Mamas, there’s a new Boca Raton pediatric dentist in town! I’m especially excited about this because #dailybocaavery’s last appointment with our pediatric dentist was less than stellar.
Long story short: my husband took our 3-year-old daughter to her appointment (for a standard cleaning) and she freaks out. So the dental hygienist’s proposed solution to him is…”maybe mommy should bring her in next time.” My husband was so insulted! I don’t blame him either. He was just doing his best. Geez!
It was meant to be when I connected with Dr. Drew Popper, who just opened up a NEW Boca Raton pediatric dentist office, Junior Smiles.
A former camp counselor, Dr. Popper knew at a very young age he wanted to work with children. He’s also very focused on the preventative side of dentistry. Dr. Popper does everything he can to teach children and their parents about proper oral hygiene to avoid getting any cavities. That is key…especially if you have a kid prone to freaking out at the dentist like I do!
Here’s what I learned about Boca’s up and coming pediatric dental expert…
Boca Raton Pediatric Dentist: Dr. Drew Popper of Junior Smiles
Tell us a little bit about your background…and yourself!
I’m originally from Madison, CT and went to college at Boston University. Upon graduation, I earned my master’s degree in Oral Health Science at Boston University and also attended dental school there. I’m proud to say I was #1 in my class after the first year and graduated in the top 5 (out of over 100 students in the class overall).
Like you mentioned, I have always had a passion for working with children. I was a lifeguard/swim instructor and counselor at a sleep-a-way camp from 15-18 years old. My two-year residency program was with NYU Lutheran Medical Center based out of Brooklyn where I earned my pediatric specialty certificate. I am also trained in general anesthesia cases through Tampa General Hospital.
Why open a pediatric dental office in Boca Raton?
What makes you and your office different?
Boca parents tend to be a special breed. How will your office cater to them?
We are also located in the Reserve Shopping Plaza, which is an ideal Boca location for many families with young children.
Contact Junior Smiles for your first appointment!
Boca Raton, FL 33496