Meet Dr. Jody Z. Bardash

IMG_9640Dr. Jody Bardash is one of the lead clinicians at Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn, a family and cosmetic dentistry practice based in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He has over 30 years of experience providing the Fair Lawn community with caring, high-quality dentistry services. Dr. Bardash completed his undergraduate education with both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Isaac Brauer College at Yeshiva University. Following graduation, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1989 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Bardash later completed residency programs in General Practice and Craniomandibular Dysfunction at Hackensack University Medical Center. In 1990, he joined the dental team at Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn. He remains up-to-date on innovations within the field through membership to an array of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. Dr. Bardash also serves as an attending resident at Hackensack University Medical Center, and is certified in Craniomandibular Dysfunction and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. From 2003 to present day, Dr. Bardash has been recognized as one of the top dentists in the country by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

jody-pdfIn addition to his dentistry career, Dr. Bardash is active in humanitarian missions that have allowed adults and children alike to improve their health, well-being, and overall quality of life. He is a member of the Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation (HHAF), which provides national and international medical and dental care to underserved communities.

Dr. Bardash has always felt a desire to help people, even before practicing dentistry. Before his dental career, Dr. Bardash was also a history teacher, an emergency room technician, and a program manager for services that helped developmentally disabled children. Today, he remains very involved in the Fair Lawn community, serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Teaneck Gardens Owners Corporation, Manager of the Teaneck Basketball League, Assistant Commissioner of the Teaneck Men’s Softball League, Assistant Treasurer of the Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and Vice President of the Yavneh Academy Elementary School. In his free time, Dr. Bardash loves spending time with his wife of over 25 years and their four wonderful children.

What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

A cosmetic dentist aims to not only improve your smile, but also enhance your overall quality of life with minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry techniques. Cosmetic dentists tailor your treatment based on qualities unique to you, such as your goals, individual needs, surrounding features, and overall facial appearance, ultimately helping you achieve a healthy mouth and bite in conjunction with a proportional, flattering smile. With a belief that patient comfort and first-rate results are not mutually exclusive, cosmetic dentists strive to make an individual’s treatment experience as pleasant and relaxing as possible. This is accomplished using ever-evolving techniques and progressive dental technology, including the Invisalign® orthodontic system, laser gum recontouring using the Diode® laser, smile design, digital smile imaging, porcelain veneers, and the drill-free WaterLase® dental laser, among many other advanced treatments.

Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist For You

Selecting the best cosmetic dentist for yourself and/or your loved ones ultimately comes down to experience, results, and quality of care. We understand that patients in Fair Lawn and surrounding areas have many different options when it comes to their choice of dental provider. The process of choosing the right dentist for your goals can seem overwhelming, but the following tips may help you narrow down your options.

Beautiful, natural-looking results and a pleasant experience are key to your satisfaction after treatment. To help ensure your prospective dentist is well-equipped to meet your needs:

  • Research a prospective dentist’s credentials, education, and professional memberships. This can give you an idea of how long they have been in practice and the breadth of their dentistry experience. 
  • Explore his or her website to learn whether they work with a dental team. Dental offices can often provide a higher level of care if their team consists of a range of specialties, such as practices that offer the benefit of an in-house orthodontist, cosmetic dentist, periodontist, etc. 
  • Learn whether they use the latest dental technology. Dentistry is a constantly evolving practice, and the use of equipment that can allow a more comfortable visit—such as dental lasers and digital x-rays—can demonstrate the ability to stay attuned to innovations within the field. 
  • Read patient reviews and look at before-and-after photos. These two resources can give you insight into a prospective dentist’s reputation, as well as previous patients’ satisfaction after treatment.

If you would like to learn more about how to choose a cosmetic dentist, or if you would like to schedule your treatment with Dr. Bardash, please contact Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn today.

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