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Meet Dr. Robert (Bob) Griggs

An Early Passion for Dentistry

Dr. Robert GriggsDr. Bob Griggs thought dentistry was “pretty cool stuff” as early as the 6th grade. His childhood dentist allowed him to do some job shadowing, and he began to think about it as a career.

At first, he pursued a 2-year certification in dental lab technology, learning to make crowns and dentures. He did so well in that program that he decided to take the leap and go back to college to pursue his real passion.

After just three years as an undergraduate student, Dr. Griggs applied to several dental schools and was accepted into them all. He chose UMDMJ, currently Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and graduated as a Doctor of Medical Dentistry in 1987.

Fulfilled By Your Smile

“The most fulfilling part of my dental practice is giving people new smiles. Through that we change their lives and improve careers,” says Dr. Griggs. “The appreciation from some of our patients is overwhelming.”

Growing and Learning in Old Bridge

Dr. Griggs goes the extra mile to keep fresh and current in his field by exceeding the number of continuing education required for his license. And he takes on a leadership role in that by co-chairing the Forum for Advanced Dental Studies (AFADS) – a lecture series that draws about 40 dentists throughout the year. He and other experts in the field speak on topics including:

  • new techniques in dentistry
  • new products
  • treatment philosophy
  • OSHA
  • CPR

Some of his other educational endeavors include:

  • leading team training with the Old Bridge Dental staff
  • training in the ever-evolving field of implant technology
  • annually attending the Oral Surgery Meeting in Chicago
  • extensive study of Pete Dawson’s work – the authority in TMJ and occlusion

Outside The Office

As a husband and father to three busy kids, Dr. Griggs spends a lot of time feeling like a taxi driver. “I was thinking of painting my truck yellow,” he jokes as he talks about baseball games and other family outings.

He and his wife love to get away when they can, and sailing is a passion they share.

Welcome to A Community That Smiles

One of the things Dr. Griggs and the Old Bridge Dental staff feel compelled to do is bring smiles to people’s faces. In the past they would select special days to give tulips to every patient. This grew into what now includes passing out tulips to the public and delivering them to patients at the Summer Hill Nursing Home next door.

Beginning in 2015, Old Bridge Dental will host an annual Dentistry from the Heart event. Those who can’t afford dentistry will have the opportunity to come in for free dentistry on this special day. In order to care for as many people in the community as possible, Dr. Griggs will partner with other area dentists to make sure every chair at Old Bridge Dental is full and busy throughout the day. Sign up here to receive notifications when Dentistry from the Heart is scheduled.


Dr. Robert Griggs | Old Bridge Dentist | (732) 613-9898