Associate Orthodontist – Rochester, NY | Webster, NY
Get to Know Dr. Leah Peres
For Dr. Peres, building lasting relationships is the most important part of being an orthodontist by far. She loves getting to know patients on a personal level, guiding them through the treatment process, and seeing them radiate newfound confidence at the end of the road – it really is a rewarding experience! She also always goes the extra mile to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems and customized treatment plans that meet each person’s goals perfectly. If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become an Orthodontist?
Dr. Peres knew from early on that she wanted to have a career where she could truly make a positive impact in people’s lives. While originally pursuing a degree in engineering in college, she decided that she wanted to focus on something more social and service based. Dentistry blends the analytical and creative sides of her personality so well, and orthodontics in particular turned out to be the ideal combination of science, art, and service!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Peres completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester before pursuing her dental doctorate at the Ivy-League University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors in Radiological Sciences. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society as well. Later on, she returned to the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health to achieve her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. During this time, she was named a 2018 Charley Schulz Resident Scholar for her research on treating open bites in adult patients!
Today, Dr. Peres is a proud member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- American Academy of Orthodontists
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
- Seventh District Dental Society
Outside of the Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Peres’ fiancé Nick works as a physician here in Rochester, and they are planning to get married in October of 2021! They have a Bernedoodle named Moose who keeps them on their toes. When she isn’t busy caring for teeth, you can usually find her outside. She enjoys golfing, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and biking in particular. Some of her other favorite hobbies include exploring the fantastic restaurant and brewery scene in Rochester, keeping up with sports, traveling, and always looking out for a brand-new adventure.
Here’s an interesting fact about Dr. Peres: she has a photographic memory!