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Qualifications and Experience
Please Note: As the dental director, he oversees the three General Dentist, Oral Surgeon, Periodontist and the Orthodontist at the Union and Clifton office.
Dr. Richard Poller received his Dental Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey dental school; where he also completed his General Dentistry Residency. Dr. Poller had the love of dentistry early on; he saw and appreciated that he could make a difference in someone's life just by giving them a healthy and aesthetically beautiful smile. He saw firsthand how important a healthy smile was to an individual’s self-esteem and well-being.
Dr. Poller’s utilizes his education and years of expertise and creative artistic skills to bring your healthy smile to life. The goal of his offices is to create an environment for the apprehensive patient (most people), that will enable them to receive dental treatment in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. This is done through the use or combination of anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide (sweet air) or intravenous sedation.
Patients are encouraged to provide feedback as to their level of comfort, so that we are able to make the appropriate dosage modifications during the course of treatment. Our ultimate goal is a patient that no longer avoids needed or preventive dental treatment due to anxiety from prior dental experiences.
With over 29 years of dental experience, Dr. Poller and the entire Apprehensive Patient’s staff continues offer their patients the most advanced and caring dental care available.
Verified Patient Reviews
There was some confusion with regard to the anesthesia I would be given for the procedure which added a layer of anxiety to my already frayed nerves. Aside from that it was not a bad experience.
THE FACILTY WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE PARKING WAS GREAT. THE DENTAL TEAM IS AWESOME. THE DENTIST IS VERY FRIENDLY.
Friendly and professional
It was lovely. I was freaking out about my visit just like I thought I would be, but everyone at the office was really sweet. They really knew how to put me at ease. While I'm still not a big fan of the dentist, they did make it a little more comfortable for me to go.
I haven't been to the dentist in many years, and the staff was very kind non judgemental and reassuring. So far, my experience was great. Going back in less than a week to have some cavities filled.