Smile Today Dentistry
Shefali Pilar, DDS:
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Smile Today Dentistry
Shefali Pilar, DDS
Nutley, NJ













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lynn F. from Caldwell, NJ (Source: Yelp)


This place is by far the BEST dentist i have ever been to and i have tried out numerous places. I have been going here for years and even after i moved i still travel an hour just to go here bc Dr. pilar is that good. She does an amazing job and her staff is so kind. I definitely recommend this place to everyone. You will not be disappointed!

Janet Saia-Feld (Source: Google)


I have been bringing my young son here for 5 years. They have always been professional, clean, efficient and thorough – showing him with the model how to properly brush his teeth over and over so he doesn’t forget. They also referred us to an orthodontist for further worked to perfect his smile. I highly recommend this practice! Great for kids!

Michael M. from Forest Hill, Newark, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I am very happy with the work I have gotten done at smile today . Dr Pilar and her staff are very professional and make you feel at home . Like many others I do not like the dentist (sorry Dr Pilar ) but about 4/5 years ago when i moved into town and was looking for a dentist and found Dr. Pilar’s office & haven’t left since . If your looking for a grate dentist check out smile today .. 5 stars

Lisa B. from Lyndhurst, NJ (Source: Yelp)


From the moment I walked into Smile Today I felt a sigh of relief. Today was my second time visiting the office and Dr. Pilar. The office smells nice and is kept clean. I was referred to Smile Today, by a close friend, and I am so grateful for making the switch. The receptionist and front staff are super pleasant and helpful. They took extra time to go over payments (what my insurance did and didn’t cover) and upcoming schedules. They were patient with my many questions, and that’s even before seeing Dr. Pilar. Once in the chair other hygienist come and introduce themselves and talk me through the procedure. Today was my first ever root canal, to say I was nervous was an understatement. Dr. Pilar and her staff made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions and concerns. They gave me the remote to the tv to help calm me down. During the procedure, Dr. Pilar talked me through every step, and offered words of encouragement to me, “you’re doing great,” “we’re halfway through.” She had a calm demeanor which helped my nerves. I suggest going to her office and making the switch. I had been at my old dentist since I was a teenager, and I never knew what he was doing, or specific terminology. On my last visit, I was shown my x Ray’s and was surprised at how much I had learned from one cleaning! I am telling all of my friends and family to go to Dr. Pilar and visit Smile Today!

Tori Magat (Source: Google)


I always have a pleasant experience every time I’m here but today I got exceptional customer service from Yeli! I have an impacted wisdom tooth and since they don’t do wisdom teeth extraction Yeli took the time to help me find other offices that do wisdom teeth extractions ASAP bc it really started to hurt me. I didn’t even come in person, this was all through the phone and she was super helpful and patient. Definitely recommend Smile Today, the staff is super nice, caring, and helpful!

Lisa M. from Rutherford, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pilar and her staff provide A1 top notch service from making your first appointment to procedures, to follow ups to teeth cleanings etc. They take the time to listen and answer every single one of you questions and never make you feel like you’re being a burden. I have never had a dentist that I loved just bounced around, but from this point forward I will always stay with Smile Today .

Alexis K. from Fort Lee, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Such a friendly office. They make sure to get to know their patients and make you comfortable. I moved to NJ from PA and was looking for a new dentist and stumbled upon Dr. Pilar. I since moved to NYC and still make the commute out to see Dr. Pilar because I love her and her staff that much. I highly recommend them to anyone in the surrounding areas.

Marla Villanueva-Luarca (Source: Google)


This dentist office the best. From the time you come in they very nice and it’s clean you will know right away that you’re safe. The hygienist Elizabeth the best never experiences in my life to have a dental cleaning like that you can feel the your teeth really clean and to top you will not feel you been judged. The dentist Dr. Pilar so good too explained everything what you need to be done and the problem, and they she explained it you will understand those medical terminology. The girl On the front very accommodating. This place the best 100% recommended.

Melissa Dones (Source: Google)


I have not been to the dentist in over ten years, talk about dental anxiety! This was my first time at Smile Today and I must say what an excellent experience. I am BLOWN AWAY. Yesterday, I went in for a teeth clean, check up, and did molds for a night guard. I had the pleasure to get my teeth cleaned by Hardi who made me feel like I was at home. I then met Dr. Pilar. What a kind, compassionate caring doctor. Denise did my night guard fitting and was very patient, kind and really funny! At the end, I got Yeli at the desk who helped me right away with a new appointment. I just want to add that during my time there all of my insurance options were explained to me down to the exact cost. I was not pressured to buy anything extra and was also given alternatives. Most importantly, I did not feel ashamed for my teeth. 10/10 would definitely recommend this clean, safe space!

