Jessica DiCerbo, DMD
Dr. Jessica DiCerbo is passionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric dentistry in a child-friendly environment while building trusting relationships, using specific techniques to help to reduce fear, and promoting a positive attitude towards dentistry in a comfortable and fun environment. She finds great satisfaction in guiding a fearful child through an experience, using special behavioral management techniques, and having them leave with a big smile on their face feeling proud of themselves for accomplishing something they thought they would not be able to do.
As a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. DiCerbo appreciates the focus on each individual, rather than on a procedure. Her unique training allows her to treat infants and children, but her abilities do not stop there; the individualized care that she is able to provide because of her highly-specialized education also includes caring for children with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities, as well as complex medical diagnoses.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. DiCerbo attended the Widener University School of Nursing, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She spent five years as an operating room nurse before beginning her dental education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Dr. DiCerbo chose to dedicate her career to the dental needs of children and completed a Pediatric Dental Residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
For Dr. DiCerbo, it is important to her that she offers her patients state-of-the-art technology and services. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, she meets the rigorous requirements set by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This includes building on the foundations learned in school by reinforcing her expertise in preventive care, the growth and development of children, and the newest techniques in restoring primary teeth, sedation, hospital dentistry, and dental emergencies.
- American Dental Association
- Delaware State Dental Society
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Dr. DiCerbo has loved making Rehoboth Beach her home. Her free time is spent reading, playing board games, working out, going to the beach, watching sports, and spending time with family, including her husband and two sons.
Dr. DiCerbo also finds great satisfaction in giving back to the community. During her pediatric dental residency, she participated and recruited volunteers for a homeless health initiative. Now, Dr. DiCerbo speaks at local schools about the importance of oral health and volunteers for Give Kids a Smile, an organization where uninsured local children receive dental treatment. She is also an active supporter of JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.