Sparkles Dentistry for Children
Natasha Mathias, DMD
Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry
Left to right: Drs. Natasha Mathias and Cyelee Kulkarni
Dr. Natasha Mathias and the Sparkles Dentistry team believe that going to the dentist can be fun. Known by patients as “Dr. Sparkles,” Dr. Mathias designed her practice to be a dental home for kids that feels safe, fun, and—most importantly—pain free. The practice is celebrating its tenth anniversary and recently welcomed associate Dr. Cyelee Kulkarni.
Fostering Healthy Habits
Strong believers in prevention, Drs. Mathias and Kulkarni take the time to educate patients and parents on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and learning good habits early on. It’s their mission to help patients stop associating dentistry with fear.
“We’re not here to fix cavities…we’re here to build relationships and help foster healthy habits,” Dr Mathias says. “We get to know our patients and their families and customize everything for each child, from treatment to the goodies they receive at the end of their visit.”
Delivering Comprehensive Care
The team includes a board certified anesthesiologist to provide in-office sedation, an orthodontist who specializes in early-intervention and speech and feeding therapists to provide comprehensive care.
Dr. Mathias received her bachelor’s dental degree in India and DMD and specialty certificate at Rutgers School of Dentistry, where she received extensive training in growth and development, orthodontics and treating special needs patients. Dr. Kulkarni received her DMD at UPenn and completed training in hospital dentistry at Harvard, a fellowship in dental oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and a pediatric dentistry residency at Montefiore. She was also director of pediatric dentistry at UPenn and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Most children associate going to the dentist with pain and drills…but parents tell me their kids can’t wait until their next visit,” Dr. Mathias says.
"She's the best with kids! My child begs me to go to the dentist so she can get her nails painted after her teeth get cleaned. Dr. Mathias is a true gem!" -Janet, Clifton
"Sparkles Dentistry is the best doctor's office I've been to. They have run on time for the last five years I have been going. They're extremely patient and loving! The kids have a blast and can't wait to come back!" -Ian, Montclair
This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.