Friendly Staff. Beautiful Smiles. Welcoming Environment.

Smile! You're in GREAT hands.

We are always welcoming new patients and we would love to have you as part of our dental family. Please explore our website to learn more about us. You can find information about our staff, our office, and the procedures and services that we offer.

If you have any questions please call us. We love hearing from our patients and anyone who may be interested in becoming one.

Service Outline

We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.

  • Adults & Children
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Clear Aligner Orthodontics
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Dental Implants
  • Emergency Care 
  • Periodontal (Gum) Care
  • Digital Panoramic X-Ray
  • Advanced Technology
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Weekend & Evening Hours Available

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Meet Our Staff

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  • Dr. Lu Gan

    Dr. Gan is the founder and owner of Smile Dental Care. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry in 1999. Prior to living in the United States, she had been a practicing dentist in China for many years.  Dr. Gan is known for her gentle touch, diligence and precision in providing dental treatments. Her 20 plus years of experience, caring and professional demeanor make patients feel relaxed and comfortable while receiving dental treatment

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  • Dr. Chi Fung Ip

    Dr. Ip received his dental education with a DMD degree from UMDNJ in 1999. Besides private practice in General Dentistry, he is also an attending dentist and assistant director of General Practice Residency Program in Jersey City Medical Center Dental Department. Dr. Ip treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors, combining skilled expertise with a relaxing and caring approach which helps patients feel at ease.

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  • Dr.
    Nilay Patel

    Dr. Nilay Patel is a NJ native born in Jersey city and raised throughout the state. Dr Patel was accepted into a 7 year accelerated BS/DMD program through Fairleigh Dickenson University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2011 and has since been expanding his Dental knowledge with numerous post graduate programs including a 1 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship which he completed in 2012 from UMDNJ. Dr. Patel has also served our country as a Captain in the New Jersey National Guard for over 8 years and had the pleasure of meeting and treating thousands of service members during his tenure. 

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

    Best Dentist I Ever Had

    I moved to Plainsboro in 2016 and Since then I'm seeing Dr. Gan every year. Over the past three years, I had a few root canals, crowns, and filling by her and I was completely satisfied with her work.Hen gentle touch, her expertise and her attitude of not settling for less in terms of treatment really impressed me. She will not talk a lot - You may think initially that you're unaware of what's going on but you would be really able to notice her work by the excellent treatment and care you are getting. I always felt being in safe hands. I also had my dental implant done for my two molars teeth in 2018 by Dr. Eisenstein and I had a good experience there as well. 

    Another thing I really like about Smile Dental care is they are available over the weekends, and the staffs (Especially Dutta, Melanie, and Ben) are highly professional and very friendly. Any questions you have related to changing your appointments or question related to insurance or dental care they always make sure that you get the best service. 

    I will recommend Smile Dental Care and Dr. Lu Gan for your Dental needs.

    Digvijay Parmar

    She is highly skilled. But you have to get to know her in order to know that, because she is not showy or super talkative. She gives very good explanations of what's going on and why some procedures should be done soon and others can wait. I went to her based on some recommendation, but didn't expect a whole lot. My teeth are not very good and I've seen many dentists over the years. I have learned not to expect much. But after about a year I realized that my teeth never felt better before. Then I started recommending her to all my friends.

    A Google User

    Dr. Gan is very professional and very detailed. She always carefully, gently treats each problem and never rushes to get it done.

    Jin Xia

    I travel from Monroe Township, NJ to Go to this DDS for 7 Years and they treat me wonderfully well,

    I especially enjoy going there with the Mannerism they have, yet I have no insurance they great you excellent. And fine quality work being done always. I am extremely meticulous and I DO trust this dentist for years.

    Julia P.

    Great service, and professional demeanor. I have been going to this establishment for the last 5 years, and they have consistently done a great job providing excellent services, in a comfortable environment.

    For me, like many others, going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience; however, I have never once felt nervous to go see Dr. Gan and her staff, and even if they do sense a bit of anxiety during a procedure, they make sure to ask me how I am doing and why I shouldn't worry, all while treating me like family. I never thought I would say this about a dentist office, but looking forward to my next check-up!

    Dharin N.

    No one really likes to go to a dentist but this office is exceptional in every way: caring, professional. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who is looking for a welcoming and relaxing dentist experience.

    Jason on Apr 29th, 2014

    Dr. Gan has been my dentist for more than 15 years. She is very friendly. More importantly, she is up to date on dental technologies and very thorough during examination. She is also very responsible and goes the extra mile to ensure the right procedure or treatment is applied.

    D. Li on Feb 12th, 2016

    Dr. Gan has been our entire family's trusted dentist for many years!

