Englewood Dental

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At Englewood Dental, keeping our patients educated about their dental health is a priority. On our blog, you’ll find tips and best practices for optimal dental health, answers to your dental questions, and up-to-date information on the latest technology, products, and procedures, all with the goal of helping you make informed decisions about your dental care. Be sure to check back often to get advance notice of what’s happening at Englewood Dental, from patient events to special offers and discounts.

We strive to provide our patients with the best dental care for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!

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Make a New Year’s Resolution for Better Dental Health

Enter our New Year’s giveaway to win the Genius Pro 8000 electric toothbrush and discover a revolution in oral care. 
It’s easy to enter! Just make an appointment for a cleaning or check-up before January 31, 2017, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Click below to request your appointment online.

Enter to Win!

Save the Date – Upcoming Events @ Englewood Dental

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February 3, 2017 – Our 3rd Annual Give Kids A Smile Day

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February 25, 2017 – Character Day @ Englewood Dental: The Return of the Doggie Defender!

Learn more about Character Day or add your name to the guest list Here





3 Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Smile Safe This Summer

Summer tips for dental health

Summer tips for dental healthSummer = Vacation!

School is out and Summer is finally here. But did you know some Summer sports and activities can pose a danger to dental health without the right preparation? Check out a few easy ways to keep your family’s teeth safe this Summer.


We all recognize the importance of safety around the pool to prevent falls resulting in chipped teeth or worse, but those who swim 6 or more hours a week (competitive or athlete swimmers particularly) may be at risk for developing yellowish to brownish stains on their teeth. The condition is known as Swimmers Calculus, and it’s the result of a reaction between the chemically treated pool water and salivary proteins. Extra brushing or brushing harder will not reduce the staining, and may lead to irritation and inflammation of the gums.
The Solution? Regular visits to your dentist or hygienist for a professional cleaning will return your teeth to their sparkling brilliance. You may also want to speak to your dentist about preventative maintenance during months when you or your family will be spending more time in the pool.
2. Scuba Diving:
If your summer plans include family vacations and scuba diving, make time to visit your dentist to prevent what is known as “diver’s mouth syndrome”, a condition whose symptoms include jaw joint pain, gum issues and tooth pain. The cause is a combination of clenching due to ill-fitting mouthpieces and changes in atmospheric pressure leading to ‘tooth squeeze’ (Barodontalgia), the painful result of diving with incomplete dental work, cavities or gum disease.
The Solution? Schedule a thorough check up well before you plan to go diving, being sure to leave enough time to address and complete any necessary dental work. Be sure to find a mouthpiece with a comfortable fit when gearing up for your dive; you may even have to experiment with several mouthpieces before the actual dive.
3. Contact Sports:
If your children are participating in any sports this summer, a trip to your dentist may be in order. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year. Even recreational sports can result in dental injuries. Pick-up games of soccer, football, baseball and other sports are often played without protection, increasing the likelihood of injury; this is especially so for those who’ve had dental work or wear braces.
The Solution? Wear a mouthguard. The Academy of General Dentistry estimates mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries every year and reduce the risk of concussion by 50%. There are three types of mouthguard available: store bought, boil and bite, and custom fit. While the store bought options are the least expensive, they also offer the least protection and worst fit; boil and bite do provide a higher level of comfort, however, for the best fit, comfort and protection available, see your dentist for a custom fit mouthguard.

Enjoy Your Summer with a Healthy Smile!
Summer is the perfect time to address any dental needs you or your family may have, including checkups, cleaning appointments, and wisdom teeth extractions. Our doctors and staff here at Englewood Dental will work with you to develop a treatment plan and appointment schedule that allows you to jump into summer with a healthy, happy smile. We pride ourselves on our experience with the latest dental technology and cutting edge treatment and sedation options. Our extended office hours and flexible financing plans make it possible to offer the very best in comfortable dental care, providing great results and optimal dental health for your family. Call us today @ 201.871.3555 or contact us online to schedule your Free* Consultation!

It Won’t Hurt a Bit…
We understand if some are reluctant to begin treatment while on vacation or apprehensive about pain during procedures and/or recovery periods. At Englewood Dental, our patients’ comfort during dental treatment and satisfaction with results is our highest priority. Our goal is a pain-free appointment for every patient at each visit. Our team of Board Certified doctors and specialists offer a variety of sedation options to meet their patient’s needs, including Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral sedation. Our office is also happy to have a dedicated Board Certified Anesthesiologist Dr. Nadine Keegan on staff, allowing us to offer additional sedation options for our more anxious or fearful patient.
Schedule your consultation to discuss which sedation method is your best option for worry free dental visits. Call our office at 201.871.3555, or request your consultation online today.

*reg value $165


Helpful Resources

American Dental Association Patient Websites:

Academy of General Dentistry Patient Website:

More information on Divers Mouth Syndrome:
Scubadiving.com Divers Mouth Article
Knowyourteeth.com Divers Mouth Article

Learn More About Mouthguards:
Knowyourteeth.com Mouthguard InfoBite

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The Latest Innovation in Teeth Whitening Has Arrived at Englewood Dental!

Introducing GLO Teeth Whitening System. 

