Dana Chianese



Toms River, NJ

Education (college, degree):

Villanova University, BS

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, DMD

Monmouth Medical Center, General Residency

Temple/Episcopal Hospital, Pediatric Residency

Professional Affiliations:

American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Professional Achievements:

Board Certified 2012

Personal Victories:

Surviving a year of breastfeeding my son

What do you love most about being a pediatric dentist?

Every day is an adventure. I never know what I’m going to get but I know that it’s going to be fun!

What do you love most about being a part of Pediatric Dental Associates?

PDA has been my home since I was a resident. I respect and admire all the partners for their knowledge and abilities with children. Everyone brings something different to the practice so I know that I have wealth of resources at my fingertips.

How do you approach pediatric dentistry?

Children are much smarter than most adults give them credit for. I try to be honest with kids but in a way that’s appropriate to help them cope with the task. Above all, try and make it fun. Everything is made better with stickers and prizes.

If you weren’t a pediatric dentist you’d be?

I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 10 years old so I can’t imagine doing anything else.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time with my beautiful family, cooking, Lithe Method