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Fall 2014

2014 Invisalign Preferred Provider
Straight teeth are within your reach...go wireless with Invisalign!
Find out more at our upcoming Invisalign Day this Fall: ONE day, BIG savings!

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 Teaching Learning, Sharing, Inspiring
"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself" Galileo Galilei
20 years ago, after graduating from the College of Dentistry at New York University, I had an incredible learning experience as a resident at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY. I have very fond memories of the dentists that came into the department to teach us and help us understand what it took to practice in the 'real world'. It is my privilege to be in a position to give back and I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend with my residents at the Dental Department at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. My goal is to help fast forward their experiences by sharing what I have learnt in my journey. This year I am very excited to be teaching a beta program that focuses not only on the delivery of complex clinical dentistry but also on personal discovery and development, leadership, communication skills and stress management. The residents and staff have been keen and enthusiastic participants and I look forward to their feedback at the end of the year so I can evaluate the success of this program. I'm not sure if I learn more while teaching or teach more. I see teaching as a continuation of the process of learning and am always inspired by my students.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea screening is a focus of our practice. We are working with various Sleep Physicians and Sleep Centers in NJ to help their patients and are now offering a complimentary sleep disorder screening to all our existing and new patients. Please call us if you would like the screening form for a family member or friend. Yes, even if they are not a patient at our practice. Consequences of undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders can be serious to fatal. We are committed to educating as many people as we possibly can about these hazards. To learn more about Sleep Apnea.



Practice News

Tonya, Jasleen and I are excited to welcome Adriane Carrasquillo, CDA, RDA to our team. She has joined us as my clinical assistant. Many of you have already met Adriane and experienced her competency, compassion and caring personality. She comes to us with 15 years of experience in clinical dentistry, advanced assisting training and a love for helping people get the smile that they have always wished for. She has a passion for learning and an attitude of gratitude, fun and positivity. Adriane, RDA with patient Carol


Invisalign is in the air
Dr. Merriman at an Invisalign Study Club in Costa  Rica, September, 2014
There are so many reasons to fix your bite other than the aesthetics of your smile, as if that wasn't a good enough reason! A bad bite can lead to destruction of your TMJ, wear of your teeth, recession, enamel chipping at the neck of your teeth, headaches, muscle soreness, etc. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and the bacteria that remain there despite proper brushing and flossing can cause damage to the teeth (decay/cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease which causes inflammation in the body. With the oral systemic link, the impact of a bad bite is far reaching. Call us for a complimentary consult if you have ever thought of Invisalign for yourself or a loved one. Now is a perfect time to consider Invisalign as we have our Fall Special. Click here to view our Fall Invisalign Special
Stay tuned

Our 'new' web site is almost ready to be revealed. We are a practice that continuously grows not only in patient numbers, but in what we offer our patients in services and experiences. In the 15 years that we have been at 229 Charles Street, the practice and I have grown and are continuously evolving. We have been working hard for the past many months to have our web site reflect those changes. We are excited to have our new web site go live soon. Stay tuned!


There are less than 2 months left to the calendar year. If you have dental work that needs to be completed, please call us and schedule your appointment TODAY. Your dental reimbursement benefits and your Health Flex benefits will not carry over to 2014. Also, by now, you are likely to have met the deductible amount on your Medical insurance policy which may make an Oral Sleep Appliance a covered benefit (to the extent that your policy allows, if it is a covered benefit. This varies from policy to policy)   


The upcoming months are especially busy times at the practice and we would hate to not be able to accommodate your needs. Also note that we will be on break from the 25th of December through the 4th of January, 2015-  of course with Emergency coverage for you. We hope that this gives you all enough advance notice so you can schedule your care with us at your earliest convenience.


Until next time,


Be Well, Do Well, Live Well

Sunita Merriman, DDS