Meet the Dentists
Dr. Erica Van Pelt
Dr. Erica Van Pelt is proud to return home to South Jersey to practice at Dental Arts Group Elmer. Dr. Van Pelt grew up in Burlington County, NJ and received her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Classical Studies. After two years of research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Van Pelt decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She was accepted to NYU College of Dentistry, where she completed an honors program in fixed prosthodontics. After graduating, she was accepted into Monmouth Medical Center’s General Practice Residency program in Long Branch, NJ. The residency program provided her with opportunities to work with the area’s top specialists and gain hands-on experience in all areas of general dentistry, including oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and management of medically compromised patients. Dr. Van Pelt is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When not at the practice, Dr. Van Pelt loves to travel with her family. She enjoys staying active with ballet, spinning, and hiking.
Dr. Gregory Strait
Dr. Gregory Strait completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University and received a bachelors degree in Health Studies. He went on to earn a doctorate in dental medicine from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Upon completing his advanced training in General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Dr. Strait was honored by his colleagues and attending physicians with the title of Resident of the Year.
By offering solutions to restore or replace teeth in a compassionate environment, Dr. Strait treats patients honestly with modern and long-lasting dentistry. Dr. Strait is passionate about involving patients in treatment planning, educating patients about treatment options, and encourages them to take charge of their oral health.
Committed to staying abreast of cutting-edge changes in the field of dental medicine and dental technology, he actively participates in continuing education and learning through continuing education. Dr. Strait is also a proud member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Southern New Jersey Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
In 2016 Dr. Strait was honored with the national title of amongst the Top 40 Dentists under 40 years old. This publication celebrates the young and up and coming dentists in the profession. Dr. Strait and our Dental Arts Group practice was featured in Incisal Edge magazine Here is an excerpt from his interview: "On a typical day, we laugh, dance in the hallways, and are not surprised when our appointments end in a hug. We love our patients, and by utilizing technology such as digital impressions and lasers, I am able to provide them both conservative and long-lasting dentistry. With a combination of our commitment to technology and skilled dentistry, it seems they love us too." Read the full interview and spread here.
When Dr. Strait is not at the office, he enjoys mentoring young dentists and lecturing to dental residents at Temple University. Dr. Strait is blessed with two children and a supportive wife. Dr. Strait is a self-described music obsessive. He enjoys selecting each song that is placed on the office's constantly updated playlist and of course the occasional improptu hallway dance party. Listen by clicking here.