Dr. Elizabeth: When I was very young I had a toothache, so literally, probably 6 years old. I went to the dentist and I didn't have a toothache anymore. So, I think that was the initial trigger. But then as I was in high school, I just knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to help people, I was very good with my hands, so it was a perfect fit, and I could do science. So it worked out wonderfully.
I think one of the most rewarding parts for me of being a dentist is again, when someone comes in with a problem, big or small, that we can handle it, we can help them. If they're in pain, they get taken out of pain. If they want to look more beautiful, white smile, we can do that. If they want to chew better, we can do that. So it's just very rewarding to give people their smiles or their life back, in some cases.
As I grew up locally in Woodberry, went to Woodberry High School. Then from there went to Temple University for undergraduate. And then graduate school, so dental school was there as well. After graduate school I started working, and then I love surgery and doing implants and extractions, so I was trained by Dr. Carl Misch, who is just a wonderful mentor. Then also relatively recently did Chao Pinhole, which is gum grafting. So those surgical extra educational experiences have really helped me help my patients with their own issues.
Changing Patients’ Lives, One Smile at a Time
Dr. Elizabeth Fox’s mother worked in a dental office. So from an early age, she was able to see how much dentistry could help people improve their lives. With that early insight, the Gloucester County, NJ native knew she wanted to become a dentist. She earned her DMD from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in 1991, then served as an associate professor in its periodontal department for two years before entering into private practice.
She has taken many hours of advanced education in her mission to improve patients’ lives. In particular, she is an experienced implant dentist. She has been both placing and restoring dental implants since 2000.
She is a Fellow in the Misch International Implant Institute, a program founded by Dr. Carl Misch, author of three editions of an influential dental implants textbook. She is also a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an honor that requires interviews, exams, and extensive documentation of experience. She has certifications to perform Hybrid full-mouth reconstruction, a process in which patients get dental implants and replacement teeth in a single day, and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a minimally invasive gum recession treatment.
Thanks to her dental skills and friendly chairside manner, she has appeared on several lists of top dentists, including ones from America’s Best Dentists, South Jersey Magazine, and NJ Top Dentists.
Family is a priority for her and her husband, William. They live near their siblings, and the families all enjoy spending time together. She loves sports, and especially enjoys cheering on her college-age sons, who play lacrosse and football. A fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, she knows all the words to “Fly, Eagles, Fly.” Her other favorite pro sports team is the Philadelphia Phillies. She also enjoys traveling and working on her tan at the Jersey Shore.