Sandra Onukwugha, DMD, is a passionate cosmetic dentist who takes pride in giving her patients the best possible care. She provides attentive dental services to patients at Healing Smiles, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dr. Onukwugha's interest and love for dentistry developed at a young age following her first dentistry appointment as a child. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ), located in New Jersey. Dr. Onukwugha completed her General Practice Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, located in New Jersey, thereafter.
In dental school, Dr. Onukwugha was inducted into the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic honor society, and received several awards, including the Dr. Uriel Gunthorpe award for her leadership and dedication to the advancement of dentistry. She was also involved in many organizations, including the Student National Dental Association, where she served as Secretary, then President. Through various programs, including orientation leadership, Gateway to Dentistry, and Decision to Dentistry, Dr. Onukwugha provided insight and mentorship to first-year dental students, as well as high school and college students. She’s passionate about giving back to the community and has been actively involved in many outreach events, including the Indian Health Service, which provides free dental care to Native Americans on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.
Patients love Dr. Onukwugha's friendly demeanor, gentle touch, and calming chairside manner. She is highly competent in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and is dedicated to continuing to provide dentistry and up-to-date care for her patients through her ongoing participation in continuing education courses. She is Invisalign certified and an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When she's not in the office, Dr. Onukwugha enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, playing tennis, cooking, and traveling.