Meet East Hanover NJ Dentist Dr. Raj Upadya

dr. raj upadya, dentist in east hanover nj

Dr. Raj Upadya is a general dentist in East Hanover, New Jersey. He is one of East Hanover Park’s most highly trained and qualified dentists, focusing on advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

In addition to being a general dentist, Dr. Upadya is an educator and mentor to dentists all over the country through his affiliations with The Dawson Academy and local New Jersey dental organizations.

Dr. Upadya believes strongly in the Dawson Academy Complete Care philosophy, WIDIOM, which means “Would I Do It On Me.” He only performs dental treatments that he believes are necessary and will be long-lasting for patients.

Dr. Upadya is one of the few dentists in East Hanover to treat complex dental problems like missing teeth, broken teeth, and TMJ-related problems with a high degree of expertise. He has incorporated some of the most advanced technology in his East Hanover Park dental office to provide patients with safer, faster, and more comfortable treatments.

Dawson Academy Northeast

Dr. Upadya is the director of the Dawson Academy’s location in the Northeast, providing training and postgraduate coursework for dental professionals. Following the Dawson Academy curriculum, Dr. Upadya and associates teach the principles of Complete Dentistry to dentists and office staff.

This provides a foundation for a comprehensive approach to patient care, specifically bite-related disorders affecting the health and function of the occlusal system.

Dental Training & Education

Dr. Raj Upadya is a native of Princeton, New Jersey. He is an alum of the Hun School of Princeton and Rutgers University. He completed graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

After finishing dental school at Penn, Dr. Upadya completed his General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dentistry.

Dr. Upadya is committed to advanced education and training. He broadened his cosmetic dentistry education at the University of California Los Angeles Aesthetic Continuum, where he completed a rigorous certification in comprehensive esthetic dentistry.

At the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study, Dr. Upadya underwent extensive prosthodontics training, allowing him to treat the most complex dental problems. He is now on the faculty at the Dawson Academy, where he teaches dentists from all over the world.

Dental Affiliations

Dr. Raj Upadya is active in the dental community and is frequently asked to lecture and teach courses on advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry techniques.
His affiliations include:

  • Associate faculty member Dawson Academy
  • Accreditation candidate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellowship candidate of the Academy of General Dentistry

Dental Awards & Distinctions

  • Best of Florham Park – 5-time winner
  • Best Dentist Florham Park/Hanover 2011
  • Dawson Academy Award for Promotion of Concept of Complete Dentistry
  • America’s Top Dentist
  • Best Dentist: Guide to America’s Top Dentists
  • America’s Best Dentist
  • Dawson Academy Award for Passion For Dentistry


Personal Profile

Dr. Raj Upadya was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He and his wife, Pam, reside in East Hanover and have a son, Arden. Dr. Upadya is involved in his son’s life and the local community.

His family has inspired him to achieve his most recent accomplishments, the completion of both the “Bick Lick” Olympic and “Dottie’s House” Sprint distance Triathlons. These races benefitted the YMCA’s Domestic Violence transitional housing facility and the “Tackle the Trail” 5K Run benefiting the Morris County Park System.

In his spare time, he enjoys strumming his guitar and feeble attempts at improving his golf game.