Lincroft Village Dental Care

About Lincroft Village Dental Care

Lincroft Village Dental Care is a Lincroft based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers, implants and more.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The Team and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 732-504-6913 and experience why our patients think Lincroft Village Dental Care is the best dentist in Lincroft.



Meet The Doctor


Dr. Richard J. Mercurio

Dr. Richard J. Mercurio

Dr. Richard J. Mercurio graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in 1976 and after graduation, served as a clinical instructor in the Department of operative dentistry there. Dr. Mercurio is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry. ABOI/ID Diplomate designation symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that the dentist has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry,
  • Laser Assisted, Peri-Implantitis Assisted Protocol, New York 2014
  • American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry-2013, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Patterson, N.J.
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, New York University – Conscious Sedation Course – 2010
  • Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, Standard Proficiency Course – 1999
  • Advanced Implant Training Course (Surgical and Prosthetic), Branemark Clinic, Gothenborg, Sweden – 1996
  • Misch Implant Institute, Surgical and Prosthetic Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry – 1995
  • Maxi Course in Oral Implantology Sponsored by Brookdale Hospital, American Academy of Implants Dentistry and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – 1989
  • DDS – Georgetown University School of Dentistry – 1972-1976

UNDERGRADUATE

  • St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa – Bachelor of Science, Biology – 1972

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Altering Surgical and Prosthetic Technique According to Bone Density” – Lincroft Village Dental Implant Study Group 2010
  • “An Introduction to Implant and Bone Augmentation Treatment Planning” – NJDA Annual Convention, Atlantic City 2008
  • “Bone Augmentation Techniques” – Lincroft Village Dental Implant Study Group 2007
  • “Increased Implant Success Through Proper Treatment Planning” Lincroft Village Dental Implant Study Group 2006
  • “Review of Occlusal Concepts of Implant Dentistry” – Monmouth Medical Center Dental Staff – 2002
  • Author: Original Article, “Treatment Planning to Retain Hopeless Teeth as Support for Appliances: Three Case Reports”, Journal of Oral Implantology, p. 15-18, Vol. 28, 2002
  • “Stress Reduction as Contributing Factor in Implant Success Bone Grafting Techniques” – Monmouth Medical Center Dental Staff – 1999
  • “Stress Reduction as a Contributing Factor in Implant Success Bone Grafting Techniques” – Private Office – Lincroft Village Dental Care – 1998
  • “An Introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning”: – The Advanced Implant Study Club – 1996
  • “Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implant Dentistry” – Monmouth Medical Center Dental Staff – 1996

APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Director, American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation, 2017
  • Appointed American Board of Oral Implantology Representative to the American Board of Dental Specialties, 2017
  • AAID Liaison to the American Board of Dental Specialties, 2016
  • President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2016
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2015
  • Vice President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2014
  • Treasurer, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2013
  • Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2012
  • Appointed to the Research Foundation Board of Trustees, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2012
  • Elected, International Officer’s Line, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2011
  • Appointed, Board of Trustees Liaison to the Education Committee, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2011
  • Appointed, Finance Committee, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2011
  • Appointed, Executive Director Performance Review Board, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2011
  • Appointed, Chairman, Public Relations Committee, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2010
  • Co-Chair, American Academy of Implant Dentistry NE District meeting, Boston Mass., 2009
  • Reappointed, Admissions and Credentials Board, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2008
  • Elected President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, NE District 2007
  • President of the Lincroft Village Dental Implant Study Group 2006 – present
  • Appointed to the Test Construction Committee, American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2006
  • Appointed, Admissions and Credentials Board, American Academy of Implant Dentistry – 2005
  • Elected Vice President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, NE District, 2005
  • Elected Secretary, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, NE District in 2004
  • “Teacher of the Year Award” – (2000-2001) Monmouth Medical Center Dental Residency Program
  • Appointed to Dental Advisory Board Department of Dentistry, Monmouth Medical Center – 1996
  • Appointed Head of Restorative Dentistry, Dental Residency Program, Monmouth Medical Center – 1995
  • Appointed Teaching Attending Monmouth Medical Center Dental Residency Program – 1990 – Present
  • Appointed Clinical Instructor Department of Operative Dentistry, Georgetown University School of Dentistry – 1976-1978
Dr. Brad J. Dimperio

Dr. Brad J. Dimperio

Dr. Brad Dimperio is a general dentist with over 10 years of clinical experience. He has committed himself to excellence in all aspects of dentistry and is well versed in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and TMJ disorders. Dr. Dimperio prides himself on practicing comprehensive dentistry by working with his patients to understand their goals and providing them with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Dimperio strives to meet the individual needs of each patient by approaching restorative and prosthetic cases in a comprehensive fashion. He values his patients’ time and understands the importance of developing trust in their care.

