Dear Mark,

It is a pleasure to express my sincerest gratitude for all of you have done to restore the aesthetics and function of my teeth.  As you are well aware, this has been a very long road for me, especially since the multiple issues with my teeth date back to early childhood.  Your diligence and impeccable work ethic made me realize that I was in good hands from the beginning, and for this I am greatly appreciative.  Knowing the many challenges you underwent to achieve optimal results, I’m thrilled with the final restorations and couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.  Hopefully with proper care and maintenance they’ll last a lifetime.  It is no wonder why you’ve received the acknowledgement and recognition in your field you so deserve.  Kudos to you!!  Please also extend my warmest thanks to Dr. Joung and the RDA staff who have been so supportive during this process.

- With heartfelt thanks, Joyceann

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To the Doctors and staff at Ridgewood Dental Associates,

I cannot say thank you enough for the encouragement, empathy and compassion shown to me by your office.  I was extremely apprehensive about doing this but your supportive team was with me every step of the way.  I am EXTREMELY happy with my results so far and am looking forward to completing my treatment.  I have never smiled this much before and even enjoy talking selfies.  My only regret is that I did not do it sooner!

Your grateful patient, Joyce S.

Exceptional Dental Care

Ridgewood Dental Associates and Dr. Samani set a high bar for exceptional dental care. Harold, who has been coming to the practice for more than a decade, values the calm, professional care he receives along with the inviting atmosphere. His trust has been well-founded. His dental care, he notes, has been better than he could ever imagine.

A Smile Ready for Center Stage

Born without eight adult teeth, Jean-Marie longed for the beautiful smile that is essential for performers. She turned to Dr. Mark F. Samani at Ridgewood Dental Associates, a practice noted for its exceptional cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments. The professionalism and thoughtful care she received have instilled a sense of trust that has kept her coming back for nearly 20 years.

“I Got My Smile Back”

As a trainer presenting in front of an audience regularly, Susan needed to feel confident when she smiled. With the help of Dr. Samani and Dr. Joung at Ridgewood Dental Associates, she rediscovered her smile and projects a renewed confidence at work. "Looking back," she says, "making the decision to come here was probably one of the best things I've ever done."

“They’ve Changed My Life”

Dental implants created a new smile for our patient, Joyce, and the transformation rippled through her life in surprising ways, boosting her confidence and inspiring her to lose weight. She thanks the dentists at Ridgewood Dental Associates for making her feel welcomed and well cared for. She credits Dr. Samani's gentle dental care and thoughtful explanations for giving her the confidence to get dental implants, which changed her life.

All-on-4 Was the Right Choice

Dr. Samani at Ridgewood Dental Associates uses advanced implant technology to determine the appropriate solution for each patient. In this case, All-on-4® dental implants addressed Kathleen's oral health situation and her goals for a beautiful smile. "Dr. Samani happily guided me medically and supported me emotionally," she notes.


"For months I put off getting a new mouth guard, the old one fit like a glove and I knew adjusting to a new guard could mean many sleepless night.  Dr. Samani and his capable staff took special care of fitting me with a new appliance.  I did not miss a single night of rest! Thank you Ridgewood Dental Associates."

- Andrea G. 

I would like to thank the entire staff at RDA I had a dental problem and RDA was able to give me an appointment for that very day, I would recommend your office in a heart beat, Dr. Joung was very nice, gentle and understanding.  Thank You so much. "
- Kathleen C.

"I would rate my experience at RDA a 10, because my teeth look great and feel natural. RDA took the fear out of the whole process/experience. I am so glad that I went to RDA because, due to their knowledge and experience, I can SMILE again. At first, I didn't think a lot could be done with my teeth, but the end result was that I was able to feel good about my smile and myself. I would recommend family and friends to come to RDA".

- Linda P.

We are so happy that Linda had such a wonderful experience at our office. Being able to make a difference in our patients lives is the best part of our job! Thank you, Linda!

My entire experience with Ridgewood Dental Associates has been more pleasant and comfortable than I ever dreamed it could be. Every staff member, assistant and Doctor I encountered displayed the utmost in professionalism and compassion, and treated me with respect and kindness. I have happily recommended Ridgewood Dental Associates to anyone who asked where I got my work done. I think the best comment I've gotten about my new smile came from a girl at my bank. When I received my dentures, I shaved off a full beard, and she said she couldn't believe I had been hiding such pretty teeth under my beard all this time! Thank you for giving me a smile that's nicer than I ever had, and giving me back my confidence.

- Jason King

Dear Mark, 
Thank you so much for all your help with my extraction, implant, abutment, crown, etc. This has been a real education for me. This has also been an amazing gift. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. It has been good to get to know Dr. Joung and JoAnn. You have a great staff in your office. Thanks again for all your help. Hope you have a great summer!

