40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JANINE TRINDADE

  • Sewell, New Jersey
  • Your Child’s Very Own Dentist

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Your Child’s Very Own Dentist

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Why She Was Nominated

Although she treats primarily children now, Dr. Trindade also holds certifications in orthodontics and periodontics from Penn.

Philosophy

I treat my patients as if they were my own (children). Parents always ask what I recommend, and when it’s difficult, I imagine it’s my child before advising.”

Tool She Can’t Live Without

“A good curing light.”

Biggest Challenge

“Surviving dental school!”

Something People Don't Know

“My secret dream was to have a patisserie called Sweet Tooth,” says Dr. Trindade, who enjoys baking. Also, her husband’s family is Japanese, and she’s trying to learn the language “so my kids don’t have to translate for me when I’m with my in-laws!”