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Scotch Plains Dental Suite

1776 Raritan Road

Room 432 (First floor)

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

(908) 889-2410 / (908) 889-2411



The Rutgers School of Health Professions operates a dental hygiene clinic offering reduced-cost dental hygiene services for children and adults. The Scotch Plains Dental Suite also offers group demonstrations of oral health care instruction for school classes visiting the clinic. The Dental Suite is located on the Union County Vocational-Technical School campus in Scotch Plains, NJ. Click here for map. Medicaid patients are welcome.

Dental Hygiene Services

The Scotch Plains Dental Suite offers preventive services which include:

  • medical history review
  • blood pressure screening
  • oral cancer screening
  • dental examination
  • periodontal examination to determine the health of the supporting structures of the teeth
  • education on current oral hygiene techniques
  • nutritional counseling
  • dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • dental hygiene therapy (scaling)
  • polishing of teeth
  • fluoride treatments
  • dental sealants
  • mouthguards

All procedures performed by students are under the supervision of instructors and a licensed dentist and usually require more than one visit to be completed.

Scotch Plains: Dental Hygiene Clinic Hours: Spring


10:00 a.m.


1:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


9:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.


12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.


9:30 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

Making an Appointment

The Scotch Plains Dental Suite is open year-round to take your calls and make appointments. Dental hygiene services are available from September to May. To make an appointment, please contact:

Ms. Deborah Galigardo (or) Ms. Lisa Rustemeyer

Administrative Coordinators

(908) 889-2410 / (908) 889-2411

Revised Clinic ADA Procedure Codes and Fees: Please click below


There is no charge for dental hygiene treatment of a dental hygiene student’s spouse or children. This does not include treatment for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

A 50% discount is available for patients with partial dentition or less. Please inform the Administrative Coordinator in Scotch Plains for the patient discount.

Patients on Medicaid will receive free dental treatment upon presentation of their card with account number. Please see the Administrative Coordinator for the form to be completed by the patient.

Patients with an annual income of $7,000.00 or less will receive dental hygiene services at a reduced rate. Please inform the Administrative Coordinator so that arrangements may be made.


The Scotch Plains Dental Suite is located on the Rutgers SHP campus in Scotch Plains, NJ. It can be reached by car from the Garden State Parkway and US Highway 22. Click here for map and travel directions.

NJ Transit operates bus service to the Scotch Plains Dental Suite, with transfer points in Clark, Linden, Roselle and Elizabeth. Schedule # 112 may be requested from the Administrative Coordinator (908) 889-2410 or by calling NJ Transit: 1-800-772-2222 or (908) 709-7518. Patrons over 62 years of age may be eligible for a reduced fare. For more information, call the Reduced Fare Program Office: (973) 378-6401.


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