Dr. Elisa Velazquez (Dr. Lisa) graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 1999 and completed her pediatric residency program as chief resident in 2001. In 2002, she received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Elisa earned her board certification in pediatric dentistry and is a Diplomat of the AAPD. Dr. Velazquez is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), & New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA). She is past president of the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Association (MOCDS) and serves as state trustee. She also serves as the President of the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NJAPD). Dr.Velazquez is the chair of Governmental and Public Affairs for the NJ Dental Association.  She is the staff dentist for Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River & works very closely with organizations for families with children with Autism.  Dr. Velazquez is on the surgery staff at St. Barnabas’ Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center.  She holds a specialty permit to perform conscious sedation in the office. Dr. Elisa Velazquez has been named “TOP DENTIST” by her peers for NJ Monthly magazine.