We proudly provide quality dental care to children in Decatur, Lithonia, Conyers, and the surrounding areas.
Our goal is to provide specialized, comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents in a fun, stress-free environment that focuses on prevention and education.
We strive to help your child be healthy and enter adulthood free of dental diseases and dental fears - with good oral health habits that will last a lifetime.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists specialize in dentistry that is devoted exclusively to children. Pediatric dentistry requires additional years of training in a pediatric residency beyond general dentistry.
Pediatric dentists are trained specifically in growth and development, child psychology, medical complications, and treatment of children with special needs.
Our number one priority is our patient's comfort and well being. We are committed to treating every child in the most caring, gentle way and to provide exceptional dental care in a friendly and pleasant environment.
We teach our young patients how to take care of their teeth in a warm, nurturing environment.
We emphasize in an age appropriate manner the importance of good oral hygiene and how to have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
To my patients and their families:
After closing my practice in 2020, I made it a priority to find a dentist to whom I can can comfortably refer you, one who shares my patient care and treatment philosophy.
I'm very pleased to announce that Dr. Jyoti Sharma of Smiles for Kids Dentistry will expanding her pediatric practice to the office where I treated patients for 45 years.
Please read below about Dr. Sharma's background and experience treating children, and look for her to open a COVID-safe office on Snapfinger Woods Dr. in February.
Dr. Paul Glasser
A Dentist Who Loves to Take Care of Children!
Dr. Sharma has always had a special way with children. So it’s no surprise that, when she decided to pursue a career in dentistry, she was drawn to serving younger patients.
After completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India, Dr. Sharma moved to Boston, USA to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University. She continued her dental training at a General Practice Residency in New York. Dr. Sharma continued her love for children by working at a children-focused dental practice in Atlanta for 1 year. After that, she proceeded to the pediatric dentistry residency program at Boston University. This training encompassed growth & development, child philosophy & behavior management, sedation, hospital dentistry, treatment of traumatic injuries, treating children with special needs, and other specialized areas unique to younger children and adolescents. She founded Smiles For Kids, Pediatric Dentistry. In 2017,she went back to earn her post graduated education in field of Orthodontics. Amalgamation of two specialties, enables her to help her patients sooner than a traditional orthodontist and monitor their growth and development.
She found the perfect balance in dental care, where she helps kids maintain good oral health and improve the look of their smiles.
Today, Dr. Sharma is proud to bring exceptional pediatric dentistry to the suburbs of Georgia. At her practices, she and her “dream team” serve children, ranging from infants to adolescents, with a range of preventative and restorative dental care.
And of course, true to her roots, she enjoys tutoring—or educating—children and parents on good oral health!
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children in their friendly neighborhood.
The family enjoys attending the kids’ sporting events, getting involved with their schools and arts and crafts activities with other children.
Credentials and Accreditations
Dr. Sharma earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and her pediatric dentistry residency from Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University.
After a decade of practicing as pediatric dentistry, Dr. Sharma completed her orthodontic residency at Georgia School of Orthodontics.
Additional Qualifications and Affiliations.
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Member, American Association of Orthodontists
Member, American Dental Association
Member, Georgia Dental Association
A Message from Dr. Glasser
Dr. Paul Lyle Glasser
Dr. Paul Glasser received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia.
Upon completing his dental training, Dr. Glasser became a staff dentist at the Georgia Retardation Center, a state supported facility in Dunwoody, Georgia that provided medical and dental care to handicapped children. It was here that Dr. Glasser realized he wanted to specialize in children's dental care and returned to Emory University for graduate training and was awarded his specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Glasser opened his office on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur and for over 40 years has cared for the children in Decatur and surrounding communities, including Rockdale and Newton counties.
"I offer what I like to characterize as a kinder, more humane approach to Pediatric Dentistry. Every child is unique and as such, deserves an individualized approach to the dental experience. I look forward to welcoming you into our family of patients."
INSURANCE & PAYMENT
We accept dental insurance. We will file all dental claims for you and accept assignment of benefits as long as your insurer will direct payment to our office.
Dental insurance benefits are a contract between your employer and the insurance company. Our office has no say in this process. Deductibles, frequency limits for common procedures such as periodic examinations, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments and dental x rays vary from company to company. Our staff will be glad to consult with you about the benefits of your particular plan.
We will do our best to provide you with accurate information regarding our fees and your insurance benefits. Please understand that until a claim is actually filed and processed by your insurer, this information can change.
We also accept Medicaid(PeachCare) including Peach State, WellCare, Amerigroup, and CareSource.
We gladly accept Visa/MasterCard (credit or debit), cash and personal checks.