About Our Staff
Family owned and operated, Brookdale Dental Group serves Essex County and offers a full line of affordable and advanced dental care services for the whole family. From dental implants and cosmetic dental procedures, we have the skills and experience to give you the best treatment options available, and we continue to educate our patients about their dental care needs.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Anthony G. DeVincentis
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Anthony G. DeVincentis, or Dr. Tony as his patients call him, attended First Avenue Grammar School and Essex Catholic High School in Newark. He graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Chemistry. Dr Tony attended and graduated with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey– New Jersey Dental School, Newark New Jersey.
Dr. Tony worked as an associate in the Scotch Plains NJ area for four years and then purchased a dental practice in Upper Montclair, NJ in 1989. The practice grew and his brother Dr. Vincent P. DeVincentis became an associate and eventually a partner when the office moved to its present location in Bloomfield, NJ, which became The Brookdale Dental Group.
Dr. Tony is a member of The American Dental Association, The New Jersey Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, Western Essex Study Club, and The Fauchard Dental Society. He also donates his time and services to Healing The Children Midlantic NA, from which he received the prestigious Sergio Award for outstanding service.
Much of Dr. Tony’s spare time is spent with his wife, Jane, and his daughter, Francesca.
Dr. Vincent P. DeVincentis
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Vincent P. DeVincentis attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from Seton Hall University. Dr. Vincent attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, earning his degree in 1990.
After graduation, Dr. Vincent joined the practice of his brother, Dr. Anthony G. DeVincentis in Montclair New Jersey as an associate. In 1994, the practice was relocated to Bloomfield New Jersey and became the Brookdale Dental Group. At the same time, Dr. Vincent became a full partner in the practice with his brother.
Dr. Vincent P. DeVincentis is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Fauchard Dental Society, and the Western Essex Dental Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Vincent enjoys time with his family and coaches in and serves as president of the North Newark Little League and the Newark RBI program.
Meet Our Hygienists
Annie, RDH began her career in the dental profession in 1985, as a dental assistant. While working in the dental field, Annie earned an associates degree in dental hygiene in 1992 from Union County College. Annie has been a member of the Brookdale Dental Group team of professionals since 1996. As a professional, who truly loves what she does, Annie has developed strong relationships with her very loyal patients. This is in no small part due to Annie’s genuine warmth and her kind and compassionate nature. Annie truly becomes a partner in her patients care. Her emphasis on prevention of disease and on the education of her patients regarding their dental health makes her a special part of the Brookdale Dental Group team.
Annie and her husband, Dave, enjoy spending their free time traveling, boating, and fishing. They also love playing with their Rottweiler, Ruby.
Linda was born and raised in Montclair NJ. She earned her bachelor of science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1983. Linda began her career in dentistry upon earning her dental hygiene degree from UMDNJ in 1988, and she joined the Brookdale Dental Group team of professionals in 2001. Linda has worked in a variety of environments including hospitals, health centers and private dental practices. Even after all this time, Linda still thoroughly enjoys her profession. Her demeanor ensures that her patients are instantly comfortable while her professionalism guarantees the very best care possible.
Francine has over twenty years of experience as a dental hygienist. She earned an associates degree in clinical dental hygiene from Howard University in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1980 and eventually Francine has experience in a variety of clinical settings.
During her early career, she served as a dental hygienist at Newark Beth Israel Hospital, as well as in both large and small private practices. Francine has been a member of the Brookdale Dental Group team of professionals since 2004. Her warm demeanor and years of experience guide her dedication to ensure that her patients receive the very best care possible.
Francine is the mother of two children and resides with her husband in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Meet Our Assistants
Jennifer, Clinical Assistant
Jennifer grew up in Kearny, NJ and currently resides in Clifton with her husband. Jennifer began her career in dentistry in 2000 and became a registered dental assistant in 2005 after completing her course work at the Dental Studies Institute. Jennifer joined the Brookdale Dental Group team of professionals in 2006 as a treatment coordinator. Jennifer enjoys helping to ensure that our patients have a positive experience with our practice.
Sabine, Clinical Assistant
Sabine was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. She has 30 years of experience in the dental field. After successfully completing extensive training, she worked as a dental assistant in Germany. In 1986, Sabine, relocated to the US. She has been a member of the Brookdale Dental Group team since its humble beginnings in 1989. In 2000 Sabine moved to Las Vegas with her husband where she worked for the Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas. After 8 years, she returned to New Jersey with her husband and rejoined Brookdale Dental Group. She is happy to be back and part of the Brookdale Dental Group team, and we are happy to have her back with us.
Daryen, Clinical Assistant
Daryen grew up in Bloomfield, NJ and currently resides in Caldwell with her son. She began her work in dentistry in 2012 after finishing the Dental Assisting Program at Fortis Institute. She began appreciating the field as a young girl with braces and wanted to originally become an orthodontist but is proud of the decision she made to become a dental assistant instead. Daryen began working with our team immediately upon graduation and has been here since. Daryen’s biggest concern is the comfort of our patients.
Valerie, Clinical Assistant
Valerie started working in our office part-time as a senior from Kearny High School. She continued to work in our office while pursuing her degree to become a dental hygienist. Val enjoys working in our office and learning about the dental field and loves helping our patients. She recently received her X-ray license, adding to the value she already brings to our clinical team.
Meet Our Front Desk Staff
Judy, Patient Care Coordinator
Judy was raised in Bloomfield, and started in the field in 1985. She has been a member of the Brookdale Dental Group team since 2005. When she is not answering phones, making appointments, or filing insurance claims, Judy is busy running around with her four daughters. Judy and her family started coming to Brookdale Dental Group as patients in 1988, and now she is working with who she feels are true professionals.
Robyn, Practice Administrative Coordinator
Robyn grew up in Kearny, NJ and currently resides in Clifton with her husband and two children. She has been working in the medical field since 1997 and has experience as a medical billing and billing account manager.
Robyn became a registered dental assistant after graduating the Berdan Institute in 2003. She has been a member of the Brookdale Dental Group team of professionals since 2003. Robyn has expertise in both the clinical and administrative areas of the dental field, giving her a versatility that allows her to meet the needs of our patients on a variety of levels.
Marie, Continuing Care Coordinator
Marie has been working in the dental field for over 15 years, sharing all aspects of managing administrative and patient needs. It is my pleasure to coordinate all of our patient’s dental health needs. I love my work. Most of all, I enjoy the wonderful people I meet while working at Brookdale Dental Group.
My Time away from the office is spent with family and friends. I also participate in online support groups to help individuals deal with personal and medical crisis by sharing words of encouragement, inspiration and hope.
My motto is to always keep smiling.