Dr Alan Stern graduated Queens College in New York in 1976 and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 1981\. He opened his own practice in Ocean Township, New Jersey in 1987 where he practices Restorative Dentistry.
He completed the Pankey Continuum is and continues to study with the masters of restorative and esthetic dentistry, sleep disordered breathing , the Oral Systemic Connection, and Dental Practice Leadership.
He has lectured throughout his career on Occupational Hazards of Dentistry, Hiring and Motivating a Winning Team, and Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention for dentists.
Most importantly, Alan has learned the life lessons that enable him to use his knowledge to enrich the lives of everyone around him, including patients, team members, college and dental students, and dentists
In 2017, Dr Stern founded Better, Richer , Stronger, LLC, a coaching service designed to help dentists achieve their personal and professional visions and goals. Alan has recently earned his certification as a Health and Wellness Coach form the American Council on Exercise and also holds a certificate in Behavior Change from that organization.
Dr Stern is a member of the ADA, the Jersey Coast Dental Forum, the Pankey Alumni Association, and The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. His writings have been published by the Pankey Institute, ACT Dental Practice Coaching, and the Bob Barkley Study Club. Alan lives in Monmouth County, New Jersey with Fran, his wife of 42 years who is also his front desk person of 30 years. The Sterns have two adult children, Neil and Tracey