Meet Dr. Joseph Ralph Jr.

Dedication to Patient Care

I began practicing in 1972 and at the time wondered if I had made the right decision. My father and his brother were also dentists, so I was always exposed to the profession at an early age. They loved what they did, and were positive influences on my career choice. It is now 2018 and I would do it all over again in an instant. Dentistry has provided me with a great lifestyle and a strong sense of being able to help people, and has provided our team and their families with income and benefits that makes their lives better.

It is my privilege to see people from all walks of life, all socioeconomic conditions, and all ages. I have learned so much from them: how they deal with loss of a job, a loved one, or a serious illness. How they celebrate the good things in their life and inspire me to do the same.

The connections I’ve made on a personal level with my patients have allowed us to form a bond of trust and friendship. I feel dentistry is a two-way street—we learn mutually from each other and we also get some pain free dentistry done. It’s a win-win for us all!


  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Maryland
  • Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry

Continuing my knowledge during the past 40 years has allowed me to remain knowledgeable in the latest technologies and treatments. It has enabled me to give my patients the necessary options for them to make an educated decision in their treatment.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Passaic County Dental Association
  • ITI Implant Study Group

Beyond the Practice

I grew up in Fair Haven, New Jersey and have lived in Wyckoff since 1974. My wife is a primary school teacher. We have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren.

When I’m not working, I am at the Jersey shore, working in the garden, or doing some home renovation projects. I love to fish, cook, explore new restaurants, travel, and be with my family. I live for family, friends, and food!

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