Michael Lateiner, DMD
Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Left to right: (Back row) Drs. Bernard Barrish, Kevin Lehnes, Jordan Lissauer. (Front row) Drs. Bernadette Lapena, Michael Lateiner, Jenni Lee
Dr. Michael Lateiner’s jungle-themed office is known for having all the bells and whistles—kid-friendly TV shows, an Xbox and touch-screen games—that help kids feel relaxed and at home.
This year, the practice opened up a second location called KidzWorld in Cedar Knolls; the modern, high-tech office features a “traveling around the world” theme. “Our patients love that they can hop into a hot air balloon in the waiting room and travel to London, Paris or China in one of our themed treatment rooms,” says Dr. Lateiner, a father of two.
Helping Patients Overcome Fear
Dr. Lateiner takes pride in the fact that both offices offer state-of-the-art technology like digital impressions and digital X-rays, as well as the ability to take bitewing images from outside the mouth to make visits comfortable and painless.
Dr. Lateiner, who likes to be called “Dr. Mike,” works alongside pediatric dentist Dr. Bernadette Lapena and orthodontists Drs. Bernard Barrish and Kevin Lehnes. The practice recently welcomed pediatric dentist Dr. Jennie Lee and orthodontist Dr. Jordan Lissauer. Dr. Lateiner and his team are happiest when a once-fearful patient leaves with a smile.
“My patients have taught me to take my time and go with the flow. With kids, they really dictate how your day is going to go,” Dr. Lateiner says.
Putting Kids First
Dr. Lateiner graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his DMD from UMDNJ, where he earned his specialty in pediatric dentistry and MS in dentistry. He is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lateiner has been a NJ Family’s Favorite Kids’ Doc for eight consecutive years. “We pride ourselves on offering compassionate care… and making sure that kids always come first,” he says.
Dr. Mike and his practice have an exceptional "bedside manner." The care and service is always on point and my kids are always comfortable and happy while being cared for. ~Peter, Wharton
Very patient and fun. ~Gloria, Whippany
Michael Lateiner, DMD
Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
218 Ridgedale Ave., Ste. 203, Cedar Knolls • 973-585-6756
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