Meet Our Team

General Dentists

Dr. Elliot Rand, DDS

Elliot Rand, D.D.S

I have always dreamed of building a dental practice which would be able to provide patients with care at a single office that would meet all their dental needs. Patient care not only entails being able to perform the 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 it I am eternally thankful and blessed. It's incredible that I have had the chance to travel to remote places world-wide 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.

Profession Affiliations

In my spare time I enjoy photography, cycling, and yoga. I am a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dr. Erginio Fernandez, DMD

Erginio Fernandez, D.M.D

Dr. Erginio Fernandez graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in 2009. He continued his studies in a post-graduate General Practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ.

He is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. His personal interests include traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Cheryl Li, DMD

Cher Li, D.M.D.

Dr. Cher 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 Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society. Dr. Li is also certified in Invisalign.

She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

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

Dr. Sachi Shah, DMD

Sachi Shah, D.M.D.

Dr. Sachi Shah received her DMD from Rutgers University where she was an active member of ASDA. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Psychology and Chemistry.

She continued her education at Hackensack UMC Mountainside where she successfully completed her general practice residency. During residency, Dr. Shah gained extensive experience in treating medically compromised patients, surgical dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and—most importantly—preventive dentistry. She continues to broaden her education by staying relevant with the latest tools and technology. Dr. Shah strives to provide the best comprehensive dental care to her patients.

Dr. Shah lives with her husband in Morristown, NJ. In her free time you can find her in the kitchen cooking and baking. Dr. Shah loves to travel and has climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.

Dr. Gregory Yunov, DDS

Gregory Yunov, D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Gregory Yunov. He is a happy, enthusiastic, and skilled dentist who focuses on the patient’s comfort. His skill set is carefully curated to surgical procedures, such as wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting, and surgical biopsies. When patients meet Dr. Greg, they soon realize that he is compassionate, genuine, and always smiling! The most common question that he is asked after his procedures is: “It’s over already?”

Dr. Greg graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with the highest honors, and received an award for excellence in dental surgery.

When Dr. Greg is not busy being a dentist, he loves to play with his newborn daughter Dalia, watch movies, and read mystery books. Dr. Greg looks forward to meeting you and forming long lasting relationships in the future!

Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Amy Patel, DMD

Amy Patel, D.M.D.

Dr. Amy Patel is a New Jersey native, born and raised. She attended Villanova University for her undergraduate studies as part of a seven-year accelerated dental program. She graduated with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and then pursued a two-year pediatric dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center. As chief resident there, she treated a diverse patient pool, from healthy individuals to medically compromised patients and patients with special needs. She also has extensive experience in use of nitrous oxide and advance behavior management.

Dr. Patel is an active member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an ardent advocate for underprivileged children and has spearheaded volunteer initiatives both domestically and internationally.

In her free time Dr. Patel enjoys going to her local Crossfit gym, making DIY crafts, and playing with her niece and nephew.

Dr. Karen Kwak, DMD

Karen Kwak, D.M.D.

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, New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 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. Her goal and joy is to help every child find a special way to keep their smiles healthy while having fun!

Oral Surgeons

Dr. Hubert Gugala, DMD

Hubert Gugala, D.M.D.

Dr. Hubert Gugala graduated from Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University in 2007 with high honors. He then went on to pursue his passion and sub-specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, graduating in 2011. He is a Diplomat of the American Board Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

During his specialty training, while providing care for the New York and the tristate area, he performed hundreds of complicated surgeries from extractions, through implants, to Maxillofacial reconstructions. He was regarded as one of the best specialists by his colleagues and peers.

He is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional and personal care. His licenses in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and General Anesthesia are active in the states of New Jersey and New York.

Dr. Gugala spends much of his time actively providing his services in a private practice. When not working, he resides along with his wife, daughter, and son, in northern New Jersey.

Dr. Adam Schuessler, DMD

Adam Schuessler, D.M.D., M.D.

