Meet Dr. Shikha Sharma
As a mother and a healthcare provider, Dr. Sharma understands that children require extra time, care, and attention during a dental visit, as well as a comfortable, child-centered setting. At Lawrenceville Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sharma has created the perfect environment for meeting these needs. As a parent of two young children, she knows how difficult it can be to instill good eating and brushing habits at home and has lots of ideas for parents on how to ensure healthy smiles for their own families. She is a strong believer in prevention rather than intervention and takes a conservative approach whenever possible.
Dr. Sharma received her doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) with honors from New York University. Upon graduating in the top 5% of her class, she was elected into the Beta chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National dental honor society. After completing dental school, she worked as a General dentist for 7 years in Georgia, focused in pediatrics.
Dr. Sharma realized that the magic of children kept her enchanted and challenged every day at work. She wanted to become an expert in children and their little teeth, so she completed a specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry at NSU in Florida. During her residency training, she treated a wide variety of patients including medically complex and special needs. Her program is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, which is one of the leading children’s hospital and level 1 trauma center, that gave her extensive experience in treating patients with dental emergencies and in hospital dentistry. In addition to extensive clinical training, she also received a master’s degree in pediatric dentistry upon completion of her research in “Effectiveness and sustainability of ABA based desensitization on the success of dental treatment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” She is grateful for all the training and knowledge to make her prepared to provide her patients with the highest quality care.
“I embrace my profession with joy and happiness because as a pediatric dentist, I can be a positive influence in children’s lives. I enjoy forming lifelong relationships with my patients. Having two wonderful little kids, I’m passionate about helping children have a positive dental experience and empower them to take pride in their oral health”