Born in New York City, Dr. Heck spent most of her childhood dancing. She also developed a love and appreciation of the wide array of cultures and communities in the city.
After taking a year off before college to teach English in Ethiopia, Dr. Heck attended Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated with a B.A. in International Studies and Chinese.
However, after realizing that she did not want to make a career out of any of her endeavors thus far, Dr. Heck made a 180° and dove into a post-baccalaureate program at NYU. She then attended Harvard University where she received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry with honors.
Roy Berenholtz, M.D.
If you have an anxious or special needs child who requires sedation dentistry to help calm his or her nerves during their treatment, Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics is pleased to offer the services of Dr. Roy Berenholtz. One of New York City’s leading pediatric anesthesiologists, Dr. Berenholtz leads the Pediatric Anesthesia Department of Sedation Specialists of New York.
Following service in the Israeli Defense Forces, Dr. Berenholtz earned his medical degree and then completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Berenholtz subsequently completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of our nation’s leading Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship programs.
Dr. Berenholtz is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as the Moreano International Medical Missions.
Noam Kurtis, M.D.
For our adult patients who may suffer from dental anxiety, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry provided by acclaimed anesthesiologist, Dr. Noam Kurtis.
A graduate of the world-renowned Sackler School of Medicine, Dr. Kurtis completed his residency in Anesthesiology at New York Medical College. Dr. Kurtis subsequently attended a Fellowship in Pain Management at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kurtis is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kurtis’ anesthesia career has brought university-level anesthesia care to the accredited operating rooms of private doctors and surgeons. Dr. Kurtis is the founder of Sedation Specialists of New York (SSNY), regarded as New York’s premier anesthesia group catering to private surgical offices and centers.