Meet Our Amazing Staff


Shakira M. Jest– Dental Assistant/Team Coordinator

“I became a dental assistant at the age of 19 years old and never looked back,” says Shakira. “I have always loved great smiles so a career in dentistry seemed just perfect for me. Over 20 years later, I know that I made a great decision because my career in dentistry has been fantastic!” Certified in CPR and Radiology, Shakira works side by side with Dr. Green assisting with dental treatments, helps schedule patient treatment plans, handles lab cases, takes x-rays, and sterilizing instruments. What Shakira loves best about her job is caring for patients. “Building relationships with patients is my greatest joy,” she enthuses. “I really enjoy coming to work every day. Working as a team, we are focused on building relationships and providing the highest quality care in a warm, comfortable environment. This separates Dr. Green from other dentists and really fuels my passion for what I do. It is a privilege to work alongside this doctor.” Clearly, Shakira appreciates working in a practice that focuses on meeting patient needs while caring for their overall health. In her free time, Shakira enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, party planning, cooking, and taking long walks on the beach. But most important to Shakira is living a healthy, spiritual, and balanced life.

 

Melissa A. Dorsey, RDH – Dental Hygienist

Melissa majored in biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and was trained as a dental assistant for a periodontist. After working as an assistant for six years, she was trained in dental hygiene at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her primary objectives are to help patients maintain healthy tissues, and prevent and treat periodontal disease. Another very important aspect of her job is educating patients on dental hygiene, a part of her work she really enjoys. Says Melissa, “I love my field! I am passionate about healthcare and enthusiastic about helping others. I enjoy my interactions with the variety of people from different age groups and backgrounds that come through our office. I always learn new things about people and what motivates them, and that helps me develop my approach to delivering dental hygiene education.” Melissa enjoys the team she works with and the daily operations of the practice. “We are a small practice, which creates a warm and intimate setting for our care,” remarks Melissa. “We can give personalized attention and spend plenty of one-on-one time with our patients to address all their needs and concerns.” An exercise/healthy living enthusiast, Melissa’s hobbies include aerobics, kickboxing, personal training, and cycling. She also loves to read; mystery novels are her favorites. Even when not at work, Melissa enjoys learning about dentistry, and says, “I like to spend my free time attending ADHA meetings (American Dental Hygiene Association) in order to collaborate with others within the organization to aid in the advancement of the profession.”

 

Justine Green - Office Manager

With over 25 years with Dr. Gary Green, Justine is not just an employee, she is a partner. As Office Manager, Justine is the first face of Dr. Green’s dental practice. Justine keeps on top of the schedule, greets and schedules patients and manages everything in the office from patient records, to cost and inventory control. Justine’s creative flair is evident in everything she does whether it’s putting together gift baskets for a community event to making the office comfortable and cozy

After attending Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University), Justine graduated from Staffor Hall School of Business formerly in Summit, NJ in secretarial sciences. Justine is also an avid cross sticher, baseball fan, and mother of three young college men.


    1. "I am ever grateful to Dr. Green and his staff for creating the smile I only dreamed of."

    2. Dorothy Feher - Verified Patient

    1. "I’m so thrilled with my smile I can’t wait to have the others done."

    2. Hope Baron - Verified Patient

    1. I’m very happy with the results – I have a nice, natural-looking smile.

    2. Louis de Mattheis Verified Patient

    1. Dr. Green was very friendly, very supportive, cheerful, professional, and knowledgeable.

    2. Angela Mazzoni Verified Patient

G. Gary Green, DMD

Prosthodontist located in Caldwell, NJ

Dr. Gary Green provides a full range of dental services from his practice in Caldwell, New Jersey. Patients benefit from his training and experience in his core techniques of 

  • FULL MOUTH RESTORATION
  • SMILE MAKEOVERS
  • ALL on 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Green graduated with special distinction from the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1979 and completed an advanced certification in prosthetic dentistry at New York University in 1988. He returned to New York University for a fellowship in implant dentistry in 1992, which he completed in 1994. The techniques presented in the fellowship were for those of advanced surgical placement of implants and bone grafting surgery. Dr. Green is a member of the AAID, one of the highest international organizations for skill in the surgery and restoration of dental implants, the most life-changing treatment that dentistry offers. He also holds membership in the ACP, recognizing a broad range of skills in dentistry that his post-graduate education provides for patient benefit.

