Amy Schwartz Phillips, DMD
Dr. Amy (Schwartz) Phillips is a third generation pediatric dentist and is proud to keep the family legacy alive. Delivering comprehensive and continued patient care and forming relationships with her patients and their families is Dr. Amy’s passion. Dr. Amy lives by the advice given to her by her dad, Dr. Schwartz: “treat every child as if he/she were your own.”
Dr. Amy is a graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, having played varsity softball and was an enthusiastic member of the many music programs. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Health Care Sciences from Lafayette College. While studying abroad in London she was given the opportunity to work in a busy multispecialty dental practice. After attending their master’s program, Dr. Amy earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While she thoroughly enjoyed all of the subspecialties of dentistry, pediatric dentistry was her favorite. She loves interacting with the children and turning a typically fearful experience of visiting the dentist into a positive one.
Dr. Amy is committed to providing the best patient care possible. She received her board certification in 2015 and continues to be an active Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Assocation, New Jersey Dental Assocation, Union County Dental Society, New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Womens’ Interdisciplinary Study Club. Dr. Amy is a proud mom of two girls, Quinn and Avery. She enjoys spending time with her family, trips to the beach, and baking.
Chirag B. Patel, DMD
Jessica Listwa, DMD
Dr. Jessica Listwa received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Muhlenberg College and her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Jessica’s passion for pediatrics started when she was just three and a patient herself. She loves every minute of working with kids and hopes to make each child’s dental visit an exciting and positive one. As a big kid at heart, she completely understands any child’s fear or stress of a dental visit and wants to make every child not only comfortable but also ensure that they have some fun at every visit. In addition, Dr. Jessica is extremely committed to the special needs community, and it is a huge part of her life both personally and professionally, as her older sister has special needs. Dr. Jessica founded a website dedicated to helping families and caregivers of someone with special needs navigate oral health as well as is heavily involved with Special Smiles Special Olympics in New Jersey.
Dr. Jessica is on staff at the JFK Medical Center as well as a Consultant for Clinical Affairs For American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentists, and the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentists.
Arthur J. Appel, DDS
My orthodontic practice has been providing a personal, trusted approach to Orthodontic care for over 30 years. My goal is to care for your needs in a professional and efficient manner, leaving you with a smile that lasts a life time. My staff and I will work with your general, pediatric, and/or specialist dentist in a team approach to assure total care.
In my 30+ years, I have become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, Monmouth/Ocean County Dental Society, and I’m a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. I have been awarded an AB in Biology from Lafayette College, MA in Biology at SUNY College at Buffalo, DDS and Post Graduate Degree in Orthodontics from New York University College of Dentistry. In addition, I participate in continuing education courses throughout the year to stay current on what is new in orthodontics.
I currently reside in Marlboro, NJ with my beautiful wife, together we have two amazing kids. In my spare time I enjoy playing a good round of golf, traveling the world, and spending quality time with my family and friends.