About Our Doctors


Welcome to Isaacson Orthodontics, the family owned and operated practice of Dr.'s Robert, Richard, and James Isaacson. Here, we specialize in orthodontics in the Middletown/Red Bank, West Long Branch, and Matawan towns in NJ. Our doctors are highly trained in special services including Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen, AcceleDent , Metal Braces, and Clear Braces. Get to know our doctors below!

Dr. Richard Isaacson

IMG_1399-Dr.-Richard-Isaacson.jpgDr Rick Isaacson has been practicing orthodontics since 1987.  He graduated from

  • Columbia University - Certificate of Training in Orthodontics.
  • University of Pennsylvania Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Ursinus College - Bachelor of Science

An active member of many professional organizations, Dr. Rick is a delegate for the American Dental Association and has been president of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, as well as, president of the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society. Dr. Rick is a delegate to the New Jersey Dental Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, past committee chair for the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and a member of the Columbia University Orthodontic Alumni Association and the American Cleft Palate Association. Dr. Rick Is Orthodontic section chief at Monmouth Medical Center and is a former  board member to Federation, a local Charity.

Dr. Rick is married to his wife, Jeanne. They are proud parents of both a son and a daughter, Michael and Sara. He is an active member of the community and continues his education by attending Continuing Education courses from the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Dental Association, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Growth Seminar, American Cleft Palate Association, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society and Monmouth Medical Center.

Dr. Daniel McLaughlin

Dr. Dan McLaughlinDr. Dan McLaughlin grew up right here in Monmouth County in Middletown, and knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare.  This interest led him to attend Monmouth County's Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune for his high school education where his passion for science and healthcare flourished. It was during this time that he shadowed our very own Drs. Rick and Jim to learn about the field of dentistry, and specifically orthodontics. He was immediately captivated by the fusion of science and artistry that goes into orthodontics and the unique opportunity to help others become more confident in their smiles and in themselves. This experience became the spark that led him to where he is today as an orthodontist, living out his childhood dream. He would go on to graduate from:
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine - Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine - Master of Dental Science (MDS)
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine - Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology

During his orthodontic residency at Rutgers, Dr. Dan served as chief resident and was selected as a finalist for Resident of the Year amongst all residents in the country by the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. He also sought additional education beyond the standard residency curriculum and completed the most comprehensive training program available in the country in Invisalign/clear aligner treatment: "The Aligner Intensive Fellowship" - a 17-week course dedicated to all aspects of aligner treatment. Following his residency, he also took additional, optional examinations to achieve recognition as a Board Certified Orthodontist (a certification not required to practice as an orthodontist) to distinguish himself amongst his peers and ensure the highest quality of care and training for his patients. Dr. Dan is a strong proponent of staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, treatment modalities, and research in the field of orthodontics to ensure patients receive the most efficient and effective care possible to achieve the incredible results that they deserve! He does this through regular continuing education (CE) and attending both local and national conferences where he learns both with and from colleagues to stay at the forefront of the field. He is a member of numerous organizations, including:

  • American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
  •  College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO)
  •  American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  •  Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics (MASO)
  • New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA)
  • Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society (MOCDS)

When he is not working and serving his patients, Dr. Dan enjoys life at the shore spending a great deal of time on the beach or walking the boardwalks, traveling, trying new restaurants, or playing disc golf with friends. He is also an avid sports fan of an eclectic assortment of teams - the New York Mets, Detroit Lions, and Los Angeles Lakers.

Dr. James Isaacson

Dr. James Isaacson has practiced orthodontics since 1987.   He graduated from:

  • Columbia University - Certificate of Training in Orthodontics
  • University of Pennsylvania Dental and Oral Surgery
  • University of Michigan - Bachelor of Science

As a dedicated pursuer of continuing education, Dr. Isaacson averages over 100 hours per year in continuing education seminars, meetings and study clubs, such as the Jersey Coast Dental Forum, as an orthodontic advisor and the Colorado Summer Meeting, where IMG_1404-Jim-Isaacson.jpghe served as a past president.

Dr. Isaacson also makes it a point to remain an active member in many professional organizations. He is a board member and chairman of the budget committee for the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists and chairman of the audiovisual committee for the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Association. Dr. Isaacson is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Association and the Cleft Palate Association.

Dr. Jim enjoys all sports. Presently he plays in a volleyball league, bicycles and swims. He coaches with the Monmouth Barracudas Swim Club and has assisted in soccer, basketball and baseball in town. On Saturdays in the fall, college football is his passion. Go Blue!

Alyce and Dr. Jim are the proud parents of Joseph and Carli.

Dr. Robert Isaacson

Dr_robert_1aug14.jpgDr. Robert Isaacson has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 1962. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Rutgers University. Upon graduation, Dr. Isaacson enrolled at Columbia University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1958. After spending two years as a Captain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Isaacson returned to Columbia University to acquire his Certificate of Training in Orthodontics and has been creating beautiful smiles ever since.

Married to his wife, Barbara, Dr. Isaacson has two sons - Richard and James, who are both orthodontists. An active member of the community, Dr. Isaacson has been a board member of both the Jewish Community Center and the West Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, and he has also served as president of the Congregation B'nai Shalom and the Elberon Surf Club.

Professionally, Dr. Isaacson has been a member of and participated in numerous national, regional, state and local organizations, which include :

  • American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • American Dental Society
  • Monmouth-Ocean Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics
  • New Jersey Association of Orthodontics
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • New Jersey Dental Association

Additionally, Dr. Isaacson has held numerous hospital appointments at Bayshore Community Hospital and the Monmouth Medical Center. He has also held teaching and lecture positions at the Union Technical School for Dental Assistants, the Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and the Montefiore Medical Center.

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