Meet the Doctors

Dr. Stephen J. Markus

Dr. Markus and his associates have raised over $100,000 for various charities in the past 4 years by whitening people's smiles. Pink Ribbon Smiles is a new campaign, which, if successful on a local level, will branch out to become larger in future years. Dr. Markus was one of the first, if not the first cosmetic dentists in New Jersey. He recently earned fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.

His practice is focused on esthetics and advanced restorative dentistry. Comfort is of the essence, and you will be pampered in his office which is also a gallery of artwork he has created. "I am very proud of the smiles I have created, this is my favorite hobby." He has a portrait studio in his office, and the walls are decorated with smiling faces of many grateful patients. There are also several award winning landscape photographs he has taken, and many pieces of stained glass he creates during the winter when he cannot play golf.

Dr. Markus is a member of the Internaltional Association of Mercury-Free Dentists.

Dr. Markus is the developer of The Edge Crown and The Edge Veneer.

Education:

Union College
Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Science 1971

University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
4001 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Dental Medicine 1975

Branemarck Implant Mini-Residency
Branemarck Institute - Feb. 1997

Completion of all five levels of The Dawson Program In Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Southern Dental Association
  • Fellow of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • President – Smiles 9 – a quality assurance organization
  • Affiliate Staff- West Jersey Hospital
  • Past President- Independent Dental Associates, Inc.
  • Cranio-mandibular Study Club of the Delaware Valley
  • Lifetime Accredited Member – Crown Council
  • Founder and Director of Symphonic Smiles – Advanced Training in Cosmetic Dentistry and Occlusion
  • Creator – The Edge Smiles – to combat the proliferation of the concept that trade name veneers are the best

Publications:

  • Dental Management Magazine - December 1982
    “Boost Your Dental Productivity with a Computer.”
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - November 1988
    “Chairside modification of an existing partial denture for use as an interim prosthesis to alter occlusal vertical dimension.”
  • Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association - Summer 1991
    “Overdentures (Part I) Successful treatment planning and fabrication.”
  • Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association - Fall 1991
    “Overdentures (Part II) Successful treatment and planning and fabrication.”
  • Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association - Winter 1994
    “An indirect/direct combined approach for a reinforced fixed bridge.”
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - August 1999 -
    “Interim Esthetic Restorations in conjunction with Anterior Implants”
  • Journal of Contemporary Esthetics - December 2003
    “Sedation as an Adjunct to Oral Rehabilitation in a Fearful Patient”
  • Inside Dentistry - May 2009
    “The Enamel Sandwich – an alternative process to restoring the bulimia – destroyed dentition”

Business Organizations:

  • Charter Member – CitiBank Cherry Hill Advisory Board

Dr. Dawn Phillips

Education:

  • General Practice Residency
    • 07/1996 – 07/1997 Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
      Comprehensive dental treatment performed in a hospital setting. Rotations included Pediatric, Geriatric, Oral Surgery and Anesthesia.
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
    • University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY
      1992 – 1996
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Biology
      Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
      1988 – 1992

Positions Held:

  • Associate Member of Practice
    • 07/1997 – Present The Centre for Dentistry, Haddon Heights, NJ.
      Currently, performing comprehensive cosmetic, pediatric, implant and conscious sedation dentistry.
  • Oral Pathology Minor
    • 08/1995 – 05/1996 University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • Histology Intern
    • 01/1991 – 12/1992 Veteran Hospital Histology Laboratory, Syracuse, NY
  • Research Assistant
    • 06/1990 – 08/1990 Harvard University Primate Center, Southborough, MA

Experience:

  • 2005 Children Of The Americas (COTA)
    • COTA is a non-profit charitable organization that provides gratis medical/surgical care to children. January 22 -30, a volunteer mission went to Guatemala. This is the first year dental care will be provided.
  • 2005 Dawson Seminar Two: Integrating Occlusal Knowledge with Contemporary Esthetics.
    • The lecture course is scheduled for March 10-12, 2005.
      St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 2004 Dawson Seminar One: The 10 “Must Know” Factors About Occlusion and the TMJ
    • Lecture course with primary focus on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of occlusal problems and their relationship with the TMJ.
      St. Petersburg, Florida. October 7 – 9, 2004
  • 2004 Dawson Application One: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Masticatory System Problems.
    • A hands on course which focuses on verifying and recording centric relation, occlusal evaluation and equilibration, splint design and the analysis of transcranial films.
      St. Pete Beach, Florida. October 11-13, 2004
  • 2004 Principles of Complex Jaw Restoration and Reconstruction.
    • Orlando, Florida. February 13 -15, 2004
  • 2000 – Present Implant Study Group
    • Monthly seminars and case studies presented on the treatment of complex and challenging patients.
      Haddon Heights, NJ
  • 2003 Dental Boot Camp - Part II Hands-On
    • A team seminar that worked toward creating office harmony while promoting leadership and understanding how to utilize the Disc Personality Profile System.
      Philadelphia, PA. March 5 – 7, 2003
  • 2001 Implant Mini-Residency
    • Extensive didactic and hands on experience in the implant restoration of the single unit and multiple unit restoration in partially edentulous cases and the restoration of the fully edentulous arch.
      Voorhees, NJ. Oct 2001 – Feb 2002
  • 2001 Coaching Dental Boot Camp
    • The team worked through 12 comprehensive modules to implement Dental Boot Camp system into the office.
      Haddon Heights, NJ. 2001-2002
  • 2001 Dental Boot Camp - Part I
    • A team seminar that worked towards creating office harmony while promoting leadership and understanding how to utilize the Disc Personality Profile System.
      Boston, MASS
  • 2001 PAC Live
    • Functional anterior and posterior aesthetic program
      Haddon Heights, NJ.
  • 2001 Achievement Dynamics Institute - Personal Empowerment Process by Mario Pinardo
    • Training sessions used to develop tools and methods to achieve personal and team empowerment. One primary goal was working toward achieving the “wow” experience for the patient.
      Haddon Heights, NJ. 2001 - 2002
  • 2001 Conscious Sedation – Part I (20 hours)
    • A seminar which focused on the essentials of oral sedation and complex conscious sedation.
      Philadelphia, PA
  • 2001 Conscious Sedation – Part II (20 hours)
    • A seminar that focused on the treatment planning of debilitated mouths with sedation dentistry.
      Philadelphia, PA
  • 1995 Oral Surgery Externship - Buffalo General Hospital
    • Performed simple and surgical extractions, observed surgical procedures in the operating room and gave presentations on selective topics.
      Buffalo, NY. May – June 1995

