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

Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD

Dentist | General Practice

154 S Livingston Ave Suite 104 Livingston NJ, 07039


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 tre ...

Education and Training

Columbia University DDS 1976

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Dr. Jay Sher, DDS, FAGD, FACD
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 the ice after finishing a cool drink. It may seem like a perfectly 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...

  • Do new dentures hurt?

    New dentures always need to be followed up with 2-3 visits to adjust them as they settle in. I cannot vouch for the fit, but I always explain to my patients that follow-up visits are necessary to make sure the appliances are comfortable. READ MORE

  • How long does a dry socket last with medication?

    Usually the relief is immediate after the medication is place in the socket. It will need to be changed for several days and then the healing can progress on its own. Good luck! READ MORE

  • Can I get my teeth whitened with braces?

    It would be very difficult to whiten your teeth while you have braces on them. If your teeth look stained, I would strongly recommend you have your teeth professionally cleaned at your dentist's office first. That will probably provide a much cleaner look. Then wait until your orthodontic treatment has been completed, have your teeth cleaned again and then evaluate them to see if whitening is still needed. READ MORE

  • What should I do if my permanent crown is not feeling right?

    Call and make an appointment with your dentist right away. It might be something very easy to solve like a bite adjustment but it must be properly diagnosed and corrected immediately. READ MORE

  • Could my tooth pain be causing my headaches?

    It is possible, but probably unlikely. Usually, any issue with a tooth would be localized to that immediate area unless there was a significant infection or problem. The fact that you have been diagnosed with a cavity and only need a filling seems to indicate that just routine treatment is indicated. Obviously, get the filling done and follow up with the painful headaches with your primary care physician should they continue. READ MORE

  • Will I need antibiotics for a tooth extraction?

    There is a possibility that you may need an antibiotic if there is an active infection brewing. The use of antibiotics has decreased significantly over the years because we are more concerned with patients becoming allergic to antibiotic therapy. Therefore, if the extraction is routine and no infection is present, there probably is no need for an antibiotic. Let your dentist discuss this with you when you have the extraction. READ MORE

  • Does a root canal require anesthesia?

    Root canal therapy is usually performed after the administration of local anesthesia. A topical anesthetic gel can be swabbed on the spot to receive the injection to make it a more comfortable procedure with often just a minor "pinch" felt. Once full, profound anesthesia is obtained, sit back, relax and bring some music on your phone with headphones and you should experience no pain! READ MORE

  • How often should I get a dental cleaning?

    The average patient should have a cleaning every six months. The interval varies depending on the individual’s ability to perform oral hygiene with brushing and flossing daily. If the goal is to minimize the amount of dentistry you will need throughout your life, you certainly can’t go wrong with cleaning appointments and thorough exams every 6 months. Jay Sher, DDS READ MORE

Expert Publications

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetic dentistry, Implant restorations, TMJ issues

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Attending Newark Beth Israel Hospital 2012 - 2019


  • Fellowship1987Academy of General Dentistry
  • Associate Fellow1991American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Fellow2005American College of Dentists
  • Certification2004Academy of Laser Dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • NJDA, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry


  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center   1977


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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center ( Newark, NJ )

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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