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Dr. Stephen Sandler, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

While we see all types of patients, Our office especially enjoys working with apprehensive and fearful patients. As such, Dr. Stephen Sandler is trained in many techniques for assisting them in getting the care they need; both by giving each patient the time they require and by using many modalities including the use of medications and being certified as a hypnotherapist. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in English, and graduated from New York University College of Dentistry, after which he served in the United States Air Force Dental Corps. He opened this practice in 1983, and is happily married to Karen. He has two wonderful children, Ben and Elana, and is being held hostage by a 21 pound 1 year old puppy, Shaina. He enjoys fishing and helping construct theater sets at a community theater in Montclair. His goal is to help each patient live longer, healthier lives.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry

Awards and publications

  • Certified Hypnotherapist - 2007 - IACT
  • Pain Management Specialist - 2008 - IACT

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083763882

Office locations

Verona Smiles

245 Pompton Ave

Verona, NJ 07044

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Easily the best of the best. If you want a personable experience from a doctor who actually cares, search no more! I love Dr. Sandler and his awesome staff!
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I came here for the first time today for a general check-up and a cleaning after booking an appointment on ZocDoc. The reviews were glowing, so I knew this would be a great experience. The office has its own parking lot(and plenty of street parking if the spaces are taken), is very clean/tidy, and has the perfect staff. From walking in and being greeted by Christine, the atmosphere was already very positive. She was sweet, informative, and very polite. Dr Sandler is nothing short of amazing. He’s very patient, listens to your concerns, answers all your questions, and is very thorough. He’s humorous and makes what can be an extremely unpleasant experience very pleasant. He’s very tech-forward, so be prepared to see some cool tools you’ve probably never seen before. Definitely glad I came across his office and will surely be referring others here to see him. Maria is awesome! She helped me take x-rays and gave me a great cleaning. She made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process and even went above and beyond to make sure I liked the music playing in the room. Super sweet. Offices need more employees like her around. Between the amazing service provided by Dr. Sandler, Maria, and Christine, I almost felt like I went to the spa instead of the dentist, lol. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would. Thank you!
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Dr. Sandler explained every step in detail about the procedure. No discomfort at all. He goes the extra mile. Alfonse A.
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Excellent as usual. Took extra care while fixing my chip tooth. Told me the pros and cons. Even suggested how I can still enjoy ?? some of my favorite foods like crabs, lobsters etc.
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I had tooth pain and Dr Stephen found the root cause. It wasn’t a cavity as Isuspected!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Sandler is the best! Been going to him for ‘bout 5-yrs now & he’s unwaveringly proficient & upbeat.
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I have been going to Dr. Sandler for decades. I trust him and his staff to keep my teeth healthy. For this visit, he replaced a filling. Dr. Sandler makes sure that I feel no pain and makes me feel verycomfortable knowing that the work will be done well. Thanks, Dr. Steve!
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I cannot even remember how many years I've been going to Dr. Sandler ,...probably close to 20 years . Before being a very skilled and well informed dentist in his field ,,...his is a good person, a pleasure to see whenappointments come up, and also a friend. Simply put,..you are not another " number " when it comes to becoming a patient of his. You are a patient and a friend. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional in his field . Respectfully, Buddy m.
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As usual, my visit with Dr. Sandler was exceptional. He and his staff treat you like an old friend...extended family! He is not only meticulous & a perfectionist at his work....but he is honest and forthcoming always.
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Dr. Sandler's office was wonderful. I'd procrastinated on getting a dentist after moving to the area and am kicking myself for not seeing Dr. Sandler sooner. He and his staff couldn't have been more welcoming, warm and thorough. It's weird tosay I had a "good time" at the dentist but it's true. Highly recommended!
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He really went the extra mile to make sure that we were satisfied with dad's dentures - that they were comfortable and functional. I think he really cares about making sure every detail is perfect.
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I have been seeing Dr. Sandler for several years. Every visit is a 10! He is thorough, professional, and friendly. His staff is also excellent, Anyone looking for a dentist or is apprehensive about discomfort should see Dr. Sandler right away!
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Thorough professional with a great, human approach!
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He's the best. Love that guy.
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Dr. Sandler saw me right away. He asked what the problem was. He fixed it right away.
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Dr sandler is an interesting man with a fantastic sense of humor. He has a keen sense of doing what is best for his patients and is a wonderful human being. Im crazy about this guy!
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I was out of state and broke a tooth (which he had warned me would happen!). Made my appointment online and he met me with open arms! There when I needed him. Great staff there too!!
More than 1 year ago
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It was a very professional and satisfying visit. My chewing problem due to a bite alignment issue was resolved efficiently and painlessly. Dr. Sandler and his office staff greeted me and reassured me that my problem was easily resolved and soon it was.
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He's awesome!
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Steve is a great dentist, kind caring and always human. I highly recommend him to any friends or family in the area!
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Dr. Sandler truly cares about his patients. Just went in for a cleaning and got a filling, and Dr. Sandler did a great job. He always is friendly and makes the experience enjoyable, which can not be said about all dentists.I can remember a few years ago when I had an emergency situation with a tooth, and Dr. Sandler saw me after his normal hours, and fought with the insurance to make sure I was taken care of. I wasn't even a patient of his at the time, but I have been ever since. He's a good dude who goes above and beyond for you, because he loves what he does. Can't go wrong with Dr. Sandler
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Always a good appointment.
