Dr. Michael Weisberg - Continuing a Legacy of Service
Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist at Smile Builders in Monsey, NY

Dr. Michael Weisberg, founder of Smile Builders is a board-certified orthodontist and certified pediatric dentist who offers more than his impressive credentials.   Aside from being one of the most trained specialists in his field, Dr. Weisberg’s sincere compassion and gentle nature shines through.  Kids are naturally drawn to him, and teenagers love his jokes.  He connects with them on their level as a friend.  There’s a peace of mind knowing that the same eyes and hands that cared for your baby’s teeth are now looking out for your teenager’s oral health.

Dr. Lauren Cox
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lauren Cox is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist that takes her time to make sure every child is comfortable and leaves with a smile. Her smile and soft demeanor help children to relax and trust that she is there to help them. Dr. Cox attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduating Dr. Cox attended Montefiore Medical Center for her Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Shirley Lodziato
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Shirley Lodziato’s gentle and compassionate tone creates a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for her patients. Dr. Lodziato earned her Dental degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Continuing her education, she attended Hackensack University Medical Center completing a Residency in general practice. She then chose to attend Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she completed a residency in the Pediatric Dentistry Fellowship.

Dr. Talya Stone
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Talya Stone is committed to developing warm trusting relationships with her young patients and their parents. Her calming demeanor and patience is coupled with her goal to provide the highest quality of care. Dr. Stone earned her dental degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and went on to complete her training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where she completed her pediatric dental residency. We are proud to have her as a member of the Smile Builders team.

Dr. Rachel Gold
General Dentist

Dr. Rachel Gold is a caring dentist who takes pride in providing quality dental care while striving to create a calm and relaxed environment. She graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gold understands that warmth, respect, and compassion that is necessary so all patients feel comfortable. As our general dentist she can treat patients of all ages and we welcome our parents to come and enjoy the Smile Builders experience.

Razie Klahr
Dental Hygienist

Razie Klahr is not just a dental hygienist, she is a patient-provider who takes the time to educate children in proper brushing and flossing techniques as well as healthy eating habits here at Smile Builders.  She uses adorable kid-friendly props such as Happy Snappy, an alligator with real teeth to brush, and our fun hands-on magnet game that allows kids to see which foods stick to teeth and which won’t. Razie makes learning about dental hygiene fun!

Our Staff
A Shared Commitment to Oral Health

Enthusiastic, fun, friendly, warm: it’s what our patients say about the staff at Smile Builders, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. 

From their specialized training to their sincere compassion, our staff works diligently to uphold our commitment to excellent oral health. Every member of our team is devoted to creating a caring and compassionate environment for you and your child. 

  • Judith Fleischer: Office Manager
  • Alissa Posner: Treatment Coordinator/Front Desk Associate
  • Evelyn Hodges: Orthodontic Assistant
  • Miriam Bornstein: Dental and Orthodontic Assistant
  • Esther Grossman: Orthodontic Assistant
  • Darleen Bressler: Hygienist/Dental Assistant

Our staff members understand the importance of delivering a service that benefits the overall health and welfare of our patients. Equally important is the way their personalities shine, making your dental health experience personable and comfortable. 

While our assistants offer support and help for the doctors, their primary job is to make your child feel like the most important person in our office, because they are! Our staff is composed of devoted caregivers who do everything they can to make your child’s visit a comfortable, enjoyable experience. Whether it’s playing a game, sharing a story, or cracking jokes, our assistants make your child feel at home and at ease.

From your very first call, the office staff at Smile Builders makes quality dental treatment a simple, smooth, and hassle-free experience. They’re here to help with insurance questions, explain treatment costs, and everything else to ensure you receive the care you deserve. Building relationships and trust starts before you reach our office, thanks to our wonderful staff.

Our Team is What Makes Smile Builders Your Premier Dental Practice