Meet Our Team

Aesthetic Dental offers dental care that is right for your family. Gentle approach and excellent clinical skills at our practice will make you and your family feel comfortable. Meet our well talented and highly motivated staff.

Chithra Durgam, DDS

Dr. Durgam graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Chicago, IL. She is featured in Gary Vaynerchuk's book, Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs and Influencers Use Social Media- And How You Can, Too. She has been featured in 201 Magazine and Good Day New York, Fox 5 News NY. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Durgam served as a faculty member at New York University College of Dentistry. She has published several articles in dental journals. Dr. Durgam brings with her 17 years of private practice experience. 

Dr. Durgam is a member of:

  • New Jersey State Dental Association
  • American Board of Family Dentistry
  • Hudson County Dental Society
  • American Association of Women Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Sports Dentistry

Dr. Leah Friedman, DMD

Dr. Leah Friedman, DMD graduated from Harvard University School of Dentistry for her orthodontic training. She is extremely conscientious in providing the best treatment to patients. Her work speaks for itself as many patients come to see her after they have completed orthodontics with other dentists. We are so happy to have Dr. Friedman as part of our all star team!

Emily Martinez, Office Manager

Emily has been a leader in the dental profession for over 10 years. Emily has years of knowledge and training on dentistry and insurances. She is able to present treatment plans in an easy to understand manner so all questions are answered. She coordinates insurance information for our doctors as well. She has a tremendous eye for detail and works tirelessly to complete her work in a prompt manner. Emily is invaluable to the team and our patients feel the same way.She lives in New Jersey with her family. She likes to  

Johanna Hernandez, Front Desk Administrator

Johnanna brings warmth and an upbeat personality to her position as Front Desk Administrator. Clients rave about her ability to put them at ease and also take care of their scheduling needs.   Johanna's positive calm demeanor and enthusiasm help all our patients when they are being greeted by her.  We love having her at Aesthetic Dental!

Lissette Flores, Front Desk Administrator

Lissette has warmth and energy to get things completed in a swift manner so patients can continue wihte their busy schedules. She really cares about our patients. She puts extra effort in warm welcomes and comforting goodbyes. Our patients really appreciate having Lissette in our office. 

Sojaily Morel, Head Dental Assistant

Sojaily is a licensed dental assistant with over 10 years of dental assisting experience. She has been with Aesthetic Dental for more than 5 yeas. She places a lot of emphasis on our implant program while still maintaining focus on esthetics. Our clients appreciate her warm personality and sharp clinical skills. Sojaily’s clinical skills span from orthodontics to whitening to oral surgery. She has the ability to work with every dentist in our group office and cater to their inpidual needs. We are humbled to have Sojaily as part of our team.

Maria Salazar, Dental Assistant

Maria is a licensed dental assistant. She has a strong work ethic and always giving more than 100% to our team. Maria  plays an integral part of our team in allowing us to provide service to our patients. She has additional training in digital impressions, digital xrays and whitening  We are very grateful for Maria's presence at our office.