Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD, Dentist
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Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD

Dentist | General Practice

154 S Livingston Ave Suite 104 Livingston NJ, 07039

About

Dr. Sher prides himself on helping patients feel and look their best by providing the finest dental care and the latest technology. Whether a routine dental visit or a cosmetic procedure, Dr. Sher treats each patient with individual attention to achieve great-looking and long lasting results. Dr. Sher earned his dental degree at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine where he was class president, editor of the school newspaper, co-editor of the yearbook and recipient of the alumni award. For his undergraduate education, Dr. Sher graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and remains a die-hard Husky fan. Always expanding his knowledge of dentistry, Dr. Sher attends continuing education courses and is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advances in dentistry. He has also lectured on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally and authored or coauthored dozens of articles that have appeared in dental journals. In addition, Dr. Sher has contributed a chapter for a dental implant textbook and holds a patent for an implant placement device. He is a trusted attending at the Beth Israel Hospital in Newark where he often lectures the 12 dental residents on a variety of topics. Dr. Sher has been recognized numerous times for his excellence in his field. He has been appointed as a consulting expert by the NJ State Board of Dentistry for his professional opinion to determine the validity of patient complaints brought before the board. Dr. Sher has been listed in “America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists” and “America’s Top Doctors” as well as being listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”. In addition to honors bestowed upon him, Dr. Sher is active member of professional dental associations including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Essex County Dental Society where he is a past president. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and active with the New Jersey Sleep Society. Most importantly, Dr. Sher enjoys spending time with his family. He adores his wife Geri and his three daughters Lauren, Alyssa, Emily, his sons-in-law Jared and Michael and his much treasured grandchildren Jordan and Scarlett.

Education and Training

Columbia University DDS 1976

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Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD's Expert Contributions
  • When Medications Leave Your Mouth Dry

    Is your medication leaving you with that dry, “cotton mouth” feeling? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, analgesics (pain relievers), and diuretics. Also as we age, the amount of salivary flow can diminish significantly, causing dry...

  • Thumb Sucking

    Concerned parents frequently ask us whether thumb sucking can cause permanent damage to a child’s teeth. Probably the best answer is: “Sometimes yes, sometimes no.” It really depends on the child’s age and how serious the habit is. During the first few years of life, thumb sucking is usually...

  • Red Flag: Don't Chew Ice

    Many people will start chewing ice after finishing a cool drink. It may seem like a good idea, with that nice crunchy feeling and cracking sound, especially on a hot, humid day. The trouble is that the cracking might be their teeth, instead of the actual ice cubes. These stress fractures can even...

  • Why is my partial denture loose?

    There are several reasons why your partial dentures are loose. The simplest cause would be that the clasps need to be tightened. This is an easy adjustment for a dentist to do and I would not recommend you do this yourself. It takes a special instrument with finesse to successfully adjust the clasps without breaking them. Another reason may be that your partials just no longer fit because they are too old or worn. Best plan is to follow up with your dentist for the correct diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Can you get dental implants without general anesthesia?

    Absolutely YES. Most of the time they are inserted with local anesthesia. You may request IV sedation if you prefer but most are done with just local anesthesia. READ MORE

  • How long after implant can abutment be placed?

    The simple answer is after osteointegration has occurred. That means as soon as the bone around the new implant has matured adequately that the implant fixture is totally secure. Depending on the implant and the location in your mouth, that usually occurs between 2 -4 months. The dentist who placed the implant should have you return to determine when you are ready for the abutment. READ MORE

  • How can I get rid of a toothache?

    This question has a very easy answer. There are people who have dedicated their entire professional career to helping individuals like you get rid of a toothache in a snap. You probably understand that it is extremely rewarding to help someone in dire need! These individuals are call "dentists" and I would recommend that you call one right away. You will feel better immediately and so will your dentist who got you out of pain. Please call now! READ MORE

  • Will wisdom tooth pain go away on its own?

    You must understand that pain is your body giving you important information that something is wrong. It will go away quickly once you seek dental treatment after the correct diagnosis is made. Make an appointment with your dentist immediately! READ MORE

  • How many years does a dental bridge last?

    This is a question that I hear many times regarding a crown, bridge, or whatever treatment is planned. I will often quote a dentist who edits a monthly newsletter similar to Consumer Reports. He states that a crown or bridge should last 12 years, give or take 10 years Get it? There are so many variables to consider that no one can give you an exact answer. The materials are good enough today that the bridge should last you for many, many years. Another view. .... You just bought a car. How long with that car last? I just saw a GTO from 1968 that looked perfect! READ MORE

  • How do they fix tooth decay with braces?

    There is no mystery. If your dentist has clear access to the decay, it can be cleaned out with the filling placed into your tooth. If your braces are in the way for a needed filling, your orthodontist can remove that section of wire or brackets before the filling is done. Afterwards, the hardware goes back on. Simple! READ MORE

  • How long does a tooth hurt after a filling?

    If your tooth still hurts a day or two after a filling, call your dentist and have them check it out. There may be a problem like the bite being off that needs to be corrected. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to have pain after a crown?

    No! Go back to your dentist and have them check the fit and make sure the bite is correct. There are some other issues that may be the cause but it needs to be corrected immediately. READ MORE

  • Can you drink coffee after a teeth cleaning?

