Dr. Monica Ashok is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. She received her doctoral training at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where she focused on children’s dentistry and treating patients with special needs. She served as President of the Pediatrics Society and graduated with several awards and scholarships, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award for greatest promise in the field.
She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was chosen to serve as Chief Resident. During her training, Dr. Monica treated children of all ages including those with extensive medical and dental needs. Her research focused on emergency dental care and treatment in the operating room.
Dr. Monica has always enjoyed volunteering locally and internationally and has traveled to
Honduras and Chile to provide dental care in underserved communities.
Prior to pursuing dentistry, Dr. Monica spent years teaching and tutoring elementary school-age children in Washington D.C. and the Bay Area, where she discovered her passion and skill in working with this age group. She believes that each child is unique and her goal is to provide individualized, detail-oriented care to achieve the best long-term oral health.
Dr. Monica lives in Tribeca and in her free time enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her golden retriever.