Dr. Sharon A. Essner
Dr. Essner is the founder and one of the principal providers at The Smile Station. She has more than thirty years of experience and training in pediatric dentistry, and she has served as an associate attending in the Department of Pediatric Dental Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center since 1990. She has been in practice on Long Island since 1989, and opened The Smile Station in July 2001.
An active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Essner has volunteered since 1995 at Christina’s Smile Children’s Dental Clinic, which provides dental care for needy children. She has received several awards in her field:
- American Society of Dentistry for Children Award
- New York Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
- Quintessence Book Award for excellence in restorative dentistry
- Attending of the Year 1995-1996, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Essner is board-eligible and holds a Doctorate of Dentistry degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her advanced pediatric dentistry training and served as chief resident of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her specialized training included rotations in general anesthesia, intravenous sedation, oral surgery, and infant pediatric and adolescent medicine. Dr. Essner also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Dr. Essner served as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Children’s Dentistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She has been published in “Quintessence Dental Technology,” a dental journal.