"Working in my uncle’s orthodontic office since I was 16 years old inspired my dream of becoming an orthodontist. My rewarding experience at his office motivated me to apply to a competitive BS/DDS seven-year program with Columbia University straight out of high school. I was offered a full scholarship and entrance into the Honors program. I feel blessed to be able to use my education and artistic skills to provide aesthetic and functional smiles for my patients. It is truly an honor to be able to create beautiful smiles and make a difference in my patients’ lives. My passion for orthodontics stems from the confidence my patients gain and seeing their eyes light up as their smile transforms. It is exciting to watch children mature into adolescence with amazing smiles. Sharing in the lives of my patients is what makes Orthodontics so rewarding. It is my goal to provide personalized, excellent orthodontic care in a warm and fun environment."
Dr. Lyudmila Leah Normatova graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University. She then earned her DDS at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors. Dr.Normatova completed a one-year residency in general dentistry at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn where she was trained in all aspects of dentistry including root canal therapy, implants, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Normatova then continued her education with a three-year residency in Orthodontics, and received her Certificate of Orthodontics at Rutgers in 2015.She is a Board Certified orthodontist. Dr. Normatova is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, New York Dental Association, and the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Leah and her husband, Mark, have two children, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Stella. Mark is a Gastroenterologist training in New Jersey.When she is not in the office, Dr. Leah enjoys swimming and spending time with her family. Her hobbies are centered on music whether it is playing piano, singing or dancing.