Dr. Adam Schuessler is a board certified, dual-degree Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon licensed to practice both medicine and dentistry in the states of New Jersey and New York. Dr. Schuessler completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, then continued his training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Afterwards Dr. Schuessler trained for six years at Kings County Hospital Center / SUNY Downstate Hospital, treating not only oral surgery patients but also extensive trauma patients. After completing his residency training, he became board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a demanding two year process which includes a rigorous written qualifying exam followed by a very comprehensive oral exam.

With his extensive residency training, Dr. Schuessler has wide-reaching experience in various surgical procedures such as dentoalveolar & 3rd molar surgery, IV sedations, advanced bone grafting, maxillofacial trauma and dental implants. He also keeps up to date on the latest advances in oral surgery and implant dentistry, attending national courses to continue his education into his professional career.

Other Specialists

Dr. Jeffrey Kim, DDS

Jeffrey Kim, D.D.S

Orthodontist

Dr. Jeffrey Kim received his Bachelor's of Science at Fairfield University. He then when on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery 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 the orthdontics residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

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 also Invisalign certified.

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

Dr. Maryse Manasse, DMD

Maryse Manasse, D.M.D.

Prosthodontist

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 specialities, including dental implant restoration, crowns, dentures, “All-on-4” restorations, and full mouth reconstruction!

Bridging the gap to 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.

Dr. David Book, DMD

David Book, D.M.D.

Endodontist

Dr. David Book graduated from Rutgers University in 1989 with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in 1995. He then continued his studies in a post-graduate endodontics program at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School and graduated in 1997.

Some patients are fearful of root canal therapy. Dr. Book has been providing compassionate care and educating patients to reduce dental fears for over 20 years. It is incredibly gratifying to remove a patient's pain and have them leave the office with a smile instead of being afraid.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, and the New Jersey Association of Endodontics.

He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.

Dr. Gila Beer, DDS

Gila Beer, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Dr. Gila Beer has an educational background which includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Yeshiva University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. She furthered her training at Columbia's AEGD program and at UMDNJ in New Jersey where she received a Masters of Science in Oral Biology and completed her periodontal training.

Dr. Beer specializes in periodontics and provides outstanding implant therapy. Her extensive training in treating gum disease and performing cosmetic periodontal procedures brings excellent results. She enjoys helping people achieve a healthy smile while establishing a personal connection with each and every patient. In addition to her bright smile and enthusiastic nature, she is kind and thorough.

She is married and has five children. Spending time with family, running and traveling, coupled with helping people, brings balance to her life.

Dr. Jay Patel, DMD

Jay Patel, D.M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jay Patel began his education in New Jersey at Rutgers University on an academic scholarship. From there he pursued dentistry by enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh and was drawn to anesthesiology. He continued his post-graduate education at NYU Lutheran Medical Center and trained at a Level 1 trauma center in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, Dr. Patel completed over 1500 cases involving all levels of anesthesia and treated a broad spectrum of patients; including those with complex medical histories. Since completing his anesthesia residency, Dr. Patel has become Board-Certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is dedicated to upholding the highest standard of care in his field.

Dr. Patel is now focused on serving the area he called home growing up. He works with some of the top dentists in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is concentrated on delivering top quality and safe sedation services. Patients are screened preemptively to ensure that any potential complications can be anticipated and avoided. Dr. Patel hopes to usher in a new era of dentistry where fear can be eliminated from dental visits. He works with the pediatric population, special needs population, and severe dental phobics, where his skill set has proven invaluable.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel is an avid movie-goer, sports enthusiast, and enjoys traveling to new destinations with his wife.

The Hygienist Team

The Hygienist Team: Rosa, Laura, Shylla, Monica

Rosa, Laura, Shylla, Monica

Assistants

Assistants

Alex, Tamara

Assistants

Laura, Gina, Helen

Front Desk Staff

Front Desk Staff

Tami, Virginia, Courtney, Alicja

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Karen, Sara, Lorissa, Maggie, Kristin