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No Insurance? We can help!

Have no insurance, but need quality dental care? We, at ProDentalFx, LLC , are committed to the oral health of our community, and offer our own in-house dental discount plan to help those without insurance get the high quality dental care they deserve. For just $305 per person, and $198 for ...

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About Dr. Alcantara

A former teacher for 12 years, Dr. Marra Alcantara, DDS, says “educating patients about their oral health is very important.” She gives her patients the chance to understand what is happening with their dental health, taking time to individually explain the problems and solutions unique to each patient. She brings ...

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The Business of Dentistry

Dr. Alcantara and our Treatment Service Manager are graduating from advanced management classes. Advancing the education of our entire staff is critical to serving our patients in the best possible way. Special thanks to our consultant Mary and the entire MGE faculty.

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes, the disease of high blood sugar, now affects more of the population than ever, about 9.4% of the US population, and is well known. Less well known may be the fact that diabetes degrades oral health. High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) impede the cells of your immune system, making ...

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Choosing Quality

Choosing Quality These days we talk about fast fashion, clothes that are stylish but made like garbage and soon need to be replaced and discarded, adding to the problem of environmental pollution. We talk about cheaply made items, that need to be replaced often because they only last so long, when ...

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An Attitude To Improve

“Doc, please rip out all my teeth and replace them with dentures. I want my teeth to look perfect. “ We, at ProDentalFx, LLC, are here to tell you that we have heard this many times and it is an example of an attitude that needs improving.  In certain cultures this ...

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Advanced Dental Tech Here to Stay

At ProDentalFx, LLC we believe advances in dental technology can better people’s lives.  We embrace new dental technology, such as white fillings, cone beam CT scans, intraoral x-rays, and digital charts because patients experience shorter wait times, improved clinical results and less pain, with less harm to the environment. For ...

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What Healthy Actually Means

What is health? What is normal? Sometimes the simplest questions are hardest. In medicine normal might be defined as falling within a range of values, for example your blood pressure is normal if between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg for example. But is this really a satisfactory definition of normal health? Is ...

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Flouride is the Solution

You often hear that fluoride is good for your teeth, but have probably not given it a second thought as to how it works. Fluoride, which is present in drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc. , works by subtly altering the natural equilibrium of chemicals in your saliva and teeth. Your ...

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The (Accidental) Discovery of Implants!

At ProDentalFx, LLC, we are proud to offer dental implants as a solution to the problem of missing teeth; but how did this advanced technology come into being? People have been trying to implant replacement teeth since 4000 years ago in China when they used bamboo pegs drilled into the ...

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The Grand Design

Born through eons of evolution, and/or unseen design, the structure of the human tooth, as for the other parts of the human body, is so ingenious it teaches even the greatest materials engineer. For example, the structure of enamel, the outer covering of the tooth that is as hard as ...

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The Tooth Fairy

Ever wonder what was the origin of the tooth fairy story? This custom, of receiving money by putting your tooth under the pillow, seems as old as time and part of many children’s growing years. Well, it was first mentioned in an article in the Chicago Tribune in 1908, by ...

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Tartar vs Plaque??

What is the difference between tartar and plaque? That might be one of those mysteries you may be contemplating. Well plaque is the result of bacteria growing on the surface of your teeth, which release acid to help digest carbohydrates in your mouth. The combination of bacteria, carbs and acid ...

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Patient Appreciation!

For 2021 we gave one lucky patient our Patient Appreciation basket, symbolizing our gratitude for the privilege of caring for your oral health. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year everyone!

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Snap-on Smile

Among the latest technological advances in Dentistry, Snap-on Smile provides an affordable, esthetically pleasing solution to missing, crooked, and discolored teeth. For the month of March, ProDentalFx, LLC, will be offering free consultations to see if you are a candidate for Snap-on Smile. Please call for an appointment!

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Safety First

In addition to careful washing of hands and antisepsis we are using certain technologies to stay as hygienic and safe as possible during this time. Please watch below for more information.

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Latest on the Corona Virus

Updated May 29th, 2020 11:35 pm We hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy. We are now open for regular business, per Executive Order No. 145 of Governor Murphy. We are exercising great care in keeping the clinic as hygienic and safe as possible, including prescreening ...

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More High Technology!

Here at ProDentalfx we believe that technology can improve and enhance the quality of treatment. The latest technology acquired by Dr. Alcantara is the Itero intraoral scanner.  This cutting edge tool scans your teeth and oral cavity and sends the images digitally to the dental lab for the processing and ...

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Woman Achiever of 2018 Award

In a March gala event Dr. Marra Alcantara was recognized as a Woman Achiever of 2018 in Dental Profession for International Women's History Month by the Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, receiving a citation for achievement by the City of Jersey City Municipal Council. Congratulations Dr. Alcantara from your ...

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Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade and Festival 2017

Video! Colorful costumes and music at the Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade and Festival 2017. 

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Happy Patients!

Dr. Alcantara's office opened in 2013, with many happy patients. Good communication, technical and personal attention contribute to a good experience. Here a patient gives her review.

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