White Plains Hospital Opens First Dental Practice
White Plains, N.Y. (February 8, 2024) – White Plains Hospital celebrated the opening of White Plains Hospital Dental Care, its first dentistry practice and the latest addition to its expanding line of services, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 23. The dental practice, led by long-time White Plains community dentist and Director of Dental Services at White Plains Hospital Dr. Joseph Leanza, DDS, is located at 79 East Post Road in White Plains, in the same location as the Hospital’s Family Health Center and St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center.
Dr. Leanza was previously the owner of White Plains Dental at 1 East Post Road in White Plains, which he founded in 1993, and has been practicing dentistry since 1984. He has served as Section Chief of White Plains Hospital’s Department of Dentistry since 2010, helping to provide emergency dental treatments to patients in the Hospital. Dr. Leanza and his team began as part of White Plains Hospital at the end of 2023.
“My team and I have been part of this community for many years, providing high-quality affordable dental care to our patients,” said Dr. Leanza. “We are so pleased to formally launch White Plains Hospital Dental Care, where we will continue to serve those who need it the most in a beautiful new office and with the full support of White Plains Hospital.”
“White Plains Hospital Dental Care is a perfect complement to the internal medicine and behavioral health services already offered at that location. Dental health, while critical on its own, also plays an important role in general health – so going to the dentist is a great preventative health measure. In addition, having these services under one roof allows us to enhance access to care and help manage referrals for patients and families who need it most,” said Susan Fox, President & CEO of White Plains Hospital.
The addition of White Plains Hospital Dental Care was made possible through a Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program III grant from the New York State Department of Health.
Ms. Fox and Dr. Leanza were joined at the January 23 ribbon-cutting by White Plains Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Palumbo; Vice President, Organizational Performance Karen Banoff; Jill Schulmann, Assistant Vice President; Bernadette Kingham-Bez, Executive Director, St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester; Sari Maenza, FNP, Family Health Center; Larry Smith, Immediate Past Chair of White Plains Hospital’s Board of Directors; and Dr. Leanza’s staff and family, including his mother Angela.
To make an appointment at White Plains Hospital Dental Care, call 914-849-3488.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Hawthorne, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers, Yonkers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2023, White Plains Hospital received another 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency for the second consecutive year. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2023 was awarded an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 10th consecutive time.