Dr. Erica Van Pelt is proud to return home to South Jersey to practice at Dental Arts Group Elmer. Dr. Van Pelt grew up in Burlington County, NJ and received her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Classical Studies. After two years of research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Van Pelt decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She was accepted to NYU College of Dentistry, where she completed an honors program in fixed prosthodontics. After graduating, she was accepted into Monmouth Medical Center’s General Practice Residency program in Long Branch, NJ. The residency program provided her with opportunities to work with the area’s top specialists and gain hands-on experience in all areas of general dentistry, including oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and management of medically compromised patients. Dr. Van Pelt is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When not at the practice, Dr. Van Pelt loves to travel with her family. She enjoys staying active with ballet, spinning, and hiking.
Dr. Strait's dental philosophy is simple: he strives to help patients maintain healthy teeth for as long as possible.
Dr. Gregory Strait completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University and received a bachelors degree in Health Studies. He went on to earn a doctorate in dental medicine from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Upon completing his advanced training in General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Strait was honored by his colleagues and attending physicians with the title of Resident of the Year.
By offering solutions to restore or replace teeth in a compassionate environment, Dr. Strait treats patients honestly with modern and long-lasting dentistry. Dr. Strait is passionate about involving patients in treatment planning, educating patients about treatment options, and encourages them to take charge of their oral health.
Committed to staying abreast of cutting-edge changes in the field of dental medicine and dental technology, he actively participates in continuing education and learning through continuing education. Dr. Strait is also a proud member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Southern New Jersey Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
In 2016 Dr. Strait was honored with the national title of amongst the Top 40 Dentists under 40 years old. This publication celebrates the young and up and coming dentists in the profession. Dr. Strait and our Dental Arts Group practice was featured in Incisal Edge magazine Here is an excerpt from his interview: "On a typical day, we laugh, dance in the hallways, and are not surprised when our appointments end in a hug. We love our patients, and by utilizing technology such as digital impressions and lasers, I am able to provide them both conservative and long-lasting dentistry. With a combination of our commitment to technology and skilled dentistry, it seems they love us too." Read the full interview and spread here.
When Dr. Strait is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his growing family. Dr. Strait is a self-described music obsessive. He enjoys selecting each song that is placed on the office's constantly updated playlist! Listen by clicking here.
Janean has been working in dentistry and in our Elmer practice for two years. Prior to her dental experience, she has worked in finance for a car dealership as well as auditing for the state of New Jersey. Janean loves animals and in her free time, she like to paint and spend time outdoors.
Ramin Bahram is the CEO and Founder of Dental Arts Group. Dr. Bahram obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts, and obtained his Doctorate in Dentistry from the prestigious Tufts School of Dental Medicine. After his graduation, he completed his specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Temple University Hospital. Once he completed his studies, he founded the Oral Surgery Consultants of Pennsylvania (a successful oral surgery and dental implant practice in the Philadelphia region).
Dr. Bahram is board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He founded Dental Arts Group in 2012 with two goals in mind: to create an amazing workplace and to spread happiness amongst its team members and patients.