Gentle Wisdom Teeth Surgery That Will Make You Smile
Most people need their wisdom teeth (third molars) removed by early adulthood. Even if they aren’t causing you any pain, impacted wisdom teeth often lead to further issues and infections. We know the idea of having any kind of surgery can be a cause of anxiety. Our compassionate oral surgeons at Simply Beautiful Smiles will put your surgery concerns quickly at ease. With options such as sedation dentistry available, your oral surgery will be as stress-free and painless as possible. We have over 25 locations sprinkled across Central and Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware, so finding an SBS practitioner close to home shouldn’t be difficult. We urge you to reach out to us with any questions or to schedule a consultation with our skilled oral surgeons today. You’re in excellent hands!
From Bone Grafting to Dental Implants,
We Do It All
While wisdom teeth extraction is necessary for many patients, it isn’t the only type of oral surgery we provide at Simply Beautiful Smiles. Our oral surgeons provide numerous surgical procedures, including:
Wisdom teeth removal is probably the most common – and necessary – form of oral surgery. If not addressed, impacted wisdom teeth often cause other issues such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) pain, dysfunction of the jaw, gum infections, and even cysts or tumors. Your mouth can fit 28 teeth comfortably, so when your wisdom teeth (third molars) come in last, it can create problems. Overcrowding and infections around impacted wisdom teeth can result in tooth decay and eventual bone loss. Wisdom teeth extraction is an outpatient procedure that usually takes less than two hours.
If you’re missing teeth, dental implants may be the restorative solution you’re seeking to deliver a healthy, beautiful smile for life. The American Dental Association endorses two forms of implants, endosteal implants, and subperiosteal implants, with both options providing strong, lasting results. Dental implants can restore your smile, chewing power, and confidence. Others won’t be able to tell you have them, and they can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
In some cases, a procedure known as a bone graft may be needed before dental implant surgery. We recommend this procedure when a patient’s jawbone is too thin or soft to support the implants. Bone grafting involves taking bone from a tissue bank or elsewhere in the body and adding it to your jawbone to promote bone regeneration. To ensure the success of your dental implants, our oral surgeons may address the need for a bone graft. However, it’s nothing to worry about, as it’s a standard procedure.
Oral surgery may be necessary to correct facial injuries, jaw misalignments, sleep apnea, diseased or impacted teeth, or cleft lip/cleft palate and other conditions caused by genetics. Whatever type of oral surgery you require, you can rest assured you’ll receive the individualized care and attention you deserve when you visit one of the surgeons in the Simply Beautiful Smiles network.
What to Expect Before and After an Oral Surgery at SBS
From your initial consultation to the follow-up care after your oral surgery, we’re committed to the highest standards in inpatient care. During your consultation, we’ll examine your x-rays and mouth. We’ll answer any questions about your upcoming procedure and discuss our available anesthesia options, which ensure your comfort during the surgery. We’ll provide you with detailed instructions to make your wisdom teeth recovery as pleasant as possible, including the best foods to eat after oral surgery. You’ll need to take it easy and avoid certain foods or physical activity after your surgery. Cold or hot compresses may alleviate pain and swelling. We may also prescribe antibiotics or pain medications. It will be important to keep your mouth clean, brushing, and rinsing carefully. You should be able to resume your normal diet and activities within a few days, but this will vary by patient and procedure.
Our Doctors and Specialists Will Take Excellent Care of You
There is nothing more important than the care our patients receive at Simply Beautiful Smiles. We only hire the best-of-the-best when it comes to oral surgeons and other specialists. Combined, our staff has hundreds of years’ worth of experience. Thanks to our willingness to complete training and education as the profession evolves, you can expect to receive state-of-the-art care at any of our 25+ locations. Please click on any of our doctors’ names below for a brief biography. We look forward to meeting you!
Contact Simply Beautiful Smiles with Oral Surgery Concerns
Has your dentist referred you to wisdom teeth surgery specialists? Simply Beautiful Smiles is equipped to handle most oral surgeries in our welcoming New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware practices. Don’t let oral surgery costs deter you from seeking the treatment you need. Our staff provides insurance benefit analysis to help you determine what’s covered. We also offer financing options to help offset out-of-pocket expenses for our patients. Please contact us to prepare for your upcoming oral surgery. We’re here to answer any questions to put your mind completely at ease.
Our Doctors and Specialists
There is nothing more important than the care our patients receive. That’s why we only hire the best-of-the-best when it comes to our doctors and specialists. Combined they have hundreds of years’ experience and they stay on the cutting edge of the dental profession through constant training and continuing education courses.
Visit any of our locations and be greeted by a superior team of doctors and specialists who will deliver expert care for all of your dental needs. Please click on any of our doctor’s names below for brief a biography.
Find Your Local Specialist
Louis A. D’Angelo, DMDNJ Permit #060
Simply Beautiful Smiles Founder and Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Louis D’Angelo focuses his practice on implantology and sedation dentistry and is passionate about helping patients to reach their dental health goals. He has been practicing dentistry for over 32 years and has been honored as a Top Dentist in South Jersey Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2018.
He founded Simply Beautiful Smiles in 2000 with a mission of elevating the dentistry experience for both patients and practitioners. As the company’s Chief Dental Officer, he also spends significant time and effort training and mentoring other doctors and staff members within the Simply Beautiful Smiles family.
Throughout his career, Dr. D’Angelo has been active in several professional organizations. He is a Fellow of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He received an advanced Master’s degree from the ICOI and has presented at the ICOI annual symposium. He is also affiliated with The Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, The Academy of General Dentistry, The International Association for Orthodontics, and The American Dental Association.
After graduating from the College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Dental School.
Dr. D’Angelo strongly believes in giving back to the communities of each Simply Beautiful Smiles office. To that end, Simply Beautiful Smiles has donated to various Philadelphia Flyers Alumni charities, youth athletics and programs for people with disabilities, including a donation to support the construction of the first, wheelchair–accessible playground in Burlington County.
