Dr. Kenneth Banasiak is proud to practice orthodontics in the Somerset and Morris County areas where he is a resident and community member. He has had the wonderful opportunity to treat a wide variety of patients, ranging from age 6 to 75. Dr. Banasiak enjoys all aspects of the orthodontic profession, but he especially enjoys getting to know our patients and their families, and the satisfaction that comes with each beautiful smile at the end of each orthodontic treatment. Dr. Banasiak’s passion is to develop new techniques and use innovative technology to make our patients’ treatment quicker, more esthetic, and as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Banasiak is a Board-Certified Orthodontist, and he attended high school at Seton Hall Prep. He went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Rutgers University. Subsequently, he earned his degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ) where he graduated first in his class and was accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Banasiak was also honored to receive the prestigious OKU Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence among many other awards and scholarships. While in dental school, he enrolled in the honors program in orthodontics, which is limited to one student per dental school class.
Dr. Banasiak continued his postgraduate studies at Tufts University in Boston, MA where he completed his residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. While at Tufts, he once again served as president of the class. Dr. Banasiak has had the opportunity to publish numerous papers and present his findings at national conferences.
Dr. Banasiak has also been able to work closely with orthodontists who served on the Alpha Advisory Board of Invisalign®, and he has gained extensive knowledge in clear aligner treatment. He is a member of the staff at Morristown Memorial Hospital where he teaches dental residents orthodontic theory and practice. Dr. Banasiak also serves as a specialist advisor to the Morris Seminars Study Club.
Orthodontists undergo extensive specialized training in teeth and jaw development to provide the best care possible. After completing their dental degree, orthodontists go on to receive at least two more years of training in an American Dental Association-approved orthodontic educational program. Both dentists and orthodontists help patients enhance and maintain their oral health; however, only an orthodontist focuses on correcting the bite, occlusion (alignment), and straightness of the teeth. In most cases, a dentist will refer a patient to an orthodontist when he or she detects an overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, or misaligned teeth. Additionally, many orthodontists can address TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder and other conditions affecting the jaw.
Dr. Banasiak is genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of each one of our patients, and he is committed to providing patients with individualized care and attention, ensuring a comfortable environment, and wonderful results. He regularly participates in continuing education as a way to stay current with the latest trends and techniques in dentistry and orthodontist. Dr. Banasiak is a member of several professional organizations, providing opportunities for continuing education.
Orthodontics is a complex field that considers oral structure growth and development within the framework of the entire face. It’s about straightening teeth, but it’s also about much more than that. A board-certified orthodontist is not only extensively trained in the field, he or she has gone beyond the four years of dental school, beyond the two years of orthodontic residency, and completed a written exam, clinical exam, and peer review to become certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. To maintain certification, an orthodontist must complete continuing education courses and remain well-informed about the latest techniques and technology in the industry. Board-certified orthodontists have demonstrated their dedication to delivering the highest-quality orthodontic care for each patient they see.
In addition to being a board-certified orthodontist with extensive training, Dr. Banasiak has received numerous awards and honors, including being named “Top Dentist” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine six consecutive times. He is proud to be a member of the community he serves, and he utilizes the highest-quality American-made materials available. Patients are our number one priority at Banasiak & Nettune, and Dr. Banasiak emphasizes a compassionate and family-friendly approach that makes visiting the orthodontist a stress-free experience for kids, teens, and adults alike.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Banasiak is an avid sports fan. He enjoys playing softball, golfing, and snowboarding. He can often be spotted at one of the Rutgers sports complexes cheering on the teams! Dr. Banasiak looks forward to working with you and your family, and sharing the wonderful experience of orthodontic treatment and a beautiful new smile.