Dr. Vanesza Robles Salas
Dr. Robles grew up working in her father’s dental family practice, which instilled in her a passion to help others and drove her to pursue her own career as a dentist. She completed her degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus after obtaining a Masters of Public Health at the same institution. Following her DMD, Dr. Robles completed a one year General Practice Residency at Rutgers and a Chief Residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She came to Stony Brook in 2014 to join the Post-Doctoral Program in Periodontics and quickly soared to the top of her class. There, Dr. Robles worked on dozens of comprehensive treatment plans and hundreds of surgical procedures for 3 years. During these years she received advanced training in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical periodontics; periodontal plastic surgery, guided tissue/guided bone regeneration, implantology, sinus augmentation, and laser dentistry. She is certified in the LANAP laser protocol.
After completing her specialty training she successfully obtained her board certification with the American Academy of Periodontology. Becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology is the highest level of achievement in the specialty of periodontology, beyond the mandatory educational requirements.
As a periodontist, Dr. Robles believes in the value of comprehensive periodontal care and in working with an interdisciplinary team to provide the best treatment alternatives for her patients.
Dr. Robles is fluent in English and Spanish. She also participates with Suffolk Country Dental Society’s Board of Directors and New Dentist Committee. Dr. Robles lives in Mount Sinai with her husband and puppy Chewy. On her free time she enjoys the going to the beach and exploring outdoor trails.