40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

NATHALIE ZENIAN McOMBER

  • Howell, NJ
  • Tribula and McOmber Dental Associates

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Tribula and McOmber Dental Associates

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Maryland Dental School; general practice residency, Monmouth Medical Center; implant maxicourse, University of Medicine and Dentistry/American Academy of Implant Dentistry


Why She Was Nominted

With an impressive list of credentials (the Betty Weinstein Award for Excellence in Research among them), Dr. McOm­ber has built an innovative under-one-roof practice. “I perform molar endodontics, minor surgeries and conventional and implant restorative treatment, but there were still areas that weren’t being covered. Within the last year, I hired a periodontist and a pediatric dentist to complete the team.”

Philosophy

“We do our best to exceed expectations. All my patients have my personal cellphone number. Around the holidays, I’m thrilled to have patients come to the office just for a visit, not for an appointment.”

Exciting New Trend

“I’ve teamed up with a board-certified anesthesiologist who comes to my office to treat high-fear patients. We also began offering a ‘teeth in a day’ service to our patients this past year — even transitioning a patient from loose, abscessed teeth to a full arch of stable and beautiful implant retained teeth in one visit.”

Something People Don't Know

“I try to be critical of my work. My partner once told me, ‘If you don’t find something wrong with your work, you’re not looking hard enough.’ ”