Meet Your Pediatric Dental Specialists in Manhasset, NY!

drsternDr. 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.

A Safe & Friendly Environment

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.

  • No mercury fillings
  • BPA-free white fillings
  • BPA-free sealants
  • Gluten-free prophy paste
  • Latex-free office
  • Paperless office

We gladly welcome parents to join their kids in our treatment rooms, which not only allows your child to feel secure, but you’ll get to see Dr. Rod at his best. His fun-loving personality really shines through when he is in his element, and that is when he’s working on bettering our children’s oral health for years to come. For a clean, safe, and fun dental experience, you’ve come to the right place!

Fun is our middle name!

Special Needs Children

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.

We’d love to meet you!