Scholarships/Awards:

  • 1997 Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Award
    • New Hyde Park, NY
      Medical writing and research symposium.
  • 08/1993 – 05/1996 William Tucker Scholarships
    • An award presented to students in the top of their class.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity
  • Member, Board of Directors at the College Preparatory School of Southern New Jersey

Dr. Mark W. Scott 

Dr. Scott was raised on  Long Island and attended Holy Trinity High School there. While at college he concentrated his studies on the sciences, studio arts and psychology and was elected to  Phi Beta Kappa . He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Psychology . Wishing to pursue a career that would combine his interests in working with people, science and the arts he chose dentistry and graduated from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1984. Continuing his formal dental education he spent the next year training at the Waterbury Hospital Health Center an affiliate of Yale University. Dr. Scott has been in private practice since 1986 and he joined the team at the Centre for Dentistry in June 1999. Here he has enjoyed the opportunity, as he puts it “to work with some of the most devoted, caring people I have met in a truly state of the art facility”.

On the personal side, he and his wife Debbie, a physical therapist, were married in 1984 and have lived in the Barclay Farm area of Cherry Hill since 1986. Outside of dentistry his leisure activities involve cycling (both road and mountain biking) and building, restoring and playing guitars and ukuleles.

Education:

  • State University of NY at Buffalo, BS (Psychology) 1980 - Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)  - Magna Cum Laude - SUNY at Buffalo  1980
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.1984
  • Post-graduate Education: General Practice Residency, Waterbury Hospital Medical Center, Waterbury, CT 1985
  • Mini residency in Dental Implantology 2002
  • Enteral Conscious Sedation Training, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation 2005

Dr. John Lu

Dr. John Lu is originally from Manasquan, NJ. He completed his undergraduate collage degree at the Pennsylvania State University in 1988. Dr. Lu received his dental degree in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune , NJ in 1993. He then took further specialty training in periodontics in 1995 and then a dental implant fellowship program in 1996 also at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lu devotes his full time to private practice and focuses on dental implants and periodontal procedures. Dr. Lu continues to take advanced training in various aspects of which includes: plastic periodontal procedures, cosmetics dental implants and advanced bone grafting procedures.

During his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, bicycling, auto racing, and collecting model trains.

EDUCATION:

  • Pennsylvania State University - State Collage, PA - 1984-1988 - B.S. Biology
  • University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine - Philadelphia, PA - 1988-1992 - Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center - Neptune, NJ - General Practice Residency - 1992-1993
  • University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine - Graduate Department of Periodontics - 1993-1995 - Certificate in Periodontology
  • University Of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine - Department of Implantology - 1996 - Branemark Implant Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Society

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • Morton Amsterdam Award - University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine - 1992
  • Director’s Award - University of Pennsylvania - Department of Graduate Periodontics - School of Dental Medicine - 1995

PUBLICATIONS:

Weisgold A, Arnoux JP, Lu J. Single-tooth anterior 
Implant: a word of caution. Part 1. J Esthet Dent. 1997;
9(5):225-233.

Arnoux JP, Weisgold A, Lu J. Single-tooth anterior 
Implant: a word of caution. Part 2. J Esthet Dent. 1997;
9(6):285-294.

The dental experts at The Centre for Dentistry in Haddon Heights provide excellence in general, cosmetic, sedation, children’s, and restorative dentistry services for New Jersey patients. Conveniently located ½ mile from Exit 29 of I-295, we welcome families from Haddon Heights, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Moorestown, and Voorhees. Find out what makes our office so special causing people to drive past hundreds of offices to see us.  We see a lot of Jersey Shore residents, and take into consideration how far you have travelled, and therefore offer expanded visits so that if you’re coming from a distance, you will have your travel time minimized. We seek to WOW you in so many ways. Most importantly -- we are empathetic -- we know what it's like to be a patient in the chair, and we stand out from the crowd. We have built a substantial patient loyalty since we established our office in 1976 by emphasizing the CARE in dental care. Book your appointment now!

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