Star Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome To Star Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to Star Pediatric Dentistry, serving the littlest smiles of Manalapan. We are committed to your child’s positive early dental experiences, and we strive to treat our little patients with respect and compassion. From your baby’s first tooth to your teenager’s wisdom teeth, Dr. Verma and his stellar team are here to give your family the tools and treatments necessary for a lifetime of healthy, radiant smiles.

Rishi Verma, DDS, FAAPD
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Take a tour of our office before your first visit.

We are proud to offer dental services for special needs patients. It is important to us that each and every patient feels comfortable coming to the dentist.

The most common anesthetic we use is a local anesthetic. This blocks pain in a specific area of the mouth. We often apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before we give the injection.


  • Today my daughter had her first visit she was nervous about going but it was a great experience staff is very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable. Waiting area is nice they have entertainment for the kids and at the end of her visit she got some "prizes"

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    Jay M.
  • My son has special needs (autistic) and at 8 years old has still never had a successful dental cleaning. That all changed today when we took him to Star Pediatric Dentistry.
    Dr. Donohue and Ashley are AMAZING people . The staff was so patient and understanding of what he was comfortable with that he was willing to sit for a 45 minute cleaning, in 10 second increments. His teeth went from zero to hero in those 45 minutes. Despite not being able to truly verbally communicate, they were both able to set expectations, build trust with him, and respect his boundaries. (He was still wearing the blue exam gloves they gave him when we got home!)
    As a parent, I am blown away by the professionalism, capability and compassion we saw today. This was just such a surprising and wonderful outcome, I would recommend anyone and everyone looking for pediatric dental care to drive however far they need to drive to get to this office.. particularly if you've had bad experiences in the past or a child with special circumstances.

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    Dori P.
  • I took my 3 yr. old daughter here for her first dental visit and then a 2nd visit for a small filling . I really can't say enough about this office! It's amazing! Super cute with lots of things for the kids and very CLEAN! Most importantly, such a great dentist and staff! This includes Jessica, the hygienist that did my daughter's cleaning. She was soo good with my daughter and made it a great experience. Thank you! I am so happy I found this place! Thank you so much Dr. Verma for being great at what you do, as well as being so caring and having staff that are the same!

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    Rachelle W.
  • I love them. My kids has been apart of Star Pediatrics Dentistry for over 5years. We drive 45 minutes just to get there.

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    Shadisha M.
  • My children had an amazing experience at start pediatrics dentist!! It all started when I called to make an appointment for my 3 year old after leaving another dentist office and had a horrible experience. Mindy listen to me vent and was able to get me in THE NEXT DAY! Mindy was amazing and super helpful! My children and I were assisted my Judy. Judy was super friendly and understanding that my child had a horrible experience the day before at a different office. She aloud him to pick his own tv show, the flavor of his tooth paste and cleaned his teeth! Dr. Donohue came in and was super patient with my 3 year old and explained to him she was just counting his teeth. She was very interactive with him!!! Jessica came in and was super patient with him while taking his X-rays! After all of that my 5 year old was upset he wasn’t able to get his teeth cleaned and counted. As I was explaining to him that his brother had the appointment because he was having some pain in his teeth Jessica ran up front to get me the paper work for my other child! This office is amazing. The customer service, the team work that the staff had, the amount of patients they had with both my children was absolutely amazing! I will never take my children anywhere else!!! Thank you guys so much for everything!!!

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    Ashley D.

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Manalapan Office:

(732) 303-7827

120 Craig Road, Suite 3, Manalapan, NJ 07726

Point Pleasant Office:

(732) 202-7114

3824 River Road
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

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