Richard J. Cleave, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Cleave graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State College, now Montclair State University, with a BS Degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry.
Dr. Cleave earned his Doctor Of Dental Medicine degree from the University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey (UMDNJ); now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Cleave is a General Dentist with advanced training in Implant Dentistry & Intravenous Moderate Sedation.
Training included an Implant Residency Program (Maxi Course) co-sponsored by Brookdale Hospital in New York City and UMDNJ. Training for Parenteral, IV Moderate Sedation, was completed at Albert Einstein Medical School, and Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Cleave is a Diplomate of The American Board Of Oral Implantology - Implant Dentistry. There are currently less than 400 Credentialed Implant Dentists in North America. As of November 2012 there are less than 30 fully Credentialed Dental Implantologists in the State of New Jersey. This status represents the highest degree of training and experience in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Cleave is also a Diplomate in The International Congress Of Oral Implantology. This is the the highest International recognitions that exists for Dental Implantologists.
In addition, Dr. Cleave has earned Fellowships in The American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, The Academy Of Implants And Transplants, and The Academy Of General Dentistry.
Dr. Cleave also has Diplomate status in the National Dental Board Of Anesthesiology and is a Fellow in the American Dental Society Of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Cleave performs both the Surgical & Prosthetic (restorative) phases of Implant Dentistry. This means that the entire comprehensive procedure will be done at the same office from start to finish. Maintenance is also very important and whom better to maintain these advanced services than the rendering doctor and staff. Dr. Cleave also has published implant related articles in such prestigious implant journals as the "Journal Of Oral Implantology." Dr. Cleave was a Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology for many years.
Parenteral techniques, which include Intravenous Sedation, also requires additional training and credentialing. Dr. Cleave has had a great deal of experience in this field. Dr. Cleave received his training in Parenteral Sedation at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical College, in New York City. Dr. Cleave was also a part time Attending at both Montefiore Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospitals.
Dr. Cleave holds both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support status from The American Heart Association. The Parenteral Sedation Permit held by Dr. Cleave is awarded by the State to those who meet the high qualifications as set by the New Jersey Dental Board. To date there are few Dentists in the State who hold this permit. Dr. Cleave also has a wide base of experience in all phases of General, Cosmetic, Implant, and Surgical Dentistry, including complex wisdom tooth extractions and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Cleave is married to Barbara. Barbara is our office manager. We all know that she is actually the "boss." They have three children, Kristin, a high school Social Science and English teacher now back in New Jersey after living in Kona, Hawaii with her husband Brendan, an elementary education teacher for eight years. Rick finished his 4 year hitch with the Marine Corps and then graduated from The Univerrsity of Colorado. In May 2015 he will graduate from the University Of Hawaii School of Pharmacy in Hilo, Hawaii where he will earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Our youngest son, Kevin, has a Masters Degree in Public Health and currently works for the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in New Jersey.
Dr. & Mrs. Cleave have three grandchildren. Reilly Anne was born on May 27, 2008. Her brother Kaden was born on April 26, 2011. Our younger son and daughter in law, Katherine, had our youngest grandchild, Misha, born November 27, 2012. We love them dearly and are pleased that they are once again close to us here in New Jersey.
Dr. & Mrs. Cleave reside in Green Township, Sussex County. Dr. Cleave enjoys fishing and hunting.