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Eastern Dental of Howell, NJ
2346 U.S. 9
Howell, NJ 07731

Serving the Howell, NJ Area & More
Open Today:
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed

Dentist in Howell, NJ

If you live in Howell, NJ, and you need to see a dentist for any reason, turn to Eastern Dental. Not only are we more affordable than most, but we're also committed to delivering top-quality care. Patients visit us when they're interested in:

  • Cleanings and general dentistry services
  • Crowns and implants
  • Root canals and other surgeries
  • Orthodontics

As part of our family-oriented approach, we maintain a comfortable and relaxing office setting. We also aim to be at the forefront of technology and procedural innovation so that the dental services we provide are as helpful as possible. Our dental professionals will be able to preserve your natural teeth using the right procedure.

In our quest to keep our services and products affordable while never sacrificing quality, we partner with most major insurance providers. We'll assist you with the requisite forms and other paperwork necessary to file a claim with your participating insurance provider. Some of the providers we participate with include:

  • Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • MetLife
  • UniCare

No matter what type of procedure you need, we'll offer caring and compassionate family dentistry. After we provide you with a warm welcome, our dental professionals will make sure that you understand every aspect of your treatment. When we're done, we'll even ask you for feedback concerning both your treatment and the process so that we can improve. 

At Eastern Dental, we provide cosmetic dentistry as well as reconstructive surgery. Our goal is to customize our treatment methods to individual needs. We want our patients to be well-informed so that they can make good decisions about their oral care. That's why your dentist will answer all your questions and address your concerns. Give us a call today to book an appointment. We accept patients from throughout the Howell area.

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Profile Photo of James  Rodriguez  Dental Director
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Meet Our Team

James Rodriguez
Dental Director
Dr. James L. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986. Upon graduation he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree form Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He moved back to New Jersey and worked in private practice with a focus on cosmetic dentistry, periodontal therapies and dental implants. He joined the Eastern Dental team in 2004 in the Toms River office before becoming the Dental Director of the Howell office in 2010. Dr. Rodriguez has kept up with the latest advances in dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses at the Zimmer Institute and Dental Conferences. He is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. Dr. Rodriguez grew up in Howell where his family has lived for 50 years. Dr. Rodriguez is an avid Yankee fan and a collector of autographs. He enjoys family activities, running, car shows and scuba diving, Dr. Rodriguez embraces the philosophy of treating his patients as he, himself, would wish to be treated. He says that his greatest pleasure in dentistry is knowing that he has met or exceeded his patient's expectations.
Dr. Eric Segall

Dr. Eric Segall has had ties to Eastern Dental his entire life. His father has been an orthodontist with Eastern Dental since Dr. Segall was born. As a child, he regularly went to the dental office to observe his father's work, and later Dr. Segall was employed as a dental assistant and lab technician for the practice. Dr. Segall has been practicing with Eastern Dental since 2004 when he completed his orthodontic training.

Dr. Segall received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan. He then graduated top of his class at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following dental school, he completed a certificate in orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Segall has made a commitment to life-long learning of innovative treatment methods.

Dr. Segall is truly passionate about his work. There is not greater satisfaction than meeting or exceeding a patient's expectations with treatment. When he is not straightening teeth, he is a sports fanatic. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

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Dr. Paul Gottdenker
General Dentist
Dr. Paul Gottdenker attended undergrad at Franklin and Marshall College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, followed by completing a residency program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Gottdenker always had a strong interest in health care, and enjoyed working with his hands. He was strongly influenced to become a dentist by several family friends who were also dentists and orthodontists. After completing his education in 1975, he worked in a solo private practice before joining our Eastern Dental of Brick office, followed by several others before settling in the Howell office. In 2015, he developed a strong interest in Oral Surgery and has become an expert in all phases of General Dentistry, Endodontics and Implant Dentistry. He approaches all of his patients with care and compassion, realizing that for most patients, treatment can be a stressful experience. He attempts to have a calming and compassionate approach, hoping to make each patient's visit non-stressful and comfortable. He has taken extensive continuing education courses on all aspects of general dentistry, including oral surgery, endodontics, restorative treatment, local anesthesia, periodontics, and implants. He has been happily married for 44 years and has two grown children.