Welcome to Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry

Why Choose Us?

With over 20 years’ combined experience, Dr. Julie, Dr. Kim, and their team try to make every visit as positive and stress-free as possible and aim to have every patient leave with a smile on their face. 

Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry treasures the uniqueness in each child and strives to make each child shine. 

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood and cater to your schedule including evening and Saturday hours. Because your child’s comfort is important to us, we offer many of the modern amenities you’ve come to expect in a dental office. We believe that whatever your child’s dental needs may be, they will be treated with the highest quality dentistry available and with the most compassionate, respectful care they deserve.


Phone: (212) 880-2222
Address: 220 Madison Avenue, Suite A • New York, NY 10016


Meet the Dentists


Julie Cernigliaro, DMD

Dr. Julie has extensive training in treating children with special needs and became board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. She has given both national and international presentations on pediatric dentistry. Dr. Cernigliaro currently is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Dental Program at the NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. She is also a faculty member at the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Cernigliaro is well-traveled and has researched in various settings throughout the globe.


Sarah Kim, DDS

In 2008, Dr. Kim became a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, reaching the highest tier of education in her field. She has been involved with many outreach programs, such as the Dorcas Medical Mission and Youth With A Mission, to provide dental care to children in need throughout Mexico and South America.


Our Reviews

Our patients are our biggest fans. Here's a few highlights from our public reviews:

Where was Dr. Julie when I was a kid? She’s wonderful. My daughter loves her and actually looks forward to going to the dentist now. Dr. Julie is very caring and puts my daughter quickly at ease. She explains what each instrument she’s using is and explains how it works (if you knew my daughter you’d know how important that is). I don’t live in the city but make sure I go out of my way to get there for my daughter’s visits. That’s how wonderful this office is. It’s easy to get an appointment and everyone is friendly. You can’t ask for a better dental office. I highly recommend it. Wish they took adults.
— Francesca L.

We’ve been taking our twin daughters (almost 6) to Happy Smile for the past three years. They’ve had regular checkups as well as a number of fillings (unfortunately), and I can’t say enough about both Dr. Julie and Dr. Kim. They both developed an immediate rapport with our girls (who are typically shy), do great work, and made the visit to the dentist a really wonderful experience for our girls. (I would also note that they’ve always been very upfront about insurance coverage prior to starting any treatments.) I would (and have) recommend them to anyone looking for a great pediatric dental practice.
— Herman Y.

Dr Julie and Dr Sarah are great to deal with. Our 6 year old son after an apprehensive beginning as a toddler has become very comfortable about dental visits. You heard right! Finally, they are very reasonable on billing and don’t try to scam you with arcane charges. We just moved to Westchester but continue to use them. We would highly recommend!
— M J.

Love, love, love this office! Dr. Julie and Dr. Kim are both amazing. My kids love it here and look forward to going to the dentist. They are attentive, caring and both moms so they understand not just how the patient should be treated but also how to care for the parents too. I wish they treated adults...I would be their 1st patient.
— H Z.