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Deborah Pilla, DDS, PC

Dr. Pilla NYC pediatric dentist

Dr. Deborah Pilla has been making children’s smiles brighter since 1986, when she established 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 & Orthodontics.

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 standard, which contributes to her trusted reputation today. She also holds a New York State Conscious Sedation Certificate, is CPR certified and is compliant with Infection Control, OSHA and HIPAA regulations.

Dr. Pilla is affiliated with Northwell-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, an orthopedic resident at Lenox Hill Hospital, 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.

To make an appointment with Dr. Deborah Pilla at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, call our office at (212) 879-6518 today or request a consultation by filling out the form on this page.

Watch Video About Dr. Pilla’s Planet Smilez Trip to the Dominican Republic

Planet Smilez children

In February 2014, Dr. Deborah Pilla joined student, Kathryn Pawlak from her alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, on a trip to the Dominican Republic as part of the Planet Smilez-Every Child's Passport to Oral Health. Here are some highlights from their exciting trip!

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