposition to care for children and her office is very kid friendly.”
  • Dr. Scott Peters, D.M.D (156 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ; (201) 529-9000) “Extremely patient and thorough and the entire staff is friendly and wonderful with kids of any age.”


Top 3 Pediatric Orthodontists:

  • Dr. Rachel Kreiner-Shamash, D.D.S. (45 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 100, Paramus, NJ; (201) 556-0006) “Kind, caring, energetic, and is great with kids. She helps make difficult tasks like getting braces a lot easier plus the office is kid-friendly and beautifully updated.”
  • Dr. Natalie Capan, D.M.D. (580 Sylvan Avenue Suite 1M, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; (201) 569-9055) “Phenomenal staff, very thorough and short wait times. She is very down to earth and knows how to appropriately handle kids at any age.”
  • Dr. Michael Clemente, D.M.D. (60 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ; (201) 447-2888) “Quick but thorough, very knowledgeable, and has a very gentle touch.”


  • Dr. Jennifer Sherman, D.O. – New Jersey Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.C. (82 E. Allendale Rd., Suite 7A & 7B, Saddle River, NJ; (201) 236-8282) “Has a calm and comforting bedside manner. The office is clean and there is always a short wait time. She is hands down an excellent diagnostician.”
  • Dr. Leonard Silverstein, M.D. - New Jersey Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.C. (82 E. Allendale Rd., Suite 7A & 7B, Saddle River, NJ; (201) 236-8282) “Has an amazing bedside manner which makes kids feel very comfortable. Never have to wait long to see him and he never rushes through the appointment.”
  • Dr. Neil Minikes, M.D. – Allergy & Asthma Center of Northern New Jersey (500 Piermont Rd., Closter, NJ; (201) 564-7777) “Very knowledgeable, an incredible bedside manner and the staff is always warm and inviting.”



  • Dr. Glen Bianchi, M.D. – Westwood Ophthalmology (300 Fairview Ave., #1, Westwood, NJ; (201) 666-4014) “Amazing and simply the best for kids. He has the patience of a saint and really knows how to handle kids.”
  • Dr. Carl Guterman, M.D. – Pediatric Eye Associates of Northern New Jersey (385 Prospect Ave., #3, Hackensack, NJ; (201) 342-5544) “Very thorough and super friendly. There is never a long wait time and the entire staff is wonderful.”
  • Dr. Keith Seidenberg, M.D. (600 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ; (201) 447-9101) “Wonderful bedside manner and truly great with kids.”



  • Jill Weynert Meredith BCBA - Englewood Center for Learning and Development, Inc. (96 Engle St., #2, Englewood, NJ; (201) 503-0995) “A miracle worker! She is compassionate, caring, intelligent and excellent with children with a range of disabilities. She knows how to effectively and positively reach kids to get the best outcome.”
  • Justin Paltrowitz M.D. (60 Grand Ave., #102, Englewood, NJ; (201) 608-1670) “Warm, empathetic and compassionate to all kids and parents.”
  • Christopher Henrici LCSW (317 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ; (201) 331-6776) “Extremely patient, thorough, supportive, caring and proactive.”


  • Lisa Koo – Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center (354 Old Hook Rd., Suite LL-1, Westwood, NJ; (201) 722-4700) “Absolutely fabulous. Extremely experienced, patient, caring and is amazing with kids.”
  • Barbara Schupak(10. N. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ; (201) 244-0844) “Top notch and a true partner with parents and educators. She makes kids feel comfortable and they have so much fun at her clinic, they don’t even realize the skills they are building.”
  • Diana Lara – Good Talking People (111 Glaway Place, Teaneck, NJ; (201) 837-8371) “Passionate, heartfelt and always so caring with kids. You can easily see that she loves what she does.”


  • Robyn Merkel Walsh (480 Bergen Blvd., Suite 3, Ridgefield, NJ; (201) 945-6200) “Always friendly, professional, on-time and super organized.”
  • Paula Korik (223 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, NJ; (201) 965-9695) “Very knowledgeable in her field and is great with kids as they feel comfortable with her and enjoy seeing her each time.”
  • Carla Fishbein (163 Engle St., Englewood, NJ; (201) 286-5138) “Friendly, knowledgeable, patient and does an incredible job to help fix any speech issue.”
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