Meet Your Dentist

Fred R. Van Istendal, Jr., DDS

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.

Meet Your Team


Registered Dental Hygienist
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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been in dentistry since 2007. First as a Registered Dental Assistant and went on to graduate with honors from the Dental Hygiene Program at Burlington County College in 2013. Dentistry is my passion because I love to help people.

I have 2 incredible sons who are very active in sports and sports clubs. I enjoy traveling to the Florida Keys with the love my life. We also actively participate in a local Jeep Club hosting charitable events which support and benefit veterans.


Office Manager
I have been at Acorn Dental for over six 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 21 years. It has been my pleasure interacting with our patients and seeing their families grow. I am proud to assist the doctor in providing quality dental care to every patient we meet.


Patient Coordinator
I am originally from Haddonfield and currently live in Mount Laurel. I received my education from Burlington County College and Widener University. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to ride bikes and go to Cape May in the summertime. As a new member of the Acorn Dental Team, I look forward to getting acquainted with all of our patients!

Betty Ann Van Istendal

As the Marketing Coordinator at Acorn Dental, I am responsible for getting our name and brand out to the public in order for new patients to learn about us. Previously, I held the same title at Cadbury Retirement Community in Cherry Hill for many years. Working with wonderful people, our team and our patients, is so much fun and really makes for a worthwhile life for me.

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