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.
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.
THANK YOU, STAR PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY!Dori P.9/03/2020
A Harvard educated doctor you can afford? Yes! Ask for Dr. Goldman… she is phenomenal and went above and beyond. Thorough, never rushed, and made sure I completely understood all aspects of the plan for my children. As a father of 4, my two little girls love her and my oldest (who has autism) needed some treatment and Dr. Goldman and her assistant could not have been more patient and fun. Her entire team is friendly, helpful, but most importantly, helpful! I refuse to go anywhere else!Mark W.8/13/2022
My daughter (9 yo) said: it's the best dentist I almost fell asleep once.
Best recommendation ever :)Tal G.11/30/2021
Today was my toddler’s first dental exam, and it was a very positive experience. The office is extremely clean and kid friendly. Jessica, RDH was so sweet and gentle with my son. She was also very thorough and addressed all of my concerns. Dr. Rishi was just as great and very patient focused. I will definitely visit this practice regularly and highly recommend to others.Danielle M.6/27/2019
Amazing amazing experience!
Not only was my 3 year old calm she was happy and excited to be there
The staff was patient and explained everythingSara P.1/08/2020
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