David St. Ledger, DDS
Meet Our Doctors and Staff
Behind every great dental practice is a great team. Our staff members are the cornerstone of our practice. There dedication and selflessness behind the scenes create an inviting and safe environment for the patients. The success of this practice has as much to do with a hard working and committed staff as it does the doctors themselves. Exceptional dental care. Personalized service.
Stephen Press, DMD
Stephen Press B.S., D.M.D. graduated from S.U.N.Y. at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree and from the University of Pittsburgh school of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate in 1990 with a license in Conscious Sedation. After graduation, he began practicing in the Montclair area and in 1996 started Upper Montclair Dental Associates. With a philosophy of high quality, patient orientated dental care, in a warm, comfortable and friendly environment, they emphasis in educating their patients, which empowers them to make more informed decisions about their oral health.
Dr. Press is currently on staff at Mountainside Hospital as an Attending General Dentist where he instructs the dental residents. Active in the community, he participates during Dental Health Month visiting schools and is past Vice President in the Montclair Rotary Club. His philosophy is to always strive for perfection which necessitates a life long commitment to education and therefore attends classes on a monthly basis. Having studied at the prestigious Pankey Institute, Dr. Press also takes continuing education with the Academy of Comprehensive Dental Studies et al. Dr. Press is recognized as a Top Dentist in the region for 2015 and 2016 by Montclair Magazine.
- Member of The Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Associate Member of American Society for Dental Aesthetics
- Member of American Dental Association
- Member of New Jersey Dental Association
- Member of Essex County Dental Association
- Member of Western Essex Dental Association
- Spear Education Study Club Member
David St. Ledger, DDS
Dr. David St. Ledger is committed to learning. In 1990, he received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and minored in Sociology from The University of Scranton. He also holds and successfully defended his undergraduate thesis in molecular biology with two years of laboratory research. He received a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994, where he was Vice-President and then President of the Student Council from 1992-94, received the Crest Award in Geriatric Dentistry, and multiple leadership awards from the University, including The Ella Marie Ewell Award, as well as from the American College of Dentists.
After dental school, Dr. St. Ledger spent a year in a general practice residency program at The Mountainside Hospital. He became an Attending at Mountainside Hospital in 1996 where he is a teacher and Clinical Professor, to present day. He is involved with the local schools for education and awareness during Dental Health Month. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentisty, an elected member by peer review to the International Association of Dentists and Physicians, and The Western Essex Dental Association, the latter of which he served as an officer for four years and additionally as President for 2002 and 2003. He was elected by Montclair Magazine as one of the regions Top Dentists for 2013 and again for 2014, 2015, and 2016. NJ Top Docs recognized him in 2014 and 2015 as a Top Dentist for General/Restorative Dentistty. Dr. St. Ledger is very active in advanced dental education. He is an alumnus of the world renowned Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and Spear Education, an Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Scottsdale, AZ. He is currently involved in a continuum of learning as a Faculty Club member at Spear Education. In 2015, he continues to Mentor at Spear Education as a Visiting Faculty member, and is a Moderator for Spear Education's online content, a digital suite of virtual learning and sharing. Dr. St. Ledger is also a Contributing Author for Spear Digest. http://www.speareducation.com
Our dedicated, educated, and informed staff work incessantly behind the scenes on the finest details ensuring your time with us is comfortable and pleasant.