CHEMED Names New Dental Director

Posted on March 2, 2011 By

Joseph Tricarico, Jr., Hillsborough, New Jersey, has been named the dental director of CHEMED (Center for Health Education, Medicine, and Dentistry), a federally qualified health care center, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, N.J.   

As dental director, Dr. Tricarico will be overseeing the dental staff, implementing policies, managing the dental wing, and maintaining a modern up-to-date practice of preventive and restorative dental care. Before joining CHEMED, Dr. Tricarico served as a dental consultant and professor.  He was the Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for seven years. Dr. Tricarico also directed the N.J. Office of Emergency Medical services and the Office of Public Health Infrastructure.

Dr. Tricarico said, “I am looking forward to making the dental department at CHEMED a premier site for patients of all ages seeking dental care.”

Dr. Tricarico received his DMD (Doctorate of Dental Medicine) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey; and a JD (Juris Doctorate) from Seton Hall Law School. He received a B.A in microbiology and public health from Rutgers University. He holds both New Jersey and New York dental licenses. 

About CHEMED: CHEMED, a federally qualified healthcare center since January 2009, is dedicated to providing comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, dentistry, cardiology, and endocrinology, among other fields, all in one building.  CHEMED is for everyone. Private patients are welcome along with uninsured and underinsured patients. Uninsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale, based on an ability to pay. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666