Jonathan Fan, DMD
Gentle Dental Care, Tailored to Each Person
I find great joy in being a dentist.
It is an honor to partner with my patients to achieve their dental goals. Whether it involves alleviating pain, restoring oral health and function, making a smile a little more pleasing, or improving home dental hygiene care, we achieve our patients’ goals by working together.
I value the relationship that develops between each patient and myself. Starting with our first conversation, I foster that rapport through non-judgmental communication and actively listening to the person’s desires and concerns. This creates a bond of trust: I genuinely care about the person, beyond his or her dental needs, and want to help as best I can.
Not everyone likes to see the dentist, and some people come in with a fear of dentistry. It’s my responsibility to understand this apprehension and help the person overcome it. I don’t judge, and will never pressure someone into a certain treatment path.
Instead, I thoroughly explain their clinical situation and walk them through the treatment options. We discuss the pros and cons of each, so the individual is able to make informed decisions about their smile’s health.
Being a dentist is about caring for the whole person, and I am continually humbled by the trust people place in me. Together, we achieve beautiful smiles and optimal oral health and wellness.
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Bachelor of Science in biological science – Rutgers University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School
One of the most exciting aspects of dentistry is the ongoing development of new techniques and technology. I love learning and staying current on the latest information in order to determine what’s best to bring into the practice.
I have completed postgraduate courses in Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. In addition, I’ve taken the comprehensive implantology continuum through the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
As an active member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and Monmouth Dental Society, I have access to a range of continuing education, as well. Taking courses locally, regionally, and nationally, and attending meetings and lectures, allows me to learn from the leaders in the field.
Beyond the Practice
I grew up here in Freehold and now live in Manalapan with my wife and two daughters. Much of my free time is spent with my family; it is a pleasure to watch my daughters grow and thrive! I find time to read, and love traveling as well as trying and learning about new foods, but being with my family has been my priority.