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“I have always wanted to change the negative feelings people have about dentistry.  It is our goal at D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio DrDDS of Montclair to give dentistry a different face, one of family, natural looks, and health.”   -Joe 

Dr. Joseph D’Amore

Dr. Joseph C. D’Amore is a general dentist who practices cosmetic, implant, prosthetic, and restorative dentistry.


Dr. D’Amore completed his graduate studies at The New York University College of Dentistry where he received top honors. He completed a surgical externship program at Bellevue Medical Center, a well-known trauma center in Manhattan. Dr. D’Amore then finished a postdoctoral specialized training program for one year at Hackensack University Medical Center.  Dr. D’Amore has been the recipient of numerous awards, including New York University Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award for superior performance in oral comprehensive care. Dr. D’Amore maintains a private practice at the studio in general, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry in beautiful Montclair, NJ. He is fluent in both Italian and Spanish.   

Dr. D’Amore is also the co-director of the AAID New York Maxicourse.  Dr. D’Amore is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, where he is recognized as an Associate Fellow of the Academy. Membership is granted to those demonstrating clinical proficiency in surgical and prosthetic dental implant techniques, in-depth knowledge of dental implants, and commitment to excellence in implant dental practice. Dr. D’Amore has been published in the prestigious Journal of Oral Implantologyand the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. D’Amore recently became board certified in Implant Dentistry by achieving Diplomate status with The American Board of Oral Implantology.  The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry is the premier implantology certifying organization recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS).  The ABOI/ID Diplomate designation symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that a dentist has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process.

  Dr. D’Amore is a member of these associations:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Associate Fellow

  • American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate

  • American Dental Association

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • New Jersey Dental Association

  • Essex County Dental Society

  • Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group

“We created D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio Dr DDS of Montclair to be a place where patients feel comfortable, are being taken care of, and can ask questions regarding their procedures in a family driven atmosphere.”   - Michela


Dr. Michela Russo

Dr. Michela Russo is a general dentist who enjoys practicing all aspects of family and cosmetic dentistry.


Dr. Russo completed her dental education at The New York University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Russo then completed a rigorous postdoctoral specialized training program in dentistry for one year at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. 

Dr. Russo has enjoyed working in dentistry since she was 16, when she started as a dental assistant. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Russo loves to grow her passion with all the latest techniques of modern and cosmetic dentistry by seeking the best continuing education. In her leisure time, Dr. Russo enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves listening to Italian music and cooking Italian speciaties.

Dr. Russo is a member of these associations:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  • American Dental Association

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • New Jersey Dental Association

  • Passaic County Dental Society

  • Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group

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Dr. Russo and Dr. D’Amore have been selected as Top Dentist in New Jersey Monthly by their peers.

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