About Feiler Dental Associates

About Us

Feiler Dental Associates is one of the finest and most progressive practices in Bergen County, New Jersey. Feiler Dental Associates has a superb team approach to dentistry comprised of doctors whose specialties, in addition to general family dentistry, include advanced cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, endodontics, implants, oral surgery, orthodontics (for both children and adults), pediatric dentistry, and periodontics, all working closely together to provide you with the best comprehensive care under one roof.

The “one roof” is comprised of three offices in River Edge (next to Paramus), Nutley, and Wanaque. With the River Edge office serving Bergen County, the Nutley office serving Essex County and lower Passaic County, and the Wanaque office serving upper Passaic County, we can provide greater access and convenience to you, your extended families, friends, and co-workers.


Kenneth N. Feiler, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Certified Invisalign® Premier Provider and Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry®

Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler has been creating beautiful smiles for more than 30 years, including those of celebrities from sports, film, television, and Broadway. As a graduate of Rutgers University as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers a variety of health education courses for dental professionals.

The NJHPDI emerged to provide a wide variety of professional education courses in many health related fields. Learn more about the NJHPDI visit its web site at www.njhpdi.com.

Dr. Feiler is an Invisalign® Premier Provider, a designation he earned by being one of the nation's most experienced providers of this comfortable, nearly invisible alternative to metal braces.

Dr Feiler is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD), the largest cosmetic dental organization in the world. He is one of only 208 AACD accredited dentists worldwide, and the only accredited dentist in the Bergen and Passaic County areas. To achieve that position he completed extensive advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry. In addition, he passed a rigorous accreditation board examination. The AACD defines an Accredited Member as one who has demonstrated a very high level of technical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Feiler is also a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, one of the largest international organizations devoted to laser dentistry. Its members are top clinicians, academicians, and researchers in all applications of laser technology to dentistry, and it promotes education and research through its certification programs, publications, and informational meetings.

Dr. Feiler is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Among Dr. Feiler’s other achievements are fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the prestigious National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland. He has presented at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and the AACD.

Dr. Feiler has catered to a wide range of dental needs, from preventive to cosmetic dentistry, treating and educating his patients of all ages -- from children to senior citizens. He is a fine person and a caring individual, concerned with his patients personally as well as for their dental health. Dr. Feiler’s contributions to the community extend beyond creating healthy, beautiful smiles; he has been active in the local community, coaching and sponsoring local teams and recreational and cultural events such as the annual River Edge 5K Run. In Dr. Feiler, you will find not only an acclaimed dentist with a close eye for cosmetics, but also a good friend to the communities he has served over the years.

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Dr. Joseph Flaugher, D.M.D.

Family Dentistry

Dr. Flaugher graduated at the top of his class at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine in Teaneck, NJ, and has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years. For ten years, Dr. Flaugher was an operative instructor at Fairleigh’s dental school. He is a member of the Essex County Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and he is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Flaugher participates monthly in a variety of dental courses and has a strong interest and expertise in cosmetics. He is a valued resource at our Nutley office.

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Dr. Paula A. Gencarelli, D.M.D.

Family Dentistry

Dr. Paula Gencarelli has been exclusively treating patients at Feiler Dental Associates for over 10 years. Having graduated from Rutgers University as a biology major, Dr. Gencarelli attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she received several awards including the Accelerated Clinical Experience Award and the Academy of Dental Practice Administration Award. She also became a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society.

Dr. Gencarelli then trained as a general practice resident in Seton Hall University’s School of Graduate Medical Education at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, she has worked in geriatric outreach programs in local nursing homes as well as the Colgate Brite Smiles and Brite Futures Outreach Prevention Program for children in the Newark area of New Jersey. With a combination of sincere caring, a desire for excellence and comprehensive care, and a contagious laugh, Dr. Gencarelli has a diverse following in ages and personalities among our patients. Dr. Gencarelli treats patients at our River Edge and Wanaque offices.

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Dr. Michele Lau, D.M.D.

Family Dentistry

LauDr. Lau graduated summa cum laude from Caldwell College in New Jersey, and was in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. She received a New Jersey Dental School Scholars Program Scholarship to attend New Jersey Dental School at UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey where she received her degree in dental medicine. Dr. Lau then completed her General Practice Residency at the renowned Montefiore Medical Center in New York City; an extensively comprehensive program performing advanced dental techniques in all areas of dentistry.

