We genuinely care about your oral health, and you can rely on us to always offer gentle, comfortable care from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. We are all unique individuals, but we share the desire to be treated with care and concern. I started the practice over 30 years ago as a new dentist with that ideal and created a practice to live up to it. I personally guarantee that I and my team will always treat you and your family with care and respect without judgment.
For Dr. Vidya Kini Kukkundur, dentistry is about so much more than caring for teeth and gums. It is a calling to build trusting relationships with patients. When you meet with her, she will listen to your concerns, get to know you personally, and work with you to find the perfect solution for all your smile needs. After graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry 15 years ago, she continues to take advantage of advanced training to bring our patients the highest standard of care. Whether your child needs a checkup or you want to improve your smile’s appearance, Dr. Kukkundur is here to make your dental experience as enjoyable as possible.
Dr. Sandberg has been part of the Burlington County community for over 30 years. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he has provided excellence in the dental care for thousands of families in Marlton, Cherry Hill, Voorhees and the rest of South Jersey and Pennsylvania. By continuing his education beyond dental school and residency, he has acquired the skills and know-how to provide many treatments that other practices would require a referral to another office in your area. Patients appreciate the convenience and the trust factor of getting all of their care by Dr. Sandberg, whether it’s cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile or advanced restorative solutions through dental implants or orthodontics!
Dr. Vidya and Dr. Sandberg are both dentists in Marlton who believe in helping individuals meet their smile goals. At the South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine, we want to keep our patients happy, comfortable, and informed, so whether you are a new or prospective patient who simply wants to learn more about the field and what we have to offer, you will find a list of common questions below. We’ve provided insightful answers to help you determine the best path for your dental health and look forwards to answering any additional questions you might have along the way. As always, you are welcome to contact our office to schedule an appointment or inquire further about our available services.
It is not uncommon for a typical dental checkup and cleaning to cost between $200 and $350. Why so expensive? It is during this visit that you will undergo a thorough checkup by Dr. Sandberg who will look for signs of decay, disease, and even oral cancer as well as have one of our dental hygienists remove any hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Although it sounds simple and straightforward, the process also includes taking dental X-rays and discussing a possible treatment plan to address more complex care should you need it.
Fortunately, if you have dental insurance, these visits are often covered at 80-100%. If you are uninsured, you can take advantage of our Oral Health Savings Plan that offers discounts on dental treatments for one annual enrollment fee.
If you learn you need to have a tooth pulled but do not have insurance, don’t forgo treatment. Oftentimes, if your dentist is recommending a tooth extraction it is because it is the last resort in an attempt to save your oral health and smile.
On average, these procedures can cost anywhere from $150 to $400, but it can depend on the location of your dentist’s office, the type of extraction you’ll need (simple or surgical), and the type of tooth being removed. Wisdom teeth extractions are often more expensive because they require an oral surgeon to perform the procedure. However, if you are having a regular tooth removed, you can opt to enroll in a low or no interest payment plan through CareCredit or Wells Fargo Healthcare Advantage. These allow you to break up the cost of treatment into manageable payments and stay within your budget.
Technically, yes, you can, but you shouldn’t expect to receive service that same day. Most dental offices operate on a schedule and require new and current patients to call and make an appointment. Dr. Sandberg and our team believe in providing every individual the necessary time to express concerns, ask questions, and better understand their treatment plan. The best way to accomplish this is to call our office and inquire about any available time to see our team. With convenient hours designed to meet your needs, you don’t have to worry about taking off work or pulling your kids out of school early to make it to your appointment. Instead, our early morning, late evening, and weekend appointments make it easy to stay on top of you and your family’s oral health.
The most important thing to know is if you are suffering a life-threatening injury to call 911 immediately. If you’re suffering from a knocked-out tooth, a severe toothache, a chipped or broken tooth, a lost crown or filling, or a soft tissue laceration, you should instead call our office and alert a member of our team to your situation. At South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine, we know finding a “dentist near me” who can quickly see you when an emergency occurs isn’t always easy. Fortunately, we’ll work to schedule an appointment on the same day as your accident. If we are unable to do so, we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on what to do at home until you are able to get in for an appointment.
