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Mountainside Family Dental

Meet the Team at Mountainside Dental

Father and son team Dr. Robert Kudla, Sr. and Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr. look forward to welcoming you to Mountainside Family Dental! We would love for you to come and visit our newly remodeled space, which we designed to bring you modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology.

Our dentist office is in Mountainside, NJ, but we happily serve patients in nearby areas, including:

  • Union
  • Springfield
  • Westfield
  • Kenilworth
  • Garwood

At Mountainside Family Dental, we've always followed the strict safety protocols set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, during these unprecedented times, we've also added new protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients and team members now and moving forward into the future.

We invite you to take some time to get to know more about our dentists for patients in Union, Springfield, Kenilworth, Westfield, and nearby New Jersey areas. We look forward to learning more about you during our first visit together!

Dentists and staff at Mountainside Family Dental in NJ
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Dr. Robert J. Kudla, Sr.

Dr. Robert Kudla, Sr. completed his undergraduate studies in 1980 at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, where he received his BS degree in biology. He then attended dental school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and received his DMD degree in May of 1985. 

Dr. Robert Kudla, Sr. is passionate about improving his patients' health by using leading-edge technology techniques. He is excited to be working side by side with his son.

When he's not taking care of patients, he enjoys spending time with his family relaxing at the Jersey Shore and participating in outside activities such as boating, fishing, and gardening. He also enjoys traveling to different parts of the U.S. and visiting national parks. At home, he enjoys model building, and you might even find him playing video games with his sons from time to time.

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Dr. Robert J. Kudla, Jr.

Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr. grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. He attended Monmouth University, where he earned a BS in biology, with minors in chemistry and political science. Next, he earned a Master's degree in oral biology from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Finally, he holds a DMD degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr. is also a member of the Academy of General Dentists (AGD).

He says, "When I was young, I broke both of my front teeth in half. Watching my father rebuild my front teeth made me fall in love with dentistry. This set me on a path where I learned that each situation presents a unique challenge. I love working with patients to determine exactly what we're going to do to improve both their smile and their oral health. I love the process and helping to create a beautiful and healthy smile from start to finish."

In his spare time, Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr. loves learning about new techniques and materials to use in dentistry. He grew up building models with his dad and using his hands to build things, so he still loves to build computers and work in the garden. He also plays video games to keep his hands moving throughout the evening.

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Nicole Padilla

Office Manager

Nicole is our office manager, and she has been in the dental field for over 15 years doing everything from assisting to treatment coordinating. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with her patients and building relationships with them.

When she's not taking care of patients, Nicole enjoys spending time making memories with her three boys and working out to stay active and fit.

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Xiomara Alves

Dental Assistant

Xiomara has a passion for helping people, and she's been in the dental field for over 15 years. She appreciates how dentistry changes lives, and she loves being a part of that every day by helping ease patient anxieties and building trust.

Xiomara keeps busy by teaching Spanish, biology, chemistry, and forensic science. She also enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with close friends and family in her free time.


A Healthy Smile Is Just a Click Away.
Dr. Kudla is the best!

Dr. Kudla is the best! I get really really nervous at the dentist. And he really helped put me at ease the whole time. I felt like I could really trust him because he always told me what the plan was, what he was doing, and asked me a lot of questions about how I felt. And most importantly because he did a great job on my teeth. They look good and feel good.

Sarah Z.

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