About Us

Dr. Ruma AnandMeet Dr. Ruma Anand

Dr. Anand is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, one of the best in the country. She has since had extensive continuing education training in various aspects of dentistry including cosmetic, orthodontics (invisalign) and implants (UMDNJ-Rutgers School of Dental Medicine AAID), to enhance her clinical skills and to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. She takes pride in listening to her patients, takes time to explain their treatment options and with her gentle touch, helps the most apprehensive patients relax. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys skiing and spending precious time with her husband, daughter Samaira, and son Shray.


Our Staff

AlidaAlida Blue | Business Manager

One of my goals as a Manager is to provide new and existing patients with an experience they will always remember. Our top priority at Lasting Smiles of Highland Park is to create an environment that is comfortable while provided the highest quality dentistry available. I have spent all of my adult life helping patients get the care they want and need while helping them overcome any challenges they may face. The best reward is to see them smiling when leaving the office after their visit with us.

During my personal time I love spending time with my family, traveling and soaking up the sun at the beach.


AmyAmy Hobbs | Registered Dental Assistant/ Patient Coordinator

I have worked in the in the field of dentistry for more than 15 years as a Registered Dental Assistant. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in dentistry. Over the years, I have trained dental students as well as other assistants. I have worked in many areas of dentistry such as: General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Periodontics. Working in this field I have met a lot of amazing people. I absolutely enjoy what I do and I am always looking for ways to expand.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, traveling and working on my business of creating gift baskets.


CherylCheryl Farrar | Registered Dental Hygienist

My patients are always a priority while under my care. I ensure they receive the best dentistry I am capable of. I regularly attend continuing education courses to update my knowledge of dental procedures. I graduated top of my class at MCC and have been treating patients for over 25 years.

Some of my hobbies include interior design, dollhouses, cruising and studying foreign languages. I am also very passionate about animals. I am married and enjoy spending time with my husband.