Dr. Finkelstein founded Essex Dental Professionals in 1985 with the goal of establishing a general family dental practice with an emphasis on family. In an age when many dentists have lost touch with their patients, Dr. Finkelstein continues to concentrate on meeting the specific needs of each individual family member in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Dr. Finkelstein graduated from West Orange Mountain High School in 1971. He holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Rutgers College and an MS in Biology from Seton Hall University. He received his DMD from the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry in 1981, and graduated from the Misch Implant Institute in 1992. He regularly participates in continuing education and professional development courses to stay current with the latest dental techniques and procedures. Dr. Finkelstein and his family reside in Livingston.
Susan Finkelstein, Dental Hygienist
Susan Finkelstein helped establish Essex Dental Professionals in 1985. Susan grew up in Mountainside, NJ, and is from a dental family. She attended Georgetown and Syracuse. After undergraduate schools, she graduated Union County Hygiene School in 1979. She takes great pride in her family, the office, and life.
Sue Stark, Dental Hygienist
Grew up in Maplewood, NJ where her father was a Dentist. Growing up in his office made her always want to be a hygienist; she graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and has been practicing hygiene for over 30 years. When not at work, Sue spends time with her two daughters and enjoying life to the fullest.
Michelle D’Amore, Dental Assistant
Was born and raised in West Orange where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She graduated West Orange High in 1997. After High School, she attended Dental Studies Institute and graduated from there in 1998 with a CDA + X-ray license. She graduated UMDNJ in 2005. She enjoys making people feel comfortable, making people laugh and smile and helping them however she can. Michele has been part of the Finkelstein Practice for 12 years.