Dr. Green has been helping patients eat comfortably and smile freely with dental implants since 1993. He has developed special methods of implant dentistry to “rescue” the denture patient, as well as those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. This, combined with advanced prosthetic techniques, allows even the most compromised individual to return to a life of enjoying great dental health. All treatment is performed in the same office.

Dr. Gary Green teaches other dentists the art and science of dental implants and implants cosmetics so that his methods can help other Essex/Morris/Passaic county residents outside of his own practice. He has taught dental implant and restoration courses and is a former faculty member at the NYU School of Dentistry.

Dr. Green utilizes his extensive training and experience to treat even the most challenging dental situations. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant, and functional solutions to patients for over 34 years. His commitment to “doing it right” and ability to “handle just about anything” has won him the admiration of patients and doctors alike. To top it all off, Dr. Green’s practice is recognized for environmentally responsible dentistry with the highest ratings and awards possible. Dr. Green is endorsed by more colleagues than any other West Essex doctor with a practice that has a similar focus. 

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G. Gary Green, DMD

Dr. Gary Green provides a full range of dental services from his practice in Caldwell, New Jersey. Patients benefit from his training and experience in his core techniques of 

Dr. Green graduated with special distinction from the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1979 and completed an advanced certification in prosthetic dentistry at New York University in 1988. He returned to New York University for a fellowship in implant dentistry in 1992, which he completed in 1994. The techniques presented in the fellowship were for those of advanced surgical placement of implants and bone grafting surgery. Dr. Green is a member of the AAID, one of the highest international organizations for skill in the surgery and restoration of dental implants, the most life-changing treatment that dentistry offers. He also holds membership in the ACP, recognizing a broad range of skills in dentistry that his post-graduate education provides for patient benefit.

Dr. Green has been helping patients eat comfortably and smile freely with dental implants since 1993. He has developed special methods of implant dentistry to “rescue” the denture patient, as well as those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. This, combined with advanced prosthetic techniques, allows even the most compromised individual to return to a life of enjoying great dental health. All treatment is performed in the same office.

Dr. Gary Green teaches other dentists the art and science of dental implants and implants cosmetics so that his methods can help other Essex/Morris/Passaic county residents outside of his own practice. He has taught dental implant and restoration courses and is a former faculty member at the NYU School of Dentistry.

Dr. Green utilizes his extensive training and experience to treat even the most challenging dental situations. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant, and functional solutions to patients for over 34 years. His commitment to “doing it right” and ability to “handle just about anything” has won him the admiration of patients and doctors alike. To top it all off, Dr. Green’s practice is recognized for environmentally responsible dentistry with the highest ratings and awards possible. Dr. Green is endorsed by more colleagues than any other West Essex doctor with a practice that has a similar focus. 


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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Not a moment of pain or discomfort. I am ever grateful to Dr. Green and his staff for creating the smile I only dreamed of.

    Dorothy Feher
  • I’m so pleased I’m coming back to get the bottom teeth done, too. I’m so thrilled with my smile I can’t wait to have the others done.

    Hope Baron
  • I am so happy with my teeth. They look completely natural. Throughout the process, Dr. Green was very friendly, very supportive, cheerful, professional and knowledgeable.

    Angela Mazzoni
  • "I’m so pleased I’m coming back to get the bottom teeth done, too. I’m so thrilled with my smile I can’t wait to have the others done."

    Hope Baron
  • "I’m very happy with the results – I have a nice, natural-looking smile. I’m shocked by how many people actually compliment me on what a beautiful smile I have."

    Louis de Mattheis
  • "My teeth look completely natural. Throughout the process, Dr. Green was very friendly, very supportive, cheerful, professional and knowledgeable."

    Angela Mazzoni
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G. Green, DMD
277 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006