Blessings, Sam G.

I wish to convey my deep appreciation for the outstanding treatment and orthodontic result for my wife, Glenda. We were apprehensive when we learned the initial implant had to be replaced but now that the process is complete, Glenda is most comfortable with the new denture but it also enhances her bright smile.

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They were so remarkable from the front desk to the nurses and the dentist.  I am truly terrified of dentists and they were wonderful.  They are very reasonable in prices as well.   From the moment you walk in it is just true compassion.  One dentist walked by and gave me a blanket when it was cold in the office.  They really seem to know what they are doing.  They have fresh warm cookies in the waiting room.  I was so terrified and Dr. Joung was just wonderful.  They had 3 Hygienists in the room with me because I was so terrified.  I had very little pain after all the work that they did.

- Fran

It was about 1990, while living in N.J., when my wife noticed I would stop breathing very frequently for extended periods of time during the night. It was then, I began looking for Drs. that could determine if I had a sleep disorder. After a few sleep studies in the hospital, it was determined that I had obstructive sleep apnea and stopped breathing every 7 minutes. Evidently my body became accustomed to the lack of sleep over time because I was exhausted all the time but able to cope. At least I thought so!

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I was referred to RDA by my general dentist while in extreme pain.  They told me “Don’t worry, we can fix it” and I could finally relax.  I was given a step by step of the process and everything was explained.  I asked a lot of questions, which were all answered.  The process was six months and the whole experience was amazingly pleasant.  I felt I was taken care of.  I received “same day” temporaries which were amazing and I was able to go back to work the next day!  As a Diabetic, I had always been told that implants would not be possible and now I have six!  Dr. Samani is a pleasure and helped me overcome my fears.

- Jessica

Dr. Samani is my regular dentist.  He is terrific.  I can’t say enough about him.  He has done extensive work on me and he just made everything so quick and easy.  He is so willing to please, and he is just very professional.  I would use him again in the future if I needed to.

- Frances

Dear Michelle,

I want to thank you and your co-worker who was sitting with you last Thursday. The compassion you showed me and the tears your heart revealed touched me deeply. I thank you with all my heart.

- Janice

Dear Dr. Samani,

Thank you so much for making our daughter look so beautiful again. You are an artist. Those beautiful teeth fit her to a tee! You and your staff are wonderful. We thank you all for everything you have done for us.

Sincerely, Jill’s Family

Dear Doctors, Lisa & Nancy,

Words cannot express how grateful I am for your help. My teeth feel so much better and feel like having a party! I definitely felt like a Queen throughout the entire appointment. Your tender loving care is priceless.

Love, Kathy

Dear Dr. Joung,

My husband and I appreciate the care you took on my first visit. Thank you for the photographs and impression.

Regards, Anna

Your face is so important! You're eating, you're smiling and I was working so it needed to feel right!
I'm very happy with my new denture. It is so much more comfortable and secure than my old denture.
After I needed so many adjustments to my last denture, I decided to look online for a new dentist. When I called the office, I told you exactly what I was looking for and you said that you could do it for me.
I do not have your normal mouth due to gum disease so the process was lengthy, but I am so glad that I stuck with it because Dr. Samani did a great job. My advice to anyone in my situation would be to have patience, because you want your procedure done right.
I no longer worry about eating or talking.  After my adjustments my mouth feels more secure, is more covered and doesn't look bulky.
I can feel that this is a much better denture. My teeth are now comfortable, look and feel good.

- Roseann

Dr. Joung, Michelle, & RDA Staff,

I wanted to to say thank you to you all. There are no words to express my gratitude to all of you. I have always hated my teeth & had so much fear with Dentists. I had seen many many many before coming to you. It was the best decision I ever made. Michelle, you are always smiling & answer all my crazy questions, Thank You. Dr. Joung, all I can say is Thank You, Thank You, & Thank You again. You gave me more than a smile. You gave me inner beauty, outer beauty, confidence, & peace. You truly changed my life. I sat in the mirror all night smiling & putting on lipstick & crying tears of joy. I will send anyone & everyone I know to you. Your work is outstanding. Thank you all again for your patience & understanding with me.

Forever Grateful, Kim

Dr. Joung and Michelle,

I would love to thank you for the beautiful job that had been done on my teeth!

I can now smile a big smile, eat apples, steak and corn! Plus I do not have to worry about them popping off when out to dinner or having one of those most embarrassing moments. So, I would like to thank you again for a wonderful & beautiful mouth!

