Meet the Staff

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 Tara M. Pette, DMD

Dr. Pette is just the right dentist to step in and continue to provide A Perfect Smile with the very best dental care. Dr. Tara M. Pette was born and raised in Bergen County and is pleased to return to provide dental care to the community. A big believer in full body wellness, Dr. Pette is passionate about bringing a well-rounded approach to high quality dentistry for all ages. Her practice is rooted in General Dentistry and Dr. Pette provides all types of care, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to implants and surgical treatments.

Dr. Pette is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry receiving her DMD.  She completed a two-year residency program at the prestigious Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Pette received additional training in post-doctoral courses including a surgical implant and restorative continuum program and Invisalign. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a mentor for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics where she instructs on the use of Botox and soft-tissue fillers.

Dr. Pette’s greatest desire is to bring beautiful smiles to patients' faces. She prides herself on continually expanding her knowledge in order to benefit her patients and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. While continuing to advance her studies in dentistry and other health related practices, she's also a Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Nutrition. Dr. Pette enjoys downtime with her husband and twin boys, as well as being an avid runner. Stop into A Perfect Smile and meet with Dr. Pette to see what everyone’s smiling about!

 Lauri - Insurance, Financial, and Scheduling Coordinator

 Lauri has over 30 years in the dental field.  She can successfully navigate the intricate in's and out's of dental insurance.  Lauri has helped thousands of patients getting the dentistry they need with and without dental insurance.  Lauri has been very creative in helping with financial issues that normally stop most patients from obtaining the dental health that they desire.

Michelle - Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle has been in the dental field for over 10 years, first as an assistant, then she went on to Hygiene School and has been a vital part in keeping our patients healthy..  Michelle is trained in Periodontal Therapy and is part of our Soft Tissue Management team.

Sarah - Financial and Scheduling Coordinator

Sarah graduated from Rutgers University and has adapted to the dental field quickly.  She has a knack of understanding the complexities of dental insurance from a fresh perspective.  Dental Insurance is a game where the opponent makes up the rules and doesn't tell them to you while you are playing the game.  To make things more complicated each company sets their own rules and different rules exist for each  plan under each company.  While this is a tangled web to navigate, Sarah has been doing well at deciphering how to get things resolved.


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