About Us

Meet the Staff of Summit Dentist


Dr Mindy Ok

Dr. Mindy Ok

Dr. Ok is part of a Summit tradition of dental comfort & care. Shown here, Dr. Ok will provide you with a thorough & relaxing visit. She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. This school is consistently ranked as one of the top dental schools in the country. Dr. Ok has dedicated her professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. She is continually educating her staff & herself on the latest dental techniques & approaches to provide you with state-of-the-art, comfortable & personalized dental care.

Dr Erin Welfel

Dr. Erin Welfel

Dr. Welfel is a cum laude graduate of the College of New Jersey & a graduate of Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Association & the Bergen County Dental Association. Dr. Welfel is fluent in Spanish & French. Dr. Welfel focuses on treating children & adults & believes that excellence in patient care can only come through commitment to education & clinical excellence. Her training, education & skills show a wide breadth of knowledge & ability. That way she can provide the highest quality of care to you.


Kavita Kakar – Registered Dental Hygienist

Good dental hygiene is the foundation of a healthy mouth, just as a caring & gentle hygienist is the foundation of a great dental office. Kavita received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Montclair State University & graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey Dental Hygiene Program. She has been in the dental field for 13 years & we’re lucky to have her on our team. Her philosophy always puts her patients first. Her dedication to ensure a complete understanding of how important good dental hygiene is to a healthy body is what makes her such an important part of our dental office.


Dorothy Egurrola – Registered Dental Assistant

Dorothy has been a part of our team since 2013, & brings over 20 years of dental experience to Summit Dentist. She is a highly trained registered dental assistant who stays current with continuing dental education classes. She is certified in Invisalign® & Zoom® whitening & is proficient in assisting during surgical placement of dental implants & all aspects of dental surgery. Dorothy is passionate about helping patients maintain good dental health. She enjoys meeting new people & helping patients have a great experience when visiting our dental office.


Jolisa La Torre – Dental Assistant

Jolisa is a graduate of David Brearley High School & The New Jersey School Of Dental Assisting with a certification in Dental Assisting & her license in Dental Radiology. She brings 5+ years of dental experience. Jolisa is highly trained in all aspects of dentistry from the Professional Zoom Whitening System to Dental Implants. Jolisa is also certified in CPR/First Aid & Infection Control. She is very enthusiastic about her job & loves working with patients to keep their smiles beautiful & healthy.



Nino Tandilashvili – Insurance & Financial Coordinator

Nino has served as Dr. Ok’s financial coordinator since 2009. Because we offer several alternatives, her job entails helping patients find the best payment option for their particular treatment plans. Nino has been in the dental field for over 10 years, starting off at the front desk & working her way up to financial coordinator. She brings warmth & enthusiasm to her job. Born & raised in the Republic of Georgia, she is multilingual with fluency in English, Georgian & Russian. She is a 1996 graduate from The Global Institute of Technology, NYC. Nino brings over twelve years of experience in the dental field to Summit Dentist. She is a master in financial arrangements, dental insurance coding & has expertise in problematic dental insurance claims.


Why Patients Love Dr. Ok…

“People can’t believe I have crowns on my front teeth. The match is perfect, thanks to Dr. Ok.”

–Richard Piluso, New Providence

“Dr. Ok is a skillful & responsible practitioner, well-trained & committed to saving teeth & keeping her patients informed. She uses the most modern tools in combination with a warm & friendly manner. Her staff are well-organized, effective & friendly.”

–Stephen B. Weinstein, Summit