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Meet Andrew R. Samuel, DMD

As a child, Andrew Samuel was always impressed by his dentist-a smart, kind, gentle man who spent his days making people smile. Loving science, Andrew knew that he wanted to spend his grown-up days using scientific discoveries to help those around him. After spending a few high school summers volunteering at Jersey Shore Medical Center’s Dental Clinic, he knew that he was destined for a career in dentistry

Andrew R Samuel, D.M.D, is a graduate of Boston University’s prestigious Six-Year Combined Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program and Boston University’s School of Graduate Dentistry. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Samuel completed two additional years of specialty training in Periodontology also at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He was then appointed to the faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor, where he taught postgraduate students in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology. In addition, Dr. Samuel participated in research and practiced periodontics in the Boston area before moving back to his native Ocean, New Jersey where he opened his solo practice in January 1996. He continues his academic contribution by teaching periodontics in the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. He was recognized for his dedication to the dental residents and excellence in teaching by being awarded the “Attending Specialist of the Year Award ” in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

At Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants, LLC, Dr. Samuel performs all phases of periodontal therapy, with an emphasis on regenerative treatment. He uses minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical therapies, laser treatment and the latest techniques in esthetic and reconstructive periodontics. In addition, he is certified in several dental implant systems. As part of a dental implantology team, Dr. Samuel provides treatment planning and surgical implant placement for patients requiring implants. Dr. Samuel is recognized for his use of Computer Guided Implant Surgery using 3-Dimensional imaging, digitally generated surgical templates and Image Guided Navigation (X-Guide) for precise implant placement.

Dr. Samuel has been recognized as a NJ Top Dentist by NJ Monthly Magazine every year since 2009. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, the Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He is an attending periodontist at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

He is married to Michelle, a speech language pathologist. They have two children. When not in the office, Dr. Samuel enjoys tennis, playing piano and alto saxophone, sailing and family trips.

Meet Chris Nam Jun Cho, DDS

Periodontist Ocean NJ Dr Cho

Dr. Chris Nam Jun Cho, DDS is a dedicated professional at Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants, LLC. Dr. Cho’s journey in dentistry began in 2018 when he embarked on a mission to apply modern technology and scientific advancements to enhance the lives of his patients. He obtained his undergraduate degree from New York University and a DDS degree from NYU College of Dentistry. His commitment to learning led him to pursue postgraduate specialty education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Columbia University, where he honed his expertise.

Dr. Cho’s approach to patient care goes beyond the clinical aspect. He strives to know each patient as an individual, recognizing that dental care is not just about teeth and gums but also about the person’s well-being. His calm demeanor helps alleviate the natural anxiety associated with dental visits, creating a welcoming environment for his patients.

Outside of the dental world, Dr. Cho has a rich multicultural background, having grown up in Korea, Canada, and the USA. Fluent in both English and Korean, he enjoys exploring diverse environments and indulges in his passions for cooking and karaoke when spending quality time with his family and two beloved cats, Dobby and Aerie. Dr. Cho finds fulfillment in collaborating with Dr. Samuel and the team at Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants, LLC, where he can provide top-notch periodontal and dental implant treatments in a comfortable and collaborative setting.

Jennifer, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Periodontal Hygienist/Co-Therapist

Jen has over 20 years of experience working as a hygienist in general and periodontal specialty practices. Jen strives to make every visit comfortable and informative. She enjoys the interaction with her patients and making a measurable difference in people’s overall health.

Patient Care Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

Rosalind’s warm demeanor and sincere smile makes every patient feel at ease in the office. She assists at the front desk with scheduling and administrative work, as well as assisting our hygienist and Dr. Samuel in treating patients. Ros is knowledgeable about dental and medical benefit plans. Her understanding about every aspect of periodontal and implant treatment helps us provide exceptional patient care.

Patient Care Coordinator

Maureen’s friendly voice is likely the first one our patients hear when contacting our office. Her sincere desire to help comes through during every patient encounter. She handles scheduling and communication with our patients and referring offices, making sure that all the information needed for successful treatment is collected efficiently. Maureen has had extensive experience in customer service in previous positions and we are thrilled to have Maureen as part of our team.

Bianca, CDA, RDA
Periodontal and Implant Surgical Assistant

Bianca’s calming demeanor and upbeat personality help to make our patients’ treatment visits comfortable and efficient. Prior to joining our practice, Bianca worked in outstanding general dentistry and oral surgery practices for many years. Our patients are in good hands with Bianca working alongside Dr. Samuel.

Periodontal and Implant Surgical Assistant

Denise is one of Dr. Samuel’s highly skilled assistants. She has extensive experience in periodontics, oral surgery and implant surgical assisting. Denise’s assisting skill, friendliness and eager-to-please attitude help our patients feel right at home. Her efficiency and skill help Dr Samuel perform intricate periodontal procedures in the most comfortable way.

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

Michelle has been Dr. Samuel’s Administrative assistant since 2009. Her friendly voice is likely the first one you’ll hear when calling our office. As an expert in our front office, she is always happy to assist you with scheduling your appointments. Michelle is CPR certified and graduated from the University of Maryland and Columbia University with a degree in Speech Language Pathology.

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