Meet The Doctors

Dr. Cassano

Dr. Cassano received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickerson University where she received the Golden Scale Award for outstanding clinician.  She then continued on to receive her Degree in Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she received the Complete Denture Award. With over 24 years experience, Dr. Cassano utilizes her artistic ability to create the most aesthetic smiles.  

She attends numerous seminars and employs state of the art technology to deliver comprehensive dental care in a gentle manner. Dr. Cassano volunteers time with Sgringbrook TWIG which supports various programs for Morristown Hospital. Dr. Cassano is a member of the American Dental Tri-County Dental Association.

Dr. Patterson

Dr. Ellen Patterson completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University where she spent many volunteer hours at the dental clinic of what is now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She pursued her dental education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers Dental School)  and then completed a General Practice Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 1993.  Dr. Patterson has been with Hackettstown Family Dental since 2013. Dr. Patterson enjoys running and cycling and relaxing with her husband and two children and their dog.

Dr. Bijak

Dr. Teresa Bijak’s career in dentistry began while she was still in High School. Her first job was in a dental office where she developed a passion for dentistry. She went on to graduate from Rutgers University and then in 1998 from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (currently renamed Rutgers Dental School) with a Gamma Pi Delta Honors’ Society. Dr. Bijak is Bi-lingual in English and Polish. She works closely with her patients to create a dental care plan that fits their individual needs. In Dr. Bijak’s free time she loves spending time with her son, 2 dogs and 3 cats. She also has a love of the outdoors.