Meet Susan Leiva, DMD
I love helping people develop a beautiful, healthy smile that improves their self-esteem and confidence.
While seeing a person’s finished smile is wonderful, getting to know that you during treatment and becoming your friend makes the smile seem so much more.
At age 12, I knew I wanted to be an orthodontist. I had braces, and the way they changed how I felt about myself was indescribable. I knew I needed to share that experience with others.
After many rewarding years in practice, I’m grateful for having met and helped so many wonderful people. When a patient goes from being embarrassed by their crooked teeth to smiling and laughing with pride, I know I’ve done my job well.
I’m blessed to have such a fulfilling job!
Education & Experience
All of my higher education has focused on oral healthcare. I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for my Associate’s degree, my Registered Dental Hygienist degree, and my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).
I then completed my orthodontic training at New York University.
Keeping up the orthodontic advancements is important to me. Offering my patients the very best treatment is my highest priority. To do this, I continue to learn about the most comfortable and efficient treatment methods.
My continuing orthodontics education includes attending local and national conferences to learn from the leading experts.
I’m happy to participate in career day at Applegarth School and speak at Oak Tree and Mill Lake schools during dental health month. It’s fun to teach kids about oral hygiene and inspire them to take care of their smiles!
I also volunteer for various activities with Nativity of the Lord Church, and the JRDF Walk-a-Thon and Make-a-Wish Foundation. I love it!
I consider myself fortunate in that every moment of my life is spent with people I care about.