40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

GREGORY STRAIT

  • Manahawkin, New Jersey
  • Manahawkin Dental Arts Group

Age:

32

Name of Practice:

Manahawkin Dental Arts Group

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Why He Was Nominated

Why he was nominated: Just over a year ago, Dr. Strait took over a practice that was underperforming. He has since substantially turned the business around.

Philosophy: “My goal is to help patients keep each tooth until their ninety-first birthday. My second, equally important goal is to allow the personality and the vitality of each of my patients to breathe new life into this practice.”

Exciting New Trend: “We celebrate technology. From our intraoral cameras online patient education, lasers, digital workflow with laboratory and LED curing lights, technology is part of every minute in dentistry.”

Something people don’t know: Dr. Strait is a self-proclaimed “music obsessive” whose office music is a playlist he chooses himself. This works to his benefit when a patient likes a song he’s never heard before. But when patients don’t like a song, Dr. Strait will dodge responsibility, he admits, saying “Yeah, who chose this station?”

Philosophy

“My goal is to help patients keep each tooth until their ninety-first birthday. My second, equally important goal is to allow the personality and the vitality of each of my patients to breathe new life into this practice.”

Exciting New Trend

“We celebrate technology. From our intraoral cameras, online patient education, lasers, digital workflow with laboratory and LED curing lights, technology is part of every minute in dentistry.”

Something People Don't Know

Dr. Strait is a self-proclaimed “music obsessive” whose office music is a playlist he chooses himself. This works to his benefit when a patient likes a song he’s never heard before — but when patients don’t like a song, Dr. Strait will dodge responsibility, he admits, saying “Yeah, who chose this station?”