Meet the Team


Robert F. Cannis, DMD


Dr. Robert F. Cannis, DMD

Dr. Robert Cannis is a native of New Jersey, and has been in private practice since 1976.  He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1971 with a B.S. Degree, and from Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School in 1975 with a D.M.D. Degree.


Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Cannis was one of two dentists selected from a pool of 120 applicants for a coveted 1-year residency at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.  There he received additional specialized training in all phases of dentistry including cosmetics, implants, and full-mouth reconstruction.


In his practice, Dr. Cannis has a passion for excellence, quality, state-of-the-art dentistry, and "Five Star" patient service.  His desire and practice philosophy is to enhance and enrich his patients' lives, by creating and integrating optimal oral health with a pleasing, beautiful smile.  Incorporating the art of dentistry, as well as cutting edge technology (dental lasers, digital radiography and photography, computerized periodontal screening, and Zoom™ tooth whitening), in the creation of a new and attractive smile, is what makes dentistry exciting and fun for Dr. Cannis.

Dr. Cannis maintains memberships in the following professional associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey State Dental Association
  • Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry


He is also a member of the Jersey Shore Medical Center/University of Pennsylvania study club, as well as a study continuum that focuses on state-of-the-art implant innovations.


Dr. Cannis, his wife Barbara, and son Matthew reside in Toms River.  They enjoy golfing and water sports together as a family.  Dr. Cannis and Barbara are active in the ministries of their church, Life Chapel.


Our Team


Sheree - Front Desk / Treatment Coordinator



I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bergen Community College.  I have been in the dental field for since 1979, and have been working with Dr. Cannis since 2004.


I am married to my wonderful husband, and enjoy spending my free time with him, my family and especially my dog Roxy.  I also love going to Yankees games.

Lin - Front Desk / Certified Registered Dental Assistant



I have been a Certified Registered Dental Assistant since 1969.  I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Cannis since 1987 – how quickly time passes. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and watching old movies.  But my favorite pass time is spending time with my 3 precious grand children.



Janice - Certified Registered Dental Assistant



I am a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant.  I also attended Union Technical Institute for laboratory technology, and have worked in a dental laboratory since 2007.  I've been assisting Dr. Cannis in his practice for over 25 years.


In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, camping and gardening.


Diane - Dental Hygienist



I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene.  I've been working for Dr. Cannis for more than 20 years, and in my spare time, I enjoy reading and knitting.


Sharon - Dental Hygienist



I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1985.  I have been married for 22 years, and am a mother of three children and a puppy Wendy.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and vacationing in Cape May.

Service Areas: Toms River/Jackson/Lakewood/Manchester/Brick/Howell

Ocean County/Monmouth County/Toms River Township

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