Meet Dr. Micale
Joseph M. Micale, DMD
Education and Experience
I believe that continuing education is essential for me to continue offering my patients the most advance treatment options and the highest quality of care. These include: Morris Seminars, APEX Seminars, Dawson Academy, Pankey Institute, 3-I Implant Institute, Seattle Study Club, and Spear Education. These are just a small portion of the elite dental educational facilities which have been instrumental in enabling me to provide the best possible care for my patients.
My Commitment to Serving the Community
My office considers everyone a member of our family. It is wonderful to be able to develop long standing relationships with our patients while providing them with exceptional dental care. We feel it is an honor and a privilege to have our patients choose us to care for them. The trust that we develop with our patients allows us to be a part of many generations of family members. It is not unusual for us to take care of the great-grandchild of a patient. We have participated in many health fairs in local churches to help further educate people on their dental health.
My wife and I chose to live in the community we serve. Together with our two children, we have lived in Basking Ridge since 1997. We have sponsored many teams in the Basking Ridge Little League and have supported the Ridge Ice Hockey team for many years.
"If you live in the Basking Ridge area then Dr. Micale is the ONLY dentist for you...
Like most normal people I've always dreaded that annual dentist appointment. What's to like, anyway? You sit in an uncomfortable chair with your mouth wide open. So vulnerable. You drool. You spit blood and gunk. You get lock jaw. You have cotton swabs shoved up your mouth. You attempt to respond to questions and end up sounding completely ridiculous. And you're told repeatedly that you don't floss enough.
So one day I decided to switch things up and made an appointment with Dr. Micale. Got tired of my old boring Basking Ridge dentist (he will go unnamed).
You know how usually you walk into any doctor's office and get the irritated, tired look by an angry woman named Wanda who says "name and insurance card" with total disdain in her eyes like you just slept with her husband? Then her eyes go back to her computer screen, where's she's most likely on http://People.com, but she keeps her hand outstretched impatiently waiting for you to find your insurance card? I hate that moment.
Not like that at Dr. Micale's place. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by his sweet staff. They are probably the nicest and most supportive office staff I've ever visited. And as busy as they are, I kid you not, they treat you like you're the only patient in the world. One woman has been there for over 40 years - she is like the mother or grandmother you never had.
Then there's Dr. Micale. Finally...a dentist with good bedside manor. Once again, he enters the room and treats you like a human being, not just a head with bad teeth to fix. He's talkative, personable, knowledgeable and immediately makes you feel at ease in that chair. Also important to mention that the man knows how to give a good shot! I had a filling replaced, and I didn't feel a thing.
When it came time to talk teeth, they all gave me an education on gum disease, decay, long term care, and best teeth practices. I left in good spirits, smarter, healthier, and of course with my free toothbrush and floss in hand.
I will see them in six months and I'm already looking forward to it.
Thanks Dr. Micale and team!
posted on Yelp! on Feb. 9, 2012
Dr. Micale has been my dentist for over 13 years. During this time in addition to my regular visits, I have had new crowns, others replaced, and an implant. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the dental procedures and the friendly, caring staff who make the visits a comfortable experience.
I am a 32 year resident of Basking Ridge who has tried a number of area dentists over the years. I have never experience such a caring dentist as Dr. Micale. His technique is absolutely painless and he is on top of the latest advances in dentistry. He actually LISTENS to you. Dr. Micale also discusses the course of treatment sharing with you his reasons for the approach, and he ANSWERS all your questions. He does this in a friendly manner and with genuine concern for your wellbeing. In other words, he is a consummate professional who treats you like an adult and with respect. In a nutshell, if you have tried the rest, now try the BEST— Dr. Micale.