Rand Center for Dentistry

Elliot Rand, D.D.S

I have always dreamed of building a dental practice that would be able to provide patients with care at a single office that meets all their dental needs. Patient care not only entails being able to perform dentistry but understanding the patient's needs from their smile to their inner spirit.

As a dentist, I have had the opportunity to help people in so many different ways. This means the world to me and for this, I am eternally thankful and blessed. It's incredible that I have had the chance to travel to remote places worldwide and provide health care education to children.

Education and Continuing Education

I graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1987. Since my graduation, I have completed many continuing education courses and obtained certifications in many advanced dental procedures. I am involved in the latest advances in cutting-edge dental technology and materials.

In 2017 I received a Fellowship from the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, and I am a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology. I also was voted an NJ Top Dentist in both 2017 and 2018.

Professional Affiliations

  • Rand Center for Dentistry
  • Rand Center for Dentistry
  • Rand Center for Dentistry
  • Rand Center for Dentistry
  • Rand Center for Dentistry

Cheryl Li, DMD

Dr. Cheryl Li received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with a major in Biology. She graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and completed her general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was selected to be a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society. Dr. Li is also certified in Invisalign.

She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Li. is a full-time associate with over 5 years of experience at Rand Center for Dentistry.

During her spare time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, and spending time with her family.

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Rand Center for Dentistry

Dr. Kothari

Dr.Kothari graduated from one of the top-ranking institutes in India to achieve his dental degree. After working there for few years he decided to move to the US to excel further in the field of dentistry. After working for multiple offices in the US for 2 years, he started his dental school at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine(formerly UMDNJ). Providing Holistic care with compassion made him succeed in his field throughout these years.

Dr.Kothari actively holds the membership and follows the US's distinctive dental organizations: Academy of General Dentistry(AGD), Academy of Operative Dentistry, American Academy of cosmetic dentistry(AACD), and American Dental Association. (ADA).

In his spare time, he likes to volunteer for social causes with the mission to provide dental care across the US in the future.

Dr. Juhin Patel

Dr. Juhin Patel is a highly trained and experienced dentist who is passionate about improving oral health within our community. With his extensive knowledge of the field, he understands the importance of education in promoting good oral hygiene practices and preventing oral diseases. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in India before moving to the United States. Since moving to the United States, he has worked with a variety of dentists and completed the advanced standing program at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his D.M.D degree. He is Invisalign Certified and has ample practice in the field to give you the best possible oral health and smile.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association. He is happily married with a small son. In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys catching up on movies, learning more about dentistry, traveling and spending time with his family.

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Pediatric Dentist

Karen Kwak, DMD

Dr. Karen Kwak graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and then went on to complete a general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Her passion for working with children guided her to pursue a pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her extensive specialty training included treatment using nitrous oxide and advanced behavior management skills.

She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the New Jersey Dental Association. She is board-eligible in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She understands that children have their own unique needs and personalities. Dr. Karen has been with Rand Center for Dentistry for over 5 years as an associate. Her goal and joy are to help every child find a special way to keep their smiles healthy while having fun!

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Oral Surgeon

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Dr. Otero

Dr. Otero is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) with a major in Chemistry, graduating summa cum laude. After that, he was accepted to the Medical Sciences Campus of UPR School of Dental Medicine where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) graduating top of his class and selected to be part of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Otero then moved to New York City to complete a one-year residency in general dental practice at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. He was accepted to the Medical Sciences Campus UPR School of Dental Medicine where he completed a four-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Otero is an Associate Professor in the Dental Department at Wyckoff Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the NJ Dental Association, and the NJOMS Association, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Outside work, Dr. Otero enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, running, and bike riding. He has completed the New York and Chicago marathons. He loves to travel and experience new cultures and food.


Jeffrey Kim, D.D.S


Dr. Jeffrey Kim received his Bachelor of Science degree at Fairfield University. He then when on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery, completed a general practice residency at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY, and trained in orthodontics residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Kim has been with Rand Center for Dentistry as an associate for over 15 years. His many memberships include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He is an Invisalign certified provider in treating adults and teens.

