About Our Practice

Your Clifton Dental Home

On a mission to transform patients' lives through beautiful smiles!

At Constandelis Dental, we are committed to educating our patients about their oral health in a caring, family-friendly environment. Dr. Dena Constandelis grew up watching her father Dr. Teddy Constandelis provide care to many of the same patients she now treats. Those deep roots here in our community are what makes us different and what connects us so deeply to our patients. A healthy smile can translate to all aspects of someone’s life; it can transform them. Our connection with our patients goes beyond teeth — we truly want you to feel like family!

Hometown Dentist in Clifton

Get To Know Dr. Dena Constandelis

Born in Montclair and raised in nearby Montville, NJ, Dr. Dena Constandelis has deep roots in the community and a passion for providing high-quality dental care in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The importance of dental care was ingrained in her from a young age by her father, Dr. Theodore “Teddy” Constandelis, as he took care of hundreds of patients, improving their smiles and in turn their confidence. 

After graduating from Montville Township High School, Dr. Dena went on to obtain her B.S. Degree in Biology from Georgetown University. Although she respected and admired her father’s profession, she never viewed dentistry as her future until some of her father’s dental school friends approached her with the idea of following in his footsteps. She listened, took their advice, and never looked back!

She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which is now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). She then went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Dena is active in numerous dental organizations such as the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and the Passaic County Dental Association, where she is a past president. She is also a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and the International Team for Implantology.

She thoroughly enjoys helping people smile brighter everyday. She is an avid believer that less is more and recommends minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. 

When not at the office, you can find Dr. Dena spending time with her two daughters, going down the shore in the summer, exploring new restaurants, and cycling on her Peloton.

Meet our Founder

Get To Know Dr. Theodore “Teddy” Constandelis

Dr. Theodore “Teddy” Constandelis opened the doors of Constandelis Dental in Patterson, NJ in 1977, and in 1983 he moved it to its current location in Clifton, NJ. After practicing in this community for over 45 years, Dr. Teddy is excited to pass the torch to his daughter to run the practice he has loved so much!

Dr. Teddy Constandelis received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He is active in numerous dental organizations including, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Passaic County Dental Association, where he has served as past president.

Dr. Teddy could not be prouder of his daughter Dr. Dena Constandelis following in his footsteps and taking over the practice. “She grew up watching me take care of some of the same patients that she is now caring for. It’s a whole new generation for them and their families and they couldn’t be in better hands!”

Meet the Team

Constandelis Dental Team

Our highly qualified dental team is dedicated to helping you maintain your healthy smile for years to come. It is our top priority to provide excellent, comprehensive dentistry in a relaxing and family-friendly environment so you can smile brighter and more confidently. If there is anything you need, please let us know – we love making people smile! 

Theodore Constandelis, DDS

"The Godfather"
Read Bio

Linda Lukash

Office Manager
Read Bio

Christine Logue

Dental Hygienist
Read Bio

Danielle Butler

Dental Assistant
Read Bio

Dolores Petrasek

Appointment Coordinator
Read Bio


Read Bio
about Constandelis Dental

First impressions are everything!

Your First Visit — What you can expect

Creating healthy, confident smiles is our goal and we are happy you are taking the first step! 

During your first visit, we will invite you into our warm waiting area where our friendly staff will have you fill out any pertinent forms relevant to your visit.

Next, you’ll be taken to the treatment room to see the hygienist for a thorough cleaning before the doctor greets you for a comprehensive exam. They will discuss any health concerns or issues and answer any questions you may have. Together you will discuss a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs and budget.

At Constandelis Dental, we always keep your best interest at heart. You can expect our team of dental professionals to be compassionate and transparent, and to provide the highest standard in oral healthcare in the Clifton, NJ area.

Our comforts and amenities

At Constandelis Dental we’ve designed our space to invite comfort and relaxation throughout your visit with us. From our warm and inviting reception area, where you can help yourself to a beverage, to the ceiling mounted TV’s in each room with Hulu and Netflix, we want to make your visit feel like home. With the latest comforts and technology you can sit back, relax and show us that smile!


Newly renovated reception area

Ceiling mounted TV’s with Netflix and Hulu in each room

Ergonomic Chairs in treatment rooms


Beverage station with water, soft drinks,hot cocoa, and more

Cutting-Edge Technology

Top of the line tech and tools that make you smile

Because our commitment at Constandelis Dental is to provide you with the best dental care available, we have incorporated the most up to date technology and the most cutting-edge equipment as part of how we treat and diagnose our patients. 

We are proud to offer a variety of modern equipment in our practice, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, an iTero 3D intraoral scanner, and top-of-the-line A-dec dental chairs in each treatment room for increased comfort.

iTero 3D intraoral scanner
Constandelis Dental in Clifton

Community Outreach

Constandelis Dental — a Clifton Community Family

Of course, it is our top priority to keep people smiling at Constandelis Dental, but that doesn’t stop at our office. Every member of our team is committed to the oral health and well-being of our friends, neighbors, and community here in Clifton, NJ and surrounding areas. Whether it’s financial support, volunteer hours, dental health education, or participation in community events, we are always doing our utmost to make Clifton a great place for our families to live and work! 

Schedule your appointment today!

Call (973) 684-1078