Dr. Joseph DeRario DMD graduated from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1973. He opened his 1st private practice in 1974 and expanded his practice in 1986 with the opening of his office. Dr. DeRario finished implantology school at Harvard in 1988 and went on to complete his fellowship in 1992. In 2017, Dr. DeRario established a private practice in Monmouth County, New Jersey where he resides. His New Jersey office is located on the Jersey Shore at 530 Prospect Ave., Little Silver. Dr. DeRario continues his post-graduate studies annually in various areas of dentistry, including periodontics, prosthetics, and implantology.
Dr. Kaitlyn Lafferty was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Rutgers University. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Lafferty completed a one year general practice residency program at Staten Island University Hospital, where she gained further experience in emergent dental care as well as comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Lafferty has worked in private practices in busy metropolitan areas including NYC and Jersey City. She is an active member of the NY and NJ dental association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Lafferty has just moved to Little Silver, NJ and is thrilled to be working in the town she now calls home! Her goal is to create positive dental experiences for patients. She takes great pride in her work and enjoys forming meaningful relationships with her patients.
During Dr. Lafferty's free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, listening to live music, exercising, and seeing family and friends. She has recently picked up golf, but is still working on her swing!