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Read More About Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.
We’re excited to welcome you to Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.! We know that choosing a pediatric dentist is an important decision for the family, so we’re happy to partner with you by keeping you informed and providing the best care available. We are also open on Saturdays to convenience even the busiest of schedules.
Our goal is to provide the best care available to your child in a way that they feel comfortable and secure with. Dr. Rod believes that your child’s first dental visit is extremely crucial, so he makes sure it is a pleasant one, leaving your child with a positive and happy first impression.
At Shining Smiles, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Rod Stern provides comprehensive care to children of all ages, from infants getting their first tooth to teens needing cleanings or fillings. He is also great at caring for children with special needs. We understand that visits to the dentist can be intimidating for young children, as well as their parents, so our friendly and passionate team is dedicated to making your child’s visit to Shining Smiles stress-free, pain-free, and fun!
Positive dental experiences throughout childhood are shown to help kids form good oral health habits that last a lifetime. A great smile can give a child the confidence he or she needs to make new friends, try out for the starring role in the school play, and reach so many other important milestones. So whether your infant is getting his or her first tooth or your teen needs a cleaning or filing, we can give your child the care he or she needs to have a beautiful and healthy smile.
At Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that no two children are alike in their needs and their personalities. During his residencies, Dr. Rod received specialized training in treating patients with special needs. His friendly manner and gentle touch help special needs children feel comfortable in his presence, and they give parents confidence in the care he provides to their children. Let our kind and gentle team care for your child’s smile.
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Dr. Rod Stern grew up in Queens and graduated from high school in Nassau County Long Island. He attended The City University of New York – Baruch College and graduated in 2007. Staying in NYC, Dr. Rod completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at New York University College of Dentistry. Following dental school he completed a one year General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital – LIJ. Realizing that his true passion is treating children, Dr. Rod continued his education by completing a two-year Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. During his final year of residency he was chosen to be the Chief Resident. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rod truly loves working with children and finds it very rewarding getting them through difficult situations. Outside of the office he enjoys volunteering at Special Olympics, biking, working out, and reading.
Dr. Rod is a pediatric dentist who truly cares about children and understands that to make kids happy, they need to feel like they are in a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment. At Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, not only is our staff welcoming and encouraging, but they also strive to maintain safe conditions with special considerations for allergies and harmful chemicals.
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