“I hope to develop caring, long-lasting relationships with my patients by combining a sensitivity to their comfort and well-being with my dental expertise and sense of humor.”
A highly skilled and experienced oral surgeon and general dentist, Dr. Richard Hirschlag became a partner in Doctors of Dental Medicine after attending the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education with his long-time friend and dental school classmate Dr. Harvey Meade. With a commitment to the Pankey philosophy of dentistry Dr. Hirschlag’s advanced training in rehabilitative and aesthetic dentistry affords our patients a unique level of care. In addition to his oral surgical abilities, he has close to 30 years experience successfully placing and restoring dental implants.
After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Hirschlag obtained his DMD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After a one-year residency in general practice at the Brooklyn VA Hospital, he completed a three-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center. As an alumnus of the L. D. Pankey institute and a member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Dr. Hirschlag is ever in pursuit of professional growth and development. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Bergen County Dental Association.
Married for over 30 years to actress Julia Barr, Dr. Hirschlag has one daughter who lives in NYC pursuing a career in film and television production. He and his wife are animal lovers (they have adopted a menagerie of rescued pets over the years). Dr. H. is an avid musician and has recorded a CD with his wife and daughter of holiday songs for the benefit of the Humane Society. CDs are available in the office and all proceeds go directly to the Humane Society.