Rutgers University Dental Associates

August Pellegrini, D.D.S, Program Director (Interim)
Leilani Otuafi, CDC, R.D.H, MBA, Program Administrator (Interim)

90 Bergen Street
Suite 7700
Newark, New Jersey 07103
(973) 972-2444


Monday - 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday - 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday - 9 am to 6 pm
Friday - 8 am to 1 pm

Rutgers University Dental Associates is located on the seventh floor of the Doctors Office Center in Newark.  The Center offers a wide range of dental care in one location, making the practice unique. The dentists provide preventive, diagnostic and restorative care, along with esthetic (cosmetic) dentistry. Using a team approach all of the practitioners and specialists work together to provide coordinated, timely care. Specialists include oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who provide a full range of surgical procedures, including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement; oral medicine practitioners, who diagnose and treat oral cancer and disorders that result from systemic diseases, aging, and medical therapies; orofacial pain practitioners, who diagnose and treat pain not related to dental problems, such as TMD and neurovascular disorders; orthodontists, who apply corrective appliances to bring teeth and jaws into proper alignment, in children and adults; periodontists, who diagnose and treat gum disease and place implants; and prosthodontists, who restore form and function of the mouth with natural looking replacements, such as dentures, crowns and bridges.


  • Dental Implants

  • General Dentistry
    Evaluation, treatment and prevention of oral disease and maintenance of good oral health.  Cosmetic procedures are also offered (bonding, bleaching/whitening etc.)

  • Endodontics-Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and surrounding tissues (root canal)

  • Orofacial Pain/TMJ - Patients with pain in the head, face, and/or neck that is unrelated to dental problems

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Diagnostic and surgical management of diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial
    region, including orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, dental implants and surgical oral oncology

  • Oral Medicine
    Evaluation, diagnosis, and management or diseases of local and systemic etiolog

  • Orthodontics
    Braces.  Correction of alignment of the teeth and jaw in adults

  • Periodontics
    Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease

  • Prosthodontics
    Traditional treatment methods, as well as cosmetic restoration, advanced replacement of teeth with crowns, bridges, removable partial and complete dentures

  • Surgical Pathology
    Examination of tissue specimens for diagnosis of oral cancer and other diseases of oral bony and soft tissue