141 US Highway 46 West, Suite 101 | Rockaway, NJ 07866
Phone: 973-627-2229 | Fax: 973-627-2291

Meet Dr. Roberto

Melissa Roberto, DMD

I became an orthodontist because I wanted to help others and improve their lives. I was lucky enough to have orthodontia as a child, and I was struck by how happy the patients were. That smile is priceless!

I truly believe nothing makes a better first impression than a wonderful smile. A great smile draws people to you, invites them to get to know you and there's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your new smile for the very first time!

Professional Dedication

Orthodontic treatment generally occurs in the preteen or early teenage years, a period when kids are still trying to figure themselves out and self-confidence can be fleeting. The boost of confidence my patients get when I reveal their amazing new smiles is incredible. I always appreciate knowing that my services often bring joy and confidence! I love being able to do this for a living, and can't imagine anything better.

I love the variety of patients that I get to work with on a daily basis. It is never boring here! I also enjoy seeing the transformation that occurs during treatment. Even the shyest and most insecure child can't help but become more confident when they see their radiant new smile. The look in their eyes is indescribable.

Education and Continuing Education

Before becoming an orthodontist, I graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Biology and a Spanish minor from Trenton State College, now called The College of New Jersey. I then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, where I earned both my DMD and my Orthodontic Specialty Certificate.

I am always involved in orthodontic and dental continuing education, from reading professional and medical journals to attending conferences and continuing education courses. These efforts keep me up to date with the latest in orthodontic technology, so I can provide the highest quality treatments for my patients!

As a part of my continuing education, I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, and the New Jersey Association of Orthodontics.

Family and Community

I am originally from Butler, and love living in Rockaway! My husband, Bill, and I have two sons named Tyler and Alex. We also have two dogs at home.  In my spare time, I am a voracious reader and enjoy spending time with my family at the park or the beach. In our community, I started an annual scholarship fund for the White Meadow Lake preschool! I am very excited about this project, and know it will benefit many children.

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