After graduating from Holmdel High School, Dr. Dimperio went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at the Pennsylvania State University and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. Dr. Dimperio is constantly enhancing his education in dentistry by taking advanced continuing education courses. He is a graduate of both the Dawson Academy and the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program.

Professional Affiliations

Fellow – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
Monmouth/Ocean County Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

Personal

Dr. Dimperio would like to thank you for trusting him with your dental needs. Outside the office, Dr. Dimperio enjoys spending time with his wife, Adrienne, their four year old son, Derek, and their one year old daughter, Stella Marie.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Milone

Dr. Jeffrey A. Milone

Periodontist

Dr. Jeffrey A. Milone graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in 1992. In 1993, he completed a 1 year General Practice Residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Following the hospital based program, he completed a 2 year residency in Periodontics at UMDNJ in 1995. He joined Lincroft Village Dental Care in February of 2012 to accommodate our patients who require both surgical and non-surgical Periodontal treatment.

Professional Experience

  • 1995-1997: Associate Clinical Professor Department of Periodontics at UMDNJ
  • 1995-2007: Owner of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry of the Jersey Shore in Toms River, NJ
  • 2007-Present: Private Practice limited to Periodontics & Implant Dentistry- multiple locations

Affiliations

Personal

Married to wife Linda. Three Children: Jessica (13), Zachary (11) & Jacob (11)

Dr. Kristen Blumberger

Dr. Kristen Blumberger

Endodontist

Dr. Kristen Blumberger disproves the biggest misconceptions about root canals daily: she conducts therapy that is quick and painless. Her passion for relieving pain and treating infection, and personable chair side manner equate to her motto: “Patient care is just as important as clinical care.”

  • Re-treatment of root canal therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infections
  • Treatment of blocked or obstructed canals
  • Treatment of root resorptions

A Meticulous Touch

Dr. Kristen Blumberger grew up in Little Silver, NJ where she resides today. A candidate for The Julliard School as a pianist, one of Dr. Blumberger’s skillsets is hand dexterity—an important attribute for an endodontist.

After receiving an academic scholarship for scholastic achievement, she graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, concentrating in Kinesiology. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, receiving both the Hunt and Merit scholarships for scholastic achievement. Post-dental school, Dr. Blumberger completed a one-year General Practice Residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. From 2001 to 2005, she practiced general dentistry in New York City and served as an adjunct clinical instructor at NYU College of Dentistry. In 2004, she received the Appreciation Award for Dedication to the Advancement of NYU College of Dentistry from the Student National Dental Association.

Dr. Blumberger volunteered twice overseas while teaching at NYU College of Dentistry. In 2003, she set up dental clinics in underprivileged areas of the Dominican Republic. Most of the places either had no dentists or the population could not afford to go to one. Depending on generators for power, she rehabilitated hundreds of mouths. The following year, she went on another outreach trip to Jamaica, where she performed dental work in rural communities with a group from NYU College of Dentistry.

In 2005, Dr. Blumberger realized she had a desire to treat infection and relieve pain, which led her to completing a two-year post-graduate residency program in Endodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. During her residency she researched pain management and pain medications. She currently works as an endodontist in NYC and New Jersey, where her main focus is easing patients’ anxiety and performing painless root canals.

At home, Dr. Blumberger’s three boys (Jack, Luke, and Dylan) and husband John keep her busy. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, playing tennis, sailing, reading, and she loves traveling. Her favorite place to visit is the Amalfi Coast of Italy.

Dr. Khanh Nguyen

Dr. Khanh Nguyen

Anesthesiologist

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, our board certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of extensive experience with sedation for dentistry.

