From left: Michelle Backhaus, DMD, Christopher Overcash, DMD
At Central Jersey Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Michelle Backhaus
provides exceptional care in a family-based, child-centered modern practice.
She offers preventative and restorative care, as well as sedation and hospital
dentistry, and utilizes cutting-edge technology, such as digital radiographs
and lasers. Dr. Backhaus works with her husband, orthodontist Dr. Christopher
“We pride ourselves in going beyond quality care to make sure that your child
is comfortable in a nonthreatening and warm environment,” she says. “We feel
that all children should have a ‘dental home’—similar to their medical home
with their pediatrician.”
Dr. Backhaus, who is board certified in pediatric dentistry, is a graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed her spe-
cialty training at NYU. “I love what I do,” says this mother of two children. “Every
day is a different adventure.”
CENTRAL JERSEY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS
176 Summerhill Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-257-5588 • kiddent.com
MICHELLE M. BACKHAUS, DMD • PEDIATRIC DENTIS TRY
Practicing for more than 20 years, board-certified pediatric dentist
Dr. Madeline Badalaty is proud to have given countless children positive,
rewarding dental experiences. Dr. Badalaty combines expertise and training
with patience and enthusiasm. She and her awesome team provide warm, nurturing care to children, teens and kids with special needs. They establish strong
relationships with both parents and patients, educating them about proper oral
hygiene and nutrition. “It’s rewarding when frightened or shy children come
into my office and leave happy and excited to come back!” says Dr. Badalaty.
“Success is all about trust between patient and doctor.” A UMDNJ graduate,
she is chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center
where she is also a member of the Cleft Palate Team.
Families visiting her “beachside” office will love the ocean-themed décor, fun
toys and video arcade. If they are lucky, Dr. Badalaty may conjure up an amazing
magic trick or balloon animal—just for laughs.
BEACHSIDE PEDIATRIC DENTIS TRY
105 Berkeley Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712
732-774-7008 • oceansofsmiles.com
MADELINE M. BADALATY, DMD • PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Drs. Banasiak and Nettune offer personalized and conservative care, always
keeping abreast of the latest treatments and technology. These board-certified
orthodontists take pride in skillfully manipulating anatomy to achieve proper
jaw function and the aesthetics of perfectly aligned teeth—all with outstanding long-term results. The professional, attentive staff shares their dedication to
making each visit a positive one.
The doctors, who are Invisalign® Preferred Providers, aim to break down barriers to orthodontics by offering flexible payment plans and different appliances
to enhance their patients’ experiences. “We enjoy getting to know patients and
their families,” Dr. Nettune says. “We get real satisfaction seeing their perfect
smiles at the end of treatment,” says Dr. Banasiak.
Both are UMDNJ alumni and Dr. Banasiak teaches dental residents at
Morristown Medical Center. “We are honored to once again be chosen as
New Jersey Monthly Top Dentists,” he says.
BANASIAK & NET TUNE ORTHODONTIC ASSOCIATES
65 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 • 908-766-2444
18 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945 • 973-543-6644
KENNETH BANASIAK, DMD, AND ROGER NETTUNE, DMD • ORTHODONTICS
From left: Roger Nettune, DMD, Kenneth Banasiak, DMD