Doctor Leonard Umanoff was born in Moscow. His graduation from the Moscow Dental School in 1995 was followed by immigration to the United States.
He settled down in New York. In 1999 he successfully graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry.
In 2001 Doctor Leonard Umanoff started his practice in the heart of Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bay area.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery by the University of New York College of Dentistry.
- Doctor of the Moscow Medical-Stomatological Institute.
- Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
How would you describe your educational background?
I graduated from Moscow Dental School in 1995 where I received much of the the same training as a medical doctor in addition to my dental training. Upon coming to the United Stated I graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1999.
I am a compulsive learner. I believe that one should never stop growing as a dentist. It is important to keep up with what’s new, and what methods provide the best for your patients. I have gone through advanced courses in soft tissue and bone augmentation by Dr. Pikos in Florida. Like wise Cerec training in Arizona. I continuously attend continuing education courses as well as the Greater New York Dental convention yearly.
How would you describe yourself?
I am a caring and compassionate person. I like helping people through dentistry because I truly feel like I am making a difference and improving the lives of my patients. I can see immediate results and it is very gratifying. I really do think it the best job in the world, it is one of the few jobs in medicine where you are given the opportunity to prevent disease from happening.
I pride myself on being very well read and incredibly passionate about teaching and empowering others to make good healthy choices. I enjoy getting to know my patients and discovering and delivering what they want for their oral health and appearance.
What is your dental philosophy?
I do not treat teeth, I treat people. A healthy smile speaks volumes. It serves as a very important indicator of a healthy body. I place a lot of emphasis on prevention to give my patients healthy teeth and gums for the rest of their lives. The last thing I want to do is extract the tooth.
What do you like most about Dentistry?
I love working with my hands. I enjoy the complexities of each individual case because when it comes to dentistry there is no routine. Every time I render treatment there are unique and interesting intricacies that require me to find the best possible solution to a particular problem.
My passion is Implantology.. It is an exciting and growing field that allows us to restore function to patients without teeth where no hope existed for them before.
What do you like least?
I do not like the fact that insurance companies make it difficult for patients to get the care that they need. I treat the patient, not the insurance plan!
How would you describe your knowledge of current technology and procedures?
Reading Journals and taking many hours of continuing education courses allows me to stay current with the ever changing dental methods and technology. In my practice I implement the most contemporary and advanced methods and techniques to improve the well being and comfort of my patients. I use Digital Xrays to minimize radiation, STA (single tooth anesthesia) a state-of-the-art computer-controlled injection technology which allows me to achieve more precise injections with increased comfort for the patient, Cerec technology which allows me to restore damaged and decayed teeth in a single visit and Electrical hand pieces to make tooth preparation quick and efficient.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my wife and three children. We enjoy doing outdoor activities as a family. Swimming and jogging in the summer and ice skating in the winter. I am an avid reader and try to sneak in as much reading as I can. I enjoy kick boxing and yoga because it helps to keep my core strong so that I can do my job more effectively.
How is your practice changing?
The practice is growing. I have amazing patients who over the years have become family. Much of my business comes from referrals and I am incredibly grateful to all my patients who trust me enough to refer me to their friends and family.
I have an incredible team that works along side me to provide our patients with the best treatment in a fun, relaxed, family atmosphere.
What are your goals for the practice?
My goal is to continue growing and thriving and above all to continue to provide our patients with excellent care!