Love, Helen

I highly recommend Ridgewood Dental to anyone seeking specialized dental care. Dr. Joung does beautiful work - cosmetic as well as surgical - and he is gentle and understanding. He has great patience and does all that he can to accommodate his patients - he never brushes anyone off as being "too picky", or "fussy". If you need an adjustment - he adjusts his schedule to fit you in as soon as possible. I have a set of full dentures and you would never know it - in fact - not only do the new teeth look better - my face looks better, younger; this is due to Dr. Joung's expertise and commitment to a great final result. In addition, RDA's staff is superb - whenever I had an emergency they always made room for me and were understanding and supportive. This is very important to me: so many times I have noted that a doctor might be good but his or her staff was curt or even rude. At RDA - they treat you with respect and take your concerns seriously. (They also have a great sense of humor!)

- DK

Dear Drs. Joung, Cho and Samani

Just a brief – if very belated – note to extend my best wishes and congratulations to the three of you, following RDA's recent "reorganization" announced First, my congratulations to Drs. Joung and Cho for assuming the co-ownership of RDA.

Finally, let me just add that, whether I'm smiling at someone or chomping on an ear of corn, I continue to be delighted with the quality of your work as well as the overall experience – I am a very satisfied patient!! I hope to see all of you soon when I'll be in for a routine oral hygiene visit.

Again, my sincere congratulations to all, and best wishes for continued success.

Best Regards, Larry

I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the great job you did on my teeth. It was a pleasure working with you and I'm really happy with them and will try to take better care of this set than I did my others.

Thanks again. See you in 6 months.

- Bert

Michelle gives new meaning to the term 'customer service'. She went above and beyond the call of duty to help us resolve an issue with our health care provider.

Customer service 101 tells you to 'make the customer's day'. Michelle did that for me, time and time again.

The staff is always cheerful & happy to help.

These days, good customer service is hard to come by. Michelle brings a good attitude to work every day and it shows.

- Mary

On my recent visit, I found that his new assistant Elizabeth was most impressive and reassuring. Her comments during the procedure were comforting and very cogent. I've been a patient since 1986 and this was my first visit to your facility.

- Rick

Just a little note to say "Thank you" to the best dental staff ever!!! You are the best of the best.  From the first time I stepped into your offices, it felt like coming into someone's home.  Everyone you meet greets you and makes you feel so welcome. 

My First phone call to Michelle from our friend's house in Las Vegas, was so reassuring.  I was so upset because I had broken my dentures, but she was so understanding and helpful, that I knew I had made the right decision to put my trust in RDA. 

There really are not enough words to describe Dr. Joung, kind, caring, gentle and dedicated to name just a few.  He will do whatever it takes to make sure his patient is completely satisfied with the results.

Joanne, I will miss our little visits.  You always greeted me with a smile, and remembered so much of our previous conversations, you just amazed me.

Kate you are a wonderful asset to the office.  You greet everyone by name, and make patients feel so welcome.

I look forward to my next visit with great anticipation.  You have my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the kindness and caring you all showed me.  I will never forget it.

Until then, I wish you all a happy, healthy and delightful summer.

Warmest Regards,


I knew from the first time I met with Dr. Samani and Michelle that they were exactly the ones that would help me achieve my long awaited goal.  I also recognized the commitment that must be established in order to achieve the best possible results.  Dr. Samani is one of the very few prosthodontics that could see me through this incredible transformation.       

My dental work consisted of implants, bone graft, crowns and veneers.  Add one more to the list - my snoring device.  It's cheek to cheek when this baby is on... it really works!  The problem now is that my husband’s snoring is keeping me up.

Dr. Samani showed patience and was comforting throughout the course of my sessions. The procedures were methodically scheduled, and extremely tolerable.  When the majority of the lab work came in and temporarily placed, I was unsure of the color.  After a week or two, Michelle, Dr. Samani and I decided that the lab finished color was not the best color for me.  My teeth were off to the lab again for a color revision... good thing I liked my temporaries!  Like I said before, "there is a commitment that has to be established in order to achieve the best possible results". My dental work is finished.  Well for the most part... a minor adjustment is necessary.

I never thought I would have these amazing teeth; and to be able to eat painlessly is an absolute joy.  I wouldn't trade my smile for anyone else's.  It's my smile! ... and only mine.  

It has been an honor to have an outstanding team of professionals supporting me along my journey .  I thank each and every one of them.

I have always instinctively  smiled at people - but now that my dental work is complete, I tend to smile longer and brighter.

I especially thank Dr. Samani for making my dream smile a reality!

My experience with Ridgewood Dental Associates has been nothing short of profound.

- Magdalena

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Drs. Jin Ha Joung, Mark Samani, and Min-Hee Cho.

Ridgewood Dental Associates

At Ridgewood Dental Associates in Bergen County, we pride ourselves on being able to handle virtually all of your needs in a single location. Dr. Jin Ha Joung, Dr. Mark Samani, and Dr. Min-Hee Cho are affiliated with:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office or call (201) 652-2474 today.

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