SOURCE: Newman Springs Dental Care

Newman Springs Dental Care

November 13, 2015 15:39 ET

Lincroft Dental Offices Gives Away Nearly $50K in Dental Services

LINCROFT, NJ--(Marketwired - November 13, 2015) - Rain showers and gloomy skies could not stop a leading Lincroft family dental office from providing nearly $50,000 in free dentistry in early October.

Newman Springs Dental Care recently joined with multiple area dentists, oral health professionals and volunteers to host its 9th Dentistry From The Heart, a program that provides free dental care to those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Dr. Mitchel Friedman, who owns Newman Springs Dental Care, is responsible for bringing Dentistry From The Heart to New Jersey, and has since treated more than 1,100 patients during the annual event that provides free examinations, cleanings, dental fillings and extractions.

"Our motto is always 'Paying it Forward with Charity and Gratitude,'" Dr. Friedman said. "Dr. Julia Cintron is a native Spanish speaker, as were several volunteers. This made the non-English-speaking patients feel at ease and better understand their dental issues."

This year's event was held on Oct. 1 and provided care to 95 patients, totaling $47,565 in dental treatment. The practice began treating patients at 7 a.m., but some patients waited in the rain hours before the event to secure their spot. Although Newman Springs Dental Care hosted the event, the corporate sponsor was Henry Schein Dental, a worldwide medical provider.

In addition to free cleanings, fillings and extractions, the volunteers provided free oral cancer screenings using the technology VELscope. This handheld device uses a special light to expose abnormal cells not visible to the naked eye.

"Our hope is that this continues to be an annual event and that others can be inspired to give back to benefit their community," Dr. Friedman said. "We were the first to bring Dentistry From The Heart to New Jersey in 2007, and now there are several offices that have their own events to assist those in need. That is personally very gratifying to me."

The volunteers for this year's Dentistry From The Heart included: Dr. Friedman, Dr. Cintron, Dr. Jeffrey Zatzkin, Dr. Jared Gelband, Dr. Allan Ruda, Dr. Justin Ponquinette, Dr. Randall Davis, Dr. Beth DeAngelis, Dr. Aparna Menon, Dr. Tejal Darji, Dr. Prachi Shah, Jennifer DeMarco, Laura Schifkovitz, Laura Read, Tabitha Aguilar, Keary Bennett, Pauline Howard, Lindsey Silva, Linda Paris, Roxanne Motley, Amanda Butler, Megan Troy, Takiya Foster, Stephanie Talbot, Noah Schayowitz, Maurissa Cummings, Jessica Lees, Victoria Maglio, Michael DeMarco Jr., Ida Whittaker, Kim Brooks, Mike DeMarco, LaDina Alls, Michael Strycharz, Susan Friedman, Dawn Steinberg, Meghan Mooney and Sue Richman. Students from Rutgers Allied Dental Health included Alejandra Avalos, Gabriela Sousa, Michelle Bizzarro and Jodie Pompa.

Newman Springs Dental Care is a comprehensive family dental practice that focuses on aesthetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implant surgery, full denture implants, temporary dentures, porcelain veneer teeth, restorations, teeth whitening, Invisalign, CEREC same-day crowns, same-day dental implants, endodontics, crowns, bridges and preventive care.

Dr. Friedman is a 1976 graduate of the Middletown Township Public School System, where his mother, Sheila Friedman Rubin, taught her entire career.

Dr. Friedman received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and graduated in the top 15 percent of his class from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1984. The Lincroft dentist completed the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is a highly recognized cosmetic dentist who is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. To obtain a Master designation, Dr. Friedman first became a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, a process that requires 500 hours in continuing education. For his Master designation, Dr. Friedman took an additional 600 hours of continuing education courses, 400 hours of which required hands-on instruction.

Dr. Friedman holds memberships with the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society, Crown Council, New Jersey Dental Society of Anesthesia and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He also is an attending doctor and part-time clinical instructor at Monmouth Medical Center.
He received the 2010 Holmdel Journal Community Excellence Award as the "Healthcare Professional of the Year." Dr. Friedman has been selected as New Jersey Monthly's "Top Dentist" in the general dentist category by his peers for the last seven years.

Dr. Cintron is a graduate of the Rutgers University-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Following dental school, she continued her education through the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Cintron volunteers with Dr. Friedman's Dentistry From The Heart program and with Give Kids a Smile.

To learn more about Dentistry From The Heart at Newman Springs Dental Care, visit or call 732-352-3903.

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