Office Visits

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Your First Visit

Your first visit to our office typically starts with a review of your medical and dental history and an examination.  Usually a cleaning and X-rays are also done at this visit.  When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced a recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician. At subsequent visits to our office, we will update you medical history by asking you to inform us of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.

Regular Checkups

We encourage regular checkups every six months in order to: 

  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Find early signs of decay
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

photo of business cardsRegular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by Dr. Pukenas.  During the oral exam, Dr. Pukenas will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue.  He will also check your existing fillings and   perform a visual oral cancer screening.
Regular checkup appointments typically take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

Convenient & Secure Online Services with Sesame 24/7

We value you as our patient and appreciate your commitment for continued oral health. We understand the importance of providing you online convenience to manage your patient information, which is why we are excited to partner with Sesame Communications in our effort to stay connected. Using our convenient online services is easy. You simply log in to your account from our website, where you have access to all of your patient information, online 24-7, in a safe, secure environment that exceeds HIPAA requirements. We are pleased to offer you this convenience free of charge, and to share with you all of the amazing features offered to you through Sesame 24-7:

Email and text message reminders

Customize how you receive appointment reminders with email, text messaging, and/or voicemail. You can also download a reminder for use in your calendar so you don’t forget your next appointment. After you log in to your account profile, you can confirm appointments online - reducing reminders altogether.

Financial Pages

Just like our appointment reminders, you can customize how you receive financial reminders through email or voicemail. After you log in to your account profile, you can review and print your financial ledgers without having to call our office.

Post-Appointment Feedback

After your appointment, we’ll send you a link to an online survey where you can let us know how we’re doing (and what could use some improvement).

The best part about these features is that they are already available to you! All you need is a personal email account, then call or email our office, and we will gladly provide you with your own personal login information.

You are not only our patient but also a member of our extended family. Thank you for choosing us to be your dental care provider.

Office Location

Atlantic Smiles
3069 English Creek Avenue, Suite 304
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Phone: (609) 645-1900
Fax: (609) 645-8441

Monday 9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 8:00
Thursday 9:00 - 6:00
Friday 9:00 - 1:00 alternate weeks
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00 alternate weeks

For a map or driving directions from a specific location, click here.

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Marc Joseph Pukenas, DMD Jason S. Raines, DDS
3069 English Creek Avenue, Suite 304
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-1900


3069 English Creek Avenue, Suite 304
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-1900
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