spacer_image spacer_image spacer_image

Rutgers SHRP
Rutgers SHRP Home
IDS Banner


Dental Clinic

1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076

(908) 889-2410


We no longer accept Medicaid coverage for payment.  All patients with Medicaid coverage may elect to pay directly for services or will be referred to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark or to your private dental practice provider.

  Clinical Services


Dental Lab




The Rutgers School of Health Related Professions operates a dental hygiene clinic offering reduced-cost dental hygiene services for children and adults. The Scotch Plains Dental Suite also offers group demonstrations of oral health care instruction for school classes visiting the clinic. The Dental Suite is located on the Union County Vocational-Technical School campus in Scotch Plains, NJ. Click here for map and travel directions.  Medicaid patients are welcome.

Dental Hygiene Services

The Scotch Plains Dental Suite offers preventive services which include:

  • medical history review
  • blood pressure screening
  • oral cancer screening
  • dental examination
  • periodontal examination to determine the health of the supporting structures of the teeth
  • education on current oral hygiene techniques
  • nutritional counseling
  • dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • dental hygiene therapy (scaling)
  • polishing of teeth
  • fluoride treatments
  • dental sealants
  • mouthguards

All procedures performed by students are under the supervision of instructors and a licensed dentist and usually require more than one visit to be completed.

Dental Hygiene Clinic Hours: 

Scotch Plains Campus

Wednesdays: 9:00 - 12:00
Evenings: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Fridays: 10:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00
Saturdays: 9:30 - 12:30

SUMMER: June 16 through August 1, 2014

Tuesdays: 10:00 - 1:00
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 1:00
Evenings: 6:00-9:00 PM
Thursdays:  10:00-1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00
Fridays: 10:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00


Wednesday: 10:00-1:00
Fridays:  10:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00

Tuesdays: 10:00 - 1:00
Wednesdays: 10:00-1:00
Fridays: 10:00-1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00

(No Wednesdays Evenings or Saturdays in Newark only Scotch Plains)

Making an Appointment

The Scotch Plains Dental Suite is open year-round to take your calls and make appointments. Dental hygiene services are available from September to May. To make an appointment, please contact:

Ms. Deborah Galigardo (or) Ms. Lisa Rustemeyer

Administrative Coordinators

(908) 889-2410

Allied Dental Education Faculty Practice - Dental Services and Fees:

Suggested services and fees:    FACULTY PRACTICE. SERVICE FEES

Dental Hygiene Clinic - ADA Procedure Codes and Fees: Please click below


A 50% discount is available for patients with partial dentition or less. Please inform the Administrative Coordinator in Scotch Plains for the patient discount.


The Scotch Plains Dental Suite is located on the Rutgers SHRP campus in Scotch Plains, NJ. It can be reached by car from the Garden State Parkway and US Highway 22. Click here for map and travel directions.

NJ Transit operates bus service to the Scotch Plains Dental Suite, with transfer points in Clark, Linden, Roselle and Elizabeth. Schedule # 112 may be requested from the Administrative Coordinator (908) 889-2410 or by calling NJ Transit: 1-800-772-2222.



Rutgers School of Health Related Professions



© 2013, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.


spacer_image spacer_image