“I became a dentist to take care of people, not just their teeth. The most fulfilling aspect of my professional career revolves around the relationships and mutual trust that I have developed with my patients throughout the years I’ve been in practice.”
Dr. Harvey Meade, founding partner of Doctors of Dental Medicine, established the practice in 1980. His wife, Terry Meade, RN, his only employee at that time, was instrumental in helping Dr. Meade fulfill his mission of providing the community with an exceptional dental care option that was vastly different in their approach to patient care, than most other dental practices of the time. Today, with a practice philosophy that focuses on uncompromising care and compassion, Dr. Meade, Terry and their colleagues have achieved their goal.
Dr. Meade received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a dental student he served as president of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and was awarded certificates of merit from the departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Upon graduating from dental school he accepted a residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey where he gained extensive experience in oral surgery and in the treatment of dental emergencies and trauma. Committed to continuing professional growth and development, Dr. Meade and his partner, Dr. Richard Hirschlag, are alumni of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Having completed their continuum of courses that teach advanced TMJ, occlusal, prosthetic and practice management skills, Dr. Meade is a highly trained restorative, rehabilitative and aesthetic dentist.
Honored as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry International, Dr. Meade is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Middlesex County Dental Association.
Dr. and Mrs. Meade currently reside in Cranbury, NJ. They have two adult sons, Seth and Ryan. Dr. Meade has always enjoyed music and learned to play guitar a few years ago; it is now one of his true passions. He and Dr. Hirschlag get together frequently to play music. Dr. Meade is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys playing golf, hiking, cycling and traveling.