    Gary W on Feb 14th, 2016

    My family has been patients of Dr. Gan since she first opened her practice over ten years ago. I highly recommend Smile Dental Care to anyone in need of quality dental care, if you have children you can be confident she will treat them gently and make them feel very comfortable. My daughter was about 8 when we first met Dr. Gan in Franklin Park and she is 22 now and we would not go to anyone else. The ladies up front are very friendly, weekend hours are very accommodating since most people work during the week. The dental hygienists do an excellent job in cleaning, x-rays and checking for any issues they may see, and of course Dr. Gan and Dr. Lin are highly qualified and caring doctors. The equipment is modern and up to date, no more bite wing x-rays, this is done digitally, TV's are in every room to pass the time. The office is very clean and beautifully kept right down to the restrooms, I think she's got some good Feng Shui going on because you always feel at peace when you are there. Many blessings to you Dr. Gan and everyone else at Smile Dental Care and thank you for always being there for us.

    Mark C. on April 25th, 2016

    Smile Dental Care really took care of me. I had an emergency on a Sunday and even with them having no appointments available, they took me in immediately. Dr. Gan stayed after it was closed so I could come back and finish the procedure. They have a very friendly staff also.

    Joey Piscopo in May 2016

    Dr. Gan is extremely friendly and really gets to know her patients. She engages you in dialogue and provides exceptional medical recommendations to meet your dental needs. Have bounced around a few dentist but have finally found a home at this practice. The entire staff is very warm and accommodating.

    Meca Oleforo in May 2016

    I have been Dr. Gan's patient since very beginning of her clinic opened. I like her sweet smile and gentle work. She made me feel very comfortable when sitting in that dental chair. Her staff all very genuinely cares about the patients. Ms. Liu, the dental hygienists is my favorite. I like now they text you for appointment and I only need to type yes for confirmation. I also think the receptionist maintain the schedule well so that the waiting time is always short and I don't have to sit in the waiting room too long if you go there on time.

    My overall experience is very good and I definitely recommend Dr. Gan.

    Jennifer C. on June 7th, 2016

    I have been the patient for Dr Gan for 13 years. Really like her office and her staffs. Her office always schedule next visit and the way they communicate through text works effectively, I will never miss my appointment by chance.

    Lynn L.

    I have seen Dr. Gan for 7 years, the doctors are professional and people there are really nice, they always try to help patients if they have any questions or concerns, they are all very gentle, so going-to-dentist is not a nightmare for my daughter, if you have kids, I would definitely recommend Smile Dental Care.

    Ying Z.

    Dr. Gan is the top rate dentist. I trust her professionalism and gentle work. She is a caring person and she makes extra effort to help her patients. Her staff all very genuinely cares about the patients too. Ms. Melody the receptionist is my favorite. They will do their best to accommodate your schedule and appointment, even if they have to cut short of their lunch time. The implant doctor E is also an excellent doctor. His top notch implant job makes me worry free. My overall experience is very good and I definitely recommend people to seek treatments from them.

    Wen L.

    I had visited a few dental offices before I chose Dr Gan as my dentist. I have been visiting Smile Dental Care for more than eight years and am very satisfied with the dental care I received. Hannah, my hygienist, did a wonderful job.

    Aixin L.

    They have provided services to our family for over a decade. Professional, detail-oriented, client-focus, and caring are some of the words I would use to describe their practice. At this facility, doctors take time to explain and articulate pro and con of different options, and work with patients to development necessary treatment plans. The dental hygienists and assistants are experienced, skillful, and performing tasks with gentle touch. Finally, the front desk staffs are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. It's a well-run facility and they certainly know their customers well!

    Joseph, Tawei Chen

    Great office with friendly staff and knowledgeable doctors. I am relatively new in this practice, it’s my first year. But we already did a lot, cleaning, filling, four crowns and working on an implant. It is very convenient that orthodontist works few times a week in the office. Dr. Lu Gan was responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and very gentle. She did four upper front crowns and I am very pleased with the outcome and can smile again! She and her wonderful office staff made me feel comfortable during a situation that was nerve wracking for me. Dr. Eisenstein has an exceptional talent as an orthodontist - both when comes to practical work and the theoretical up-to-date knowledge of modern dentistry. I would HIGHLY recommend Smile Dental Care to anyone. I have never seen 5 stars more well-deserved.

    Sofia Kapustin

    Dr. Gan is an excellent dentist! My husband and I know Her since 2007 when we went to her dental office the first time. She always takes time to explain what needs to do. I feel she is very gentle in both her voice and techniques. Dentist visit to me is not scary anymore. I also like the friendly front desk staff and flexible appointment choices. In general, my experience there is pleasant. I highly recommend Smile Dental Care.

    Lily Wang Hill

    My family has seen Dr. Gan for almost 14 years. I like her very much in that she knows how it works with very gentle touches, so I am relaxed during the visit. She only recommends necessary treatments and won’t do any extras for the sake of money. I enjoyed seeing her every six months

    Wei Kong

    Dr. Gan is fantastic. I've had a great experience as a patient of hers. She is very meticulous and thorough, always making sure that she gets the job done exactly correctly.

    Brad Culley

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:30 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

9:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

9:30 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

9:30 am-6:30 pm

COVID-19 Update:

We are excited to announce that we have reopened and are seeing patients!

We have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize any risk of infection.

Please call or text us at 609-799-8879 if you are ready to schedule your next appointment.

We look forward to seeing you soon!