Dr. Daniel Butensky, DMD
Daniel Butensky, DMD, is a skilled dentist at both Dental Studios locations in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey. His patients know him for his compassionate, attentive care coupled with an expertise that allows him to handle all of their dental needs.
Dr. Butensky grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency program at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and has several years of private practice experience in both New York City and here in New Jersey.
The art of aesthetic dentistry is one of Dr. Butensky’s greatest passions as a practitioner. There’s nothing he enjoys more than crafting an individualized treatment plan to rejuvenate a patient’s smile. To that end, he values continuing education and has participated in the Aesthetic Advantage seminars at the Rosenthal Institute at New York University. An active member of several dental societies including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Butensky has advanced training in cosmetics and surgical implant placement.
Dr. B is an avid hockey player, dog lover and amateur chef and enjoys spending time with his wife Erica and son Charlie Parker.
Dr. Stephen T. Busby, DDS
Stephen T. Busby, DDS has joined the dental practice of Daniel Butensky, DMD in Summit, New Jersey after maintaining a very successful and high quality solo General Dentistry Practice in Short Hills, NJ for 37 years. Dr. Busby sees patients of all ages and renders care in all areas of general dentistry. Dr. Busby has developed close referral relationship with many of the area’s leading specialists which allows him to handle the most complex of dental needs.
Dr. Busby has been licensed by the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts and North Carolina for the practice of General Dentistry and has maintained continuous membership in the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), which requires substantial annual continuing education in excess of state license requirements. He was awarded the highly regarded status as an AGD Fellow (FAGD) in 1996. Dr. Busby has also been named one of New Jersey Monthly magazine’s “Top Dentists” of New Jersey five different times from 2005 to 2016.
Dr. Busby is an Attending Doctor at Overlook Hospital in Summit, where he teaches in their General Practice Dental Residency Program. He has been honored with the Residents’ House Teaching Award for his work assisting and critiquing dental residents in clinical care. Dr. Busby also participates monthly with Overlook Dental Department meetings and has served on the Dental Department Board. “Teaching at the hospital, and the AGD continuing education keeps me abreast of the newest research and treatment advances in dentistry. I then bring the best materials and proven techniques back to my private practice patients” - Dr. Busby
Stephen Busby was raised in Milwaukee, WI and Bowling Green, KY. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill with a BA in Chemistry. Steve then attended UNC School of Dentistry, graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1981. He was the Senior Class President and was awarded several Senior Faculty Awards upon graduation. These included The Department of Operative Dentistry Award, The Department of Dental Ecology Award, and the Dwight Clark Memorial Award for ‘Outstanding Student’.
In 1983, he and his wife, Marianne moved to her hometown of Short Hills, NJ where Dr. Busby built a vibrant dental practice until joining forces with Dr. Butensky at The Dental Studio in nearby Summit, NJ (June 2020). The Busbys have three grown daughters who all live in the New York metropolitan area. They have one grandson, with another grandson due to join the family in January 2021.
Outside of the office, Steve is always active with tennis, paddle, gardening, bicycling and downhill skiing. Most importantly, he has become an aficionado of the more soothing sport of sailing!
Dr. Meirrel Hosny, DDS
Meirrel Hosny, DDS, provides compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. She practices out of Dental Studios' Summit, New Jersey, location.
Dr. Hosny is a native of Staten Island, New York, and is moving to New York City very soon. Dr. Hosny, originally Egyptian, was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Hunter College in NYC and continued to pursue her dream to become a dentist. She later received her doctorate from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where she was awarded for her excellence in the area of cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Hosny was one of 12 selected students to complete a one-year residency program at the prestigious Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where she got to work with world-renowned specialists to treat patients in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Hosny is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and continues to take continuing education courses to stay up-to-date about the advances in the field.
Dr. Hosny is dedicated to providing patient-centric care to obtain both functional and aesthetic results. She provides dental care with patience, passion, and motivation. She is a hard-working individual who is result-oriented. It is of utmost importance to Dr. Hosny that her patients are comfortable and stress-free during treatment.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hosny enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants. She loves Thai food so much and has tried every Thai restaurant in NYC. She is also a professional Race-walker and an avid swimmer.
Dr. Laurence Bremmer, DMD
Laurence Bremmer, DMD has maintained a solo private practice in Springfield and Mountainside, New Jersey for over 40 years. He has now joined the practice of Dr. Daniel Butensky and the Dental Studio. Dr. Bremmer treats his patients in a kind, gentle, and caring manner. He will create an individualized treatment plan for each patient and discuss options for care. Dr. Bremmer will then help the patient select the most suitable option.
Dr. Bremmer is originally from West Long Branch, New Jersey. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a bachelor of science degree in Natural Science. He then graduated from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey which is now known as Rutgers University Dental School. Upon graduation, he was selected to be a dental resident at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. There he had the privilege to work with and learn from prominent general dentists and dental specialists in the area.
Dr. Bremmer became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) after completing the required continuing education courses. He continued his education to become a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). This status has been achieved by only 2% of all dentists nationwide. He was an Attending Doctor at Overlook Hospital where he taught in the dental residency program and also served on its dental department board. Dr. Bremmer is a past present of the New Jersey Chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
Dr. Bremmer has been happily married to his wife Loren for over 42 years. He has a son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. In addition to enjoying time with his family, Dr. Bremmer’s interests include cooking and baking, biking, and photography.
Dr. Paul Arfanis, DDS
Dr. Paul Arfanis, DMD, is a kind and thoughtful doctor of dental medicine at Dental Studios. From two offices in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, he takes great pride in providing the highest quality dental care to all his patients.
Dr. Arfanis grew up on Long Island, New York. He pursued his undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and received his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.
He fulfilled a residency for dental implants at the Misch Implant Institute in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
He opened his private practice in New York City, New York, and the second location in New Jersey. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA), and the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM).
Dr. Arfanis believes in a whole health approach to dental care. He helps patients avoid critical health issues through thorough examinations, detailed explanations of his findings, and referring patients to their physicians for further testing.
Dr. Arfanis and his wife of 26 years have a son, Derrick, a student at Westfield High School. Dr. Arfanis is a member of the Optimist Club of Westfield because he believes in the power of positive thinking and helping today's youth find their way in life. He is proud to have inspired some of his young patients to pursue their careers in dentistry.
He also participates in local Habitat for Humanity projects. Outside the office, he enjoys astronomy and physics and taking his family to the American Museum of Natural History.
Dr. Arfanis warmly welcomes all patients to Dental Studios and looks forward to caring for them.