Nassau
Let's Get Social!


Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Manhasset

Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Manhasset

The Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry team aims to make visits fun for kids.


Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry P.C., a full-service pediatric dentist for children of all ages, opened in Manhasset in October 2017. The Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry dental team aims to create a fun and friendly environment, also offers treatment for children with special needs.

To create a calm dental visit, parents are encouraged to be in the exam rooms with their children. “We are caring and gentle. My goal is for children to not be afraid of the dentist,” says Rod Stern, D.D.S., owner of the practice. “My staff and I are great with kids because we really love what we do.”

“We strive to make every visit exciting and fun for kids!” Dr. Stern adds. All treatment rooms at Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are themed; TVs are in treatment rooms; and iPads, games, and TVs are in the lobby for children to use while they wait for their exams. Plus, every child leaves with a new toothbrush and goodie bag.

The dental team offers services such as routine cleanings, sealants, X-rays, fillings, and extractions, among others, as well as treatments for emergency visits and injuries. It also offers dental care for children with special needs, as Dr. Stern received specialized training during his residencies.

The practice uses gluten-free paste in all cleanings, and the whole office is latex-free to prevent allergic reactions. It accepts most insurance plans, offers flexible financing, and has Saturday appointments available. New patient forms can be found online, and parents are encouraged to fill one out prior to their child’s first appointment.

Main image: Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry aims to create a fun environment for kids with themed treatment rooms, iPads, TVs, and games.

Courtesy Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

More Health Articles:

PDM Family Dental Opens in Jericho

PDM Family Dental Opens in Jericho

In September, PDM Family Dental opened its doors in Jericho. The brand-new facility is family friendly and features televisions so patients, especiall...

Latest News:

Family Activities:

Traveling Exhibit: Age of the Dinosaurs at Long Island Children's Museum

Traveling Exhibit: Age of the Dinosaurs

Long Island Children's Museum Jan. 22, 2022 - May. 29, 2022

Go back in tine and experience animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth. 

Have a Laugh:


Featured Listings:

Long Island STEM Prep LLC

Long Island STEM Prep LLC

LI STEM Prep offers a variety of services, but specializes in personalized tutoring sessions tailored to the skills students need to overcome a challe...

ABA Psychological Services, P.C.

ABA Psychological Services, P.C.

Williston Park, NY We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) to children and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Yellow Bus ABA

Yellow Bus ABA

Yellow Bus ABA offers a rich learning environment, utilizing principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to effectively address communication, so...

Hofstra Summer Camps

Hofstra Summer Camps

Uniondale, For more than 30 years, Hofstra Summer Camps has been providing fun and engaging summer programs for children aged K-12 in the New York Metropolitan a...