Quality Dentistry Centered Around You

in New Providence, NJ

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At New Providence Dentistry, we welcome all smiles and believe every patient deserves the highest level of dental care. That’s why when you walk through our doors, you have our undivided attention.  Amenities including beverages, calming music, soft couches and pillows, and Netflix in the treatment rooms help you to relax and take the anxiety out of going to the dentist. From our doctors to our front office staff, as medical professionals and members of your community, we are fully committed to you. Your story, your concerns, and your hopes guide our approach to your care with personalized treatment plans and customized dental solutions. At New Providence Dentistry, you’re more than a patient, you’re part of the family!

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Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Lisa Malkiewich

Dr. Lisa Malkiewich graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine before completing a general practice residency at Overlook Medical Center and now serves patients with amazing care at New Providence Dentistry.

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Dr. Matthew Williams

Dr. Matthew Williams graduated from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine and provides outstanding care to every patient.

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Dr. Beth Herko

One of Dr. Herko’s favorite things about practicing dentistry is that no day is the same. For Dr. Herko, patients are what make the practice, and she loves being able to develop lasting relationships and help them maintain optimum dental health.

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Dr. Steven Reff

Dr. Steven Reff, thanks to his extensive experience, provides the highest level of surgical care with gentleness and compassion. Dr. Reff is proud to be joining Dr. Herko at her office in New Providence.

Meet the Team

We’re a close-knit team at New Providence Dentistry, and we’re passionate about delivering quality, friendly care to our patients. Our skilled staff will treat you with respect and kindness, and as soon as you walk through the doors you’ll be welcomed with a smile. We’re proud to serve the New Providence community, and as your neighborhood dentist, we’ll do everything we can to keep your smile strong and healthy.

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Barbara

Dental Hygienist

Barbara is a skilled hygienist who graduated from Middlesex County College in 2002. With almost two decades of experience, Barbara has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of dental hygiene.

She is passionate about providing her patients with the best possible care and takes a gentle and personalized approach to each and every appointment. Barbara believes that good oral health is essential to overall well-being, and she strives to empower her patients with the tools and knowledge they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

When she's not in the office, Barbara enjoys pursuing her hobbies. She's been an avid knitter for over 6 years and loves creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. She also loves spending time in nature, and has been hiking her whole life. Whether she's exploring the local trails or embarking on a new adventure, Barbara finds joy and rejuvenation in the great outdoors. And, of course, she's always planning her next travel adventure, whether it's a weekend getaway or a longer trip to a far-flung destination.

If you're looking for a caring and knowledgeable hygienist who is dedicated to your oral health, look no further than Barbara.

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Dale

Dental Hygienist

Dale is a compassionate and experienced registered dental hygienist who has been providing exceptional care to patients for many years. She graduated from Union County College in 1984 and has since been dedicated to helping people achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.

Dale is known for her gentle touch and empathetic approach to patients. She understands that going to the dentist can be a stressful experience for some, so she takes the time to make sure her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. Her expertise in dental hygiene combined with her caring nature allows her to create a positive and reassuring environment for her patients.

In 2006, Dale took her passion for helping people to new heights by going on a mission trip to Jamaica. There, she provided dental care to those in need and made a positive impact on the local community.

When Dale isn't busy helping patients, she enjoys running, a passion she discovered in 2015. She finds running to be a great way to stay active and clear her mind. She also loves spending time in her garden and visiting Cape May and Any Beach. Being a grandmother to her 3 grandchildren is another joy in Dale's life.

Overall, Dale is a caring, experienced, and dedicated dental hygienist who goes above and beyond to ensure her patients receive the best care possible. Her gentle touch, empathetic nature, and passion for helping others make her an invaluable member of the dental community.

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Jacqueline

Dental Hygienist

Jacqueline is a dedicated and passionate dental hygienist who has had a remarkable career. She began her academic journey with a bachelor's degree in Arts and Science from Boston University, where she developed her skills in critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Her passion for helping others and her interest in the field of dentistry led her to pursue a career as a dental hygienist, which she accomplished by graduating from Middlesex County College in 2019.

During her time in college, Jacqueline proved to be an outstanding student and a natural leader, winning several awards including the Gurelian Leadership Award, Peer Excellence Award, and Frank M. Chambers Award. These accolades are a testament to her hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

When she's not working, Jacqueline enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her 15-year-old Pomeranian dog. She is also an avid gardener, taking great pleasure in cultivating and nurturing a variety of plants in her backyard. Additionally, Jacqueline is a talented musician, and can often be found playing instruments to relax and unwind.
Jacqueline's passion for dental hygiene and her commitment to providing top-quality care to her patients make her an asset to any dental practice. Her extensive knowledge and experience, coupled with her warm and friendly demeanor, ensure that her patients always feel comfortable and well cared for.

