About Us

Our Commitment

Serving Smiles Since 2011

Dr. Richard Ekstein and the team in North Arlington, New Jersey are committed to providing you the highest quality in family and cosmetic dentistry. We offer a wide variety of dental services and customized treatment plans to meet our patients' needs. When you choose us for your oral care, you will be in the hands of a team that is committed to giving you your best smile possible.

Dr. Ekstein's certification in prosthodontics enables him to provide a level of care unparalleled by standard dental offices. Our extensive selection of services includes implant dentistry, which is a great solution for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. Patients also have access to the highest quality of preventative dentistry, which helps them maintain long-term oral health. We are well-equipped to help you and your family reach your dental goals, what ever they may be, and maintain them for a lifetime.

Call (201) 627-5060 to schedule your appointment with our friendly team.

What Is a Prosthodontist?

A Board Certified Prosthodontist is a unique kind of dentist that obtains additional years of extensive training in necessary procedures that give patients the best smile possible. Prosthodontists become experts in areas like cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, oral facial dentistry, and TMJ.

Board Certified means that the provider you are seeing has a vast amount of training and experience that goes far beyond the average dentist. They are best in their field when it comes to complex dental procedures like facial reconstruction, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implants. Dr. Richard Eckstein is one of only 14 Board Certified Prosthodontic Diplomates in the entire state of New Jersey.

Prosthodontists have extensive capabilities and more experience handling complex dental procedures involving implant restoration and placement, cosmetic reconstruction, and dental restoration procedures. If you have complex dental problems requiring a higher level of experience and ability, or you simply want the highest quality oral care, Dr. Richard Ekstein is here for you.

Smile Design Specialist

Meet Your Board Certified Prosthodontist
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    Richard A. Ekstein

    Board Certified Prosthodontist

    Get ready for a different kind of dental experience - one where every patient receives the absolute pinnacle of care! - Dr. Ekstein
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    Dr. Richard Ekstein

    Board Certified Prosthodontist

    Originally from West Caldwell, New Jersey, I now call Byram my home. I’ve been happily married for 33 years to my wife, Fran, who now works with me. We have two daughters: Amanda is working at a non-profit and Aurora is an ER Tech. I’ve been a dog person for my entire life and have one at home, her name is Sadie, and the ones that have passed live on in my heart. I am also becoming a bit of a cat person lately, due to having 2 grand-kitties and recently adopting a rescue named Perry thanks to ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

    *should you proceed with treatment

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    “I am very satisfied with the treatment provided by Dr. Ekstein. His dental and social skills are extraordinary. His new assistant, Elizabeth, also went above and beyond the call of duty when she ...”

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