The Dental Center in Red Bank
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  • General Dentistry

The Dental Center

About Us

Our mission is to provide the finest oral health care with genuine compassion, warmth and commitment to all of our patients. We excel at maintaining a caring environment that is respectful of all people. The goal of our unique, multi-faceted practice is to provide total patient care, which means that we listen to your concerns and take into account your needs and goals for optimum health.

We make it a priority that our work is always of the highest caliber. We know you only get one mouth, and we hold ourselves to the highest standard of care. We use the finest materials for restorative dentistry and implement technology designed to enhance the dentistry we provide.

As a perfectionist, Dr. Morales is only satisfied when his work is beautiful and his patients are happy.

Our Dentist

Dr. Hector Morales

Dr. Hector F. Morales graduated in 1992 obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from N.Y. University College of Dentistry. He also holds a degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico.

Following graduation, Dr. Morales entered a one year general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and subsequently completed a second year General Practice Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn.

Dr. Morales has been in a private practice since 1995. He is passionate about dentistry and is fully dedicated to providing the highest level of gold standard care and service to all his patients. His commitment to excellence involves spending hundreds of hours in continuing education related to the latest technology and clinical skills.

He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth County Dental Society and Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico.

Outside his professional passion of dentistry, Dr. Morales spends time with his wonderful family, and enjoys IronMan competitions.

Education & Training
  • N.Y. University College of Dentistry
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y
  • The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Monmouth County Dental Society
  • Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico
  • Our Services


    Preventive care (sometimes called “preventative care”) is routine health care that includes screenings, services and counseling to help prevent illness, disease or other health problems. It’s covered by your plan because it can help you stay healthy and lets you know if you may develop a health problem.

    This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden.

    General Dentistry

    Through routine cleanings, early detection of cavities, and other preventative procedures, we are able to help you keep your smile in the best possible condition in an economical way.

    A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.
    Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous, is a chemical compound, an oxide of nitrogen with the formula N ₂O. At room temperature, it is a colourless non-flammable gas, with a slight metallic scent and taste.
    “Perio” means around, and “dontal” refers to teeth. Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.
    Invisalign clear aligners work the same way traditional braces do: by applying carefully controlled forces to teeth to move them into a better position. But they are not made of metal; instead, they are made of clear, flexible plastic.
    A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, toothpulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
    Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between.
    A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
    Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
    A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.
    In dentistry, inlays and onlays are a form of indirect restoration. This means they are made outside of the mouth as a single, solid piece, that fits the specific size and shape of the cavity.
    Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance.
    Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth, to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes.
    This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth.
    ViziLite® TBlue is used to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.
    This is used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing.
    Brushing and flossing daily helps to prevent plaque buildup, but a professional cleaning every six months is even more effective.
    Our Office
    Phone: (732) 345-7100
    Fax: (732) 345-7440
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Saturday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    Our office is open Monday through Thursday and also Saturday, with hours that can accommodate most any schedule. We know that your time is important, and we work to ensure that your visit happens as professionally and quickly as possible.