Monmouth County’s Premier Multi-Specialty Dental Office

Meet the doctors

and our credited dental staff...

#1 Dental Staff In New Jersey

As professionals at the office of Dental Healing Arts on 79, we maintain the highest levels of accreditation and we pursue ongoing education in order to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical and dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff’s experience and training.-



Gary Braun

Dr. Gary Braun presently has over 10 years of dental experience. After graduating from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ) with honors in prosthodontics in 2013, Dr. Braun secured his general practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center where he trained in advanced procedures spanning all dental specialties (oral surgery, periodontics, orthodontics, and endodontics). As chief resident, Dr. Braun amassed operating room experience during this time, helping countless numbers of special needs patients. Since then, Dr. Braun has obtained advanced training in ozone therapy/administration in conjunction with all facets of dentistry, endodontics, zirconia implants, laser dentistry, and Invisalign (Gold Teir Provider). In October of 2023, Dr. Braun graduated from the prestigious American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry earning a degree in Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine and becoming certified by the American Naturopathic Association as a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Braun is also an active member of the International Academy of Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and has earned accreditation within the academy. Dr. Braun was born and raised in Marlboro, NJ. He completed his undergraduate studies at New York University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and trained at several biological and integrative dental practices in New York and North Jersey. His aspirations to bring his talents and expertise to the area where he grew up have come to fruition. He has since returned to Marlboro, where he resides with his wife and newborn son Luke. Both he and his wife have a passion for fitness, weight training, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



Mark Berkowitz

Dr. Mark Berkowitz has been in active practice for 47 years. He has been a biological dentist for the past 25 years. He is an Accredited Member of The IAOMT and is on the Board of Directors and is also Chairman of the Mentor Committee. He performs biocompatibility testing on his patients with potential allergy issues. Dr. Berkowitz has eliminated all metals from his practice and restores teeth with natural materials like Zirconia and E-Max. For composite restorations, he uses non-BPA composites and has eliminated fluoride from his practice. Dr. Berkowitz will extract root canal teeth that test poorly (DNA testing and 3D x-rays/CBCT and muscle testing/kinesiology testing), applying biological principles in their removal. If desired, he will place a safe non-allergic natural bone graft material called Steiner Bio (no cadaver bone known as Allograft or Biovine bone known as Xenograft is used). He is also a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician and has been honored by the ANMA (American Naturopathic Medical Board) multiple times. He teaches doctors and is on the faculty of the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. He is a leader in the dental field with the use of ozone therapy and is on the board of directors of the AAO (American Academy of Ozone Therapy). Dr. Berkowitz is performing his own medical study with the use of ozone in the mouth and systemically and looking at the reduction of inflammation by comparing thermographic images. He also has a certificate in homeopathic medicine and has studied this since the early ’90s. He also places and restores zirconia implants through Swiss Dental Solutions.



Dr.Keith Dobrin

Keith R. Dobrin, DMD, MBA, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), the only recognized orthodontic specialty certifying association.   Dr. Dobrin earned his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), currently Rutgers Dental School. Following dental school, he pursued a one-year general practice dental residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. During that same year, he completed additional training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  Dr. Dobrin received his master’s degree in business administration in combination with his specialty orthodontic degree in Advanced Education of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AEODO) at Roseman University of Health Sciences. Following residency, he achieved his status as a board-certified orthodontist. 



Dr. Julius Gerstel

Dr. Julius Gerstel is originally from Toronto, Canada. He graduated top of his class from Touro College of Dentistry, West Chester NY. Touro College of Dentistry is a state of the art school that specializes in the latest and most innovative technology. Dr. Gerstel followed up with his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, treating patients of all needs, such as Endodontics, Surgical, Pediatric and Implant Dentistry. Since completing his residency, he resides in Ocean County and has worked in private practice. Dr. Berkowitz, Dr. Braun and the entire staff are delighted to welcome Dr. Gerstel to our team. We look forward to his help in continuing to provide our patients with the best dental care.

Meet the rest of our supporting staff...

Registered Dental Hygienst


Lisa Spinello

Lisa a Registered Dental Hygienist for 25 years, found her home in our practice in 2012 after working in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey. Lisa graduated from New York City College of Technology in 1997 with a degree in applied science and practices with a license in dental hygiene and returned to school in 2010 to obtain a local anesthesia license. Lisa prides herself on developing strong and lasting relationships with her patients. She has genuine care and concern for all and is driven to provide the best quality preventive care and education possible. She’s also trained (IAOMT) in administering ozone therapy, ITERO scanning, CPR & BLS certified and is knowledgeable in essential oils as a natural approach to prevention and healing. Lisa moved to old Bridge in 2010 where she resides with her husband and son. In her spare time she enjoys cooking & scrapbooking. Lisa is a true asset to our office!

Registered Dental Hygienst


Megan Rothrock

In 2008, Megan obtained her degrees through the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, along with New York University, and practices with a local anesthesia license. She also is trained in Itero scanning and certified in CPR, BLS, and is a Reiki Master. At a very young age, she knew she wanted to work in the dental field. Megan believes that the foundation upon which great oral health care is built is patient education. She places a great deal of emphasis on and invests a lot of time in helping our patients to establish a practical, at-home oral health routine beginning at the earliest possible age. By openly discussing preventive care, Megan believes that she allows her patients the ability to advocate for themselves and understand their options for obtaining the beautiful and healthy smile that they deserve. As a valued member of our experienced team Megan believes her patients should feel comfortable and valued, so she strives to offer each of them the highest caliber of care.

Registered Dental Hygienst


Stephanie Pereira

Stephanie is a graduate from Rutgers University in 2014. After graduating, Stephanie started in pediatrics as well as securing a part time position in our office. We were delighted to bring her expertise and energetic personality on full time as of 2016. Stephanie prides herself in patient comfort while providing optimal care. Stephanie is trained (IAOMT) in Ozone Therapy to incorporate alternative medicine with traditional methods. Stephanie enjoys spending her time off at the Jersey Shore where she was born and raised and currently resides. Stephanie has been a great addition to our team!

Office Manager


Melissa Hamadyk

Melissa has been with the practice since 1999. She started out as a dental assistant and quickly learned and trained within every aspect of the office. It was no shock that when our management position became available there were no better shoes than Melissa’s to fill it. Melissa has always made her patient's well-being a top priority and it shows. Her rapport with the patients and the staff have made her a key component of this practice. She has always been committed and dedicated to the practice and can always be counted on as a helping hand.

Why Choose Us?

Qualified Doctors

We have over 40 years of dentistry experience.

Latest Technology

Our doctors and staff continue to practice with the lastest and most effective technology.

Serve With Hearts

It is our goal to serve all our patients with the very best care.

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Happy Patients

I always have a great experience getting treated by Dr Berkowitz. He addresses all my concerns in a knowledgeable, professional and friendly manner. The office staff is also very friendly and helpful. I'll definitely continue to trust my dental care needs to Dr Berkowitz and his staff!
Yohayra G
Dr. Braun did a fantastic job of removing amalgam from my mouth. He took extra time to alleviate fears and answer questions, explaining the process while he did it. He was never in a rush and he was very thorough- no amalgam specks left! The staff is very professional. I will be switching to this practice for my regular dental work even though it is an hour away.
Peter R
Been a long time patient and my experience has always been good one. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by professional desk assistance , wonderful dental hygienist and awesome dentist. Going to a dentist is not always a pleasant experience but at this office you walk away feeling really good about your health and your teeth.
Diana Dyas
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