Dentistry in Clark, NJ

 

About Us

Our dental office, located in Clark, NJ, is dedicated to meeting your dental needs while providing friendly and professional care that exceeds your expectations. For more than a decade, we have been providing a comfortable and professional atmosphere where even the most apprehensive patient can feel at home. Our convenient location and hours make visiting our office a breeze.

With nearly two decades of experience under our belts, we have successfully treated patients with many problems, from the simplest of difficulties to some of the most complex dental issues. We stay up-to-date with all of the latest research and technologies in the constantly changing field of dentistry and take the utmost care to ensure your health and safety through sterilization techniques that meet and exceed government standards.
 
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Our Staff

 
Mellisa - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Melissa

(Office Manager/Financial Coordinator)
Melissa has been working for Dr. Martino for over 16 years and has been in the dental field for over 25. Her responsibilities include scheduling, billing, insurance coordinator, and recall. Melissa is the proud mother of two daughters, Brianne and Katelyn and enjoys spending time with them.

Melissa was born and raised in Westfield and continues to make Westfield her home. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with friends, travelling, and gardening. Among her favorite things to do is enjoying a beautiful day at the beach. She also enjoys a good concert or play. Melissa takes great pride in her job and taking care of all of our patients' needs. Providing excellent customer service is very important to her. She has taken on many new responsibilities of late and has taken them on with enthusiasm and skill.
 
 
Betty - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Betty

(Assistant and Patient Manager)
Betty has been a dental assistant for 36 years, more than half of which has been with this practice. Betty is the “jack-of-all-trades” of the practice. She contributes to all aspects of the daily success of the practice. In addition to her skills as a dental assistant, Betty is also responsible for arranging appointments, managing insurance and billing, ordering supplies and making our patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Betty was born and raised in Winfield Park where she still resides. She is the proud mother of Kaitlin who recently became an RN at JFK Hospital and has been dating Steve, a NYC Policeman for many years. She has a large family and enjoys spending time with all of them. Betty is an avid reader and is never without a book in hand. She also enjoys attending concerts, antiquing, seashell hunting and relaxing with her toes in the sands of Myrtle Beach. What Betty loves most about her job is seeing “old friends” (patients) and having the opportunity to make new friends every day. She considers her co-workers as a second family and is looking forward to a bright future with our expanding practice.
 
 
Maria - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Maria

(RDH)
Maria has been a hygienist with Dr. Martino for over 16 years. She has been in the dental field for over 30 years. Helping patients to maintain their gum health and to understand the role of healthy gums in overall health is very important to her. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY but has raised her family in NJ. Maria and her husband Tom have two sons, Matt and Chris and a grandson named Tommy. Maria loves dogs, especially her pet KiKi. On her free time, Maria enjoys reading, exercising and most of all, playing with her grandson. Maria cherishes the relationships that she has formed over time with her patients and cares for them very deeply.
 
 
Laura - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Laura

(RDH)
Laura has been working for Dr. Martino for 15 years and has been a full time dental hygienist for 36 years. Laura is married and the proud mother of two. She grew up in Carteret. Laura is an avid reader and loves to exercise. Spending time at the beach is one of Laura's favorite things to do and looks forward to the summer every year. Laura cherishes the relationships that she has established with her patients over the years. She loves helping her co-workers and considers them all friends. Laura is a very compassionate hygienist and is dedicated to helping her patients overcome any fears of dentistry that they may have. Her commitment to promoting oral health is what makes so many patients request Laura as their hygienist.
 
 
Lynn - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Lynn

(RDH)
Lynn has been a hygienist with Dr. Martino for one year. She has been practicing dental hygiene for her entire career and loves helping all of her patients…from the smiling faces of children to those with more advanced gum (periodontal) problems. Educating her patients is very important to Lynn and she will take the extra time needed to help them to keep their smile healthy.

Lynn has raised two children in Cranford and is now enjoying life as an “empty nester” with her husband. She loves to travel but never to the same place twice! In her free time, Lynn also loves gardening, decorating, and cooking (& eating too!). She is always interested in learning and staying educated on all of the latest advances and trends in dental hygiene. Lynn says that if she won a million dollars, she would go back to school! She has been a wonderful addition to our team and has quickly become an integral part of our office family.
 
 
Barbara - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Barbara

(RDA)
Barbara has been a chair-side assistant for Dr. Martino for over 16 years. She has been working in the dental field for over 40 years…before the days of masks and gloves! Barbara has resided in NJ all of her life. She has been married to her husband for 34 years and is the proud parent of two children. Barbara is a lifelong student of the Bible and also enjoys learning about health and nutrition. On her free time, Barbara likes crocheting blankets for nursing homes and chemo patients. Barbara considers herself very fortunate to have found her career niche early in life. She still loves dentistry and is very happy working for Dr. Martino. She cherishes her friendships with her co-workers and the relationships that she has formed with patients.
 
