For Dr. Carmel, the most rewarding aspect of being a dentist centers on having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in her patients’ lives. This influence extends to enhancing their overall health and well-being while boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem. When she encounters patients grappling with dental anxieties and fears and who harbor apprehensions about dental visits, her primary goal is to create a positive and reassuring experience. Her ultimate aim is to facilitate their transition into regular dental attendees, ensuring their oral health is maintained effectively.
She believes that the best approach to delivering quality care and safeguarding her patients’ well-being is through building long-term relationships and prioritizing their comfort. Over time, she has had the privilege of building deep connections with her patients, becoming a reliable source of guidance and support for their oral health needs, all while contributing to the transformation of their smiles.
From a young age, Dr. Carmel’s fascination with both art and science set her on a path toward a career in the medical field. As she matured and delved deeper, she discovered the unique synergy that dentistry offers, where creativity plays a pivotal role in crafting beautiful smiles and solving complex dental problems. Restoring smiles demands a keen artistic sensibility while grasping the intricacies of the oral cavity requires a strong foundation in science, complemented by unwavering diligence.
Additionally, her personal experiences with dental care profoundly influenced her journey. In her younger days, Dr. Carmel, like so many, only visited the dentist when experiencing discomfort, as the idea of comprehensive dentistry wasn’t emphasized. Regrettably, this lapse had a negative impact on her dental health, leading to numerous procedures to restore it. Since then, her unwavering commitment has centered on providing holistic dental care to her patients to educate them about the importance of maintaining their oral health and cherishing their beautiful smiles.
Upon earning her bachelor’s in biochemistry at Binghamton University, Dr. Carmel began her journey into the dental profession. She embarked on a path that led her through a series of educational and practical experiences, each contributing to her growth and commitment to this field.
She first pursued an internship at The Center for Special Dentistry in NYC, which served as a pivotal moment in confirming her aspiration to become a dentist through exposure to specialized dental practices. Her pursuit continued with earning her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University. During graduate school, she had the opportunity to incorporate digital dentistry into her practice. This innovative approach enabled her to perform a wide spectrum of dental procedures, with a particular focus on dental implant planning and placement. Additionally, she received training in advanced technologies such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), 3D imaging, Digital Smile Design, Sidexis, Digital Denture Software, and Clear Orthodontic Aligner Software.
Furthermore, Dr. Carmel enriched her dental education with a three-month externship at the Family Health Centers in Southwest Florida. In this high-volume setting, she provided vital dental care to underserved and pediatric populations, deepening her understanding of diverse patient needs. Her commitment to giving back to the community and advancing her skills led her to participate in the Ryan White Program at the Yankee Dental Meeting in Boston. This program focused on providing dental care for patients with HIV, broadening her perspective on the intersection of oral and public health.
Thereafter, she completed the General Practice Residency program at NYU Langone, a fundamental step in her professional development. While there, she provided comprehensive care across various dental specialties, encompassing root canals, dental implant placement, dentures, fillings, crowns, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and emergency dental care. Moreover, she had the privilege of sharing her expertise by providing training to her co-residents on the effective use of CBCT.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of her residency program, Dr. Carmel actively pursued a series of continuing education courses at the New York Greater Dental Meeting, including “Hot Molars” and “Invisalign and Complex Treatment Planning.” Her commitment to lifelong learning and dedication to patient care, even when credit wasn’t a primary motive, underlies her engagement in these courses.
Dr. Carmel has obtained certifications in various areas, including digital and traditional radiography, facial injectables and dermal fillers, Invisalign, LGBTQ+ Safe Zone training, CPR, AED, ACLS, BLS, and first aid.
Additionally, she has completed advanced training through and is a member of the following:
Dr. Carmel’s educational journey and commitment to advancing dentistry and patient care have equipped her with a comprehensive skill set and deep passion for this profession. She looks forward to utilizing these experiences at Meadowbrook Dental Care to make a positive impact in the field of dentistry and the well-being of her patients.
Both of Dr. Carmel’s parents immigrated to the US with as little as a suitcase. Starting from humble origins, they exemplified resilience and instilled the values of integrity, empathy, and a strong work ethic. Growing up in a close-knit Jewish family, she was nurtured on these foundational principles, which significantly influenced her and her sister to pursue doctorates and care for people - a source of immense pride for her parents.
In gratitude for the opportunities they’ve been afforded, they made it a family tradition to contribute to charitable organizations and dedicate time to volunteer work. This serves as their way of giving back to the community and honoring the values that have shaped their lives. Beyond their commitment to service, Dr. Carmel and her family share a love for travel, laughter, and the creation of new memories. Overall, her family serves as an unwavering source of support, love, and invaluable life lessons. She is grateful for the close relationships they share and the values that they’ve instilled.
During her free time, Dr. Carmel finds joy in photography, whether it’s capturing the beauty of animals or the artistry of delectable dishes. Exploring the culinary world in particular excites her, as it allows her to appreciate the creativity and esthetics that goes into preparing and presenting a dish. This passion for photography is deeply intertwined with her love for travel. She aspires to explore new cities, immerse herself in rich cultures, and enthusiastically share her experiences with friends and family. These hobbies extend beyond leisure; they also bring a sense of adventure and offer moments of personal growth, relaxation, and self-discovery, contributing to a healthy work-life rhythm.