Dr. Raysa Perez first discovered her passion for dentistry fairly early in life, when she started a position as a dental assistant at the age of 17 in her home country, the Dominican Republic. That summer, her mother was involved in a serious car accident, and it affected her mother's confidence and self-esteem. As her mother underwent treatment, Dr. Perez was both a witness and participant in the magical transformation that returned the smile to her mother's face. It was during this time that she realized that dentistry was the profession she wanted to pursue. It was an extraordinary place where art and science converged to change lives.
In 2004 she completed the dental program and was honored to work side by side with the peers she had admired, in the office where her journey began.
Dr. Perez moved to the United States to begin a new journey; the passion to continue her career required resilience as she adapted to a new culture and language. She was determined to remain a dentist but knew she would need to earn accreditation all over again in her new home country. She began to work as a full-time employee in NY in NJ.
After an arduous period of studying, she passed the national board exams. She was subsequently accepted to Columbia University, where she completed her residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital.
In her personal time, Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an active member of her church community. She loves to spend time reading the Bible and is thankful that she can fulfill her calling to serve others through her professional role as a dentist.