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We asked 6,715 New Jersey dentists to tell us which of their fellow dentists they consider New Jersey’s best practitioners. The result: Our 2024 list of the state’s 605 Top Dentists, as chosen by their peers. Click here to learn about our methodology, read frequently asked questions and see the professional advisory board.

Melissa L. Pecoraro, DMD

About Melissa L. Pecoraro

Compassionate dental care is a family tradition here,” says Dr. Melissa Pecoraro, who works closely with general dentists and specialists to provide comprehensive, innovative periodontal and implant therapy.

Her passion for dentistry began as a teenager, working beside her father, Dr. Frank Pecoraro, in his periodontal practice. Her sister Kimberly Pecoraro serves as business manager, allowing Dr. Pecoraro to focus solely on patients and ensuring that the office runs efficiently and on time.

Patients visit Dr. Pecoraro and her equally warm and welcoming staff at one of her two state-of-the-art locations. Dr. Pecoraro’s facilities feature 3-D imaging for advanced diagnosis. Additionally, she is a certified LANAP clinician – the only laser FDA cleared to regenerate bone and tissue lost to gum disease (

A graduate of UMDNJ, Dr. Pecoraro was chief periodontal resident and a clinical associate professor there. This 14-time New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist, who is active within professional associations, now hosts lectures on implants and other periodontal topics for general dentists. “Gum disease is something you don’t feel until it’s too late,” Dr. Pecoraro says. “See your dentist regularly to detect problems while they’re small and easy to treat.”