Meet Sunita Merriman, DDS

Westfield's Choice for Gentle, Advanced Dentistry

Dr. Merriman

If you have been looking for a dentist who not only meets your demands for training and expertise, but who also cares deeply about your needs, look no further than Dr. Sunita Merriman.

Dr. Merriman practices dentistry for one reason – she cares about the health of her patients. She works hard to make her practice a special place where patients can feel listened to, cared for and valued. It is one of the reasons she was voted top dentist by the journal New Jersey Monthly!

Dr. Merriman is a graduate – with honors – of New York University, College of Dentistry, and she completed her general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, in New Hyde Park, NY with postgraduate training in all aspects of general and hospital based dentistry.

Dr. Merriman loves to teach in part, because she loves to learn and says, “I believe that teaching is all about learning more. It is my pleasure and privilege to share my knowledge and experience, and to give back to my profession.”

Her Dental Sleep Medicine Center is dedicated to managing sleep-related breathing disorders and snoring, applying over two decades of clinical experience to create a personalized treatment plan for whole body wellness.

Do you need help getting a good night’s sleep?

Visit her New Jersey Dental Sleep Medicine Center website today.
Sunita Merriman, DDS

Education

DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery
New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, NY Graduated with honors in 1994.

Residency

2-year general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, New Hyde Park, NY with postgraduate training in all aspects of general and hospital based dentistry. 1994-1996.

Being a lifelong student, Dr. Merriman is currently working towards the credential of Diplomate, awarded by The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. There are only approximately 230 dentists in the US with this credential.

Teacher

Dr. Merriman is on staff at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ and at The Center of Excellence in Elizabeth, NJ. She loves to teach in part, because she loves to learn and says, I believe that teaching is all about learning more. It is my pleasure, duty and privilege to share my knowledge and experience and to give back to my profession.

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Union County Dental Association, Dawson Alumni Association, New Jersey Study Club for Interdisciplinary Dentistry, National Speakers Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Association of Women Dentists. In 2014, Dr. Merriman was inducted into the AADPA (American Academy of Dental Practice Administration), where membership is invitation only.

Continuing Education

An alumnus of the Dawson Academy for Continuing Education, Dr. Merriman and her team continue to attend advanced training courses on general, cosmetic, sleep apnea, Invisalign, dental implants, and the oral systemic link.

Our team members are just as committed to attending continuing education in their respective fields of expertise.

Professional Honors

Presidents Service Award presented by New York University for distinguished service and contribution to the community. The Samuel Charles Miller Award of Periodontology. The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award. The Quintessence Research Award presented by NYU. Selected as a Top Dentist with NJ Monthly 2010 and NJ Top Dentist 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Personal Life

Self Love and Self Care FirstSunita Merriman has been married to her best friend Tim Carlsen for over 20 years. She is the proud mother to Nina, 19 and Simrin, 15. Her pet dog Thor and cats Loki and Sugar Pie have been led to believe by her that she is their mom too. Sunita is a writer and is the author of the book Stripping- My Fight to Find Mea collection of poems, and the blog Self Love. Self Care. Inspiration Sunita is a very enthusiastic home cook and loves entertaining her friends and family. A meal and conversation is not just food and words but an opportunity to have a transformative and magical, intimate experience with others. Sunita would bake more if it wasn’t for the fact that she can’t resist her own baking and finds it hard to eat her treats in moderation. Her other hobbies include reading, meditation, travelling and organizing closets and spaces.

I am happiest when I feel a deep and meaningful connection with others and most fulfilled when I am able to make a difference in someone’s life.

book information

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