Riverdale Pediatric Dentistry is a place where families are greeted in a friendly atmosphere. Our team of Pediatric Dentists focus on your child's dental health. We teach children and their parents how to care for their mouths and teeth. Good oral health care is critical in the growth and development of young children. We discuss diet and prevention of tooth decay. Parents are encouraged to join their children for their first dental experience and watch as their child learns skills for good oral hygiene at home. We use cutting edge technology and make sure that every child leaves with a smile.

Come in and learn about sealants, fluoride and other preventative measures that have been scientifically proven to decrease tooth decay. Prevention is the most important step towards a life of being caries free. Join our family and give your child their best chance at having great oral health for life.

Hebrew, Italian, French and Spanish are spoken here

Meet The Doctors

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  • Liraz Spear,
    DDS, FAAPD - Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Liraz Spear is a Board Certified Pediatric dentist. Dr. Spear completed Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1998 and then furthered her pediatric dental training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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  • Caitlin Donovan,

    Dr. Caitlin Donovan is board eligible, certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Donovan completed New York University’s College of Dentistry in 2019 and general practice residency at Brookdale Hospital in 2020. 

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  • Marlena Adamczyk,
    -Pediatric Dentist-

    Dr. Marlena Adamczyk is a board-eligible, certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Adamczyk obtained her dental degree at Columbia University and continued on to receive her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University.

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Featured Articles

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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  • X-Rays

    In addition to spotting cavities early, X-rays are used to examine erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. In general, children need X-rays more often than adults because their mouths grow and change rapidly. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ...

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  • Women and Tooth Care

    Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health. That’s because the physical changes they undergo through life—menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, breast-feeding and menopause—cause many changes in the body, some harmful to teeth and gums. Lesions and ulcers, dry sockets, as ...

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  • Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper ...

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  • "My kids treat Dr. Liraz like a movie star; they constantly talk about her and look for excuses to come to the office! We always leave with big smiles and lots of laughs!"
    S. Tesler
  • "When I saw that my daughter Khalisah actually enjoyed it and looked forward to visiting Dr. Spear again, I knew that I’d hit the Jackpot. I love that my daughter’s experience is as enjoyable as it is and I am eternally grateful to Dr. Spear and her staff for all that they do to make it that way."
    H. Sanchez
  • "My 2 year old daughter didn’t cry or get upset when Dr. Spear filled her 2 cavities. Dr. Spear puts her right at ease, and treats her with respect. The appointment was right on time and the staff was very kind to my daughter. She really enjoys coming here."
    S. Beaubien

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Cavities are the #1 chronic disease in children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday to help prevent dental problems.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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