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Dr. Kim's personal interests include sports, movies, billiards, and spending time with his friends and family.

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Rand Center for Dentistry

Taylor R. Finn, D.D.S, MS


Dr. Finn graduated Cum Laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical Sciences where she was inducted into and served on the executive board of numerous honor societies. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. Upon graduation, she was awarded the American Association of Orthodontists Award of Excellence. Following dental school, Dr. Finn completed Orthodontic residency at Columbia University in the City of New York where she received both a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Orthodontics and was the recipient of the Dr. Nicholas DiSalvo Scholarship in Postdoctoral Orthodontics.

Dr. Finn is passionate about access to healthcare and has made contributions to the evidence-based literature to better serve vulnerable populations. Dr. Finn was the recipient of the Birnberg Summer Research Fellowship Award and presented her research numerous times while earning her DDS degree. In residency, she successfully defended her Master’s thesis and was invited to present her research internationally. She presented at the American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session in Chicago, Illinois, where she was the recipient of the William R. Proffit Resident Scholar Award and won Third Place in the Clinical Research Category. She gave an Interactive Talk Presentation at the International Association for Dental Research/Latin American Region (IADR/LAR) General Session and Exhibition with World Congress on Preventative Dentistry (WCPD) in Bogotà, Colombia and was the recipient of the Bernard G. Sarnat Award in Craniofacial Biology.

Beyond her academics and research experience, Dr. Finn aims to deliver the highest quality care while meeting each individual’s specific dental needs. Her patient-centered focus, clinical proficiency, enthusiasm for biomechanics, and compassion for patient care makes her approach as a smile designer unique. She is up to date on the most advanced technology in Orthodontics and has completed extensive training in Invisalign. She is confident that she can help design the smile of your dreams and looks forward to the opportunity!


Maryse Manasse, DMD


Dr. Maryse Manasse graduated in 2002 from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a B.S. in Chemistry. After four years, she graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 2006. She realized that she wanted to pursue specialty training and continued an additional three years of Prosthodontic specialty training at New Jersey Dental School. She completed her residency training and started working in the field immediately.

She is a faculty member at New York University, where she holds a Clinical Assistant Professor title in the Implant Dentistry Department. She is a Diplomate and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). She has published various scientific and peer-reviewed articles, provides her clinical expertise to residents about prosthetics and implant dentistry, and she also is in private practice in New Jersey.

Additionally, she has been selected as a Top Dentist of 2019 in Morris and Essex counties, recognizing her expertise in many specialties, including dental implant restoration, crowns, dentures, “All-on-4” restorations, and full mouth reconstruction! Dr. Manasse has been with Rand Center for Dentistry for over 5 years.

Bridging the gap between academia and clinical experience is a passion that she enjoys. She is currently active in many various professional organizations and provides various community outreach programs to the Greater New York metro area. She is an active lecturer at local study groups and community health affairs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and long nature walks.

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Rand Center for Dentistry

Elisabeth Goldstein, MD


Dr. Elisabeth Goldstein is a board-certified physician anesthesiologist with 15 years of training and a specialization in pediatric anesthesia. She graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her anesthesia residency and her pediatric anesthesia fellowship at New York University. Dr. Goldstein is the founder of Concierge Sedation Associates, an anesthesia practice committed to providing hospital-grade anesthetic care in the dental office setting in the NJ and NY areas.

In her free time, Dr. Goldstein is an avid skier in winter and a beach-goer in summer. She resides in Morris County with her three children, teacup Yorkie, and her husband.

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Dr. Karen

Pediatric dentist with happy kids


191 US-206 #11,
Flanders, NJ 07836

Fax: (973) 252-9702

Office Hours

MON8:00 am - 8:00 pm

TUE8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WED - THU8:00 am - 8:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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