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Our Story

Setting the bar a bit higher, Universal Dental Center shakes the traditional mold of dental office and dental practitioners. Our office is incredibly professional but also believe being caring and understanding goes a long way. You will probably agree a warm environment makes for a much better mood.

It is important for you to know we place high standards on everything we do. And while we can tell you how great the staff and office are, it's how we care for our patients that really matters.

Dr. Choi

Dr. John Choi is a Certified Periodontist who is an expert in all facets of dental implants. Dr. John Choi has placed more than 10,000 implants, giving him the distinction of being a leading specialist in implant placement in the United States. Dr. Choi is a periodontist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Dr. Choi received his Bachelor of science from the University of Rochester in 2001. He graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2007 and continued his education in the Periodontology program at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with a specialty in periodontics in which he completed in 2010.

Dr. Choi is also Fluent in Korean

He is a member of the following associations:

  • American Academy of Periodontics

When Dr. Choi is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time and traveling with his family and friends.

Dr. Favetta

Dr. George T. Favetta has been practicing dentistry since1985. In 1984, Dr. Favetta received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and went on to graduate in 1985 from Fairleigh Dickinson University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Favetta also completed a post doctorate certificate for prosthodontic reconstruction at Fairleigh Dickinson University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1988. Dr. Favetta has worked with widely known dental specialists in the field of implantology to complete the restorations of implants. With a warm and friendly demeanor and a highly commitment to his patients, Dr. Favetta has great experience in performing challenging prosthetic restorations.

In his spare time, Dr. Favetta enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Li

Dr. Mo Li received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Columbia and her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory’s College of Art and Science. Dr. Li completed her Dental Residency at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, which has the largest hospital-based dental program in New Jersey. Dr. Li is dedicated to providing excellent care to her patients, staying ahead of the curve by learning about new advancements in dentistry. Dr. Li enjoys expanding her knowledge and perfecting her skill set by actively attending and participating in continuing dental education.

When Dr. Li is not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her family and friend.

Dr. Savino

Dr. Savino graduated with a BS in Biology at NYU. He continued to pursue his dream of being the first dentist in his family. Graduating from NYU Dental School he earned his DDS in 1988.

Always staying on the cusp of the newest technology and procedures, Dr. Savino has earned over 1000 hours of continuing education. With this he is now qualified in the surgical placement of dental implants, he is a provider with Invisalign treatment, and is highly trained in cosmetic veneer procedures.

Dr. Savino has owned multiple successful practices throughout the state of New Jersey. When Dr. Savino is not in the office he enjoys quality time with his lovely wife Susan and their three children Skyler, Samantha and Sydni.

Dr. Mintz

Dr. Shalom Mintz is a Board-Certified Periodontist who is an expert in all facets of dental implants, laser gum surgery, and in keeping his patients in optimal oral health while they enjoy a relaxing calm environment. Dr Mintz takes pride in the time that he spends with his patients to educate them and to reassure them. Dr. Mintz graduated from SUNY Stony Brook Dental School in 2005 with a D.D.S. degree as well as The Quintessence Award for Periodontics. Dr. Mintz continued his education at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ where he studied advanced surgical procedures in periodontics, bone grafting and implants and received his Masters Degree in Oral Biology plus his Certificate in Periodontics and Adult Intravenous. He was a Clinical Periodontics Teaching Assistant at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ for three years. Dr. Mintz currently lectures for continue education classes.

He is a member of the following associations:

  • American Academy of Periodontics
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Rockland County Dental Society

In his spare time, Dr. Mintz enjoys spending quality time with his wife and their 4 children. In addition, he takes joy in playing sports and out door activities.

Dr. White

Dr. White is from Northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Boston University in 1976 and graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1981. Larry was a resident at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital before going into private practice with his father, where he served the Bronx community for over 20 years. Dr. White enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry and is proficient in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and restoring Implants. He has provided dental care to nursing home residents and is active in various dental study groups and continuing education.

Dr. White is known for his gentle and caring touch along with his ability to make you feel calm and comfortable.

Dr. Bitton

Dr. Bitton graduated from Columbia University Barnard undergrad Magna Cum Laude in 2005. Dr. Bitton went on to graduate from UMDNJ at the top of her class in 2012 making it on the Dean’s list all four consecutive years. Dr. Bitton then completed a competitive residency at the NJ Veterans Affairs ending in 2013. Dr. Bitton also went on to receive her license in Facial, Fillers and Botox. Dr. Bitton has enjoyed practicing general/family dentistry including restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry in the Bergen county area.

Dr. Bitton and her husband are heavily involved with the raising of their six children. They all enjoy travelling, hiking, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Two Convenient Locations
  • Over 10,000 Implant Treatments Performed
  • Multi-Lingual Staff That Speak Over 10 Languages
  • Our Oral Care Professionals Offer Emergency Services
  • We Have Provided Superior Implant Services Since 1993
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