INTRODUCING OUR JERSEY CITY DENTISTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Jersey City Dentists & Community Members
Dr. Jennifer Marin received her bachelor's degree from New York University in 2005. In 2010, she graduated with her dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed her general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, receiving training in treating adults and children with complex medical conditions and special needs. During her residency, she gained extensive experience in emergency treatment for traumatic injuries and acute dental infections. Dr. Marin has also performed numerous full-mouth rehabilitations due to early childhood caries on children under general anesthesia and in-office. Dr. Marin is licensed in Parenteral and Enteral Sedation by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. With a broad background in patient and emergency management, Dr. Marin offers a caring and gentle approach while utilizing modern techniques. Working as a Jersey City Dentist and living in the community as a resident provides Dr. Marin a deep connection to fostering the growth of her community through both.
Dr. Ari Crystal-Ornelas graduated from Williams College in 2005. When not studying for his pre-dental classes, Dr. Crystal was prolific in the art studio producing many paintings and fine prints. His main artistic focus dealt with patterns of growth and nature. He knew early on that he enjoys working with his hands and that he wanted to dedicate himself to the compassionate care of others. Growing up in a home where both parents were dentists, he was inspired by their direct contact and personal touch with patients. He received his dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he was recognized for outstanding achievement in the department of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Crystal is licensed in Enteral Sedation by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry after completing extensive training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He is now an attending professor and lecturer of sedation at the same program. After treating hundreds of children and adults in his career, Dr. Crystal believes that patient comfort and understanding is the key to successful treatment and oral health. Being both a Jersey City Dentist and resident of the community provides Dr. Crystal with a deep connection to enhancing his community through both
Dr. Jessica Marinoff is from Philadelphia where she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, studying neuroscience and the biological basis of behavior. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Pennsylvannia’s School of Dental Medicine in 2010. She continued her training at Virtua Hospital in Southern New Jersey, completing a yearlong residency in general practice dentistry. Dr. Jessica enjoys building relationships with her patients and providing compassionate, patient-centered comprehensive care. She enjoys practicing cosmetic dentistry and her goal is to help patients achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful smiles. With her caring and patient nature, she also enjoys treating the children in our practice. Dr. Jessica believes in lifelong learning and pursues continuing education opportunities to remain current with advances in dentistry. She is a certified Invisalign provider, a member of the American Dental Association and active in the New Jersey Dental Association. Locally, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hudson County Dental Society as chapter Secretary. Dr. Marinoff resides in Jersey City with her husband, the Yorkie they rescued, and son that they welcomed into the family in January 2016. She loves to cook and entertain and enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures through their cuisine. She is a big sports fan and enjoys attending Philadelphia Phillies and New York Jets games as well as spending time at the beach.
As a resident of Jersey City for over 20 years, Dr. Arabelle Castillo finds her sense of purpose in delivering high quality oral care to the local community. Dr. Castillo received her bachelor's degree in biology from Rutgers University in 2011. In 2015, she graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Eager to get back to her hometown after schooling, Dr. Castillo completed her residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. She is committed to staying current with changes in dentistry and has dedicated hours toward continuing education. Most recently, Dr. Castillo participated in a mini-residency under the tutelage of "The International Dentist of the Year" Dr. Jeffrey Okeson, to sharpen her skills in working with patients suffering from orofacial pain, including TMJ disorders. In all her work, Dr. Castillo provides a strong dose of humanity, recognizing that compassion and empathy are of equal importance as the dental care she delivers. When not in the office, you can find Dr. Castillo at one of Jersey City's various farmers markets, in the gym, or outdoors training for triathlons, or travelling internationally.
Dr. Yasmi Crystal graduated Dental School from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, got her Pediatric Dental training from Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, and has a MSc in Clinical and Translational Research from New York University MS CTSI. Dr. Crystal is a Diplomate (Board Certified Pediatric Dentist) and Examiner of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry, and an instructor of pediatric conscious sedation for the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry at St. Josephs Hospital in Paterson, NJ. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry Journal and a member and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she is also a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs. She is a past president of the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry where she has been co-director of continuing education for more than 20 years. In this post, she helps organizing and directing continuing education courses for pediatric dentists and their staff, so they can keep current with the latest techniques, procedures and materials. Dr. Crystal is a leader in inter-professional relations. She is a member and has worked as Oral Health consultant, speaker and preceptor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Is currently an Oral Health consultant for the New Jersey Academy of Pediatrics, and has been a faculty member for the Family Practice MD program at Somerset Medical Center, NJ for over 15 years, with her clinical practice being a rotation site for all family practice MD residents. Dr. Crystal is available for appointment upon special request only.
Together, Dr. Marin and Dr. Crystal, both Jersey City Dentists, provide a welcoming environment for children and adults to experience modern dental care in a relaxed, welcoming office. As a couple, they enjoy hiking, bike rides, trips to the Jersey Shore and attending live music concerts in NYC. Both doctors are also fluent in Spanish!