Blair Schachtel, D.M.D.

Dentist in Livingston, NJ

Family, Cosmetic, Pediatric, Implant & General Dentistry

66 East Mt Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Blair Schachtel

At Livingston Dental Group of Livingston, New Jersey, we are committed to providing you and your family with caring, personalized attention with the experience and expertise you expect from an award winning dentist. From prevention to emergency, our comprehensive cosmetic, restorative and general services cover your dental needs. Dr. Schachtel values a well-informed approach with his patients, and we like to think of you as lifelong partners. Let us work with you to create an individualized plan optimized to preserve your oral health for years to come. Call today and schedule a free dental consultation.

Livingston, NJ Dentist Blair A. Schachtel, DMD

Blair A. Schachtel, DMD

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA BA Sociology 1992

University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medical Dentistry 1996

Chief Resident at Beth Israel Hospital 1996-1997

Outstanding Dentistry Award
by the Academy of Operative Dentistry 1996

"Guide to America's Top Dentists"
2011, 2012, 2013

Affiliated with:
Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Newark NJ
St.Barnabas Hospital
, Livingston NJ

If you need a great local family dentist, make an appointment to see Dr. Schachtel.

Livingston Dental Group serves Livingston and the nearby towns of:

Caldwell | East Hanover | Essex Fells | Florham Park | Maplewood | Millburn | North Caldwell | Roseland | Short Hills | South Orange | Verona | West Caldwell | West Orange

Just a small note and a little something to say "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts.

We cannot put into words how we feel about the wonderful care and kindness you showed our family. It was so nice of you to come in and take care of our little Natalie on Thanksgiving evening. We will never forget how wonderful you were with her.

You are truly a special person. The world would be a better place if more people were like you!

Thanks again!

Laura, Enrique, Julia & of course, Natalie R.

Our Services

Livingston Dental Group provides comprehensive family, restorative & implant, cosmetic and general dental services in a comforting and friendly environment. We invite you to see why individuals and families in the greater Livingston, NJ area have trusted Dr. Schachtel to provide compassionate and thorough care for over 15 years. New patients are welcome, so call today for an appointment!

General Dentistry

Livingston Dental Group of Livingston, NJ conveniently and expertly meets all of your dental needs. From white fillings and tooth extractions, to regular check-ups and professional cleanings, we are here for you. We believe preventative care is key to maintaining oral health, and Dr. Schachtel gives his patients the tools necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits. As a patient at Livingston Dental Group you will be informed of all available treatments and options to meet your individual dental needs. Let's work together to keep you on the road to strong oral health! Here are some of the services we offer:


Symptoms of gum disease often go unnoticed until it's too late. If gum tissue is threatened by bacteria or tartar, it is crucial to receive treatment before infection develops. A regular check-up with Dr. Schachtel includes a thorough periodontal exam designed to detect early signs of gum disease.

When early signs of gum disease are present, we may recommend scaling and root planing. This deep-cleaning procedure removes plaque from below the gum lines, halting gum disease before damage becomes severe or irreversible.

Schedule a check-up today if you're worried about gum disease. Dr. Schachtel will advise you on the proper course of action and help you take charge of your oral health. Don't delay!

Learn more about Periodontitis (Gum Disease) Treatment.


At Livingston Dental Group we believe in providing comprehensive expert care, that's why we have an orthodontist on staff who comes in weekly. If you are looking to straighten your smile or require braces for any reasons, Livingston Dental Group can serve your needs. In addition to traditional braces and retainers we also offer Invisalign, a virtually invisible way for children, teens, and adults to achieve straighter teeth.

A complimentary consultation with our knowledgable team can determine which option is right for you. Whatever your orthodontic needs are we are here to help. Call today for the smile you've always wanted!

Learn more about Orthodontic Treatment.

Root Canal

Root canal therapy is necessary when the heart of the tooth, called the pulp, becomes infected. This happens as a result of advanced tooth decay or when trauma to a tooth, such as a chip or a crack, damages the nerve. A root canal restores a damaged tooth to full form by removing the affected pulp and cleaning the canal. Once that is completed the tooth is sealed with a crown.

