Our Doctors


Shahid R. Aziz, DMD, MD, FACS

Dental Director

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, specialty permit # 5380

DMD, Harvard University, 1996

MD, Columbia University, 1999

Surgical Residency - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2002

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Shahid Aziz has practiced oral & maxillofacial surgery since 1996, completing residency in 2002. Since 2003 he has been providing oral surgery services at Little Falls Dental Center. Dr. Aziz is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College, received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and recieved his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  In addition, Dr. Aziz is a full Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers - NJ Medical School. He holds attending surgeon appointments at the University Hospital, Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Since 2006 Dr. Aziz travels every March and November to rural Bangladesh, donating his time and expertise to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities, under the auspices of Smile Bangladesh, a NJ based 501c3 medical non profit. To date, Smile Bangladesh has operated on over 700 children free of charge. Please visit for more information. Dr. Aziz's honors include performing the first mandibular distraction (lengthening) surgery in Bangladesh, the 50th oral & maxillofacial surgeon to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the 9th dentist to be inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Founding Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Aziz has written over 50 peer reviewed publications, is a reviewer for multiple surgical journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular interest in implant dentistry, craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery, cleft lip/palate surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Aziz's practice philosophy is based on treating every patient as if they are family, providing the highest level of compassionate surgical care possible. 


Eric Wang, DMD, PhD

Assistant Director

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

PhD, Showa University, Japan, 2006

DDS Showa University, Japan, 2002

Endodontics residency, Showa University, 2007-2008

Dr. Eric Wang originally graduated from Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan, where he received his first dental degree. He earned his PhD degree at Showa University Graduate School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan in 2006. Dr. Wang finished his endodontic residency at Showa University Dental Hospital, Tokyo, Japan in 2008. After that, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2011.

Dr. Wang’s dental affiliations include:

American Dental Association (ADA)

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Japanese Endodontic Association (JEA)

Dr. Wang practices general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as endodontics and basic oral surgery.


Richard Cooper, DMD

Orthodontist, specialty permit # 03900

DMD, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1982

Post Graduate Orthodontics, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1984


Peter Tsambazis, DMD

Periodontist, specialty permit  # 04024

DMD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1992

Post Graduate Periodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry, 1996


Moussa Haddad, DDS

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

DDS, New York University, 2011

General Practice Dentistry Residency, Hackensack University Medical Center, 2012



Mary Stratthaus, RDH, Hygienist

Rachel Marandola, RDH, Hygienist
Nehaben Goswami, RDH, Hygienist



Teresa Mongelli, Office Manager

Teresa has been with LFDC for over 20 years, in multiple capacities. Curently she serves as our office manager and is available to assist you with all your dental needs. She can be reached directly via email at [email protected].


Mary Behrens, Assistant Manager and Implant Coordinator


Mary has been with LFDC for more than 15 years, working in orthodontics and oral surgery. Currently she serves as our assistant office manager and implant coordinator. Please feel free to reach out to Mary for any of your dental or implant needs.



Little Falls Dental Center is blessed with an amazing staff who are caring, friendly, hard working, and put patients first. Most of our staff has been with our office for several years, in some cases over 20 years!!! Our staff is well trained in all facets of general dental assisting as well as specialty (oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics) assisting and are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) .  You will find that our clinical staff puts patients at ease with their kind chair side manner, compassion, and team work. Our front desk staff is always available to schedule appointments, review finances, provide insurance support, as well as assist you in any and all of your dental needs.