Newton-Sparta/Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry / Bright Smiles 4 Kidz

Michael P. Lateiner, DMD Peter Paradiso DMD; Tina Park, DDS Kevin Lehnes, DMD; Blair Sittmann, DMD Veronica Choi, DDS; Mara Teplitsky, DDS

Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Left to right: (back row) Kevin Lehnes, DMD, Michael Lateiner, DMD, Peter Paradiso, DMD, (middle row) Blair Sittmann, DMD, Tina Park, DDS, Mara Teplitsky, DDS, Camille Fineza, DDS, (front row) Caitlin Donovan, DDS, Neha Shah, DDS

Dr. Michael Lateiner and Dr. Peter Paradiso want kids and parents alike to know that going to the dentist can be fun.

“Our job is to make sure that kids leave happy and are excited to come back,” says Dr. Lateiner, a board certified pediatric dentist and 14-time New Jersey Family Favorite Kids’ Doc. “We’re happiest when a once-fearful patient leaves with a smile.”

Positive Dental Visits for Kids

Known as Dr. Mike and Dr. Pete, the pediatric dentists are admittedly kids at heart. The decor of their practice’s three modern, vibrant office locations reflects their commitment to making dentistry and orthodontics a positive experience for children. They treat children and teens in a welcoming atmosphere with all the bells and whistles, from TVs to an Xbox, tablets and touch-screen games. The Newton location has a jungle theme, Cedar Knolls depicts a trip around the world in a giant hot air balloon and the practice’s newest office in Hackettstown takes kids under the sea.

“We try to keep everything fresh and new to ensure kids enjoy their experience with us,” says Dr. Lateiner, a father of three. “Whether it’s our fish tank, bubble wall or video games, patients are excited to see what’s new in the office.”

Comfortable, Pain-Free Treatments

All three offices use state-of-the-art technology to help make visits comfortable and pain-free, including digital impressions and X-rays as well as bitewing images taken from outside the mouth. “We deliver top-notch services, but we do it in a way that puts kids at ease and makes parents feel that their children are well taken care of,” Dr. Paradiso says.

Dr. Lateiner and Dr. Paradiso graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. They’re both on staff at Morristown Medical Center, where they teach dental residents.

Newton-Sparta/Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry / Bright Smiles 4 Kidz

Michael P. Lateiner, DMD
Peter Paradiso DMD
Tina Park, DDS
Kevin Lehnes, DMD
Blair Sittmann, DMD
Veronica Choi, DDS
Mara Teplitsky, DDS

11 Lawrence Rd., Ste. E, Newton
218 Ridgedale Ave., Ste. 203, Cedar Knolls
121 Shelley Dr., Ste. 1A, Hackettstown

“Dr. Mike is the best pediatric Dentist ever he always makes the kids feel welcome and the parents as well. His ortho team is amazing as well. Dr. Kevin and Dr. Blair are so amazing with my son and he always asks when am I going back to the dentist. The office is very welcoming and the front desk girls are always pleasant on the phone and in the office. They are amazing with answering every question I have. Jaime at the front desk was very good with my when my son had a front tooth trama she was calm with me on the phone and made me feel better.” – S.C., Newton

“Dr. Pete is a kid at heart, which is why our daughter is always excited to see him. Not only do we trust his experience, but we also trust that our visit to the dentist will be a positive/fun. And nobody can out-fun Dr. Pete! Dr. Pete enthusiastically takes the time to answer questions and help us to understand what to look forward to. It is hard not to show your teeth to Dr. Pete because he always makes us smile!” – B.G., Florham Park

“Dr. Paradiso loves his patients and it shows.” – A.R., Layton

“Dr. Park is gentle and patient.” – C.A., Newton

“Dr. Lehnes takes care of the whole person!” – R.A., Newton

“Dr. Lehnes is an amazing orthodontist, he makes my children feel very comfortable, always gives them words of encouragment and is quick and skilled at his job, as are the staff that work with him.” – K.K., Rockaway

“Dr. Sittmann has a great personality, and she is amazing with kids.” – J.J., Newton

“Dr. Choi is very patient, and has a great bed-side manner.” – E.J., Ridgewood

“Dr. Teplitsky is super friendly, nice and loves kids!” – J.J., Montague