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Lori VanderWende-Bleeker

Dr. Lori VanderWende-Bleeker, formerly known as Lori VanderWende-Perrone, graduated from UMDNJ in 1997. She was a member of Gamma Pi Delta, prosthodontic honor society and a represenative for the student New Jersey Dental Association.

Prior to studying at UMDNJ, she attended Rutgers University and graduated with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry.

Dr. VanderWende-Bleeker has been practicing in the dental field for over 20 years. She began as a dental assistant and also aquired a degree in dental hygiene, which she kept active throughout her schooling. Growing up in Wayne has kept her in close touch with her community as she is involved in many different aspects. She partcipates in several charities and is very active in her church.She has been at her current location for over 10 years. Since she began practicing dentistry, Dr. VanderWende-Bleeker kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that her patients receive the utmost comprehensive and advanced dental care.

She has been featured as one of "America's Top Dentists", consistantly since 2003. She is currently recognized by The Leading Physicians of the World/Doctors of Excellence.This prestigious achievement is accepted by the International Association of Dentists as an honorable nomination. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of dentistry. In 2011 she was honored to be featured in "NJ Top Dentists "NJ Top Doc." Being selected is a wonderful achievement and will be featured in Bergen Health adn Life magazine with a 2 page biography. Dr. Bleeker is affiliated with Dental Lifeline, this association provides donated dental services for the needy. Being involved in the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry enables her to stay abreast of leading tecnology and continuing education courses.

Staying updated with cutting edge dentistry, she now does Cerac crowns in her office. This allows the patient to recieve their crowns the same day without having to come back.

Dr. VanderWende-Bleeker provides her patients with the opportunity to experience all of the latest technology the dental field has to offer, with your comfort and satasfaction being her ultimate goal.

She looks forward to making you smile!

Steven Reff

Dr. Steven Reff uses his extensive experience to provide the highest level of cosmetic and surgical care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He received his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. While there, he graduated at the top of his class and was honored by his faculty by being inducted into the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthetic Honors Society. He also served as President on a variety of committees including the Dental School’s Global Outreach Program and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery study group. 

Following dental school, Dr. Reff completed his general, cosmetic and surgical-based training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Upon completing his training Dr. Reff began treating patients in private practice. He was also invited to take a position at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine teaching postgraduate candidates and future dentists, and was additionally appointed admitting privileges.

Dr. Reff is proud to be joining Dr. Bleeker at her office in Wayne. When he is not practicing dentistry or attending professional obligations, he enjoys hiking with his Yellow Lab, fly fishing, and relaxing with his wife Allison and their one year-old daughter, Mackenzie.