Dr. Etzion feels lucky to be a pediatric dentist and sincerely loves working with our local families. Her clinical philosophy is prevention-oriented and patient-centered; she welcomes questions and personalizes her recommendations with guidance that is both evidence-based and practical. She approaches every interaction with warmth, compassion, and of course, fun.
Education and Experience
Dr. Etzion’s professional experience encompasses practice in a variety of settings including private practices and medical centers.
She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDS) at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, a program known for its extensive clinical training in pediatric and special needs dentistry. While at Stony Brook, she participated in the Pediatric Dentistry Selective Internship Program and held multiple leadership positions. She was recognized with the Stephen Gold Award for Leadership in Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship Award, and the American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence.
Dr. Etzion completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University / New York Presbyterian Hospital where she treated patients at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Thanks to this rigorous training she is experienced and comfortable working with patients with complex medical and dental needs.
Prior to her dental training, Dr. Etzion attended Syracuse University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Rhetorical Studies and an additional major in Political Science. She then completed the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program at New York University.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Dr. Etzion has guest lectured on emerging techniques and trends in pediatric dentistry to both medical and dental professionals, at conferences and academic medical centers. She also partnered with the New York Public Library to develop its early-intervention oral health workshop series, increasing access to health information for young families across NYC. Her other volunteer work has included medical outreach in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, and medical disaster relief to post-earthquake Haiti in 2010.
Dr. Etzion is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- New York State Dental Association
- New York County Dental Society
Beyond the Practice
Dr. Etzion was born and raised on Long Island and she now lives on the Upper East Side with her husband Adam, their one year old son Asher, and their dog Lincoln. When not in the office she makes time to read, spend time with family and friends, travel, and most recently learn to boat. As a fellow local UES mother, she appreciates and values the trust you place in her to be part of the team caring for your little ones.