Joseph Ting, DMD

 

Dr. Ting was born in Ohio and was raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of Caldwell College and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.  He has proudly served as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy and received more written and verbal patient compliments about his gentle and caring treatment than any other dental provider while serving at his first duty station at Naval Station Great Lakes.  After completion of his naval service, he worked in private practice in New Jersey and also taught as a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.  He also was an active New Jersey State Certified volunteer Emergency Medical Technician trained in the use of hydraulic extrication gear (Jaws of Life) and is a CPR Instructor.

 

While in the Navy, Dr. Ting was able to learn many skills and techniques from our nation’s top dentists at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School.  He attended continuing education courses in a wide range of subjects, including Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Dental Infection Control, Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, Endodontics, and Periodontics.

 

Dr. Ting had been working in New Jersey in private dental offices for the past few years, and had been recently honored as a finalist for the Healthcare Provider of the Year in Holmdel, NJ.  He is committed to ethics, truthfulness, and personal responsibility and continually seeks additional training and education to ensure that he always provides the finest care possible.  He is a very gentle, detail oriented, and ever-cheerful dentist and enjoys caring for patients of all ages!

 

 

Theresa Hoang, DMD

 

Dr. Hoang is an accomplished general dentist who enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has an especially strong passion for helping children.  She was born and raised in New Jersey and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University, and then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.  Upon graduation, she completed her post-doctoral General Practice Residency at the prestigious Lyons and East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in New Jersey.  Dr. Hoang has excelled in restoring smiles and transforming lives throughout New Jersey over the past few years by doing everything she can to take the fear and anxiety out of the dental experience.

 

Dr.  Hoang has a genuine belief that all patients should be treated as family.  Her goal is to establish sincere long term relationships with her patients and provide quality personalized care that they deserve.  Dr. Hoang takes pride in making every patient feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit, while providing the highest level of dental care.

 

 

Destiny Dixon, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

 

Destiny was born and raised in Belchertown, and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College with her first Dental Hygiene degree.  Since then, she has obtained a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University.  During her studies, Destiny earned the "Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award" and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a society consisting of superior scholars in Allied Health fields.  She has also been published in a peer-reviewed magazine.

 

As a Clinical Instructor, she has been actively educating the newest generation of Dental Hygienists since 2009, formerly at Springfield Technical Community College and currently at Quinsigamond Community College.

 

Destiny enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene, but strives to always provide individual care with compassion.  Her goal is to connect with patients on every level, making their dental appointment something they will look forward to!   In remembrance of her brother, she has studied extensively on the oral health needs of those undergoing oncology treatment and adheres to the highest standard of care.

 

In her time off, Destiny enjoys spending time hiking with her husband Mark, and her two teenage boys, Samuel and Matthew.

Judith McGuire, RDH

 

Judy brings over 39 years of Dental Hygiene experience to our practice.  She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport: Fones School of Dental Hygiene.

 

 During her first 16 years of employment with a general dentist, Judy developed and implemented a program of patient care and education in oral hygiene.  She also trained and became an accredited orthodontic hygienist, performing many of the orthodontic duties in addition to her regular hygiene duties.

 

After taking two years off to be home with her two young children who have since grownup, her daughter becoming a Board Certified Periodontist in the US Navy and her son an environmental engineer, Judy worked for the next 20 years in a Periodontal Practice.  There she was instrumental in creating an educational program for her patients on the correlation of periodontal disease with heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease.  During that time Judy also participated in a two year clinical trial for a local antibiotic Arestin.  The trial was a complete success, determining that the application of Arestin along with scaling and root planing can greatly reduce the depth of periodontal pockets.  These results have helped Arestin become widely used throughout many dental practices and earning Judy the ”Arestin Certified  Expert” certificate of achievement award.

 

Judy is also proficient with the use of Oraqix a non-injectable anesthetic used when local anesthesia is needed during scaling and root planning for periodontal pockets and for use on extremely sensitive patients.

 

Judy takes great pride in trying to make each trip to the dentist as enjoyable and painless as possible, striving to have each person leave with the feeling,” my mouth has never felt better”.  She strongly believes in good home care and will gladly take the time to instruct every patient on the different techniques, methods and tools needed to take care of those problem areas that may occur from time to time.