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Dr. Ella Shuster, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Ella Shuster grew up in Westfield, NJ. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Russian from Bryn Mawr College in only 3 years while graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Shuster always knew she wanted to be a dentist, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, the 5th top dental school in the country. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Dr. Shuster is comfortable with all aspects of general dentistry (Root Canals, Fillings, Crown and Bridge), and is especially interested in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, restorative dentistry, and dental sleep medicine. She takes hundreds of continuing education hours each year to bring new techniques and the latest products to offer state of the art dental health care to her patients. Dr. Shuster achieved a Fellowship award with the Academy of General Dentistry and is pursuing her accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • AlwaysCare

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Overlook Medical Center, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • New Jersey Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1902152879

Office locations

Academy Dental Care, P.A.

516 North Ave East

Westfield, NJ 07090

Academy Dental Care, P.A.

308 Main St.

Chatham, NJ 07928

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My 11 year old has always hated the dentist. She told me that she loves her new dentist and cant wait to go back! Dr. "Ella" is kind, patient and professional. She goes above and beyond for her patients and that is what makes a good doctor GREAT!
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Get experience!
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Sweet woman and the whole team was super professional and made me feel welcome.
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Dr. Shuster was amazing! She talked me through my diagnosis and procedure. She made sure I was comfortable and pain free. I needed to have a tooth pulled and cavities filled and she helped me prioritize the work I needed done.
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Very informative and friendly. Made me feel comfortable and my concerns effectively addressed. Would definitely recommend her to others.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very professional, easy to speak with. She made me feel comfortable and took the time to explain what she was doing as she was doing it to help me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Shuster!
Less than 3 months ago
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The staff is very curteous and friendly. The Hygienist explains what she is doing and checks to make sure you are comfortable. Dr. Shuster takes time to answer any questions you may have. It was a great experience.
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She always takes care of me!
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Very great!!!
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Dr. Shuster and the office staff are wonderful and extremely professional. My children enjoy their dental visits and look forward to returning in the next 6 months. We have been patients since before having our 3 children and it always feels like were visiting family .
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Really I have panic to go to the dentist and this experience change the way I think before. She is extraordinary and very gentle. Going in 2 weeks again!
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My son absolutely loved her! 10 mins we were in & out !
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Everything was good...love my dentist and her father left it in good hands.
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Dr. Shuster is not only a great dentist, but she's very personable and helps you feel very comfortable during your visit. Her staff is excellent as well, providing thorough treatments with minimal or no discomfort. The office itself is beautiful,which helps make your time there as relaxed as possible. I feel very well cared for with Dr. Shuster's up to date techniques and compassionate treatment!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ella and her staff was great! They made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I would definitely recommend.
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I have been to this dentist a few times and everytime it has been a good experience. Everything is explained well and done at a pace to ensure little to no pain. The staff are very friendly. Would highly recommend!
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My first visit with Dr. Shuster went very well. The office staff was amicable and helpful. They helped me with understanding my insurance and other things. Although I couldn’t get much done, Dr.Shuster told me specifically why and what to do.She recommended others that would be able to help. Also scheduled a follow-up appointment to make sure everything would come out okay. Dr. Shuster was very warm and comforting. I definitely liked her and will be going back for future check-ups.
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First time there. No wait time. Office was nice and clean. All the staff was super friendly, engaging and informative... especially Dr. Shuster. Also very accommodating when calling regarding insurance prior to the appointment. Would highly recommend! Will definitely be returning.
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Dr. Shuster is not only one of the best dentists I've had, she's one of the best doctors in general. She's gentle, intelligent, and very straightforward about any procedure you might need to have. She's incredibly thorough and answers everyquestion. I had a lot of dental issues because of a long gap in treatment and insurance, and I found myself looking forward to my appointments (which is rare for a dentist).
Less than 1 year ago
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All of the staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was very comfortable and they are accommodating. It was my first time back to a dentist in a couple years and they made the visit back very easy and addressed all of my dental issues quickly and efficiently.
Less than 1 year ago
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I got anxiety just thinking about my cavity filling with chipped tooth appointment and I wait to long to go. But Dr. Shuster has no wait to get started and told me how much longer after every step so I couldbe calmer. And it was a quick and painless procedure. Thank you Ella!!
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Friendly staff and service. A long time customer who has never had any issues with her at all. Highly recommended.
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She is the BEST! Caring and loving her patients! Gem of a girl
More than 1 year ago