His favorite leisure activities are landscaping, making wine and watching his children & now grandchildren grow. He and his wife, Paige, reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Dennis Balazsi, DMD
Dr. Dennis Balazsi believes in the importance of building personal relationships with his patients. Born and raised in Hamilton Township, he has been a passionate provider of quality dental care in his community for over 30 years and has a deep-rooted loyalty to the Township.
In 1977, Dr. Balazsi opened his own dental practice. After decades of growth and success, he met Simply Beautiful Smiles’ founder Dr. D’Angelo and, upon learning of their complementary values, joined his practice with Simply Beautiful Smiles in 2014.
After graduating from Hamilton High School West, Dr. Balazsi attended Rutgers University where he graduated in 1973. He received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1977 Omicron Kappa Upsilon and a member of the National Dental Honor Society. In 1995, Dr. Balazsi received his Certificate of Continuing Education in Implant Dentistry.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Balazsi enjoys golf and is willing to admit, like most golfers, “Some days are better than others.” He is a fan of football and baseball, and while respectful of other fans’ allegiances, he is very comfortable expressing his loyalty to the Yankees and the New York Giants.
Roland Biron, MS, DMD, MDNJ Permit #05982
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Roland Biron believes that patients always come first. He takes time to sit with each to learn about their goals, expectations and even their fears, and then they discuss together how to get to the end result.
When Dr. Biron joined in 2009 as Simply Beautiful Smiles’ first oral surgeon, he was impressed with the organization’s philosophy and focus on providing patients with the very best treatment and care – an approach he has embraced wholeheartedly to increase patients’ confidence, pride, and quality of life.
Dr. Biron holds unrestricted anesthesia licenses in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he received in depth and dedicated anesthesia training on a wide assortment of patients and surgical procedures. He maintains his office-based anesthesia certification through society–sponsored office inspection and fulfills the requirements to hold state anesthesia licensing.
Each year, he maintains membership and attends educational meetings provided by the New Jersey Dental Society of Anesthesiology and updated anesthesia-related lectures at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, he continues to further his knowledgebase by attending other multidisciplinary lectures pertaining to dentistry and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Biron received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Medical Doctor (MD) diplomas from the University of Pennsylvania in a highly selective 6-year long curriculum and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master of Science degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
Frank Matarazzo, DMD
Dr. Francis Matarazzo earned his dental degree with high honors from Temple University Dental School and immediately thereafter served as Captain in the United States Air Force.
He continued his post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania in the world renowned program of Periodontal-Prosthesis, under the tutelage of Professors Morton Amsterdam and D. Walter Cohen. The dual specialty certification he earned in Periodontics and Prosthodontics provided the background to attain a clinical associate professorship at Penn. While there, he was instrumental in developing the “Pennsylvania Experiment”, a program that utilized a mentor approach to teaching comprehensive dentistry. This exciting new learning paradigm has since become a permanent aspect of Penn’s educational process.
Dr. Matarazzo’s periodontal training provides an excellent foundation for all aspects of dentistry; it allows for a seamless approach from diagnosis to treatment planning to clinical therapy, regardless of the complexity.
With his years of experience, he recognizes that each patient has their own special needs, desires, and expectations; they are all unique individuals. Dr. Matarazzo stays in touch with the most important clinical research and development so that he can provide up to date solutions for any dental situation. He and his partner have also made it a priority to utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment throughout the office.
Dr. Matarazzo is member of several professional societies including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Philadelphia County Dental Society.
Dr. Matarazzo is the proud father of four children. His spare time, in addition to weeding Anita’s gardens, is spent attracting a variety of birds with his numerous squirrel proof feeders. He also enjoys reading, music, and spending time with his closest friends and family.
Matarazzo and Milici Group, Philadelphia, PA
Anita Milici, DMD
Dr. Anita M. Milici began her career in dentistry as a dental hygiene graduate of the Forsyth School at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She practiced as a registered dental hygienist in her home state of Connecticut while completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and received her doctorate in Dentistry. Dr. Anita continued her post-doctoral studies as the first women accepted in Penn’s Periodontal- Prosthesis program followed by a Branemark fellowship in Implantology.
In her pursuit of excellence, Dr. Milici has continued her studies with numerous hours of continuing education in advanced bone grafting techniques, gum sculpting and grafting, which includes the Pin Hole Technique, and LANAP, the most advanced laser therapy to treat gum disease.
She is a member of the following professional organizations: the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
In her free time Dr. Milici is an avid and adventurous gardener, admired by many for her prodigious green thumb. She and her husband-partner, Frank, enjoy their home with Francesca and Giovanni and two affectionate Labradoodles.
Joseph Oleske III, DMD
Dr. Joe Oleske was raised and continues to reside in the Ocean County area, where his patients are also his neighbors. He builds each patient relationship on trust. As an active member of the community, volunteering in youth athletics and local charitable organizations, Dr. Oleske brings a caring, personal touch to all his cosmetic and family dental work.
Upon attaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, he joined his father’s practice, which was established in 1970. In 2019, Dr. Oleske joined his practice with the Simply Beautiful Smiles family and continues to provide the people of Ocean County with outstanding, comprehensive dental care.
As a member of the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Oleske is committed to expanding his education and improving his skills to continue to enhance his patients’ experience.
He attended both Penn State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 1995, he received his DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School.
In his free time, Dr. Oleske is an avid general aviation pilot, enjoys surfing the local waves, skiing in the mountains and both riding and working on his Harley-Davidson. Dr. Oleske can be found spending time with his wife, family and friends all along the Jersey shore throughout the year.
Mona Patel, DMD
You could say Dr. Mona Patel was born to be a clinical care provider. Influenced by her father’s pediatric medical practice, she observed the clinical precision and genuine care for patients her family valued. She knew from an early age; she wanted to create smiles and serve people through dentistry.
Raised in England, she went to dental school at the young age of 17. Dr. Patel graduated from University of Birmingham Dental program in 1990 and practiced for a short time in Coventry before moving to the states. To pursue her career in America, Dr. Patel attended the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Dental School. While completing her degree, she served as a clinical instructor for final year dental students.
