With modern dental technology, it is possible to treat tooth decay without anesthesia and with very limited use of the drill. This is accomplished with dental lasers and the single tooth anesthesia system. Not only has this significantly reduced pain and stress, but cuts down tremendously on post procedure mishaps such as lip biting from numbness, and slurred speech. Dr. Michael Skolnick and Dr. Brooke Skolnick opened up their office with a vision to change the perception of a typical dental office. Pearly Whites was designed from start to finish with the objective of creating a fun, cool, and relaxing environment. Beyond the modern design of the office, the ultimate goal is for a pain and anxiety-free experience for our patients.
At the age of 12, Dr. Michael Skolnick got his braces on and was so inspired that he decided one day he would become an Orthodontist himself. After graduating at the top of his dental class, Dr Michael entered the Orthodontic Residency program at NYU and his aspirations became a reality. Dr. Michael is very excited working at Pearly Whites in Berkeley Heights, NJ, a community that is very special to him because he was raised there. Dr. Michael sits on the board of numerous dental insurances advising the State of New Jersey about the policies concerning dentistry and orthodontics. This commitment to his field and his patients has earned him the award of Best Orthodontist in New Jersey for 2013 and 2014 by his peers (NJ Family Magazine).
While Dr. Michael offers traditional braces, Invisalign®, and clear braces, his approach to orthodontics is unique because he does not just focus on the teeth. "Crooked teeth are a result of how we use our lips and tongue, in combination with other oral habits. It is imperative that we think about correcting these bad habits, not just fixing what they have done to a person's teeth."
Working at a Multi-Specialty office like Pearly Whites offers an Orthodontist the unique chance to be part of a team of dental professionals. Having all the dental care providers under one roof, communicating with each other, is not only convenient for the patients but it affords them the highest level of care. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr. Brooke Skolnick knows that education is a lifelong pursuit. That is why she attends many dental continuing education lectures every year, and is a part-time faculty member at Beth Israel Dental Residency. Always practicing at the highest level of care in the field of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Brooke is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Brooke sits on the board of numerous dental insurance companies as an advisor to the State of New Jersey for Pediatric Dental policies in underserved communities. This commitment to Pediatric Dentistry has led her to be recognized by her peers as a top Pediatric Dentist in New Jersey in 2014.
Dr. Brooke is very passionate about getting involved and giving back to the community. This drive has taken Dr. Brooke as far as Ecuador on a dental mission trip to help underserved children. It is also why every year the staff and doctors at Pearly Whites participate in Give Kids a Smile day, a day of free dentistry for children that do not have the means to afford dental care. Pearly Whites also hosts numerous drives in our office, support local charities, as well hosts a fun fall festival.
It was very important to Dr. Brooke that Pearly Whites offer a unique dental experience that changes the way people feel about going to the dentist. Besides creating a modern fun environment, Dr. Brooke uses state-of-the-art dental technology which enables her to provide "no-needle dentistry". Yes you read that correctly, there are no needles used in our pediatric dental procedures. Safety is our highest priority which is why Pearly Whites only uses low dosage x-rays. It is this modern compassionate approach to dentistry combined with a warm, friendly staff that sets Pearly Whites apart. We look forward to seeing you in our office.
Michael Skolnick, DMD – Orthodontist – Specialty #5822
Brooke Skolnick, DMD – Pediatric Dentist – Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry - Specialty #06016
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"Very nice office, the game room was a huge hit that he didn't want to leave. He is excited for his next visit. Never thought my son would have so much fun in braces. Seeing wonderful results!"
- Cole J.
"They are fantastic. From the receptionist to the doctor, they were super friendly with my daughter."
"Truly an amazing experience. So happy I found this office. My two children, 3 and 6, didn't want to leave. From the time they walked in it was, "wow mom, this place is so cool". Dr. Brooke Skolnick and her attentive staff gave them their utmost attention during their dental treatment. Clean, friendly atmosphere highly recommend. They are actually looking forward to their six month check up."