Meet Our Team
Elliot Rand, D.D.S
I have always dreamed of building a dental practice which would be able to provide patients with care at a single office that would meet all their dental needs. Patient care not only entails being able to perform the dentistry, but understanding the patient's needs from their smile to their inner spirit.
As a dentist, I have had the opportunity to help people in so many different ways. This means the world to me and for it I am eternally thankful and blessed. It's incredible that I have had the chance to travel to remote places world-wide and provide health care education to children.
Education and Continuing Education
I graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1987. Since my graduation I have completed many continuing education courses and obtained certifications in many advanced dental procedures. I am involved in the latest advances in cutting-edge dental technology and materials.
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Academy For Dental Facial Esthetics
- American Society of Forensic Odontology
In my spare time I enjoy photography, cycling, and yoga. I am a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Jeffrey Kim, D.D.S
Dr. Kim received his Bachelor's of Science at Fairfield University. He then when on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery, completed a General Practice Residency at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY, and trained in the orthdontics residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
His many memberships include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He is also Invisalign certified.
Dr. Kim's personal interests include sports, movies, billiards, and spending time with his friends and family.
Erginio Fernandez, D.M.D
Dr. Fernandez graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in 2009. He continued his studies in a post-graduate General Practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ.
He is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. His personal interests include traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Hubert Gugala, D.M.D.
Dr. Gugala graduated from Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University in 2007 with high honors. He then went on to pursue his passion and sub-specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, graduating in 2011. He is a Diplomat of the American Board Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
During his specialty training, while providing care for the New York and the tristate area, he performed hundreds of complicated surgeries from extractions, through implants, to Maxillofacial reconstructions. He was regarded as one of the best specialists by his colleagues and peers.
He is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional and personal care. His licenses in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and General Anesthesia are active in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Gugala spends much of his time actively providing his services in a private practice. When not working, he resides along with his wife, daughter, and son, in northern New Jersey.
Michelle Chandnani, D.M.D.
Dr. Michelle Chandnani graduated with a B.S. in public health at Rutgers University in 2008. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from UMDNJ in 2012. After graduation, Dr. Chandnani went on to complete her general practice residency at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association and the NJ Dental Association, and she enjoys to travel, cook, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Anupreet Singh, D.M.D.
Dr. Singh is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, however she was brought up and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and then subsequently her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 2010. She then furthered her clinical practice by completing a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and then an Oral Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she treated children with a variety of special health care needs. She enjoyed working with children so much that she then returned to Montefiore Medical Center to complete her 2 year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Singh is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is an American Board of Pediatric Dentistry diplomate. She has a strong passion for community outreach and has volunteered abroad in Ecuador. Her goal is to provide high quality dental care for children in a nurturing, fun, and compassionate way.
In her free time, Dr. Singh loves to travel, practice yoga, and spend time with her family.
Maryse Manasse, D.M.D.
Dr. Manasse graduated in 2002 from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a B.S. in Chemistry. After four years, she graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 2006. She realized that she wanted to pursue specialty training and continued an additional three years of Prosthodontic specialty training at New Jersey Dental School. She completed her residency training and started working in the field immediately.
She is a faculty member at New York University, where she holds a Clinical Assistant Professor title in the Implant Dentistry Department. She is a Diplomate and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). She has published various scientific and peer reviewed articles, provides her clinical expertise to residents about prosthetics and implant dentistry, and she also is in private practice in New Jersey.
Bridging the gap to academia and clinical experience is a passion that she enjoys. She is currently active in many various professional organizations and provides various community outreach programs to the Greater New York Metro Area. She is an active lecturer at local study groups and community health affairs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and long nature walks.
David Book, D.M.D.
Dr. David Book graduated from Rutgers University in 1989 with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in 1995. He then continued his studies in a post-graduate endodontics program at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School and graduated in 1997.
Some patients are fearful of root canal therapy. Dr. Book has been providing compassionate care and educating patients to reduce dental fears for over 20 years. It is incredibly gratifying to remove a patient's pain and have them leave the office with a smile instead of being afraid.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, and the New Jersey Association of Endodontics.
He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.
Imanuel Babayev, D.D.S., M.D.
Dr. Babayev earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry and Doctor of Medicine from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center & Oceania University. As a resident in King’s County Hospital Center’s Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Babayev became proficient in dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathics, and reconstruction. He completed his fellowship at The Center for Dentofacial Deformities & Corrective Jaw Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
In his role as an associate oral surgeon at a private practice, Dr. Babayev has built on and refined his surgical expertise. He’s excited to have the opportunity to make an impact on even more patients’ lives through smile restoration. Dr. Babayev also volunteers for Healing the Children, an organization that helps children with craniofacial deformities.
Amy Patel, D.M.D.
Dr. Amy Patel is a New Jersey native, born and raised. She attended Villanova University for her undergraduate studies as part of a seven-year accelerated dental program. She graduated with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and then pursued a two-year pediatric dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center. As chief resident there, she treated a diverse patient pool, from healthy individuals to medically compromised patients and patients with special needs. She also has extensive experience in use of nitrous oxide and advance behavior management.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an ardent advocate for underprivileged children and has spearheaded volunteer initiatives both domestically and internationally.
In her free time Dr. Patel enjoys going to her local Crossfit gym, making DIY crafts, and playing with her niece and nephew.
Maryam Abbasi, D.M.D.
Dr. Maryam Abbasi received her first Bachelor degree in Microbiology and her second Bachelor degree in Psychology with honors from San Jose State University, California. She then moved on to Pennsylvania where she received her doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Abbasi lived and practiced dentistry in Pennsylvania for a few years before finally calling New Jersey her new home. She continually strives to be the best that she can be for her patients. Patients describe Dr Abbasi as a dentist with heart, talent, and an exceptional chairside manner. She always takes the time to explain the procedures and answer her patients’ questions.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Elizabeth Herko, D.D.S.
Dr. Herko graduated with a B.S. in foods and nutrition at The University of Western Ontario in 1998, and a Masters in public health in epidemiology at New York Medical College in 2002. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from NYU in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Herko went on to complete her general practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ.
She is an active member of the Dental Success Network and the Academy of General Dentistry where she has achieved the fellowship award. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Cheryl Li, D.M.D.
Dr. Cheryl Li received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with a major in Biology. She graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and completed her general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was selected to be a member of Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society. Dr. Li is also certified in Invisalign.
She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
During her spare time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, and spending time with her family.
The Hygienist Team
Laura, Elly, Lauren, Monica, Shylla
Gina, Helen, Alex, Grace, Marissa, Raven, Cindy, Laura
Front Desk Staff
Alicja, Cara, Lorissa
Sara, Cheryl, Virginia
Leighann, Linda, Kim S., Karen, Gianna, Courtney, Maggie, Cynde, Kim C.