Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD

ProsthodonticsMaleAge 63

Prosthodontics

Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD is a Prosthodontics Practitioner in North Arlington, NJ and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL in 1985. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD

Smile Design Specialists

312 Belleville Tpke North Arlington, NJ 07031
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Ekstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ekstein

4.3

Based on 60 ratings

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They called to confirm my apt time 3 times including right before the appointment and then made me wait 3 hours with 35 other patients without answering me about how many patients were ahead of me. This is their routine process. This dentist also gave poor quality incomplete service and showed a lack of competence in dentistry. Avoid this dentist at all costs. Any random one would be better.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 19, 2021
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Doctor Ekstein is an excellent dentist and staff is terrific. They make you feel welcome and very accommodating. Have been going to Smile Design for several years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Moldt – Apr 02, 2021
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My family and I had our teeth cleaned on our first visit. The front desk staff was very nice. Liz, my hygienist, was great! Very attentive! I had to come back to have work done and wanted to use my secondary insurance to cover the additional charges. I was told by the office staff that both insurance plans were accepted. AFTER the work was completed, I was informed that only one plan would be able to cover my charges. Long story short, I now have an almost $800 bill because the staff misspoke. I tried to work with the staff however I was told there was nothing they could do despite providing incorrect information. The office is great however be sure to get a quote IN WRITING before receiving any major dental work. They may not honor their word.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Angela Oliver – Jul 17, 2020
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Terrible, cleaning girl was AWEFUL, barely touched my teeth. When I said I wasn't able to afford to treatment we had discussed the girls behind the desk rolled their eyes. How bad can you make someone feel! Then they made me stand there waiting while they fooled around.
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Nov 20, 2019
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I have a very bad experience in this office. The doctor and the manager only talk about money. If the bill is $500 and you only have $450, they will refuse to see you because of the money. They only surprise you with the bill in the office. Very bad and shameful office. I will not recommend deling with people who only cares about money. Do not trust their service.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 21, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are Smile Design Specialists and we welcome you to our practice,  where   "We Do It Right the First Time". 

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Biography

It is simple: We do it right, the first time! 

Practice Areas

  • Prosthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry
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Education

1989
Graduate Prosthodontic Fairleigh Dickinson University
1985
UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ekstein frequently treats Chipped Tooth, Composite Fillings, and Cone Beam 3D Imaging. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ekstein treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD's office located?

Dr. Ekstein's office is located at 312 Belleville Tpke, North Arlington, NJ 07031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Richard Ekstein, DMD offer telehealth services?

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ekstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Chipped Tooth
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cone Beam 3D Imaging
  • Dental Disorders
  • Edentulism
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Lower Dentures
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
  • Upper Dentures

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(201) 991-1228

Dr. Ekstein accepts the following insurance:

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Regional Preferred Dental PPO
Regional Traditional Dental
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred

Locations

Smile Design Specialists

Smile Design Specialists312 Belleville Tpke North Arlington, NJ 07031
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Compare with other Prosthodontics Practitioners

Compare Dr. Ekstein with our nearby Prosthodontics Practitioners at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center today at (862) 285-2468.

These providers are on the medical staff of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.