McCleaster Family Dental in Ledgewood
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  • General Dentistry

McCleaster Family Dental

About Us

Dr. McCleaster has the amazing ability to talk with his patients about anything other than dentistry, and through these conversations, he’s able to learn about them, so he can personalize their care to help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile while enjoying a comfortable experience.

Whether it’s time for your six-month checkup, you want to rebuild your smile with dental implants, or you need treatment from a skilled emergency dentist near you, he’s here to help!

Our Dentist

Michael McCleaster, DMD

Dr. McCleaster says that nothing is more rewarding than transforming a patient’s smile and watching their personality blossom as a result. Plus, he feels very fortunate that he gets to do this while working with such great people every day—both his patients and our staff!

Education & Training

Dr. McCleaster started his collegiate career at the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and he eventually earned his DMD degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ). This was followed by a General Practice Residency at Morristown Medical Center.

Over the course of his decade-plus career in dentistry, he has completed advanced training focused on many types of treatment, including dental implants (through Columbia University), orthodontics with clear aligners, teeth whitening, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic procedures.

Professional Memberships
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Density
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Seattle Study Club
Our Services

When you visit McCleaster Family Dental, you’ll be treated as more than just a name on a chart; our close-knit, friendly dental team takes the time to get to know you as a person. That way, Dr. Michael McCleaster can provide truly exceptional dental care that meets your unique needs.

We see patients of all ages and from all walks of life. To that end, we offer a variety of dental services in our Ledgewood, NJ dental office, which you can browse below.

Our Office
Phone: (973) 381-8349
Monday: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

The office is open one Saturday per month.


Dental Insurance Welcome
We understand that dental care can be costly, which is why we are happy to accept many different insurance plans. We will work to file your paperwork and claims on your behalf. This approach allows you to stress less about your appointment and the often overwhelming aspects of dental insurance. Our team is here to help minimize the frustrations and maximize your benefits.  Please contact us directly for specific insurance related questions.

“Dr.McCleaster and his staff are amazing. They are approachable, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. They treat each patient as if they are part of the family. My children typically do not like going to the dentist but with Dr. McCleaster they are willing to get their teeth cleaned. Thank you for making going to the dentist easy. We are very grateful to have you as our all-star dental team.”


“I upgraded from my pediatric dentistry to McCleaster Family dental late last year and could not be happier with this decision. I was overdue for a cleaning and the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. Clarice has decades of experience and takes an appropriate amount of time (20-40 minutes, sometimes more) to clean teeth. I’ve had friends at other dentists tell me their hygienist only spends 5 minutes cleaning!! Yuck!

I have since committed to a year long clear correct aligner process with Dr McCleaster and things are going well. There was an instance where I needed to adjust one of my attachments ahead of schedule and the staff did not hesitate to accommodate my schedule need.

They are able to answer all questions I ask and I feel comfortable trusting their best judgement as true professionals of the craft.”


“Dr. McCleaster and his team are wonderful! The office staff is attentive and it is easy to schedule and/or change appointments. Dr. McCleaster has worked on several crowns and each time I am amazed at his attention to detail. Clarice is an amazing hygienist and has worked with me to prevent issues before they become bigger ones. Overall, I cannot say enough good things about this practice!”