MEET THE TEAM

One of the hallmarks of our office has always been the personal and caring attention with which we treat every patient. We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They communicate well with the patients and each other, ensuring that the patient’s treatment and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

We are very proud of the fact that the members of the clinical team have been a part of the practice from ten to over thirty years. The same team is involved in rendering care in both offices, providing continuity of care if a patient’’s treatment is split between the two offices.

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your care by calling us at the Livingston office or at the Clark office.

Valerie Sternberg Smith, RDH, BS

Staff - Valerie Sternberg SmithA part of the practice since 1984, Valerie is trained as a dental hygienist and is Dr. Eskow’s chairside assistant. She is a faculty member at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Implant Dentistry. She is an experienced educator and has published numerous articles and has presented at many national meetings.

““Valerie is a phenomenal dental hygienist who rose to the forefront of her profession by having been proactive in educating herself in all aspects of implant dentistry.””
– The Journal of Practical Hygiene, January/February 2004, p.43Click here for the whole article.

 

Recent Publications:

Robert Gast, DMD

Dr. Gast is a dentist and has been a member of the practice since 1996.

For more information, contact our friendly and informative staff today!

Sharlene Komatsu, RDH

Staff - Sharlene KomatsuSharlene has been a dental hygienist in the practice since 1989. She is very involved in the community as a volunteer for the Livingston First Aid Squad. She also completed her EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training.

Carolyn Martin, RDH

Staff - Carolyn MartinCarolyn is a dental hygienist and has the longest association with Dr. Eskow, having joined the practice in 1980.

Catherine Luberto, Office Administrator

Staff - Catherine LubertoCatherine is an office administrator in the practice since 2002. Her principal responsibility is scheduling and is familiar with issues pertaining to insurance. She is adept at shepherding patients through the course of treatment.

Carol Friedenberger, Office Administrator/Clinical Assistant

Staff - Carol Friedenberger Carol has a dual responsibility, functioning in the administration and clinical arenas of the practice. She is licensed in dental radiology. Prior to joining the practice, Carol was a research scientist, concentrating on cancer and stem cells and has published several articles pertaining to this research.