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My daughter (12) was scared of the dentist. Till she went to Dr. Shuster's office. Amazing environment. Friendly staff. It was a great experience all around. Everyone was SO nicr. Now she can not wait to go back!
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Dr. Shuster is the best dentist I've ever had! Because of her, my lifelong fear of dentists has passed and I feel comfortable. She is very professional and has a light touch. I highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent. They were ready for me and the appointment was on time and efficient.
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I am new to the area and it was time to establish a new dentist. I went on ZocDoc to search for highly recommended dentists in the area. I came across Academy Dental, Dr Ella Shuster. I was extremely impressed byall the five star reviews she had amongst at least 50 patients. I decided to make an appointment for a cleaning and check up. From the moment I walked in the door, I was greeted by very friendly staff. The hygienist Jocelyn performed the cleaning and it truly was the best X-ray and cleaning I ever had. I have weak teeth and require regular dental care. I had to go back to evaluate my one tooth. Having had experiences with not getting numb, I was anxious about the procedure. Let me say that Dr Shuster truly listened to me and took her time to ensure I was numb and comfortable before the procedure. She walked me through each step. She is highly skilled with excellent technique. I left thinking how this experience has changed my anxiety level about getting numb and my outlook about dental care. I can't thank Dr Shuster and her staff enough.
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It was good to be treated with professionalism and care.I am so grateful that we have these quality providers so near to home. Thanks for being there. Khatuna
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I experience severe anxiety with dental work. Dr Schuster was very patient, and made me feel comfortable and in control. She talked me through the process each step of the way, and regularly checked in to make sure I was comodrtable,even offering periodic breaks (which I didn't even need because of how easy everything was). Very grateful that I found Dr Schuster - I'm cautiously optimistic that going to the dentist will be easier and more anxiety free in the future.
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She was excellent with my 13 year old. I love how she explains everything about the treatment before doing anything. It makes you feel at ease.
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Dr. Shuster is a wonderful and caring doctor. She takes the time needed to explain procedures and gives loving care to her patients. You are not just another patient to her but instead treated like a family member. She is very intelligent and skilled in her profession.
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Fantastic, Dr. Shuster was really patient and explained everything slowly and made sure I was comfortable with the plan. The office is great - individual TVs in the patient rooms, where you can select a show from netflix - great for someone with dentist anxiety like myself!
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I love Dr. Shuster. She takes her time to explain procedures and also takes the fear out of going to the dentist.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Shusterman is Fantastic! My extraction and bone graft was completely painless. Very nice personality and professional but friendly manner. I'm very happy I found her. I will be referring friends to her for sure.
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She is awesome! She is always nice and I couldn't ask for a better dentist!!!
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Fantastic. Best doctor's/dentist visit I've had in years.
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Everyone is so nice, caring, and friendly. Everyone is so personable
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She's awesome! Wouldn't trust anyone else with my teeth.:)
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Dr. Shuster and her staff are simply amazing. She is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
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Ella Shuster, DDS was very prompt, efficient, and thorough. She keeps you up to date with the process of your procedure. Beside manners excellent and respectful of your time. Very easy to talk to.
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She is an excellent Dentist. She walks you through the whole process.
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she was great- appointment started quickly. front desk staff super nice. hygienist super nice also.
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I happened to find Dr. Ella Shuster by chance, as she was one of very few dentists who would see new clients...on an emergency basis...on a saturday! I have having very bad pain in one particular tooth and facial swelling dueto another dentists careless work. I was very pleasantly surprised as Dr. Shuster was kind, took time to explain what was going on and what needed to be done, and she said she is in no rush and would stay as long as needed to help me (even if it was after their closing hours). Dr. Shuster is about 40 minutes away from me, and out of the way, but I am going to continue to going to her as she is, by far, one of the best dentists I have ever went to. She really enjoys her job and truly cares about her patients. The staff are all great, too! I highly recommend Dr. Shuster and am thankful for her helping me!!
More than 1 year ago
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Wow. Amazing experience!. She's a great dentist.
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As always Very professional and knowledgable.
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Highly recommended. Great experience.
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Dr.Shuster,and her team are first rate.Having had a root canal procedure,I can only say good things.I highly recommend dr. Ella Shuster.
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She is an excellent professional. Very knowledgeable with the new available techniques in her industry. Her bedside manner is exceptional. Her office staff is outstanding! I will continue to highly recommend!
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Dr. Ella Shuster has an exceptional sense of responsibility I was very impressed with Dr. ability to handle my stressful situations and get me to relax when others could not. She is one of the most extraordinary doctors I know. I highly recommend Dr. Shuster to everyone. Tatyana Z.
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The visit was very efficient I did not wait at all and went right back for my appointment. I also felt like Ella explained what she was going to do very throughly and I felt very comfortable at the office.
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