Dr. Kurlansik graduated from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1979 and has been practicing in New Jersey ever since. In 1981, Dr. Kurlansik decided to make Highland Park his home by opening Park Dental Group with a goal in mind of providing the highest quality care available. Dr. Kurlansik is a proud member of the ADA, NJDA and MCDS.
Besides being passionate about dentistry, Dr. Kurlansik is also a member of two rock bands playing throughout the New York Metropolitan area. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family and friends and occasionally hitting the slopes.
Dr. Ruth graduated CUNY Brooklyn College summa cum laude, and received her Doctorate from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Ruth performed an additional year of AEGD residency at NYU Langone, where she received advanced training in a wide variety of dental procedures. Dr. Ruth thoroughly enjoys the practice of dentistry, where she looks forward to meeting and caring for people every day. Her attention to fine detail and her aspiration for perfection are qualities she displays as she treats all her patients. Her hobbies include spending time with her children, hosting family and friends, hiking, painting, and dragging David into doing these activities with her.
Dr. David graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with honors, and attended A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies where he received his Masters in Public Health. He received his Doctorate from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. After graduating, Dr. David went to private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he treated patients until he and Dr. Ruth (with their children), moved to Highland Park, NJ. Dr David is constantly honing his craft and increasing his skill set to provide the very best for his patients. His hobbies include playing guitar and piano, reading, and being dragged into Ruth’s activities.
Marithza graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she obtained her training in dental hygiene. One of her favorite things to do when she is not at the office is spending time with her family and dogs. Marithza also enjoys traveling all over the world, and her favorite trip so far was to Thailand!
Melissa has been working in dentistry for over 10 years, starting off as a dental assistant and graduating in 2018 as a dental hygienist. She aims to make her patients feel comfortable while providing them with excellent dental care. She resides in North Brunswick with her husband, Phil, and their yorkie, Cody. She enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with her family.
Kathy began her career in dentistry in 1975 as a dental assistant. After several years, she transitioned to being office manager and has held this position at Park Dental Group since 1981. PDG is Kathy’s home away from home. Many patients have become close personal friends and the PDG team has become family. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys a cup of coffee with a good book, cooking, and crafting. Life is wonderful and always an adventure.
Maria holds both a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license at Park Dental Group. She has been providing dental assisting expertise for the past 33 years as a member of the PDG team. Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, her daughter-in-law, and her three grandchildren. During her time away from the office, you can find Maria enjoying the sunshine at the Jersey Shore.
Krystal is a Registered Dental Assistant with an expanded functions license. With 28 years of experience, Krystal is an expert in patient care. While away from the office, Krystal enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
Shannon has been a Certified Dental Assistant for over 4 years. She graduated from Central Career School with Honors. While away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiance and 5 boys. Shannon enjoys being a dental assistant because she gets to be a part of enhancing patients’ health while helping to create smiles that boost confidence and self-esteem.