Dr. Doug was born and raised in Haledon, NJ, one of three sons to Rich, a milkman, and Lois, a church organist. He married his Calvin College sweetheart, Patti, one week after graduation, and one month later, started dental school at UMDNJ (now Rutgers Dental school). After graduation, he did one year General Dentistry Residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center, after which he opened up his own practice in Midland Park, in 1981.
Along the way, he’s had four great kids, Eric, Adam, Jaclyn and Joel, three beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kimberly, Karen, and Anna, and three grandchildren (so far) – all of whom he considers his greatest blessings.
He has always enjoyed sports, food, gardening and laughing with friends. Throughout his career, he’s been able to volunteer time to short-term medical-team missions to Central America, and has always had a love & dedication to the church and it’s ability to help people in need.
Dr. Doug considers his patients his friends and has always preferred a first-name basis to titles and formalities. The best part of his dental career has always been the relationships he has had with his outstanding staff and so many wonderful patients.