Meet Our Doctors
Deborah Pilla, DDS, PC
Dr. Deborah Pilla has been making children’s smiles brighter since 1985, when she pioneered one of New York City’s first dental practices, exclusively dedicated to children. In addition to that, Dr. Pilla was on staff at Blythedale Children’s Hospital for over seven years, expertly caring for special needs patients, and paving the way for the highly specialized care that she continues to provide at Park View Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Pilla earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with high honors at SUNY Buffalo, where her groundbreaking research in oral biology and doctoral thesis on children’s gum disease was widely received. She completed her pediatric dental residency, as Chief Resident, at Montefiore Medical Center, and an extensive pediatric dental fellowship at Columbia University for patients with special needs—providing a foundation of the highest standards, which contributes today to her trusted reputation. She also holds a New York State Conscious Sedation Certificate.
Dr. Pilla is affiliated with North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital, where she has had operating privileges for over 20 years. She is a distinguished member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists and the New York Society of Dentistry for Children.
As a respected member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Little Baby Face Foundation, Dr. Pilla volunteers her time to consult, coordinate and perform reconstructive surgeries for children with congenital facial birth defects. In 2010 she was celebrated as the organization’s Honoree and was awarded the prestigious Telly Award for her leading role in their documentary, highlighting some heartwarming case studies. She is also the Chief Advisor of Planet Smilez, a non-profit organization that travels internationally teaching children about healthy oral education practices.
In her active home life, Dr. Pilla is a devoted wife and mother to her two sons Alex, a medical student and Max, who recently returned to New York to work in finance. In addition she provides a loving home for her dog, Wraggles. She is an advocate of health, fitness and the arts, and enthusiastically participates in numerous charity organizations.
Megan Chin, DDS
Dr. Megan Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College and completed her dental degree with high honors from New York University
College of Dentistry in 2007, where she received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award and was inducted into the OKU National Dental Honors Society.
She then moved to California where she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA in 2008, and worked for two years as a general practitioner in the San Francisco Bay area, serving as Managing Dentist. After treating many children, and receiving her California Oral Conscious Sedation Permit—her growing passion for pediatric dental care lead her back east to pursue her certificate as a Pediatric Dental Specialist from Stony Brook University. There she served as Chief Resident and taught undergraduate dental students during their clinical studies.
Dr. Chin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds a New York State certificate in Conscious Sedation and is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital (North Shore LIJ). She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society and the American Association of Women Dentists. Always seeking to broaden her knowledge in the dental field and foster shared learning of her specialty, she regularly attends dental study clubs and dental society events in New York City. She is the author of several internet articles on Pediatric dental issues. She has a strong commitment to community outreach and has done clinical and educational outreach locally, as well as abroad in India. Her goal is that all of her patients have a positive, fun and stress-free experience during each dental visit.
When not working, Dr. Chin embraces life on New York City’s Upper West side, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and much loved pets. As an avid animal lover and supporter of animal rights, she regularly volunteers her time to care for animals in need with local charities like PAWS NY and New York Cares.
Ann Lambert, DDS
Dr. Ann Lambert has been a longtime associate of Dr. Pilla’s, since 1997 providing the same high standards and level of dental care to children, including those with special needs.
Dr. Lambert received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and her specialty training from the acclaimed Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital.
Dr. Lambert is a respected diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds a New York State Conscious Sedation Certificate, performing hundreds of sedation procedures per year, along with Dr. Pilla. She is a dynamic clinical instructor at Montefiore Hospital and she is affiliated with North Shore LIJ at Lenox Hill Hospital Attending Medical Staff, Department of Otolaryngology and White Plains Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the New York Society of Dentistry for Children.
In her free time, Dr. Lambert enjoys exploring life with her husband and young daughter.