Dr. Nguyen is a leading authority in the field of sedation and pain management. Dr. Nguyen received his degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine in 1990, and his anesthesiology training at UMDNJ. Dr. Nguyen has published several medical papers and is the former Clinical Director and Assistant Professor of the UMDNJ Department of Anesthesiology.

To ensure the HIGHEST LEVEL OF SAFETY, all dental procedures are completed by Drs. Mercurio and Dimperio, while IV sedation is conducted and monitored by Dr. Nguyen. This type of service has only been available in a hospital setting in the past.

IV sedation by a board certified anesthesiologist in the privacy of our dental office gives patients the latest and safest form of deep sedation. As always, a lighter form of oral conscious sedation is also available for your convenience.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Experience

  • 11/2010 – Present: Anesthebest, LLC, Morganville, NJ
  • 07/1998 – Present Attending Physician, Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ

Our Team



Fran Mezzacappa

Fran Mezzacappa


Hi, my name is Fran Mezzacappa and I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Mercurio and staff for over 20 years. I started my dental career as a Dental Assistant in New York and then continued my journey in New Jersey until reaching my current title of Office Manager. The steps between where I started and where I am now have given me the knowledge and tools to give our patients the best overall experience and care. I have attended numerous seminars for PRIDE Management in which I am trained and certified. My daily routine consists of insurance claims, billing, time keeping, etc., together with being readily available for any customer service issues that may arise. I am here for any and all questions that our patients, new and old, may have in regard to treatment, cost and other issues/concerns.

In my time away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my granddaughters), gardening, traveling and relaxing with a good book.

Thank you for stopping by our website and I hope to see all of you at the office soon!



Lauren Rocha

Lauren Rocha

Hello, my name is Lauren Rocha, and I serve as the Marketing Director, Social Media and Appointment Administrator here at Lincroft Village Dental Care. In addition to my 18+ years of experience that I have as a dental office manager, I also bring my vast corporate knowledge from my sixteen earlier years with Johnson & Johnson, where I held numerous managerial positions in departments including Marketing, Research & Development, Human Resources, etc. I have attended many conferences and continuing education courses, and I am CPR certified. I am a “people person”, and my empathy and compassion for people has followed me throughout my careers. I am committed to the well being and care of each and every one of our patients, and I look forward to seeing you in our office. My contagious smile is one that I am hoping to pass on to you!



Bonnie Muolo

Bonnie Muolo

My name is Bonnie Muolo and I have been working in the dental industry for more than 30 years in various capacities. When I started my career, I was responsible for insurance coordination and was steadily promoted throughout the years to positions including dental assistant, office manager, financial coordinator, and receptionist. I joined Lincroft Village Dental Care as the Financial and Hybridge Coordinator. I have attended several continuing education courses and also received my Dental X-ray license in 1995. As Dr. Mercurio supports and encourages the further education of his staff, I am looking forward to attending several conferences in the future to enhance patients’ experiences in the office.



Kasia Sznaikart

Kasia Sznaikart

RDH

My name is Kasia Sznaikart and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). I graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in May of 2008 where I received a student achievement award and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I was ecstatic to find my dental home at Lincroft Village Dental Care in March 2008 where I am able to practice my philosophy and give optimum dental care to my patients.

My experience as a Dental Hygienist includes 2 years of clinical rotations at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, VA hospital in East Orange, and Special Care Clinic.

I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community. I have dedicated my time by participating in programs such as “Give Kids a Smile,” “Smiles for Seniors,” and oral cancer screenings. Prior to becoming a Hygienist, I have 10 years of experience as a chair side Dental Assistant.

My responsibilities as a Dental Hygienist include: Educating patients about their oral health, recognizing and treating periodontal disease, taking radiographs and making my patients feel as comfortable as possible.

I take pride in expanding my knowledge in the dental field. Currently I attend continuing education courses and I am an active member in the LVDC Implant Study Group as well as the American Dental Hygiene Association. I have completed the DOCS course, and also am licensed to administer local anesthetics to ensure patients’ comfort, making me one of the first hygienists in New Jersey to receive this training and licensure.



Laurie Paxinos

Laurie Paxinos

RDH

My name is Laurie Paxinos and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). I received my education from Middlesex County College where I graduated with a 3.8 GPA in May 2010. One of my greatest achievements during my education was maintaining my GPA throughout the years in school which allowed me to receive many scholarship awards. I am proud to be part of the team at Lincroft Village Dental Care, where we share the same philosophies and practices to give the utmost in dental care to our patients.

