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Bergenfield, NJ Dentists bring awareness and donations to Breast Cancer Research through its “Smile Pink” fundraiser.

November 2, 2012

Bergenfield Dentist donates for Breast Cancer ResearchBergenfield, NJ Dentists bring awareness and donations to Breast Cancer Research through its “Smile Pink” fundraiser.

BERGENFIELD, NJ—–Dr. Mariliza LaCap and Dr. Darren Tong (residents of Old Tappan) along with their Washington Dental Associates dental team will be putting the “Bling on” for people who want to raise awareness and donate money for breast cancer research.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

For a $25 donation (100% of the money will go towards breast cancer research), you can get a stylish Pink Gem Smile.  To create this fashionable, cutting edge and yet stylish smile, a pink gem is temporarily bonded (glued) on your tooth by one of the Doctors at Washington Dental Associates.   Get your BLING on and show your support and create awareness for breast cancer research during the month of October.

You can keep the pink gem indefinitely or come back to the office and have it removed at the end of the month.  It only takes 5 minutes to put on and can easily be removed.  There will be no changes to your tooth.

“Everyone knows a friend or family member who has been diagnosed or survived breast cancer.  This hits close to home.  One of our hygienist and some of our dearest patients have battled breast cancer. This is our way of showing our support and helping the cause,” said Dr. Lacap.

The facts are sobering. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. One woman every 2½ minutes will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40,000 of them will die from the disease. Breast cancer also occurs in men. In fact, over one thousand men will be diagnosed this year. To donate or get the stylish “Pink Gem Smile” call 201-384-2425 or visit their website at

Bergenfield Dentists Offer Free Dental Care for Dumont, New Milford residents

January 20, 2012

Bergenfield, NJ—–Dr. Mariliza LaCap and Dr. Darren Tong, residents of Old Tappan, will provide a day of FREE dentistry for children ages 16 and below as part of the National Children?s Dental Health Month. This will be their seventh year in providing this most needed service. Last year they provided a value of over $25,000 of dentistry.

Doctors and Team members volunteer their time. Give Kids A Smile”, will be held on February 10 (Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Washington Dental Associates located at 19 Legion Drive in Bergenfield.

Our office is one of a few offices in the Bergen County area participating in this program.  “It?s heartbreaking to see a child?s smile destroyed by severe tooth decay.” said Dr LaCap. “Imagine not being able to eat, sleep or pay attention in school because you have a mouthful of toothaches. It?s tragic. In this tough economic times when parents are loosing their jobs, it’s even more important for us to give back to the community and help out.  All the Doctors and team members in our office volunteer their time.  We work with an amazing group of people who are giving and caring.”

Expected growth in appointments this year will be due to the high unemployment rate in New Jersey, the explosive growth of children living in poverty and more families opting to forgo dental insurance and treatment in order to help pay for other essential living expenses.

“Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America and it is 100% preventable.” says Dr. Tong, a Columbia University graduate and pediatric dentist.   “The more we keep pushing this message out to the public and those who can help us reach this goal, the faster we can put our children on the road to becoming cavity free.”

“Giving back to the community that has supported our office is also important to us”, says Dr. Tong. “This program will touch the lives of so many of new Jersey?s children who need oral healthcare and instruction. I am proud to be a part of this special day of giving.”

“Our focus this year is the Northern New Jersey community. We are hoping to serve children whose parents cannot afford to provide dental health care,” said Dr. LaCap, a Columbia University Alumnus who has been practicing dentistry for over 19 years with her husband Dr. Tong.

Qualified children (children with NJ Care card, medicaid or whose parent?s simply can’t afford the dentistry needed) should call and make an appointment.  “These appointments fill up quickly. We usually have to turn people away,” says Larni, the front office manager. The children will receive a comprehensive dental exam, any emergency treatment, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatment and free dental hygiene material including toothbrush, toothpaste and floss.

If your children or any children you know qualifies for this program, please call their office at (201) 384-2425 and mention the “Give Kids a Smile” progam. They are also looking for more dental assistants or hygienists to volunteer their time on this special day of giving, please give them a call or visit their website at and click on “Giving back to the Community”.

Bergen County’s Premier Dental Office for the Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford Community Welcomes a Second Associate Dentist

June 30, 2011

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Bergenfield, NJ. In an effort to provide more services to their patients and expand their office hours, WashingtonDental Associates in Bergenfield, NJ has hired their second associate dentist, Dr. Yale Lee.   Dr. Yale Lee graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where he earned his Doctorate in DentalMedicine.  He received an additional year of dental training at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.  The extra training he received at Jersey Shore wasHospital allowed him to genuinely appreciate and develop much higher standards of dentistry and ignited a desire to always strive to break through of the confines of mediocrity in all aspects of his work.

Just like everyone that works for Washington Dental Associates, Dr. Lee is top notch in his field.  He was chosen to be an Associate Dentist among over 20 qualified dentists.  Dr. LaCap personally interviewed only the top candidates.  “With his high standards, warm personality and gentle touch, we feel he fits right in,” said Dr. Tong.

Washington Dental Associates is now accepting new patients. In addition, as a way of introducing Dr. Yale Lee to the Community, a 20% discount will be given to the first 20 new patients who schedule an appointment with him. Rest assured, all work done in their office is guaranteed by both Drs. LaCap and Tong.   This would be a great opportunity to get the best dental care available.  Call Larni or Joanne today to schedule your appointment.

We look forward to meeting you.  Remember, only the first 20 new patients who schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee will receive a 20% discount.  Washington Dental Associates is located in 19 Legion Drive, Bergenfield, NJ. Office Hours are Monday thru Friday 9:30am-6:00pm.  Saturday hours are now available.  They can be reached at  (201) 384-2425.  Visit our website at

Video of Dumont, Bergenfield, New Milford Dentists Providing Free Dentistry

March 11, 2011

A Day of Free Dentistry Click on the link to the left to see a video of what happened that day.

Bergenfield and New Milford, NJ Dentists provides $25,000 of Dental care FREE

Two local dentists from Old Tappan , Dr. Mariliza LaCap her husband Dr. Darren Tong of Washington Dental Associates provided a day of free preventive dentistry, fillings, cleanings and emergency dental care for children ages 16 and under.  The children did not have access elsewhere due to financial reasons.  “Sometimes people need a helping hand—-this is just our way of showing we care”, said Dr. LaCap.  By the end of the day, over $25,000 of dentistry was provided.  This was their sixth year in providing this most needed service.

This special day of giving was held on February 18 (Friday) in their dental office, 19 Legion Drive in Bergenfield.  A big thanks goes to  Dr. Kim, Joanne Pascual, Lindsay Calderon, Lisa LaFazia, Jodi Wagmeister, Lourdes Sy, and Letty Morales for volunteering their time.  All are team members of Washington Dental Associates.  Also, a big shout out to the Bergenfield fire department for keeping the children busy with their firetruck tour.

The children who came to the office were treated to home baked cookies, oral hygiene instruction, a cleaning, fluoride treatment and free dentistry.

“This is wonderful that the doctors and their team do this for my children,” related a grateful Mom.  “My children really feel special here.  They are treated with dignity and patience.  Everyone at the office are genuinely caring people.”

For more questions or information on Children’s Dentistry the Doctors can be reached at (201)384-2425 or visit their website at

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