At Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry, we're dedicated to creating smiles that last a lifetime. With a commitment to empathy, understanding, and personalized care, we're here to ensure every child's dental journey is as comfortable and joyful as possible.

Mission Statement

At Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Nuthyla Skuja, a board-certified pediatric dentist, extendsher roles as a mother, wife, friend, and daughter to create a nurturing space. Our mission is toprovide a welcoming environment where mothers feel authentic, and patients become part ofour extended family. Through daily dedication, we work passionately to deliver exceptionalpediatric dental care, cultivating confidence and resilience in children. As the friendlyneighborhood pediatric dentist, we invite you to join our Little Bear community, where everysmile is a testament to our commitment to love, laughter, and lasting connections.

Vision Statement

To be a cornerstone of compassionate pediatric dentistry, Little Bear Pediatric Dentistryenvisions a haven where love, laughter, and authenticity flourish. Our aspiration is to foster acommunity where every child builds confidence, resilience, and becomes a shining role model.Committed to creating a judgment-free space, we strive to be the friendly neighborhoodpediatric dentist, weaving lasting relationships and bringing smiles to the faces of both childrenand mothers.

Our Core Values

  1. Compassion: We approach every interaction with empathy and kindness, recognizing the unique needs and feelings of each child and family.
  2. Authenticity: We value and encourage genuine and open communication, fostering an environment where both staff and patients feel comfortable being their authentic selves.
  3. Excellence: We provide top-notch pediatric dental care, consistently striving for excellence in our services, patient experience, and community impact.
  4. Community: We believe in the power of community and actively work to build a supportive and inclusive Little Bear community, where everyone feels connected and valued.
  5. Resilience: We instill resilience in our patients by promoting a positive and supportive environment, helping children overcome challenges and build confidence in their dental care journey.
  6. Collaboration: We foster a collaborative and team-oriented environment, recognizing that the collective efforts of our staff contribute to the success of Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry.

Get to Know Dr. Skuja

Dr. Skuja (pronounced Skooya) is a board certified pediatric dentist passionate about making each child’s experience in the dental chair fun, engaging, and best suited to their individual needs. 

Born in Libya and raised in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Skuja has always had a passion for medicine. Spending her summers in the United States as a child, she eventually moved here permanently for college, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Skuja then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. She completed her General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, and received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Skuja enjoyed traveling to different states with her family as her husband pursued career opportunities. This travel exposed her to work experiences in various dental settings: private practice, large corporate offices, and federally qualified medical centers. Seeing this variety of dental environments made Dr. Skuja all the more passionate about creating her own positive, encouraging practice where she could deliver the highest quality care to her patients. 

Recently, Dr. Skuja engaged with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in a leadership position and is actively pursuing involvement with her state chapter’s pediatric dental academy. Dr. Skuja has always maintained privileges at the local pediatric hospitals as this has allowed her to provide services to children with special healthcare needs and those who may be medically compromised. 

Dr. Skuja is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends during her spare time. Dr. Skuja also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes and has recently taken up gardening. When she gets that rare and elusive moment of alone time, she can be found at the arboretum or her city’s local museum. 

What to Expect

At your child’s first visit we’ll introduce you to Dr. Skuja and our staff, give you a brief tour of our office, and start your child’s exam! We like to get to know each of our families and what their child’s individual preferences, needs, and goals may be. We prioritize communication, compassion, and positivity—even a bit of playfulness—to help you and your child have the most successful appointments possible.

Tech & Amenities for Patient Comfort

We use technology that enhances the patient experience, from digital records and an electronic portal for communication to our state-of-the-art tools that help us deliver minimally invasive treatments and keep your child comfortable. We also aim to create a soothing environment with Montessori-style learning activities in our waiting room that facilitate calm, independent play.

Digital Patient Portal

Communication is easier than ever with your personal patient portal, where you can communicate with us and coordinate care for your child.

Montessori-Style Play Area

While we utilize top-of-the-line dental technology in our exam rooms, we prefer to keep our waiting room tech free. Montessori play is a wonderful way to enhance development in children by fostering imagination, emotional strength, and cognitive skills.

Warm, Soothing Environment

Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry aims to provide a welcome change to the stereotype of sterile corporate dentistry with our natural light, soothing colors, and plenty of calm and engaging Montessori-style toys for kids in the waiting room.

TVs in Operatories

We know that a little distraction can go a long way during a dental exam. We provide TVs in the dental operatories for entertainment and as a distraction tool giving our patients diversion during a demanding procedure.

Convenient Location

We're conveniently located near the heart of Malvern in Uptown Worthington retail center. With plenty of parking and generous walkways, you can schedule your appointments while on a visit to Wegmans, Target, or the upcoming Nemours medical center.

Community Outreach

We’re committed to caring for our community beyond the dental chair. Dr. Skuja enjoys collaborating with local schools and educators to teach kids about the importance of maintaining proper oral health. She also gives back to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, supporting their mission to help grow girls “courageous and strong” through enriching activities like field trips, community service projects, and more.

Get In Touch Today

Experience a different kind of dental practice at Little Bear Pediatric Dentistry! Get in touch today to book an appointment for your child, ask us a question, or simply get to know us a little better.
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