Our Team

We appreciate your choice of our office to meet you dental needs. We know that there are many options available to you, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide you with the kind of advanced dental care you expect from us. Our philosophy of care is simple: we treat your family as if they were our own. We believe this “Golden Rule” approach to dentistry is best for everyone. We are very sensitive to any fear or apprehension you may have as the result of a previous negative experience, and we will take all the time necessary to ensure your comfort and confidence.

We are a family-oriented practice that treats patients of all ages in a comfortable and welcoming environment. We specialize in all aspects of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, endodontics (root canals), implants, Invisalign, and non-surgical periodontics (gum treatments).

In 1995 Doctors Jay and Janice Cazes opened Cazes Family Dentistry. Their goal was to create a friendly environment where people could come and become not only patients, but part of our family. Doctors Jay and Janice met at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, then went on to do hospital based general practice residencies. They have achieved prestigious Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry awards. In addition they have completed advanced training in orthodontics, implant dentistry, and root canal treatment. They currently teach at Morristown Memorial Hospital and at Practical Clinical Courses in Provo, Utah. The doctors are always looking at the latest techniques and procedures to provide state of the art care for their patients.

Both of our Long Valley dentists have reached mastership candidate status to become recipients of the Mastership of Academy of General Dentistry. This award is only achieved by approximately 1% of dentists in the country. As such, Cazes Family Dentistry is able to provide comprehensive, quality dental care to patients of all ages without having to frequently refer people to other providers.

Meet Dr. Jay Cazes

Dr. Jay Cazes received his degree in Biochemistry from the State University of Stony Brook before going on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University in 1990. Dr. Jay then completed a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital and received advanced orthodontics training from the United States Dental Institute.

Some of the procedures that he enjoys completing the most involve comprehensive orthodontics, dental implant therapy, and endodontics (root canals.)

Outside of work, Dr. Jay enjoys running and recreational bicycling on long distance rides. He has completed the Grand Fondo in New Jersey a number of times, as well as the Princeton Century Ride and Revolutionary Ramble. He and Dr. Janice have two children that they enjoy spending time with.

Meet Dr. Janice Cazes

Dr. Janice Cazes earned a degree in Physics (with High Honors) from Rochester Institute of Technology, before completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Georgetown University in 1988. She completed a general practice residency program at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and a mini-residency in New York, where she focused on periodontics.

While she loves the entire dental field, her passion is in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, and she is a member of the Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

When Dr. Janice isn’t in the office, she is an avid marathoner. In fact, she’s run both the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA as well as the Boston Marathon. If you’re out and about in town, there’s a good chance you’ll spot her, squeezing in a long run as she trains for her next race.

Professional Affiliations

Both Doctors Jay and Janice Cazes are members of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA)
  • Tri-County Dental Association
  • National Society of Dental Practitioners

They are also mentors with Gordon J. Christensen at Practical Clinical Courses training center in Provo, Utah. Through this mentorship program, they train fellow dentists via hands-on courses four to five times a year, not to mention receiving upwards to 200 hours annually of continuing education on their own.

Outside of work, they are also board members of an Equine Special Assistance Program (Freedom Horse, LLC) to provide equine assisted hippotherapy for individuals recovering from trauma, PTSD, and other needs. In addition, they are also board members at their local religious organization.

Meet Our Staff Members

Joy Bielsky – Dental Assistant

A native of New Jersey, Joy has lived in Independence for 28 years. She has been a dental assistant for 34 years, and is one of the founding members of our team, joining the practice in 1997. She has been working chair side with both Dr. Jay and Dr. Janice since then, taking time to attend a variety of educational programs.

Joy is married, with two adult sons. She enjoys the beach, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Diane DeMayo – Patient Care Coordinator

Diane has been a member of the Long Valley community since 1972. She graduated from the Katherine Gibb Secretarial School as an executive secretary with special emphasis in business, accounting and banking. Another founding member of Cazes Family Dentistry, Diane joined our team as a dental assistant in 1997. Since then she has been a familiar face to patients both in the treatment areas, as well as at the front desk.

Diane is married, with four adult children. She enjoys travel, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her six grandchildren.

Jennifer Czech – Registered Dental Hygienist

Fifteen years ago, Jen started in dentistry as a dental assistant. She then continued her education, obtaining her degree in Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia License from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. She stays current in the field by being an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA). Jen was also selected to be, and is currently, a member of the Colgate Dental advisory board.

Jen is married and lives in Bridgewater with her husband and their son Brayden. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking relaxing trips to the Caribbean.

Esther Irwin – Patient Care Coordinator

Esther has worked in the dental administration field for over thirty years. Her background includes dental insurance management, patient care and a variety of administrative skills. Esther is happily married for over 35 years, and has two adult children, She enjoys tennis, reading and playing with her dog.

Esther was born in Scotland and has travelled the world, living in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Arizona and Texas.

Our Office

Serving Long Valley Families Since 1995

After meeting in dental school, Drs. Jay and Janice Cazes moved from Brooklyn and the Bronx to become a part of the Long Valley Community and raise their family here. In 1995, they founded Cazes Family Dentistry in their new home. Here, they deliver compassionate oral health services to all individuals, regardless of their age or special needs.

If you lack insurance coverage, be sure to ask about our private, in-house savings plan, CazesCare, which includes all of the routine preventive care of a conventional insurance plan, with an added 10% discount on all treatment procedures. Call us today to schedule your family’s next visit with us! We’re open late and even on some Saturdays.