Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

Your child is in good hands.

What is a board-certified pediatric dentist?

From the first sign of tiny baby teeth, through their teenage years, board-certified pediatric dentists like Dr. Britni Kearns and Dr. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno are passionate about helping ensure that children's smiles shine bright for a lifetime. 

Board-certified pediatric dentist are required to complete a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and then go on to finish a 2 year residency program in pediatrics. Upon completion of residency, pediatric dentists can opt to take a written test followed by a full day oral exam in order to become board-certified. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry then requires annual renewal by means of extensive continuing education classes.

Not all pediatric dentists pursue the path toward board certification, but our dentists at Sycamore Smiles Pediatric Dentistry did! Dr. Kearns and Dr. Jocelyn possess the expertise needed to maintain your child's healthy, developing grin, so you can trust that your little one is in the most caring, practiced hands.

Starting with baby teeth

Forming the doctor/patient relationship early

At Sycamore Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we think it’s important to make a positive association with visiting the dentist from a young age. We strive to create an encouraging atmosphere for children, so that they feel enthusiastic about being active participants in their dental health. To help your child feel safe, at ease, and even excited about coming to their routine preventive visits, we recommend introducing professional dental treatments at an early age.

For lifelong, confident smiles, the AAPD recommends taking your baby to the dentist when you notice their first tooth has appeared or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. Drs. Kearns and Jocelyn’s patients are fearless about dental care because they specialize in treatment that’s gentle and reassuring.

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The foundation to lifelong oral health

Establishing a dental home

A “dental home” refers to the dentist your child routinely visits while their smiles are continuing to grow and develop. By establishing a dental home, your little one will be equipped with regular preventive care that fosters a genuine trusting relationship with their dentist.

Sycamore Smiles Pediatric Dentistry proudly serves Tinton Falls and the surrounding areas, and it is our goal to be a reliable and accessible dental home for families seeking local quality care. Our warm-hearted team is dedicated to creating an environment where your child will feel comfortable to receive the treatments they need, and where a lifelong reverence for oral health is created.