Starting 5/26/20, the Governor of the state of New Jersey has determined that dental practices can resume treating patients for all aspects of dental care. The CDC, NJDA and the ADA have come up with guidelines and protocols for seeing and treating patients in this unprecedented time.
Galfund Family Dentistry meets and exceeds these guidelines.
We understand the craziness of the current situation. In these times we want you to be as healthy as possible. There is a definite connection between your oral health and your overall health. We want to help you maintain your health so your immune system is as strong as possible.
You can call our office today to schedule your regular cleanings and office visits. We will also be reaching out to our patients, too. Prior to your appointment, we will provide all the proper protocols to keep you, your family, and our staff safe.
Please contact us if you have any questions at all. We look forward to seeing you soon!
"Thank you Dr. Matt Galfund. I had a tooth emergency and he was able to see me and made sure my safety was their first concern. Wendy got me in there expediently and everything was sterile and the work was amazing and painless. They are two amazing people in our community so we need to support the businesses that support us!!! My tooth had broken and needed to be repaired. They got me in fast, and Matt did an outstanding job with the tooth. I am so grateful to him and will continue to see him as needed." --Christen D., Norwood, NJ
"Although I was not a patient of Dr. Galfunds’ during the start of Covid-19 quarantine, I was in need of urgent dental care. Dr. Galfund took all necessary steps to ensure a clean and safe operating environment, while still providing an exceptional level of service." --Claire L., Tappan, NY
"It was a Saturday morning that I woke up with terrible tooth pain. I hadn’t been to a dentist in a long time as I have a horrible fear, and I neglect check ups because of this. I knew Dr. Galfunds’ wife, Wendy, from Facebook who entertains me and is so delightfully crazy that I just knew her husband could handle me, too! I reached out to her via Facebook and after they came back from moving their daugter out of college, he came in to see me on Saturday night. He was so calm and kept me calm. He talked to me about his thoughts regarding my tooth issue before putting anything in my mouth. When it came time for the exam, he was very gentle and gave me breaks to calm my nerves. I not only had my dental problem resolved that night but I broke though some life long fears. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Galfund. I think I might have found myself a new dentist!!" -- Jessica S., Harrington Park, NJ
"I started to feel a pain in my tooth during quarantine and my dentist was closed. I spoke to a friend who is a hygienist in a practice and she spoke very highly of the Dr. Galfund. I decided to call him and he was happy to see me. I am very afraid of going to the dentist. I made that clear to him and he was beyond patient and kind. Best of all, he was able to take care of the problem tooth and I had no more pain. He and his front desk person were both wearing masks and gloves and the place was immaculate. I just might have found a new dentist! It was worth the 20 minute ride!" --Maria N., Mahwah, NJ
"There is only one thing worse than a toothache...a toothache during a pandemic. My dentist was closed and not seeing nay patients even for emergencies. . Lucky for me Dr. Galfund was kind enough to see me as I was in a lot of pain! I was in his office right away. He was compassionate and very thorough. I have an unusual fear of dentists, but throughout the appointment, Dr. Galfund made me feel very comfortable and not anxious at all. He even called a few days later to check up on me. I would highly recommend Dr. Galfund for all your dental needs!" --Cindy D., Old Tappan, NJ
"I had heard about Dr. Galfund from friends in Tappan, NY where I live. I knew he was taking emergency patients and although I was not his current patient, he readily saw me. I had been told by another dentist I needed a root canal and since I was having pain, I decided to go see Dr. Galfund. I was so delighted when he was able to see me last minute and he examined me to determine if I had a cavity. He put any worries that I had at ease, took care of the issue and I am still so thankful he could see me."
--Maura S., Tappan, NY
"We are so appreciative of Dr. Matt who saw our son during this pandemic. He had a terrible toothache and when the pain returned on Sunday night, he met us at the office right away and took care of him. Thank you so much to Dr. Matt who helped our son out of pain." --Diana M., Old Tappan, NJ
"My college age son was in terrible pain and had a swelling in his mouth. Our family dentist was not seeing emergencies. I knew Dr. Galfund and family from town and had always heard wonderful things about him. I called and he saw my son right away. He was able to take care of the issue and my son felt so much better. Then a week later, my dad, who lives in NYC and has some heart issues, was experiencing terrible pain in a tooth that needed to be extracted. Dr. Galfund called and got permission from his cardiologist, saw my dad, and got him out of that horrible pain immediately. I honestly can’t thank him enough for helping my family when we needed him." --Chrissie S., Old Tappan, NJ
Galfund Family Dentistry has been serving the greater Bergen County area for 20+ years.
