Smile Builders: Changing attitudes about dentists
There’s no substitute for compassion, no shortcut when it comes to sincerity. Children have an amazing ability to discern the difference between being treated like a person rather than a patient. Our doctors are pediatric dentists who will treat your children with a level of respect and consideration that surprises them in the most wonderful way.
Smile Builders uses the latest technologically advanced equipment, dental and orthodontic procedures and state of the art facility, but that’s not what kids and adults remember. They remember Dr. Weisberg’s jokes or the way they receive our undivided attention from our attentive staff. They appreciate the patience the Doctors take when answering their questions and they learn that a trip to the dentist isn’t a scary thing anymore. Instead of a place to fear, they discover a place full of warmth and caring. Building trust BEFORE building a beautiful smile: that’s what Smile Builders is all about.
Care they’ll enjoy today…and tomorrow
Once your children become part of the Smile Builders family they’ll never want to leave…and they won’t have to! Dr. Weisberg is a dual specialist in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics enabling him to build your child’s smile at all stages of their growth and development. Orthodontics not only improves the healthy function of teeth but also builds self esteem by improving aesthetics. Seeing our patients smile with renewed confidence is a sincere joy for all of us at Smile Builders.
Dr. Michael Weisberg: continuing a legacy of service
Dr. Weisberg Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist at Smile Builders in Monsey, NY
It seems that the caring, nurturing environment in which he was raised determined Dr. Michael Weisberg’s chosen profession. His father, Dr. Lee Weisberg of Cleveland, Ohio, has been a board certified pediatric dentist for 45 years. Sincere, honest and humble: this is the way his father is most often described by those who know him. Dr. Weisberg’s mother also possessed a heart for serving, sharing her special creative talents as an elementary school teacher and a mother who simply delighted in loving and caring for her children.
Growing up in an environment where both parents served the needs of children taught Dr. Weisberg the joy of serving. After 4 years of college at Kent State and 3 years of Talmudic study at Ohr Sameyach Yeshiva in Monsey, New York, Dr. Weisberg attended New York University Dental School, graduating in 2000. He completed a 1 year general residency program at Woodhull Hospital as a stepping stone to his dual specialty training. After completing a two-year pediatric dental residency at Maimonides Medical Center, he went on to complete a three-year orthodontic residency at Maimonides Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident of Orthodontics.
As chief resident he created and directed an orthodontic program for union workers through the SEIU in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Weisberg currently serves as Director of Orthodontics at the Ezres Cholim Health Center in Monroe, NY.
As a father of 4 beautiful children, Dr. Weisberg has the practical experience and common concerns shared by all parents. So each child is treated as if they were his own. Together with his wife Rorie, Dr. Michael Weisberg has established a practice with the hope that all patients will feel at home whatever their age.
Dr. Lauren Cox: Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Lauren Cox attended State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduating from State University of New York Dr. Cox attended Montefiore Medical Center for her Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry. She has been working in the field since.
Dr. Cox’s is a pediatric dentist who is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence. Dr. Cox provides a warm and friendly environment. As a mother she understands the importance for children to receive quality care in a way that is fun and pleasant. Seeing how her patients flock to her chair for treatment is a testament that she is succeeding.
Dr. Debra Cohen: Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Debra Cohen graduated from NYU School of Dentistry with Honors in pediatric dentistry. She received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award. Dr. Cohen continued her education at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, graduating with honors. When Dr. Cohen completed her residency, she was awarded the Dr. Silvia Perez Award in recognition of her dedication and outstanding performance in treating pediatric patients in the operating room.
Dr. Cohen’s soft-spoken manner works to reassure her patients that they are being treated, not just by a dentist, but a mother that cares about them. Dr. Cohen encourages parents and children to brush daily as prevention is key to being cavity free. Dr. Cohen’s patients leave with a smile on their face and a balloon animal or flower in their hands.
Dr. Rachel Gold: General Dentist
Dr. Rachel Talia Gold graduated Summa Cum Laude from Touro College in Brooklyn, NY with a major in biology and a minor in psychology. She subsequently received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gold was awarded Dean’s List throughout her 4 years of dental school and was selected to join the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society.
In the years preceding dental school, Dr. Gold taught at high schools in Brooklyn and Baltimore. Her strong penchant for teaching was demonstrated during her years in dental school by tutoring freshman students and completing the ADEA Academic Career Fellowship Program. Dr. Gold went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at NYU, with its emphasis on all phases of clinical general dentistry for patients of all ages. She is a current member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and New Jersey Dental Association.
Dr. Gold understands the warmth, respect, and compassion necessary to make all patients feel comfortable. Dr. Gold prides herself on delivering quality dental care while striving to create a calm and relaxed environment. Additionally, she believes patient education is a crucial element in promoting comprehensive oral health and an overall healthy body. For Dr. Gold, the most rewarding aspect of being a dentist is watching patients leave the visit with a more confident smile, trust, and a better understanding of oral health.
Elizabeth Rosenblatt: Dental Hygienist
Elizabeth Rosenblatt “LIZ” is a board certified dental hygienist. She is most often described as energetic, charismatic and passionate. Liz takes the time to educate children in proper brushing and flossing techniques as well as healthy eating habits here at Smile Builders. She uses adorable kid-friendly props such as Happy Snappy, an alligator with real teeth to brush, and our fun hands-on magnet game that allows kids to see which foods stick to teeth and which won’t. Liz makes learning fun and dental hygiene visits a breeze.
Our Staff: sharing our commitment
Enthusiastic, fun, friendly, warm: it’s what our patients say about the staff at Smile Builders, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. From their special training to their sincere compassion, our staff works diligently to uphold our commitment to provide the most devoted, caring and sensitive team for you and your child.
Treatment Coordinator/Front Desk Associate
Treatment Coordinator/Front Desk Associate
Front Desk Associate
As professionals, our staff members understand the importance of delivering a service that benefits the overall health and welfare of our patients. Equally important is the way their personalities shine in the eyes of the children they serve!
Using kid friendly props such as “Happy Snappy”, an alligator with real teeth to brush to our hands-on magnet game that explains which foods “stick” to teeth and which don’t, our hygienist takes the time to educate, inform, entertain and make your child feel special.
While our assistants offer support and help for the doctors, their primary job is to make your child feel like the most important person in our office…because they are! They’re devoted caregivers who do everything they can to make your child’s visit a comfortable, enjoyable experience. Whether it’s playing a game, sharing a story or even polishing your little ‘princess’’ nails as she sits in the dental chair, our assistants pamper your children to perfection.
From your very first call to setting future appointments, the office staff at Smile Builders makes receiving treatment a simple, smooth and hassle-free experience. They’re here to help with insurance questions, explain treatment costs and everything else to ensure you receive the care you deserve. Building relationships starts well before treatment begins with our friendly, competent office staff.