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Dr. Bekerman lives his passion by delivering beautiful smiles and improving patients’ oral health, appearance, and function of their smiles. He believes that being in a community is such an important part of life. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level to develop a trust that becomes the foundation of the doctor-patient relationship. He believes that although dentistry starts in the office, providing patient education and making patients part of the team is paramount to long-term success.
Dr. Bekerman puts a major emphasis on ethical patient care as being his main priority when providing treatment. His open and easy communication style both engages and educates his patients, while his sensitivity and genuine care help even the most anxious of patients feel at ease. His dedicated staff is there to make every visit smooth and comfortable from beginning to end.
On his free time, he enjoys cycling and the gym as well as spending time with family and friends. Dr. Bekerman makes a commitment to stay up-to-date with the constantly evolving dental profession to provide the most effective treatment to his patients. He is also fluent in both English and Hebrew.
Dr. Joseph Lutz was born in Philadelphia, and raised in Southampton, PA. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be a dentist. He attended the University of Pittsburgh to receive his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Lutz then went back home to complete his dental education at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and now is living his dream of practicing where he grew up.
Dr. Lutz is a huge Philadelphia sports, who loves to watch his teams every chance he can. He enjoys trying different restaurants, exercising at the gym, and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Lutz loves treating patients as if they have been friends for life. He is extremely enthusiastic about dentistry and is constantly trying to make his patients’ experience as best as he can. He finds that getting to know every person ultimately helps to deliver the best possible care for their individualized needs. He feels that the dental industry is constantly evolving, so he is dedicated to staying up to date on all the newest technology, materials, and protocols.
Dr. Chibueze Egeruoh
Dr. Chibueze Egeruoh was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Queens, NY, and attended college at Stony Brook University. Where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. From there, he attended Dental School at the University of Buffalo and earned his DDS degree. After dental school, he progressed to completing 1-year general practice residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Egeruoh makes sure to puts his best foot forward when treating patients. This includes breaking down treatment and making the steps of treatment easy for patients to understand.
His passion for dentistry stems from shadowing his local dentist at a young age where he experienced first-hand the care and trust built in the dental chair. With this experience, he uses this to translate into his practice style and strives to provide the best care for his patients. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, going to the gym, playing basketball, and spending time with his friends and family. With the ever-changing dental industry, he tries to grow his knowledge of the growing field which includes the latest research, technology, and patient care.
Dr. Richard D. Ruden
Dr. Richard D. Ruden has practiced dentistry in South Jersey for 40 years focusing on general, cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. He received his dental degree in 1983 from Farleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry in Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Ruden has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry using the latest techniques including the Fotana laser, allowing him to add laser-assisted cosmetic facial surgery to his resume.
Dr. Ruden’s philosophy toward dental treatment is to educate patients about their dental condition so that they possess the knowledge to decide on the treatment options available to them. His primary focus is patient comfort and painless dentistry. His commitment to dentistry has earned him the distinction of becoming listed in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America from 2003-present as well as multiple years on New Jersey Magazine’s list of Top Dentists.
Dr. Ruden continues to strive for dental excellence by taking extensive continuing education in esthetics, implant placement, and restoration, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. In his free time, Dr. Ruden enjoys watching sports and is an avid pickle-ball player. He and his wife, Wendy, enjoy frequent trips to sunny Florida where they vacation with family relaxing.
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