Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates, LLC

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Meet our Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists

Serving the pediatric dental needs of children in Toms River, Manahawkin, and Cream Ridge, NJ

The doctors of Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates are highly trained pediatric and orthodontic specialists to best serve your family.

We’re Happy to Meet You!

Dr. Elisa Velazquez

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Permit #5331

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 in oral biology. Dr. Elisa earned her board certification in pediatric dentistry and is a Diplomate of the AAPD. She is a member of the American Dental Association

Dr. Elisa Velazquez

Dr. Matthew Sones

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Permit #6410

Dr. Matt earned his B.S. with honors from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors and distinction in clinical practice and pharmacology and therapeutics ...

Dr. Matthew Sones

Dr. Victoria Roeder

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Permit #05102

Dr. Roeder was born and raised in Campbell Hall, a small town in Orange County, New York. She is the fourth oldest of ten children. Dr. Roeder graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in May 1993. After completing a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency with the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio, she served two years as a captain at the dental clinic on McGuire AFB in New Jersey ...

Dr. Victoria Roeder

Dr. Akriti Gupta

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Permit #06687

Dr. Akriti Gupta was raised in Monmouth/Ocean County, and spent most of her youth in Toms River. She earned her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, then returned to her home state to complete her education at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (UMDNJ) ...

Dr. Akriti Gupta

Dr. Raha Ghafurian

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Permit #06459

Knowing from a young age that she wanted to become a dentist, Dr. Raha attended the University of Pennsylvania to pursue the seven-year Accelerated BioDental Program, and completed a bachelor’s in biology and the Benjamin Franklin Honors Program. She graduated from Penn Dental in 2010 and was inducted into the Omiron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society ...

Dr. Raha Ghafurian

Dr. Miriam T. Furlong

Specialized in Orthodontics, Permit #05109

Miriam T. Furlong, D.M.D., has been in practice since 1998, after completing her orthodontic residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Prior to that, she attended New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers) in Newark for her doctorate (D.M.D.). She obtained her Bachelor of Science from Georgian Court University in Lakewood ...

Dr. Miriam T. Furlong

Dr. Heather Albert

Specialized in Orthodontics, Permit #06803

Dr. Heather Albert completed her specialty training in Orthodontics at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, where she also attended dental school as a Dean's Scholar and honors graduate. She received her Bachelor of Science in both physics and chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Albert is a certified Diplomate ...

Dr. Heather Albert