Dr. Lau joined our dental family a year ago and we are indeed fortunate to have her in our practice. She is superbly skilled, highly trained and absolutely one of the most congenial, happy and caring dentists you will find. With a smile on her face all the time, she is so caring and pleasant, our patients love her immediately.

Dr. Lau is a family general dentist who treats patients of all ages. She is as wonderful with the youngest child as well as the most senior of our patients. We are confident that you will be as impressed with her care as all of her patients are. Dr. Lau treats patients at all three of our dental offices.

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Dr. Lauren Sattazahn-Cannavo, D.M.D.

Family Dentistry

cannovaDr. Sattazahn-Cannavo attended the University of Scranton where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry. She also completed her General Dentistry Residency at Overlook Hospital, an affiliate of the renowned Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University.

While in school she received several awards and was president of the New Jersey Student Dental Society, UMDNJ. She became a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. Dr. Sattazhan-Cannavo is a member of The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, New Jersey Dental Associates, and Bergen County Dental Association. She has also volunteered at Give a Kids a Smile Day and Oral Health Education to elementary children. Through her gentle and caring chair-side manner she has been able to build a positive and trusting relationship with her patients, a key factor for such a successful dentist.

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Dr. Saju Mathew, D.D.S.

Orthodontics NJ Specialty #5561

Dr. Saju MathewDr. Saju Mathew treats both children and adults at Feiler Dental Associates, where he recieves rave reviews from his patients who enjoy personalized orthodontic care. His patients receive constant evaluation and observation that produce fantastic results. At Feiler Dental Associates, all patients are treated in personal rooms with individual televisions.

Dr. Mathew graduated with honors from Cornell University where he received his Bachelor of Science. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2002 and received his D.D.S. He then continued on to obtain his Certificate in Orthodontics in 2005. He went on to work in private practice for 3 years and then join Feiler Dental Associates in 2008.

Dr. Mathew’s professional memberships include the New Jersey State Dental Association, the Essex County Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also Invisalign and Lingual iBraces Certified. Since the fall of 2005 he has held a faculty position at the New York University School of Dentistry as an Invisalign instructor.

Dr. Mathew has also been honored with several national awards. In 2000 he received the NIDCR/NIH Summer Dental Student Research Award. In 2001 he received the ADEA-Listerine Preventive Dentistry Award as well as the AADR/Dentsply Student Research Award.

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Dr. Valerie Karraker, D.D.S.

Family Dentistry, Endodontics

Dr. Karraker attended the University of Illinois Health Science Center in Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Science in dentistry and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. She practiced dentistry for seven years in Massachusetts, then came to New Jersey with her husband and has been practicing in our River Edge office for over 12 years. She is a general dentist with a technically meticulous style of practice and a lovely personality. She has a wide range of dental abilities and has a special interest and expertise in the area of endodontics (root canals).

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Dr. Michael H. Reshad, D.D.S.

Periodontics, Implantology, NJ Specialty #5129

reshadDr. Reshad, a periodontist, attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he received honors in implants and comprehensive care and applied practice administration. He currently holds a prestigious position as a professor in the implant department at NYU, where he also received his advanced specialty training in postgraduate periodontics. Dr. Reshad has been at Feiler Dental Associates for over 12 years, and holds memberships with the Northeastern Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Reshad currently practices in our River Edge office.

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Our Staff

Not only is our staff friendly, caring, and dedicated to providing quality dental care, they are also exceptionally well trained and educated. Continuing education is an integral part of maintaining excellence in our practice. Our dentists, hygienists, clinical assistants, and administrative staff attend seminars and courses year round, keeping us up-to-date with the latest in dental treatment and technology. Almost all of our assistants are either certified or registered; and we support their further advancement and building of credentials (recognition from the state for expanded functions, for example).

In striving to be the best, we work hard to have the best people to provide "above and beyond" care to our patients. We know you will appreciate the benefits of our continuous learning as we continue to improve our practice, keeping it state-of-the-art in every way possible!

Convenience and Accessibility

  • Our offices are easily accessible for both handicapped and elderly patients.
  • We are located on the ground floor in Nutley.
  • Our Wanaque and River Edge locations have elevators to reach our offices on the first floor.
  • Handicapped parking is provided very close to the building entrances.
  • General parking in all our locations is plentiful and close to our entrances.

Practice Hours

General Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Special Hours:
Early evening hours scheduled for orthodontic patients
Early morning hours (before 8:00 a.m.) scheduled for special situations

Our office policy is to accommodate emergency patients during business hours on the same day. Also, a doctor is on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Patients may choose to schedule their visits at any of our three locations at their convenience.

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