Dr. Gary Vander Vliet
Dr. Gary Vander Vliet earned his D.M.D. degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he received the Alpha-Omega Award for scholastic excellence and another for Operative Dentistry. Prior to attending Fairleigh, he earned an M.S. degree in Pharmacology from Rutgers University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado, where he earned his B.A. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Vander Vliet completed a one-year residency at Englewood Hospital. He started his practice in 1987.
Dr. Vander Vliet is currently an active member of the Tri-County Dental Society, the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also been named one of the top dentists in the country by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Vander Vliet has earned numerous credits and distinctions beyond his degrees. Among his many credits, he received the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. In 2006, Dr. Vander Vliet was awarded the Mastership Award of which only 4% of North American Dentists obtain. To achieve this, he had to complete 1100 hours of lecture and participation classes in all of the disciplines of dentistry.
He has studied with Dr. Peter Dawson at the Advanced Dental Education Center in Tampa, Florida, and attended Dr. Larry Rosenthal’s Aesthetic Advantage at the Rosenthal Institute in New York, the Academy of General Dentistry’s Aesthetic Continuum in New York, and lectures on aesthetic dentistry by Dr. Frank Spear in Arizona. Because of his passion for smile design, Dr. Vander Vliet focuses his continuing education on aesthetics to provide his patients with unmatched cosmetic and restorative dental care.
Dr Vander Vliet is also a Cerec Mentor at the prestigious Spear Center in Scottsdale, Arizona where he helps teach cad-cam dentistry to dentists learning the new technology.
When he is not enhancing a smile or learning new techniques to better serve his patients, Dr. Vander Vliet enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and daughter, biking, playing golf, skiing, woodworking, and restoring classic hot rods.
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Dr. Gary Vander Vliet
Preventive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Hastings Commons, Building 2B;
486 Schooley’s Mountain Road;
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840