Debra Castro BA, AAS, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Welcome to my “judgment free zone”, where we focus on today and tomorrow-not yesterday. During our time together, you and I are discovering how you are most effective managing your dental health and then we build on that knowledge. I believe my patients are my greatest resource. Every appointment I learn about what impacts your ability to care for your teeth and gums (time, fatigue, stress, diet etc.), and we develop the strategies to manage your challenges.  I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Debra received her B.A. from Penn State Univ. and an Assoc. degree in science from the City Univ. of New York. Over the course of her 20 years’ experience as an R.D.H., she has continued to expand her education through post-graduate courses at the Pankey Institute, Univ. of Florida and New York Univ. where she received a license to administer local anesthesia. Debra completed the Mastery Level at the Center for Professional Development with Dr. Michael Shuster, is a member of the American dental Hygiene Assoc. as well as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Currently, she teaches Dental Ethics at Columbia Univ., NYU, and UMDNJ. In addition to Debra’s position in our office, “Professor Castro” teaches future dental hygienists at UMDNJ. Yearly, she attends a 3 day intensive enabling her to remain up to date with current evidence-based protocols, broaden her communication skills and evaluate new products in dentistry.