Welcome to the Tour of our Manahawkin office

Pediatric Dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the unique dental and oral health needs of infants, children, and teenagers. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Specialized training for pediatric dentists involves an additional two years of rigorous education and training, combined in a dental school and hospital setting. This experience also includes children with special healthcare needs and Autism.

Just as pediatricians are the physicians that provide medical care for children, pediatric dentists specialize in providing dental services for children. One of the most important reasons to choose a pediatric dentist is the special knowledge and training that helps make the entire dental experience positive and therefore helps create a lifelong commitment to good oral health.

Our Doctors in Manahawkin

Dr. Elisa J. Velazquez

Dr. Elisa J. Velazquez

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Elisa Velazquez ( Dr. Lisa) graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 1999 and completed her pediatric residency program as chief resident in 2001. In 2002, she received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Elisa earned... [READ MORE]
Dr. Matthew Sones

Dr. Matthew Sones

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Matt earned his B.S. with honors from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He then earned his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors and distinction in clinical practice and... [READ MORE]
Dr. Miriam T. Furlong

Dr. Miriam T. Furlong

Miriam T. Furlong, D.M.D. has been in practice since 1998,  after completing her Orthodontic residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  Prior to that she attended New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers) in Newark, NJ for her Doctorate degree (D.M.D.).  She obtained her Bachelor of Science from... [READ MORE]

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  • Hours

    Mon – Wed: 9-5
    Thurs & Fri: 9-5 (Orthodontics)
    Sat & Sun: Closed

  • Location

    1301 Route 72 Suite 305, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates participates with the following insurance companies:

  • Delta Dental Premier Plan
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield Dental Option Plan
  • Cigna PPO

We have options for: non-participating insurance companies, payment, and financing.


Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates is proud to offer orthodontic care (BRACES) for your child or teenager. Not sure if your child is in need of Orthodontic Treatment? Want to know the benefits or the best time begin? We have all the answers.

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