Michael M. Moawad, DMD

Michael Moawad, DMD, of Dental Arts of Edgewater, provides the latest in dental treatment technology to the community of Edgewater, New Jersey. A proficient student, he excelled in his academics at an early age. In high school, he received a citation from the office of the New Jersey governor, and as an undergrad, he received the prestigious Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement award.

Dr. Moawad’s passion for the sciences led him to pursue an undergraduate degree in chemistry, and during college, he became a research and development chemist for Colgate-Palmolive. He followed his love for dentistry and received a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey.

He is a certified provider of Invisalign® and holds a sedation permit from the New Jersey Board of Dentistry. He also completed Botox® training approved by the Board of Dentistry and provided by the Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Moawad is continuously learning about technological advancements in treatment and stays at the forefront of dentistry. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Moawad is dedicated to serving his community and has been involved with non-profit organizations that provide free dental care and education. He participates in several programs that educate Newark public school children on the importance of oral care, as well as providing free dental care through the Give Kids a Smile® program. One of the most rewarding experiences of his career has been his work with the Coptic Medical Association of North America, where he provides dental care in Bolivia, Egypt, and Ethiopia.

Jessica Listwa, DMD

Jessica Listwa, DMD, is a skilled pediatric dentist practicing at Dental Arts of Edgewater in Edgewater, New Jersey. She eagerly welcomes new and returning patients.

Dr. Listwa knew she wanted to be a pediatric dentist at only three years old when she experienced a life-changing dental appointment. For the first time, a dentist made her comfortable with their bedside manner – and stickers. Years later, Dr. Listwa works tirelessly to put her patients first, taking all necessary steps to ensure each child is comfortable. She works with patients and their families to make the best decisions for their overall dental health.

An active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Development Medicine and Dentistry, and the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Listwa currently serves on the board of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Committee Council on Clinical Affairs. She also serves on the Committee on Special Health Care Needs.

After graduating from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Dr. Listwa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. Here, she received her DMD with Honors in Community Service. She completed her residency at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Listwa is an outspoken advocate for children with special needs in her free time. She runs a website for caregivers and parents called ExceptionalSmiles.Org, which offers advice and recommendations for improving oral health and hygiene for people with special needs. She is also a clinical director at Special Smiles in New Jersey, which offers comprehensive oral health care for Special Olympic athletes.

When not in the office, Dr. Listwa enjoys exploring all Hoboken has to offer with her daughter and husband.

Michael Perrino DDS, MD

Dr. Perrino is a Board Certified dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – trained and licensed as both a dentist and medical doctor with additional fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. Dr. Perrino practices full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery while maintaining a busy dentoalveolar and dental implant surgery practice.

Prior to joining Riverside Oral Surgery, Dr. Perrino was the Director of Cleft and Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and was responsible for managing the most complicated patients with a focus on repairing cleft lip and palate, Robin sequence, craniofacial reconstruction, including corrective jaw surgery, treatment of maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction, and pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery. He now has faculty appointments at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center where he continues to employ his specialized skill set and passion for teaching residents.

Dr. Perrino graduated from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine at the top of his class and was a member of the National Dental Honor Society, earning over a dozen awards for his scholarship. He completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. During his time at Columbia, Dr. Perrino earned his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed a General Surgery Internship at NYPH. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Perrino received additional training as the Pediatric Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the only craniofacial fellowship-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Northern Jersey and New York City region. He is an active member of multiple national societies where he has been selected for committee positions. He presents and lectures nationally on various topics from medicine, to dental implants and grafting, to cleft, craniofacial and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Perrino volunteers abroad on surgical missions to treat children with cleft lip and palate in South American countries and co-directs a bi-annual trip to Mexico. He has a long list of publications in major journals with a focus on cleft and craniofacial surgery and pathology. When he is not in the office, Dr. Perrino loves spending time at home in Tenafly, NJ, with his wife, two children, and their dog.

Hani Braidy DMD, FRCD(C), FACS

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Braidy earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Montreal in 1998. Following this, he completed a two-year General Practice Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. His journey in oral maxillofacial surgery continued with specialized training at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, where he was honored with the “Very Reverend Michael Ivan Franczak Scholarship.”

Currently, Dr. Braidy serves as an Associate Professor at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, actively contributing to the Implant Center and the oral maxillofacial post-graduate residency program. His primary interests encompass computer-simulated and guided surgery, oral maxillofacial pathology, complex maxillofacial bone and soft tissue reconstruction, dentofacial deformities, and corrective jaw surgery, along with a focus on dental implants.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • US board certified in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C))
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesia (Diplomate)
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (Member)
  • The American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (Member)
  • The New Jersey Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (Member)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Joseph Zelig, DDS

Specialist in Periodontics & Endodontics

Dr. Joseph Zelig is a distinguished practitioner specializing in Periodontics and Endodontics. His academic journey at New York University College of Dentistry showcases his commitment to excellence in dental care.


  • Specialty Certificate in Endodontics New York University College of Dentistry
  • Specialty Certificate in Periodontics New York University College of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Zelig’s commitment to academic excellence is evident in his ranking among the top 10% of his graduating class, leading to his induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the prestigious national dental honor society.

Post-Graduate Training:

After completing dental school, Dr. Zelig pursued an additional three years of post-graduate training in periodontics at New York University. His dedication to continuous learning led him to the two-year program in Endodontics at NYU, earning him dual specialty certifications.

Clinical Expertise:

As a Periodontist, Dr. Zelig specializes in advanced dental implant surgery, bone grafting, Laser Periodontal treatment, and Cosmetic Periodontal surgery. In the realm of Endodontics, he focuses on Root canal treatment and Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy). Dr. Zelig also holds a permit in intravenous conscious sedation from the New York State Board of Dentistry, showcasing his expertise in providing I.V. Sedation.

Academic Contribution:

Dr. Zelig’s commitment to education extends to his role as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the departments of Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, as well as the Department of Endodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. His active involvement in teaching reflects his dedication to advancing the field and mentoring the next generation of dental professionals.

Patient-Centric Approach:

Known for his warm and friendly “chair-side” manner, Dr. Zelig’s care is characterized by innate warmth, patience, and sincerity. His genuine approach makes a significant difference in patient experience, fostering an environment of trust and comfort.

For comprehensive Periodontic and Endodontic care, trust Dr. Joseph Zelig’s expertise, where academic excellence meets compassionate patient-focused dentistry.

Matthew Mease, DMD

Marina Zoghbi, DDS

Tim Lee, DMD

Dr. Lee was born & raised in Northern Virginia. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry. After a gap year working at a dental office, he attended University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to obtain his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. He is currently completing a General Practice Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Having gone through a dental journey himself, Dr. Lee emphasizes compassion & education in dentistry. He aims to provide the highest standard of care to patients with the goal of restoring teeth & bringing out their best smile.

During his free time, he enjoys pursuing his music career. He enjoys writing English & Korean music & loves sharing inspiring messages with his followers. He is also involved with serving the community, working out/running, traveling & spending time with friends & family.