In 1995, Dr. Patel joined a private practice, which became Patel Distinctive Dentistry. With a focus on comprehensive and complex dentistry for over 25 years, Dr. Patel has provided outstanding care for a generation of patients. Her commitment to providing the latest dentistry has to offer, including advanced tooth replacement with dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, and smile makeover design, is evidenced from the hundreds of hours dedicated to continuing education each year. As both an educator to other dentists and a student, Dr. Patel offers technology and techniques to give her patients care that supports overall health and wellness.
Elochukwu Adibe, DMD
Dr. Elochukwu Adibe is one of the most highly rated doctors in the United States. He specializes in General Dentistry and Prosthodontics and currently practices in our Elkins Park, PA practice.
Ira Adler, DDS
Dr. Adler graduated from New York University Dental School In 1976 and did his General Practice Residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. After his residency, Dr. Adler received additional post-doctoral training in occlusion, orthodontics, and treatment of TMJ dysfunction, at the U.S. Dental Institute. Dr. Adler is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomat in the American Board of Forensic Dentistry. Dr. Adler is a member of the ADA, NJDA, and the Southern NJ Dental Association. Dr. Adler enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has particular interest in restoring implant retained prosthesis and bringing back a good quality of life to our TMJ dysfunction patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Adler loves to be at home or away having fun with his family, especially his amazing grandchildren! Dr. Adler practices in our Marlton, New Jersey office.
Kenneth A. Alspach, DMD
Dr. Kenneth Alspach joined our affiliate office, Doctors of Dental Medicine in Dayton, NJ in 1986. His uncompromising approach to the care of patients along with his activism in the community and his dedication to constant improvement of clinical knowledge and technical skills, have allowed him to play a large role in the growth of the practice.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Alspach received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed a general practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.
Committed to providing exceptional care through personal growth and development, Dr. Alspach, a former teacher and coach in the Highland Park, NJ school system, has continued to pursue advanced dental education through memberships in local, regional and national dental organizations. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Monmouth-Ocean Dental Society. A practicing dentist for over 25 years, Dr. Alspach has been recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Alspach is a lifelong resident of Old Bridge, where he met his wife, Patti in high school. They shared a love of sports and Dr. Alspach has played, coached and broadcast sports at various levels. He guided multiple AAU basketball teams at the high school level to qualify for Nationals.
Today, when not providing high-quality dentistry, Dr. Alspach enjoys music (which includes playing various percussion instruments) and exercise. The Alspach’s are the proud parents of three children, Brian, Erin and Alec.
Brittany Ang, DMD
Dr. Brittany Ang received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ursinus College in 2011. She then went on to pursue a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences School of Graduate Studies (formerly UMDNJ) with a Concentration in Oral Biology. Dr. Ang also earned both her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Certificate of Orthodontics from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, while concurrently obtaining her Masters of Dental Science.
Dr. Brittany’s commitment to education and life-long learning is demonstrated in her participation in orthodontic study groups, professional conferences, and seminars. Her affiliation with these organizations ensures that she stays up-to-date on the latest orthodontic advances in technology in order to provide the best care to her patients.
Dr. Ang grew up in Ocean City, NJ and enjoys spending time at the beach, boardwalk, and on the water. She was recently married and moved to Philadelphia with her husband, Tyler. Their weekends are filled with exploring their new city and taking advantage of the culinary scene in Philly (recommendations are always welcome!). Dr. Ang was a dancer and competitive gymnast, so when she’s not in the office she also enjoys staying active.
Vern Austin, DDS
Dr. Austin graduated from the New York School of Dentistry. He received a BS in Biology from Farleigh Dickenson University. Dr. Austin enjoys Watch Collecting, Fishing and Community Service. Dr. Austin practices at the Medford, Moorestown, and Rancocas offices.
Avi Benshetrit, DMD
Dr. Avi grew up in Margate, NJ, which is a small shore town. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, he worked in home construction and even managed several family businesses, but his work with the New Jersey Give Kids a Smile program drove him to want a career in dentistry. In 2013, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at last.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Avi worked with world-renowned clinicians who provided him with hands-on training in all fields of dentistry. He advanced his skills in surgical extractions and the diagnosis of oral pathologies through school-run programs at the oral surgery departments of the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining us at Simply Beautiful Smiles of Garnet Valley, Dr. Avi worked in private practice, honing his clinical skills of all dental procedures, with an emphasis of root canal treatment. He works closely with his patients to provide individualized, comprehensive dental care. He also regularly attends continuing education courses to advance his knowledge in all areas of dentistry so he can give his patients the most advanced treatments possible.
Outside of the office, Dr. Avi enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He stays active by participating in water sports and has unique hobbies like repurposing antique furniture and tuna fishing. He is very excited to establish deep roots within our community and looks forward to providing patients with personalized dental care.
Jean Bichara, DDS
With 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Jean Bichara is one of the most experienced implant surgeons in Bucks County and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his doctorate in dental surgery from New York University in 1992 and started his career as a general practitioner, to give him a comprehensive understanding of the dental field.
In 1997, he received a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology from the University of Louisville with specialty certificates in periodontics and dental implants. During his academic training, Dr. Bichara was involved with multiple clinical studies on bone regeneration, sinus lift, and dental implants and he authored multiple publications in his field’s most prestigious journals.
Dr. Bichara is married to his wife Raghan. They have three children ~ twins Joel and Tia, and their youngest, Ralph. In his few moments of spare time, Dr. B greatly enjoys playing tennis.
Dr. Bichara is currently practicing in our Elkins Park, PA office.
Seth Blitzer, DMD
Seth M. Blitzer, DMD attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders) from 1992 – 1994. In 1995 he started his practice with a commitment to be 100% mercury free. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality dentistry possible, and believes the relationship formed with his patients supersede even that.
“I treat my patients like family and I love my family!”
Alexander Botwick, DMD
Alex Botwick, DMD, went to University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine from 2008-2012, and then did his residency at the Morristown Memorial Hospital Dental Resident program from July 2012 – June 2013. He has been with Academy Dental Associates since July 2013.
