Meet Dr. James Fisher

Bettering Lives, One Person and One Smile at a Time

It has been my honor to meet and care for so many people in the years I’ve been a dentist. I have watched families grow over time, seeing children become young adults who then bring their children to the office, and caring for the older generations, as well.

It is rewarding to have time to get to know each patient as a person, to learn who they are and be part of their lives. I have learned that by really listening to someone, as they talk about their day and activities, my world is expanded and I appreciate that. I also know that, using what a patient shares with me, I am able to craft a care plan that works for the whole of their situation, beyond their dental needs.

I particularly enjoy working with people who have dental anxiety. It is amazing to help a fearful person work through their concerns, offering support and encouragement as well as a painless visit, and have them tell me they look forward to coming back!

I want our patients to know that everyone at Notchview Dental Group cares about them as a person. We want only the best for them: full, happy, successful lives; great health; and a smile they love to share!


  • Clifton High School
  • Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry

One of the fascinating things about dentistry is the ongoing changes. I have been practicing since 1972 and today we are able to do so many more things, more comfortably, then when I first started seeing patients.

I enjoy staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, learning about new techniques and technologies, and honing my skills. My patients deserve the best dental experience and strongest results; continuing education helps me exceed their expectations.

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Passaic County Dental Society

Beyond the Practice

I grew up in Clifton and now live in Nutley. Julie, my wife, is a hygienist for a Periodontist. I have three children, four grandchildren, and love time with them, especially when we’re grilling outdoors. I also enjoy fishing, spending time in the garden, and reading, and adore our family dogs.

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