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COVID-19 Infection Control

We at Essex Periodontics wish to extend our well wishes during these most unusual and unsettling of times. Past two months, Alpine Periodontics has been ungraded our facility according to the guidance of CDC, OSHA and FDA. As of May 26, We are now full opening from Monday to Saturday. We have been updated the most effective infection control systems including Air Purification, Extra-Oral suction units, Phytonicide Fogger and PPE.

Upon re-opening, we will continue to impliment all of the above standard infection control and quality of care in our facility. We thank you for being our patients over the years and wish to see you soon in our new standard of care facility in our office.

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Featured Procedures

Computer Guided Dental Implant

  • No Stitches, Shorter Procedure
  • Best Long Term Care
  • Predicable Results

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    Perio LANAP

  • Less gum loss
  • Very little downtime after treatment
  • Less post-op infections

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    Gum Grafting

  • Protects against further recession
  • Reduces Tooth Sensitivity
  • Prevents Plaque Buildup

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    High Tech Equipments

  • T-Scan
  • DIAGNOdent
  • Intraoral camera

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    Essex Dental Implant Periodontics

    Welcome to Essex Periodontics & Dental Implants

    We're proud to have best team in town to help people smile!

    We, at Essex Periodontics, promise to provide our patients with great dental care. We take great pride in maintaining a high level of integrity for providing comfort, quality and options. Dr. Richard Shin is also known for establishing a long term and professional relationship with all of his patients and their referring doctors. Alpine Periodontics utilizes all of the state-of-the-art technology equipment such as 3D dental CT scan Picaso Duo machine, Digital X ray machines, Computer Guided Surgical Unit, Piezo Surgical machine, PRF machine and the Waterlaze MD for Laser periodontal Surgery. These tools help achieve the best post-operative results and increase a higher surgical success. Alpine Periodontics strives to achieve its patient's satisfaction.

    Our Services

    Implant Dentistry

    A dental implant is an artificial tooth that Dr. Shin places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are the ideal option for people who have lost a tooth, or teeth, due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. Read more »

    Periodontal Care

    Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If left untreated this serious gum and bone infection of the teeth can lead to tooth loss, along with surrounding gum tissue; including the jaw bone. Read more »

    Laser Dentistry

    The Total Periodontal Laser Solution for minimally invasive removal of subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits. Read more »

    Smile Makeover

    Enhancing your smile can dramatically rejuvenate your entire appearance. Most people don't think of a smile makeover as being an alternative to plastic surgery when in fact these cosmetic dental treatments can have a profound impact on your overall appearance in general. Read more »

    LANAP - Laser Gum Surgery

    The success of the LANAP protocol is rooted in laser physics and the unique interaction between the tissue in the mouth and the variable pulsed wavelength of the PerioLase MVP-7 1064 Nd:YAG dental laser. Read more »

    Meet Dr. Richard Shin

    Dr. Richard Shin

    Dr. Shin lives in Tenafly, NJ with his wife Hanna and their two children. He opened his fist practice in 2003 and named it Alpine Periodontics as a tribute to his collegiate athletic career as an alpine skier at the University of Rochester. Dr. Shin went on to complete his DDS Degree at New York University, College of Dentistry. He later discovered a passion for dental surgery while completing a general practice residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and Down Down Medical Center and went on to pursue a specialty program at NYU, achieving board certification in Periodontics and Dental Implantology 2003.

    Dr. Shin is proud to be a clinical assistant professor in the post-graduate periodontal program at NYU College of Dentistry where he has been able to mentor the next generation of periodontists. Through his involvement in his church, Dr. Shin has also been able to volunteer time to various short-term medical missions to South America. In his free time, Dr. Shin enjoys spending time with his family, practicing Tae Kwon Do (Master Degree Black Belt), swimming and playing golf.

    Dr. Shin believes in a conservative approach to periodontics which aims to save teeth by achieving and maintaining oral health. By implementing state of the art technologies, Essex Periodontics is able to provide individualized treatment options to meet the needs of each patient. The best part of Dr. Shin’s dental career has always been the relationships he has formed with his outstanding staff and wonderful patients.

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    Why Chose Us?

    When I was referred to Essex Periodontics,
    I didn't know what to expect. From the first visit I felt like I was receiving the most thorough exam, comprehensive and caring dental consultion and had access to the newest technologies and all of these things has continued to this day.
    Rose D
    I needed a dental implant due
    to a failed root canal. From the beginning, Dr. Shin and his entire staff were extremely professional and welcoming. There were numerous issues associated with the failed root canal---loss of bone in the area and a bad sinus infection---and Dr. Shin took care of everything! The office is fresh, modern and beautiful. The staff works diligently with patients on any insurance and post-op concerns you may have. I assure you, from start to finish...a wonderful and positive experience!
    Love Essex Periodontics and Dental Implant
    I had an infection because of a bad root canal, so I had to get an implant at Essex Periodontics. The staff is great here. Really friendly staff and they were just really helpful. Dr. Shin really knows his stuff and does a great job. Very minimal pain after the procedure.
    Excellent Care by a Pioneering Periodonist
    Dr. Shin did an amazing job of fixing my receding gums! He used a pioneering technique that made my gums look 10 years younger. He and his staff treated me with the utmost professional courtesy, and their post-operation follow-up was excellent. I would recommend Dr. Shin to anyone looking to have periodontal work done.
    Highly recommend Dr. Shin for dental implants!!
    Dr. Shin is great. He always welcomed me and his staff members are always friendly and responsive. I had one missing teeth and gum problems. He placed me one implant on my lower second molar and I am very satisfied with the result. Dr. Shin has done a wonderful job on my teeth and I started to realize that he really is an expert on implant surgery.

    Voted for Top Dentist/Periodontist


    6,913 New Jersey dentists were asked to tell New Jersey Monthly which of their fellow dentists they consider New Jersey’s best practitioners. The result: Our 2019 list of the state’s 624 Top Dentists, as chosen by their peers. Read more »


    Dr. Shin has been voted 2011 - 2021 Top Dentist and Top Periodontist on New Jersey Top Dentist Magazine. Read more »

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