Dr. Ross Segal


How His Journey Began

In his early teens, Ross Segal never gave much thought to the role smiles played in people’s lives. That changed when at age 17 he started helping out at his mother’s cosmetic dentistry practice. Almost immediately he began to learn how life-changing a smile can be. He saw patients break into tears of joy after seeing their new smiles for the first time; others jumped out of their chair to give his mom a hug. He was surprised by the number of patients who had such strong emotional responses.

Ross also observed that many patients seemed to become more confident after their treatments.  Some even talked about how their new smiles had opened doors for them, and changed the way others perceived them. All of this inspired Ross to think that he too might someday help people by giving them beautiful smiles.

His mother’s patients were so enthusiastic about their transformations that he wondered if there was some secret to her method. It turns out there was; she created smiles that perfectly “fit the face” of each patient. As he continued working with his mom he began to understand the artistic nuances involved in creating beautiful smiles. He learned as much as he could from her about how to create smiles that complement patients’ faces, and why that makes such a big difference. That experience helped guide him down the path to becoming an orthodontist, and continues to inform his approach to treating patients.


  • DMD from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Orthodontic Certificate (with honors) from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry


Educator / Lecturer

  • His popular board-approved seminars have been attended by hundreds of doctors and other dental professionals.
  • Guest lecturer at Harvard, Penn and Temple University.
  • Conducts seminars – sponsored by Invisalign and Propel – that show dentists how to more effectively use those products.
  • Writes articles for Dentistry IQ, a leading trade publication.
  • His research on orthodontic root resorption has been cited in academic and professional journals more than 100 times.
  • Coauthors “Ask The Orthodontist” column in South Jersey Magazine and Suburban Family Magazine.
  • Orthodontic expert-contributor to health segments on Fox29 and 6ABC.


Recognitions / Awards

  • VIP / Top 1% Invisalign Provider (awarded to the top 1% of all Invisalign doctors nationwide)
  • Top 40 under 40, Incisal Edge Magazine (awarded annually to only 3-5 orthodontists nationwide)
  • Top Dentists, South Jersey Magazine (for 11 consecutive years)
  • Best Dentists, SJ Magazine
  • Top Dentists, New Jersey Monthly


When He’s Not Treating Patients…

 Dr. Segal loves recreational family activities: skiing with his wife Elana, dancing with his daughter Alexa, wrestling with his son Jordan and walking his loyal puppy, Chubby. He is also passionate about martial arts, which he has practiced since he was 14. In fact, he may be the only orthodontist anywhere with a fighting cage in his basement.