Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
218 Ridgedale Ave., Ste. 202, Cedar Knolls, NJ, 07927
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Nominated as a New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Doc for 11 consecutive years, Dr. Michael Lateiner treats children and teens in two modern, vibrant themed offices with a welcoming atmosphere and all the bells and whistles. Kid-friendly TV shows, an Xbox, tablets and touch-screen games help patients feel relaxed and at home.
Known as Dr. Mike, Dr. Lateiner works alongside pediatric dentists Drs. Bernadette Lapena, Chloe Young Suh and Veronica Choi and orthodontists Drs. Kevin Lehnes and Blair Sittman in his Newton location, and orthodontist Dr. Denise Kitay in Cedar Knolls. Pediatric dentist Dr. Ami Dhaduk treats patients in both offices.
At Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, patients receive treatment in a colorful jungle-themed office. At Kidz World, patients can hop into a hot air balloon in the waiting room and travel to London, Paris or China in one of the office’s travel-themed treatment rooms.
“We try to keep everything fresh and new [to] ensure kids enjoy their experience with us,” says Dr. Lateiner, a father of three. “From the fish tank to the video games, patients are always excited to come in and see what’s new in the office.”
Dr. Lateiner uses state-of-the-art technology in both offices to help make visits comfortable and pain-free for kids, including digital impressions and X-rays, as well as bitewing images that are taken from outside the mouth.
“We’re happiest when a once fearful patient leaves with a smile,” Dr. Lateiner says. “We pride ourselves in offering compassionate care and making sure that kids always come 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’s on staff at Morristown Medical Center.
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"Dr. Mike is so good with my three kids. Their office is amazing! He’s so gentle and kind, and really explains things in terms you can understand. He always makes their visit so comfortable for everyone! " ~Kim, Vernon
"Dr. Lateiner is always willing to explain what's going on with our daughter. He takes his time and is so thorough! My girls love his office, and we don't mind taking them because the staff is so lovely. " ~Alyssa, Ogdensburg