Yulys S. from South Broad Street, Newark, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying I am absolutely terrified of going to the dentist due to horrible experiences at several different offices, I finally had the courage to go for a consultation due to sensitivity on my front teeth. I wanted to have it checked out and Find a primary dentist to fix my teeth. I think I have found her!!!!! I went into the office and was greeted by a nice receptionist who handed me an iPad to fill out med hist and several other questions. Not 2 mins past after I gave the iPad back and I was immediately called for a clean up and X-rays with the hygienist, she was so gentle and very nice. Not once rude she was so pleasant to talk to. She took several X-rays in which she later explained with details and demonstrations on the condition and the work that had to be done. She proceded to do a clean up and she was so gentle. I really appreciate her efforts in trying to comfort my nervousness down. After the cleaning Dr, Pilar came to the room to check on me and evaluate. she was very nice and explained with details what needed to be done I asked several questions which she gladly and pleasantly answered. I have major work that needs to be done including Root canals, root canal retreat (referred to Endodontics) crowns and fillings. So far I’m very grateful i came across her Office everyone was so welcoming and helpful. I will update once I get work done., but from my experience on the first meet I feel comfortable and confident in dr Pilar’s office.

Robert V. from Nutley, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I was just in today for a cleaning. However, in the past I have found Dr. Pilar and the entire staff to be excellent. They are very professional and accurate. Dr. Pilar has assembled a great staff. It’s one big happy family. I have been going to Smile Today ever since Dr. Pilar assumed ownership of this practice. Dr. Pilar is an excellent dentist and you can expect the best of care and results regardless of what dental issue you have.

Jaimie Genovesi (Source: Google)


I am a patient of Dr. Pilar. Today I transitioned my kids to this office from their pediatric dentist office. My 5 year old was seen today and was very nervous. Everyone was amazing with him and made his first “big kid” appointment a huge success! No tears, no cavities and a beautiful, bright smile! My 9 year old with special needs had his cleaning and today had 2 fillings and a tooth extraction. He was extremely anxious. Dr. Pilar and staff were so kind and gentle with him. Explaining everything step by step, let him see all of the tools and spoke in the most calming voices. If you are looking for a new dentist and are hesitant, don’t be! You will not be disappointed. And if you have dentist anxiety…this is the office for you. Thank you Dr. Pilar and your entire team.

Brittany E. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


My experience was stellar! Everyone, the receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very nice. Everyone made sure all my questions were asked. Great Covid procedures and wasn’t in a waiting room with others. Also the hygienist really Took time to talk to me about my teeth, which was very informative. Best dentist visit ever!

Kathryn R. from Holly Springs, NC (Source: Yelp)


Our family loves Smile Today! Everyone is so sweet and my toddler gets so excited about coming! Scheduling is easy, they are extra clean and organized on a regular day but during covid it’s next level and we are so impressed with their commitment to the safety of everyone that comes and goes through the office.

Kathryn P. from Bloomfield, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I cannot speak more highly of my experience here! The receptionist was super friendly and I was taken back to see the hygienist, Hardy, right away. She was patient and explained everything she was doing. She was gentle and thorough as she did my xrays, cleaning and exam. She took time to show me my xrays and explain what she saw. Dr. Pilar was equally as warm and thorough. She took the time to discuss things with me and make me feel at ease. The reception staff were extremely helpful in answering questions about my insurance coverage and scheduling my next appointment. I highly recommend this practice and Dr. Pilar to anyone looking for a whole-patient based dental practice.

Barrie W. from Nutley, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Great Doctor makes you feel very relaxed. I’m glad i found a GREAT DENTIST because I’m afraid to go to the dentist and sit in that chair. The entire staff is excellent and friendly always willing to help you with anything. Doctor Shefali Pilar makes you feel relaxed and very comfortable and boy she knows how to do everything you need for a great smile, very gentle while working on your teeth. If i could could give her ten stars i would, five isn’t enough. I’m very grateful i found a GREAT DENTIST like her. If you are afraid of the dentist go here and you will be relaxed and comfortable and you will find out there is no other dentist that you will go to. Once here always here.

