Seaview Dental, Century Dental, and Century Dental East grew out of a vision shaped by Dr. Alan Cohn and Dr. Ira Port while they were dental students. Their unique Jersey Shore dentist offices provide general and specialized dentistry to patients at each of their locations with convenient hours. Each doctor takes pride in continuing their education and providing patients with unsurpassed dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment. When you visit any of our local dentists for a check-up, cosmetic dentistry, or dental surgery, you can rest easy knowing that you are working with incredibly experienced and dedicated dentists.
Ira Port, DMD, Periodontist and Implantologist
Dr. Port has been practicing periodontics since 1979 and has been placing implants and rebuilding smiles since 1984. Dr. Port has successfully treated thousands of patients and has developed techniques for bone grafting, implants, and tooth splinting, as well as painless injection and sedation procedures to maximize patient comfort during any surgical procedure. He is a former dental consultant to Osteotech and was the first dentist in the U.S. to use Grafton Bone replacement therapy in private practice. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine and Post Doctorate in Periodontics from Rutgers University Medical School (previously UMDNJ). Dr. Port also holds a BS in chemical engineering and BA in business administration from Rutgers University. Dr. Port is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In addition, Dr. Port is a clinical instructor at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dental Clinic.
Alan Cohn, DMD, General Dentist
Dr. Cohn has been practicing general dentistry since 1977, sharing his expertise in cosmetic and denture prosthetics. Dr. Cohn received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers University Medical School (previously UMDNJ) and a BS in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Todd Garland, DDS, General Dentist
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Garland has been utilizing the latest state-of-the-art computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics), to provide the most effective cosmetic and general dental care to every patient. Dr. Garland received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University, and a BS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado. He completed his General Practice Residency at Monmouth Medical Center, where he was also Chief of Residency. Dr. Garland is a member of the Monmouth Ocean Dental Society, NJ Dental Society, American Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics and Academy of General Dentistry, where he was awarded a distinction Fellowship for his excellence in General Dentistry.
Dr. Garland is recognized as an AGD Fellow, a designation requiring rigorous course work and an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams. Only about 4 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows.
David Griepenburg, DDS, General Dentist
Dr Griepenburg brings over 33 years of experience in general, prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry to the practice, and is constantly updating his knowledge with continuing education. He received a BA degree in biology from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU College of Dentistry, where he earned a membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honor Dental Society. Before joining the practice, he completed a General Practice Residency at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital.
Daniel Oliveira, DMD, General Dentist
Dentistry has always been a part of Dr. Oliveira’s life. His father and grandfather were both dentists, and together managed the same office in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro from 1932 to 2016. Dr. Oliveira graduated from the dentistry program at the University of Grande Rio in Brazil, during which time he worked in dental clinics, children’s hospitals and orphanages, and shared his knowledge about disease prevention with disadvantaged communities. Dr. Oliveira joined his family’s practice full time, following graduation. Since arriving in the United States, Dr. Oliveira worked in an Orthodontics office, then entered the DDS/DMD program at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey International Dental Program, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2012. After completing his General Practice Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dental Clinic, Dr. Oliveira joined the Seaview Dental team in 2013. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Michael Boyer, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
From early on, Dr. Boyer recognized dentistry as a compassionate and challenging career to pursue. He grew up in a home where his father had a General Dentistry practice. After graduating from the University of Rochester with a BA in philosophy, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Howard University in 1980. Subsequently, he completed a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Hospital and then his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Harlem Hospital Center. After years of clinical practice, Dr. Boyer became Co-Director of Pre-graduate Oral Surgery at Nova Southeastern School of Dentistry, sharing his knowledge with students for five years. He returned to New Jersey in 2004 to resume clinical practice. Dr. Boyer joined the Seaview Dental team in 2018. He remains current with emerging trends and techniques for oral surgery and office anesthesia.
In addition to the dentists at our three locations, our exceptional, friendly team of dental hygienists and assistants are our greatest assets. They are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. If you need to schedule an appointment for a general dentist check-up, or if you are experiencing any serious dental problems, contact us today.
Nanci Bouthillette, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nanci received her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex County College. She joined Century Dental in 2006 and currently practices at the Seaview Dental and Century Dental locations. Nanci’s thorough dental hygiene cleanings leave patients feeling fabulous.
Gabrielle Fennimore, Registered Dental Hygienist
Gabrielle joined our team at Century Dental and Seaview Dental in 2011 after receiving her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Camden County College. Gabrielle is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal dental health and is an expert in dental teeth whitening.
Kathy Short, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy received her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex County College. She joined Century Dental in 2004 and has been helping patients maintain their healthy smiles ever since.
Alexandra Simo, Registered Dental Hygienist
Alexandra received her Associate Degree from Rutgers University, School of Health Professions, graduating at the top of her class with honors. She is certified in administering local anesthesia. Alexandra is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. She has been in the health care field since the age of 17, when she received her Dental Assisting Certificate at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. She joined Seaview Dental in 2017.