For Dr. Sangita Madan, bigger is not always better. That’s why
the four-time New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist prides herself on
maintaining a smaller practice, allowing time to greet patients and
parents in a reception area prior to providing dental services. “I’ll
often sit with the kids, joining them as they play with Legos, and
then I tell them who I am,” she says. “I just want to get to know
them and for them to get to know me before we get to the dental
aspect. Parents have just as many fears as their children, and I want
to show them that I really care about their kids.”
Whether treating a toddler, teen or child with special needs,
Dr. Madan’s approach to patient care is very prevention oriented. In
addition to promoting proper oral hygiene, she stresses nutritional
counseling. She is assisted in her efforts by an experienced, all-
women support staff, plus orthodontist Dr. Melissa Grieder-Roberto.
Dr. Madan offers same-day surgery for her patients at Hackettstown
Regional Medical Center.
A graduate of UMDNJ, Dr. Madan participates in several philanthropic pursuits, including using her training in forensic odontology
to assist the state police with missing and unidentified individuals,
providing free dental screenings for Special Olympics athletes and
volunteering with Haven of Hope for Kids.
121 Shelley Drive, Suite 1A, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
RichaRd U. MaSceRa JR., ddS • General dentistry
Dr. Richard Mascera Jr. draws inspiration from his father’s lengthy
dental career in Upper Montclair. “I saw how fulfilling dentistry was
for my dad and decided to follow in his footsteps early on,” he says.
This second-generation dentist embraces the same professional
ideals as his dad: compassion, integrity and a philosophy of conser-
vative treatment. “I take an honest approach with each patient,” he
says. “Together we select a treatment plan where aesthetics and
function come together to produce the pleasing, natural smile a
To accomplish this Dr. Mascera employs the most modern tech-
nology dentistry has to offer. He is an Invisalign® Preferred Provider
and uses a Waterlase® laser for painless dentistry, often without
drills and anesthesia. He utilizes digital X-rays for minimal radiation,
along with the latest protocols to maintain sterility throughout the
office. To ensure his patients get the best care possible, he refers to
specialists who share his philosophy.
What is most rewarding in Dr. Mascera’s practice? “The trust
people show as their families grow and I care for one generation to
the next is most fulfilling,” he says. He is also honored to be chosen
by his peers as a New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist this year.
286 Park Street, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043