On The Leading Edge
One of the responsibilities we have in modern society is to push forward on the leading edge of thought. We make the world a better place by taking what has been given to us by our predecessors (family, culture, profession) and add to it with new creative thought and action. In this way, we hand over to the next generation something that they can make better, too.
Take our practices, for example. Does your orthodontic practice look today the way it did years ago? Does it look like it did when you bought it or started it? Like the saying goes, "This is not your father's practice". We've improved the look of practices. We've incorporated new techniques and new technologies. We've added services. We've made orthodontics better. And we will continue to do so.
So what grounding does a new graduate have to stand on in building his/her own practice? Certainly, their exposure to modern practice is limited during their education simply because of the school environment. When they get out, they get to see practices where the jobs are. These may be advanced practices or may be not. But we want to new generation of orthodontists to take the ball from what is best in us and make the profession better than we did. We want them to advance our work and take it to the next level.
The NJAO's new program "Visit Our Office", gives new grads and orthodontic residents a chance to see what's going on in "the real world". We get to invite them into our practice, shadow us for a day, and take away ideas and inspiration about what they want to create for themselves. And visiting just one practice is not enough. They should be able to see a variety of practices and pick the best ideas and bring them together to make a new, better, practice and advance the leading edge once again (and pass it on to the next generation as well).
For the program to work, though, we need you to sign up as a host. What effort does it really take? Fill out a form. Then have a chance to have good conversation to break up your day. Maybe even have a lunch buddy.
To include your practice(s) for student visits, please complete the information requested below and send this email back to Dana at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that any information provided will be publicly posted and available.
Doctors and Specialty: Dr. Rene S. Johe (Orthodontics) and
Dr. Helen Tong (Pediatric Dentistry)
Office Address: 405 Northfield Avenue, Suite 103, West Orange,
Specific Office Features of Interest: Pedo/Ortho, Modern paperless
Office, fun for all ages!
Contact Person for Visit: Lauren
Contact Phone Number or Email for Visit: (973(325-3000 or
Doctors and Specialty: Dr. Oleg Drut (Orthodontics)
Office Address: 17 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Specific Office Features of Interest: Orthodontics is Dr. Drut's passion. He is in the top 1% of the most experienced orthodontists and Invisalign providers nationwide. Diamond Braces, has successfully treated a countless number of patients with outstanding results. Dr. Drut's aim is to create access to good quality and affordable orthodontic treatment for both children and adults.
Contact for Visit: https://diamondbraces.com/contact-us/
Contact Phone Number or Email for Visit: (201) 996-0770
Doctors and Specialty: Miriam T. Furlong, DMD (Orthodontics)
Office Address: 186 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527
Specific Office Features of Interest: Modern, fee-for-service practice
With strong community involvement, high customer service and
Contact Person for Visit: Wanda, office manager
Contact Phone Number of Email for Visit: (732) 942-8400 or
Doctors and Specialty: Dr. Darren Loew and Dr. Carla Banduci - Orthodontics?
Office Address: 4 Walter Foran Blvd, Ste #205 Flemington, NJ 08822?
Specific Office Features of Interest (Optional Description): Modern/high-tech office, 3D printing, Laser scanner, Indirect bonding
Contact person for Visit: Theresa or Dr. Darren Loew
Dr. Mark McDonough (Orthodontist)
Doctors and Specialty: Orthodontics
Office Address: 245 S. Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534
Specific Office Features of Interest: Started practice from scratch in
1994 upon graduation from Albert Einstein Medical Center in
Philadelphia. The current office features an open bay concept
with an exceptional team of 4 chair side assistants and 3
treatment coordinators. We have a practice that produces beautiful faces and smiles with a variety of treatment modalities that cater to the individual. Our patients routinely recommend their friends and family for their orthodontic needs.
Contact Person for Visit: Ellen, Kristy or Erika
Contact Phone Number or Email for Visit: (609) 730-1414 or
Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics
Doctors and Specialty: Dr. Mary Beth Morrone and Dr. Richard Kaye
Office Address: 99 West Main Street, Moorestown, New Jersey
Specific Office Features of Interest: Husband/wife team, well-run
Practice with 1 step consultations, Invisalign Elite practice, iTero
Scanner, Functional, Phase 1, Rem Appliances
Contact Person for Visit: Dawn Bonsal
Contact Phone Number or Email for Visit: email@example.com
Doctors and Specialty: Dr. Jacy and Arianna Papasikos -Orthodontists
Office Address: 55 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Specific Office Features of Interest (Optional Description): Brother-sister team; Cone Beam technology; Invisalign; Wilckodontics/PAOO cases
Contact person for Visit: Arianna Papasikos
Contact Phone Number or Email for Visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics
Doctors and Specialty: Barry Raphael, DMD
Office Address: 1425 Broad Street, Suite C, Clifton, NJ, 07013
Specific Office Features of Interest (Optional Description): Big, colorful, open bay office. Cone beam. Education Center for functional education for children. We specialize in early treatment of habits that cause malocclusion. Other features: the White Board wall, non-dental over-the-chair lighting, awesome music system, circular patient flow pattern, ancillary spaces for myofunctional therapy, physical therapy and breathing pattern retraining. (We believe this is the way of the future... Come see us!)
Contact person for Visit: Melissa Mokray