A native of Monmouth County New Jersey, Dr. John R. Marcelino graduated from Holmdel High School and then from the College of the Holy Cross. Dr. Marcelino attended the New Jersey Dental School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he served as class president for two years. During that time, he shared his clinical expertise with underclassmen as a fixed prosthodontics tutor while receiving multiple leadership and service awards. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2005.
Dr. Marcelino completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia to elevate his skills in all aspects of general and restorative dentistry. Following his residency, Dr. Marcelino entered private practice as an associate first in Lumberton, New Jersey and then in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dr. Marcelino’s lifelong goal of returning to Monmouth County to practice dentistry was realized when he opened Marcelino Dental Arts in Little Silver, New Jersey in 2010.
In addition to maintaining a full-time private practice, Dr. Marcelino surpasses the requisite standards of his profession by attending numerous continuing education courses. Dr. Marcelino also stays up-to-date with current trends and advanced methods through active membership in many professional associations, including the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society, and the Advanced Dental Seminars Study Club. Dr. Marcelino also instructs residents as a part time lecturer at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center’s dental clinic.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Marcelino enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and family, as well as, traveling, and playing guitar. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys baseball, football, and hockey. Dr. Marcelino stays active in the community as a member of the Little Silver Business and Professional Association.