Dr. Jessica Barzideh , DMD
Being a pediatric dentist, my goal is to affect change in the way children and adults perceive oral healthcare. I hope to make each encounter as pleasant as possible. It is so rewarding to work with families and see children grow into young adults. I really feel so grateful that I have the privilege to work in a family-based practice, where quality of care is of utmost importance. If I can change one habit, or prevent one cavity by imparting my knowledge, then I leave work with a smile on my face.
Early Experience Leads the Way
My interest in the field of dentistry began when I was a child. I had a lot of dental work, everything from a simple filling to a crown. I decided to become a dentist when I was having tooth pain and needed a root canal. I was so grateful to the empathy of the doctor and for his ability to get me out of pain. I went into the oral healthcare field in order to have the skill to help others, and in working with young families, my goal is to prevent others from going through what I went through.
Investing in Education
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Temple University Dental School
- General Practice Residency – Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Pediatric Dental Residency – NYU Brooklyn (formerly Lutheran Medical Center)
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates
Being involved in continuing education, I am exposed and at the forefront of the newest, most safe, and evidence-based techniques in pediatric dentistry. I bring back the knowledge and experiences and impart it on the patients in our practice. I am trained in laser dentistry, preventive and interceptive orthodontics, zirconia crowns, oral sedation, and medically compromised patients.
In addition to continuing my own education, I teach at NYC Health and Hospitals in Brooklyn. I am also on staff at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ, where I lecture to the residents, take them to the operating room for cases on very young children with severe early childhood caries, and supervise oral sedation cases with them.
Family and Community
When I am not working, I like exploring different neighborhoods in both Jersey City and New York City with my husband Bobby. I love cooking, checking out art museums, and traveling, and have recently gotten into bread making. I am also an avid reader.
Growing up, my dad’s family was trickling into the United States and I watched my two greatest role models, my parents, humbly helping our family as they were starting their lives in this country. Outside of the home, both my mom as a social worker and dad as a surgeon were committed to helping others. They both played a huge role in my decision to pursue community work once I had established myself as an oral healthcare professional.