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Dr. Ezra J. Brown

Dr. Ezra J. Brown

Dr. Ezra J. Brown is a board-certified orthodontist. Dr. Brown graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University where he received numerous national academic honors and awards including Dean’s List, Rutgers Academic Excellence Award, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success and many more.

Dr. Brown went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He again received many honors and awards along the way. Dr. Brown graduated as one of the top students in his class and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He also received an award for a Top 3 finish in outstanding research during the Michael P. Balbo Dental Research and Exposition Day. In addition, Dr. Brown held numerous leadership roles as an executive member in various clubs.

Combining his love for physics and patient interaction, Dr. Brown went on to complete his training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During his time there, Dr. Brown also completed a Master of Science degree for his research on orthodontic archwires.

Dr. Brown’s true aspiration is his passion to connect with patients and give them the best smiles possible. His training in orthodontics provided exposure to various treatment philosophies, mechanics, and appliances as well as the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds. He gained experience in early diagnosis and treatment planning for interceptive treatment as well as how to approach complex multidisciplinary adult cases. Additionally, his participation in many conferences and outside seminars further enhanced his education.

Dr. Brown is an active member of numerous prestigious professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Board of Orthodontics, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics.

When he isn’t creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, playing tennis, exercising, reading, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Latisha Henderson

Dr. Latisha Henderson

Dr. Latisha Henderson was born and raised in South Jersey. In high school, she was first introduced to orthodontics as she began her own journey with braces. She began to enter into the world of orthodontics by attending the University of Pennsylvania for dental school. Then, she completed orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University (outside PIttsburgh) obtaining her certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as well as a master’s in science.

Smiles are important to Dr. Henderson. She feels they have the power to give everyone confidence and self esteem and she is very excited to join every single patient here on their own journey towards a beautiful smile. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Henderson looks forward to meeting you and helping to give you the smile you deserve!

Dr. John Mikotowicz

Dr. John Mikotowicz

Dr. John Mikotowicz was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania.  From a young child on, Dr. Mikotowicz had a lifelong goal, he always wanted to be a dentist.  He knew that this would be no easy task as his family was not wealthy, however, what they lacked in wealth they made up for in love and support.  It is with his family’s love and support, that Dr. Mikotowicz was able to excel in school. From St. Hedwig’s Elementary School, to Cathedral Preparatory School and finally, to Gannon University, where he graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-dentistry in 1980. From there, he moved on to dental school.  He achieved his lifelong dream upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine in 1984, graduating third in his class and being awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Award at graduation.  Dr. Mikotowicz felt an additional calling in his life, and upon graduation from dental school, he married his wife of 35 years, Karrie, and joined the United States Air Force the very next day.  He currently has two children, Patrick and Elizabeth.   He completed a one-year General Practice Residency program at Chanute Air Force Base (AFB), IL in 1985 and was then assigned to Grissom AFB, IN. 

While at Grissom AFB dental clinic, Dr. Mikotowicz realized his true passion in dentistry, namely, periodontics.  As the top resident in his class, Dr. Mikotowicz then graduated from a three-year periodontics specialty program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and with a Master of Science degree in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX in 1992.  He was then assigned to McGuire AFB, NJ, where he spent the final 12 years of his military career.  While stationed at McGuire, he served as the Chief, Department of Periodontics, achieved his Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology (1996), was a volunteer assistant clinical professor at Temple Dental School in the post-graduate periodontics program (2000-2001), and received numerous military awards and decorations.  He retired his Regular Air Force Commission in 2004, after giving 20 years of dedicated and loyal military service to his country.  He then entered private practice as an associate of Dr. John Kukucka in 2005, but was called back to McGuire Dix Lakehurst (JB-MDL) in 2008, due to an ongoing urgent need by the USAF for an on-base periodontist.  Despite the financial hardship involved, Dr. Mikotowicz once again answered the call of his country and returned to JB-MDL dental clinic as a Veterans Administration civilian employee where he remained until 2013.  Funding for his position at JB-MDL was eliminated in October 2013 with President Obama’s sequestration of the military. It was at this point that Dr. Mikotowicz joined The Dental Specialty Center in 2015 (formerly known as Precision Periodontics).  During his 35 year career, he has provided treatment to thousands of his patients under IV conscious sedation and is highly experienced in periodontal regenerative and implant surgeries.  His approach to periodontics is a traditional one which involves initial therapy with emphasis on patient’s health history and oral hygiene, followed by re-evaluation, and then surgical therapy with an emphasis on regeneration, followed by maintenance therapy.  Dr. Mikotowicz loves his chosen profession of periodontics and truly cares about the health and welfare of his patients.
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Dr. Cyndi Nguyen

Dr. Cyndi Nguyen is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Her love for Oral Surgery has been demonstrated in optimal care, continued education, and compassion for her patients.

Dr. Cyndi Nguyen earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry with distinguished awards in Prosthodontics, Endodontics, and Operative Dentistry. Because of her passion for surgery, she went on to complete a year internship and four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Temple University Hospital.

She has taken extensive hours of continued education, both internationally and nationally, in Implantology and hard and soft tissue grafting. She is also a faculty member of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute. She has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellowship then Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Besides her expertise in Implantology, she practices full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery–Facial Trauma, Orthognathic, Oral Pathology, etc.

Dr. Cyndi Nguyen stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in Oral Surgery through memberships with numerous organizations such as the:

  • Diplomate-American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellowship-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomate-International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellowship-American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Dr. Cyndi Nguyen has been involved in several mission trips to provide oral surgery and restorative care in Northern Africa and Southern Asia.

Dr. David Jerud

Dr. David Jerud attended college at Boston University. Following graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After earning his DMD degree, Dr. Jerud completed advanced training in periodontics and prosthodontics at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Jerud is also licensed in oral sedation to provide patients with the highest level of comfort.

Dr. Jerud prides himself on providing the ultimate patient experience. He is passionate about creating a warm, comfortable environment for his patients while providing the highest standard of care. While using the latest in dental technology, Dr. Jerud provides his patients with outstanding results. Dr. Jerud looks forward to working with you and your family!

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