Dr. Friedman grew up on Staten Island, New York, and always wanted to be a doctor. His first experience with oral surgery occurred when he was just a boy, after a bike accident — and the compassionate care he received was an inspiration to him. Witnessing his mother’s life being saved by a doctor further fueled his love for medicine. Early in his general practice residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Dr. Friedman was able to connect with a frightened young accident victim who entrusted him with putting her back together.
Dr. Friedman realized that through the practice of oral surgery, he would be able to merge his creative and nurturing sides with his medical skills to care for people in a profound way, and this was the turning point when he knew that a life spent helping people get out of pain and out of danger using both his hands and his heart was his calling. Dr. Friedman’s aim at his practice is to provide state-of-the-art, quality care in a calm, warm environment, addressing not just the surgical aspects of the patient experience but the emotional as well. North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a happy place where they treat the patients, not just the task at hand. We don’t take care of teeth; we take care of people!
Dr. Friedman performs surgical procedures at the following facilities:
Jerald S. Friedman, DDS, received his undergraduate degree in pre-med and Judaic studies from Touro College in New York City and his dental degree from Columbia University School of Dentistry in New York City.
He completed a General Practice Dental Residency at Beth Israel Hospital and his Oral Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Friedman has professional affiliations with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Friedman resides in Teaneck, New Jersey with his six children, where he enjoys fishing, skiing, and being in nature. He fulfills his commitment to help others by participating in surgical missions to Mexico to provide life-changing cleft lip and palate surgeries, and he is an active member of his Teaneck, New Jersey, community. One of his philosophies is “if you’re not giving, you’re not living,” and he lives by this each day in both his practice and his daily life.