I spent a lot of my younger years shadowing my father at his dental practice, so welcoming him to my practice for the first time was a very special moment that iʼll never forget. Iʼm proud to carry the legacy of dental excellence and hope to inspire future generations of dentists.
When I moved to New York my dream was open a dental practice in Manhattan. As an associate I was told by my former employer my dream would not become a reality because it would “Just be too hard.” At the time, I spoke to my father who is now a retired dentist about my plans of opening a practice. He too, experienced adversity when he opened his private practice. He encouraged me to push on and not listen to anyone who was not supportive. After being an associate for a few years I felt it was time to branch out on my own and service my community the best way I could. The one thing I wanted the most was for my parents to see what all their hard work and sacrifices throughout my life resulted in.
With the guidance and vision of my amazing Business Manager/ Co-founder Ana S., I was able to open my first practice in the Upper West Side. Before Upper West Side Dental officially opened, my parents visited New York. It was a dream come true to see my mother and father step foot into my practice for the first time. It brought happy tears to my father’s eyes once I gave him the tour and explained what the philosophy of my office is. The first patients at Upper West Side Dental were my parents. I spent a lot of my younger years shadowing my father at his dental practice, so having him as a patient at my practice was a very special moment I’ll never forget. I’m proud to carry the legacy of dental excellence and hope to inspire future generations of dentists.