Welcome to Mountainside Orthodontics. Dr. Eric Frank is passionate about creating healthy and beautiful smiles for children, teens and adults in a friendly and comfortable setting. We strive to create a boutique experience for our patients. We understand that each patient has individual needs and desires and we work hard to achieve them. We believe orthodontics is a team effort and strive to work with our patients to achieve the best result for each individual.
Boutique Experience. Technology. Teachers. Health. This is what sets Mountainside Orthodontics apart.
We are centrally located in Mountainside, NJ serving our neighbors in the Greater Westfield Area.
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Eric Frank is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and an avid Florida Gators fan. He studied Nutritional Science, earning a B.S. summa cum laude. He went on to earn his D.D.S. at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he held many leadership positions at both the local and national level . He stayed at Columbia to study in the Division of Orthodontics, a 3 year program, where he served as Chief during his final year. Dr. Frank conducted significant research at Columbia’s Center for Cranio facial Regeneration. He has studied signaling pathways in tooth development as well as the homing and differentiation process of endogenous stem cells, publishing an article on the topic. While at Columbia Dr. Frank also earned his M.A. as a Dental Educator from Columbia University Teacher’s College and was appointed to teach student dentists in the clinic.
After graduation, Dr. Frank took the additional step of pursuing board certification with the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). This multi-stage certification includes a written examination, thorough review of patient care skills and culminates in an exhaustive oral examination before a panel of orthodontists. A minority of orthodontists ever attain Diplomate status with the ABO. Dr. Frank passed the final stage and earned this prestigious recognition in February 2015!
Dr. Frank is a member of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the Union County Dental Society. To keep up to date on advances in orthodontic care, Dr. Frank attends continuing education courses on a regular basis including Invisalign, The McLaughlin Course, the Damon Forum and AAO Annual Session.
Dr. Frank enjoys golf and SCUBA diving in the summer, skiing in the winter and running all year long. He recently competed in the 2015 NYC Triathlon, finishing in the top 10% of all athletes and is registered to compete again in 2016.
Dr. Frank and his wife Dr. Aimee, a pediatric dentist, strongly believe in volunteering and helping children in need. They have participated in missions to Jamaica to provide dental care to children in rural districts. They recently returned from a trip to staff a clinic in Jerusalem that provides dental care to underserved Israeli and Palestinian children in summer of 2014.