My past experiences include clinical rotations at the Robert Wood Johnson Dental Clinic in New Brunswick, NJ as well as the VA Hospital in East Orange, NJ. I have volunteered time at Bartley Assisted Living in Jackson, NJ, and have also donated my time to “Give Kids a Smile” Day.

As a Dental Hygienist some of my responsibilities include: taking and interpreting dental radiographs, recognizing and treating periodontal disease, educating my patients on the importance of oral health, and allowing my patients to feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.

My license to administer local anesthetics will enable me to help our patients become more comfortable. I take pride in my field of dentistry, and continue to take educational courses to further my knowledge. I am also a certified CPR Health care provider and an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.



Margaret Furio

Margaret Furio

RDH

My name is Margaret Furio. I am a registered dental hygienist, and I have been in the dental field for over 15 years. I take pride in providing the best patient care, and my goal is for my patients to have a comfortable experience because I enjoy what I do. I am licensed to administer local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and certified to treat patients under conscious sedation. I consistently take continuing education courses to expand my knowledge in the dental field.



Martha Gatton

Martha Gatton

RDA

Martha is head of the dental assistant department and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She has vast experience in the area of general chairside assisting, dental lab case coordination, assisting for implant and periodontal surgical procedures.

Martha is coordinator of The Lincroft Village Implant Study Group, which brings together local dentists to attend lectures given by doctors specializing in all areas of implant dentistry. These lectures improve their knowledge and skills in this growing field. This study group widens our partnerships with practices that enhance our referral system with local dentist and benefits a wide variety of our patients.

Martha has taken an advanced course studies at NYU for Sedation Dentistry, which allows apprehensive patients to be in a comfort state while receiving dental care. She has also attended a training course for the I-Cat, a dental cat-scan. This three dimensional imagining system allows us to detect early stages of tumors and treatment plan all areas of implant dentistry and oral surgery.

Martha is committed to the care and well being of our patients.



Jodi Facendo

Jodi Facendo

RDA

My name is Jodi Facendo. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I have been working at Lincroft Village Dental Care for over 25 years. My expertise includes assistance in implant surgery, crown lengthening procedures, osseous surgery, crown and bridge construction, cosmetic reconstruction, Invisalign, root canal therapy, and many other aspects of general dentistry. I am licensed to take radiographs using our high tech, second-generation digital x-ray system as well as our iCAT, which takes 3-dimensional scans of the jaw and other facial structures.

To further my knowledge in dentistry I have attended various continuing education seminars including Pride Dental Management trainings and The Lincroft Village Dental Implant Study Club hosted by Dr Mercurio. I am also certified in CPR.

My objective is to provide you with expert care and to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I am very fortunate and proud to have been part of a high tech, quality-oriented dental team since 1982.



Bruna Clifford

Bruna Clifford

RDA

My name is Bruna Clifford. I am a registered dental assistant. I have enjoyed working in the dental field for 14 years. My expertise includes all areas of general dentistry including crown and bridge, fabrication of temporary provisionals, sedative fillings, composites, bonding, fabrication of mouthguards, and endodontic treatment. I am also certified in CPR and have my x-ray license.

I am very excited to have recently joined Dr. Mercurio and his team. I am looking forward to furthering my knowledge of Implant dentistry including assisting with implant placement, periodontal surgical procedures and all aspects of dental surgery.

My objective is to provide our patients with the ultimate care and comfort during their visit. I am looking forward to meeting you all.



Kathleen V. Corona

Kathleen V. Corona

RDA

My name is Kathleen V. Corona and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I have enjoyed and worked in the dental community for the past 20 years. I received my x-ray license at Hackensack Dental School, Expanded Functions at UMD in 1989, current healthcare provider CPR, (DOCS) Adult Sedation course in 2005, and Straumann implant placement course in 2007.

My years of experience in dentistry have given me the knowledge of 4 handed chairside assisting, fixed and removable prosthetics, making of provisional bridges and crowns, implants and implant surgery and understanding the sequences of complex restorative cases, computerized management system. The most rewarding is helping patients through their fears of dentistry and showing compassion and giving back their confidence in dentistry and their smile.