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Jeffrey R. DeMartino, D.M.D., D.A.B.F.D.

Phillipsburg dentist, Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, earning degrees in Premedical Studies, as well as a BA in Psychology.  He entered Fairleigh S. Dickinson School of Dental Medicine in the fall of that same year, and completed his D.M.D. doctorate in 1988.  Upon graduation, he joined his father, Dr. Gaeton J. DeMartino, and his future wife, Dr. Nelida Garcia in practice at DeMartino Dental Group P.C. in his hometown, Phillipsburg, N.J.

In 1993, he received his training in Forensic Odontology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., and in 1997 achieved the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Dentistry.  Also, in 1993, Dr. DeMartino, along with Dr. Gaeton DeMartino and Dr. Garcia, obtained their training in Dental Lasers and their oral-facial applications in dentistry at HGM Medical Lasers in Salt Lake City, Utah.  DeMartino Dental Group, P.C.   installed the very first Argon Dental Laser in the State of New Jersey later that year, and was then chosen as an East Coast training facility for the newly FDA approved Argon Dental Laser.  For the remainder of the decade, Dr. DeMartino trained other doctors in the theory and applications of the Argon Laser in periodontal and oral surgical procedures.

From 2003 through 2008, Drs. DeMartino and Garcia attended the International World Clinical Laser Institute to further their laser dental training in the then newly FDA approved Er:Cr: YSGG Hard Tissue dental laser.  For the first time, these newly developed dental lasers could be used for restorative procedures on teeth, as well as periodontal, osseous (bone) surgery.  DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. was chosen by Biolase, Inc. and ConBio Medical Lasers to be a hard tissue dental laser training facility, to promote the knowledge and clinical training of other future laser dentists.

In 1996, he created and developed the pioneering Bengal Bite® high performance sports mouthpiece.  Utilizing a new, unique design as well as exotic polymers, Dr. DeMartino created an innovative sports mouthpiece that not only protects the teeth, jaw and temporomandibular joints from fractures, it provides supreme protection against brain concussions and cerebral hematomas.  The mouthpiece provides this superior protection to the athlete, while at the same time granting unsurpassed breathing ability to the wearer during competition.  This ability to maximize the Bengal Bite wearer’s oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange rate, combined with placing the jaws in a clenched “power position”, resulted in a cutting edge mouthpiece design that enhances any athletes speed, stamina, and endurance during competition.  As news of this revolutionary mouthpiece traveled, Dr. DeMartino soon found himself creating custom mouthpieces for some of the world’s pinnacle athletes including world champion boxers Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, and Tommy Hearns.  In 1997, he founded Bengal Bite Laboratories, Inc. to research, develop, and fabricate new designs of high performance mouthwear, as well as innovative dental products and ideas.  Today, Bengal Bite® is trademarked in all of North America including Canada, and the United Kingdom.

He is trained and certified in all advanced cosmetic dental procedures, including the conservative Lumineers porcelain veneer system.  He has also pioneered and developed his own cosmetic, laser gingival (gum) “sculpting” techniques to be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic tooth restorations to create a Complete Smile Design involving both the teeth and gums.  Cosmetic dentists throughout the United States now perform these gingival plastic surgery techniques regularly.

In the spring of 2010, Dr. DeMartino and his wife, Dr. Garcia, completed a residency program in the surgical placement and prosthetic restoration of dental implants at the world renowned Zimmer Institute in Parsippany, N.J.  They both obtained their advanced training in surgical Dental Implantology at The Dental Implant Learning Center in Englewood, N.J.  This comprehensive residency program was completed in 2011.

Dr. DeMartino was named as one of the “Top Dentists in America” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2004, and then again, in 2007.  He is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implantology, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and the American Dental Association.

In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his four children the most. Whether at the beach, boating and deep-sea fishing, or skiing, running, conditioning, or playing golf, he enjoys the time that his family is together the most.  He also greatly enjoys coaching his son’s wrestling team in the winters.

Nélida Garcia-DeMartino, D.M.D.

Phillipsburg NJ dentist, Dr. Nelida Garcia-DeMartino Dr. Garcia-DeMartino graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983 – graduating a full year early in 3 years, earning degrees in Biochemistry and Biology. She entered Fairleigh S. Dickinson School of Dental Medicine in the fall of that same year, and completed her D.M.D. doctorate in 1987. Upon graduation, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino began a general practice dental residency position at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, which she completed the following year.  This residency position had a strong concentration in oral surgery, periodontics (gum therapies), and pediatric dentistry.  After her residency, she then joined her future father-in-law, Dr. Gaeton J. DeMartino, in practice at DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. , in Phillipsburg, N.J.  In 2007, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino founded and became the Director of The Children’s Dental Health Center at DeMartino Dental Group, P.C.

