Health & Wellness

New Dentist, Same Excellent Care, at Great Smiles in Westfield

Dr. Shruti Shukla (far left) and her staff at Great Smiles General Dentistry in Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been less than a year since Dr. Shruti Shukla acquired Great Smiles General Dentistry located at 330 Lenox Avenue from retiring Dr.Elaine Swingle and it already feels like home.

“It’s been a good transition,” Dr. Shukla said. “Dr. Swingle’s done an awesome job taking care of our patients and we want to continue doing that.”

Great Smiles takes pride in treating patients of all ages.

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“My top priority is to keep our patients in good health and make them a part of the decision-making process. Oral health affects your whole body, and if you can prevent something, it’s better than treating it,” Dr. Shukla said. “The biggest thing is to be able to keep people in good health and to make a difference in their lives in many different ways. In my experience, people do put a lot of value into oral health. Their smile is part of their personality.”

Dr. Shukla, a graduate of NYUCD, enjoys working with the long-time staff .

“We have a wonderful team here and our patients put their trust and confidence in the entire team,” she said.

A mother of two young children, Dr. Shukla is especially happy to be a part of Westfield Community.

“Westfield is such a nice town,” she said. “The school system is awesome. As a family, we love to explore the downtown. We are very happy to be raising our family here.”

What patients are saying about Great Smiles and Dr. Shukla:

George Scoullos: “There is honestly nothing negative to say. The staff is amazing, the service is amazing and overall a great dental office. The new owner is super nice, extremely professional and knowledgeable and very accommodating. You're always called in at your scheduled appointment time, so you're never waiting past your scheduled slot. When you first walk in the office, the staff will always make sure that your personal information is always up to date and they also make sure they have your current health information/status. You're then escorted by one of the great staff members to a dental rooms where they do a general checkup and then the rest of the procedure (cleaning, etc.), after that Dr. Shukla comes in and does another set of examinations to complete the process. If you're looking for dental practice in the Westfield/Union County area, I would highly recommend you visit them and you be the judge.”

Valerie Riggi: “Always a pleasure to go to the dentist when going to Great Smiles! They have a VERY pleasant and extremely competent staff and I feel Dr. Shukla is filling the big shoes of Dr. Swingle quite well. The whole group couldn't be nicer. Keep up the great work!”

Tim Dorch: “Great Smiles is a great dental practice operated by friendly, fun professionals who take their business very seriously but operate in a comfortable family friendly manner. While I miss Dr. Swingle she left her practice in the hands of a professional much like her. Dr. Shukla immediately inspires confidence and engages a doctor/client relationship with a warm, friendly and professionally competent manner. The office staff operate as a well-oiled team and share their individual personalities in a way not typically found in such a practice. One always feels ‘among friends’ at the Great Smiles practice. Bravo .. take a bow, and thank you for your care. See you soon!!!”

To learn more and to make an appointment, visit or call 908-232-6132. 

Editor’s note: Great Smiles is an advertiser with TAPinto Westfield. To learn about becoming an advertiser, call 917-676-2302 or email

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