Meet Your Skilled & Passionate Manahawkin Dentist
Dr. Robert Young
Dr. Robert Young is an expert in implants, veneers, and complex dental cases. He graduated from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in the top of his class and earned awards for his surgical prowess. Dr. Young then completed a full hospital-based residency at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he also taught residents for many years. Dr. Young then completed a two-year post-graduate program in implant surgery and Dental Crowns and Bridges/ denture placement over implants at the prestigious Misch Institute of Implantology, an institution which has been attended by only a small percentage of dentists.
Dr. Young has a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Oral Implantology. He has also completed all necessary training for oral sedation and has completed all requirements for the administration of IV Sedation for his patients at St. Joseph's Medical Center, and can therefore provide both oral and IV sedation to nervous and apprehensive patients when necessary. All of Dr. Young’s staff is CPR trained and Dr. Young, for his patients’ safety has completed advanced training in acute cardiac care. He is also an ACLS certified doctor.
Dr. Young has been named a top dentist by Consumers Report for the last ten years. He is on the staff of both the Jersey Shore Medical Center and the Southern Ocean Medical Center for the past twenty years, where he is the only general dentist. He has also served for twenty years as a research associate for the Clinical Research Center, developed by world-renowned dentist Dr. Gordon Christensen, performing clinical research on all new dental treatments and products.
Dr. Young can offer the surgical placement of implants, socket preservation, grafts and ridge and sinus augmentations, and prosthetic restorations of dental implants (crowns, overdentures, custom abutments), provided by only a small percentage of highly educated doctors who have completed years of advanced post-graduate education for the convenience of our patients.
Dr. Young is an expert in complete smile makeovers and cosmetic veneers. After an initial consultation, patients have the opportunity to see before-and-after photos of former patients and speak with these patients to get the full account of the excellence in care provided by Dr. Young and his team.
Dr. Young knows he has a responsibility to provide high-quality dental care to the broader community as well as to those right here in Manahawkin. That’s why he has participated in global dental outreach programs throughout his career, like the one on Truk a couple of decades ago.
Truk is an island in the South Pacific where dental education and services are greatly needed. The people of Truk, Trukkers, have limited access to dental and medical care, and are lacking in education regarding proper dental hygiene. Their customary chewing of sugar cane provides an additional challenge to the oral health. During the visit, Dr. Young imagined treating 20 to 40 kids a day -- but in all, they treated about 750 to 1,000 people in a week. And once they saw how dire the need was for dental care, they ditched their initial plan of providing comprehensive exams and gathering data and focused instead on providing emergency care to the the many patients who had been living with dental pain for years. When it was time to go, Dr. Young and his team left behind over 1,000 toothbrushes as well as instructions for better dental hygiene at home. They also left cements, instruments, and other supplies at the hospital and on the outer islands.
Memories from his time on the island of Truk have remained with Dr. Young, and he is thankful to have had the valuable experience of providing dental care where it is needed most.
Dr. Robert Young and his dedicated team of professionals at Young Dentistry provide general, restorative, dental implant, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry services for New Jersey patients. We invite the communities of Manahawkin, Stafford, Long Beach Island, Forked River, Tuckerton, Barnegat, and all of south Jersey to book an appointment now. We are located at 1104 Beacon Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ in Ocean Acres, right behind Southern Medical Center off Nautilus Drive. We are here to comfort you!