“I love changing people’s lives through dentistry,” says Dr. Allyson Hurley. Her
gentle preventive, restorative and cosmetic care succeeds in giving her patients
healthy, natural-looking smiles. The only female dentist in New Jersey with
MAGD status and accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
her practice features a unique combination of artistry, technical excellence and
genuine concern for her patients. This is the seventh consecutive year Dr. Hurley
has been named a New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist.
An award-winning and certified portrait photographer, Dr. Hurley’s skills in
this area have sharpened her artistic eye and enhanced her dental practice. She
teaches oral photography to dental colleagues and uses her talents behind the
camera to benefit Operation Smile, which provides cleft palate/lip surgeries for
Appreciated by patients for her compassion and sensitivity, Dr. Hurley is especially gratified to restore oral health for people recovering from bulimia. She also
treats patients with broken teeth due to accidents or sports injuries. “Giving
people back their smiles makes a huge difference in their self-esteem,” she says.
400 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ 07921
908-781-7777 • 201-401-1981 • AllysonHurley.com
ALLYSON HURLEY, DDS • GENERAL DENTISTRY
Dr. Dimple Malavia and Dr. Shawn Lafkowitz provide patients with the highest quality of endodontic care in a warm, welcoming setting and are truly empathetic to each patient’s needs and concerns. “We genuinely believe in painless
dentistry and take pride in treating our patients with the same care and respect
that we would a family member,” says Dr. Lafkowitz. “We believe our bedside
manner and compassion for our patients are what set us apart from others.” Dr.
Trisha Charland joined the team this past year.
The practice specializes in root canal therapy and all procedures are performed
using dental operating microscopes, allowing the doctors to manage a wide
range of anatomically challenging cases. Services provided include endodontic
treatment (root canals), endodontic retreatment, and endodontic microsurgery.
Dr. Malavia graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral
Surgery and NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Lafkowitz is a graduate of UMDNJ.
1 Lincoln Highway, Suite 6, Edison, NJ 08820
732-549-2340 • middlesexendonj.com
SHAWN LAFKOWITZ, DMD, AND DIMPLE MALAVIA, DDS • ENDODONTICS
From left: Dimple Malavia, DDS, Shawn Lafkowitz, DMD
“I’m thrilled to be recognized by my peers,” says board-certified pediatric
dentist Dr. Bernadette Lapena, a first-time New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist.
“They trust me to treat their patients and their own kids.” Branchburg Pediatric
Dentistry, the practice she launched with Dr. Archana Devi, provides outstand-
ing dental care in a nurturing environment for one-year-olds up to young adults.
Dr. Lapena and her team have created a welcoming dental home equipped with
the latest technology, plus iPads and TVs for patients. They make dental hygiene
fun by offering a brushing station and encouraging children to don sunglasses
and hold mirrors during treatment.
Dr. Lapena graduated from NYU College of Dentistry, where she completed
her pediatrics residency and taught as a clinical assistant professor. “Prevention
is the key to lifelong dental health,” she says. Her advice for parents? Offer fruit
and veggie snacks, avoid sugary drinks and help children brush twice daily.
BRANCHBURG PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
3322 Route 22 West, Suite 201, Building 2, Branchburg, NJ 08876
908-722-2226 • branchburgpediatricdentistry.com
BERNADETTE LAPENA, DDS • PEDIATRIC DENTISTR Y
From left: Bernadette Lapena, DDS, Archana Devi, DDS