Family Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


The Practice at Maxwell Place provides exceptional quality dental care to families in the Hoboken and Hudson County, New Jersey areas. Our dentists are committed to delivering the highly personalized, world class care you and your family deserve. Over the years, we have built long-lasting relationships with many of our patients, and this is one of the main reasons so many people in the Hoboken area choose to bring their entire family to The Practice at Maxwell Place for all of their important dental treatments.

When you walk into our office, you will be treated as if you are part of our dental family. Everyone on our team – from our practice manager to our hygienists to our talented dentists – strives to provide a unique patient experience that addresses all of your dental needs. Please call 201-792-9400 today to schedule an appointment at our Hoboken family dentistry office.

Accommodating the Needs of your Entire Family

Hoboken family dentist Dr. Frank DePaola works hard to accommodate all of your family’s needs in the most convenient manner possible. He offers evening and Saturday hours so that you will not have to take time off work or have your children miss school to receive their dental treatments. Whenever possible, we will try to schedule appointments for your entire family at the same time in order to minimize your visits to our office.

Dr. Frank understands that different stages of life bring different oral health issues. As a result, he has assembled a team of dentists who possess diverse areas of specialization in order to accommodate the many different oral health issues that may arise in each member of your family.

Our multi-disciplinary practice offers a wide array of family dentistry services to address all of your oral health needs, including:

Pediatric Dentistry Services

With two pediatric specialists on staff, we are uniquely equipped to address all of your children’s oral health needs. We start treating children as early as age 1. Our office includes a special play room for your children while they wait to be seen by our staff.

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How Old Does My Child Need to Be for Family Dentistry Services?

The American Dental Association recommends your child’s first dental visit take place as soon as their first tooth erupts or no later than their first birthday. These early childhood visits serve many purposes, not the least of which is helping ensure your child develops a healthy relationship with professional dental care.

We have two pediatric specialists on staff and maintain extended hours on Thursdays and Saturdays to meet the scheduling demands of today’s busy families. We can even schedule multiple family members at the same time to ensure we are meeting your specific needs.

Can Teething Symptoms Be Treated at a Family Dentist?

Teething is an inescapable part of facial development. It is uncomfortable and irritating. There is nothing that can be done professionally to address this. Many over-the-counter remedies are available to assist small children in dealing with the discomforts of teething. Infants often respond well to gum massage, icing the gums, and frozen or cold teething toys. Toddlers may do okay with OTC analgesics or homeopathic remedies as well. We would be happy to provide individualized recommendations based on your child’s needs during their next visit to our office.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry a Part of Family Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is its own branch of dental arts. It is not part of family dentistry.

Where family dentistry focuses on preventive treatments like cleanings, general services including root canal, and restorative options such as dental fillings and inlays/onlays, cosmetic dentistry focuses exclusively on aesthetics. There are some services, such as dental crowns, tooth replacement options, and dental bonding that may have cross-over benefits, but services that are expressly cosmetic will not fall under the umbrella of family dentistry under most circumstances.

How Many Family Members Can Be Part of a Family Dentistry Plan?

At our Hoboken office, we can see every member of your household – regardless of age – from infancy through the senior years. We can even see multiple people, of various ages, during a single appointment time.

As far as plans go, you will need to discuss coverage with your dental insurer. Most dental plans do not limit the number of people covered so long as those covered are dependents, a partner, or a spouse. We are not involved in the coverage offered by your dental insurer.

Is Family Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Dental insurance typically covers most if not all of the costs associated with family dentistry services. This includes cleanings, restorations, treatment for disease and infection, tooth extraction, and tooth replacement.

We are a fee-for-service, out-of-network provider for most insurance plans. This means that you will pay all costs upfront and submit your bills to insurance for reimbursement. We can assist with the filing of electronic claims to help speed this process.

Please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial family dentistry appointment. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.