The reason we have been so successful for so many years is because we know that there is a person attached to the teeth, and we get to know our patients BEFORE we look at their teeth. We want to understand what someone may have experienced as a dental patient and what they may want to accomplish or achieve with their teeth in their future. By working together with our patients we can plan a course of action and make their wants and needs a reality.
We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about visiting the dentist and we are dedicated to providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is devoted to giving excellent personalized care and service to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We have flexible hours so that we can work with you and your schedule. Whatever your dental needs may be, we provide care so that you can have a lifetime of good oral health and a smile that you love.
Dr. Matt Galfund, DDS
Marina Smith, RDH
Dental Office Manager
Dr. Matthew Galfund graduated from NYU College of Dentistry. He completed his general practice residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC. He then went on to complete a dental residency in anesthesiology where he learned, and became skilled in, multiple techniques in local and general anesthesia. During that residency he also received training in internal medicine. Dr. Galfund then completed a third year of training after dental school by doing a fellowship in oral surgery. Even today, Dr. Galfund is always taking continuing education courses to make sure he is up to date on all the latest techniques and technology in the field. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Galfund is an active coach within the Northern Valley Soccer Club. He lives locally with his wife Wendy and their two children, Jack and Aliza.
Marina has been a practicing registered dental hygienist for more than 25 years. She has advanced knowledge in dentistry including training from the Pankey Institute. Marina prides herself on her ability to establish positive and long-lasting relationships with her patients to ensure wholesome comprehensive health. Her attention to detail and supreme clinical skills ensures a thorough dental experience.
Elena is our highly qualified Dental Office Manager. She has been in the dental field since 1980. Elena attended dental school in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 1986. She began working as a Dental Assistant but quickly learned all aspects of a Dental office. Elena is happily married and lives in Rockland with her husband and two children.
My husband, two daughters and I have been patients of Dr. Galfunds for 15 years. He is always so kind and explains everything. I like that he doesn't rush me out of the chair, taking the time necessary to ensure he does a complete and professional job. The office staff is always so warm and welcoming. It makes having to go to the dentist a pleasant experience.
- Bethanne F.
My now grown boys and myself have been going to Dr. Galfund since 2006. At that time we were searching for a new dentist and when I asked around his name came up multiple times. Prior to going to Dr. Galfund, I had a lost a permanent tooth and needed a bridge. Once Dr. Galfund made the bridge, which looked exactly like my own teeth, I had the confidence to smile again. He is always taking courses to make sure he brings the best techniques and treatments to his patients.
I was not a patient of Dr. Galfunds, but needed a second opinion after one dentist told me it was impossible to save the tooth of my 15 year old. Dr. Galfund always makes time to see local kids whether they are his patient or not. He was wonderful and 100 percent accurate with his treatment suggestion. I am so grateful he took the time out of his day to make us feel so important. He is absolutely wonderful.
I have been a patient of Dr. Galfund since he opened his doors 20 years ago. Even though I now live in Montrose, NY I still make the trip over the Bear Mountain Bridge to get the quality of care his practice offers. The hygienist Marina is amazing and does wonderful work as well. Our family is happy to travel for quality care and that is what we get from Dr. Galfund and his staff.
- Kathleen N.
- Barbara G.
- Jody H.
BEFORE & AFTER
Our dentist performs the following services:
Dentures – full, partial, removable
Inlays & Onlays
Full mouth reconstructions
Our comprehensive hygiene department includes:
Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis)
Deep cleanings (scaling & root planing)
Soft-tissue management program (non-surgical periodontal treatment)
Oral cancer screenings
Oral & home care instruction
11 Broad Street
Norwood, New Jersey 07648
Tel: (201) 768-5697
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Emergencies only
Saturday: Hours available. Please call office for more information.