Dr. Frank Ferrara, DMD
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love each day. I take pride in providing conservative dental care with a preventative focus and enjoy learning about each child who becomes part of our family of patients. Care for each child who is seen in our office is determined on an individual basis, taking into account the specific child’s risk for dental disease, oral hygiene habits, and past history of cavities.
Dental treatment is not “one size fits all” and your child deserves someone who is willing to cater to their unique needs. My team and I also work hard to incorporate new technologies that improve the comfort and safety of the dental care we provide.
A Little More About Me:
Being a Board-Certified specialist, I try and keep current with all the latest technologies and treatment methods. Before coming to Wayne, I held a teaching position at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, training the next generation of pediatric dentists.
After completing my dental degree at Rutgers, I went on to spend two additional years training at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, where I was chosen to be chief resident in my final year. Training at the children’s hospital was an amazing experience that taught me why it is important to have a specialist treating your children and those with special needs.
Dr. Melissa Grieder-Roberto, DMD
I became an orthodontist because I wanted to help others and improve their lives. I truly believe nothing makes a better first impression than a wonderful smile. A great smile draws people to you, invites them to get to know you and there's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your new smile for the very first time!
A Little More About Me:
Before becoming an orthodontist, I graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Biology and a Spanish minor from Trenton State College, now called The College of New Jersey. I then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, where I earned both my DMD and my Orthodontic Specialty Certificate.
I am always involved in orthodontic and dental continuing education, from reading professional and medical journals to attending conferences and continuing education courses. These efforts keep me up to date with the latest in orthodontic technology, so I can provide the highest quality treatments for my patients!
Lori Benitez, RDH
Lori started out as a Certified Dental Assistant from Berdan Institute and after that she went right back to school for Dental Hygiene at Bergen community College. She has almost 20 years of experience in the field of Dentistry. She provides gentle and personalized care to patients of all ages and especially loves working with children. When not working, Lori enjoys reading a good book or taking care of her dogs.
Dr. Jonathan Mendia, DMD
A New Jersey native, Dr. Mendia attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Mendia completed a post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Mendia’s anesthesia training involved hospital rotations through various specialties. During each rotation, he provided general anesthesia in the areas of dentistry, general surgery, otolaryngology (ENT) surgery and obstetrics. In addition, he received specialized training for office-based anesthesia
Today, Dr. Mendia has found his niche in ambulatory anesthesia with pediatric and special needs patients. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine and provides lectures and continuing education courses on sedation and medical emergencies in the dental office.
Dr. Mendia is a Diplomate of the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.
He is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, New Jersey Dental Association, and American Dental Association. He holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Pediatric Dentistry of Wayne, Dr. Frank Ferrara ~ Wayne, NJ
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