Dr. Daniel Cohen
Dr. Daniel Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Dan then completed a General Practice Residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a Pediatric Dental Residency at Lutheran Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He truly enjoys teaching and serves as a mentor to many dental students and new dentists in the field of pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Dan is a friendly, compassionate, Board Certified pediatric dentist who strives to mold children’s behaviors and develop proper attitudes toward dental hygiene. He understands the significance of communication with both parents and children in order to create a comfortable, relaxed environment and a great experience for every child. He takes pride in serving as a “dental coach” to his young patients and parents, and in the process changing their perceptions about dentistry. There is no greater feeling for him than to receive a hug from a smiling patient.
Dr. Dan supports the belief of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics that children should be evaluated by a Pediatric Dentist by one year of age. This is important for educating parents about the significance of appropriate reduction of bottle feeding, fluoride supplementation, and proper hygiene/diet considerations. This visit also serves to establish a growing relationship between your child, family and Dr. Dan.
He is very active in the community as he volunteers his time every year to Give Kids a Smile, an organization that provides free dental care for underprivileged children. He also makes dental presentations throughout the year to local preschools and daycares. In his spare time, Dr. Dan enjoys working out, cheering on the Yankees and Giants, and spending time with his family. He has had the opportunity to coach athletes for various Special Olympic competitions in the past. He is a New Jersey native, and he currently lives in Bergen County with his wife, Lauren and their daughters Hayley and Brooke.
Dr. Dan is a member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Bergen County Dental Association
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Cohen was featured in the Incisal Edge Magazine as one of the Top 40 dentists under 40 in the United States! Click here to view the article!
Dr. Paul Cantelmi
Dr. Paul A. Cantelmi has been providing high quality care to our patients since becoming an associate of Dr. Cohen in 2012. In 2010, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and went on to complete a two-year specialty training residency at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. There he served as chief resident, provided dental care to high-risk populations, and developed a philosophy with a strong focus on prevention of dental disease.
Dr. Paul strives to make each visit a positive experience for his patients and their parents. His kindness and down-to-earth approach with children help to make them comfortable and enables them to have a fun and rewarding experience in the dentist’s office. Dr. Paul believes that taking the time to educate parents and starting a dialogue to elicit and answer all questions is essential to prevention of dental disease in their children. He also speaks fluent medical and conversational Spanish, making these encounters just as positive and beneficial with patients and parents who are Spanish speaking.
Providing dental care to those most in need has always been a passion for Dr. Paul. While in dental school, he was a founding member of a free clinic run by medical and dental students from Columbia University and provided screenings to the homeless and at-need in Northern Manhattan. He also traveled to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, where he participated in mercy missions providing dental treatment to the needy there.
Dr. Paul is a New York City native and loves to spend all his free time with his lovely wife, Dana, and their two daughters, Chloe and Kyle. He is an avid traveler, and loves reading, skiing, and SCUBA diving. Dr. Paul is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is an American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry board candidate.
Dr. Paul Zeylikman "Dr. Z"
Dr. Paul Zeylikman, Dr. “Z”, graduated from SUNY Stony Brook for undergrad and Tufts University Dental School. He then went on to complete a general practice residency at Jamaica Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center for his advanced degree in pediatric dentistry.
A self-proclaimed “big kid”, Dr. “Z” enjoys establishing a solid rapport with each child before his or her visit begins. He strongly believes in education for both child and parent on preventative dentistry and oral hygiene in order to achieve the best possible results. Having a child feel at ease in his chair is one of Dr. Z’s strongest skills, as he understands the importance of making each patient comfortable with both the doctor and the treatment provided.
Dr. “Z” is an active member of the AAPD and as a member, he has had the opportunity to lobby for children’s medical and dental coverage in Washington D.C. After immigrating to the United States from Russia, Dr. “Z” grew up in Brooklyn where he still resides. He enjoys playing basketball, skiing, traveling and watching the Knicks, Rangers, or Giants in action.
Dr. Marcelle Meer
Dr. Marcelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from CUNY Hunter College and graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. She then received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Following dental school, she completed a general practice residency at Helen Hayes Hospital, where she primarily treated individuals with special health care needs. She obtained her certificate of specialty in pediatric dentistry at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Marcelle believes that dentistry should be a fun experience for children. Her goal is to provide the best possible care in a happy and friendly environment. She enjoys getting to know her young patients and their families and delivering the individualized care they deserve. Prevention and education are her focus and she is excited to help build excellent oral care habits starting at an early age.
Dr. Marcelle is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She is also an American Board of Pediatric Dentistry candidate.
In her free time, Dr. Marcelle enjoys travelling, running, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Saudamini Gadgil
Dr. Gadgil attended New York University College of Dentistry to obtain her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After graduating, she moved to Seattle to complete her General Practice Residency at Swedish Medical Center. While working as a general dentist in Massachusetts, Dr. G discovered her love for pediatric dentistry and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric dentist at St. Barnabas Hospital where she served as chief resident in her final year.
Dr. G’s approach to pediatric dentistry begins with making every child comfortable at the dentist’s office and creating a fun and safe environment to make every appointment easy and productive. Dr. G has experience working in private practice and in a hospital setting treating children from all backgrounds, including those with special needs. She believes in working with parents to tailor the treatment to suit the needs of each child, placing prevention and education above all. Dr. G is fluent in Hindi and Marathi and is comfortable speaking dental Spanish.
Dr. G is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She is also an American Board of Pediatric Dentistry candidate.
She has participated in outreach trips to provide dental care to kids in rural India and Guatemala. When not doing dentistry, Dr. G enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and trying out new restaurants around the city. She is originally from Massachusetts and a die-hard Patriots fan.
Dr. Jordan Lissauer
Dr. Jordan Lissauer was exposed to dentistry at a young age from his father’s dental practice in Florida. He actually decided he wanted to become an orthodontist while in high school.
Dr. Lissauer graduated from the University of Michigan as Co-Valedictorian with Highest Distinction in a class of over 5,000 graduates and was elected as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
After college, Dr. Lissauer moved to Boston to attend Tufts Dental School, where he graduated Summa cum laude and was again honored as Valedictorian. He was elected as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society. Also, he won numerous awards, including the American Association of Endodontics Student Achievement Award, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award, The Jack Frommer Award for Excellence in the Morphological Sciences, and others. In addition, he was honored on the Dean’s List for his High Performance on the National Board Dental Examination.
After graduating dental school, Dr. Lissauer continued his training as a general practice resident at Coler-Goldwater Hospital in New York and was appointed Chief Resident. He then completed his three-year Orthodontic Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. With all of the advancements in orthodontics and Invisalign, Dr. Lissauer works hard to always be ahead of the curve. He loves learning and takes as many continuing education courses as possible.
Dr. Lissauer enjoys living in NJ with his wife Amy and their two boys Cole and Jack. The Lissauer family loves to travel, ski, play tennis, attend concerts, visit museums, and search for the next photograph to frame.
Dr. Lissauer is a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO)
- American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
- American Dental Association (ADA)