Ashley R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me preface this entire review by stating that I am terrified by dentists. I have had many negative experiences with dentists in the past. DR. PILAR IS A SAINT AMONG DENTISTS. After four years of searching for good dentists under my husband’s old insurance, his job switched him to a plan that brought me back to Dr. Pilar. Thank you Jesus. I had my cleaning just last week. Sadly, I now would need a root canal for a cavity she warned me about during my last visit. Always heed her warnings. Dr. Pilar knows that I take FOREVER to numb, so she requested two hours. Her wonderful employee (I believe her name is Danielle) told me there would be nothing for at least two months. I shared an experience with her about my last tooth that required a root canal. I told her I waited too long before getting the root canal and was worried that two months would be too long. She promised me she would keep me in mind if there were any cancellations. She did not forget, and just this morning I had my root canal. I had a root canal done by another dentist and it was a nightmare. This time was anything but. Her and her assistant, Ashley, were so patient and so kind the entire time. As per usual, I took a while to numb, but Dr. Pilar knew that I was so nervous about the possibility of an intrapulpal injection. She was super patient with me and did everything she could to avoid it. Once I was numb, I had moments of panic, but Dr. Pilar and Ashley worked super hard to keep me calm. They were truly the best. They smiled, they joked, and they sailed through the procedure. Overall, Dr. Pilar and her staff are worth EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. They are the best and I am so blessed that my husbands insurance allows me to be treated by her again. If you are on the fence as to whether or not you should take the leap, I hope this helps you. You will NEVER be disappointed with her. DO. IT. Thank you, wonder women of Smile Today, for making my experience a positive one.

Mollie Cutillo (Source: Google)


Smile Today is exceptional in every way! Dr. Pilar is incredibly advanced in her approach to Dentristy offering the latest technology and advancements to anyone who is lucky enough to be one of her patients. Her offices are clean and bright, and her wait time is minimal! Her entire staff is lovely, and always accommodating. It should also be noted, that during the initial onset of Covid-19 Dr. Pilar outfitted her offices and patient rooms with the best devices available for air purification, while also supplying her technicians & staff with the highest quality PPE to protect them and her patients. It was so comforting as a patient to walk in (finally) for a routine cleaning and see first hand how a business owner put her own staff’s safety as a priority as well as her patients. I am so thankful that she is my dentist and highly recommend her.

Anabel Navarro (Source: Google)


Smile today is the best dentist office I have been to. I am incredibly terrified of going to the dentist due to past experiences. However, it was time for me to go. I was looking for a dentist that could make me feel comfortable and reading the reviews, I decided to go to smile today. I couldn’t have made a better choice. I was first seen by Elizabeth who is a hygienist. Elizabeth is amazing! The moment I sat on the chair she could see how scared I was but she was very comforting. She listed to my concerns and was very informative and honest about the procedures going to be done. Dr. Shefali was also amazing! She was also very comforting and informative about the future plans for my smile. These ladies were understanding, patient, sweet and caring. Everything I was looking for in a dentist. I am very grateful I found this office. I would recommend without a doubt.

John K. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Pilar a few years ago due to great reviews, and now I’m advising anyone who needs a dentist, to come here too. Great dentist, with competent, professional staff. Despite my sometimes impossible schedule, they always try to accommodate without making me feel like a burden. Everyone is knowledgeable from the moment you walk in, to your cleaning, to when you walk out the door. On top of that, they have set up excellent precautions for COVID- temperature checks, sanitation, using PPE, protective and filtering devices, covered surfaces, etc. You can tell they put thought into what they do, from how they treat their patients to their safety practices. Can’t recommend more.

Shashibhushan B. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


My experience was very nice. Setting up my 1st appointment over the phone was easy and didn’t take long to confirm as they had availability. Staff is very friendly and polite. Helped me onboard within 5 mins of my walk in. 5 min later I was asked to sit on the chair for checkup. The DA / Hygienist asked me important questions and took all required details including X-rays. Prepared the notes for the doctor. Dr. Shefali Pilar was very knowledgeable in explaining me why I was having the issue and also explained me the next steps. Doctor is very professional and also very thorough in her work. I would recommend Dr. Pilar to my friend and family. Less wait time, helpful front desk, knowledgable Doctor and friendly and understanding DA / Hygienist.

Sejal P. from North Plainfield, NJ (Source: Yelp)


From the moment you walk in to Smile Today, you are met with smiling faces. The office is warm, inviting, and modern. They have the latest technology and explain everything in detail. The staff is wonderful at going over the details of your insurance to make sure you get the most benefit. I did not have to wait long for another appointment to come back for follow up treatment and even got a text message reminder on the day of my appointment. I have definitely found my dental home.

Camille N. (Source: Google)


The reviews do not lie. After carefully reading the reviews I selected Smile today not because of their convenient location but, because of the excellent feedback. I definitely agree. the atmosphere is as much welcoming, as it is emaculate. The combination of friendliness and professionalism is apparent in the staff here. Glad I’m a patient here. You should be too, youd ve in good trusted hands! Everyone explains easy step, takes their time and is extremely knowledgable.