Robert Brillman, DDS
Simply Beautiful Smiles was honored to welcome oral surgeon, Dr. Robert Brillman to our family of practices in July of 2014. Dr. Brillman has been in private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Philadelphia area since 1977 and is committed to providing the highest quality care for his patients, with personal attention to detail.
Dr. Brillman is a graduate of both Penn State University and Temple University School of Dentistry and he completed his residency in Oral Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His internship took place at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia and Dr. Brillman currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Taylor Hospital, in Ridley Park, PA.
Dr. Brillman received his Board Certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1986 and is currently a member of the following Professional Organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Community and Civic activities have always been part of Dr. Brillman’s life. He is a past Member of the PTO Board at Ithan Elementary School in Radnor Township, PA as well as a past Member of the Radnor Township Board of Health. He is a Member of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board of Directors as well as a Charter Member of the Sparks Society of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society, both at Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Lois Browning, DMDNJ Permit #163
Dr. Browning graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1985, after graduating from Towson State University. Dr. Browning is a Premier Provider of the International Association of Orthodontics. When not working Dr. Browning enjoys, boating, fishing, reading and spending time with her family. Dr. Browning practices at the Medford office.
Thomas E. Bunin, DDSNJ Permit #4066
Dr. Bunin graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1981. He has been practicing Prosthodontics in Lower Bucks County since 1983 after receiving his certificate in Prosthetics, also from Temple. Dr. Bunin practices in the Langhorne, PA office.
Jireh Chao, DMD
Dr. Chao was born and raised in Medford, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked in finance for several years, and decided to pursue a career in dentistry like his father, because he enjoys working with others and helping people.
Dr. Chao completed his degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine at Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chao takes care of his patients in an empathetic manner. He understands that being in a dental chair can be a difficult experience and wants his patients to be at ease and as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Chao and his wife have a daughter, Kayleigh, a son Connor, and a boxer dog, Lucky. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, skiing and tennis.
Theresa Ciniglio-Smith, DMDNJ Permit #0200
Simply Beautiful Smiles was delighted to welcome Dr. Theresa Ciniglio-Smith to our family of practices in August 2015.
Dr. Ciniglio-Smith has dedicated herself to pursuing the highest levels of clinical and research training. She has an exceptionally strong background in all phases of current and modern Periodontal Therapy and Implant Surgery.
Dr. Ciniglio-Smith graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, obtaining a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1998. She also received Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from NYU.
Currently, Dr. Ciniglio-Smith practices in our Lawrenceville and Hamilton Township, NJ offices as well as in our Dentists At Brinton Lake office in Glen Mills, PA, our Doctors of Dental Medicine office in Dayton, NJ, and our Plainsboro Dental Arts office in Plainsboro, NJ.
Haley Ciccarelli, DMD
Dr. Ciccarelli was born and raised in Broomall, PA. She had an interest in dentistry at a young age. She graduated from Temple University with a major in Kinesiology and subsequently attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. There, she completed her Masters in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Forensics Biology. Following her Masters, she moved to Bradenton, FL to pursuit her degree in Dentistry. After graduating from LECOM School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Ciccarelli knew her calling was to return to Delaware County. She practices all realms of restorative dentistry and is committed to patient comfort and patient education. Additionally, she is always looking to expand her knowledge in the latest dental technology, techniques, and dental materials. She is committed to practicing and providing the finest patient care.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ciccarelli enjoys most outdoor activities with a passion for kickboxing. You can catch her on a beach, boating, skiing, running, reading or finding new restaurants.
Donald Coppola, DDS
Dr. Coppola graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. He then graduated from Temple University Dental School. Dr. Coppola has practiced for over 40 years in Lawrenceville, NJ. He is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, The Mercer Dental Association, Fellow in the American Academy Of General Dentistry, American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, and The EAO European Association of Osseointegration (Implants).
Dr. Coppola’s recreational interests include tennis, golf, and skiing.
Mary Farren Berkey, DMD
Dr. Mary Farren has spent almost her entire life in Burlington County. Dr. Farren graduated Holy Cross High School in Delran in 1989. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University – Camden. In 1997 she received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. During her professional career, she owned her own practice in Cherry Hill for 10 years. Dr. Farren currently resides in Hainesport NJ with her husband, two sons and two rescue dogs.
Martine Forrester, DMD
Dr. Forrester is passionate about the art and science of dentistry, practicing comprehensive evidence based dentistry with the most state of the art technologies; optimizing her patients overall health and esthetic outcomes. Dr. Forrester is a highly skilled, gentle and compassionate dentist with over 10 years of experience. She practices all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, implant, therapeutic Botox and sleep dentistry, and utilizes painless injection techniques for maximum patient comfort. Dr. Forrester graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (DMD) after which she completed a 2 year General Practice Residency (GPR) at St Francis Hospital, Hartford Connecticut. Dr. Forrester then completed more advanced training in General Dentistry (AEGD) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Temple University.
Thomas J. Franchetti, DDS, MSDNJ Permit #3598
Dr. Franchetti is an award winning Orthodontics Specialist who graduated from Temple Dental School in 1984 and Temple Orthodontics in 1986. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the AAO.
Dr. Franchetti offers his patients traditional and CLEAR braces and is currently seeing patients in our New Jersey offices in Medford, Moorestown, Pleasantville and Rancocas (NJ Permit 3598). He also sees patients in our Pennsylvania offices in Langhorne and Garnet Valley, as well as at our affiliated office, Advanced Family Dental Care in Elkins Park, PA.
In his spare time Dr. Franchetti enjoys all sports and is an avid reader.
Richard W. Gesker, DMD, MBA
Dr. Richard Gesker believes that each patient deserves the confidence and comfort that comes with a healthy, beautiful smile. Knowing first-hand the deep connections between oral, emotional and physical health, he brings each patient into the decision-making process and gives them autonomy over the care that they receive.
