About McKeever Dental Care
Welcome to McKeever Dental Care. We are pleased that you have chosen our practice to care for your dental needs. Our office strives to provide you with exceptional care and is designed to create a compassionate & comfortable environment for you and your family. We provide the highest quality of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry and treat each patient uniquely according to their individual needs. We are honored to welcome you in joining our dental family.
Our practice provides a full range of dental treatments including preventive, implant, restorative and cosmetic dentist as well as porcelain veneers, extractions, root canals, fillings, crowns and bridges, partial and full dentures, bonded restorations and periodontal cleaning. We take pride in that we provide all services in one place by the same doctor.
Our passion for what we do transfers into our services
Meet the Team at McKeever Dental Care
Darren A. McKeever,DMD, MAGD, PC
Dr. McKeever graduated from James Caldwell High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. While an undergraduate student he received the National Robert E. Bugbee award for research in biology, setting the foundation for his current desire to pursue new research. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from U.M.D.N.J. – New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers University) in 1987. Upon graduation he accepted a general practice residency from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio where he served as chief resident. Dr. McKeever has received extensive training in minor and complex oral surgery, complex implantology, prosthodontics, full-mouth restorative dentistry, pediatrics, periodontics and endodontics along with some of the earliest research in dental bone grafting.
Dr. McKeever has been in private practice in Pompton Plains, New Jersey since 1988. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been awarded the status of Diplomate in the International Congress Of Implantologists. Dr. McKeever has also been awarded the most prestigious title for General Dentists, The Academy of General Dentistry’s coveted – Mastership Award (fewer than 1% of all dentists can claim this distinction). Dr. McKeever has been named a “Top Dentist” by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine as well as other publications.
In continuing his dental education, Dr. McKeever has completed four advanced programs of dental continuums. Dr. McKeever has completed the advanced endodontics program at Boston University with Dr. Herb Schilder. He has also completed over 350 hours at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida as well as the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and several advanced long-term programs in implantology and bone grafting. In addition, Dr. McKeever has extensive studies in TMJ disease from the Dawson and Piper Institutes of St. Petersburg, Florida and multiple programs in laser dentistry and studies in sleep apnea.
When not at work, Dr. McKeever enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons and he is very active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of our area.
Marina Tuder, RDH, Office Manager
I am originally from Moscow, Russia. After my family moved to the USA, I graduated from the University of New Haven in Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. I worked as a dental hygienist for 10 years and then decided to continue my path in dentistry as an office manager. I took time off to start a family and now I am back in the field and really enjoy what I am doing. I look forward to helping all our patients get the care that they are seeking from McKeever Dental Care. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children going to museums and the theater.
Jennifer Leaman, RDA, Administrative Assistant
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am proud to be a part of the team at McKeever Dental Care. I graduated on the Dean’s List from Fortis Institute. I was placed here at our office for my internship and was hired full time shortly after. I love welcoming new faces and seeing that they become forever patients and helping to provide outstanding quality care. When I am not in the office, I love cutting and styling hair, as I have been a hair stylist for 10 years, and spending time with my husband and our two dogs.
Kristen Monahan, Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Kristen! I graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ in 2004. Before that I was a dental assistant for 3 years. I love working in the dental field because I am able to help people improve their oral health while having the opportunity to help them feel comfortable in the dental office. My husband and I have 3 energetic children and a Wheaton Terrier named Oscar. We enjoy entertaining and cooking on Sundays as a family. I look forward to taking care of you and getting to know you in our office.
Linda Conte , Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Linda. In 1987 I began practicing dental hygiene. I became a dental hygienist because I wanted to help people have a healthy and beautiful smile. I am passionate about my profession and continue to attend seminars and conferences to advance my knowledge. In 2013 I brought my expertise in periodontal therapy to Dr. McKeever’s dental family. My love for dental hygiene fuels my desire to provide superior care for my patients. I enjoy spending time with my husband Sal, our 3 children and our 2 dogs. In our free time we like to travel, spend time at the beach, go fishing, and relax with family.
Tiffany Alvarez, Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Tiffany. I have worked as a dental hygienist since 2006. I feel that patient education is the most valuable service that I can give to my patients. I enjoy working with the team at Dr. McKeever’s to bring quality care to our patients. When I’m not at the office, I join my husband in volunteer work teaching the Bible.
Loriann McGrory, Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Lori. I am one of the hygienists at Dr. McKeever’s office. I graduated hygiene school in 1992. I was a sophomore in high school when I entered into the dental field. I worked as a dental assistant for 4 years before becoming a dental hygienist. I am currently married to George. We have 3 boys and live here in Pompton Plains. I enjoy working with Dr. McKeever and all our wonderful patients.
Anthony Sosa, Dental Assistant
Anthony Sosa is a great and wonderful man who lives to serve. He considers himself a prince of the highest degree. Anthony has been a dental assistant at McKeever Dental care for over 5 years. Anthony speaks Spanish and resides in Riverdale. You may call him Ant, Tony, El Tigre, or just “Guy” if you want. Anthony wants you to feel comfortable whenever possible. Please do not hesitate to ask him about meeting your needs. He will try to accommodate you and takes pride in doing so. And if you didn’t figure it out, he is a comedian – he likes flipping the bird, which he considers one of his hobbies. He also likes watching basketball, thrilling movies, and collects sneakers in his free time.
Stephanie Lepore, Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’m a Dean’s list graduate from Fortis Institute. I’m a trustworthy, caring person to all of my patients, and I love making them smile. In my spare time, I enjoy singing and playing guitar. Music is not what I do…it’s who I am. I have a knack for baking cupcakes, cakes, and cookies for people when they need them for special occasions. If you are having a bad day, just remember these words, “Happiness is only a cupcake away!”
What Makes McKeever Dental Care Different?
An often-heard statement from our patients: “Wow, you really do have the best toys!” Not all dental practices are the same. We often say that dentists are just like the leaves on the trees. We all look similar but if you really take a good look they are all individuals. Our office is not only unique in our approach to our relationships with our patients but in the technology we have mastered in order to provide the care you expect. We take pride in that we provide all services in one place by the same doctor.
Our office hours are maintained to allow care both before and after work and school hours. The office is open: Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30am – 6:00pm, Wednesdays from 7:30am – 8:00pm and Thursday from 7:30am -5:00pm. After hours emergencies can reach the covering dentist by calling the office at (973) 839-8180 and following the prompts for after hours emergencies.
Insurance & Payment
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, check or cash.
We also accept CareCredit which can be an interest-free option for extended payment.
You can apply online at www.CareCredit.com.