At Dental Kidz, our staff's passion about children's oral health is matched only by its expertise. Request an appointment today to see the difference that our pediatric dental experts can make in your child's smile.
Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D. - Chief Practitioner
Dr. Lezli is the co-founder of Dental Kidz. She grew up in Westchester County, NY and is a dual citizen of the United States and Jamaica. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Spelman College in Atlanta and received her dental education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lezli completed her advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY where she was also a chief resident. During her studies at Bronx Lebanon Hospital she received extensive training treating children under sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Lezli received additional training at the Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in NY on addressing the unique needs of medically compromised and special needs patients.
Dr. Lezli is a member of the medical staff at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and is the oral healthcare advisor to the Newark Preschool Council, the largest Headstart program in the state of NJ. She is also a member of the New Jersey Pediatric Oral Health Coalition, is on the dental advisory board for United Healthcare of NJ, and is a board member of Wynona’s House, a non-profit organization that among many things provides comprehensive mental health and medical services for sexually and severely physically abused children that are residents of Essex County, NJ.
Dr. Lezli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is board certified. She has been selected by parents as one of NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs by NJ Family Magazine for the past four years. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Her special interests are the prevention of childhood obesity and increasing awareness of oral health and its impact on overall health. Dr. Lezli lives in Essex County with her husband Chris and their 5 lovely daughters.
Reem Hemantharaju, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Reem grew up in Kuwait and moved to the United States at the age of 11. She graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University New Brunswick. Dr. Reem received her dental education at New York University College of Dentistry and completed her advanced training in pediatric dentistry at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. During her residency, she received extensive training in treating children under general anesthesia and sedation, and also received extensive training in treating special needs and medically compromised children. Dr. Reem is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Reem lives with her husband in Somerset County, NJ.
Ann Layvey, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Ann grew up in Ghana and moved to United States at the age of 18. She graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Lehman College, CUNY. Dr. Ann earned her dental education at University of Pennsylvania and completed her General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. She received her advanced training in pediatric dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. During her residency, she received extensive training in treating children under general anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Ann also received extensive training in treating special needs and medically compromised children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr Ann's passion lies in improving pediatric oral health for all children through policy changes and education of pediatric dental residents. She resides in New York City with her family.
Bo Y. Yun, D.D.S., M.S. - Orthodontist
Dr. Yun grew up in Southern California. She received her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology. She earned her dental education as well as completed her advanced training in orthodontics at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Yun is trained in growth modification, dentofacial orthopedics and meeting the complex needs of individuals with craniofacial abnormalities and congenital disorders affecting the facial skeleton and teeth. She treats both children and adults. Dr. Yun is a member of the American Academy of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Orthodontists. This is a distinction that less than fifty percent of orthodontists achieve. Dr. Yun lives in Bergen County with her husband and two lovely daughters.