Meet Dr. Needa Waseem
General Dentist, Hackettstown
Going to the dentist shouldn't be just another thing on your to-do list. Dr Waseem loves nothing more when her patients tell her they have been looking forward to their visit with us. We pride ourselves in creating a warm, enjoyable atmosphere. It is not just about a beautiful smile. Loving your dental family is crucial to making sure you stay on top of your health.
Dr. Waseem enjoys how being a family dentist in Hackettstown helps her not only transform a patient's smile from the outside but also how they feel about themselves inside. Whether she is helping get you out of pain or enhancing your healthy smile, Dr. Waseem believes that making you comfortable is the most important aspect in providing the best dental care. She takes pride in her gentle approach and is committed to always taking the time to get to know you while also listening to your concerns and learning about your past dental experiences.
Always interested in dentistry, it was while shadowing and interning at local dental practices that Dr. Waseem knew that a career as a dentist was a perfect way to combine her love of art and science.
She was accepted to dental school early at the age of 20 after completing her 3rd year as a Biology major at St. John's University. She completed her dental training at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and a general practice residency program at the competitive North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.
In The Community
Dr. Waseem enjoys helping those in need. She regularly volunteers in soup kitchens and clothing drives for the underprivileged in developing countries. Closer to home, she has participated in outreach efforts in underserved rural towns in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee in coordination with Missions of Mercy & Remote Area of Medical Volunteer Corps.
Dr. Waseem grew up in NYC and settled into NJ after she was married. She enjoys reading, cooking healthy meals and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Dr. Timothy John Thewes
General Dentist, Hackettstown
Dr. Thewes knew two things from a very early age – that he wanted to be a dentist – and after having a negative experience with his own childhood dentist, how vital the doctor-patient relationship is. This knowledge helped shape him into the gentle, caring, and sympathetic dentist that he is today. A true people person, Dr. Thewes loves to interact with his patients while also working to understand their needs and desires for a healthy smile.
Dr. Thewes graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Maryland. Dr. Thewes is a proud member of Gamma Pi Delta, a Prosthodontics Honor Society whose mission is to advance the knowledge of complex dental cases and how to treat them.
Dr. Thewes has a strong desire to help others and has volunteered with Parks & People, Bridgepointe for underprivileged kids, and accompanied Dr. Hyson to Tanzania where they helped physically disabled students with their dental care.
After growing up in Michigan, Dr. Thewes is excited to call New Jersey home and enjoys hiking Jersey’s scenic hills and mountains. When not enjoying the countryside, he enjoys playing soccer and golfing. To unwind Dr. Thewes likes healthy cooking and practicing the guitar.
Meet Our Team
Our team of long-term, dedicated assistants, hygienists, and office staff share the collective goal to ensure that your family’s dental care is always pleasant, comfortable, and stress-free. Our mission is to make you feel welcome while we treat each member of your family as though they are part of our own family.