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Dr. Leora Walter is a surgically trained prosthodontist at Dental West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She is one of a handful of elite dentists highly trained in both restorative and cosmetic procedures as well as in surgical implant dentistry. The additional fellowships that Dr. Walter has completed have helped her hone her practice philosophy of minimally-invasive and preventive dentistry using the most advanced technology available.

Dr. Walter teaches her craft to general dentists at Woodhull Medical Center, where she is the Course Director of Prosthodontics and a Clinical Attending. She stays up-to-date with current literature and contributes to both medical and dental journals. Dr. Walter is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer, teaching other dentists and specialists.



  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.
  • Dental school: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
  • Residency and fellowship: Long Island College Hospital, General Residency Program; New York Hospital Queens (now New York Presbyterian), Graduate Prosthodontics; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dental Implantology.
  • Awards and scholarships: NIH Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholarship, Peru; International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program Scholarship (ICAP), Ethiopia; Quintessence Award for Research Achievement; and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award.
  • Languages: English and Spanish.
  • Research: Dr. Walters has authored five papers in the span of her career, including two on zygomatic implants, one on the prosthodontic concept of AP (anterior-posterior) spread, and two on the prevalence of HPV in healthy adults in Lima, Peru, where she lived for a year to conduct on the ground research.

Dr. Walter and her team continue to educate themselves in the world of dental care to remain NYC’s leading preventive, restorative & laser dentistry specialists.

General Dentist

As a general dentist, Dr. Walter focuses on prevention as the key to maintaining dental health throughout life. Her exams are attentive to all parts of the head and neck region while focusing on teeth and gums for maximum dental health. The mouth is the passageway to the body and should be treated with care and delicacy.

Dr. Walter’s general dental work is minimally invasive, preferring to do as little as possible before moving on to bigger treatments. She keeps fillings and restorations as small so there is tooth structure in the event that the tooth needs dental care later in life. She likes to keep your “parts original!” After all, your teeth belong to you!

Restorative Dentist and Prosthodontist

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Walter is trained in providing more extensive care for those patients who require it. Prosthodontics is thea dental specialty focused on the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. This can include the use of dentures, bridges, crowns, and dental implants to restore and enhance your teeth’s natural oral functionality, fit appearance, and overall health. Prosthodontists undergo an additional 3 years of training beyond general dentistry to specialize in complex cases requiring rehabilitation and in the integration of artificial devices into patients’ oral structures.

She treats patients whose dental work is starting to deteriorate as well as patients who have experienced a trauma such as a fall, abuse, or a medical condition that renders standard treatment difficult. She provides tailored treatments to each patient to help them smile and function again.

Family Dentist

As a mother, Dr. Walter is aware of the dental problems and gum discomfort that many expecting parents experience. As such, she makes sure that pregnant patients get their gums checked and cleaned with more frequency. This ensures not only the health of mom, but of the baby as well.

Dr. Walter is skilled in providing non-invasive treatments for adolescents (and adults) who are not yet ready for more definitive treatment. For example, this may include adolescents who are looking to replace a missing tooth but can’t yet get implant treatment, or those who are looking for a non-invasive yet highly esthetic alternative to porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dentist 

With an innate understanding of how important a smile is to your overall quality of life, Dr. Walter is here to help. Given your unique needs and specific goals, Dr. Walter can straighten your teeth with traditional braces or Invisalign, help you achieve the smile of your dreams with whitening techniques or veneers, do full-arch treatment such as all-on-4 or all-on-6, and full-arch treatment on zygomatic implants. She works closely with a team of dentists to provide the best root canals, surgical procedures, and zygomatic implants in NYC.

Book Your Appointment With Dr. Walter Today!

Everyone deserves a smile they are proud of and a dentist they can trust to talk them through tough decisions. At Dental West NYC, Dr. Leora Walter and her team are proud to offer top-tier dental care for any of your unique needs.

We are committed to using our state-of-the-art facility and updated laser technology to provide you with restorative and cosmetic dental care. We always offer free fluoride treatments with our cleanings. As a payment-on-site, out-of-network office, we ensure that every treatment plan is custom-tailored to needs, without the usual constraints of network provider agreements. To start your journey with our team today and book your appointment, please feel free to call our office directly at  (212) 580-4520 or use our contact form.

Leora Walter


Leora Walter

May 7, 2024

Dr. Leora Walter is a surgically trained prosthodontist and an elite dentists, with an expertise in cosmetic procedures at Dental West NYC on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.



(212) 580-4520
115 Central Park West
Suite 4
New York, NY 10023
Hours: Monday – Friday / 9am – 5pm
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