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Our Doctors

Dr. Bilge Adsay-Erdem
Dr. Stephanie Bodnar

Dr. Bilge Adsay-Erdem

General Dentist

Dr. Bilge, a board-certified general dentist, graduated with honors from NYU College of Dentistry, earning a spot on the Dean's list. Her commitment to patient care led to a general practice residency at New York Hospital of Cornell, where she honed her skills in comprehensive patient care.

The founding of Friendly Dental Center in 2003 stands as a testament to Dr. Bilge's vision for delivering exceptional dental services and cultivating enduring patient relationships. Known for her gentle, caring, and attentive approach to patient care, she sets a standard in her practice.

Dr. Bilge's philanthropic spirit shines through her dedicated involvement in the Smile Forever Program, where she contributed her time and expertise to care for orphans in Turkey for five years. 

Dr. Bilge was awarded five times as the best dentist at the Portuguese/Brazilian Awards. She actively engages in professional organizations, including the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics. Keeping abreast of dental technology, she holds certifications in Invisalign, Lumenis dental laser, Botulinum Toxin, and dermal fillers.

Fluent in Turkish and proficient in Portuguese comprehension, Dr. Bilge effortlessly connects with a diverse range of patients, fostering a sense of comfort and understanding.

Dr. Stephanie Bodnar

General Dentist

Dr. Stephanie Bodnar, a dynamic general dentist and proud University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine graduate, stands out for her dedication to patient-centric care and community service. Excelling at Penn Dental, she delved into complex aesthetic cases in the honors clinic, acquiring skills for comprehensive patient care.

Dr. Bodnar's holistic approach to dentistry sees beyond the mouth, valuing each patient's entire well-being and personality. Proficient in Spanish, she breaks language barriers, ensuring effective communication and personalized care for a diverse patient base.

A committed volunteer, Dr. Bodnar provided dental care in the Dominican Republic and increased access in Philadelphia, examining mothers and children at the Eliza Shirley House. Beyond dentistry, her passion for travel to destinations like Italy, France, Argentina, and Russia enriches her life and connects her with patients from diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Stephanie Bodnar embodies a caring and globally minded dental professional, combining clinical expertise, cultural competence, and a fervor for service. Her biography reflects a practitioner deeply invested in patient well-being and community impact.

Dr. Andrew Kuo

Dr. Andrew Kuo

Endodontist

Dr. Andrew A. Kuo, a distinguished NYU College of Dentistry graduate, holds a DDS degree and advanced training in Endodontics. Trained in Microscopic Endodontic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, he is committed to excellence.

Formerly an Assistant Professor at NYU, Dr. Kuo transitioned to private practice in 1994, specializing in Endodontics and Implantology. His expertise is evident in his dedicated provision of high-quality care.

Beyond dentistry, Dr. Kuo is a devoted philanthropist, serving on the Board of Governors at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He chairs the Credential Committee and serves as Vice Chairman of the Human Resource Committee, reflecting his commitment to community impact.

Dr. Andrew A. Kuo's journey is marked by a passion for dental excellence, specialized practice, and philanthropy, embodying a well-rounded professional dedicated to patients and community welfare.

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Dr. Yassmin Parsaei

Orthodontist

Dr. Yassmin Parsaei, a Board Certified Orthodontist, leads in the surgical and craniofacial aspects of orthodontics. Her expertise was refined through a fellowship at NYU Langone Health, establishing her as a field leader.

Starting at Yale University with a BA in Molecular Biology, Dr. Yassmin continued her educational journey with a doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Dental Science at The University of Connecticut. As a Clinical Instructor at NYU, she imparts knowledge and conducts research, contributing to orthodontic advancements.

Fluent in English, Farsi, and proficient in Spanish, Dr. Yassmin fosters inclusive patient-centered care. Beyond her clinical role, she's a dedicated advocate, engaging in various social causes, from Civil Rights to Science and Technology. Her holistic approach transcends dentistry, contributing to a more just and equitable world.

Dr. Yassmin's journey showcases academic excellence, clinical proficiency, and a deep commitment to social responsibility, transforming smiles and contributing to broader societal goals.

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604-608 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07105

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