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Meet Dr. James Courey - Prosthodontist

Dr.James Courey
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Dr. James Courey loves dentistry and believes you can never learn enough about something you love.

After dental school, Dr. Courey completed four years of prosthodontic training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and an additional four years of advanced implant training at NYU.

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Dr. Courey's Dental Experience Includes:

  • Four years of dental school at the Univeristy of Iowa
  • Four years of extensive prosthodontic training providing at Montefiore University in New York. This provides him with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements.
  • Four-year implant surgery fellowship at New York University College of Dentistry's prestigious department of Periodontiology and Implantology. This highly advanced training makes him one of the country's few Surgical Prosthodontists.
  • (Current) Postgraduate instructor of implant and restorative dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • (Current) Member of the Top Dentistry Advisory Board, consisting of only the Top 15 dentists in New Jersey, since 2011

Dentist Dr. Courey with a dental patient
Dr. Courey has been voted by other dental professionals as one of the top dentists in New Jersey for over a decade!

He has remained a participant on the Top Dentist Advisory Board every year since its inception.

Dr. Courey receives referrals for the most complex treatments from respected Northeast dentists; who named him "Top Prosthodontist" in a survey published by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

He is an expert in the restoration and replacement of teeth using implants, crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures.

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"Ongoing study of a variety of medical, dental and surgical disciplines gives me a wide range of diagnostic insight and diversified approaches to tooth replacement solutions. There are many resources, tools and technologies available to dental professionals today. Knowing how and when to utilize them is what distinguishes a good dentist from a great dentist. This is what sets us apart."

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, "Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and creation of tooth replacements." Missing or imperfect teeth due to trauma, decay or diseases can be replaced with beautiful, long-lasting, functional teeth.

"A great team is the key to providing our patients with the best restorations available," says Dr. Courey, who practices with fellow prosthodontist, Dr. Joseph Zagami. "Our collaboration with the finest dental specialists and labs leads to innovation in solving the most complicated dental dilemmas."


"I went to Dr. Courey after a miserable year of suffering with ridiculous looking implants done by a regular dentist. I tried to live with the result, but it was awful and was an awful waste of money. I got a recommendation to try Dr. Courey. From day one, the experience was completely different. Dr. Courey was sympathetic, absolutely thorough, and honest about what it would take to restore my look and bite to something approaching my original smile. He outlined the options, explaining which would suffice, which would be best for a long-term outcome, and explained the difference in cost and time. I opted for the intensive work. Dr. Courey is a perfectionist. I was amazed by the time and care he took to ensure every single detail (many I couldn't even understand -- angles and measurements, etc.) was perfect. I am happy to say that I am completely thrilled with the outcome. I never imagined I could have my old, original smile back, but I do! Lesson learned: do not go to your regular dentist and expect a specialist's outcome. Go to a prosthodontist, and if at all possible, go to Dr. Courey. He and his staff are friendly, genuine, terrific professionals. I cannot say enough about this practice. I showed my new smile to my family, friends, and girlfriend - they were all amazed. Thanks again - you are the best."

Bruce MacFarland - 5 stars on Yelp

Watch Testimonials from Dr. Coureys Dental Patients

Implants, Bridges, & Crowns: Stella came to Dr. Courey after failed restoration elsewhere

Dental Implants, Bridges and Crowns: Antonio has been an SDNJ patient since 2004

Dental Implants and Crowns: Juliana was referred by a co-worker and received implants & crowns

"Dr James Courey is quite possibly one of the GREATEST dentist I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I went to him after I lost faith and trust in my previous dentist. Knowing the situation and acknowledging my obvious apprehension he put every worry and question in my mind at ease. His demeanor is relaxed and caring while his knowledge base is amazing. You can tell he really loves what he does. His staff are some of the kindest people I had ever met and were extremely accommodating with my insane work schedule. Dr Courey not only saved my smile, but restored my faith in dentists and people alike. I know I was not always the easiest patient due to past experiences, but he handled my fears and my overzealous mannerisms with amazing confidence assuring me I would not be disappointed. I MOST CERTAINLY WAS NOT. I cannot stop smiling and have NEVER been happier. I highly recommend him and his staff. THANK YOU DR. COUREY FOR GIVING ME MY SMILE BACK!!!!"

- Jennifer P. - 5 Stars on Google