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Teaneck Office 201-837-6666 865 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Roselle Office 908-241-6455 121-125 Chestnut Street, Ste 201
Roselle, NJ 07203

Meet the Staff

Richard E. Buffong, D.M.D.

Dr. Buffong is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), a member of the Bergen County Dental Association, The Bergen County Implant Study Club, The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Buffong has always emphasized the importance of creating a dental practice that stresses relaxation, comfort and integrity. “Most important to me is my patients’ understanding and education about the dental procedures that they are undergoing. I believe that an educated patient will make the correct decision about their dental health whether its implants, crown and bridge or Invisalign treatment.


Jeannine O. Stephenson-Buffong, D.M.D.

Dr. Stephenson-Buffong is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at the University of Connecticut. She continues to expand her knowledge by attending countless continuing education courses. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Essex County Dental Society. She is also Implant, Invisalign, Laser, Botox and Facial Filler certified.

Dr Stephenson has always believed that your overall health starts with good oral hygiene and that a visit to your dentist should be painless and educational. “Its important to me that my patients understand the procedures that I am performing and all options available, that way my patients are very much involved in their treatment. I strive to give beautiful and healthy smiles.”


Marissa E. Halum, D.M.D.

Dr. Halum graduated dental school at UMDNJ-Dental School and continued on to finish her postgraduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at UMDNJ. Dr. Halum focuses on teaching children good dental habits and comprehensive care. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the ADA, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Halum stays up to date on the most comfortable and current techniques that enable children to maintain healthy smiles.


Shahin Ghobadi, D.M.D.

Dr. Ghobadi graduated from UMDNJ-Dental School and completed his postgraduate Oral Surgery residency at St Joseph Regional Medical Center. In 2004, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery awarded Dr. Ghobadi the Dental Implant Student Award and, earned the Pre-doctoral Achievement Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Ghobadi is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Susan Small, R.D.H

Mrs. Susan Small is a graduate of Bergen Community College and Montclair State University. She is a member of the Bergen County Dental Hygienist Association. Mrs. Small has been a hygienist for over 30yrs and continues to attend numerous continuing education classes to stay current with the ever changing environment of dental health. Suzy, as she is commonly referred to, is a member of numerous social groups in Bergen County and enjoys spending time with her daughter.


Yvette Salon, R.D.H

Ms. Yvette Salon is a graduate of UMDNJ- Dental hygiene school with degrees in Science, Liberal arts and Dental Hygiene. Ms. Salon has over ten years of experience as a dental hygienist and continues to attend continuing education classes throughout the years.

“I enjoy educating my patients on proper dental care at every visit, “ says Ms. Salon, “because I believe that a properly educated patient will always have a healthy mouth. “