Meet Dr. Peter Kaplan
G. Peter Kaplan, DMD
As a dentist, I get to help people many ways, and I am privileged to be part of such a wonderful community. I enable my patients to live healthy lives and get smiles they are proud to show off. When I run into my patients in the hardware store or at the park and see their smiling faces, it always makes my day. My team and I always strive to provide a positive dental experience, and to give the highest quality treatments available.
Education after Continuing Education
Before becoming a dentist, I graduated from Bergen Catholic High School, then went on to attain my bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University. Afterward, I attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)l Dental School.
After attaining my DMD, I joined the US Army from 1972 to 1973, working in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I learned a lot during that time, and think of my career as a lifelong learning opportunity. I continue to take courses at UMDNJ, as well as being active in the Seminars for the Advancement of Dentistry (SADE) and the Seattle Study Club. As part of my continuing education, I am also active in the American Dental Association, the Tri County Dental Society and the New Jersey Dental Association. I know that continuing education is imperative in dentistry in order to bring the highest level of care to my patients.
I have been proud to practice dentistry for our community for more than 40 years, and enjoy performing services for my patients that they cannot do themselves. It is a magical feeling to relieve a person's pain with my hands, and to teach a patient to save their teeth through preventive dentistry.
I love knowing that each day, I contribute to the overall health of my patients. One of my most memorable times as a dental officer in the Army was getting visits from young men who had never brushed their teeth, and I taught them the importance of using a toothbrush. Using my knowledge and skills to help people is the reason I became a dentist, and I love coming to work each and every day.
I am originally from Paramus, and have enjoyed living in Randolph since my family moved here in 1973. My lovely wife, Maureen, and I have three grown children named Elizabeth, Christopher, and John, and four wonderful grandchildren! In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, fishing, woodworking, model railroading and of course spending time with my family.
As an active member of our community, I am a member of the following organizations:
- Civil Defense Heavy rescue Squad 1959–1963
- Randolph Rotary
- Randolph Parks and conservation Committee
- Randolph Environmental Committee
- Randolph Planning Board 1975-95
- Randolph Board of Adjustment
- Resurrection Parish Member and past chairman of Social Committee
- Randolph Wrestling Booster Club Treasurer