After a career in marketing and client services in Boston, Dr. Paires decided to pursue dentistry to escape the confines of a desk and help people in a more personal way. She subsequently graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, Dr. Paires participated in a number of outreach programs that included countries such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Paires ultimately completed her pediatric residency program and served as chief resident during her last year at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center of NY/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her training has given her extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including infants and patients who are medically compromised or developmentally disabled.
Her hobbies include traveling and enjoying good food.
Currently, Dr. Ela was chosen for a fellowship through the Columbia University- College of Dental Medicine. She is completing a part time masters program and will graduate with her MPH in August 2015. She serves as a part time attending at Mount Sinai Hospital where she works with the pediatric dental residents. She is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time she serves on the junior board of the Inner City Scholarship Fund, enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.