At Livingston Dental Group we want our patients to preserve their natural teeth whenever possible. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods is one common symptom of a tooth in trouble and shouldn't go ignored. If you are feeling discomfort let us help you. Relief is a phone call away! Call now and speak with one of our compassionate staff.

Learn more about Root Canal (Endodontics) Treatment.


When it comes to those hard-to-reach crevices sometimes brushing is not enough. If left alone, these small areas can develop tooth decay. Dental sealants are a convenient and economical way to dramatically reduce the chances of this happening.

In a single office visit Dr. Schachtel paints the sealant, a thin, plastic coating, onto the surfaces of the teeth, providing a protective shield over the enamel. This quick and painless procedure is perfect for children, teens and adults!

Learn more about Dental Sealants.


At Livingston Dental Group we understand the importance of establishing good dental hygiene and oral care at a young age, and we are committed to providing your family with the best care in a fun, pleasant environment. We see kids of all ages, starting as early as 3 years old, and our staff is sensitive to anxiety and fear that children may have.

A lifetime of good oral health begins with preventative care. Let Livingston Dental Group lead your family into a smiling future. Call today and schedule a complimentary consultation.


At Livingston Dental Group the safety and comfort of your family is paramount. That's why we use the most modern and advanced digital X-ray technology. Compared to film, digital X-ray decreases the radiation dose by up to 90%, and also eliminates the need for your child to bite down on a sharp piece of plastic.

With this technology Dr. Schachtel is able to conduct a thorough exam that doesn't keep your child in the dentist chair too long. And when it's over Dr. Schachtel gives out prizes guaranteed to have your family smiling!

Learn more about Digital X-Rays.

Restorative & Implant Dentistry

We keep smiles healthy and attractive at Livingston Dental Group by offering comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry services. Our experienced and knowledgeable team restores all types of implants, porcelain crowns, bridges, and partial and full dentures.


Natural-looking bridges can be an ideal solution to replace or support missing or damaged teeth. Unlike dentures, dental bridges offer a more permanent solution. A bridge is a replacement tooth (or teeth) held in place by caps that are placed over the remaining teeth on either side of the empty space in the mouth. Dental bridges can also be supported by implants instead of natural teeth.

Thanks to Dr. Schachtel's expertise this procedure is simple and the results aesthetically pleasing.

Learn more about Dental Bridges.


Having missing teeth not only impacts your appearance, but also affects how your mouth functions. Your ability to chew and speak are compromised when there are large spaces between your teeth. At Livingston Dental Group we provide partial and full dentures that look and feel like natural teeth. With our expert care comes a promise to give you the instructions you need to properly maintain your dentures.

Dr. Schachtel welcomes you to come in for a complimentary consultation and find out if dentures are right for you. Take the first step to getting the bright smile you deserve!

Learn more about Dentures.


When a tooth becomes too compromised you may need a replacement. Livingston Dental Group can help with a dental implant. A dental implant is a modern tooth replacement that closely resembles a natural tooth. Implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically implanted in the upper or lower jawbones. Made out of titanium, dental implants are durable and stable and with proper care last for years.

Schedule an appointment with our dental office and find out if a dental implant is the right tooth replacement option for you.

Learn more about Dental Implants.


A dental crown is a type of restoration that can perform several functions. Designed to entirely cover the surface of a damaged tooth, crowns can be used to strengthen or improve the structure of a damaged or fractured tooth and also to improve the appearance of a misshaped or discolored smile. Designed to entirely cover the surface of a damaged tooth, our ceramic and porcelain crowns can be crafted to match the color of your natural teeth.

The team at Livingston Dental Group invites you to see why so many trust us to provide quality restorative and cosmetic results.

Learn more about Dental Crowns.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing. During these pauses sleep is disrupted, resulting in daytime sleepiness. Livingston Dental Group treats this condition with a custom made appliance called a sleep apnea mouth guard.

