Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Yasmi O Crystal,
NJ Pediatric Dentist # 3432
Dr. Crystal graduated Dental School from UMDNJ
and got her Pediatric Dental training from Eastman
Dental Center, University of Rochester.
She is a past president of the New Jersey
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has been co-director of
of continuing education for the New Jersey Society of
Dentistry for Children and the New Jersey Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry for more than 20 years.
In this post, she has organized and directed continuing
education courses for pediatric dentists and their staff,
so they can keep current with the latest techniques, procedures and materials. Dr. Crystal is a Diplomate
of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Board Certified Pediatric Dentist), and an active member,
past member of the Board of Trustees and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Crystal is an Associate Professor for Pediatric Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry and
In addition, she is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental
Association, the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry and the
International Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a fellow of the American Society for Dental Esthetics, the
American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Pediatric
She is also an instructor of pediatric conscious sedation at ASAAD's Conscious Sedation Course in St.
Josephs Hospital in Paterson NJ, an Oral Health consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics, lectures to
pediatric dentists in the US and abroad, and has published several articles in Scientific Journals.
Dr. Crystal believes all children are entitled to good oral health, so she has volunteered her
services at free children dental clinics in Israel, Mexico and the United States.
Dr. Crystal has three children, Ari, Emil and Lara.
Dr. Crystal is fluent is SPANISH, ITALIAN and FRENCH.
Our Business Staff:
Our friendly business staff will be glad to help you with
appointments, insurance questions and treatment
preauthorizations, as well as billing inquiries. Because of their
dental assistant background they are very familiar with all dental
procedures and can assist you with any additional information you
Rebeca is also a dental assistant and has an x ray licence. She
can help you with any business questions in SPANISH.
Heidi joined our staff after bringing her children to our practice as
patients for a number of years. She has extensive experience with
insurance and billing, and she also speaks SPANISH and she
certainly can help with her perspective as a parent.
Dr. Reena Bhandari
NJ Pediatric Dentist # 5964
Dr. Bhandari graduated dental school at University of
Maryland Dental School in Maryland. and finished her
postgraduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at
UMDNJ, New Jersey Dental School in Newark, New Jersey,
Dr. Reena feels right at home being part of a staff that
focuses on teaching kids the good habits that will enable them
not to require dental restorative work.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric
Dentistry, a member of the ADA, the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry and the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Our dental assistants have been trained to help our young
patients feel at ease. From holding your child's hand and
helping us complete their dental treatment to making sure you
are comfortable with post-treatment instructions, they make
your visit easier and better.
Elena has worked extensively with children, has also completed
her x-ray technician training and can help us with our
Maria has an x ray licence and is also a nurse's aid at Somerset
Hospital. She is married and is mother to Matthew and Vincent..
Our Dental Hygienists:
Our dental hygienists preform many of the preventive
treatments in our office. They have extensive training
working with children, are very patient and will help your
child feel comfortable during their visit.
Terri has been a hygienist in our office for 16 years. She is
very experienced and gentle. She is married, and a mother
to Katie. Everybody loves Terri.
Jennifer has recently re-joined our staff as a dental
hygienist after having several years experience as a dental
assistant. Jennifer is very enthusiastic and wonderful with
Dr. Maria Cecilia Duprat,
NJ Orthodontics Specialist # 5025
Dr. Duprat graduated Dental School from New York
University, did a one year residency at Montefiore
Medical Center, and finished her Orthodontic
Postdoctoral Training at UMDNJ with a Masters in Oral
Biology. She received the American Association of
Orthodontists Student Award and was a faculty
member at New York University. She is a member of
the American Dental Association, the NJ Dental
Association, and the American Association of
Dr. Duprat is married and a mother two young
children. She is fluent in SPANISH.