Tess Goldenberg (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Pilar’s since she opened the practice. She’s very friendly and professional. She explains everything to you and is very knowledgeable. She’s easy to talk with and will answer any questions. The dental hygienists are proficient, friendly and gentle. The clinic is very clean and they have a great protocol in place in regards to Covid. There’s little to no waiting time and that’s fantastic. I definitely recommend Dr. Pilar. You won’t be disappointed.

Priscila B. from Belleville, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pillar and everyone from her office are excellent. I looked for a dentist for my kids and I for a very long time and am so happy I’ve found Dr. Pillar. We’ve been going to her office for about 3 years now and there is not a small little complaint about it. They are very accommodating and understanding, service is always spotless and they explain everything ahead of time. I am very happy we have finally found a dentist and staff that are so wonderful and actually care.

Amarylis V. from Belleville, NJ (Source: Yelp)


First off let me start by saying, I found this amazing dentist through the app of zocdoc. I highly recommend going here you’ll have a great and thorough experience. The staff is super friendly & will schedule you in ASAP. The office & rooms are all up to date and extremely clean! Parking is in the back of the building which is convenient. Trust you’ll love the dentist after going here your first visit.

Sabrina G. from East Orange, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Everyone at Smile Today is extremely helpful, courteous, professional and friendly. If I have an emergency I’m seen promptly and if I run late they’re always accommodating. Everything is always clean and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This is a place where everyone does know your name and takes the time to remember you. They really look out for your dental health.

Serafina C. from Kearny, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Today was my first visit with Smile Today, and I am beyond happy I found this office. The dental assistant was super sweet, and was talking me through the X-rays step by step. The dentist was extremely informative and was speaking to me and making sure I was comfortable throughout my entire visit. Also, the girls in the front were extremely informative as well and let me know how much my insurance covered and how much each follow up visit would be before I booked it. Definitely 5 stars for everyone!

Cheryl F (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Pilar for many years. She is by far the best dentist i have ever been to and i am very particular about dentists. Not only does she do an amazing job every time but her staff is very nice and a pleasure to be around. I 100% recommend anyone to go here. You will never be disappointed!

Manuel Rivera (Source: Google)


Had a very good first time experience, the facility was very clean and well kept. They performed excellent COVID protection techniques, so that I felt comfortable and safe. All the staff were very nice and polite. Dr. Pilar and her dental hygienist gave a thorough explanation about my teeth and work that needs to be done. I definitely recommend “Smile Today”.

Aisha Z. from Newark, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Best dental office ever! The entire staff is friendly and welcoming. I’ve never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be called in. The hours are accommodating for everyone. The office is immaculate. Clean and organized. Dr. P is the most gentle dentist I’ve ever had. I recommend all of my friends and family to her. The hygienists are wonderful well. Highly recommend!!!

Manuel O. from Belleville, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Extremely pleased from the time that I walked in the door for the first time until now. The level of attention and service at Smile Today are incredible; everyone involved in this practice tries to go beyond regular standards to present a complete and thorough service to their customers. Being a person that WAS *terrified* of dentists due to horrible past experiences, I can assure you that at Smile Today you will find what you’ve been missing … just try them out!

Sussanna G. from Nutley, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Doctor Pilar for about 2 years. I moved out of the area, but go out of my way to keep Doctor Pilar as my dentist because I really enjoy my experience at her office. From receptionist, to hygienists, to doctors, everyone is very professional and kind. I usually dread small talk, but I don’t mind it with them, which is tough at the dentist office anyway (especially during services)! The office is really great about reminding you of upcoming appointments via their digital system (emails/text). I’m usually seen really promptly with my appointment time, so you’re not waiting around for your appointment. This is super important to me because I’m always annoyed when I go to a doctor’s appointment on time, but still wait another 20+ minutes to be seen. That hasn’t happened to me at Smile Today. There’s a small lot to park in the back, but street parking is also available. I’m very happy with my experiences with Smile Today and will be back for my future appointment soon!

Anna Taboclaon (Source: Google)


The desk staff are all very nice. Dr Pilar and the dental technicians are so sweet and very professional. The clinic is very clean. I felt safe with the recent safety measures observed in the clinic. Our family has been coming here for years and we are thankful and satisfied always with excellent service.

Joan W. from Harrison, NJ (Source: Yelp)


I like a lot of people dread the dentist and usually wait until it’s absolutely necessary to go. In my recent episode I started with a toothache and made an appointment but before appointment day my tooth abscessed, they got me in right away and started treatment. I had the offending tooth removed yesterday and today I am feeling great. The doctors and staff at Smile Today and kind and professional so the whole experience was better than one would hope for.