Jeffrey D. Singer, DMD
Dr. Singer’s philosophy is that Pediatric dentist’s can have a profound effect on the lives of young children. These health professionals have one of the most important dental jobs – molding a future patient. A child may feel hesitant and afraid when thinking about their first visit to the dentist. As the first dentist a child encounters, pediatric practitioners can either ease their fears or enhance them. Dr. Singer takes this first encounter as well as the visits that follow with the utmost care and attention. He understands that they will set the tone for a lifetime of dental health.
Dr. Singer was born in the small town of McKeesport, PA outside of Pittsburgh. Growing up in a city that had recently lost their steel industry, Dr. Singer saw a need for all people to have access to quality health care. Prior to dentistry, Dr. Singer had spent his time working in his families’ grocery store business beginning at the age of 15, doing everything from collecting carts to stocking shelves.
Dr. Singer’s interest in pediatric dentistry began almost ten years ago, during a volunteer experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Dental Clinic. In fact, it was this experience that changed his interest to pursue dentistry from a question to a calling. He also learned that he truly enjoyed interacting with children in a clinical setting. He feels that children are more honest about their feelings and more appreciative for the time you have given them. He enjoyed the challenge of turning a child’s view of a trip to the dentist from a chore to an adventure.
After volunteering for almost 2 ½ years at Children’s Hospital, he continued to explore pediatric dentistry through leadership positions. He joined the student chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, to which he was elected secretary. As an officer and member of the group, he participated in many community-based activities to raise awareness for oral hygiene and the value of a beautiful smile.
In addition, outside of his experience with student groups, he was given a unique opportunity to participate in a program called “Early Head Start.” As a contributor to this program, he would visit the homes of children in underserved communities to encourage proper oral hygiene and provide dental screenings. Over the course of his education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, he participated in many programs that promoted good oral hygiene to young children. These were just a few experiences that have had the strongest effect on him.
Dr. Singer graduated cum laude in Neuroscience and Business from the University of Pittsburgh in May of 2000. He earned his degree in dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He continued his education through a specialized residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. In his second year at St. Christopher’s Hospital, he was chosen to be Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Singer joined a group practice in Southern New Jersey as an Associate.
Dr. Singer is highly skilled at performing sleeping dentistry (general anesthesia) on children and special needs patients requiring a safe hospital setting with an anesthesiologist. Over the past two years, Dr. Singer has performed over 150 oral rehabilitation cases under general anesthesia. ABC Children’s Dentistry will allow Dr. Singer to achieve his long-term goals of making a difference in the lives of many young patients.
It has been a long and rewarding journey for Dr. Singer from the start of his training until today. He recently married his college sweetheart and his hobbies include exercising, movies, travel and amateur film making.
Dr. Singer was voted Top Dentist for Pediatric Dentistry by the Consumers Research Council of America
. Dr. Singer will be featured in "Guide to America's Top Dentists" 2009 Edition