In 2006, Dr. Gesker started his private practice career at Simply Beautiful Smiles under the direct mentorship of Simply Beautiful Smiles founder Dr. D’Angelo. After three years, he left to explore other opportunities and gain new experiences. He has since come full circle to rejoin the Simply Beautiful Smiles Family, eager to share his knowledge and experience with young doctors and take full advantage of the technologies and support available to Simply Beautiful Smiles providers.
Dr. Gesker is a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Gesker graduated from Drexel University in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science. Upon receiving his Master’s in Business Administration and Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University 2003, Dr. Gesker joined the Navy as a Lieutenant Dentist, where he served until 2006.
In his free time, Dr. Gesker enjoys open water swimming, posting to his cooking blog @MenCookingForWomen, teaching dental students and mentoring colleagues, as well as volunteering at dental missions and non-profits.
Don Gibson, DMD
Dr. Gibson graduated from the New Jersey Dental School in 1984 after graduating from Rutgers with a Bachelors degree in Microbiology. Dr. Gibson enjoys his family, reading, cooking, poker and science.
Matthew Girardy, DDS
As a team practitioner at Simply Beautiful Smiles in Rancocas, New Jersey, Dr. Matthew Girardy treats patients and helps oversee a multi-specialty practice . His areas of expertise range from general dentistry procedures, such as routine cleanings and exams, to restorative/cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as the restoration of implants with crowns. To inform his professional activities, Dr. Matthew Girardy regularly engages in continuing education programs and is an active member of both the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and the Monmouth/Ocean County Dental Society.
Before joining Simply Beautiful Smiles in April of 2019, Dr. Matthew Girardy diagnosed and treated patients at Toms River Family Dental in Toms River, New Jersey, and Hazlet Family Dental in Hazlet, New Jersey. He ranked among America’s Top Dentists in 2009.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Girardy enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, especially at the beach. He is an avid player of both the piano and the clarinet. He is also an avid Disney World enthusiast who has visited the park more than 10 times.
Jonathan Glatt, DMD
Dr. Glatt grew up in South Florida, received his BS from Florida State University in 1991 and graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry with honors in 1997. He spent one year at the Medical College of Virginia studying Advanced General Dentistry. Since then he has been associated in a highly esthetic area where he has had the opportunity to develop exceptional skills in advanced restorative/cosmetic procedures to include implants and beautiful/natural smile makeovers. Dr. Glatt is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He recognizes that obstructive sleep disorders/sleep apnea are a growing problem in our society. Dr. Glatt is trained to evaluate and treat a variety of obstructive sleep disorders with specialized dental appliances. In addition, Dr. Glatt is a “Preferred Provider” for Invisalign and has treated numerous cases with beautiful results.
Dr. Glatt’s philosophy is not just to treat the teeth but the patient as a whole, emotionally and physically.
As a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Glatt is committed to excellence and making you smile.
On his spare time he enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his two young boys, coaching his son’s baseball and soccer teams, fishing and outdoors activities.
Bruce Godick, DMD
Quality Comprehensive dentistry in Delaware Country has been associated with the Godick name for over 65 years. Dr. Bruce Godick is a lifelong resident and graduated from The Episcopal Academy in 1971 Cum Laude and received his BS degree in Biology from Trinity College (Hartford,CT) in 1975. Dr. Godick then received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1979 as well as his advanced endodontic certificate in 1983.
From 1979-83, Dr. Godick taught in both the restorative and endodontic clinics at Penn and co-authored published research on the “Clinical Suitability of a Sonic Vibratory Instrument”.
Dr. Godick maintains membership in the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Chester/Delaware County Dental Association, and the Grossman Endodontic Study Club. In addition, he has completed extensive additional training in Prosthodontics, including implant and cosmetic dentistry. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Godick achieved designation as an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.
When he is not treating patients, Dr. Godick can often be found in local community theatres, where he has performed in numerous Broadway shows, on the golf course, or out in Barnegat Bay fishing and water-skiing with his wife Judy of 30 years and children Rebecca and Ross.
Finally, Dr Godick finds time to give back to his community having served for over 25 years as both board member and Past President of the Federation of Jewish Agencies in Delaware County and Philadelphia as well as Ohev Sholom Synagogue in Wallingford.
Andrew J. Goldenberg, DMD
Dr. Andrew Goldenberg has been in dental practice since graduating from Temple University in 1980. He did his hospital residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, also from Temple University, in 1976.
He has been honored as a Top Dentist, as selected by his peers, by Main Line Magazine several times since 2001 in the categories of General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Dental Society of Chester County and Delaware County.
He started practicing with his brother, Ronald in Springfield, PA in 1981 in an existing practice that was started by their Father, Donald in 1952. In 1988, “Dr. Andrew” and “Dr. Ron” moved their office to Broomall, PA and as dental practitioners they are very proud to have had their father as their mentor. They’re even more proud that they are still treating some of his patients from the 1950’s – a testament to the quality of care the Goldenberg family has always provided their patients.
One of Dr. Andrew’s hobbies is golf and he is a member at Radnor Valley Country Club and Pinehurst Country Club. He is also a member of Main Line Health & Fitness and is an avid photographer, having been recognized for his artistic achievement at juried art shows.
He enjoys travelling with his wife, Kelly where they often combine their interests in golf and photography. Together, they enjoy the company of their two Labrador Retrievers.
Dr. Goldenberg recently summed up his love for dentistry: “I really look forward to meeting new patients because it gives my staff and me the opportunity to provide quality dentistry, in total comfort.”
Dr. Goldenberg is currently practicing in our Newtown Square, PA office as well as our affiliated office, Advanced Family Dental Care in Elkins Park, PA.
Ronald S. Goldenberg DMD
Dr. Ronald Goldenberg has been in dental practice since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He did his hospital residency at Philadelphia General Hospital and received his Bachelor of Arts in Science from Temple University in 1971. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Goldenberg teaches clinical restorative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has been honored as a Top Dentist, as selected by his peers, by Main Line Magazine several times since 2001 in the categories of General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Goldenberg’s peers also elected him President of the Dental Society of Chester County and Delaware County in 1992 and he served as Chairman of the Valley Forge Dental Conference in 1993. He was inducted into The International College of Dentists in 1995 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Dental Society of Chester County and Delaware County.
