Local Chatham Dentist

Empathetic and empowering dental care for the whole family

Serving the people of Chatham for more than 120 years

The office at 287 Main Street has been a dental office since the year 1898 and has since been a trusted part of the community. 

At the Chatham Center for Dentistry, your family’s health is our #1 priority. We are honored to be your choice for exceptional dental care. Dr. Mallika Murali and the rest of our team get to know you on a personal level and make treatment recommendations designed around your specific needs.

  • NStraightforward communication
  • NDentistry for all ages
  • NPPO insurance accepted!

“We make going to the dentist a fulfilling experience. Throughout your time with us, you’ll always be treated with respect and kindness.” – Dr. Mallika Murali

Hear from our patients

Dr. Murali and her staff are so kind, always very accommodating, and the office is always spotless. Dr. Murali has such a gentle touch, and as someone who hates needles, it is very refreshing and helpful.

— Alanna D.

Dr Murali is an amazing dentist. She is friendly, polite and very professional. Her staff is also incredible, Marcia the hygienist has a gentle touch and explains everything. I can't say enough about my dentist.

— Frank R.

As a highly anxious person, I can not rave more about this staff. Everyone there did their utmost to make sure that I felt comfortable, pain-free and secure without feeling any judgement. Highly recommend!

— Maureen F.

Need help in a hurry?

We offer fast emergency visits to care for your needs.

Call 973-635-2328 to schedule an emergency visit.

Comprehensive family dentistry services

General & Preventive Dentistry

The best way to ensure long-term oral health is through frequent preventative care such as thorough cleanings, diagnostic X-rays, fluoride treatments, and exams. X-rays help the doctor to catch small lesions and cavities before they become bigger problems and require more extensive treatment. Fluoride treatments help remineralize enamel which in turn protects the tooth from the acid that causes tooth decay.

Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile you love is the best one of all. We offer cosmetic treatments like Invisalign, veneers, and teeth whitening. Invisalign is an incredible service that not only straightens the appearance of your teeth, but also re-aligns the bite to create more harmonious movement of the teeth and jaw. Veneers are a conservative approach to make a long term change to the shape or color of your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry

We want to make eating, speaking, and smiling a pleasurable experience for you. By using modern technology, we will help you with restorative treatments such as bridges and implants to replace missing teeth, and crowns and onlays to provide structural support.


Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for patients with moderate to severe facial lines, as well as chronic headaches and facial/TMJ pain.  Understanding facial anatomy is critical for proper administration and Dr. Murali is accredited by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to administer this treatment. Dr. Murali would be happy to discuss how Botox can re-frame your stunning smile!

Convenient First Appointment

Finding a new Chatham dentist doesn’t have to be a hassle. We’ll get you into the office for an appointment within a week. What to expect at your first appointment:

  • NWe respect your time and work hard to ensure your appointment starts on schedule.
  • NMeet with Dr. Murali to get to know one another and discuss your oral health history.
  • NReceive a comprehensive exam, professional cleaning, and all x-rays and imaging.
  • NAny necessary treatment recommendations with detailed explanations.
  • NOur enthusiastic and experienced hygienist, Patti, will take great care of you and your family!

Dentistry You Deserve

Straightforward Communication

We will explain all of our treatment recommendations and will work with you so that you fully understand your options

Dentistry for All Ages

We work with all ages and offer comprehensive treatment options to help every member of your family

Comfortable Office

We understand that the dental office can be a source of anxiety. Please indicate to our team if there is something in particular that causes you fear or anxiety, and we will do our very best to help minimize these sources for you! Dr. Murali has a gentle touch and always takes precautions to ensure that you are safe and comfortable.

Meet Dr. Mallika Murali

Dr. Murali came to love dentistry after an accident in college caused her to break her front tooth. She was taken under the wing of and mentored by the doctor who helped her, and vowed to always care for her patients the way she was cared for in her time of fear. 

She aims to create a peaceful experience for her patients, while providing quality work and outstanding customer service.

Visit our Chatham dentist office

Our practice is conveniently located right on Main Street in Chatham!

287 Main Street
Chatham, New Jersey 07928
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Monday: 8AM-4PM
Tuesday: 1PM-8PM
Wednesday: 8AM-4PM
Thursday: 8AM-4PM
Select Fridays: 8AM-2PM

Take the next step towards a smile you love