Our Dental Office in Montclair
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
Dr. Joseph Moussa, DDS, FICOI
Dr. Joseph Moussa originally graduated from Damascus University College of Dentistry; the oldest and most prestigious University of it’s kind in 1993. He served two years as a Lieutenant in the Army performing Dentistry in the clinics and hospitals. He then enjoyed a very successful practice abroad for seven years, but he felt as if something was missing. He fell in love with a branch of Dentistry that was up and coming, he craved to know more about implants and the science of Implantology. He chose to leave his home to learn more about the exciting field of Implantology and Dentistry here in America. He was immediately accepted to the very difficult curriculum of New York University Dental School to hone his skills and to satisfy his need to know more about implants and Cosmetic Dentistry. He graduated in May of 2003 at New York University. His professors were so impressed with his skills and desire to learn, they offered him the position of Associate Professor of Implantology in the post-graduate program of New York University Dental School. Dr. Moussa not only enjoys Implantology, he has dedicated many hours to training in one of the most prestigious programs on the east coast for Esthetic Dentistry. He spent an additional year of didactic and clinical training at the Rosenthal Institute in Manhattan, NY to perfect his skills in Esthetic Dentistry. This training includes porcelain veneers, and full porcelain restorations. His training and desire to perform the best Dentistry possible, drives him to continue to stay involved with the University and to increase his dental knowledge with many continuing education courses.
Dr. Moussa stays on the cutting edge with the latest in high-tech equipment ranging from digital x-rays and lasers to digital crown impressions without the use of goopy impression material.
He still maintains his association with the Dental School while dedicating himself full-time to his patients and his practice. He maintains a rigorous continuing education schedule constantly updating his knowledge on all phases of Dentistry. Dr. Moussa’s passion for Dentistry and compassion for his patients proves to be a very successful combination. He maintains memberships in some of the prestigious academies such as: FICOI, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, LANAP Laser Therapy Center, LANAP Certified Clinician, and LAPIP Certified Clinician.
Joseph H. Blum, DMD, FAAID, DABOI
Board Certified Implant Surgeon
Dr. Blum has an expertise in numerous dental procedures with particular specialization in oral surgery, implant surgery and restoration, regenerative procedures, and complex endodontics (including anterograde retreats). For the last 16 years he has been practicing interdisciplinary dentistry in private practice. He is a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the American Board of Oral Implantology an honor which only 28 dentists in NYS (350 nationwide) have accomplished, specialists included. I do 99.9% of all dentoalveolar surgical dentistry (-including but not limited to Wisdom teeth, implants, sinus lifts, Grafts, GBR, GTR, and all periodontal surgeries). He brings the combined experience and education of an implantologist, periodontist, oral surgeon, and prosthodontist in addition to having performed these specialized procedures for the past 10 years.
He is originally from Lido Beach, NY and graduated the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (Farmington, CT) with the Sigma Xi Award for original research in Bone Biology.He trained at the residency program at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduating with special training in Oral Surgery and Emergency Care.After residency, Dr. Joseph completed 3 years of advanced training in Implantology at New York University Dental School in addition to the program in Cosmetic Rehabilitation at University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Joseph is uniquely qualified to render both implant and cosmetic procedures having obtained University- based certification in both areas. Over the last 15 years Dr. Joseph has received thousands of hours of continuous training and experience in the areas of oral surgery, implantology, endodontics, and prosthetic/cosmetic rehabilitation.
For the past 12 years, Dr. Blum has practiced all advanced aspects of surgical and cosmetic dentistry and has and continues to render specialty services to dental offices in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Blum is exceptionally qualified in Implant Dentistry having achieved Diplomate* status -the nation’s highest honor from the American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), an honor bestowed after completion of thousands of hours of advanced training and demonstration of competency before a panel of implant and surgical specialists. Dr. Joseph has also received both Fellowship from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, each of which are the respective Academy’s highest achievement.
Dr. Michael Ayoub, Orthodontist
Dr. Ayoub completed his dental education at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York. He further pursued his specialty training at Columbia University where he received his post-doctoral certificate in Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics in 1999. He has been in private practice since 1999 and now joins The Montclair Dental Spa.
He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists as well as active in local orthodontic societies. Dr. Ayoub attends Continuing Education Seminars annually to ensure he is up to date with the latest orthodontic technologies. He is an Invisalign top Provider comfortably treating complex cases. Dr. Mike enjoys working with adults and children. It is his goal to put you at ease with an informative, friendly and professional atmosphere.