Dr. Naomi Hillel
Dr. Naomi Hillel completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia College and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to complete her degree in Dental Medicine.
She then completed a one year internship in oral surgery at Rambam Hospital in Israel and, years later, a residency in pediatric dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is presently on the teaching staff at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. During her time at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Hillel studied under Dr. Barry Raphael, an integrative orthodontist who introduced the concept of achieving ideal facial growth through proper use of the oral and facial musculature. The idea that nursing, breathing, swallowing and chewing all have critical roles in facial and airway development as well as sleep so intrigued Dr. Hillel that she went on to complete many courses that utilize various appliances and therapies to help establish good jaw relationships and favorable growth patterns on even the youngest of patients.
Dr. Hillel utilizes many different treatment modalities in order to achieve this goal such as the ALF, AGGA and bioblock appliances. She has studied these treatment modalities extensively with Drs. James Bronson, Steve Gallela, Simon Wong and Karen O’Rourke. She has also completed extensive coursework in orthodontics and clear aligners. With a kind and gentle manner, Dr. Hillel focuses each examination not only on a child’s teeth but also on oral function, sleep quality and facial and airway growth.