Distinguished Life Members


The following members were inducted as "Life Members" of the Association on 1/20/2004. Each was asked (on a voluntary basis) to provide a bio in their honor.

Donald W. Frantz, DDS, MSD

Dr. Jeffrey Rempell, NJDA President, with Dr. Frantz

Dr. Frantz graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1961. He served in the US Army Dental Corp for the next two years. He attended the University of Washington Dental School for post-graduate training in Orthodontics where he earned both his specialty certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree.
After practicing Orthodontics in Perth Amboy, NJ, he opened his office in Old Bridge, NJ in 1970, where he actively practices today. Dr. Frantz is a member of the ADA, NJDA, MCDS, The American Association of Orthodontics, The Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and The New Jersey Association of Orthodontists. He resides in Holmdel with his wife Paula. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Marvin J. Ladov, DDS
Attended Ursinus College and graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry 1961. He spent two years in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Dental Corp and attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine 1963 and 1964. Resident and Chief Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Harlem Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1964 to 1966. Private Practice in New Brunswick, New Jersey in the Oral Surgery Group from 1966 until Present. Dr. Ladov is a past President of the Middlesex County Dental Society and New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is presently Chief of the Department of Dentistry at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a Senior Attending at St. Peter’s Medical Center as well as an Emeritus Attending at John F. Kennedy Medical Center. Academic appointments include Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery New York University School of Dentistry and Clinical Instructor UMDNJ in Newark. In addition, Dr. Ladov is Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School. Dr. Ladov is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the New Jersey Dental Association and Middlesex County Dental Society. As a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Ladov was Chairman of the Committee on Public Information and was chosen Committee Man of the Year in 1995. He was also an Examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons from 1976 to 1982 and again in 1987. He lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey with his wife, Roz. They have two children, Jonathan and Jennifer, and four grandchildren, Robbie, Abby, Francie and Alexandra. His hobbies include playing golf and bridge.

Lee Richard Pargot, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Rempell, NJDA President, with Dr. Pargot

Dr. Pargot was born (September 30, 1938 — was it that long ago) and raised in Woodbridge, NJ. He graduated from Woodbridge High School and obtained his undergraduate education at Brown University. He graduated from NYU dental school and received his Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University. Dr. Pargot worked for and with Drs. Sam Galkin and Bernie Orlowski from 1968 until 1970. He then practiced in Somerset for 27 years until he retired in 1997 (Dr. Robert Silverstein took over his practice). He is currently “unretired,” working with Dr. Rick Wright in Somerville two days per week and for OrthoCAD in Carlstadt.
Dr. Pargot resides in Martinsville, NJ, with his wife of 43 years, Arlene. They have three children: Scott in Helena MT, married with four kids; Jill in Raleigh, NC, married with four kids; and Lynn (Zoë) in Portland, OR.