Lori A. Vanderwende-Bleeker, DMD
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Rutgers, Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She graduated in 1997 as a member of the Gamma Pi Delta prosthodontic honor society. She has been practicing in Wayne, New Jersey, since 1999 and participates in continuing education classes throughout the year. She has received advanced training in CEREC, BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®. She is a member of the American Dental Association® and the New Jersey Dental Association. She has been regularly named as one of New Jersey’s Top Docs since 2006 and has also been honored as one of America’s Top Dentists. In 2018 she was recognized by the Women of Distinction with Lifetime Honors.
As a dentist, she is dedicating to helping people conquer their fears and smile with such happiness that their hearts bubble over with tears of joy. Many of her patients have not smiled in 20-40 years, and she loves being able to help them regain a confident smile.
Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker is involved with Dental Lifeline, donating dental services for underserved individuals. She donated regularly to a number of charities, including the ASPCA, the Humane Society and the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society. She also donates to many organizations through her church, where she has taught Sunday School for 18 years and is currently on the council.
Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker’s husband is an architect. They have four children and three dogs, and are currently developing a veteran’s housing project which they hope will be the first of many. Outside the office Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker’s hobbies include cycling, skiing, sailing and skeet shooting. She currently leads two rides a week in her cycling club, and has achieved her ASA basic sailing certificate.
Dr. Steven Reff, DDS
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 two children.
Meet Our Team
Here at Dynamic Dental Arts, our dentist and team work hard to provide you high-quality and compassionate dental care. Our caring, talented team looks forward to meeting you and getting started on your oral care! Call our office today at 973-595-8700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lori Vanderwende-Bleeker and learn more about dental care in Wayne, New Jersey.
Jacki – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jackie has been a dental hygienist since 1994 and joined our office in 2001. Jacki loves her job because she is a people person! She loves meeting new people and her patients are the best! She makes it a priority to make sure our patients are comfortable and feel at ease and joins her fellow team members in staying current on continuing education. Jacki loves the way everyone at our office works so well with one another and considers her coworkers to be close friends.
Jacki and her husband have three daughters and she spends her spare time cooking, baking, exercising and spending time with family and friends.
Paula – Registered Dental Hygienist
Paula joined Dynamic Dental Arts in 2012, but she has over 20 years of experience in dentistry and loves all aspects of it. She appreciates the spirit of respect between her coworkers and they way patients are treated like family. She gives her all when it comes patient education, assessment, research and support and is willing to help out wherever she is needed.
Paula was born and raised in Colombia and is married with three children. She loves to spend her time outdoors.
Carla – Registered Dental Assistant
Carla became a part of our team in 2018 and completed the Dental Assisting program at the Fortis Institute in Wayne. She considers her coworkers family and does her best to help out wherever she can by making her patients comfortable and helping them with their dental anxiety.
Away from the office Carla looks forward to working out and spending time with her nieces.
Marianne – Registered Dental Assistant
Marianne has worked with Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker since 2001 and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of dentistry. She is licensed in X-rays and in expanded functions; and enjoys working side by side with Dr. Vanderwende-Bleeker and with a close-knit group of talented professional women who she is proud to call her friends and coworkers. For Marianne, the reward that comes with working at Dynamic Dental Arts is seeing peoples’ dreams of having beautiful smiles.
Marianne is married with two daughters and two fur babies. When she is not at work she enjoys the beach, traveling, motorcycle trips with her husband, spending time with friends and family and rescuing pit bulls.
Sylvia – Insurance Specialist & Administrator
Sylvia has been with us since 2009 and earned her master’s degree in Education from the University of Rzeszów. For Sylvia, meeting and working with new people is an adventure. She loves helping patients understand their dental needs and their financial options and helping them feel confident about their smiles. Sylvia enjoys being a part of a great circle of friends who are excellent team players and who support one other at work and away from the office. She does her best to be there for everyone throughout the day.
Sylvia’s son is a passionate baseball player, and in her free times she likes watching baseball, reading and cooking.
Donna – Registered Dental Hygienist
Donna graduated with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now Rutgers University, in 1997. She has been with us since November of 2018 and has more than 22 years of experience. She is proud to give thorough yet gentle care to all our patients and enjoys being part of a team that puts patients first.
In her free time, Donna enjoys playing tennis, hiking and spending time with her family.