In 1993, she received her training in Forensic Odontology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. Also, in 1993, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino, along with her husband Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino and Dr. Gaeton DeMartino, obtained her training in Dental Lasers and their oral-facial applications in dentistry at HGM Medical Lasers in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Upon doing so she became one of only a very few select group of female doctors to utilize dental lasers for clinical use. DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. installed the very first Argon Dental Laser in the State of New Jersey later that year, and was then chosen as an East Coast training facility for the newly FDA approved Argon Dental Laser.  For the remainder of the decade, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino trained other doctors in the theory and applications of the Argon Laser in periodontal and oral surgical procedures.  During this time period, Dr. Garcia – DeMartino enjoyed the distinction of being HGM Medical Lasers’ only female doctor training other doctors in laser dentistry on the entire East Coast.

From 2003 through 2008, Drs. Garcia and DeMartino attended the International World Clinical Laser Institute to further their laser dental training in the then, newly FDA approved Er:Cr: YSGG Hard Tissue dental laser.  For the first time, these newly developed dental lasers could be used for restorative (filling) procedures on teeth, as well as periodontal osseous (bone) surgery.  Dr. Garcia-DeMartino quickly realized the pediatric restorative applications the new hard tissue dental laser could provide, and immediately incorporated it into the care of her younger patients.  Because the drilling phase of a dental filling appointment is totally replaced with the dental laser, no “shot” of anesthesia is required, and the dreaded whine of the high-speed dental drill is removed completely.  This led to children’s dentistry that was far more calming, and far superior than any she was ever able to provide in the past when treating children. To this day, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino treats all of her pediatric patients with the dental laser.  DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. was then also chosen by Biolase, Inc. and ConBio Medical Lasers to be a hard tissue dental laser training facility, to promote the knowledge and clinical training of other future laser dentists. Dr. Garcia-DeMartino developed her own pioneering Pediatric laser dental techniques and procedures utilizing this new hard tissue dental laser on children, and these procedures are now being performed regularly by laser dentists across the United States.

She is trained and certified in all advanced cosmetic dental procedures, including the conservative Lumineers porcelain veneer system.  She has also completed extensive continuing education training in Pediatric Dentistry with a concentration in laser dentistry, as well as Orthodontic training.

In the spring of 2010, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino completed a residency program in the surgical placement and prosthetic restoration of dental implants at the world renowned Zimmer Institute in Parsippany, N.J.  They both then obtained their advanced training in surgical Dental Implantology at The Dental Implant Learning Center in Englewood, N.J.  This comprehensive residency program was completed in 2011.

In 2007, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino created and founded The Children’s Dental Health Center at DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. As Director for the Center, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino insists on performing all children’s dental procedures herself utilizing the Er:Cr: YSGG dental laser instead of a traditional dental drill. This insures a calm, comfortable, and caring dental visit for all of the children that visit the Children’s Dental Health Center.

Dr. Garcia-DeMartino was named as one of the “Top Dentists in America” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2011, and then again, in 2012.  She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Children’s Dentistry, the Academy of Woman Dentists, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implantology, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and the American Dental Association.

In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her four children the most. Whether at the beach in Fenwick Island boating, reading her favorite James Patterson novel, running, conditioning, or playing tennis, she enjoys the time that her family is together the most.  She is also a very active member of Saint Jane’s Church, and teaches a regular Catechism class to children on Sundays, preparing them for their Confirmations.

Gaeton J. DeMartino, D.M.D.

Dr. Gaeton J. DeMartino, a native of Easton, Pennsylvania, founded DeMartino Dental Group P.C. Associates in 1961. Following his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh - School of Dentistry in 1959, Dr. DeMartino entered the U.S. Navy as a dental officer. After being stationed at Paris Island, South Carolina for several years, he left the Navy and traveled back to the Lehigh Valley to open his dental practice. As a staff dentist for Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Dr. G.J. DeMartino was instrumental in the opening of Warren Hospital's Dental Clinic, and was responsible for developing a pneumatic non-electrical dental drill to be used in the hospital's operating rooms in the presence of pure oxygen.

At DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. we offer general, cosmetic, restorative, and children’s dentistry for residents in The Lehigh Valley and beyond! We happily serve the dental needs of Phillipsburg and Stewartsville, New Jersey, and Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Call us today for an appointment! We look forward to seeing you soon!


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