Dr. Schachtel works with several sleep apnea specialists and hospitals in the New Jersey area and his comprehensive work up ensures the best care possible. If you are concerned you may have sleep apnea, or if snoring has become a problem, call Dr. Schachtel and set up a complimentary consultation.

Learn more about Sleep Apnea.


TMJ disorder refers to a set of problems associated with the joints and muscles in the jaw. Bite misalignment, grinding of the teeth, and traumatic injury are a few leading causes of TMJ disorder. A variety of symptoms may indicate TMJ, including jaw muscle soreness, headaches, ringing in the ears, clicking or other sounds when opening and closing the mouth, and restricted jaw mobility.

At Livingston Dental Group we understand TMJ disorders require an individualized approach. Dr. Schachtel conducts a comprehensive evaluation and exam before customizing the best course of treatment to suit your special needs. If you are experiencing these symptoms call us today!

Learn more about TMJ.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Schachtel uses his expertise to create an aesthetically beautiful smile while maintaining your long-term oral health. Livingston Dental Group offers porcelain veneers, Zoom teeth whitening, dental crowns, implants and white fillings. Let Dr. Schachtel customize the best smile makeover plan for you!


Porcelain veneers are one way we are able to not only aesthetically enhance but strengthen your smile. Veneers are durable shells that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct chips and spaces, discolorations, stains, and other imperfections.

Dr. Schachtel custom designs veneers in his office using precise models of your teeth. The result is natural-looking veneers with the best possible fit.

Learn more about Porcelain Veneers.

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth can quickly and dramatically improve your smile, and achieving results has never been easier or more economical. An in-office Zoom whitening procedure is safe, pain-free, and only takes about an hour. Come in to Livingston Dental Group over your lunch break and watch TV while your smile gets brighter!

Learn more about Teeth Whitening.

White Fillings

Livingston Dental Group offers an alternative to amalgam or silver fillings. We use white fillings that are designed to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth. White fillings not only restore fractured or decayed teeth but can also be used to close gaps or to change the shape of a tooth.

If you are interested in tooth-colored fillings that blend in naturally with your teeth, call today for an appointment.

Learn more about White Fillings.

Modern Comfortable Exam Rooms

Our modern technology is maximized for safety and comfort. We use digital X-Ray machines that don't expose your little ones to radiation, and with our Panorex X-Ray machine there is no need to place film inside your child's mouth. Instead, your child stands up while pictures are taken. There are also TV's in each exam room and a big toy chest that kids look forward to exploring when they come back for check-ups and cleanings.

state of the art dental equipment

State-of-the-art equipment allows us to make your visit as pleasant and painless as possible.

Watch television while we fix your smile!

Watch television while we fix your smile!

friendly dental team

Our friendly team serves everyone in your family, from the oldest to the youngest.

Dear Dr. Blair,

I hope you know how much I appreciate everything you've done for me. You're the best dentist ever!

Thank you again for being so competent and kind!

Marcelle H


Livingston New Jersey dentist office

We are conveniently located at 66 East Mount Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, NJ. The dental office works with most insurance companies and we offer payment plans. Give us a call and one of our friendly staff will schedule an appointment that works for you.

Blair A. Schachtel, DMD

66 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston NJ, 07039
Tel:(973) 992-1918
Fax: (973) 992-1924



*We are open some Saturdays, please call for details.


If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment or are delayed for any reason, please call us as soon as possible at (973) 992-1918.

Emergency Care

Livingston Dental Group dentist offers same day appointments, extended office hours, and weekend availability for patients experiencing dental emergencies. If you are a patient in crisis call Dr. Schachtel right away at (973) 992-1918.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most traditional insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan.

Payment Options

Livingston Dental Group offers a variety of payment options and financing plans tailored to fit your budget.

We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, and we work with most insurance companies.

Call now to find out more about our complimentary consultations and no-interest financing!

We serve the greater Livingston, New Jersey area and are near to:

Caldwell, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, North Caldwell, Roseland, Short Hills, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell & West Orange.

Contact Us

(973) 992-1918

66 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039