Dr. Goldenberg has been practicing in Delaware County for over 30 years alongside his brother, Andrew. They are affectionately known as “Dr. Ron” and “Dr. Andrew” by their patients and together they have been making beautiful smiles for 4 generations of families. They pride themselves on creating a warm atmosphere where young and old receive top quality dental care while being treated like a member of the family. Dr. Ron also believes in giving back and was recognized in 2003 by the White House for treating elderly patients, even though they had no ability to pay.
He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his wife, Susan. They are the proud parents of three, and grandparents of six.
Dr. Goldenberg is currently practicing in our Newtown Square and Garnet Valley, PA offices as well as at our affiliated office, The Dentists At Brinton Lake, in Glen Mills, PA.
Shira Gross, DMD
Dr. Gross graduated with honors from NYU, and went on to complete her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. She believes that dental education never ends and is a member of numerous organizations, including the New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society, the American Dental Association and SPEAR. Dr. Gross is thrilled to join a practice that makes its patients’ comfort the highest priority. She believes that a visit to the dentist should not be overwhelming, and takes the time to ensure that every patient receives meticulous care in a comfortable and pleasant environment. Dr. Gross has extensive experience in various areas of dentistry, and is looking forward to seeing patients of all ages. She is happy to be working with new cutting edge technology to ensure uncompromised and quality dentistry. Dr. Gross was born and raised in NJ, and currently lives in Jackson with her family. When not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her three children. Her first love is the beach and she is excited to be practicing so close to the shore!
Jeffrey Hall, DMD
Dr. Jeff Hall graduated from Rutgers College in 1980 with a BA in Biological Sciences and graduated near the top of his class from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1984. He began his practice of General Dentistry in Manahawkin, NJ in 1987. Over the years Dr. Hall has made maximum use of the excellent Dental continuing education programs in New Jersey so that patients may benefit not only from his years of experience but also from his use of cutting-edge dental techniques.
Dr. Hall is quick to site the source of his strength with his practice of dentistry, “ I spend much of my time away from dentistry with my family. My wife of 30 years and I are engaged in the challenge of raising our two loving children on a foundation grounded on honesty and integrity. I try to carry this philosophy over to my dental world. When confronted with treatment plan decisions, I consider what treatment I would render if the patient were a member of my family. This approach has served me and my patients well during my years of practice.”
Gloria Hamm-Montalban, DMD
Dr. Gloria Montalban attended St. Peter’s College in Jersey City and graduated summa cum laude in 1992 with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She was also a published contributor to several articles in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Dr. Montalban then pursued her dental education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers Dental School) in Newark, NJ. There her academic and clinical achievements earned her an induction into the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She graduated in 1997. She continued her education as a general practice resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
Since her residency Dr. Montalban has been engaged in a career of general, family and cosmetic dentistry. Her commitment to education in her field leads her to take continuing education courses that keep her current with the ever progressive technology of dentistry. Her greatest commitment in dentistry is to be able to work with her patients through quality dentistry to provide them with the healthiest smiles possible in a “no fear” atmosphere. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Middlesex County Dental Society and the American Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Montalban is married with two children. Her hobbies outside of dentistry and her family life include boot camp and mud runs.
Dr. Montalban received the award for “Leading Physician of the World & Top Dentist in the State of New Jersey” in the 2015 Edition of the Leading Physicians of the World publication!
Sandra Harmon, DMD
Simply Beautiful Smiles was very happy to welcome Dr. Sandra Harmon to our family of practices in August of 2015. After graduating from Rutgers University, Dr. Harmon graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000. She has been working in the field of dentistry since the age of 14.
Dr. Harmon’s philosophy on dentistry is best described in her mission statement:
“As every patient is unique, I strive to provide individualized dental care to the whole person ~ taking the time to understand their wants, needs and concerns and developing a personalized treatment plan. Education, comprehension of treatment options and trust are essential in having the best dental care experience.”
Dr. Harmon is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
When away from the office, Dr. Harmon enjoys spending time with family, reading and playing the piano.
Bashar Hinnawi, DMD
Dr. Hinnawi earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2019. He continued his education courses throughout the year, both online and in the classroom. Dr. Hinnawi is a member of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, as well as the American Dental Association. He makes it a top priority to remain current with the latest technology and research in order to better serve his patients and the community.
Dr. Hinnawi loves being around people, laughing, socializing and creating great memories. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, soccer and swimming.
Adnan Kazim, DMD
Dr. Kazim received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) as well as his specialty Certificate in Endodontics from the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University.
Prior to pursuing his Endodontic education, Dr. Kazim graduated Dean’s List from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Chemistry, and a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine.
Dr. Kazim grew up in Wayne, PA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alexandra and his Golden Retriever. They enjoy biking, traveling, gardening, and spending days at the beach. Dr. Kazim is also a master woodworker.
Richard Kessler, DMDNJ Permit #179
Dr. Kessler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 after attending Rutgers College for undergraduate studies. Dr. Kessler is a man of many interests and when he’s not working, you might find him biking or on his computer. He also enjoys listening to music.
Dr. Kessler practices in our Moorestown, NJ office.
Marzieh Khodabakhsh, DDSNJ PERMIT #061
Edward Klinger, DMDNJ Permit #4079
Dr. Klinger graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1987. Continuing his studies at Penn, Dr. Klinger completed his Periodontal Prosthesis studies in 1996. Dr. Klinger is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Acadamey of Osseointegration. He practices at our Medford, Pleasantville, Marlton and Rancocas, NJ offices. Dr. Klinger enjoys coaching youth sports and playing guitar.
Kavitha Konanur, DDS
Dr. Konanur received her bachelor’s degree in biology from West Virginia University and went on to pursue a career in dentistry. She graduated in 2012 from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. She worked as an Associate General Dentist in Easton, PA for over 2 years. In June 2016, she completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the VA Medical Center in Dayton Ohio.
