Mission Statement

OUR MISSION:
To provide gold standard, individualized pediatric dental care in a family-centered manner, that focuses on the prevention of dental disease while promoting positive dental experiences that will last a lifetime.

OUR VISION:
Coastal Kids Pediatric Dentistry envisions creating an everlasting impact beyond oral care that positively influences the lives of our patients, their families and for generations to follow

OUR VALUES:
Integrity: we have highest standards of ethics, morals and professional behavior . Do what’s right even when no one is watching.
Respect: we value diversity and embrace our differences. Treat employees, patients and their families with kindness and compassion. We are all from the same human race. Let’s respect each other.
Accountability: we are responsible for providing extraordinary pediatric dental care and for maintaining the education needed to do so. Provide a safe office for employees and patients that follows all cdc ada and infection control guidelines. We are responsible for our actions.
Communication: open, honest communication that is mutually respectful and kind. Be nice to each other.

About the Doctor

JESSICA DICERBO, BSN, DMD
Diplomate, American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. DiCerbo was born in raised in Philadelphia, Pa. It was here she 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. 

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. 

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. 

Outside of the office Dr. DiCerbo loves to spend her free time with her husband, Vince, and her two sons, Jacob and Jeremy. 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.

Meet the Team

WENDY

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR

In the many years I’ve worked in the dental field, I’ve always loved working with children, and am so happy to be a part of Dr. DiCerbo’s team. I love seeing the smiling faces of all the children that come into the office, and from our front desk, I’m the first to welcome each one into our office with a smile of my own. Our team has a real sense of family and mutual respect for all that we do, especially when it comes to making kids smile!

I have been married to my husband John for 35 years. I have two grown children, Rachel and John, and an adorable grandson named Jace! We moved from Pennsylvania nine years ago to be by the beach, which is my favorite place!

JEN

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR

My goal is to make sure our little patients and their parents leave our office with big smiles. I try to make sure that insurance processing, making appointments, and billing are as stress-free as possible. I love seeing the smiling faces on the wonderful children we see each and every day! They’re all a lot of fun and make each day exciting and new. My team members are all fabulous individuals; we are one big family that values one another.

I live in Lewes with my husband Keith, our daughter Arianna, and our fur child Rocky. I love going to the beach, traveling (especially to Disney!), and spending time with our family.

SARA

DENTAL ASSISTANT/FRONT DESK

My goal is to give all the children who come to our office a safe and comfortable dental visit. I see my job as a chance to be a positive role model in my patients’ lives, and I do whatever I can to be uplifting and encouraging at their appointments. As a team, we strive to give every child an enjoyable visit and leave their appointment proud of themselves and excited to return.

I grew up in Maryland and am now raising my two sons there with my husband. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, traveling to new places, and shopping.

EMILY

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I love making a difference in children’s lives by creating great dental experiences to carry them into adulthood. It is so rewarding to watch the children leave with smiles on their faces and to see how much they have grown since their last visit. It’s a pleasure to work in an office where everything is about making sure the patient and their parents are happy, and to be in such a positive environment. We all work together to provide a great dental experience for the children.

I have lived in Delaware all my life. I am currently studying at the University of Delaware. I hope to one day go to dental school and become a pediatric dentist just like Dr. DiCerbo! She’s is such an inspiration!

KATIE

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Each one of our little patients is important to me, and I want to make sure that every child and parent knows they are in excellent hands during their visit. I spend most of my days educating patients and motivating them to take great care of their teeth so they’ll have great smiles in the future. I really enjoy seeing the children smile and enjoy their experience here at the dentist office, while providing them with the proper treatment and education to maintain good oral health.

When I’m not at work, I spend my time with my son Carson and my two dogs Jubers and Jax. I love being a mommy and seeing my son grow and learn daily; it’s the best feeling in the world!

JENNIFER

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I assist Dr. DiCerbo and our hygienists, providing patient care that is gentle and comfortable. I love making every patients experience a happy one. I want all children to love coming to the dentist! I love coming to this office and appreciate the quality of care that is given to the children. Working with Dr. DiCerbo and the rest of the team is amazing and super fun!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and watching a good movie with my two bunnies Camilla and Baloo.

ERYKA

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I help maintain the flow of the office. Inform parents of healthy dental hygiene. Give children a good experience at the dentist. I started working at Coastal Kids Pediatric Dentistry in 2020. I love seeing the children leave with a smile on their face. It is a fun working environment, everyone is patient and willing to help their coworkers when needed.

I live in Salisbury, MD. I love traveling to new places in my free time, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

ROSA

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Being a mom myself, I know that I want the best treatment for my kids’ teeth because it is very important throughout their lives. Being a dental assistant allows me to be a part of other children’s care. I want every single one of our patient to have a pleasant experience and know that having the proper dental care doesn’t have to be hard. I assist Dr. Dicerbo and our hygienist with the daily tasks.

I started working in the dental field in 2017 and joined Coastal in 2020. I love working with little children and seeing them leave with their big smile brightens up my day. I love my work family, each and every one of them are very helpful since day 1. I live in Seaford, outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. My two daughter’s Jimena and Melina are my world!

HALEY

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I assist Dr. DiCerbo in taking x-rays and Hygiene assistant.
I started working in the dental field in 2019 and started working here in 2020. I love seeing kids smile after they did treatment. Helping kids have a great dental experience.

I love working at Coastal Kids because everyone is friendly and works great together as a team! I am from North Carolina, I moved here to Delaware after graduating for dental assisting. I have a yellow lab named Kasey that is 6 years old, and I love to spend my time taking her on long walks at the beach!