Dr. Peña practices dentistry with compassion and works to connect with patients to reach their treatment goals. Dr. Peña knew she wanted to be a dentist from a young age and in high school applied to New York University College of Arts and Sciences’ combined 7-year BA/DDS program. After completing 3 years of undergraduate studies and graduating with honors, Dr. Peña was accepted into NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Peña is the recipient of Dental Dean’s Scholarship and the Hispanic Scholarship awarded to her during dental school. During her time in dental school Dr. Peña participated in multiple outreach events promoting oral healthcare for children. She was the president of the Oral Cancer Walk Committee and of Saturday Academy, a program geared toward helping high school minorities with college applications.
After graduating dental school, Dr. Peña was accepted into NYU Langone- Brooklyn general practice residency. Dr. Peña was asked to remain as Chief Resident for the following year and was able to complete more complex cases in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic, endodontic, prosthodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Peña’s primary goal in treating patients is to provide comfort and offer the best care and treatment possible. When Dr. Peña isn’t working, she enjoys traveling to the Dominican Republic to visit family, discovering new foods, and reading.