Meet Dr. Sherman

Dr. Sherman was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the McBurney High School in New York City in 1963. Dr. Sherman went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Louisville in 1967. He followed this program by completing a Master of Science Degree in Microbiochemistry in 1968. He then attended the top ranked dental school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and received his DDS Degree in 1972. Dr. Sherman was then recruited by several graduate programs in Pediatric Dentistry and finally received a full scholarship at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, completing a Master of Science Degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1974.

In 1976, Dr. Sherman established his own private practice in Pediatric Dentistry in East Brunswick, NJ. It became one of the premier pediatric dental practices in Middlesex County.

Dr. Sherman and his family recently moved to the Jersey Shore and have enjoyed living a life closer to the beach. Dr. Sherman then decided that it would be a great idea to establish a new pediatric and orthodontic practice closer to his home. In September of 2010, Dr. Sherman opened a new practice, called SHORE CHILDREN’S DENTAL CARE, in Avon by the Sea, NJ. Dr. Sherman brings his 40 years of experience, expertise and caring methods of treatment to infants, children, teens and the special needs patient.

Since 1979, Dr. Sherman has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Jersey Society of Dentistry for Children, the American Academy of Hospital Dentistry, the American Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, the American Association of Orthodontists, Middlesex County Dental Society, the Monmouth/Ocean Dental Society and several other organizations.

Serving the broader community since 1976, Dr. Sherman has been an active attending pediatric dentist at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital, both in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Sherman has also been Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital since 1980. Among academia, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Rutgers Medical School, since 1980. Dr. Sherman is also Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Dr. Sherman has also lectured extensively over the last 35 years on all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Sherman’s hobby and passion since he was a teenager was auto racing, both on an amateur and professional level. He has instructed for the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America), the Northern NJ BMW Club and other sports car clubs. Since retiring from active racing, Dr. Sherman has been restoring cars of many vintages. Dr. Sherman lives in Avon by the Sea with his wife and dog Cooper. He has five children and five grandchildren.

Member of:

  • American Dental Association –
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children American Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry –
  • New Jersey Dental Society –
  • New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentists –
  • Mid-Atlantic Society of Pediatric Dentists
  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • The American Orthodontic Society

Dr. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno: Associate

Dr. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno is an associate of Shore Children’s Dental Care. She graduated from Penn State University with a BS in general science and a minor in business in 1999. She then went onto New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in 2007. She was the recipient of 8 awards and honorariums including; NYCUD Presidents award, Doctor Alexander and Sylvia Goldenberg Award, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award, Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry, New York State Dental Foundation Award and the ADEA Preventative Dentistry Award. Dr. Jeffries-Bruno earned her Pediatric Specialty in 2009 at Jacobi Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident and is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is currently on staff at Jersey Shore Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Jeffries-Bruno is a trustee of the Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society (MOCDS), and members of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the New Jersey Association of Pediatric Dentistry (NJAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Jeffries-Bruno is married to a Nephrologist who practices Monmouth and Ocean Counties with Jersey Nephrology and Hypertension Associates. They have beautiful twin girls who keep them very busy at home.

Britni L. Kearns DMD

Dr. Kearns is overjoyed to join the Shore Children’s Dental Care staff. She is also equally excited about establishing a relationship of trust with your family. Dr. Kearns promises to treat your children the same way she would treat her children and shares the goal of Shore Children’s Dental Care – to provide a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for the entire family.

Dr. Kearns graduated magna cum laude from LaSalle University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in nutrition. She then pursued her dental degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. At Rutgers she graduated top of her class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an esteemed national dental honor society that recognizes not only academics, but character as well. Dr. Kearns then continued her pediatric specialty training education as Chief Resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. There she spent two years treating infants, children and adolescents, as well as those with special needs. Playing an intricate role in the hospital’s emergency and trauma department, she gained valuable experience in treating children under conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Kearns spends most of her free time with her husband, Will, and their three beautiful daughters. Together they enjoy training in mixed martial arts, biking the local community, traveling and taking in all the fun things the Jersey shore has to offer. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NJAPD), and the American Dental Association (ADA).

She looks forward to working with you, the parents, and alleviating your concerns by delivering a comfortable, positive dental experience for your children. She vows to continue educating your family on the importance of oral health, setting a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.


Jason V. Tesoriero, DDS

Dr. Jason V. Tesoriero was raised in Staten Island, New York, but has recently settled into his new home in Middletown, NJ. He graduated Cum Laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2009. During his time at Binghamton, he served as a volunteer EMT for the campus as well the local community. He also volunteered as a dental assistant for a local dentist in Binghamton, which introduced him to the field of dentistry.

He graduated Cum Laude from New York University College of Dentistry in 2014. At NYU, he participated in a pediatric dental honors program, where his passion for treating children began. He then served as Chief Resident during his two-year pediatric dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. During his residency, he gained invaluable experience treating children of all ages in both hospital and office settings. He developed skills in treating children with special needs at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

During his free time, Dr. Jason enjoys fishing, hiking, rooting on NY sports teams, and traveling/exploring new places with his wife, Christina. He loves to keep children smiling with his compassion and sense of humor. He is proud to be part of the team at Shore Children’s Dental Care!

Binni Patel, DMD

Dr. Binni Patel grew up in Galloway, New Jersey spending time at the shore. She graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she obtained her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Biological Sciences with minors in Physiology and Religion. Continuing further at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. After graduating from dental school, she came back towards the shore and completed a General Practice Residency as Chief Resident at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey.

After one year in private practice she went onto Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York to complete her specialty training in Pediatric Residency. During this time she was able to gain knowledge in the treatment of pediatrics and medically compromised patients. Her experience in the treatment of special needs patients was enhanced at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She is actively learning in her field as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Associated (ADA) and Monmouth County Dental Society.

Dr. Binni lives in Edison, NJ with her husband. In her free time she loves to travel the world with her husband and go hiking in the most amazing places. She loves treating children and being part of a wonderful team at Shore Children’s Dental Care.

Shakila S. Ziashakeri, DDS

Dr. Shakila received her Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University in Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular biology from Towson University. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University and during this time, she participated in a dental mission in Jamaica, helping the underserved community. In addition, she participated in Give Kids A Smile, helping elementary age children have access to oral health care and dental needs. After graduation from dental school, she completed a year of a General Practice Residency at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She then continued her pediatric dental specialty training at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston and also received an award for her research on silver diamine fluoride (SDF).

She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her true passion involves caring and treating children by creating a comfortable and safe dental experience. Dr. Shakila is very excited about joining Shore Children’s Dental Care and is passionate to work with pediatric patients of all ages.

In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Martin Rabinovich – Orthodontist

Dr. Martin Rabinovich grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he obtained his Bachelor of the Arts majoring in the Biological Sciences. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from dental school, he traveled to Denver, Colorado completing advanced specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Colorado and earned his Masters of Science in Dentistry for his research and master’s thesis. In his residency training he treated a multitude of cleft lip and palate as well craniofacial anomalies of patients affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Colorado Cleft Lip and Palate Team.

Dr. Rabinovich is a board-certified orthodontist of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Rabinovich is an active member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

While in residency, Dr. Rabinovich represented the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists on the AAO Council on New and Younger Members. Dr. Rabinovich is committed in providing the highest level of orthodontic care and is passionate in helping create more healthy, beautiful and functional smiles that you deserve. Outside the office, Dr. Rabinovich loves to travel, stay active hiking and skiing the outdoors, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his friends and family.