Meet Our Team
Dr. Edward Jackson and Dr. Dina Jackson are a unique husband-and-wife team, both dedicated to delivering an extraordinary dental experience to patients of any age. Drs. Jackson, along with Dr. Dina’s father Dr. Stamler, create a comfortable and caring environment—one where we listen and one where you can make confident dental decisions. Our team members come from highly-honored educational backgrounds. We are committed to continually investing in advanced dental techniques and technologies to enhance the services we provide to you and your family.
We deliver greater health, fuller beauty and positive dental experiences. You deserve an experience that is extraordinary. We are excited to get to know you and serve you to the best of our abilities. Welcome!
Dina Jackson, DMD
Dr. Dina’s gentle and customized care is one-of-a-kind. She is known and respected for her ability to listen to patients’ needs to help them have an individualized dental experience.
Being personally and professionally committed to providing the best dental care with the highest standards, Dr. Dina spends much of her free time each year attending continuing education courses. It’s always exciting to her and her team when she is able to add something that will make dental care better and more comfortable for you! A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University in Manhattan, Dr. Dina furthered her education with a doctorate from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a member of many professional associations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Bergen County Dental Society, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
Dr. Dina and Dr. Eddie have three beautiful and active children. Away from the office, Dr. Dina enjoys traveling, watching movies and curling up with a good book.
Edward M. Jackson, DMD, FAAPD
Dr. Eddie Jackson’s care and concern for his patients has brightened thousands of little smiles and calmed many children’s fears. We often hear people say the reason they keep bringing their children to our office is because “We know and trust Dr. Jackson.”
Dr. Jackson has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Bergen County since 2001. He is a highly-respected professional who receives personal referrals from all over the community. Dr. Jackson graduated from Yeshiva University with honors and went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He continued his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Illinois Chicago and Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Jackson is a board-certified pediatric dentist affiliated with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, New Jersey Pediatric Dental Association and the Bergen County Dental Society. Plus, Dr. Jackson is the Section Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he concentrates on treating children with limited access to dental care and training new dentists in the intricacies of pediatric dentistry. Like his wife, Dr. Jackson also attends a variety of continuing education classes. He treats your children as if they were his own and makes his dental recommendations with the understanding that treating children is a very special responsibility.
Dr. Jackson and Dr. Dina have three beautiful and active children. He enjoys traveling, golfing, hockey and—of course—a good steak.
M. Stamler, DMD
A practicing general dentist in Bergen County for more than 30 years, Dr. M. Stamler’s passion helps patients achieve a healthy smile that they will be proud to show off. Patients regularly talk about his gentle touch and his caring nature—and you’ll see the difference it makes.
Dr. Stamler’s interest in dentistry began when he was studying at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. He went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
In 1976, Dr. Stamler joined a private practice in the heart of downtown Hackensack. More than 30 years later, joined by his son-in-law Dr. Eddie and his daughter Dr. Dina, Dr. Stamler has seen the practice grow into the State Street Smiles that you see today.
Like his associates, Dr. Stamler is committed to staying up to date on advances in the dental field. He enhances his skills through continuing education courses so that he can better serve his patients. Dedicated to the future of dentistry, Dr. Stamler is a member of the Board of Alumni at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Stamler loves traveling, keeping up with current events, and spending time with his 6 lively grandchildren.
Dr. Nitish Gangoli
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Nitish Gangoli is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is a New Jersey native, and proud to be working and living in the area where he grew up. He attended Boston University, receiving a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then earned a Master’s degree from UMDNJ, followed by a DMD degree from UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School, currently part of Rutgers University. Dr. Gangoli then did an internship at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE; acting as chief resident in his final year.
His surgical training incorporated the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, bone grafting and implants, outpatient anesthesia, non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures (neurotoxins and fillers), facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, and head/neck pathology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has presented research on a national level. He is also a member of both the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Outside the office, Dr. Gangoli enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, discovering new restaurants, watching and playing tennis, and getting to know his new community and surroundings.
With recent drastic changes across the world from the pandemic, our team at State Street Smiles wants you to know that your health and safety are always our top priority.
We’ve incorporated new protocols and safety measures into our Hackensack dental office so our patients know they can come in for their oral health needs with a peace of mind. Learn more about these extra steps we’re taking.
When you reserve an appointment time, that time is reserved exclusively for you and will not be “double-booked” with any other patient. We do consider all reserved appointments CONFIRMED at the time that the appointment is made.
As a courtesy to you, our office will email, text, or call you to remind you of your confirmed appointment that you scheduled with us. Please understand that this is only a courtesy and we sometimes will not be able to reach you. It is ultimately your responsibility to remember to come to your reserved appointment on time.
We understand that occasionally things do come up and we ask that if you need to reschedule a reserved appointment for any reason that you give us at least two business days notice so that we can accommodate another patient in that time slot.
Also, the sooner you call us with a change in your schedule the sooner we’ll be able to find an appointment time that works for you.
At State Street Smiles, we pride ourselves on running our schedule on time. We know how annoying waiting can be and we will do everything possible to minimize your wait times.
In order to help us keep our schedule on time, we ask our patients to partner with us. We ask you to come a few minutes early to your appointments so that we can see you when your appointment time starts. We rely on all of our patients to arrive promptly so that our schedule does not run behind.
With this in mind, if you arrive very late for your appointment, you may find that you need to reschedule so that we have enough time to complete your treatment properly. If there are unforeseen circumstances causing you to be late, we ask that you call our office and let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you and your new arrival time.
From our part, we ask that you understand that there are times that a particular patient’s needs are more involved than we anticipated. If this is the case, we may run into your appointment time.
Rest assured, that if you’ve arrived on time for your appointment and require extra attention, we will give you the same courtesy and complete your treatment.
Every procedure and every person is unique and the amount of time that is required will vary from one appointment to the next. If you have any particular time constraints, please let our scheduling coordinators know and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
We will always be happy to share with you how much time we’re scheduling for your appointment. You can plan to spend around 10 minutes after your treatment is complete to review your next appointment with the scheduling and financial coordinators.
We understand that emergencies do come up after hours and sometimes you will need to speak with a doctor and it cannot wait until morning. All you need to do is call our regular number 201-487-7030 and follow the prompts to get in touch with your doctor.
Our phone system will connect you directly with the Dr.’s cell phone so that you can speak with him or her. If they do not answer the phone, please leave a message and the doctor will call you back as soon as that message is received!