Dental Staff

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
North Bergen, NJ Dentist
Aesthetic Dental

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


  • Member of Board Directors of CASA Bergen County
  • Board of Directors Hudson County Dental Society
  • Guest on Social Lipstick podcast by Bilal Joni March 2019
  • Guest on She Grows Her Practice Podcast November 12, 2018

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  

Yuriy, Front Desk Administration

Yuriy's bubbly personality fits with one of the most important positions in the office, the first person you meet when you come to Aesthetic Dental. When she is not working she is a pure adventurer! She loves roller coasters and other thrill rides. Yuriy loves her dog, Zeuss and devotes alot of time to his care. We are so happy to have Yuriy as part of the Aesthetic Dental team but we hope she never asks us to go on a roller coaster with her.

Tatiana, Lead Dental Assistant

Tatiana has years of experience in the dental profession. She loves to sing and she loves animals. Tatiana has a love for ice cream but she makes sure to brush her teeth afterwards. She really enjoys seeing patients come in to Aesthetic Dental and leave happy based on her involvement with the visit. Tatiana is a pure delight!


Maria, Dental Assistant

Maria is a lifesaver who is talented in many different areas of dentistry. As a true fan of MMA and UFC, we occasionally see her watching fights on her phone. Kickboxing is a love of hers. She also has a great sense of humor and is the biggest star of our after hours, comedy videos. She enjoys spending time with her family as well. When Maria speaks about dentistry her face lights up! She is dedicated to the profession because she loves using her skills and passion to help people.