Once in our office, our team will work quickly to eliminate immediate symptoms, which will, in turn, allow us to perform more conservative and minimally-invasive procedures to get you back on your feet in less time.
“Hands down the best dentist out there! He keeps you informed at all times and lets you decide unlike other dentists who just do what they want. He fixed my front tooth and you can't even tell which one was fixed.”
Michael S. Marlton, NJ
“Sometimes you don't realize how wrong something is until you make a switch and experience something great. That is what happened to my son and myself after being referred to Dr. Sandberg's office a few years ago. The best words I can use to describe the entire office staff are ...professional, punctual, calm and kind. Thank you, Dr. Sandberg!”
Sharon D. Gibbsboro, NJ
After reading many reviews and referring to SJ Magazine for Top Dentists, I finally settled on Dr. Joseph Sandberg. I was very impressed with the office, the courteous and inviting staff, and the attention to detail and my overall dental care by Dr. Sandberg. I received a very warm welcoming on my first visit - providing me with the confidence that I chose the right dental office for me.”
Alanna B. Cherry Hill, NJ
Missing teeth are important to replace...even if they don't show when you smile. Studies show that you are at a greater risk of losing more teeth when there are unreplaced teeth. Implants are the solution to missing teeth that you have been looking for. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. They are impervious to tooth decay, preserve the bone in your jaws that shrinks when your natural tooth is lost and will never need root canal treatment. They are very versatile and can even be used to tighten your loose dentures.
While most dentists typically refer out orthodontic treatment to a specialist, Dr. Vidya and Dr. Sandberg can treat you here in our office. No running all over town to multiple appointments and dentists around you! As an active member with the International Association for Orthodontics, Dr. Sandberg has taken many hours of courses and continuing education to offer our patients incredible results. From Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ clear braces to Six Month Smiles® accelerated orthodontics – we have a solution for every smile.
One of our dental team’s primary goals as a dentist is to strive to save your natural smile. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, aims to eliminate harmful bacteria and infections, restoring natural teeth and eliminating the need for extractions and tooth replacements. And with today's technology, root canals can usually be completed comfortably in one visit. Dr. Vidya and Dr. Sandberg always ensure your comfort!
Preventive dentistry is at the cornerstone of everything we do. By this we mean, it is always our goal and focus to prevent small issues from becoming big problems. Dr. Vidya and Dr. Sandberg take a proactive approach to your oral health and conducts very thorough and complete examinations during your routine checkup and cleaning appointments. Through these visits, we can help our patients keep their natural teeth longer and eliminate the need for costly restorative and cosmetic treatments.
State-of-the-art ceramic materials to solve dental issues like cavities, fractured or worn down teeth, and unattractive teeth are used every day at our office. Whether you need tooth-colored fillings, veneers or crowns, we have the ideal metal-free solution. No more dark metal lines around the edges of your crowns or porcelain fracturing off.
Looking for ways to cover dental implants and replace missing teeth? Need to get a dental emergency handled as soon as possible? Want to make your smile pop with cosmetic enhancements? The South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine is happy to work with all insurance companies and play a role in helping patients if they need guidance to understanding the cost of their care. Additionally, we offer an in-house savings plan and provide third-party financing options like CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage.
Dr. Vidya, Dr. Sandberg and our caring team aims to help Marlton friends and families near you not only through exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, but also by getting involved in the community. In the past we have participated in local dental initiatives, such as “Give Kids a Smile,” offering complimentary dental work for children from low-income families. As a pilot, Dr. Sandberg also volunteers as a command pilot for Patient Airlift Services, an organization that provides free air transportation to specialty medical centers for those with severe medical conditions.
When you’re in need of nearby dental services, you can rest knowing that we’re just a short drive away. We are conveniently located in Marlton not far from I-295. To get to our practice, simply follow NJ-70 east, then continue onto Old Marlton Pike Road. From there, merge onto NJ-73, then make a right and drive past the Bear Paddle Swim School. Our office is directly across the street from the L.L. Bean clothing store.