Hi! My name is Dr. Daniel Peikes. While I was born in New York City, I moved to North Jersey when I was 7 years old and was raised there. . After graduating with honors from Touro College, I went on to earn my D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Dental School (NJDS), earning Dean’s List honors multiple times.
While in my junior year of dental school, I was introduced to the field of Pediatric Dentistry. I very quickly realized how much I enjoyed treating young children and adolescents. The ability to turn a frightened and anxious child into a trusting and excited patient is the ultimate goal, and is truly rewarding. I completed my Pediatric Dentistry training at UMDNJ, while also serving as Chief Resident. I have experience in treating pediatric patients (including special needs patients) in the office as well as in the operating room.
I am a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a member of the College of Diplomates as well as the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the New Jersey Dental Association. I have lectured for the Passaic Park Dental Study Group, and presented at the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry bi-annual session. I have also been published in the Journal of Dentistry.
My wife Elana and I, reside in North Jersey with our three sons. I enjoy traveling with the family, playing and watching sports with my sons, and we are all avid Giant fans.
“Hi! My name is Dr. Talya Gluck and I grew up in Long Island, New York. I attended Barnard College in New York City for my undergraduate degree and graduated with a minor in pre- medical studies and a major in American History. I continued my education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where I received my DMD degree with honors. During my clinical training in dental school I realized my passion for working with children and special needs patients, and decided to continue my dental education and pursue a specialty in pediatric dentistry. I completed my pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which included extensive academic and hospital training in pediatric medicine and dentistry. I currently live in Hillside, NJ with my husband and three children, where we enjoy our chaotic lives with our friends and family!”
“I consider it an honor to be entrusted with the care of someone’s child. My goal is to provide excellent preventive and restorative care for children and guidance for their parents, to help children truly enjoy their dental visits, and to create a lasting dental home for families. Oral health is an essential part of a child’s well being and I look forward to providing dental care to children throughout their developmental years.”