Jeffrey S. Karlin, DDS

It is my goal to provide the best, highest quality orthodontic treatment to my patients of all ages in a gentle, caring manner. My warmth and sense of humor help to create an atmosphere for families that is inviting and fun. I take the time to get to know each patient and family, and I truly care about improving their lives by creating smiles that will enhance their appearance, confidence, and overall self-esteem. I am dedicated to personalized care and have distinguished myself in the field of orthodontics by providing care that is second to none.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Cornell University, top one percent of graduating class
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – New York University College of Dentistry, Valedictorian
  • Certificate in Orthodontics – New York University College of Dentistry

I continually strive to be at the forefront of contemporary orthodontics. I use my academic, teaching, and clinical backgrounds to bring the latest and most advanced technologies to my patients in order to ensure that they receive the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a comfortable and timely manner. I obtained my board certification in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, a distinction held by only a small percentage of all practicing orthodontists today.

In addition to my formal education, I have completed an orthodontic externship at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and my research has been published in the Journal of Dental Research. As the Chief of Orthodontics at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for over ten years, I have had extensive experience treating the most complex and challenging orthodontic cases.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Chief of Orthodontics, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Invisalign® Premier Provider
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine Top Orthodontist
  • Consumer's Research Council of America Top Orthodontist
  • New Jersey Family Magazine Top Orthodontist

Outside the Office

I live in Manalapan with my wife, Dana, our two children, Zachary and Alexis, and our dog, Stanley. When not treating patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the piano, and sporadically trying to learn how to play golf, as all dentists are supposed to do! 

As a current Monmouth County resident and former Middlesex County resident, I am grateful for the opportunity to provide orthodontic care in the communities in which I am personally involved. However, my commitment to this area extends far beyond my work as an orthodontist. I sponsor numerous sports teams in baseball, gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, basketball, and cheerleading, just to name a few. I also support many dance troupes and school clubs in which my patients participate. I have also participated in various functions for religious organizations and schools, as well as for several charities.