Dr. Richard Silvestri, DDS

Dr. Richard Silvestri, DDS

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Dr. Richard Silvestri, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Cranford, NJ and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Georgetown in 1978 and practices dentistry, orthodontics, and more.Read his story

202 North Ave E

Cranford, NJ 07016

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  • Delta Dental

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Dr. Silvestri's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Silvestri "I grew up on Long Island, the oldest of 3 children. When I was old enough I used to work with my dad, a tileman; hard work that I found enjoyable. It was real hands on and in retrospect I think it helped me be good with my hands, developing dexterity, a really important aid in working in peoples mouths. My dad's older brother was a dentist. Fortunately for me a visit with Unc. Victor was always fun. I had good checkups and he would take the time to show and explain dental things to me. After high school I went to Fordham University in the Bronx where I met my wife, earned a BS in Biology and worked in a deli. I made the best roast beef sandwhich. We love the Bronx and still go back regularly to visit Fordham, the Botanical Gardens and to have a great meal on Arthur Avenue. I was accepted into Georgetown Dental School and graduated with honors. We still go back to Washington as I am in involved with the Dental Alumni Board. I love the practice of dentistry. It's an art and a science. I've practiced in Cranford since 1981. I feel so fortunate to be the dentist to so many people I've known for years and who have become friends. A word about my staff. Peggy and Angie have been with me for 20 years. Diane and Catherine for 9 and Patti for 2 years. Our priorities are people first and we do our best to treat our patients with the care they deserve. So, when all is said and done I am very grateful for the many blessings in my life. Thanks for reading! I kind of got carried away. Richard Silvestri, DDS"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silvestri "Every patient is an individual with specific needs. In a professional caring sterile environment my wonderful staff and I can exceed your expectations. You might be a bit numb but you will leave with a smile on your face. Bottom line, we listen, we care and we'll make your care comfortable and affordable."

8  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

76  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries
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93  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Composite Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gold Dental Inlays
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Lesion Removal
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Microsonic Dental Cleanings
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Power Teeth Whitening
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Removable Appliances
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Borne Denture
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Fordham U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Georgetown
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University / School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Silvestri has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Silvestri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silvestri's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silvestri to family and friends
31 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Silvestri's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

My first visit with Dr. Silvestri was a dental emergency. I called his office and he was able to squeeze me in despite having a full waiting room. He fixed the problem and my teeth have never looked better. Since that visit, I switched dentist and now I take my family here. I also want to...more
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They were great! The staff was friendly and professional. They took time to explain everything clearly. Dr. Silvestri was kind and explained the procedures that I needed. Best yet, he made the dental work painless. My teeth look great!
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