Dr. Konanur is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and has previously volunteered with the Mission of Mercy Project providing dental care to underserved populations in West Virginia.
Dr. Konanur is passionate about her patients and strives to give them a beautiful and healthy smile. She has a special interest in comprehensive general and family dentistry and is dedicated in improving her patient’s oral health in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.
In her spare time, she enjoys working out, running, traveling and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Cindy Kong, DMD
Dr. Cindy Kong received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rowan University. As a gentle, friendly and caring dentist, Dr. Kong always put patients’ needs first.
Besides working, she enjoys cooking, photography, fishing, snowboarding and playing with her dog, Jase. She is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Society and Southern Dental Society.
Dr. Kong currently practices in our Elkins Park, PA office.
Norman Kurtzman, DDS
Dr. Kurtzman received his Dental Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1969. He completed a General Practice Residency in 1971 and a General Anesthesia Residency in 1972, both at Philadelphia General Hospital. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Advanced Dental Education in 1975. He has been practicing in Bucks County for 25 years.
Edward Litman, DDS
Dr. Litman graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Science. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from his hometown school, the University of Pittsburgh.
Ruchika Malhotra, DMD
Dr. Ruchika Malhotra grew up in northern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA. She received high honors in her Bachelors in Marketing Management and a minor in Biology degrees. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.
She has a perfectionist mindset and strives to provide the best treatment to patients. Her dental philosophy includes building a genuine, personalized rapport with each patient while delivering gentle, quality and comprehensive care.
In addition, Dr. Malhotra loves working in a family practice where she can take care of the entire family. She is a highly compassionate professional that commits to making dentistry comfortable for all of her patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, art, traveling and most of all spending time with her husband and two young boys.
Michael Matkov, DDS
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Michael Matkov graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1974 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He practices in our affiliate office, The Dentists at Brinton Lake, in Glen Mills, PA
Dr. Matkov greatly enjoys dentistry and the interaction with his dental family and has practiced in the Glen Mills area since 1974. As patients get to know him, they realize that his friendship, as well as his love of dentistry, are both genuine. He is dedicated to helping each of his patients achieve dental health and many of them have been in his care for over 40 years.
One of Dr. Matkov’s “pastime passions” is Old cars. In his free time, you may just find him refurbishing them. He also enjoys spending time with his family and their pets.
A resident of West Chester, PA, Dr. Matkov and his wife Bonnie have four children: Matthew, Jennifer, Justin and Katie.
Robert Mermer, DDS
Dr. Robert Mermer, a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, completed a general practice residency at Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital, followed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas.
He completed a fellowship in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery at St. Mary’s Health Center and St. Louis University. Dr. Mermer has served as the director of the residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.
Julie Miller, DMD
Dr. Julie Miller joined our Simply Beautiful Smiles group in August 2017. She grew up in Media, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where Julie earned her Bachelor of Science degree and certificate in Dental Hygiene. Julie worked as a hygienist for 4 years before advancing to Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry to become a dentist graduating summa cum laude. Dr. Miller’s previous education and work experience provide emphasis on prevention and patient-centered care. Her expertise and passion for dentistry make her a great fit with our team.
Dr. Miller enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. Her interests and hobbies include reading, running, eating, and vacationing in Ocean City, New Jersey. She also loves dogs and greeting cards too! And against her own best judgment, she is still an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Dr. Miller practices in our Rancocas and Medford, New Jersey offices.
Kimberly Minassian Paterson, DMD
Dr. Kimberly Minassian Paterson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Binghamton University and her DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has completed a General Practice Residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is a member of the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, and past president of the American Association of Women Dentists at New Jersey Dental School. She practiced general dentistry for five years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she placed over 200 dental implants and did a wide range of dental procedures.
She currently resides in Freehold, New Jersey with her husband Dr. Brian Paterson. She met Brian in dental school and he currently practices Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at CJOMS. They had their first child, Leah Ryan, in 2016 and most recently had their second child, Zachary Peter, in May of 2018. Dr. Minassian Paterson loves being a mom and enjoys running and cooking in her spare time. She looks forward to meeting you at your next dental visit.
Lisa Nguyen, DMD
Simply Beautiful Smiles was very pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Nguyen to our family of practices in April of 2015.
Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (Philadelphia, PA) as well as University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) and believes that comfort, health and a beautiful smile are things everyone deserves.
Her philosophy on dentistry can best be described in her Mission: “I strive to provide quality care to every patient that I see. I enjoy the ability to help relieve my patients of pain and restore their smiles. I want my patients to trust me and have confidence in me. It is my goal to build relationships with my patients and watch them return to see me year after year.”
Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Dental Association and outside dentistry, she is involved with the Community Volunteers in Medicine. When not spending her time with patients, she enjoys running, yoga, baking, and quality time with her family.
Dr. Nguyen currently practices in our Pleasantville, NJ and Marlton, NJ offices.
Patricia Petit, DMD
Dr. Petit graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as a Doctor of Medical Dentistry.
Sarah Prehn, DDS
Dr. Sarah Prehn completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University and her Orthodontic Certificate at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. After residency, Dr. Prehn became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. To further her dental knowledge, Dr. Prehn attends conferences and courses throughout the year. Her most recent coursework includes being certified in lingual braces and completing an advanced fellowship in Invisalign®. Between learning updates on techniques she already utilizes or learning about brand new products and procedures, Dr. Prehn is committed to continuing education to give the best possible care to her patients.
Dr. Prehn is originally from Kingston, NY and now lives in Wynnewood, PA with her husband, Joseph and her kitten, Maisie. When Dr. Prehn is not working, you can usually find her outside running, which she does five days per week. Her other favorite pastimes include going to musical concerts, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Prehn is a singer and plays the trombone and piano. In addition to her work in the office, Dr. Prehn volunteers her time at local health fairs, performing dental screenings and teaching people about keeping their teeth healthy. She is also an active member in her church, getting to know her neighbors, and giving back to the community.
