About Feiler Dental Associates | Bergen County | Passaic | Essex

Bergen County, Passaic County, and Essex County Dentists

Feiler Dental Associates has a team approach to oral healthcare 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.

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Some of our administrative staff at the River Edge office.

Feiler Associates Staff

Not only is our front desk 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!

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Meet Our Doctors

Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD

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

Dr. Kenneth FeilerDr. Feiler has been creating beautiful smiles for 38 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 the first and most experienced general dentist in New Jersey to be an Elite Provider of Invisalign . He is also an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, making him one of only two practitioners in the country holding both titles. Dr. Feiler earned the Invisalign®designation 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 373 AACD accredited dentists worldwide, and the only accredited dentist in the Bergen, Passaic, and Essex County areas, with only 6 members throughout New Jersey. 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 American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP).

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 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. Dr. Feiler is 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.

Dr. Feiler has been practicing Dentistry since 1979

Dr. Kenneth Feiler

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Harris J. Levine, DDS

Restorative, Geriatric & Family Dentistry
Sign Language for the Hearing Impaired

Dr. Harris J. LevineDr. Levine is proficient in all aspects of family and restorative dental practice especially cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. His expertise in restorative dentistry combined with his expertise in special care dentistry for geriatric patients makes him a sought after dentist in both geriatric and family oral healthcare. He was the director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Plum Grove Nursing Home in Palatine, Illinois. His long experience treating this growing segment of our population has allowed him to meet the special needs of the aging patient.

Dental treatment involves coordinating existing medical conditions and medications being taken with the necessary procedures for proper oral healthcare for elderly patients. Oral healthcare for geriatric patients involves many special needs, such as, root carries, dry mouth, removable prosthetics, the need for creative solutions for patients who are medically compromised, and of course extra TLC for the special needs of many geriatric patients. He carries this TLC to his care of patients of all ages.

Dr. Levine received his B.A. and M.A. from Hunter College, CUNY, where he taught biochemistry and did research in the field of muscle physiology. He then received his B.S.D and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he also taught Oral Anatomy and Oral Biology.

Another special part of his practice, Dr. Levine has been using sign language with his hearing impaired patients for more than 35 years. After completing a course in Special Patient Care at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Dr. Levine realized the need for better communication techniques with the deaf community. He then learned sign language at the Chicago Hearing Society and continued with intermediate and advanced courses later in New Jersey to become proficient. In the past, a patient had to communicate with the dentist by lip reading and writing notes. Knowing sign language has enabled Dr. Levine to discuss all aspects of dental care and treatment with his deaf patients.

Dr. Levine has always been active in his community. He has been a member of the Fort Lee Board of Health for 24 years and its president for the past 21 years. He has performed oral cancer screenings every year at Fort Lee's annual Health Fair. Dr. Levine is one of the original executive board members of the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association and was its vice president for many years. Through his association with this group and his membership in the New Jersey Breathes Organization, he helped to bring anti-smoking legislation, through the Clean Indoor Act, to the New Jersey Legislature where it became the law of the state. He is also president and secretary of the Fort Lee Lions Club.

Dr. Levine is also an accomplished magician, a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, as well as an avid golfer and sky diver.

Dr. Levine sees patients weekdays and Saturdays in both Nutley and River Edge.

Dr. Levine has been practicing Dentistry since 1979.

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Valerie Karraker, DDS

Family Dentistry, Endodontics

Dr. Valeria KarrakerDr. Karraker attended the University of Illinois Health Science Center in Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Dentistry as well as her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Before moving to New Jersey with her husband, she practiced dentistry for seven years in Massachusetts. Dr. Karraker 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 with special interest and expertise in the area of endodontics (root canals).

Dr. Karraker has been practicing Dentistry since 1986

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Adam Travan, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Ryan BurkeDr. Travan is best known for his love of dentistry. This shows in his enthusiasm, thoroughness, and gentle touch. He attended Iona College on a full 4 year academic scholarship. He was accepted a year early at New York University's College of Dentistry after his junior year at Iona College. He completed a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel where he was selected as Chief Resident, one of the youngest in program history.

While at NYU he became interested in teaching as a way of sharing his passion for learning and dentistry. He became a member of the honors teaching program and after graduation became an instructor in the department of comprehensive care and cariology teaching 1st and 2nd year dental students clinical skills.

Having practiced oral and dental healthcare since 2004, Dr. Travan prides himself on having a light touch, providing healthy and beautiful smiles and continuously pursuing advanced clinical education for the benefit of his patients.  

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Michael Freda, DMD

Orthodontics NJ Specialty #3386

Dr. Ryan BurkeDr. Freda has been practicing orthodontics in northern New Jersey since 1986 and specializes in orthodontics. Dr. Freda received his Bachelor’s degree at Farleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. He then went on to complete his DMD at Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Freda went on to further improve his clinical abilities by completing a General Practice Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital from 1982-1983. Following his General Practice Residency, he went on to complete his Orthodontic Specialty Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) from 1984-1986.

Dr. Freda also currently holds many professional affiliations; he is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Associations, the Essex County Dental Society, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He is also an Invisalign® Certified Provider. He enjoys the relationship that develops with both children and adult patients. “It is very fulfilling,” says Dr. Freda, “to be able to provide a service which aids in improving self-esteem as well as the confidence to face life with a new smile.”

Dr. Freda is a native of Belleville, New Jersey and has lived in Chester since 1993 with his wife Georgene and their four children. Outside of work, he enjoys running and spending time with his family and dog, Riley. Dr. Freda has been a New Jersey Top Dentist for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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Jency Paul, DMD

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Ryan BurkeWe have been so happy to have Dr Jency Paul join our practice in 2018.  A wonderful personality combined with a desire to always provide comprehensive and preventive care, she brings out glowing reviews from patients from their first contact with her.

Dr Jency graduated Adelphi University in New York,  magna cum laude with her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and the Arts.  She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey, graduating near the top of her class, where she was awarded to the OKU National Honors Society, Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honors Society, Alpha Epsilon Lamba Honors Society and received the Leadership and Service to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Award.  She then completed her General Practice Residency at Hackensack Meridian Health Services Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, NJ where she received advanced training in a large number of oral health care for both children and adults.

Her leadership roles have been extensive from being the Class President at Rutgers, also selected as a mentor and tutor to students, served on numerous committees for both the school and the community of Newark.  Her community involvement included mentoring middle school children and high school children, Special Olympics dental care, Kindersmiles Foundation, Oral Health Education for Mothers, and this interest continues today in our practice’s many local community involvement in our local communities.

Dr Jency practices at both our River Edge office in Bergen County and in our Wanaque office in upper Passaic County.  She is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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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.

Office Hours

Day Hours


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


7:15 AM - 4:00 PM


8:00 AM - 1:00 PM



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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