Dr. Richard Sousadentist
Dr. Richard Sousa brings a unique set of skills to dentistry. He is not only a highly skilled dentist but also a talented dental technologist. Dr. Sousa’s dual skills in dentistry and technology help him achieve unparalleled levels of clinical excellence to create the look you desire as well as the comfort, and function you deserve.
He began his career as a laboratory technologist. When he was twelve years old, he began working in his fathers’ dental lab after school. He continued in the laboratory industry throughout college and for several years afterward, developing his skills and reputation as a ceramist, laboratory manager, consultant, and lecturer. At the age of thirty, he made the decision to go to dental school.
Dr. Sousa graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1989 followed by a residency in Cranio Mandibular Disorders also at NYU.
A dedicated contributor to dental education, Dr. Sousa is an Attending Doctor at North Shore University Hospital‘s department of dentistry where he teaches and supervises resident doctors. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Master Dental Technologist Program at New York University.
He is a sought-after lecturer who teaches other dentists and technologists about the role of function in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He has lectured extensively and has regularly been invited to speak at The Greater New York Dental Meeting, one of the largest dental meetings in the world, as well as many local dental societies and study groups.
“I find that teaching others is not only rewarding but it also helps to keep my technical and analytical skills the cutting edge”
Dr Sousa has achieved the status of Fellow of the Northeastern Gnathological Society where is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Active Member of the Academy of Osseointegration which is the foremost organization dedicated to implant dentistry. He is a Sustaining Member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is currently perusing accreditation with The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition, he is a Master Dental Technologist and member of the American Society of Master Dental Technologists. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Melody Ahdootdentist
Dr. Melody Ahdoot practices general and comprehensive care dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics and is a very welcome addition to our practice.
Dr. Ahdoot graduated from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine with her DDS in 2005 followed by a residency at North Shore University Hospital. After completing her residency, she worked in the Faculty Practice at Columbia University as well as private practice.
Melody and her husband Dr. Gabriel Elihu who practices at North Shore University Hospital, live in Old Westbury with their sons who attend the Jericho schools. Please be sure to say hello and know that she is available to help with any dental needs you might have.