The goal of our pediatric dental team is simple...we want your child to not only have the most pleasant experience ever, but to also have healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime!
We make every effort to gain a child's trust and confidence and do everything possible to make him or her feel comfortable and relaxed with the dental experience. We also offer a controlled, quiet, and friendly environment for children with special needs.
Most importantly, we provide the parent with the tools to help his or her child maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
When you visit our office, you will be delighted with the attention that we give to make sure that your child feels special, welcomed, at ease, and enjoys each and every visit.
Melissa Burruezo, DMD
Dr. Burruezo is a proud mother of a son born on Thanksgiving day in 2008 and a daughter born in September 2011. When she is not busy practicing dentistry or being a mommy, she likes to engage in outdoor activities like white water rafting, rock climbing, nature hikes, and long walks. When she is not outdoors, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Kristin, Dental Assistant and Licensed X-Ray Technician
Kristin is a certified dental assistant (CDA) and has been assisting Dr. Burruezo since February 2011. Prior to entering the dental field, she worked for a pension administration company. She currently resides in Clinton NJ with her 15 year old son Ryan. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing tennis.
Gordon Barnes, DDS, MD
Dr. Barnes is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Health Sciences, Antigua School of Medicine. He completed his dental residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and his anesthesia residency at Brookdale Medical Center, also in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1993 Dr. Barnes started Paramount Ambulatory Anesthesia, a provider of office based ambulatory anesthesia for the pediatric dental patient. He also held a part-time attending position at Interfaith Medical center from 1993-2000 and at Bronx Lebanon Hospital from 2000-2001, where he was responsible for delivering anesthesia care to the pediatric and mentally challenged patients in the dental department. He was also responsible for delivering weekly lectures on anesthesia/sedation to the dental residents.
Dr. Barnes is a Diplomate in the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and has been practicing office based anesthesia since 1993 in the NY/NJ metro area.