Rutgers University Dental Associates


Monday through Wednesday - 8am to 5pm
Thursday - 8am to 6pm
Friday - 8am to 1pm

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.


  • Pediatric

  • 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

August Pellegrini, D.D.S, Chief Operating Officer (Interim)
Leilani Otuafi, R.D.H.,Program Clinical Coordinator (Interim)

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