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About Dr. Richard H. Shin

Essex Dental Implant Periodontics DR Richard H. Shin


  • Periodontal/Gum Disease
  • Dental Implants

Dr. Richard H. Shin

Specialist in periodontal disease, gum disease and dental implants

  • The American Board of Periodontology - Diplomate
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Periodontology, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Best Clinician Award 2003 from NYU
  • Teaching Recognition Award from NYU 2017
  • Post Graduate Program in Periodontics & Dental Implants NYU College of Dentistry 
  • NJ Monthly Top Dentist since 2011 - 2021
  • Member of Marquis Who’s Who in Dentistry 2021
  • Best Periodontist Award in Bergen Magazine
  • Best Periodontist in Essex Magazine

  • Dr. Shin lives in Tenafly, NJ with his wife Hanna and their two children. He opened his fist practice in 2003 and named it Alpine Periodontics as a tribute to his collegiate athletic career as an alpine skier at the University of Rochester. Dr. Shin went on to complete his DDS Degree at New York University, College of Dentistry. He later discovered a passion for dental surgery while completing a general practice residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and Down Down Medical Center and went on to pursue a specialty program at NYU, achieving board certification in Periodontics and Dental Implantology 2003.

    Dr. Shin is proud to be a clinical assistant professor in the post-graduate periodontal program at NYU College of Dentistry where he has been able to mentor the next generation of periodontists. Through his involvement in his church, Dr. Shin has also been able to volunteer time to various short-term medical missions to South America. In his free time, Dr. Shin enjoys spending time with his family, practicing Tae Kwon Do (Master Degree Black Belt), swimming and playing golf.

    Dr. Shin believes in a conservative approach to periodontics which aims to save teeth by achieving and maintaining oral health. By implementing state of the art technologies, Alpine Periodontics is able to provide individualized treatment options to meet the needs of each patient. The best part of Dr. Shin’s dental career has always been the relationships he has formed with his outstanding staff and wonderful patients.

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