Meet Dr. Gregory Coakley

Gregory S. Coakley, DDS, MS 

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make such a positive difference in the lives of my patients by providing excellence in orthodontic care.”


Dr. Coakley is a native of Monmouth County, New Jersey. He was born and raised in Holmdel, graduating from Holmdel High school in 1991. He obtained both his Master of Science in Neurobiology and Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a 2001 graduate from the University of Maryland at Baltimore where he graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Magna Cum Laude, and was accepted into the highly prestigious OKU Dental Honor Society.

In keeping with his goal of becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Coakley was accepted into and completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the most respected and reputable orthodontic specialty programs in the country. While completing his orthodontic residency, Dr. Coakley was chosen as Chief Resident and served as a member of the South Texas Craniofacial Anomaly Team.

Continuing Education

Dr. Coakley takes an active role in meeting and exceeding the standards of his profession. He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Monmouth and Ocean County Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the New Jersey Society of Orthodontists. He is a lifelong learner and enjoys keeping at the forefront of his profession by regularly attending continuing education courses and maintaining his position among the dental academic community.


Dr. Coakley has devoted much of his time to academia. Throughout his tenure at both the University of Maryland and the University of Texas, Dr. Coakley earned several academic achievement awards, maintained multiple teaching positions, conducted research, and served on the Committee for Recruitment and Admissions.

Currently, Dr. Coakley is a member of the Regional Cleft Palate Team and is a Clinical Attending at Monmouth Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, and Centra State Medical Center. One of his passions and specialties is to treat children born with cleft lip and palate and to share his knowledge and experience with other medical professionals. Dr. Coakley maintains a full-time private orthodontic practice in Little Silver, New Jersey where he offers his patients traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, Invisalign® invisible braces, and Incognito® braces. Dr. Coakley is a premier provider of Invisalign, a designation reserved for the top five percent of orthodontists nationwide.

Outside the Office

Dr. Coakley and his family reside in Manasquan, New Jersey, where they enjoy the beach, pool, and outdoor family activities. In his free time, Dr. Coakley can be found golfing, boating, and watching collegiate sports.

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