Gerald Rizzo, DMD, PC – Dentist
Dr. Rizzo specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry, where he attained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. He remained in New Jersey to complete his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center before beginning his practice in 1994. He is currently the Assistant Director of Dental Services at Hackensack Meridian Health Services.
Dr. Rizzo is dedicated to providing premium care to his patients. He is aware of changes and advancements in both cosmetic and family dentistry and is committed to delivering state-of-the-art care to his patients. Dr. Rizzo is a proud member of the American Dental Association, as well as local professional organizations, such as the New Jersey Dental Association and the Bergen County Dental Society.
When Dr. Rizzo is away from the office, he can be found fishing, hiking, or simply enjoying the great outdoors. He is also a musician and artist, and he enjoys fine art.
We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a Certified Dental Assistant and holds x-ray certification, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars, including OSHA and CPR classes.
Craig Salizzoni – Associate
Dr. Craig Salizzoni obtained his doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He then completed a general practice residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he received advanced training in surgical and restorative dentistry. Dr. Salizzoni is trained in the latest dental technologies and techniques and is committed to delivering the highest quality care in a comfortable manner. Originally from Bergen County New Jersey, Dr. Salizzoni is an active member of The Academy of General Dentistry, The New Jersey Dental Association and The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Nuria Velez, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nuria Velez specializes in dental hygiene. She attended Bergen Community College where she attained her Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences. She is also CPR certified and has her Anesthesia Certificate. She joined our practice in 2012. She provides exceptional Dental Hygiene Care and educates patients on how to prevent dental problems by emphasizing the importance of proper brushing, good nutrition, and routine recall visits. She is accessible to patients via email on a daily basis to answer any questions that our patients may have regarding their oral hygiene. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Justyna Brandt, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Justyna is a registered dental hygienist, she obtained her degree from New York University College of Dentistry and she has been with our practice for over 10 years. Justyna’s other degrees include B.A in History and minor in Nutrition from William Paterson University. She holds anesthesia license, CDA certification and is CPR certified. She provides exceptional dental hygiene care and educates each patient on oral hygiene while focusing on individual needs. In free time Justyna enjoys running and working out, she’s also fluent in English and Polish.
Barbara Lowe – Office Manager
Barbara is our office manager. She has a BS in Finance which she attained at Siena College in Loudonville NY. Prior to taking time off to raise her four children she spent 8 years in pharmaceutical sales. Barbara joined the staff at Dr. Rizzo’s in April of 2014. She is caring and patient. She takes her time to make sure each patient receives all the proper information regarding their treatment and ensures that each patient clearly understands it. She establishes a unique relationship with each patient allowing them to feel as comfortable as possible when coming into our office.
Danielle Furman, Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Danielle attended Dental Studies Institute for certification as a Registered Dental Assistant. She also attended Integrative Nutritional Institute for her certification in Nutritional Studies. She is a well rounded individual with 13 years experience in the dental field and has been in this position for 8 years. She joined our practice in 2013 and is an asset to the business. Danielle is available to our patients via email or phone regarding any questions our patients may have about treatment planning and financial advising. She is very responsible and knowledgeable and works in a timely manner in order to provide the best customer service to our patients.
Barbara (Basia) Woloszyn, Dental Assistant
Barbara is a caring and talented assistant. She has been with our practice since 2013. She works very hard to make all patient feels comfortable and happy with their visits. She is currently working towards her CDA. Barbara is fluent in English and Polish.
Elizabeth Santos, Dental Assistant
Elizabeth is an exceptional assistant. She is currently working towards her RDA. She has 10 years experience assisting in dentistry. She is very knowledgeable and patient. Elisabeth is also fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Jessica Roman, Administrative Assistant
Jessica attended Berkeley College and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been working in the dental field since 2002 and is experienced in working with General dentists as well as Orthodontists. Jessica speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys learning new things.