AboutOur Practice

Dr. Philip Messer is a Randolph based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

Here at the dental office of Dr. Philip Messer, we understand that the decision to maintain and improve your smile is an important one. A healthy and confident smile is one of the best ways to make a strong first impression.

Our main focus is to provide you with a complete and positive dental experience. We strive to cater to your individual needs every step of the way. We promise to deliver the same level of professional, comfortable, high quality care throughout all of our procedures, whether it is a simple cleaning, a sedation procedure, or any of our other services.

Every patient deserves to wear their best smile.

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. Messer and our staff invite you to contact us today to discuss oral treatment options that are best for you by calling 973-895-4333 and experience why our patients think Dr. Philip Messer is the best dentist in Randolph.

“When I get a hug after a procedure is done, and someone says thank you and sincerely means it, this is why I practice dentistry.”
- Dr. Philip Messer

Dr. Messer

Dr. Messer

Philip Messer, DDS, FAGD

When asked what he finds most enjoyable about being a dentist, Dr. Philip Messer candidly reveals that it’s “when I get a hug after a procedure is done, and someone says thank you and sincerely means it.”

Dr. Messer graduated at the top of his class from the University of Maryland Dental School, and he went into dentistry out of the desire to become a leader in the community he serves, work with his hands, and get to know people.

In 2015, he was one of the youngest doctors on record to be awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

For Dr. Messer, dentistry isn’t just about the oral health of his patients, it’s about their overall optimal health. Because he believes that a doctor’s education is never complete, Dr. Messer is an active Faculty Club member of Scottsdale, Arizona’s Spear Education, where he matriculates yearly to study the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry.

A native of East Brunswick, New Jersey, Dr. Messer enjoys golf, going to the gym, and spending time with his wife Melissa and dog Crosby.

Our Staff

Our staff members are highly educated and committed to delivering the finest quality care possible. You can rest easy knowing that your oral health is in the hands of a team dedicated to providing you with an experience that is professional, comfortable, and stress-free.


Office Manager

Laura has been in the dental field for more than half of her life. She began working for her local dentist right out of school, and she was hooked! As Dr. Messer’s Office Manager, Laura works to ensure everything runs smoothly for patients and staff and enjoys helping patients achieve a healthy smile.

A resident of Hopatcong, Laura enjoys gardening, leading a local Girl Scout troop, and spending time with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and two cats.


Dental Hygienist

Esther has been in the dental field since high school. In 2000, she became a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from NYC Technical College in Brooklyn, NY. With a passion for learning, she returned to school and graduated in 2016 with Summa Cum Laude, highest honors, with a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Dental Hygiene. Esther is also an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, which focuses on correcting improper function of the tongue and facial muscles.

Esther has a calm and gentle demeanor that is appreciated by her patients. Her attention to detail allows her to stay focused on providing high quality care while keeping her patients comfortable in the chair. She takes preventative care very seriously, which allows her to formulate an individual care plan.

Esther is a Randolph resident and enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Elaine is the very sort of experienced and personable Dental Hygienist you want tending to you when you’re in the chair. When asked what her favorite part of the job is, she replied, very simply, “my wonderful patients.”

Elaine, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), has been caring for patients for over 25 years since earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She works very hard to make her patients comfortable and help them achieve the best possible oral and overall health.

Outside of the office, Elaine is very involved in cat rescue and enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time with her family and her many cats.


Certified Dental Assistant

When making an acquaintance, the first thing most people notice is a person’s eyes. In Ashleigh case, she always notices their teeth first!

Ashleigh, a Certified Dental Assistant, believes that no two smiles—like no two people—are alike. For her, being a Dental Assistant means you have to love interacting with people, which for Ashleigh is second nature. Every day she makes it her mission to help her patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. She also takes the time to educate them on the vital role oral health plays in a person’s overall health. For Ashleigh, success is when a patient is genuinely happy after a treatment is complete. Helping to make a visible difference in a patient’s smile and confidence is the most rewarding aspect of her job.

Ashleigh lives nearby in Vernon, NJ with her dogs Reggie and Remington. When she isn’t helping Dr. Messer’s team improve smiles, she can be found walking her pups, playing sports, traveling, and enjoying time with her family.