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Breanna

Dental Hygienist

Breanna is a highly skilled and experienced dental hygienist who is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Breanna's journey in the health field began with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, with a concentration in dietetics, from Montclair State University in 2013. Her interest in the field of dentistry led her to pursue a career as a dental hygienist, which she accomplished by graduating from Bergen Community College in 2016. She currently holds her anesthesia and RDH license, which allows her to provide her patients with the most advanced and comprehensive care.

Breanna's passion for dental hygiene is matched only by her love for traveling and trying new things. She enjoys exploring new places with her fiancée, with Aruba being her favorite destination. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and cuisines. Additionally, she finds peace and relaxation by spending time at the beach, enjoying the warm sun and cool breeze.

Breanna's extensive knowledge and expertise, combined with her personality, make her a highly sought-after dental hygienist. She is dedicated to providing her patients with the best possible care, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and needs.

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Michelle

Dental Hygienist

I'm Michelle, a passionate Registered Dental Hygienist, bringing over a decade of expertise to the realm of oral health and well-being. My journey began at Rutgers University, where I earned a degree in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics, laying the foundation for a holistic approach to dental care.

With more than 10 years of hands-on experience, I've dedicated myself to seamlessly integrating dental expertise with nutritional knowledge. I also have my Anesthesiology license which helps ease deep cleanings.

Beyond the dental chair, I find joy in spending quality time with my family, particularly my three delightful nieces and nephews. Whether it's engaging in DIY projects around my home or staying active through Pilates classes, I believe in maintaining a well-rounded and fulfilling life.

At the core of my professional values are clear communication and integrity. I consider these values essential in building trust with my patients, ensuring a transparent and trustworthy experience in every aspect of their dental care. My goal is to foster authentic connections with those I serve, making each
patient feel heard and understood. I firmly believe that an informed patient is an empowered patient, capable of making the best decisions for their overall health.

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Mary

Dental Hygienist

Mary is your friendly dental hygienist dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. With a passion for both treatment and education, Mary guides her patients on the journey to optimal oral health.

Mary's journey to becoming a registered dental hygienist (RDH) is a testament to her determination and resilience. Redirecting her career path and returning to college at the age of 30, Mary pursued her dream with unwavering commitment, earning her credentials and fulfilling her calling to improve the lives of others through dental care.

Beyond the dental office, Mary finds joy in the great outdoors. Whether she's exploring scenic trails on a hike, gliding across tranquil waters in a kayak, or unwinding under the stars on a camping trip, Mary embraces the beauty of nature with enthusiasm. An avid cyclist, she's always up for an adventure on two wheels, soaking in the sights and sounds of the world around her.

Mary's approach to life is guided by principles of respect, kindness, and compassion for all. She believes in fostering a sense of balance and positivity in every aspect of her interactions, recognizing the value of each human life and the importance of spreading goodwill wherever she goes.
At the heart of it all, Mary treasures the simple joys of living a healthy and happy life, surrounded by loved ones who share in her journey. With a focus on wellness and fulfillment, she strives to make every moment count, savoring the beauty of life's experiences and cherishing the relationships that enrich her world.

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Rosa

Dental Assistant

Rosa is an skilled dental assistant with over 14 years of hands-on experience. Dedicated to providing top-notch patient care, Rosa is well-versed in all aspects of dental assistance, from chair-side support to meticulous record-keeping.

Rosa's commitment to excellence extends beyond the dental office. In her downtime, she finds joy in spending quality moments with her daughter, embracing the balance between a fulfilling professional life and a loving family.

With a warm and compassionate approach, Rosa brings not just expertise but a personal touch to every patient interaction. Rosa will provide you with a seamless and comfortable dental experience, backed by years of expertise and genuine care.

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Nataly

Dental Assistant

Nataly is our dedicated dental assistant who brings a unique blend of hands-on experience and a passion for continuous learning to our team. Nataly's journey in the dental field has been shaped by the invaluable guidance of her colleagues and the hands-on approach she takes in her work. Through trial and error, she has honed her skills, embodying the spirit of perseverance and commitment to excellence.

One of Nataly's notable accomplishments is completing an accelerated Dental Radiology course, earning her a state X-ray license. This achievement showcases her dedication to staying at the forefront of her field, ensuring the highest quality of care for our patients.

Beyond her professional life, Nataly finds solace in the beauty of nature. Whether she's hiking through scenic trails, kayaking on tranquil waters, or indulging in the art of bird watching, she embraces the outdoors as a source of inspiration and rejuvenation.

