Our practice offers a wide variety of dental services from the basic examination, cancer screening and cleanings, to complex implant-retained dentures, partials, and crowns. Dr. Gary Wheeler has over 30 years experience providing his patients with the highest level of dental care and is passionate about delivering the finest dentistry.
Centrally located, Dr. Wheeler serves the Lakewood, Brick, and Toms River communities. The office is uniquely dedicated to providing our seniors with meticulous care.
Accreditations include: ADA, NJ Dental Association, Monmouth / Ocean County Dental Society, Jersey Shore Medical Center Continuing Education Program. He has won the Patient’s Choice Award and has been reviewed and awarded NJ Top Dentist. He has proudly participated with the Dental Lifeline Network for over 28 years.
Gary M. Wheeler, DMD
Gary Wheeler is a native to Ocean County, being born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey. A graduate of Toms River High School North, he attended Cook College at Rutgers University and earned his Bachelors in Bio-Chemistry. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson College of Dental Medicine to achieve his Doctor of Dental Medicine. After completing an externship at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, he entered private practice in the summer of 1989.
Dr. Wheeler is passionate about his profession and is committed to providing his patients with the finest dental care. He is a member of many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth Ocean Dental Society and the Dental Lifeline Network. Dr. Wheeler is a member of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Continuing Education group where he continually advances his education by attending over 20 hours of seminars yearly.
Dr. Wheeler’s overriding philosophy is to provide state of the art dental care in a comfortable environment to every patient. Everyone is treated like a member of the family and receives the highest level of care. He is an active member of Donated Dental Services of New Jersey and has been involved with the program since 1992. Dr. Wheeler takes great care and pride in delivering the finest dental care to everyone he treats.
When not in the office, Dr. Wheeler enjoys spending time with his wife Cheryl. Married in 1996, they have four children. Dr. Wheeler is passionate about restoring and maintaining antique automobiles and is a member of several local car clubs. You can follow his work on refurbishing cars here. He also enjoys photography, traveling and cooking.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Assistant, Office Manager
Jennifer has been part of the team for 6 years. She began working at in the office in 2013 as a part-time registered dental assistant. Jen has earned her X-Ray license, CDA and RDA and through the years, Jen has worked her way to office manager and will be the person you contact first. She handles all the scheduling, billing and insurance issues. She finds it very rewarding to organize and implement systems that make the office run more efficiently. Jen lives in Jackson, NJ with her husband and two beautiful daughters. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, reading, gardening, shopping and trying new restaurants.
Debbie, Registered Dental Hygienist
As one of our top employees, Deb’s knowledge and experience are truly assets to our practice. Debbie graduated from Middlesex County College in 1984 with her RDH, EF. She began her hygiene career that same year, working for various dentists in Ocean County. Deb joined Dr. Wheeler in 1998 and has been a valuable asset to the practice for over 21 years. Her knowledge and skill makes her patients feel comfortable as she helps them maintain optimum oral health. Debbie resides in Toms River with her husband of 20 years and she is so proud of her two daughters who are both nurses. In her spare time she enjoys working out, attending Broadway shows, going to the beach and shopping.
Jenifer, Registered Dental Hygienist
As one of our longest employees, Jen’s skills are invaluable to our practice. Jenifer graduated from Camden County College in 1985 with her RDH. Jen joined Dr. Wheeler in February, 1997 and has been a valuable asset to the practice for over 22 years. Jen prides herself on caring for her patients and her knowledge of treatment room procedures, as well as her outgoing personality help to make each patient’s appointment an enjoyable and stress-free experience. She loves the camaraderie that everyone on the staff shares with each other and feels they are all like a second family. Jenifer resides in Toms River with her husband of 29 years. Jenifer has two children, a son and a daughter. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading and entertaining.
Jill, Registered Dental Assistant
Jill has worked with Dr. Wheeler since 1989, when he started practicing as an associate in two offices. When he opened his own office in 1991, Jill came along and has been integral in the success of the practice. The longest-serving employee, Jill can handle every aspect of the practice and excels at making all our patients feel at ease. She has held many titles, from assistant to the receptionist, treatment coordinator to office manager. Having held an x-ray license and an RDA, she can offer knowledgeable help and advice to patients and their families. Jill lives in Jackson, NJ with her husband of 40 years. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, reading, gardening, shopping and spending time with her two grandchildren.
Kristi, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristi has been working with Dr. Wheeler since 1997 and is celebrating her 22nd year treating our patients. Kristi’s infectious smile and humor makes all her patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1994 with an RDH, BS degree. Kristie is very active and involved in her community. She is currently VP of the Point Beach High School PTO. She is also a member of the Point Pleasant Beach Cultural Arts Committee, chairing the children’s programs. When she is not caring for patients, Kristie works as a realtor, getting her license a few years ago. As if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she is also part-owner of a marketing company. Kristie lives in Pt. Pleasant Beach with her husband and their four beautiful children. In her free time, Kristie enjoys being outdoors, walking her dogs, reading and knitting. She “loves meeting new friends and making fun happen!”