Although Dr. Sylvester has been practicing dentistry for 9 years, dentistry is a second career for him. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2002 and went on to work for Lockheed Martin, a lead Aviation and Defense company, for 2 years.
Although he was satisfied and successful in the engineering profession, Dr. Sylvester yearned for a career that would enable him to serve people. After shadowing a few dentists, Dr. Sylvester decided to give dentistry a try and has not regretted that decision, as he soon fell in love with the art and science of dentistry.
He graduated from UMDNJ Dental School in 2008 after maintaining Dean’s list status all 4 years. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Morristown Memorial Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, a level one trauma center. Dr. Sylvester was able to receive advanced dental training under some of the most respected dentists in NJ. During this time, he performed thousands of extractions, hundreds of root canals, and numerous cosmetic dental cases. With this strong clinical foundation, Dr.Sylvester has been a very successful and impactful team member at dental practices.
Dr. Sylvester maintains a sedation license and takes pride in giving “fearful “dental patients a surprisingly pleasant and painless experience. He enjoys receiving great reviews like the following: “Very welcoming and nice. I had to get my root canal done. Dr. Sylvester is excellent. I was pretty worried about the idea of removing the nerves in my tooth and all since it was my first root canal but the whole process went very smoothly. Props to Doctors and other staff who helped. “
Dr. Sylvester‘s special interests are cosmetic dentistry, root canal procedures and oral surgery. You can always find Dr. Sylvester attending a continuing education class or reading dental articles in order to stay up to date with that latest technology in dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of General Dentist and American Dental Association. When he is away from dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family which includes a newborn son.
At Totowa Dental Center, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Totowa Dental Center accepts Care Credit and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.