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Dr. Gloria B. Gertzman


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With almost 40 years experience, Dr. Gloria B. Gertzman is a general dentist. From 1980 through 1992, she served as a clinical professor of oral diagnosis and radiology with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, teaching clinical and didactic treatment planning, radiology, oral facial and genetics to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students and dentists. From 1992 through 1994, Dr. Gertzman was the dental director of Soundview Health Center in the Bronx, New York. While there, she started, practiced in and managed a dental department. Dr. Gertzman then served as a dental director with the Bridgeport Community Health Center of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she started a dental department, and with the Stratford Community Health Center of Stratford, Connecticut, where she opened a satellite dental department. She practiced in and managed both dental departments. From 2003 through 2005, she was the dental director for Building Services 32BJ Health Fund of New York, New York, during which time she directed a staff of 80. Dr. Gertzman then served as the dental director for a family dentistry practice in New Jersey from 2005 through 2007. In 2007, Dr. Gertzman became the owner of her own private practice specializing in family dentistry in Pennington, New Jersey. She had 1800 patients of record through 2012. From 2012 through 2016, Dr. Gertzman served as a dentist with the Essex County Correctional Facility of Newark, New Jersey. Since 2016, she has been a consultant specializing in requirements for the practice and risk management for those opening new dental practices and for existing dental practices. Dr. Gertzman is a Certified Correctional Health Provider, through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She earned her D.M.D. from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, her Ph.D. in Human Genetics and her M.A. in Genetic Counseling, both from Rutgers University of New Brunswick, New Jersey. She earned her B.A. in Education and Psychology from Brooklyn College, New York. Dr. Gertzman holds licenses for Dental Practice in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, the Drug Enforcement Act, and a New Jersey CDS License. She received the Award Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1988, and the American Dental Association Award for Recognition for Service in a Foreign Country in 1980. Dr. Gertzman has written 14 articles and holds a patent for a nipple for a baby with a cleft palate from 1986. In the mid 1980’s, she joined “Doctors Without Borders” and traveled with a group of healthcare professionals to South America, where they treated people in an under-served area for a wide variety of health problems.

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