    Sure. Why not? Go for it! READ MORE

  • Does dry socket need antibiotics?

    If you were diagnosed with a dry socket, why didn't they follow up with the appropriate treatment? A dry socket is not an infection but rather the painful outcome when the blot clot washes out of the socket prematurely following an extraction. The pain can be relieved almost immediately with a dry socket dressing which is placed into the extraction site. Get that accomplished by whoever did the extraction immediately and do not try to treat it yourself! READ MORE

  • Is throbbing pain normal after dentures?

    No. Throbbing pain is not normal. Whenever a new appliance is inserted in a patient's mouth, it will settle or change position slightly. It is not unusual for a denture to need 1-3 adjustments to alleviate any sore areas that develop. My suggestion is to call your dentist and let them adjust your denture so that you can wear it comfortably. That would be a perfectly normal follow up! Good luck. READ MORE

  • Do I need general anesthesia for a dental implant?

    You do not need general anesthesia for a dental implant. It is usually accomplished successfully with local anesthesia and with a skilled practitioner, the surgery can done with no pain. READ MORE

  • What is the fastest way to heal a gum graft?

    Healing takes time. Relax, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids and let your body do all the work in due time. READ MORE

  • Is teeth whitening bad for your mouth?

    Congratulations on stopping your smoking habit and good luck with no coffee. It is perfectly safe to whiten your teeth and there are a multitude of ways to accomplish that. Educate yourself on the various methods and even discuss options with your dentist. READ MORE

  • How long does it take for dental bridge to settle?

    If you mean "to settle" that the bridge will fill more comfortable, then you need to see your dentist and have them adjust the bridge as soon as possible. Once a bridge or crown is inserted, it should feel comfortable almost immediately. READ MORE

  • What happens if you get a cavity on your wisdom teeth?

    That question cannot be answered without a clinical examination. If the area of decay is relatively small and the opposing wisdom tooth is in good shape, it may be wise to just have the filling done. But if the decay is significant requiring root canal therapy with a crown or if there is no opposing wisdom tooth, it may be better to extract it. Get a professional opinion from your dentist and let them discuss all the options with you. Good luck READ MORE

  • Is it bad to remove tartar yourself?

    It is not bad but it is very difficult without the proper instruments to do the job. We use scalers and curettes that come in different sizes and shapes in order to thoroughly perform a cleaning. Often the tartar is below the gum tissue and you would be hard pressed to clean that completely. It would be a better idea to see your dentist and have the hygienist do her thing! READ MORE

  • Does salt water help dry sockets?

    No! That would absolutely be the wrong approach. You need to see the dentist that performed the extraction and let them place the special medication into the socket so it will heal properly. A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that initiates the healing process comes out and rinsing with warm salt water could worsen the situation. Call your dentist NOW! READ MORE

  • Which mouthwash is best for cavities?

    The best mouthwash for cavities is called "your toothbrush and floss." You can hose down your car every day with water, but is it really as clean as when you use soap and a sponge? Get it? READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetic dentistry, Implant restorations, TMJ issues

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Attending Newark Beth Israel Hospital 2012 - 2019

Awards

  • Fellowship 1987 Academy of General Dentistry 
  • Associate Fellow 1991 American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • Fellow 2005 American College of Dentists 
  • Certification 2004 Academy of Laser Dentistry 

Professional Memberships

  • ADA, ECDS, ACD,  
  • NJDA, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  

Fellowships

  • Oral Implantology - Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY    1978

Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD's Practice location

Practice At 154 S Livingston Ave Suite 104

154 S Livingston Ave Suite 104 -
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Jay Sher, who serves patients in Livingston, New Jersey.

Specializing in cosmetic and family dentistry, Dr. Sher prides himself on helping patients feel and look their best by providing the finest dental care at his private practice in Livingston, New Jersey. Whether a routine dental visit or a cosmetic procedure, he treats each patient with individual attention to achieve great-looking and long-lasting results.

In the early days of his academic career, Dr. Sher earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, where he was class president, editor of the school newspaper, co-editor of the yearbook, and recipient of the Alumni Award. He then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, New York in 1977, followed by his fellowship in oral implantology at the same educational venue in 1978. For his undergraduate education, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and remains a die-hard Husky fan.

Always expanding his knowledge of dentistry, Dr. Sher attends continuing education courses and is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advances in dentistry. He has lectured on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally and authored or co-authored dozens of articles that have appeared in dental journals. He has also contributed a chapter for a dental implant textbook and holds a patent for an implant placement device.  

In addition to honors bestowed upon him, he is an active member of several professional dental associations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Association, the New Jersey Sleep Society, and the Essex County Dental Society (where he is a past President)  He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, as well as holds certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy. 

Recognized numerous times for his excellence in his field, Dr. Sher has been appointed as a consulting expert by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry for his professional opinion to determine the validity of patient complaints brought before the board. He has also been listed in “America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists”, “America’s Top Doctors” and “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”. 

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family. He adores his wife, Geri, his three daughters, Lauren, Alyssa, and Emily, his sons-in-law, Jared and Michael, and his much-treasured grandchildren, Jordan and Scarlett.

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