Dr. Jason V. Tesoriero 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.
Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York
What was your dream job as a child? Growing up I always wanted to be a member of the New York City Fire Department. At a young age, I was drawn to the bright lights and loud sirens, but later admired them for their courage and camaraderie. I was a volunteer EMT in college and just in case dentistry didn’t work out, even went as far as taking the FDNY firefighter exam
Why did you choose to work in pediatrics? As a child, I never enjoyed going to the dentist. In fact, I distinctly remember my mother peeling me out of the car to get me to go to my six month check ups. While in dental school, I jumped at the opportunity to change a child’s perception of the dentist. There are few words that can describe a child’s smile at the end of a visit.
Do you have any hidden talents? Those that are close to me know that I’m an avid fisherman and can tie just about any fishing knot. I’ve been fishing for as long as I can remember and recently went on a twenty four hour tuna fishing extravaganza. A close runner up is my ability to fall asleep almost anywhere, at anytime, if given the opportunity.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? Pinstripe Blue. Blue is my favorite color and I’m also a big Yankees fan.
Can you play any instruments? Absolutely not. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that I’m musically challenged. However, I can certainly hum a mean rendition of the Wheels-on-the-Bus and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
What is your favorite cereal? Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but I’m sure to brush and floss after each bowl.
Do you have any pets? Other than sea monkeys, my parents never allowed me to have any pets growing up. I’m excited to say my wife and I plan on owning a dog sometime soon.
What is your superhero persona? Pediatric dentists are already superheroes! If I had to choose one, I’ve always been Superman’s biggest supporter. Come to think of it, x-ray vision would be extremely handy as dentist!
What’s your favorite thing about working at Shore Dental and why would you recommend the practice to parents looking for the best in care for their children? Working with children makes each day exciting and new. Our cutting edge equipment and delightful staff make even the most challenging dental appointments a positive experience. Dr. Sherman and his team are a wealth of knowledge and I’m lucky to be fortunate enough to work alongside them!