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I've been going to Dr. Sandler for a couple of decades now. He has always makes sure I am comfortable and does whatever is neccessary to make sure you know exactly what he is doing. I live quite far from hislocation but wouldn'y think of going to anyone else. I would definitely recommend him & his wonderful staff!
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Great dentist and a great man. Highly recommend.
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This is my second visit with Dr. Sandler (2 visits! That's more than I've seen a dentist consistently in a while!), and he is amazing. His staff is lovely. The injections he gives are pain free, and I am truly thankful for him.
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Dr Sandler has always made time to explain what he is going to do for you! Very professional and kind, he does suggested several options for you so you can take better care of your teeth,gums, and mouth! If you havean emergency he will always call back with in a short time to make an appointment to see you asap I would recommend this Dr highly!
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He was amazing! Highly recommend to anyone who is apprehensive about going to the dentist. He explained throughly what he was doing and why, and made a root canal painless and anxiety free! He has a special technique for adminersting needles,and I didn't feel any pain or discomfort at all!!!
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I love this dentist. Warm, personable, funny, and gentle. A pleasure to use his services. Always available to me and always helpful in the right way.
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As always, thoroughly professional. Thank you! Stephen S.
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I came for a second opinion re: a lot of major work that another dentist was recommending. Dr. Sandler was very engaging & easy to connect with. He spent lots of time asking the questions that would help him understandmy situation. He was extremely thorough in photographing, measuring, probing & evaluating my dental condition ----- all the while explaining what he was doing and why it mattered. While I have to wait another week before I meet w/ Dr. Sandler to discuss treatment options, I left feeling more positive, better informed and impressed w/ the warm & yet very professional treatment I had received.
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Dr. Sandler is a fantastic dentist and I'm so glad I found him nearly 10 years ago! Even moving out of state, I would wait until I was back in the area for my dental appointments and was thrilled to moveback home for more regular care. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new dentist!
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Dr. Sandler is a terrific dentist. Highly skilled and accommodating.
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Dr. Sandler and his entire staff are excellent!! My entire family has been seeing him for years. His breadth of knowledge, unwavering expertise, diagnostic skill, attentiveness and good humor have made both minor and major procedures almost a pleasure :)
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He made me feel at ease right away. He is calm and friendly. I fear the dentist - and he takes the fear away. He gave me other things to take my mind off my fears. And before I knew it/ what I was afraid of (pain) NO PAIN!!! I actually left with a SMILE!!! Gotta go back for more work. No worries!!! :-) AWESOME!!
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I had been experiencing pain for a few days, and as a first time patient of dr Sandler, I was immediately impressed by his kindness and the kindness of his staff. Very genuine nice people, and the doctor was very thoroughwith his explanation of what he and his consultant thought my issue could be. I have been to many dentists and I haven't had the best luck. But I felt comfortable enough with dr Sandler to make an appointment for a cleaning next month and intend to remain his patient. His beside manner is excellent and he is very easy to talk to.
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Amazing and funny individual my experience was pain free. He explained everything and his goal is to make the experience as pain free as possible. All the ladies there including Alyssa were kind and helpful. Dr. Sampler just got himself a new patient.
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Appointment was quick, easy, and painless. Dr. Sandler is the best!!
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice team. Real, genuine concern and care for patience. With just enough quirkiness to keep things interesting.
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He is a wonderful doctor and wonderful person. Highly recommend!!!
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I have used Dr. Sandler for about 10 years and liked him so much that I recommended him to my family - my son, daughter-in-law and 10 and 14 year old grandchildren also go to him and he has been nothingbut courteous and helpful to all of us. I would recommend him highly. He is a skilled professional who puts one immediately at ease. His assistant is also excellent.
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Dr Sandler is always patient and willing to discuss all options. He also is so responsive to urgent matters. The other person that makes a visit to the dentist "as pleasant as can be" is the hygienist Maria. She always greetsyou (comes out to say hello) even if you are not there for a cleaning and remembers details about your family. Maria is a great asset to this practice because she makes you feel at home!!! Always an overall good experience :-)
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Dr. Sandler is the best. He's very quick and painless and always keeps up an interesting conversation which makes the appointment fly by.
More than 1 year ago
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Dear Dr. Sandler: Hope you get this. Lovely to meet you. You are just great, albeit quite the talker. Was very impressed by you and your office. Also, got the date for the yanking of my two teeth with oral sxin L'il Falls....day after Thanksgiving.....using local and nitrous oxide. Ok so was thinkin when it comes to orthodontist guy or gal - is there someone else not all the way in W. Orange. I hate West Orange. NOted that there was an adult/kid ortho guy down the street from you....Just sayin......see you Monday. Pls answer so I know you got this. PatientNursepam
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My girls are 4 and 6 and they love going to see Dr. Sandler and Maria so much that they jump up and down when I tell them we have an appointment. This is especially noteworthy because my oldest has had 2 cavities filled!
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Steve is always happy, considerate and ready to listen. He takes all options into account and is honest with his opinions and advise. I love that he never pushes a diagnosis, but calmly expalins all options. I recommend him to everyone!
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As usual on time and professional.
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Dr. Sandler is about as fine a dentist as you could find. I couldn't recommend him enough. Great experience, every time.
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Excellent. Highly recommend. Came in for a lost filling. He not only refilled it, but re-shaped my upper left quadrant for a much better bite. Thank you Dr. Sandler Stephanie S.
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Dr Sandler rocks! A great dentist, who is thoughtful, creative, and goes out of his way to figure out my weird dental issues and help me feel better. On every level. Highly recommended.
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Lovely, patient and very gentle - highly recommended
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