A self-proclaimed foodie, Nataly is always on the lookout for a delightful culinary experience paired with the perfect ambiance. Her love for exploring new flavors and dining atmospheres reflects her appreciation for life's simple pleasures.

Nataly is a firm believer in the law of attraction. Her positive mindset and belief that anything one desires is within reach when approached with the right mindset exemplify her optimistic outlook on life. Looking ahead, Nataly aspires to further her career and dreams of becoming a hygienist one day. Her ambition and commitment to personal and professional growth make her an integral part of our team, and we are proud to have her as a key member of our dental family.

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Claudia

Dental Assistant

Claudia is an internationally trained dentist from the scenic landscapes of Peru, where she graduated with distinction from Cayetano Heredia University in 2001. Claudia's journey in dentistry reflects not just a profession but a passion that has been a driving force throughout her career.

Upon moving to the United States in 2006, Claudia's dedication to dentistry remained unwavering. While navigating the intricacies of international licensing, she immersed herself in the dental field as a dental assistant. Claudia's hands-on experience has further enriched her understanding of dentistry, making her a knowledgeable and seasoned professional.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Claudia is a devoted wife and mother. Her love for her family is evident in the time she dedicates to them, cherishing moments and creating lasting memories. Family outings and outdoor activities are integral to Claudia's lifestyle, and she finds joy in small weekend getaways that provide a break from the routine.

Claudia has several culinary preferences, but if you want to make her happy, her comfort food will always be a good bowl of rice. Known for her deep knowledge and passion for dentistry, Claudia's commitment to her craft is unparalleled. Her enthusiasm resonates in every interaction, making her not only a skilled dental professional but also a warm and approachable individual.

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Alex

Dental Assistant

I'm Alex, a passionate dental assistant with a deep commitment to oral health and patient care. One of my proudest achievements is earning my x-ray license, a testament to my dedication and proficiency in the field.

Beyond the dental office, you'll often find me embracing an active lifestyle. I have a love for staying fit, whether it's through invigorating workouts or the thrill of snowboarding during the winter months. Exploring the great outdoors is another one of my joys, and hiking holds a special place in my heart.

Family is the anchor in my life, providing love, support, and a strong sense of belonging. Their significance resonates deeply with me, shaping my values and influencing my journey. Looking ahead, I aspire to elevate my career by pursuing a dream: becoming a dental hygienist. This ambition reflects my ongoing commitment to learning and growing within the dental profession, ultimately contributing to the well-being of others.

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Maxceen

Dental Assistant

I'm Maxceen—an enthusiastic dental professional dedicated to enhancing your oral health experience. Having transitioned from the front desk to dental assisting, I bring a comprehensive skill set to ensure your time with us is seamless and comfortable.

Beyond the dental realm, I find joy in photography, travel, hiking, and the art of crafting clothes. This creative zest accompanies me to the workplace, fostering a positive environment for your visits. Rooted in values like generosity, respect, and positivity, I aim to make your interactions with us warm and enjoyable. Your comfort and well-being are at the forefront of my approach.

Looking toward the future, I aspire to elevate my role as a dental hygienist, contributing even more to your oral health journey. On a personal note, I dream of delving into business, and plan to design an unique collection of stylish scrubs.

As your dental ally, I'm not just a dental assistant but a committed partner in ensuring your oral health is prioritized and your experiences with us are exceptional. Eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet you and contribute to your brighter, healthier smile!

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April

Scheduling Coordinator

I'm April, your dedicated Scheduling Coordinator with a passion for exceeding performance targets and creating a harmonious balance in both my professional and personal life. Throughout my career, I've consistently met and surpassed performance goals, a testament to my commitment and work ethic. I firmly believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor, and I am excited about the opportunities for personal and professional growth that education brings.

Beyond the numbers, my true joy comes from the love and support of my wonderful family. They are my anchor, providing inspiration and motivation as I navigate both the challenges and triumphs of life. Interior design holds a special place in my heart. The ability to transform spaces and create environments that evoke emotions is something I find incredibly fulfilling.

Values play a crucial role in shaping who we are, and for me, honesty, kindness, humility, and loyalty are the guiding principles that define my character. I strive to live by these values every day, both in and out of the workplace. At our practice, I extend those principles to every patient we serve, ensuring a compassionate and respectful experience for all.

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Brenda

Treatment Coordinator

Brenda is our dedicated Treatment Coordinator with great experience and a passion for providing exceptional patient care. Brenda's journey in the dental field began as a dental assistant, where she honed her skills and gained valuable insights into the intricacies of patient care. Eager to expand
her expertise, Brenda transitioned to the front desk, where she became adept at navigating the administrative side of dental practices.

