Our Mission is to provide the most advanced dentistry by a team of experts who demonstrate care, compassion, enthusiasm and personal integrity to every patient they meet.
Acorn Dental offers a wide range of dental services, enabling most of our patients to have all their treatment performed in our office, without the need for outside referrals. Our patients enjoy the convenience and time savings of only having to visit one office.
Dr. Fred R. Van Istendal, Jr., owner of Acorn Dental, graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. He has been in practice in Marlton for over thirty years.
Over his years in practice, Dr. Van Istendal has been involved in testing and research of new dental products. He has also been involved in teaching dentists and educating other professionals in the dental field. It is important to Dr. Van Istendal to see that his practice is kept on the cutting edge of dentistry and dental technology.
Dr. Van Istendal is a member of the American Dental Association, Southern Dental Society, NJ Dental Association. In addition, Dr. Van Istendal is a member of the Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson Rotary Club and St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.
I’ve been a Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from Camden County College in 2007. I am passionate about dental hygiene because of my own fear of the dentist. I want to help my patients feel as comfortable as possible at every visit. I became interested in being a hygienist because I truly believe that the more educated you are the less scary something becomes. Prevention truly is key to maintaining good dental and overall health.
I am fortunate enough to have married my best friend, and we have 3 amazing children. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, either at the beach, in my canoe or playing at the park. I love to watch the Flyers also.
I have been in the dental field for most of my life; knowing from a very young age that this is what I was meant to do. I enjoy meeting and working with patients to help them improve their oral health. I live in South Jersey with my husband and two children and three very high maintenance felines.
I have been The Patient Coordinator at Acorn Dental for three years. My goal is to make our patients feel warm and welcome the minute they arrive for their dental visit. My favorite part of this position is meeting new people and being the first to introduce them to our wonderful practice. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children.
Registered Dental Assistant – I have been working with Dr. Van Istendal for 20 years. My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients and seeing their families grow over the many years they come to our practice for their dental care and health.