Special Introductory Invitation: Enjoy 10% off of Your Glo Treatment!


This is the teeth whitening solution you’ve been waiting for! Glo technology combines the professional in-office whitening results you want with the convenience of an at home whitening system, without the hassle of impressions and messy trays, or the sensitivity that many experience when whitening their teeth.

GLO Before & After

before-1Glo Smile after whitening

We’re thrilled to now be able to offer our dental family the most innovative technology in a teeth whitening system, and to celebrate your introduction to GLO we invite you to enjoy 10% off of the cost of your treatment! This invitation is valid until July 20, 2016, so reserve your treatment today. Call us at 201.871.3555, or request your appointment online, to take advantage of this limited time invitation and get GLOing!

(reg price $595.00)

Englewood Dental Patient Lauren’s GLO Review

Questions or concerns about the Glo in-office and at home whitening procedure? Let us know! Call our office @ 201.871.3555, or send us an email at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.




What’s New at Englewood Dental!

New Hours for Dr. Barbagallo!

agnes barbagalloDr. Barbagallo is now accepting new patients and has expanded her hours for more convenient appointments. Dr. Barbagallo is seeing patients every Friday afternoon from 2pm-5pm, in addition to her regular Saturday hours. Make your child’s appointment today for a Free Cleaning and Exam! (reg. value $188) 

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Have You Met Dr. Kopza?

Englewood dental orthodontist dr. karolyn kopczaDr. Karolyn Kopcza treats children and adults at Englewood Dental in need of interceptive orthodontics, corrective orthodontics, and those wishing to improve their smile. Dr. Kopcza decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 12 after receiving orthodontic care herself. She was so thrilled with the positive effects of her treatment, she knew she wanted to help others gain confidence and beautiful new smiles they would love to show off.

Dr. Kopcza graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Neuroscience from Lafayette College in 2007. She earned her DDS at the University of Maryland in 2011, where she was awarded the prestigious Department of Orthodontics Harry E. Kelsey Award, the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to Community Service, and the AAWD Smiles for Success Award. Dr. Kopcza is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Women in Dentistry. She is certified in Invisalign and lingual orthodontic systems, and is dedicated to continuing her education with the latest techniques and technology.

Dr. Kopcza offers Monday and Saturday appointments, with late appointments available on Monday evenings. She accepts Delta and Metlife insurance. Call our office today at 201-871-3555 or request your appointment to schedule a free orthodontic consultation (normal value $165)

Learn More About Orthodontics at Englewood Dental

Events @ Englewood Dental


tooth fairyThe Tooth Fairy Visits The Children’s Dental Health Center @ Englewood Dental Saturday, March 26, 12pm – 1pm

How did you celebrate Children’s Dental Health month in February? The Tooth Fairy wants to know how you took special care of your smile! Come visit The Children’s Dental Health Center on Saturday, March 26th to let her know how you did and get tips on keeping your smile healthy this Spring and beyond! 
Get your picture taken and take home a Free Gift!


Back By Popular Demand! The Englewood Dental Botox Party


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The Center for Implants & Aesthetics at Englewood Dental is happy to announce that the Botox Party is back for 2016! Join us on Wednesday, April 20th from 6pm-8pm and let Dr. Minichetti and Dr. Hong get you looking your best for Spring! Refreshments will be on hand for all attendants. All patients will receive 20% off your cosmetic treatments when you bring a friend (normal fee $16/unit. There will also be a raffle for one attendee to receive a free treatment of one area! ($260 value). Call our office at 201.871.3555 to register to attend.

At The Center for Implants and Aesthetics at Englewood Dental, we understand how important it is to our patients that they always look and feel their best.  That is why we also offer BOTOX ®, and a variety of fillers including Restylane ®, Juvaderm ®, and Radiesse ®.  Call our office at 201-871-3555 to learn more about our facial cosmetic procedures.  A free consultation (normal value $165) is available if you’d like to learn what procedures would be best for you.  And be sure to ask us about our specials!

The Children’s Dental Health Center Gives Back at Our 2nd Annual Give Kids A Smile Event



Englewood Dental Announces its 2nd Annual Give Kids A Smile Event


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February is National Children’s Dental Health month, and Englewood Dental will be sponsoring their 2nd annual Give Kids A Smile® event at Englewood Dental to provide an estimated 20 underserved children with free dental services. This year’s event will be held at Englewood Dental on February 5, 2016 from 9am to 1pm.

Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:

  • Provide free, easily accessible dental services to qualifying individuals.
  • Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.

The American Dental Association (ADA) launched the Give Kids A Smile program nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Each year, about 350,000 to 400,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers nationwide.

For more information about Give Kids A Smile events, visit http://www.ada.org/en/home-ada/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile. To learn more about proposed solutions to the dental crisis, visit ASSOCIATION WEB URL and www.ada.org/action.


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We’re thrilled to be participating in the Give Kids A Smile program again!

Celebrating the Season with Englewood Dental

A personal visit from Santa for our patients, staff and doctors! We’ve been good this year 🙂


Dr. Anna Hong


Drs Minichetti and Akkaway


Our staff is all smiles and in the holiday spirit!