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Meet The Doctors

Jeremy Vince-Cruz, DMD

Dr. Vince-Cruz graduated from Rutgers University in 1999 with a degree in biology.  He received his dental school education from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003, where he earned numerous honors to include the "Best hands in the Class Award," the UMDNJ Scholars Award, and the Richard Tucker Gold Scholarship Award.  After graduation, he completed a year-long general practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick where he provided comprehensive dental care for both inpatients and outpatients in all specialty areas.
 
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the NJ Dental Association, the Grassroots Study Club, Tri-County Dental Association, and the Spear Study Club.

Dr. Vince-Cruz has been an associate of Belvidere Dental Associates, P.C. since 2004 becoming a full partner in 2014. He purchased the practice from Dr. Belby in July of 2015.   
 
His hobbies include biking, camping, tennis, photography, and ballroom dancing.
 
NJ Top Dentist as published in Healthy Living January 2017.

 


Michael E. Belby, DDS

Dr. Belby graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976 with a degree in general biological sciences, and completed his dental school education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1980.  Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Army Dental Corps and served three years as a general dentist at Ft. Knox, KY where he performed all phases of general dentistry on active duty soldiers and their families.

He has been practicing in Belvidere Since 1984 when he opened his first office on 4th Street.  Throughout his years of private practice Dr. Belby has expanded his knowledge and expertise through continuing education courses dealing with such topics as dental implant placement, periodontics including the use of a soft tissue laser, orthodontics, and root canal therapy.


Dr. Belby is a member of the American Dental Association, the NJ Dental Association, and the United States Dental Tennis Association. His hobbies include tennis and golf.  

Dr. Belby sold the practice to Dr. Vince-Cruz in July of 2015 but continues to see patients on Tuesdays.



Joachim Provenzano, DMD

J.M. Provenzano, D.M.D. graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Microbiology, in 1985.  He earned numerous honors and awards which included the Tufts Dental Alumni Clinical Proficiency Award in Complete Denture Prosthetics, American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award and the Densply International Merit Award for Removable Dental Prosthetics.  He also participataed in the Honors Dental Implantology Group at Tufts and graduated in 1990.

He was a member of the Seattle Study Club.  Included in his continuing education were courses in restoring dental implants. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the NJ Dental Association.

Dr. Provenzano has been an associate of Belvidere Dental Associates for over twenty years.  He also practices with his wife, Carolyn Sheenan, D.M.D. in Dunellen, N.J. He enjoys fishing, skiing, and hiking and spending time with his two daughters.



Laura Yarger, DDS

Laura Yarger, D.D.S., graduated from Philadelphia's University of the Sciences with a degree in biology in 2008. She completed her dental education in 2012 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  In addition to being commended by the VCU Department of General Practice, Dr. Yarger was active in social outreach dentistry at VCU-serving in dental missions to Duncan, Jamaica, and Grundy, Virginia, as well as participating in the Richmond Health Fair.

Dr. Yarger is a member of the American Dental Association and the NJ Dental Association.  She and her husband, Nate, enjoy spending time outdoors with their 2 children Victor and Andrew and their German short-haired pointer, Nikko.  After living in Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA for eight years, Dr. Yarger is excited to be practicing dentistry back in her hometown of Belvidere.