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Dr. Michelle M. Backhaus

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Michelle M. Backhaus

Dr. Michelle M. Backhaus, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, grew up in Averill Park, New York (a suburb of Albany). She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology in 2000. Thereafter, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia where she received her D.M.D. in 2003. While at Penn, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Matthew Cryer Dental Honor Societies and graduated at the top of her class.

Our Parents have Spoken Dr. Michelle M. Backhaus has been voted for the fourth year in a row "NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs" in NJ Family Magazine for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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After dental school, Dr. Backhaus continued her postgraduate studies at New York University and received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2005. While at NYU, Dr. Backhaus spent time at Rose F. Kennedy Hospital, NYU Tisch Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Backhaus is a member of numerous professional organizations including, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Jersey Association of Pediatric Dentists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Middlesex County Dental Society and the American Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Backhaus, is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, as an active attending, of the Pediatric Dental Dept., as well currently holds the position of Vice President for the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Backhaus is married to her colleague, Dr. Christopher Overcash and they reside in Monmouth County with their son, Preston, and their daughter, Emerson. When not in the office, Dr. Backhaus enjoys traveling, skiing, reading a good book and spending time with family and friends.

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Michelle M. Backhaus, DMD was voted a Top Dentist on New Jersey Monthly Magazine for 2018!

Dr. Christopher R. Overcash


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Dr. Christopher R. Overcash

Dr. Christopher R. Overcash, a New Jersey native, grew up in Medford, NJ. He attended Roanoke College in Virginia where he graduated with honors in Biology in 1998. A 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Overcash earned a Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2005.

Our Parents have Spoken Dr. Christopher R. Overcash has been voted a "NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs" in NJ Family Magazine for 2014 & 2015

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Dr. Overcash has received numerous awards and honors. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. The National Board Part II Honors and the Matthew Cryer Honor Society. He received the Achievement Award in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Columbia Dento-form Corp. Award and the International College of Dentists Award.

Dr. Overcash belongs to several prestigious professional organizations, including, the American Association of Orthodontists, the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Middlesex County Dental Society. Dr. Overcash is currently the President for the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Overcash lives in Monmouth County with his wife and colleague, Dr. Michelle Backhaus. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his children, Preston and Emerson, traveling and watching his favorite sports teams compete.

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About Our Team

Dr. Michelle M Backhaus, Pediatric Dentist, and Dr. Christopher R. Overcash, Orthodontist of Central Jersey Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, are located in East Brunswick, NJ. They specialize in infants, children, teens and patients with special needs as well as offering various types of sedation dentistry. The office provides services for all surrounding cities including Old Bridge, Sayreville and Monroe.

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Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age.

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176 Summerhill Rd.
East Bruswick, NJ 08876
Ph: 732-257-5588
Fax: 732-257-9189
Email: cjpdo3@hotmail.com

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