Meet Dr. Laskis
I was drawn to dentistry because it allows me to help people and get them out of pain. The compassion and human contact, when combined with the mental rigor, in many ways make family dentistry an ideal job. Many of my patients wind up being friends. I also love being able to make people feel better about their appearance.I practice conservative dentistry, meaning that I do not recommend unnecessary dental work or expensive procedures where a less expensive option is optimal. I will also refer patients out to an expert when I believe that the patient will obtain a better outcome. I will not do any work on a patient that I would not do on my own family.
I provide a wide array of services including general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign®, Zoom Teeth Whitening, custom sports mouthguards, pediatric/children’s dentistry, TMJ pain treatment, and implant restoration. I also employ recent technological improvements when they are proven to help the patients, including intraoral camera photography, digital xrays (which use 1/10 the amount of radiation), mercury-free dentistry and the removal of mercury fillings, and Oraqix, which is a needle-free anesthetic.
I’m originally from Ontario, Canada and studied neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Being passionate about dentistry, however, meant getting the best education possible. That meant NYU’s world renowned College of Dentistry.
I graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2006. At NYU, I also studied at the Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry.
While attending NYU, I treated many patients while working the university’s dental clinic, including many patients with complex medical histories. I received the Dr. Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award for providing superior performance in comprehensive oral care.
My class at NYU was the first class to have university based instruction on Invisalign, and beginning in 2009, I have also been an Invisalign Preferred Provider (including 2017). I also hold Basic and Advanced Life Support certifications, and I am a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and past member of the EcoDentistry Association.
Although I gained a great deal of experience from working at NYU’s dental clinic during school, upon graduation, I worked for two other dentists in Hoboken, NJ. The experience I gained from their mentoring and watching the evolution of their practices really influenced the way I approach providing the best care and addressing the real interests of my patients.
After the birth of my son, I founded my own private practice, Parkview Dental of Westfield, in 2011. At my practice, I utilized the latest technologies and proven techniques to provide cutting edge but conservative dental care for my patients. Although my practice grew rapidly, my parents, brother and sister all live in the Fountain Hills area, so with my second child on the way, it made sense to move here in 2013.
I have two children, Laz and Audrey. I also have a passion for hockey and was my varsity team’s goalie in university. Unfortunately for me, I love the Leafs.
Education and Accolades
- Undergraduate Degree in Neuroscience Dalhousie University, Canada, graduated 2002
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) New York University graduated 2006
- Dr. Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award for providing superior performance in comprehensive oral care
- NYU Dental Clinic treated many patients with complex medical histories
- Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry 2004 2006
- Invisalign trained and Preferred Provider 2009, 2017
- Opened private practice in New Jersey 2011
- Basic and advanced life support certifications
- Member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Past member, EcoDentistry Association