Dr. Leora WalterPreventative, Restorative & Laser Dentistry Specialist
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 completed helped her hone her practice philosophy of minimally invasive and preventative dentistry using the most advanced technologically.
Dr. Reginald MoncrieffGeneral Dentist
Dr. Moncrieff, a general dentist in NYC, has had a career spanning over 40 years, combining private practice with public service. He founded the current dental practice in 1980 and renamed it Dental West to honor his new collaboration with Dr. Walter. It is thanks to Dr. Moncrieff’s holistic and patient centered mindset that we have been able to provide a culture of excellent dental care for the past four decades.
EwaHead Dental Assistant
Ewa has been with our practice since 1998, just one year after she emigrated from Poland, where she was a dentist (lekarz stomatolog in Polish). Ewa knows our patients like family after nearly 25 years of working with them, and she goes to the ends of the Earth to take great care of them. Always a straight-shooter, Ewa is counted upon for unconditional truth. Her wit and know-how make her delightful and indispensable. And, her attention to detail means supplies are impeccably organized and the office is spotless.
Ewa loves Dental West for its quiet, calm environment. She feels a sense of home and family with her co-workers, a team that regularly loves to spend time together outside of work, celebrating birthdays and providing support to one another. And, because Ewa is such a passionate patient advocate, she enjoys working with dentists who truly have the patients’ best outcomes at heart.
In Ewa’s spare time, she enjoys sports, ballroom dancing (especially salsa), gardening, and designing and making her own clothes.
Kara worked as a Dental Assistant for four years before taking the next step and training to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Upon her graduation, she came to work with us and has received a deep sense of fulfillment helping even the most nervous patients feel at ease in our office. Kara’s calming presence cannot be overstated. Her soothing voice and calm demeanor put everyone at ease. Beyond these natural gifts, Kara makes it her personal mission to help everyone understand their treatment so there are no unknowns or surprises.
Kara sees patient education as the most important aspect of her work as a hygienist: “It’s amazing how many people haven’t been given the education to properly clean their teeth. You just show them something, and it can change a lot…” Like Ewa, Kara deeply appreciates her work family and Dental West’s patient-first approach.
In her spare time, Kara loves to travel and ride motorcycles. Her top bucket-list item is to travel across Europe on a motorcycle tour, hitting France, Spain, and Italy. She is low-key and relaxed, enjoying time with friends, gaming, and baking (especially tarts!). She has been married to her husband Igor since 2013.
TeneshaFront Desk Manager
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