Helen Ro, DDS
Dr. Ro graduated from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Ohio, where she earned her DDS (1995) and completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency.
Dr. Ro provides patient-centered, state-of-the-art, and comprehensive dental care. She is currently a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, teaching junior and senior dental students.
Dr. Ro was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the states in 1988. She lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with her husband and three children. Dr. Ro loves traveling with her family and singing. She also enjoys volunteering at her church and local charity organizations.
Dan Schaeffler, DMD
Dr. Schaeffler graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry after completing a B.S. in Biology, also at Temple. His personal mission in the field of dentistry is to help his patients achieve their oral health goals and to ultimately put smiles on their faces. Using practical strategies and evidence-based knowledge, his philosophy of “finding a way or making one” has continually proven effective.
Dr. Schaeffler is an avid reader, music collector, and mixed martial arts enthusiast. He is at the Moorestown, NJ office 5 days a week.
Michelle Schrader, DMD
Dr. Michelle Schrader understands the power of having confidence in your smile and strives to give that confidence to each of her patients. She aims to provide a positive patient experience, emphasizing patient care and communication.
After joining in 2019, Dr. Schrader fully embraced the Simply Beautiful Smiles spirit. She recognizes the importance of creating a patient-centric practice and cultivating strong relationships with patients built on trust and results.
Dr. Schrader is a Board Certified Orthodontist and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
After completing her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida, Dr. Schrader attended Temple University School of Dentistry where she received her doctorate in Dental Medicine. She then continued her education at Temple University, earning her specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Oral Biology.
Outside of the office, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Ariane Seto, DMD
Ariane Seto was born and raised in West Windsor, NJ. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Genetics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Before entering private practice, Dr. Seto completed a general practice residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where she gained valuable experience in both comprehensive dental care and emergency dental care.
Dr. Seto serves on the Board of Trustees of the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society. She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Seto enjoys traveling, hiking, good food and DIY projects. She hopes to visit all fifty states and all U.S. National Parks.
Scott Silverman, DMD
Dr. Silverman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as a Doctor of Medical Dentistry. Dr. Silverman, a Philadelphia native, received his undergraduate degree from LaSalle University where he majored in Biology and Philosophy.
Mark Slysh, DMD
Dr. Slysh graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1990 and the undergraduate school in 1986. Signifying his commitment to continuous study and training in the field of implantology, Dr Slysh holds a Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Slysh is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Academy of General Dentists. Dr. Slysh enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, competitive swimming and cycling.
Dr. Slysh practices in our Langhorne and Doylestown, PA offices.
John Spagnola, DMD
Dr. John Spagnola sees patients in our Simply Beautiful Smiles office in Marlton, NJ and has been practicing dentistry since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He spent two years in the Army Dental Corp in Fort Harrison, Indiana before returning to New Jersey and starting a practice in Cherry Hill with Dr. Harold Shpeen and Dr. Harry Feinhals. The practice continued until 2007 when they became part of the Simply Beautiful Smiles family of practices.
One of Dr. Spagnola’s loves is teaching and mentoring young dentists. He spent 15 years as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and was part of the dental residency program at Virtua Hospital, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics. He has a very keen interest in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry, which combines the use of implants.
Dr. Spagnola is a lifetime member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and Southern Dental Society. He was chosen as one of the Top Dentists in South Jersey by South Jersey magazine.
After 40 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Spagnola still looks forward to treating patients every day he goes to work – a testimony to his love of dentistry and his dedication to his long-term patients.
He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his wife, Janet. He has two older children and one grandchild who is an accomplished singer.
Neha Verma, DMD
Dr. Neha Verma, DMD, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Fondly known as “Dr. Neha”, she brings a wealth of knowledge with her. She delivers dentistry by creating positive, unforgettable experiences. Her number one focus is creating the most positive dental environment possible for her patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her as she previously completed her Dentistry education at School of Dentistry in Meerut, India prior to coming to the United States.
She has a soft calming voice, which complements her gentle demeanor. She is experienced in all phases of general dentistry and is additionally trained in Rotary Endodontics and has Certification in Invisalign. Dr. Verma is accepting new patients and is looking to help you and your children seek dental care in a single visit. The scope of her practice spans full General and Cosmetic Family Dentistry, and she is skilled at all treatment types.
Anne Wang, DMD
Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master in Public Health degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She studied Anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a general practice residency at Northwestern University.
Dr. Wang believes in long-term, quality dental care with a focus on not only restoring a beautiful smile but keeping it.
Dr. Wang is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with family, yoga, cooking and hiking with her dog.
Beth Watt, DMDNJ Permit #160
Dr. Watt graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Dentistry in 2000. She also received a BS in Agriculture from University of Kentucky. Dr. Watt enjoys time with her family when she is not working and currently practices at our Medford, NJ office.
Kenneth Weiss, DMD
Dr. Weiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 after attending Rutgers University in 1974. Dr Weiss did a one year residency in general practice at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Weiss is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He loves sports (especially tennis), skiing, and bicycling. Dr. Weiss also enjoys the theatre and a good game of poker and sees patients at our Newtown Square, PA office.
Cecelia White, DMD06790-06
Dr. White grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She obtained a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her Doctorate at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed her Post-Graduate training in Periodontics at New York University.
Dr. White is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Team for Implantology and the American Association of Women Dentists.
Dr. White is passionate about treating patients with comprehensive periodontal care, including the treatment of gum disease and the latest techniques in periodontal plastic surgery and dental implants. While not working, she enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time with her husband and son.
"Simply Beautiful Smiles has such a great staff. They are personable and prompt. They are also phenomenal with the kids!"Andrea D. – Marlton, NJ, 11/19
"I love the service I receive when I visit. All the staff is great and they do not make you wait. In and out. Very professional!"Patient Gerald Core, 5/18/17
The Simply Beautiful Smiles experience goes above and beyond.
- 5-minute or less wait-time
- Same-day new patient and emergency appointments
- Complete insurance benefit analysis, so you know what’s covered
- Automatic file transfer from previous provider
- No insurance, no problem – dental discount plans available