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We want to hear from you. Please call our office (908-322-7800) or use this quick contact form to ask questions or make comments.

To our dental family and the community


Our latest addition to protect patients and team members from COVID-19 and other pathogens. The ADS extra-oral chairside suction unit!

Click here for more Covid-19 precautions

The ADS EOS extraoral dental suction system collects aerosols, droplets, dust and pathogens produced during routine dental procedures through a suction mouthpiece hood.  The HEPA filter captures particles 99.995% efficiency then UV-C lights  kill any remaining bacteria and viruses.

When scheduling your appointment, we will do the following:

·         Update any changes to phone and email.

·         Update any changes to dental benefits plan.

·         Perform a preliminary Covid-19 screening.

·         Advise any procedures that may be limited or unavailable.

We understand that you may have concerns:

Dental offices were safe before the pandemic and with added precautions even safer today. We are following guidelines provided by state and federal agencies, along with recommendations from the American Dental Association, which include:

·         Office staff will be screened for Covid-19 at the start of each workday.

·         Appointment times staggered for social distance scheduling. Times may be limited.

·         New protective and sanitizing equipment.

·         Enhanced cleaning protocols.

There will be several changes to our check in procedures

·         Please self-screen the day of your appointment. If symptoms are present, call the office.

·         Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time.

·         Only patients are permitted in the office except for those requiring a caregiver.

·         Masks are required to enter the office and worn at all times except during treatment.

·         Proceed to registration for hand sanitizer, symptom check, and “no touch” temperature scan.

·         If your temperature is above 100.4 the appointment will be cancelled.

·         Practice personal social distancing. If you wish to wait in your car, please advise at check-in.

Co-Pays and Other Fees

·         All co-pays are due at time of appointment. Credit cards and checks only.

·         A $10.00 fee will be applied to all visits to defray the increased costs of protective equipment.

·         Missed appointments without prior notice will result in a $95.00 fee.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon! Stay safe, stay healthy, and don’t forget to floss!






If you are already part of our practice, we would like to thank you for trusting us with your dental health. If you are looking for a new dental office, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our dental family.

Our Dentists, Dr. Robert V. Scalera Jr., Dr. Lara Merker, &  Dr. Maureen Maximos and team members at Dentalcare Associates are committed to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care that you deserve.

For 60 years, we have been dedicated to providing excellence in dentistry and we cordially invite you to join our dental family.  All phases of dentistry are offered in a comfortable, modern office setting with radiation-reduced digital x-rays, intra-oral imaging, computerized cavity detection, and strict sterilization including handpieces. 

At Dentalcare Associates, we offer patients a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services designed to meet the needs of the entire family. Our goal is to assist each of our patients in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile.

 Some of the services we provide include:


  • exams & digital x-rays
  • cleanings
  • tooth whitening
  • tooth colored fillings
  • Dental Implants 
  • children's dentistry fluoride and sealants
  • implants and gum therapy by our specialist
  • one visit root canals by our specialist
  • extractions
  • emergency care and trauma services    


  • implant overdentures
  • full and partial dentures
  • flexible partials
  • emergency denture replacement
  • relines
  • same day denture repairs
  • lab on premises
  • all repairs schedule permitting


Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs and the dental treatments they are receiving. We encourage you to visit our dental videos page which contains a library of videos related to the dental procedures and treatment options we offer.

We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our Scotch Plains NJ dental practice, dental conditions and
treatments, dental recommendations, payments & insurance and more.

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call @ 908-322-7800 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. You may also use our
online appointment request form to schedule your new patient appointment. 


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