Elbert Kwak

Pediatric Dentist


Personal Biography

Dr. Kwak has been practicing dentistry since 2009. In his spare time, he enjoys trying new foods and coffees, playing basketball, traveling and, when he gets the opportunity, spearfishing with his wife, Jin, their daughter, Eliya, and their rescued pit bull, Brooklyn. He tries to enjoy rooting for the Orlando Magic and the Miami Dolphins, with an emphasis on “tries to enjoy.”

DDS

New York University College of Dentistry; New York, NY

Residency

AEGD, New York University Lutheran Medical Center; Honolulu, HI

Specialty Certificate

Pediatric Dentistry, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; Bronx, NY

Quotes

“I really stand by the saying, ‘treat the person as your family.’ I truly believe that dentistry is a service industry, and I try to serve the family I am working with to the best of my ability. I have a lot of experience in balancing the delicate dynamic of trying to create a positive experience while still providing care for your child’s oral and overall health. Watching your family grow huge, happy, healthy smiles over the years would be the greatest achievement of my life!”

Personal Favorites

Dr. Kwak’s favorite book is The Giving Tree, his favorite food is fried chicken, and his favorite vacation destination is Waimea Bay, Honolulu.

Professional Association

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Volunteer Experience

Give Kids A Smile, local dental outreach programs

Awards

“Best Eater Award” presented by his mom