 
Jennifer - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Jennifer

(Assistant)
Jennifer has been working for Dr. Martino for almost two years and has quickly become an asset to the team. Her responsibilities include assisting, arranging appointments, sterilization of instruments as well as patient communication. Jennifer is a quick learner and is always willing to learn new skills. She has enjoyed learning new things every day about dentistry and being able to work hands-on alongside Dr. Martino. She has an excellent rapport with patients. She lives with her parents, sister and her dog Minnie in Clark, where she has been a lifelong resident.

Jennifer loves animals and has visited sanctuaries where she was able to pet and play with monkeys, tigers and wolves, oh my! In her spare time, she also enjoys baking and decorating cake pops, shopping, and travelling. Her favorite vacation spots are Disney World and the Dominican Republic. She hopes to visit Africa one day. Her long-term goals include working with special needs children.
 
 
Dr. Allison - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Dr. Allison Sceppaguercio

(DMD)

Dr. Sceppaguercio completed undergraduate studies in Biology and Latin at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to pursue her dream career of dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Dental School), where she earned her DMD degree. During her time at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Sceppaguercio served as the vice president of her class and student trustee to the New Jersey Dental Association Board of Delegates. She was also passionately involved in tutoring underclassmen and mentoring pre-dental students in the school’s pipeline programs. Her scholastic honors include memberships in Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Upon graduation, Dr. Sceppaguercio completed a one year residency in general dentistry at Morristown Medical Center, where over 8,000 patients per year are treated. In the MMC dental center, Dr. Sceppaguercio provided advanced comprehensive dental care for her family of patients, encompassing all ages and levels of dental need. In addition to providing conventional dental therapies, Dr. Sceppaguercio’s responsibilities included responding to dental emergencies, managing facial trauma, providing care for developmentally disabled patients, and working closely with her medical counterparts to diagnose, treat, and consult for medically compromised hospital patients. During her residency, Dr. Sceppaguercio was selected to attend the Aesthetic Advantage program, which she completed along with varied other continuing educational programs. She remains involved in continuing education and recently was selected to participate in a faculty training program at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sceppaguercio also strongly believes in the importance of community service, and volunteers providing dental treatment to children at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark.

Dr. Sceppaguercio strongly believes in patient education, prevention, and providing individualized and compassionate care to her patients. She is excited to be a part of the Clark Family Dental Associates team! In her time away from the office, Dr. Sceppaguercio enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her parents’ dog Phoebe. Her hobbies include cooking, eating, and travel. She frequents New York City and the Ortley Beach area of the Jersey Shore in her free time. Dr. Sceppaguercio is recently married, and she and her husband Patrick look forward their honeymoon abroad in the spring.

 
 
Dr. Martino - Dentist in Clark NJ
 

Dr. Martino

(DDS)
Dr. Martino received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU in 1992 where he majored in English and minored in both the Classics and pre-medical studies. Dr. Martino received his DDS from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1996 where he graduated with top honors and was inducted into the national academic association Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

While a student at Columbia, Dr. Martino was awarded an academic scholarship from the United States Navy. He began his role as a US Navy dentist upon graduation, attending Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, RI before reporting for duty at Navy Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. Following this duty station, Dr. Martino became the Dental Officer aboard the USS DETROIT (AOE-4) where he served 2 years as the sole dentist aboard the ship. During this time, the ship did tours of duty throughout the Atlantic and spent six months on deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf participating in Operation Desert Fox and Operation Southern Watch with the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) Battle Group. Dr. Martino has owned his practice in Clark since 1999 and has built a welcoming family practice focused solely on his patients' dental health and well-being. He provides expert treatment in various areas of dentistry and approaches his work with care, compassion, skill and professionalism.

It is important to Dr. Martino to stay educated and informed on all current advances and trends in dentistry. He attends monthly seminars to stay on top of these cutting edge advances and trends in the profession. Outside of the office Dr. Martino enjoys spending time with his wife Jean, and his two children. His other interests include playing the piano, photography, traveling, skiing and attending Yankees games. Dr. Martino loves to travel to Disney World with his family and is the resident Disney expert in the office. So next time you visit, be sure to pick his brain about all things Disney!
 
To schedule a dental appointment, call Robert J. Martino, DDS today at 732-382-8280.

Member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, & the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry