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MEET PENNINGTON NJ PEDIATRIC DENTIST DR. CHANDNI PATEL

Dr. Chandni Patel was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She attended Rutgers University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and Nutrition. After obtaining her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, she completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Providence, RI. For her specialty training in pediatric dentistry, she attended Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where she served as Chief Resident and received specialized training in pediatric behavior management and sedation.

Dr. Chandni Patel is a Board certified pediatric dentist who holds herself to the highest standard, ensuring she is educated in the most current techniques in her profession. Throughout her years of specialty training, she also obtained valuable experience treating patients with special needs. Dr. Patel is passionate about instilling the knowledge and importance of oral hygiene in her patients from an early age. She values the ability to build awareness at such a critical point in your child's development while making their experience positive, comfortable, fun!


In her free time, Dr. Chandni Patel loves to spend time with her family and friends, try out new recipes, travel and workout!

MEET DR MERYL BAURMASH

I find it incredibly gratifying to make positive changes in someone's smile.
It is also wonderful to observe the increased confidence and self-esteem that a healthy, beautiful smile can foster.
I value the relationships that often develop through the course of treatment and feel privileged to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone's life.

Together we can embark on our orthodontic journey creating your Smile for a Lifetime.
As an orthodontist, I believe it is essential for me to constantly continue my education. This enables me to offer my patients the most advanced treatment options and the highest quality care. Part of my continuing education is my appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, in the Department of Orthodontics, for over 15 years. The interaction between students, other faculty members and myself has given me the opportunity to learn the most cutting edge techniques. In addition, I am a Member in the American Association of Orthodontists, The Mid-Atlantic Society, American Dental Association, The Tri-County Dental Society, and the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists.

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, 1985
  • General Practice Residency, Englewood Hospital, 1986
  • Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, Certificate of Orthodontics, 1988
  • Craniofacial Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, 1989

Vickima Jordan, CDA

Vickima Jordan is our Certified Dental Assistant who attended Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ. She has been practicing for 5 years, 3 of which she has specialized in pediatrics. She holds an x-ray license and is certified in CPR as well. She loves working with children! When Vickima isn't working, she enjoys spending her free time with her family, loves cooking and enjoys the great outdoors!

Michaella Walsh-Vagnozzi

You can find Michaella smiling either at the front desk or assisting the doctor in the back. She has her Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Tampa and is now pursuing her credentials for dental assisting and for her xray license. She is originally from Hopewell, NJ, and enjoys working in the community. Outside of work you can find her going on walks or at the park with her Husky, Luna. Michaella also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially in the summer, where she spends a lot of time at the Jersey Shore.

Lizette Tynan, RDH

Lizette Tynan has over 25 years of experience as a Clinical Dental Hygienist, and is CPR Certified, Nitrous Oxide Certified and OSHA Safety trained. Lizette is diversified in all fields of dentistry, including infant oral health, children and adolescent oral health, sports injury prevention and special needs considerations in dental health.

Lizette does not provide a "cookie cutter" experience, and wants all of her patients and their families to know that she specializes in individual oral health. Her goal is for every family member to learn something new when they come in!

When Lizette isn't at work, she's hanging out with her wonderful husband, tribe of three beautiful children, three fur babies, a flock of chickens and Suzie the pig!