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

Michael P. Lateiner, DMD; Peter Paradiso, DMD; Tina Park, DDS

Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Left to right: (back row) Drs. Michael Lateiner, Kevin Lehnes, Peter Paradiso, (front row) Drs. Tina Park, Mara Teplitsky, Camille Fineza

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 13-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 come in and 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 are both on staff at Morristown Medical Center, where they teach dental residents.

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

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

“Dr. Mike is so genuine! He is caring, compassionate and amazing with children who can be so scared and at their most vulnerable state while at the dentist. He goes above and beyond to make sure children feel comfortable, happy, and silly while in his care.” – M.K., Rockaway

“Dr. Mike is very kind and caring. We have been with him for almost 10 years. I love how my kids aren’t scared of the dentist. Kind, caring, professional.” – O.K., Pine Brook

“My son always has a great experience when going to Dr. Mike!” – S.C., Newton

“Dr. Pete is fantastic at making the kids feel comfortable. My daughter looks forward to going to the dentist!” – D.G., Whippany

“Dr. Pete is the best. Our daughter loves going to see him. He is not only professional, his fun personality is super contagious. Going to the dentist is no longer a drag for our daughter because we know we are in good hands with Dr. Pete and his staff. It is very clear that Dr. Pete has a true passion for dentistry and connecting with the families that he cares for.” – B.G., Florham Park

“Dr. Pete is the best!! My daughter was very nervous at first and cries with any other doctor we see but she now LOVES going to the dentist and asks when she can come back to see Dr. Pete every time we are leaving!” – J.T., Morristown

“Dr. Tina was so calm and kind when my 7 year old got his teeth sealed and then needed two teeth pulled.” – S.K., Byram

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