Dr. Mitchel Friedman graduated from Middletown High School in 1976 and received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College four years later. He went on to earn a doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class. He then moved back to Monmouth County to attend the general practice residency program at Monmouth Medical Center.
Soon after starting his own practice, Dr. Friedman performed over 500 hours of postgraduate continuing education to obtain his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1990. In 2010 he completed an additional 1,000 hours to earn his mastership – a distinction that only 2 percent of all dentists have achieved! He is currently an attending doctor on staff and part-time clinical instructor at the Monmouth Medical Center, where he teaches advanced dental techniques and sedation to newly graduated dentists.
Dr. Friedman is one of only a few general dentists in New Jersey to be certified to perform IV sedation in his office. This gives patients the opportunity to have all phases of dental care performed in a single location while comfortably and safely sedated. He is also a Fellow in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
To stay ahead of the curve when it comes to advances in the dental field, Dr. Friedman is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The New Jersey Dental Association
- The New Jersey Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- The Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry
- The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Dr. Friedman keeps his finger on the pulse of innovations in dental techniques and technology by staying current with the latest literature. He has even written his own book called Changing Lives One Smile at a Time, which you can purchase online. He also regularly takes continuing education courses – 300 percent more than the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry annually requires of active dentists! He was the first to bring Dentistry From The Heart to New Jersey in 2006 and has hosted the charity event every year since to give back to our community.
When he is not helping his patients, Dr. Friedman can be found working on his classic cars – a 1972 MG-B and 1960 MG-A – or doing home repairs. He is active in scuba diving, skiing, boating, fishing, and tennis. His wife, Adrienne, teaches at Brookdale Community College, and they have three adult children, Gillian, Jared, and Hannah.