MPDC is a prevention-focused dental office. All of our patients receive a cavity risk assessment, oral hygiene instruction, and an age appropriate prevention plan. We believe that all children are unique and require different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and preventing future dental problems. Dr. Tyra J. Manso is a Board-Certified pediatric dentist and her practice philosophy is based on the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Montclair Pediatric Dental Care is a family-friendly and modern dental office conveniently located in Montclair Center. The inspiration for our office is children’s creativity and artistry, which can be seen in our décor. Our large windows provide ample natural light resulting in a calm setting. We use state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment and eco-friendly materials.
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. Make Montclair Pediatric Dental Care your child's dental home today.What to Expect
Dr. Manso is a Board-Certified pediatric dentist. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with departmental distinction from the University of Illinois in 2001. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006. Following dental school, she completed her pediatric dental residency in 2008 at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Manso enjoys volunteering at local schools and teaching kids how oral health can be fun. Her passions include traveling with her husband and son, and exploring restaurants in Montclair, NJ, where she resides.Continue Reading
One word describes Dr. Manso and her staff...AMAZING! My children don't want to leave this clinic. I was impressed from the moment we walked in. The clinic is beautiful and kid friendly, the staff is courteous and kind, and Dr. Manso is professional and so personable that my children (4 and 6) don't even ask me to go back with them. You and your children will not be disappointed. Finally a dentist office that leaves you happy and wanting to come back.
-Kimberly N. 2/26/17
The staff was very accommodating when I had to change my appointment several times due to sick kids. This was my daughter's first dentist appointment and Dr. Manso put her very much at ease--she was silly and conspiratorial but also authoritative when my daughter got a little "wiggly." There are so many thoughtful touches in this fun new office space and the doctor and the staff use them well (a flamingo bib matches the beautiful flamingo toothbrush, the green mirror is perfect for kids to hold, the painted ceiling for the kids to look at). My daughter is already excited about going back in 6 months
-Stefanie T. 2/1/17
Dr. Manso was the perfect choice for our daughter's first trip to the dentist. Not only was she great at putting our little one at ease, her enthusiasm and warmth actually made our visit fun! As a first time parent I had a few questions about our dental routine at home, and Dr. Manso answered them thoughtfully and without making me feel like a novice (pretty important for us dads!). A+.
-Chris M. 3/20/2016