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OUR
PRACTICE

Good oral health is a big deal, and it starts at an early age. That tenet forms the cornerstone of our practice and drives everything we do.

Starting with your child’s first visit, we take extra care to build a relationship based on trust with our pint-sized patients, and collaborating with parents is a big part of laying that foundation. Together, we can create a comfortable and stress-free experience that will set up your child for a lifetime of great oral habits and healthy smiles.

When oral emergencies or unexpected dental issues arise, we are ready to deliver best-in-class pediatric dental care that comes with a huge dose of compassion. We also provide nitrous sedation and sedation dentistry to provide an added level of comfort for our patients.

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ABOUT
DR. LISA
BIENSTOCK

Dr. Bienstock is a board-certified pediatric dentist who treats children of all ages. She operates her practice in two convenient locations: The Kids Dental Office of Phoenix in the Camelback area, and Norterra Kids’ Dentistry and Orthodontics in North Phoenix.

From an early age, Dr. Bienstock realized that pediatric dentistry was her calling. After gaining exposure to the field through her brother’s dental practice, she became keenly aware of the fears many people face when it comes to visiting the dentist and resolved to create a practice that creates a comfortable, stress-free experience.

Starting her career at one of the premier pediatric dentistry practices in New York City, she quickly established herself as an empathetic and gentle professional who delivers exceptional care. Sometimes this means finding creative solutions to helping meet children’s needs – whether in the exam room or alleviating fears in the waiting room. In addition to routine early treatment, her pediatric specialties also include emergency dentistry, preventative dentistry as well as dental restorations, extractions and frenectomies. Further, she has developed an expertise in treating children with special needs and intellectual disabilities.

 
Charitably minded, Dr. Bienstock has also used her professional experience to lend a compassionate hand to Arizona Mission of Mercy, Healthy Children Healthy Families, the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Program and the Somos Amigos Dominican Republic Dental Outreach Mission Trip.

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EDUCATION

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Pediatric Residency, Columbia University & New York Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Doctor of Dentistry (DMD), University of Nevada Las Vegas’ School of Dental Medicine (top of class)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), The University of Texas at Austin

CREDENTIALS

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Vice President of the Arizona State Dental Board
  • Privileges at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia College of Dental Medicine (2009-2011)

AWARDS

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • “Top Dentist” from Phoenix Magazine (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • “Best of the Valley” from Arizona Foothills (2011-2015)
  • The Best in Health and Self from XXXXX (2014, 2015)
  • Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 from The Arizona Republic (2013)

OUR
TEAM

Led by Dr. Bienstock, our practice delivers a full-service pediatric dentistry experience. From routine dental well-checks to more involved cases, including orthodontics, we can meet the most complex needs of our smallest patients until they enter adulthood.

Dr. Allison Inouye,
Pediatric Dentist

Originally from the Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Inouye earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, magna cum laude. She moved to New York to complete a General Practice and Pediatric Fellowship at the Montefiore Medical Center, and then found her way back west for her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at NYU Langone Dental in Tucson. Here, she discovered her love of Arizona.

 
Dr. Inouye is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association (ADA), as well as the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She has volunteered for ADA’s Give Kids A Smile Program and the Honduras Dental Mission.

Dr. Sara Karlin,
Pediatric Dentist

Biography

Born and raised in Maryland, Dr. Sara Karlin pursued specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry. During her residency, treating patients at the Rose F. Kennedy Center it allowed her to treat patients with special needs skillfully.

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Achievements

Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dawn Pruzansky,
Orthodontist

Volunteer/Service Experience

  • Board Director of Central Arizona Dental Society
  • Editorial Board of AzDA Inscriptions

Biography

Dr. Pruzansky has been practicing orthodontics since 2008. She was born and raised in New Jersey and completed her residency at NYU. Dr. Pruzansky and her family relocated to Arizona in 2013, and she does not miss the East Coast winters one bit. She does, however, still enjoy "cawfee" and a good bagel.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Arizona State Orthodontic Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association

Achievements

  • Recognized Specialist at Kois Center
  • Co-Authored Four Book Chapters and Nine Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

Dr. Luke Nicholson
Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Luke Nicholson is Board Certified in the specialty of Dental Anesthesiology by both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

He is an active member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologist and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. While conducting cancer research at the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Nicholson developed a passion for the cellular mechanisms associated with pain and anxiety, which ultimately led to multiple publications.

Trained at the NYU-Langone Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Nicholson is well versed in providing anesthesia for a wide range of medical procedures and for patients of all ages. His clinical expertise focuses on providing office-based general anesthesia for children, adults, and individuals with special healthcare needs undergoing oral-facial procedures.

Kieara (Kiki) Miller
Dental Assistant

Kiki has been making smiles brighter for eight years, seven of which have been by Dr. Bienstock’s side. Kiki is both a dental assistant AND an orthodontic assistant, which is a perfect fit at our kids’ dental and orthodontics office! Kiki is originally from California but made Arizona her home when she was 18 years old. Fun fact: Kiki is a lefty, but she does everything right-handed…which can likely be blamed on her position as a dental assistant! Kiki has a positive energy that our patients love, and a contagious smile that we love having on our team!