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AboutWoodside Dental Care

Woodside Dental Care is a Queens based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Maribel Montes, DDS, Melvin Velazquez, DDS and Sylvia Arsuaga, DMD and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 718-416-6423 and experience why our patients think Woodside Dental Care is the best dentist in Queens.

Dr. Maribel Montes

Dr. Maribel Montes, DDS

Dr. Montes co-founded Woodside Dental Care in 1994, with a strong dedication and passion to serve her community and offer our patients the latest in dental technology and innovations. She consistently takes continuing education in dentistry to be able to educate her patients as well as her office staff with the best advances in dentistry. She is very proud to have an office with a beautiful state of art architecture and commodities. Dr. Montes earned her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from New York University Dental School in 1990. She completed a general practice residency at Metropolitan Hospital in 1992. She completed a fellowship in dentistry for the developmentally disabled patient at Stony Brooks Dental School in 1993. Dr. Montes worked as an associate attending at Metropolitan Hospital, Coler Memorial Hospital and Lutheran memorial Hospital. At Lutheran Memorial Hospital, she worked under the pediatric dental department teaching the pediatric dental resident to treat the developmentally disabled patients in a regular dental setting as well as in the operating room under general anesthesia. Dr. Montes continues to treat the special patients with disabilities as well as the apprehensive dental patients with strong dedication and passion. Dr. Montes is member of the American Dental Association, Dominican Dental Association and board member of the Puerto Rican Dental Association, USA.

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Metropolitan Hospital, Residency in General Practice
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Fellowship in Developmentally Disabled Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • The Puerto Rico Dental Association, USA
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners

Awards and publications

  • Invisalign Certified Provider
  • Digital Smile Design Provider
  • Associated Fellowship Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute

Dr. Melvin Velasquez

Dr. Melvin Velazquez, DDS

Dr. Melvin Velazquez, received his doctorate from NYU’s Dental School of Doctor Dental Science . He then completed a General Practice Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. The doctor also holds Associated Fellowship Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute & is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Clear Aligners,Puerto Rico Dental Association, U.S.A. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and to show you the way in which exceptional dentistry can improve your life.

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • Puerto Rico Dental Association, USA

Dr. Sylvia Arsuaga Cruet

Dr. Sylvia Arsuaga Cruet, DMD

Dr. Arsuaga, originally from Puerto Rico, joins us after completing the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics at the Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. Dr. Arsuaga started her extensive dental education after completing with high honors a Bachelors Degree in Science. Then she was accepted at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico where she completed her DMD. Dr. Arsuaga decided to pursue her passion for Periodontics after 2 years of General Practice Residency at the University Hospital of The University of Puerto Rico. There she gained experience in hospital dentistry, emergencies and comprehensive treatment for medically compromised patients. After being accepted in the Periodontics residency at Stony Brook University, she quickly developed an interest in the management of soft tissue, implants as well as, regenerative procedures around periodontally involved teeth and edentulous ridges. But not everything is surgery, Dr. Arsuaga believes in a true and honest doctor-patient to be the key for a successful treatment. Also, Dr. Arsuaga is fluent in Spanish which helps facilitate the communication between Spanish speaking patients. Currently, Dr. Arsuaga is board eligible and is working hard towards becoming a fellow of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and dog, get together with friends and listen to good music.

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Periodontics
  • University of Puerto Rico, Residency in General Practice

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