Kevin Muench

Kevin Muench

Dr. Muench started his private practice in February 1988. Graduated from Boston College in 1980 with a B.S. Degree in Biology. In 1987, he graduated from New Jersey Dental School with honors and was elected into the Dental Honors Society, OKU. He received the Quintessence Operative Dentistry Award and the Dentsply Fixed Prosthodontics Award. In 1993, he received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and in 2002 received a Masters in the Academy. He has completed greater than 1500 hours of continuing education since Dental School. He is an alumnus, visiting faculty, and an Advisory Board member of one of the most significant continuing education groups, The Pankey Institute. Kevin resides in his family home in Maplewood where he was born and raised. Kevin and his wife Eileen have three boys; Colin, Tommy, and Michael. They strongly believe that participation in community efforts are what make the difference in Maplewood NJ.


Why Study Occlusion?

By: Kevin Muench DMD, MAGDTopic Originally Appeared on I’m a restorative dentist with a passion for…

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How Phased Therapy Elevates Your Single Tooth Dentistry Every Time

By: Kevin Muench DMD, MAGD Time can work against you, or it can work for you if phased therapy…

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What Script Do I Need To Order an MRI for a Patient?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 5, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyArticle Originally Appeared on So what script do we need if we order an MRI on our patient? Now, it used to be, several years ago, that MRI was kind of the gold standard for us to look inside the joint. That is not the…

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Dental Assistants: The Unsung Heroes of Dentistry

By Ronda Holman | January 4, 2024

Today, we shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked heroes of dental care: dental assistants. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Through the eyes of Ronda Holman, a seasoned dental assistant with 24+ years of experience, we explore the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable roles these professionals play in dentistry….

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Sedation Dentistry in a General Dental Practice 

By Savanah Craig | January 2, 2024

By: Savannah Craig In a world full of dental phobia, sedation has become an increasingly popular option for dentists to offer their patients. There are many options for types of sedation that can be offered to patients, and each is carefully regulated by state dental boards. I hope to educate patients about what options are…

Vertical Dimension Confusion

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | December 29, 2023

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson Academy There is no topic more confusing and more provoking than changing vertical dimension of occlusion. The reason is that every dentist has seen cases where it did not go very well, for the patient or the dentist. Broken crowns, chipped incisal edges, new TMJ issues,…

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Unmasking the Middle of Dentistry: Advice from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 27, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a renowned dentist and educator. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shared valuable insights and advice for dentists at all stages of their careers. In this article, we will explore the key…

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Embracing Clinical Mistakes, Excellence, and Growth in the Dental World with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 26, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist with a dental practice located in Salem, Massachusetts  Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shares her journey from dental hygiene to prosthodontics and discusses the clinical mistakes she has made and how…

Help! My Dental Assistant Talks Too Much

By Ronda Holman | December 22, 2023

Talking too much can inadvertently cause discomfort to some patients and the schedule.Embrace the challenge of becoming a better listener. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to…

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Why Staying An Associate Is A Big Financial Loss

By David Rice | December 19, 2023

In the realm of personal finance, understanding the nuances of take-home pay is crucial for individuals striving to maximize their earnings, manage their financial well-being, and avoid a big financial loss. By: Dr. David Rice This article delves into the significant differences between the take-home pay of a W-2 employed dental associate earning $200,000 annually…

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So You’ve Been Waitlisted, Now What?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | December 18, 2023

“The reality is, that not everyone will get into dental school, some will be waitlisted,but that doesn’t mean it will NEVER happen.” By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi friends! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I’m a General Dentist living and practicing in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve had a pretty unique journey into, through, and after graduating dental…

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Splint Therapy: Time Is On Our Side

By Dr. Will Kelly | December 15, 2023

By: Will Kelly DMDArticle Originally Appeared on My experience with splint therapy was like most dentists prior to developing the skills taught at Pankey. In fact, my appliance was not really therapy at all. Perhaps just a shot in the dark “helmet” that protected teeth against collisions with very little intention. Throughout the years…