Dr. Shefali Pilar

Dr. Shefali Pilar

You will meet very few doctors that have a more kind or gentle nature than Dr. Shefali Pilar. Her conservative philosophy and meticulous technical skills are backed by strong ethical principles and an inherent need to provide quality care to her patients and their families. She also has a special way about herself to make even the most apprehensive and scared individual feel calmer and more at ease.

Dr. Pilar grew up in Jersey City, NJ and graduated high school at the age of 17 as valedictorian of her class. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT on a four year full scholarship. Dr. Pilar continued onward to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the oldest dental school in the United States, New York University’s College of Dentistry.

After NYU, Dr. Pilar completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) which provided extensive advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, dental implant and surgical dentistry, anesthesia, medicine, pharmacology, implants, pediatrics, and treatment of medically compromised patients. Upon completion of the program, Dr. Pilar was immediately asked to return as a clinical instructor to train incoming resident doctors in all facets of dentistry. Dr. Pilar finds this to be such a rewarding experience that she devotes every Friday to teaching at the hospital based program.

Dentistry is a constantly evolving profession and Dr. Pilar is committed to treating her patients with the most up to date information, materials, procedures, and techniques. In order to provide and maintain the highest standard of care, Dr. Pilar constantly participates in a variety of continuing education courses and seminars. She also enjoys professional affiliations with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the New Jersey Dental Association.

On a more personal note, Dr. Pilar is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Maulin, and they have a beautiful daughter, Sarina.


Smile Today: Shefali Pilar, DDS is a Nutley based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dental equipment. As a cosmetic dentist, we offer services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers, bondings, and more.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Shefali Pilar and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 973-667-2466 and experience why our patients think Smile Today: Shefali Pilar, DDS is the best dentist in Nutley.



Meet The Team


Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth grew up in Kearny and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bergen Community College. She has since enjoyed working in the dental field and educating her patients on how to achieve optimal health. Elizabeth loves interacting with patients and getting to know them on a personal level to truly make them feel like a part of our Smile Today family. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful daughters together.


Hardi

Hardi

Dental Hygienist

Hardi studied to become a dentist in India and came to the USA in 2008. She graduated from the NYU Dental Hygiene program in 2012 to pursue her desire to help people maintain healthy smiles. She finds working at Smile Today to be a lot of fun and is proud of the quality, pace, and professional care we deliver to the community. She has been married to her husband for 9 wonderful years and they love spending time with their son.


Daniella

Daniella

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Daniella is one of the first smiling faces you will see at “Smile Today”. She enjoys assisting patients in coordinating their treatment goals with their finances and insurance benefits. Daniella is also an x-ray certified dental assistant and has started training to become a registered dental assistant. She believes that everyone at the practice goes the extra mile for patients and wants to make sure they’re taken care of and happy. Originally from the Island of Trinidad and Tobago, she lives with her husband, two children, and their dogs.


Francis

Francis

Insurance Coordinator

Francis has been in the dental field for over seven years. She is responsible for coordinating with insurance companies for insurance breakdowns, scheduling appointments, and following up with our patients to ensure their visit at our office has kept them smiling. She also speaks fluent Spanish. Her gentle demeanor and welcoming presence puts anybody at ease. Francis currently resides in Glen Ridge but parents from the Dominican Republic. She loves spending time with her beautiful son, Jordan Anthony.


Priscilla

Priscilla

Dental Assistant

Priscilla joined Smile Today with a desire to help people. Her sweet manner makes any apprehensive patient comfortable. She is very knowledgeable in the dental field and will soon obtain her x-ray license. We are lucky to have her as part of our team. Priscilla lives in Belleville with her family.


Tatiana

Tatiana

Dental Hygienist

Tatiana grew up in Bloomfield, NJ and is fluent in Spanish. She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Rutgers University. She is very passionate about the dental field and strives to make patients feel comfortable while in her chair. Tatiana enjoys getting to know her patients and educating them on how they can improve their oral health and maintain a beautiful smile. Tatiana enjoys spending her free time with her fiancé and her beautiful daughter.


Ashley

Ashley

Dental Assistant

Ashley graduated from Fortis Institute with a certificate in dental assisting. She hopes to become a registered dental assistant in the near future and eventually would like to go back to school to become a dental hygienist. Her love for the dental field and upbeat personality ensures patient comfort. She believes it’s important to go above and beyond as a team to guarantee patient satisfaction. Ashley lives in West Orange with her family and loves to spend time with her two dogs.