I myself had dental issues as a very young child and it was through finding a caring dentist with my parents, that allowed me to have treatment done. Then over the years orthodontics and such and then college and down that ... Computer science wasn't just for me. I felt that I really need to be interacting with patients that were people I should say one on one. I started pursuing dentistry and continued with that. I guess it's just from those early years of being in the dental chair and seeing things around me and that environment. I really liked the profession.
Dr. Robert Chase has one goal: to improve his patients’ lives. He enjoys making over smiles and helping everyone feel as comfortable as possible. That’s along with providing exceptional care at our Mount Laurel, NJ general dentist office.
As the son of a truck driver and a high school cafeteria worker, Dr. Chase understands the value of hard work. His parents supported him as he made his own path in life. Growing up in southern New Jersey, he developed his artistic abilities and studied drafting. In college, he studied computer science before switching to premedical studies. He graduated magna cum laude from the College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
He went on to earn high honors and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Chase then completed Temple’s one-year postgraduate program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Since then, he stays updated on dental trends as an active member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and Southern Dental Society of New Jersey.
Dr. Chase has always been committed to advanced dentistry. Since 1999, he has been a provider of Nobel Biocare® dental implants. He has training in both traditional orthodontics and is certified to provide treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners. In 2004, he added CEREC technology so our patients can get dental crowns in a single day.Doctor Robert Chase on why he became a dentist and the most rewarding aspect of dentistry Read Transcript
Went to a vocational school and took up drafting, and originally I thought I was going to be in the art in some type of form that way. And then found my way going to college and working with computers, and having my experience with my general dentist growing up, feeling comfortable in the chair. It's something that I noted. And just when I would go to visit their office, I would kind of look around: What's available here? And how do they use these tools? Eventually, I had switched over to study biology and really felt at that point that it was, instead of medicine, it would be more in the dental field.
And I'd like to say I'm more of a local boy. I grew up pretty much in South Jersey here. And I went to college in New Jersey, now known as Trenton – well, was known as Trenton State College. Now it's known as the College of New Jersey. And that was my undergraduate, and actually finished up in three and a half years. And then was able to then to go the dental school, Temple University. It's here in Philly, and served the four years there. Got a great education, and so much that I stuck around to do their new residency program that they had started up. And that gave a lot of experience for me at that point. I already had my dental license, but then still being under the wings of some excellent dentists that have come before me.
I have my family team here, if you will, and my personal family. But also, patients have become a family in a sense. So I'm watching kids become adults. I'm watching adults become grandparents, learning about just how it seems like most people own a pet, and the things that probably they talk about on social media. It's just more of one-on-one. That would be the relationships that we've developed over the years and such.
That tireless focus is one of the reasons he received a top-rated doctor and dentist award by Philadelphia Top Rated Doctors. Only the top 5 percent in their field are selected for this distinction.
Outside the office, Dr. Chase uses his skills to benefit the Special Olympics and Operation Smile. This international charity provides free surgeries for children with facial deformities.
He and his wife (and our office team leader), Tammy, enjoy spending time with their three children: Nick, Liz, and Nate. You also might find Dr. Chase cooking, jogging, swimming, traveling, or adding to his collection of U.S. postage stamps.