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I want straighter teeth

Invisalign brings stealth straightening to you with thin, invisible trays. Academy Dental Care’s experience puts a stunning smile within easy reach.

I need a tooth replaced

Dental implants bring the ultimate solution for missing teeth. Dr. Ella Shuster in New Jersey brings her expertise to direct your implant case at every stage.

I want to improve my smile

Westfield and Chatham, NJ’s best dentist, Dr. Ella Shuster, offers cosmetic dentistry options that perfect your smile & restore your confidence.

Welcome To Academy Dental Care

With our two convenient locations in westfield, NJ, and Chatham, NJ, we care for patients from the surrounding communities of scotch plains/fanwood, garwood, clark, cranford, springfield, summit, new providence, madison, florham park, millburn/short hills and livingston.

Academy Dental Care is your local, family-friendly dental office. We manage everything from children’s checkups to implant dentistry, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry. 

Dr. Ella Shuster is a fourth-generation dentist, continuing the tradition of dental excellence that has been a part of her family for over a century. She wants her patients to feel like they are home and enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood, and cater to your schedule. Because your comfort is important to us, we offer many of the modern amenities you’ve come to expect in a dental office. We believe that whatever your dental needs may be, you will be treated with the highest quality dentistry available and with the most compassionate, respectful care you deserve. 

Our Locations

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Westfield Location

Chatham Location

Meet the Dentist

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Ella Shuster DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Dr. Ella Shuster grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, and she now practices dentistry at Academy Dental Care in her two offices in Westfield and Chatham, New Jersey. Dr. Shuster is comfortable with all aspects of general dentistry — root canals, fillings, crowns, bridges and implants — and she is especially interested in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign® orthodontics, restorative dentistry, and dental sleep medicine.


Dr. Jonathan Mendia

A New Jersey native, Dr. Mendia attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Mendia completed a post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Dr. Joseph Zelig

Dr. Joseph Zelig

Dr. Zelig is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has made significant achievements beyond the educational requirements of the specialty and has received one of the highest recognitions awarded to periodontists.

Our Reviews

Our patients are our biggest fans. Here's a few highlights from our public reviews:

I absolutely loved my first appointment! Everyone was so nice and made me very comfortable. I will recommend this dental office to everyone. They are not pushy at all. Loved it. Will be back in April for my next appointment.
— Michelle S.
Absolute best dentist in the area! Dr. Shuster and her team genuinely care about each patient. I had been searching for the best dentist to get dental implants for a couple of years and so happy I found Academy dental care. I’ve had my implants for a couple of months now and haven’t had a single issue. I tell all my family and friends that need a dentist to visit her.
— Emily L.
We love Dr. Ella. She is awesome with our children and they actually enjoy going to the dentist again. The hygienist staff is great to work with and takes the time to explain proper brushing and flossing to the kids. The office staff is friendly and helpful. I’m so happy we switched to Academy Dental
— Stacey R.
Three generations of our family use Academy Dental services for many years. It is truly a family practice. Dr. Shuster is a top-notch professional dedicated to her patients. The staff and oral hygienists are excellent.
— Roma M.