Dr. Ben Calem at Canal Calem Periodontics Medford, NJ & Moorestown, NJ

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Meet Dr. Ben Calem, DMD, New Jersey Periodontist

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With a father who practiced restorative dentistry for 40 years and a mother who practiced dental hygiene for 42 years, Dr. Ben Calem believes he was genetically predispositioned to become a periodontist!

Born and raised in central New Jersey, Dr. Calem attended The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. He then went on to study dentistry at Rutgers University School of Dentistry (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). In his senior year, he was selected to partake in a progressive educational program in Somerdale, NJ. The program, entitled C.O.D.E. (Community Oriented Dental Education), provided Dr. Calem the opportunity to practice restorative dentistry in an office setting, as opposed to a school environment. As his professional relationships in South Jersey developed, he continued his post-graduate training at the Virtua Dental Center in Camden, NJ for one year.

With a passion for periodontal surgery and improving oral health, Dr. Calem returned to Rutgers University School of Dentistry to specialize in periodontology. As chief resident, his research focused on ridge preservation procedures to allow for future dental implant placement.

After completing a rigorous three-year residency program, Dr. Calem relocated to South Jersey and joined the practice in 2003. He is proficient in all facets of periodontal and implant therapy, and has been recently trained in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical procedure and the All-On-4® treatment modality.

In 2008, he became director of the Seattle Study Club of South Jersey– a prestigious continuing education forum which promotes interdisciplinary dentistry and higher learning to the dental community. His belief in organized dentistry led to his involvement in the Southern Dental Society where he became President in 2012. In addition, he was clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine/Department of Periodontics from 2004 to 2011. He has been involved in Donated Dental Services (DDS), providing periodontal care for those less fortunate. He has also recently become part of the Holocaust Survivor’s Oral Health Program. This program provides periodontal treatment to those individuals who survived the Holocaust.

Dr. Calem resides in Voorhees with his wife Julie and daughters Maya and Anna. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys running, the Jersey shore, and being involved with his synagogue.


New Jersey #5490

Office Address:

285 S. Church St., Suite 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057


BS – Biology, MINOR: Chemistry
Trenton State College
(presently The College of New Jersey)
Ewing, New Jersey

UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School
Newark, New Jersey

General Practice Residency
Virtua West Jersey Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

Department of Periodontics
UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School
Newark, New Jersey


New Jersey


Calem, B.; Feldman, C.; Giniger, M.: The Measurement of Tooth Color Through the Use of a Digital Camera. 1996. Abstract.

Khocht, A.; Calem, B.; Deasy, M.: Use of Anti-Inflammatory Medications in the Management of Atypical Gingivitis Associated with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Type III). Journal of Periodontology.

Simon, B.; Calem, B.; Lamantea, G.; Deutch, R.; Janal, M.; Deasy, M.: Comparison of Two Bioresorbable Membranes in GBR Therapy in Extraction Sites. Journal of Periodontology.


Case Report: Treatment and Management of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Type III)
First Annual Metropolitan Tri-School Periodontal Symposium, (Columbia, NYU and UMDNJ)
December 10, 2002

Service – University/School

Chief Resident – Dept. of Periodontics
July 2002 – July 2003

Post-Doctoral Education Committee
July 2002 – July 2003

Dean Search Committee
Spring 1997

Community Service

Special Olympics/Special Smiles
Spring 1996 – Present

Liberty Science Fair
February 2003

Dr. Calem Talks about the Periodontal Study Club

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