Our team is comprised of friendly, knowledgeable professionals who truly love what they do making you look and feel your best. In our office, you will not be treated like a number. We want to get to know you and your needs, and make your time with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
When you visit our office you will find a team that is committed to provide exceptional treatment. People who take pride in what they do and find satisfaction on a daily basis. We do not simply treat your dental needs. We build relationships based on trust and a sincere interest in our patients as people. You have entrusted us with your smile, and that is an honor we do not take lightly. We will make every effort to ensure your comfort and satisfaction, down to the smallest detail.
Dr. Elizabeth Herko MPH DDS
Dr. Elizabeth Herko received her B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and her M.P.H. from New York Medical College, respectively. She attended New York University, College of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. degree. She subsequently completed the Mountainside Hospital General Practice Residency.
Dr. Herko has worked the past ten years in general dentistry and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. The prestigious award requires a completion of 500 hours of approved continuing education credits as well as passing a comprehensive written exam. Like Dr. Vander Vliet, Dr. Herko is a certified Invisalign provider and a member of the Spear Study Club.
In her spare time, Dr. Herko enjoys skiing, reading, traveling with her husband and two young children and spending time with her French bulldog. Dr. Herko is excited to be a part of our team and looks forward to serving you and your family’s dental needs!
Our registered dental hygienists are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, most up-to-date care available. They constantly build upon their many years of experience by enhancing their skills and learning the latest technology through their commitment to continuing education. This allows them to customize your treatment, based on your specific needs, and find the best options to maximize your smile enhancement.
Registered Dental HygienistWith 25 years of experience in the Dental Hygiene field, I still enjoy working on patients. Approaching 20 years in the practice this is definitely home. ” I enjoy coming to work and being able to work with family and friends. I have watched patients grow up and start their own families which is an enjoyable experience. I look forward to continuing my career with all of you.” Fondly, Sonia
HygienistAfter over 35 years as a dental hygienist, Linda still enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable during their visit. She loves being part of such a professional, friendly, fun office. Linda lives in Wantage with her husband Jim, 2 dogs and 2 cats. They have a daughter and son, grandson and granddaughter. Linda enjoys reading, quilting and spending time at her beach house on Oak Island, NC.
Our knowledgeable and professional dental assistants work chairside with Dr. Vander Vliet to maximize the efficiency and smooth flow of your procedure. They also keep our clinical areas organized, and ensure your health and safety by taking care of the sterilization and laboratory procedures.
Dental Assistant and Licensed X-Ray TechnicianTina Joined the dental field 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back. ” I enjoy coming to work because I am alongside an excellent team and getting to know the patients is very rewarding.” As the lead orthodontic assistant, she looks forward to seeing the progression of a patients smile evolving over the course of treatment. In her spare time, Tina enjoys running, going to concerts and hiking with her dog, Bogart.
Dental Assistant and Licensed X-Ray TechnicianBeth joined the dental field because she loves seeing healthy smiles and working with people. “It feels wonderful knowing that patients are very happy with their treatment.” Beth states. Beth enjoys working for Dr. Vander Vliet “because he’s an excellent doctor and the staff is wonderful to work with.” She also welcomes the opportunity to use her artistic abilities in conjunction with the CEREC to stain and glaze crowns, matching just the right shades to create a perfect smile. To Beth, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing patients walk out of the office with smiles on their faces. When not working, Beth can be found spending time with her husband and children. Beth also enjoys cooking, camping, boating and traveling.
Front Office Staff
With more than 30 years of combined experience, our front office staff is here to help you with scheduling needs, financing, and insurance questions. Their knowledge in these fields makes them our resident experts, and they strive to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible from the very first phone call.
Front OfficeGrowing up around dentistry, it was only natural for Stevi to start a career in the dental field. She started filing charts at a dental office when she was fifteen and the rest is history! What Stevi likes best about our office is being able to communicate with our patients and ensure that they leave even happier then when they came in. She loves working alongside her new coworkers and looks forward to the years to come. In her spare time, Stevi enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Isabelle and dog Gatsby, antique shopping, crafting and interior decorating.
Front OfficeChristina was raised in Bloomfield, NJ, her first job was as a hygiene assistant at age 16. She loved dentistry so much that she never left the field! Her past experience includes working for pediatric and orthodontic offices. What Christina likes most about our office is communicating with our patients and getting to know them. She recently purchased a home here in Hackettstown with her husband Bill. Christina enjoys traveling, going to sporting events, watching movies, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband recently adopted a beagle puppy named Ruby, who joined their family with their cat Abby.
Dr. Gary Vander Vliet
Preventive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Hastings Commons, Building 2B;
486 Schooley’s Mountain Road;
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840