As your Treatment Coordinator, Brenda takes pride in presenting comprehensive treatment plans with clarity and transparency. She understands that navigating dental procedures and costs can be overwhelming, and she is committed to guiding you through the process with patience and expertise. Brenda's background in both back and front office operations uniquely positions her to address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring that you are well-informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.

Beyond her role in the dental office, Brenda cherishes quality time with her beautiful family. Outside of work, you might find her indulging in her hobbies, such as crafting candles and diving into a good book. Her love for quality extends to her professional life, where she values teamwork and consistently strives for excellence in all that she does.

Brenda lives by the motto, "be the bee, not the fly." This reflects her commitment to being industrious, focused, and contributing positively to the team. Her quality-driven approach ensures that every aspect of your experience, from treatment explanations to cost breakdowns, is handled with precision and care.

Driven by her administrative experience and fueled by her entrepreneurial spirit, Brenda aspires to one day open her own business. Her ambition is a testament to her dedication and passion for creating positive and meaningful experiences for others.

Join us in welcoming Brenda to our dental family, where her expertise, warmth, and commitment to excellence are sure to make your dental journey a seamless and enjoyable one.

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Tania

Billing Coordinator

I'm Tania, the dedicated force behind our insurance department. My journey revolves around a passion for quality improvement, ensuring our processes are top-notch. More than a job, it's a commitment to constant elevation.

Beyond the office, I love to travel, drawing inspiration from diverse cultures. Every trip enriches my creativity, seamlessly integrated into my work. Interior design is another love, transforming spaces to enhance well-being. I find it fascinating.

Values like integrity, accountability, and passion guide me both professionally and personally, fostering trust and excellence. Studying to become a nurse is my current pursuit, driven by a lifelong calling to make a meaningful impact on people's lives. But I'm dreaming big – envisioning my own medical spa, where wellness and beauty converge under my entrepreneurial spirit.

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Thiago

COO

Thiago is a dynamic and accomplished foreign-trained dentist from sunny Brazil. Thiago's journey in dentistry began when he graduated at the top of his class in 2011, showcasing his exceptional dedication and commitment to his field.

Upon relocating to the United States, Thiago had to explore new avenues. Undeterred, he delved into the realms of marketing and business, acquiring valuable skills that have since become integral to his professional repertoire. Thiago's professional journey is a testament to his adaptability and resilience, demonstrating a willingness to navigate diverse fields to achieve success. His expertise extends beyond the dental chair, and he has seamlessly incorporated business and marketing into his skill set.

Away from his professional pursuits, Thiago is a passionate traveler with a deep love for exploring different cultures and corners of the world. His adventurous spirit finds joy in the bustling streets of New York City, where he loves to immerse himself in the vibrant energy of the city. Thiago's enthusiasm for exploration extends to his culinary endeavors, as he finds joy in cooking and experimenting with diverse cuisines.

Family holds a special place in Thiago's heart, and his commitment to both personal and professional growth reflects his dedication to creating a fulfilling life. Whether he's perfecting smiles or exploring the cultural tapestry of New York City, Thiago's zest for life is evident in every facet of his being.

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New Technology With a Gentle Touch

We believe in providing excellent dentistry and use cutting-edge dental technology to ensure you receive the best care. These advanced tools enable us to detect issues quickly and accurately, so we can provide efficient treatment while keeping your comfort as our number one priority. You can trust that you are receiving the most up-to-date technology and treatments when you come to us.

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Digital X-Rays

Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.

Digital X-Rays
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Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral scanners are used to create digital dental impressions through a much less invasive process than traditional dental impressions—that require mold trays and impression material (alginate) to sit in your mouth.

Intraoral Scanner
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Glidewell fastmill.io

The Glidewell fastmill.io system takes the normal, multi-visit traditional dental crown procedure and cuts it down. You’ll receive your permanent, natural-looking restoration faster than ever!

Glidewell fastmill.io
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Digital Intraoral Camera

This handheld camera provides us with an innovative way to examine your mouth in greater detail. By using this diagnostic tool, we can zoom in closely on specific teeth and capture a high-quality image of them. The images are then displayed on a screen for both you and our dentist to review, providing a better understanding of your diagnosis and treatment.

Intraoral Camera
Cone Beam Computed Tomography X-ray machine

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone beam computed tomography is a medical imaging technique consisting of X-ray computed tomography where the X-rays are divergent, forming a cone. CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, ENT, orthopedics, and interventional radiology, among other things.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

New Providence Dentistry

571 Central Ave, Suite 100
New Providence, NJ 07974
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Hours

Monday 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday 9AM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 7PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 7AM - 1PM

Phone

908-376-9297

Email Address

[email protected]