Universal Dental Center
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. 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. Podlubny graduated from NYU School of Dentistry in 1996. She was a resident at Columbia University School of Dentistry in 1996-1997. She also worked as a clinical teaching assistant at NYU Dental School in 1997-1998. From 2001, Dr. Podlubny works as a family dentist serving the Washington Hights community in her private practice. She is known for her gentle and caring touch and great work ethics.
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 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 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.
David Moisa, D.D.S., M.S. David Moisa, D.D.S., M.S. graduated Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University, magna cum laude, with a major in Biology. While in college, he established the Yeshiva University Pre-Dental Society, and served as its founding president.
Dr. Moisa subsequently attended the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York. He was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Divisional Excellence Award in Periodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics, the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry, and the Henry Chang, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for clinical excellence and academic achievement.
Following dental school, Dr. Moisa completed the prestigious Columbia University Postgraduate Program in Periodontics. During this three-year residency, he completed a Master’s of Science Thesis entitled “Impact of Palatal Donor Tissue Thickness on Connective Tissue Graft Surgery Outcomes. A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial:’ He earned the Melvin L. Morris Periodontal Research Fellowship Award upon completion of the program.
Dr. Moisa is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he teaches Periodontics to dental students, and is involved in a multicenter clinical trial for the treatment of severe periodontal disease.
For a decade, Dr. Nam Phan has provided advanced state of the art dentistry in Implantology and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Phan received his bachelor degree in Science from Brandeis University in 2005. He acquired his dental doctorate degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2009. Dr. Phan provides his surgical skills all around the United States.
Dr. Phan attends numerous Implant seminars to provide his patients with the newest Implant technology Dr. Phan joined dozens of other Oral surgeons in his last seminar exclusively in Miami, the state of the art program gave Dr. Phan the newest insight on advanced treatment planning, Implant placement, bone grafting, sinus lifts, immediate implant placement and Platelet Rich Plasma with his knowledge and skills Dr. Phan is an invaluable member of the Universal Dental Implant Center Team.
When Dr. Phan is not seeing patients at Universal Dental he spends his time perform dentistry on military bases throughout the United State or going on humanitarian mission trips to other countries helping many children and adults improving their overall dental health and well-being.
When Dr. Phan Is not seeing patients around the United States he enjoys spending time with his family they enjoy travelling, hiking, and numerous other outdoor activities.
Dr. Catherine Pyo received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University and completed her residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where she expanded and improved her clinical skills. Prior to pursuing her DDS, Dr. Pyo studied economics at Northwestern University in Illinois.
Dr. Pyo is not only a competent and dedicated professional, but she is also very compassionate and caring with excellent communication skills. She brings both aspects to deliver a high standard of care to her patients. Dr. Pyo can assist her patients to maintain excellent oral health through effective preventive care and treatment planning.
Dr. Pyo treats all phases of general dentistry including cosmetic, pediatric, restorative, endodontic, and prosthetic dentistry as well as full mouth reconstruction. She constantly trains and follows the most advanced and up-to-date dental techniques to better address her patients’ dental concerns.
Dr. Pyo joined Universal Dental Implant Center in 2017. She currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with her husband and their Australian Shepherd.
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. Leonard Swerdlof grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia and attended Saint Petersburg University Dental School in Russia. Dr. Swerdlof came to the United States in 2011 and attended New York University completing a Comprehensive dental program for International Dentist; in addition he attended Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and received a Doctor of Medicine Degree in periodontics and dental implants.
Dr. Swerdlof is proficiently trained in all aspects of periodontics including non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal diseases, periodontal bone regeneration and periodontal soft tissue grafting. He also has extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, hard tissue grafting including sinus augmentation and soft tissue grafting to enhance esthetics of dental implants.
He is a member of many dental and periodontal organization including
- American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry ,
- American Academy of Periodontology,
- Academy of Implant Dentistry .
Dr. Swerdlod is a professor at Rutgers School of Medicine where he is teaching his love of dentistry to the Junior and senior dental students.
Dr. Swerdlof is dedicated to delivering the highest quality dental treatment. He believes in prevention first and foremost. He strives to provide his patients with the best treatment options available focusing on what is necessary for their long term oral health.
In his spare time Dr. Swerdlof enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and learning about new technologies.
Why Choose Us?
- Multiple 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