At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Patricia — Registered Dental Hygienist
“Pat” as she is affectionately known amongst all patients, has been with the practice for almost 30 years with Drs. Wakai, Stamler and now, Dr. Bae. She graduated with Associates in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from New York Technical College in Brooklyn, NY.
Pat is passionate about dental education and health care. She is an extraordinary individual who truly cares for patients as if they were family. She strives to always educate the patient and help the patient feel as comfortable as possible in the dental setting. Pat is up-to-date with continuing education courses and provides a full spectrum of dental treatments such as: perform scaling root planings, apply sealants, apply desensitizing agent, apply fluoride, take alginate impressions, fabricate nightguards/bleaching trays/mouthguards, perform prophylaxis, take vital signs, examine soft and hard tissues of the head, neck and oral cavity, take dental x-rays and more. She can provide extra comfort using Oraquix and topical gel.
She has been a Kinnelon resident for 30 years, where she raised her three children. She currently resides in Kinnelon with her husband and son. Pat is PSIA certified and is an avid skier.
Yvette — Certified X-Ray Technician, Dental Assistant
Yvette has been in the field of dentistry for over 15 years. She started working at the front desk and as an assistant since age 17. She helped set up the dental residency program at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She has experience in all aspects of dentistry along with dentistry under nitrous sedation and general anesthesia in the operating room.
She received her x-ray license at UMDNJ (now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) in 2006. She also furthered her interest and education in the health care field by obtaining a degree in Phlebotomy at Passaic County Community College in 2012. She is also CPR certified through the Red Cross of NJ.
Yvette is married with 4 children and a granddaughter.
Karina — Front Desk Receptionist
Karina joined us after moving to NJ from the Bronx. She started working in the dental field right after high school. She has over 15 years of experience. Karina states that "although I am not a dentist, I admire how a dentist can be an artist and create a beautiful smile."
During her time off, Karina spends her time volunteering.